Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 10 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 368 281 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.27% 10.16% 8.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.39% 29.89% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 220 230
Manchester median daily rate £375 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% +7.69%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £263
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 £23.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.57% -
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +22.22% +33.33% -20.59%

.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 1,136 940 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.88% 34.00% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 616 640
Manchester median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 18
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.50% +37.93% -17.14%
10th Percentile £12.78 £14.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £41.00 £50.00 £32.70
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% +8.11% +64.44%

.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 25 April 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 25 April 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 £385 +22.22% 3
Bolton -1 6 £238 -40.63% 13
Sale - 6 - - 4
Wigan -4 3 £360 +12.94% 6
Salford -6 3 £250 -33.33% 4
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 288 (78.26%) C#
2 177 (48.10%) SQL Server
3 174 (47.28%) MVC
4 148 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (38.59%) SQL
6 127 (34.51%) ASP.NET
7 117 (31.79%) JavaScript
8 91 (24.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 89 (24.18%) Microsoft
10 86 (23.37%) HTML
10 86 (23.37%) CSS
11 82 (22.28%) AngularJS
12 79 (21.47%) Web Services
12 79 (21.47%) .NET Framework
13 72 (19.57%) TDD
14 68 (18.48%) jQuery
15 60 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 58 (15.76%) Visual Studio
17 57 (15.49%) WPF
18 53 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
18 53 (14.40%) HTML5
19 51 (13.86%) WCF
20 50 (13.59%) JIRA
21 48 (13.04%) REST
22 46 (12.50%) DevOps
22 46 (12.50%) E-Commerce
23 42 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
24 40 (10.87%) React
24 40 (10.87%) WinForms
24 40 (10.87%) .NET Core

.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 (6.79%) CMS
2 13 (3.53%) Confluence
3 10 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.72%) Orchard CMS
4 9 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.90%) IIS
5 7 (1.90%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.09%) Drupal
7 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.82%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.36%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 53 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.53%) PaaS
4 10 (2.72%) SaaS
5 9 (2.45%) iPaaS
6 8 (2.17%) GitHub
6 8 (2.17%) IaaS
7 6 (1.63%) Boomi
8 5 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.36%) Serverless
9 4 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.27%) AdWords
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.27%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.27%) npm
11 1 (0.27%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.17%) Internet
2 6 (1.63%) Firewall
3 4 (1.09%) SMS
4 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.82%) VPN
4 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
5 2 (0.54%) SSL
5 2 (0.54%) VLAN
6 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (48.10%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.88%) NoSQL
3 23 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 16 (4.35%) RavenDB
4 16 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (2.45%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.63%) CouchDB
11 6 (1.63%) MySQL
12 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (15.76%) Visual Studio
2 50 (13.59%) JIRA
3 25 (6.79%) AccuRev
4 19 (5.16%) Bitbucket
5 18 (4.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.80%) Git (software)
8 12 (3.26%) Selenium
8 12 (3.26%) SonarQube
9 10 (2.72%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.45%) eggPlant
11 8 (2.17%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.90%) Grunt
12 7 (1.90%) gulp
13 6 (1.63%) NUnit
14 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.36%) ReSharper
14 5 (1.36%) Subversion
15 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 3 (0.82%) WinDbg
General
1 29 (7.88%) Finance
2 19 (5.16%) Games
3 16 (4.35%) Law
4 14 (3.80%) Back Office
4 14 (3.80%) Legal
5 9 (2.45%) Billing
6 7 (1.90%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.63%) Retail
8 5 (1.36%) Marketing
9 4 (1.09%) Publishing
10 3 (0.82%) Advertising
10 3 (0.82%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 240 (65.22%) Developer
2 118 (32.07%) .NET Developer
3 92 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 59 (16.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (8.42%) Software Developer
6 24 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
7 21 (5.71%) Architect
8 20 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 19 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (4.89%) SQL Developer
11 16 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (3.80%) Consultant
12 14 (3.80%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.80%) Web Developer
13 13 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 13 (3.53%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
15 11 (2.99%) C# Software Developer
15 11 (2.99%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (34.51%) ASP.NET
2 91 (24.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 86 (23.37%) CSS
3 86 (23.37%) HTML
4 82 (22.28%) AngularJS
5 79 (21.47%) .NET Framework
5 79 (21.47%) Web Services
6 68 (18.48%) jQuery
7 60 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (15.49%) WPF
9 53 (14.40%) HTML5
10 51 (13.86%) WCF
11 48 (13.04%) REST
12 40 (10.87%) .NET Core
12 40 (10.87%) React
12 40 (10.87%) WinForms
13 37 (10.05%) CSS3
14 36 (9.78%) SOAP
14 36 (9.78%) XML
15 35 (9.51%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.78%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.53%) User Experience
4 9 (2.45%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.17%) Semantic Web
6 6 (1.63%) NHS
7 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.09%) Fintech
7 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Replication
10 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.88%) Windows
2 14 (3.80%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.17%) Linux
5 7 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.09%) Android
6 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.09%) CentOS
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (47.28%) MVC
2 148 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (19.57%) TDD
4 46 (12.50%) DevOps
4 46 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 42 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (9.51%) Test Automation
7 30 (8.15%) Web Development
8 28 (7.61%) Scrum
8 28 (7.61%) Unit Testing
9 27 (7.34%) BDD
9 27 (7.34%) Software Engineering
10 22 (5.98%) Front End Development
10 22 (5.98%) Waterfall
11 19 (5.16%) CRM
12 17 (4.62%) Data Analysis
12 17 (4.62%) SDLC
13 14 (3.80%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (3.80%) SOA
13 14 (3.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 288 (78.26%) C#
2 142 (38.59%) SQL
3 117 (31.79%) JavaScript
4 33 (8.97%) VB.NET
5 16 (4.35%) VB
6 14 (3.80%) T-SQL
7 13 (3.53%) Python
8 12 (3.26%) Java
8 12 (3.26%) PHP
8 12 (3.26%) XPath
9 8 (2.17%) Go
9 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.90%) C++
11 6 (1.63%) Perl
11 6 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.09%) Erlang
12 4 (1.09%) ES6
12 4 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.82%) C
13 3 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (5.43%) Degree
2 2 (0.54%) MCTS
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.26%) QA
2 6 (1.63%) WAI
3 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.17%) Varnish
3 7 (1.90%) Docker
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.54%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.26%) Kibana
2 10 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.72%) Puppet
3 4 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.82%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Ansible
5 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.27%) Mesos
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 89 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.89%) Sitecore
3 11 (2.99%) Atlassian
3 11 (2.99%) Oracle
4 10 (2.72%) Capita
4 10 (2.72%) Intapp
5 6 (1.63%) Informatica
5 6 (1.63%) MuleSoft
5 6 (1.63%) Okta
5 6 (1.63%) SnapLogic
6 5 (1.36%) HP
6 5 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.09%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.09%) Google
8 3 (0.82%) BT
8 3 (0.82%) Citrix
8 3 (0.82%) SAP
8 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.82%) VMware
9 2 (0.54%) webMethods