Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 8 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 439 349 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.20% 12.17% 10.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.17% 32.77% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 262 239
Manchester median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £282
90th Percentile £525 £488 £490
North West median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £31.13 - £35.00
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.55% +17.65% +21.43%

.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 1,041 1,065 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.03% 37.13% 35.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 727 680
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +4.73%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £550 £538 £519
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Manchester median hourly rate £24.75 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -47.50% +37.93%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.83 £18.80
90th Percentile £41.75 £41.40 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.40% -6.25% +14.29%

.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 26 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 March 2019. 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 +6 11 £375 +3.45% 7
Altrincham +3 6 £375 - 6
Bolton -1 5 £400 +82.86% 1
Rochdale - 4 £358 - 4
Sale 0 3 £438 - 3
Salford 0 3 - - 9
Wigan +2 2 £340 +0.74% 7
Bury - 2 - - 3
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 341 (77.68%) C#
2 162 (36.90%) SQL
3 160 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (33.94%) SQL Server
5 146 (33.26%) MVC
6 126 (28.70%) JavaScript
7 109 (24.83%) ASP.NET
8 108 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 107 (24.37%) Microsoft
10 99 (22.55%) CSS
10 99 (22.55%) HTML
11 73 (16.63%) Web Services
12 65 (14.81%) .NET Framework
13 64 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 64 (14.58%) AngularJS
14 60 (13.67%) Test Automation
15 59 (13.44%) VB.NET
16 58 (13.21%) DevOps
17 54 (12.30%) jQuery
18 53 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
19 51 (11.62%) CRM
20 47 (10.71%) WCF
21 46 (10.48%) WinForms
21 46 (10.48%) E-Commerce
21 46 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
21 46 (10.48%) Git (software)
22 45 (10.25%) Dynamics CRM
23 44 (10.02%) React
24 43 (9.79%) Web Development
24 43 (9.79%) TDD

