Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +8
Contract jobs citing .NET 451 331 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.08% 11.36% 9.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 36.97% 30.48% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 243 243
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £504 £498 £485
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

.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 1,220 1,086 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.08% 37.26% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 756 776
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £285
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 7
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +81.25% -49.21%
10th Percentile £11.88 £17.45 £14.80
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.60 £44.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +3.17%

.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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +11 14 £375 - 12
Altrincham +2 9 £415 +7.10% 16
Bolton -1 7 £400 +60.00% 8
Sale -1 5 £405 - 3
Bury - 5 £375 - 7
Cheadle - 2 £348 - 2
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 314 (69.62%) C#
2 191 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (36.36%) SQL
4 145 (32.15%) MVC
5 131 (29.05%) SQL Server
6 117 (25.94%) ASP.NET
7 114 (25.28%) JavaScript
8 99 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 97 (21.51%) HTML
9 97 (21.51%) CSS
10 92 (20.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 77 (17.07%) AngularJS
12 71 (15.74%) Web Services
12 71 (15.74%) TDD
13 62 (13.75%) .NET Framework
13 62 (13.75%) Test Automation
14 60 (13.30%) React
15 59 (13.08%) DevOps
16 57 (12.64%) VB.NET
17 54 (11.97%) Java
18 53 (11.75%) JIRA
18 53 (11.75%) WinForms
19 52 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API
19 52 (11.53%) jQuery
20 51 (11.31%) Git (software)
20 51 (11.31%) E-Commerce
21 49 (10.86%) RESTful
22 47 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
23 43 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
23 43 (9.53%) WCF

.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 25 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.21%) IIS
3 14 (3.10%) CMS
4 12 (2.66%) Apache
5 10 (2.22%) Jetty
5 10 (2.22%) Mongrel
5 10 (2.22%) nginx
5 10 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.77%) Drupal
7 4 (0.89%) Confluence
7 4 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.67%) JBoss
9 2 (0.44%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (7.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 92 (20.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.43%) GitHub
4 16 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.22%) Google App Engine
9 7 (1.55%) Boomi
10 6 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.11%) PaaS
11 5 (1.11%) Serverless
12 4 (0.89%) Office 365
13 3 (0.67%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.67%) IaaS
13 3 (0.67%) SaaS
14 2 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.55%) DNS
2 16 (3.55%) FTP
2 16 (3.55%) HTTP
3 15 (3.33%) DHCP
3 15 (3.33%) IPsec
4 11 (2.44%) SSL
5 10 (2.22%) Internet
5 10 (2.22%) SMS
6 2 (0.44%) Firewall
7 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.22%) LAN
7 1 (0.22%) Multicast
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (29.05%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.43%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.66%) MySQL
3 21 (4.66%) SQL Server 2000
4 18 (3.99%) RavenDB
5 9 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.55%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.33%) Power BI
7 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.44%) Riak
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (11.75%) JIRA
2 51 (11.31%) Git (software)
3 41 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 32 (7.10%) Selenium
5 29 (6.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (6.21%) Visual Studio
7 27 (5.99%) AccuRev
8 21 (4.66%) TeamCity
9 15 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.66%) JMeter
11 11 (2.44%) Travis CI
11 11 (2.44%) WebDriver
12 10 (2.22%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.11%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.89%) git-flow
14 4 (0.89%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.67%) JUnit
15 3 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 20 (4.43%) Finance
1 20 (4.43%) Law
2 19 (4.21%) Legal
3 16 (3.55%) Retail
4 15 (3.33%) Banking
4 15 (3.33%) Games
5 12 (2.66%) Billing
6 9 (2.00%) Back Office
7 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.11%) Automotive
8 5 (1.11%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 339 (75.17%) Developer
2 210 (46.56%) .NET Developer
3 106 (23.50%) C# Developer
4 76 (16.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (11.53%) Full Stack Developer
6 39 (8.65%) Software Developer
7 32 (7.10%) SQL Developer
8 29 (6.43%) VB.NET Developer
9 28 (6.21%) React Developer
10 23 (5.10%) C# Software Developer
10 23 (5.10%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 21 (4.66%) ASP.NET Developer
12 20 (4.43%) Consultant
13 19 (4.21%) .NET Software Developer
13 19 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (3.10%) CRM Developer
16 14 (3.10%) Senior Developer
17 13 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (25.94%) ASP.NET
2 97 (21.51%) CSS
2 97 (21.51%) HTML
3 77 (17.07%) AngularJS
4 71 (15.74%) Web Services
5 62 (13.75%) .NET Framework
6 60 (13.30%) React
7 53 (11.75%) WinForms
8 52 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 52 (11.53%) jQuery
9 49 (10.86%) RESTful
10 43 (9.53%) WCF
11 41 (9.09%) HTML5
12 38 (8.43%) WPF
13 33 (7.32%) XML
14 32 (7.10%) CSS3
15 30 (6.65%) SOAP
16 28 (6.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 26 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (5.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.88%) Semantic Web
4 11 (2.44%) NHS
5 10 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.55%) Online Gambling
7 6 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.33%) Online Games
8 5 (1.11%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.89%) RIA
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.44%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.21%) Windows
2 25 (5.54%) Linux
3 13 (2.88%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.55%) CentOS
5 5 (1.11%) Android
6 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (32.15%) MVC
3 71 (15.74%) TDD
4 62 (13.75%) Test Automation
5 59 (13.08%) DevOps
6 51 (11.31%) E-Commerce
7 43 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (9.31%) Unit Testing
9 41 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (7.98%) Computer Science
10 36 (7.98%) CRM
11 35 (7.76%) BDD
12 32 (7.10%) Front End Development
13 30 (6.65%) Scrum
13 30 (6.65%) Software Engineering
14 25 (5.54%) Web Development
15 21 (4.66%) SOLID
16 20 (4.43%) SDLC
17 19 (4.21%) SOA
18 17 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 314 (69.62%) C#
2 164 (36.36%) SQL
3 114 (25.28%) JavaScript
4 57 (12.64%) VB.NET
5 54 (11.97%) Java
6 20 (4.43%) PHP
7 14 (3.10%) Perl
7 14 (3.10%) Python
8 13 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.88%) VB
9 9 (2.00%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.77%) ES6
11 6 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.33%) R
11 6 (1.33%) VB6
12 5 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.89%) C++
13 4 (0.89%) Erlang
14 3 (0.67%) Delphi
15 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (8.87%) Degree
2 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) MCTS
6 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.21%) QA
2 8 (1.77%) WAI
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (4.66%) Docker
2 12 (2.66%) Xen
3 11 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.77%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.44%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) XenServer
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (3.99%) Puppet
2 11 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.55%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.11%) Ansible
4 5 (1.11%) Salt
4 5 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 99 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.54%) Oracle
3 23 (5.10%) Google
4 11 (2.44%) VMware
5 7 (1.55%) Dell
5 7 (1.55%) Informatica
5 7 (1.55%) MuleSoft
5 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.89%) Splunk
7 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.67%) Telerik
8 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.44%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.44%) iManage
8 2 (0.44%) SAP
8 2 (0.44%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.22%) Intapp
9 1 (0.22%) SmartCo
9 1 (0.22%) Tableau
9 1 (0.22%) UiPath