Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +14
Contract jobs citing .NET 417 289 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.46% 10.17% 8.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.52% 28.56% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 217 242
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £253
90th Percentile £475 £488 £499
North West median daily rate £375 £374 £350
% change year-on-year +0.16% +6.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £41.00
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £41.88 £40.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% +3.40% -4.71%

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,208 1,012 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.98% 35.61% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 685 778
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £281
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 10
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £12.26 £17.83 £14.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.53 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Manchester

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Manchester

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Manchester

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Manchester

.NET
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +10 12 £375 +9.09% 16
Altrincham +2 7 £408 +5.16% 22
Bolton +2 7 £400 +60.00% 12
Sale - 6 £405 - 3
Bury +2 5 £375 - 12
Salford -3 2 - - 8
Cheadle - 2 £348 - 3
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for .NET.

1 293 (70.26%) C#
2 173 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (37.65%) SQL
4 146 (35.01%) MVC
5 135 (32.37%) SQL Server
6 120 (28.78%) JavaScript
7 110 (26.38%) ASP.NET
8 92 (22.06%) Microsoft
9 89 (21.34%) AngularJS
10 85 (20.38%) HTML
11 79 (18.94%) CSS
12 71 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 68 (16.31%) .NET Framework
14 67 (16.07%) TDD
15 61 (14.63%) VB.NET
16 57 (13.67%) E-Commerce
17 56 (13.43%) WinForms
17 56 (13.43%) JIRA
18 55 (13.19%) Web Services
19 53 (12.71%) React
20 49 (11.75%) ASP.NET Web API
21 45 (10.79%) Git (software)
22 44 (10.55%) WPF
23 43 (10.31%) DevOps
24 42 (10.07%) WCF
25 41 (9.83%) Java
25 41 (9.83%) Test Automation
26 40 (9.59%) Degree
26 40 (9.59%) Scrum
27 37 (8.87%) BDD

.NET
Co-occurring 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 24 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.36%) CMS
3 7 (1.68%) Drupal
3 7 (1.68%) IIS
4 4 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.72%) Confluence
5 3 (0.72%) JBoss
5 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.48%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 71 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.44%) Boomi
5 6 (1.44%) GitHub
6 4 (0.96%) IaaS
6 4 (0.96%) Office 365
6 4 (0.96%) SaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.72%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Serverless
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.48%) npm
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.16%) Internet
2 6 (1.44%) SMS
3 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.96%) DNS
4 4 (0.96%) FTP
4 4 (0.96%) HTTP
5 3 (0.72%) DHCP
5 3 (0.72%) Firewall
5 3 (0.72%) IPsec
6 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) Multicast
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
6 1 (0.24%) VLAN
6 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (32.37%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.87%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (4.56%) MySQL
5 15 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.88%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.20%) Riak
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.96%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.48%) Big Data
12 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (13.43%) JIRA
2 45 (10.79%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 29 (6.95%) Selenium
4 28 (6.71%) Jenkins
5 27 (6.47%) AccuRev
6 18 (4.32%) TeamCity
6 18 (4.32%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.92%) JMeter
8 8 (1.92%) NUnit
8 8 (1.92%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.68%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.20%) gulp
10 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.96%) eggPlant
11 4 (0.96%) Grunt
11 4 (0.96%) Mockito
12 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (3.84%) Legal
2 15 (3.60%) Banking
2 15 (3.60%) Law
3 14 (3.36%) Finance
3 14 (3.36%) Games
4 11 (2.64%) Back Office
5 8 (1.92%) Billing
5 8 (1.92%) Retail
6 5 (1.20%) Automotive
7 4 (0.96%) Marketing
8 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 324 (77.70%) Developer
2 210 (50.36%) .NET Developer
3 105 (25.18%) C# Developer
4 76 (18.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (10.07%) Full Stack Developer
6 41 (9.83%) Software Developer
7 34 (8.15%) SQL Developer
8 22 (5.28%) VB.NET Developer
9 21 (5.04%) React Developer
10 19 (4.56%) Angular Developer
11 18 (4.32%) .NET Software Developer
11 18 (4.32%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (3.84%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.84%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 16 (3.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 14 (3.36%) Development Manager
15 13 (3.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 11 (2.64%) Consultant
16 11 (2.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (26.38%) ASP.NET
2 89 (21.34%) AngularJS
3 85 (20.38%) HTML
4 79 (18.94%) CSS
5 68 (16.31%) .NET Framework
6 56 (13.43%) WinForms
7 55 (13.19%) Web Services
8 53 (12.71%) React
9 49 (11.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 44 (10.55%) WPF
11 42 (10.07%) WCF
12 34 (8.15%) Entity Framework
12 34 (8.15%) jQuery
12 34 (8.15%) RESTful
13 32 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (7.43%) .NET Core
15 30 (7.19%) Node.js
16 27 (6.47%) XML
17 22 (5.28%) HTML5
17 22 (5.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.91%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.68%) Online Gambling
6 6 (1.44%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.44%) Online Games
7 5 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.20%) User Experience
8 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.72%) Fintech
9 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.48%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.24%) Windows
2 12 (2.88%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.64%) Linux
4 8 (1.92%) Android
5 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.96%) CentOS
7 2 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (35.01%) MVC
3 67 (16.07%) TDD
4 57 (13.67%) E-Commerce
5 43 (10.31%) DevOps
6 41 (9.83%) Test Automation
7 40 (9.59%) Scrum
8 37 (8.87%) BDD
9 30 (7.19%) Unit Testing
10 29 (6.95%) Software Engineering
11 28 (6.71%) CRM
12 26 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.00%) Front End Development
13 25 (6.00%) Web Development
14 24 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (5.04%) Mentoring
16 19 (4.56%) SOLID
17 18 (4.32%) SDLC
17 18 (4.32%) Web Application Development
18 17 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 293 (70.26%) C#
2 157 (37.65%) SQL
3 120 (28.78%) JavaScript
4 61 (14.63%) VB.NET
5 41 (9.83%) Java
6 20 (4.80%) VB
7 19 (4.56%) T-SQL
8 14 (3.36%) PHP
9 11 (2.64%) Erlang
9 11 (2.64%) Python
10 9 (2.16%) Perl
10 9 (2.16%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.92%) VB6
12 5 (1.20%) C
12 5 (1.20%) C++
12 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.72%) Delphi
13 3 (0.72%) ES6
13 3 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (9.59%) Degree
2 10 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.24%) ISEB
5 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.24%) MCTS
5 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.56%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (4.08%) Docker
2 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) vSphere
3 2 (0.48%) Xen
3 2 (0.48%) XenServer
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.68%) Puppet
2 3 (0.72%) Ansible
2 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.72%) Salt
2 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.04%) Oracle
3 9 (2.16%) Google
4 6 (1.44%) Dell
4 6 (1.44%) Informatica
4 6 (1.44%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.96%) Splunk
7 3 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.72%) webMethods
7 3 (0.72%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.48%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.48%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.48%) SmartCo
8 2 (0.48%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Progress
9 1 (0.24%) SAP
9 1 (0.24%) VMware