.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 22 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.10%) IIS
3 12 (2.73%) Apache
3 12 (2.73%) CMS
3 12 (2.73%) Umbraco
4 10 (2.28%) Jetty
4 10 (2.28%) Mongrel
4 10 (2.28%) nginx
4 10 (2.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.28%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.59%) Drupal
7 6 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.14%) Confluence
9 3 (0.68%) Kentico
10 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.46%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 45 (10.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 108 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.78%) Dynamics 365
3 21 (4.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (4.33%) Serverless
5 18 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (3.42%) GitHub
8 14 (3.19%) Azure Functions
9 13 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (2.28%) Google App Engine
12 7 (1.59%) PaaS
13 5 (1.14%) Boomi
14 4 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.68%) AWS OpsWorks
15 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.46%) Office 365
16 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.33%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.10%) DHCP
2 18 (4.10%) DNS
2 18 (4.10%) FTP
2 18 (4.10%) HTTP
2 18 (4.10%) IPsec
3 10 (2.28%) SMS
3 10 (2.28%) SSL
4 7 (1.59%) Internet
5 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.23%) Profibus
5 1 (0.23%) RS-232
5 1 (0.23%) RS-485
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (33.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.83%) NoSQL
3 27 (6.15%) Power BI
4 21 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.87%) MySQL
6 17 (3.87%) RavenDB
7 16 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (3.19%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (2.28%) Star Schema
11 9 (2.05%) PerformancePoint
11 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.82%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.59%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.91%) SQLite
16 3 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
17 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.29%) JIRA
4 31 (7.06%) Visual Studio
5 21 (4.78%) AccuRev
6 20 (4.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (3.64%) Selenium
8 12 (2.73%) Jasmine
8 12 (2.73%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.51%) JMeter
9 11 (2.51%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.28%) Travis CI
11 8 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.37%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.37%) eggPlant
12 6 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.37%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.91%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.68%) gulp
General
1 33 (7.52%) Finance
2 23 (5.24%) Law
3 17 (3.87%) Billing
4 16 (3.64%) Back Office
5 14 (3.19%) Games
6 11 (2.51%) Banking
6 11 (2.51%) Retail
7 8 (1.82%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 313 (71.30%) Developer
2 178 (40.55%) .NET Developer
3 106 (24.15%) C# Developer
4 74 (16.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
6 31 (7.06%) VB.NET Developer
7 30 (6.83%) Software Developer
8 29 (6.61%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 25 (5.69%) Azure Developer
9 25 (5.69%) SQL Developer
10 23 (5.24%) React Developer
11 21 (4.78%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (4.78%) Consultant
12 20 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 20 (4.56%) Senior Developer
13 19 (4.33%) C# Software Developer
14 15 (3.42%) .NET Software Developer
14 15 (3.42%) CRM Developer
14 15 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 15 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (24.83%) ASP.NET
2 99 (22.55%) CSS
2 99 (22.55%) HTML
3 73 (16.63%) Web Services
4 65 (14.81%) .NET Framework
5 64 (14.58%) AngularJS
5 64 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 54 (12.30%) jQuery
7 47 (10.71%) WCF
8 46 (10.48%) WinForms
9 44 (10.02%) React
10 41 (9.34%) XML
11 40 (9.11%) HTML5
12 36 (8.20%) WPF
13 35 (7.97%) RESTful
14 31 (7.06%) .NET Core
15 29 (6.61%) CSS3
15 29 (6.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (5.92%) SOAP
17 23 (5.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.96%) Semantic Web
4 12 (2.73%) NHS
5 8 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.82%) RIA
6 7 (1.59%) Fintech
7 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.91%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.46%) Online Games
11 1 (0.23%) CPLD
11 1 (0.23%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.23%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.23%) Verilog
11 1 (0.23%) VHDL
11 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.06%) Windows
2 27 (6.15%) Linux
3 9 (2.05%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.59%) CentOS
5 3 (0.68%) Android
6 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (33.26%) MVC
3 60 (13.67%) Test Automation
4 58 (13.21%) DevOps
5 51 (11.62%) CRM
6 46 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (10.48%) E-Commerce
7 43 (9.79%) TDD
7 43 (9.79%) Web Development
8 39 (8.88%) Unit Testing
9 35 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (7.52%) Microservices
11 31 (7.06%) Software Engineering
12 28 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (6.38%) Front End Development
13 24 (5.47%) SOA
14 20 (4.56%) Computer Science
14 20 (4.56%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.10%) Configuration Management
16 17 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 341 (77.68%) C#
2 162 (36.90%) SQL
3 126 (28.70%) JavaScript
4 59 (13.44%) VB.NET
5 37 (8.43%) Java
6 18 (4.10%) PHP
7 14 (3.19%) Perl
8 13 (2.96%) VBA
9 12 (2.73%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.51%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.82%) ES6
12 6 (1.37%) Python
12 6 (1.37%) R
12 6 (1.37%) VB
12 6 (1.37%) XPath
13 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.68%) Ruby
14 3 (0.68%) VB6
15 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (4.78%) Degree
2 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.01%) QA
2 8 (1.82%) WAI
3 3 (0.68%) IFRS
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.23%) MISRA
4 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 22 (5.01%) Docker
2 17 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.28%) Xen
4 6 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (5.24%) Puppet
2 18 (4.10%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.82%) Ansible
4 8 (1.82%) Salt
4 8 (1.82%) Terraform
5 2 (0.46%) Packer
6 1 (0.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 107 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.92%) Google
3 19 (4.33%) Oracle
4 10 (2.28%) VMware
5 9 (2.05%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.37%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.14%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.14%) Dell
8 5 (1.14%) Informatica
8 5 (1.14%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.68%) iManage
9 3 (0.68%) Splunk
10 1 (0.23%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.23%) IBM
10 1 (0.23%) SAP
10 1 (0.23%) Telerik
10 1 (0.23%) UiPath