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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West / Manchester
Rank 9 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 142 139 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.91% 7.83% 7.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.60% 27.63% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 100 65
Median daily rate £375 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +11.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.56% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.85%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 464 503 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.66% 28.34% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 244
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Manchester

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +6 11 £400 -11.11% 4
Bolton -5 6 £400 +33.33% 1
Stockport -6 3 £306 -17.78% 8
Altrincham - 1 £350 - 7
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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.

1 198 (68.51%) C#
2 134 (46.37%) JavaScript
3 123 (42.56%) ASP.NET
3 123 (42.56%) MVC
4 121 (41.87%) SQL Server
5 113 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (36.33%) HTML
6 105 (36.33%) SQL
7 89 (30.80%) CSS
8 69 (23.88%) Microsoft
9 61 (21.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 60 (20.76%) jQuery
11 47 (16.26%) Scrum
12 45 (15.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 45 (15.57%) .NET Framework
13 44 (15.22%) Umbraco
14 39 (13.49%) CMS
15 37 (12.80%) AngularJS
16 36 (12.46%) HTML5
16 36 (12.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 36 (12.46%) Windows
17 35 (12.11%) CRM
18 34 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
19 32 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
20 31 (10.73%) Java
21 30 (10.38%) Web Services
22 29 (10.03%) NoSQL
23 27 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
24 25 (8.65%) Web Development
24 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure

.NET
Top Related 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 44 (15.22%) Umbraco
2 39 (13.49%) CMS
3 15 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (4.84%) EPiServer
5 12 (4.15%) IIS
6 10 (3.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (3.11%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.73%) Jetty
8 5 (1.73%) Mongrel
8 5 (1.73%) nginx
8 5 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.38%) Apache
9 4 (1.38%) Confluence
9 4 (1.38%) Kentico
10 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.35%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 17 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.73%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.38%) SaaS
8 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.69%) PaaS
10 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.42%) Internet
2 6 (2.08%) DNS
3 5 (1.73%) DHCP
3 5 (1.73%) FTP
3 5 (1.73%) HTTP
3 5 (1.73%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.73%) IPsec
3 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.38%) SSL
5 3 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.69%) Firewall
6 2 (0.69%) Intranet
6 2 (0.69%) LAN
6 2 (0.69%) VoIP
6 2 (0.69%) VPN
6 2 (0.69%) WAN
7 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (41.87%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (10.03%) NoSQL
4 24 (8.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.50%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.38%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.38%) MySQL
9 4 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.04%) SQLite
11 2 (0.69%) Big Data
11 2 (0.69%) MS Access
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (12.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (6.57%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.57%) JIRA
2 19 (6.57%) Visual Studio
3 18 (6.23%) Selenium
4 10 (3.46%) NUnit
5 7 (2.42%) AccuRev
6 6 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.08%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.73%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.04%) gulp
8 3 (1.04%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.04%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.04%) MSI
8 3 (1.04%) Subversion
9 2 (0.69%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.35%) TestRail
General
1 18 (6.23%) Finance
2 11 (3.81%) Advertising
3 4 (1.38%) Games
3 4 (1.38%) Marketing
4 3 (1.04%) Back Office
4 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.69%) Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Electronics
5 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 224 (77.51%) Developer
2 109 (37.72%) .NET Developer
3 55 (19.03%) C# Developer
4 46 (15.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (9.34%) Umbraco Developer
6 24 (8.30%) Senior Developer
7 23 (7.96%) Consultant
7 23 (7.96%) CRM Developer
8 19 (6.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 18 (6.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Developer
11 13 (4.50%) Software Developer
11 13 (4.50%) SQL Developer
12 12 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (3.46%) HTML Developer
13 10 (3.46%) Senior .NET Developer
14 9 (3.11%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (42.56%) ASP.NET
2 105 (36.33%) HTML
3 89 (30.80%) CSS
4 61 (21.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 60 (20.76%) jQuery
6 45 (15.57%) .NET Framework
6 45 (15.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (12.80%) AngularJS
8 36 (12.46%) HTML5
9 30 (10.38%) Web Services
10 24 (8.30%) Entity Framework
11 21 (7.27%) REST
11 21 (7.27%) WPF
12 19 (6.57%) React
13 16 (5.54%) WCF
13 16 (5.54%) XML
14 12 (4.15%) WinForms
15 10 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (3.11%) CSS3
16 9 (3.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.50%) Computer Science
1 13 (4.50%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.42%) Replication
4 6 (2.08%) iPad
5 4 (1.38%) User Experience
6 3 (1.04%) Fintech
7 2 (0.69%) Clustering
7 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) iPhone
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) Online Games
8 1 (0.35%) Robotics
8 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.46%) Windows
2 11 (3.81%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.11%) Android
4 8 (2.77%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.42%) Linux
6 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.38%) Unix
7 4 (1.38%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.04%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (42.56%) MVC
2 113 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (16.26%) Scrum
4 35 (12.11%) CRM
5 27 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (8.65%) Web Development
7 24 (8.30%) Migration
8 22 (7.61%) E-Commerce
8 22 (7.61%) OO
9 21 (7.27%) TDD
10 19 (6.57%) Unit Testing
11 18 (6.23%) Data Modelling
11 18 (6.23%) OOD
12 16 (5.54%) BDD
12 16 (5.54%) Software Engineering
13 13 (4.50%) Automated Testing
14 12 (4.15%) SDLC
15 11 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (3.81%) Open Source
16 10 (3.46%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 198 (68.51%) C#
2 134 (46.37%) JavaScript
3 105 (36.33%) SQL
4 31 (10.73%) Java
5 16 (5.54%) C++
6 11 (3.81%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.42%) Python
7 7 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.08%) PHP
8 6 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.04%) VB
10 2 (0.69%) C
10 2 (0.69%) F#
10 2 (0.69%) Go
10 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.69%) Ruby
10 2 (0.69%) Scala
10 2 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (6.23%) Degree
2 8 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.38%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.69%) CISSP
5 2 (0.69%) SANS
5 2 (0.69%) SSCP
6 1 (0.35%) MCP
6 1 (0.35%) MCPD
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.38%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Xen
3 1 (0.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (2.42%) Puppet
2 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.69%) Ansible
3 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.69%) QRadar
4 1 (0.35%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 69 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.81%) Sitecore
3 10 (3.46%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.42%) Google
5 6 (2.08%) SAP
6 5 (1.73%) VMware
7 4 (1.38%) IBM
7 4 (1.38%) Oracle
8 3 (1.04%) HP
9 2 (0.69%) Apple
9 2 (0.69%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.69%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.69%) Splunk
10 1 (0.35%) Alterian
10 1 (0.35%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.35%) Kofax
10 1 (0.35%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.35%) Nintex
10 1 (0.35%) Pega
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
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