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 28 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.

Microsoft .NET Framework
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 35 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 11 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.42% 1.77% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.22% 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Median daily rate £325 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.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 90 93 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 27.95% 27.43% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 25
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.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 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 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
Liverpool - 9 £475 - 1
Wirral - 2 £300 -
.NET Framework
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 10 (62.50%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) MVC
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
6 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
6 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) WCF
8 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
8 5 (31.25%) CSS3
9 4 (25.00%) TDD
10 3 (18.75%) Spring
10 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (18.75%) Web Development
10 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
10 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (18.75%) RESTful
10 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
10 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (18.75%) Kanban
10 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System

.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 2 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (12.50%) RavenDB
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 3 (18.75%) CRM Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Principal Developer
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CMS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) RESTful
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) Spring Boot
7 2 (12.50%) Ajax
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
7 2 (12.50%) JSON
7 2 (12.50%) Web Services
7 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) API Design
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 3 (18.75%) Microservices
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Sitecore