Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 12 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 332 284 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.76% 8.95% 8.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.29% 27.31% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 219 236
Manchester median daily rate £370 £355 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +7.49% +1.62%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £265
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.84% -
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +8.11% -2.70%

.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 1,061 1,040 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.60% 32.78% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 716 625
Manchester median daily rate £388 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.16% +12.31%
10th Percentile £293 £288 £269
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 33
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £22.76 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% -27.74% +8.39%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.88 £11.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £39.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £38.50 £33.82
% change year-on-year -0.97% +13.84% +12.73%

.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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +1 11 £363 +11.11% 10
Bolton -7 8 £250 -31.03% 15
Altrincham -1 6 £381 +17.31% 13
Sale - 6 - - 1
Salford +6 4 £250 -31.03% 9
Oldham -1 1 £275 - 3
Wigan -3 1 £313 -1.96% 5
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 250 (75.30%) C#
2 173 (52.11%) SQL Server
3 145 (43.67%) MVC
4 143 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (40.96%) ASP.NET
6 130 (39.16%) JavaScript
7 112 (33.73%) SQL
8 99 (29.82%) CSS
9 93 (28.01%) AngularJS
10 86 (25.90%) HTML
11 80 (24.10%) Microsoft
12 72 (21.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 64 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (18.67%) WPF
15 59 (17.77%) .NET Framework
16 57 (17.17%) TDD
17 51 (15.36%) jQuery
18 50 (15.06%) WinForms
18 50 (15.06%) Web Services
19 48 (14.46%) HTML5
20 41 (12.35%) CSS3
21 40 (12.05%) Visual Studio
22 39 (11.75%) Greenfield Project
23 38 (11.45%) WCF
24 35 (10.54%) E-Commerce
24 35 (10.54%) Finance
25 32 (9.64%) Web Development
25 32 (9.64%) JIRA
26 31 (9.34%) Test Automation
27 30 (9.04%) Scrum

.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 23 (6.93%) CMS
2 16 (4.82%) Umbraco
3 14 (4.22%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.31%) IIS
5 5 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.51%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.20%) Drupal
6 4 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.90%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Apache
8 1 (0.30%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (6.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.20%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.01%) PaaS
4 8 (2.41%) GitHub
5 6 (1.81%) iPaaS
6 4 (1.20%) Boomi
6 4 (1.20%) IaaS
7 3 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.90%) SaaS
7 3 (0.90%) Serverless
8 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) AdWords
9 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) Intranet
1 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.90%) Firewall
2 3 (0.90%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.60%) DNS
3 2 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) CTI
4 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (52.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.83%) NoSQL
3 22 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (5.42%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (4.52%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.81%) CouchDB
7 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.51%) MySQL
8 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (12.05%) Visual Studio
2 32 (9.64%) JIRA
3 21 (6.33%) AccuRev
4 14 (4.22%) gulp
4 14 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.61%) Selenium
6 10 (3.01%) Grunt
7 8 (2.41%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.41%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.11%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.11%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.20%) NUnit
10 4 (1.20%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.20%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.90%) MorphX
11 3 (0.90%) MSI
11 3 (0.90%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (10.54%) Finance
2 16 (4.82%) Back Office
3 13 (3.92%) Legal
4 12 (3.61%) Law
5 9 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.41%) Billing
6 8 (2.41%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.41%) Marketing
7 5 (1.51%) Advertising
8 4 (1.20%) Retail
8 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.90%) Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Electronics
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 243 (73.19%) Developer
2 105 (31.63%) .NET Developer
3 78 (23.49%) C# Developer
4 58 (17.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 25 (7.53%) Angular Developer
7 24 (7.23%) Software Developer
8 20 (6.02%) Architect
8 20 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (5.72%) SQL Developer
10 18 (5.42%) CRM Developer
10 18 (5.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 17 (5.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (5.12%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (5.12%) Sitecore Developer
11 17 (5.12%) Web Developer
12 15 (4.52%) Analyst
13 14 (4.22%) Desktop Support
14 13 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (40.96%) ASP.NET
2 99 (29.82%) CSS
3 93 (28.01%) AngularJS
4 86 (25.90%) HTML
5 72 (21.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 64 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 62 (18.67%) WPF
8 59 (17.77%) .NET Framework
9 51 (15.36%) jQuery
10 50 (15.06%) Web Services
10 50 (15.06%) WinForms
11 48 (14.46%) HTML5
12 41 (12.35%) CSS3
13 38 (11.45%) WCF
14 28 (8.43%) React
15 25 (7.53%) REST
16 24 (7.23%) XML
17 21 (6.33%) Entity Framework
18 17 (5.12%) .NET Core
19 16 (4.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.75%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.31%) User Experience
5 7 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.20%) Fintech
7 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.60%) NHS
8 2 (0.60%) Replication
9 1 (0.30%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.30%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.30%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.04%) Windows
2 9 (2.71%) Windows Server
2 9 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (1.51%) Linux
3 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.20%) Android
4 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.90%) Unix
5 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Solaris
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (43.67%) MVC
2 143 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (17.17%) TDD
4 35 (10.54%) E-Commerce
5 32 (9.64%) Web Development
6 31 (9.34%) Test Automation
7 30 (9.04%) Scrum
8 26 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (7.83%) Unit Testing
9 24 (7.23%) CRM
9 24 (7.23%) Software Engineering
10 23 (6.93%) DevOps
11 19 (5.72%) Front End Development
12 17 (5.12%) BDD
13 14 (4.22%) Mentoring
13 14 (4.22%) Refactoring
13 14 (4.22%) Waterfall
14 13 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (3.92%) Migration
14 13 (3.92%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 250 (75.30%) C#
2 130 (39.16%) JavaScript
3 112 (33.73%) SQL
4 22 (6.63%) TypeScript
5 18 (5.42%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.22%) Python
8 12 (3.61%) Java
9 11 (3.31%) PHP
10 8 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.41%) VB
10 8 (2.41%) XPath
11 7 (2.11%) C++
11 7 (2.11%) Go
11 7 (2.11%) Perl
12 4 (1.20%) C
12 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.90%) X++
13 3 (0.90%) XAML
14 2 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (8.73%) Degree
2 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.22%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.61%) Docker
2 8 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) Rancher
2 3 (0.90%) Ansible
2 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.60%) Mesos
4 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.30%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 80 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.63%) Sitecore
3 9 (2.71%) Oracle
3 9 (2.71%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.11%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.20%) Capita
5 4 (1.20%) Google
5 4 (1.20%) HP
5 4 (1.20%) Informatica
5 4 (1.20%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.20%) SAP
5 4 (1.20%) SnapLogic
6 3 (0.90%) Citrix
6 3 (0.90%) Nintex
6 3 (0.90%) VMware
7 2 (0.60%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco
7 2 (0.60%) LexisNexis
7 2 (0.60%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.60%) TIBCO