The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
North West / Manchester
Rank 65 85 76
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 27 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.06% 1.06% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% 3.78% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 10
Median daily rate £350 £358 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +7.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £306 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 473 502 392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 36.08% 27.97% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 328 246
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Framework in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Manchester

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -6 1 £325 -12.16%
Altrincham - 1 £350 - 2
.NET Framework
North West

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (73.33%) C#
3 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (60.00%) MVC
5 24 (53.33%) Entity Framework
6 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
7 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET
8 18 (40.00%) HTML
9 17 (37.78%) SQL
10 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (31.11%) CSS
12 10 (22.22%) XML
12 10 (22.22%) CMS
12 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
13 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
13 9 (20.00%) Umbraco
13 9 (20.00%) Web Development
14 8 (17.78%) Scrum
14 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (15.56%) SDLC
15 7 (15.56%) jQuery
15 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
15 7 (15.56%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (15.56%) Sitecore
15 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
16 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (13.33%) JIRA
16 6 (13.33%) WCF
16 6 (13.33%) WinForms

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (22.22%) CMS
2 9 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 7 (15.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (6.67%) EPiServer
4 3 (6.67%) Kentico
5 2 (4.44%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) Drupal
6 1 (2.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (6.67%) Couchbase
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) AccuRev
3 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.44%) Back Office
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Developer
2 21 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 20 (44.44%) C# Developer
4 17 (37.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (13.33%) HTML Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.44%) ASP Developer
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (53.33%) Entity Framework
3 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 18 (40.00%) HTML
5 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (31.11%) CSS
7 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
7 10 (22.22%) XML
8 7 (15.56%) jQuery
9 6 (13.33%) WCF
9 6 (13.33%) WinForms
10 5 (11.11%) WPF
11 4 (8.89%) React
11 4 (8.89%) REST
12 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (6.67%) HTML5
12 3 (6.67%) React Native
12 3 (6.67%) Spring
13 2 (4.44%) NHibernate
13 2 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) MVC
3 9 (20.00%) Web Development
4 8 (17.78%) Scrum
5 7 (15.56%) SDLC
5 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) BDD
8 3 (6.67%) Content Management
8 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) TDD
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.44%) High Availability
9 2 (4.44%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (4.44%) OO
9 2 (4.44%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) C#
2 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 17 (37.78%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) TypeScript
5 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Sitecore
2 5 (11.11%) Xamarin
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.22%) Kofax
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Wonderware