The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Microsoft .NET Framework
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.21% 2.40% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 10.39% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £325 £325 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £284 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £344 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.72% -14.11%  

.NET Framework 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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 132 77 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.88% 23.12% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 49 32
Median daily rate £388 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing .NET Framework 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 Framework in Merseyside

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Framework in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Merseyside

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Merseyside

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Liverpool +3 3 £293 -8.59% 3
Southport -2 1 £388 +14.81% 1
.NET Framework
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (60.00%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) HTML
3 9 (60.00%) CSS
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (40.00%) Entity Framework
7 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
8 4 (26.67%) TDD
8 4 (26.67%) Spring
8 4 (26.67%) Web Development
8 4 (26.67%) jQuery
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) MySQL
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
8 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
8 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (20.00%) Spring Boot
9 3 (20.00%) API Design
9 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
9 3 (20.00%) DevOps

.NET Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (20.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (6.67%) CloudFront
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Moq
4 1 (6.67%) MSTest
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (20.00%) CRM Developer
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Principal Developer
5 2 (13.33%) CMS Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) CSS
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) Spring
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) LINQ
5 3 (20.00%) RESTful
5 3 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) WinForms
7 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.67%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) API Design
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (20.00%) Kanban
5 3 (20.00%) Microservices
5 3 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (13.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Xamarin