Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 17 November 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 (dotNet)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 11 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -18
Contract jobs citing .NET 30 62 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.10% 10.21% 3.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.07% 35.03% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 47 27
Merseyside median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £282 £287 £197
90th Percentile £418 £456 £408
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.69% - +11.80%

.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 Merseyside with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 166 177 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 33.74% 29.16% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 112 90
Merseyside median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £292 £274
90th Percentile £530 £511 £503
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +18.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Merseyside

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Merseyside

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Merseyside

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Merseyside

.NET
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 within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Liverpool -15 18 £325 -3.70% 11
Southport +4 6 £375 -6.25% 1
St Helens - 2 £313 - 2
Prescot - 1 £270 -
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for .NET.

1 26 (86.67%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET
5 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 10 (33.33%) MVC
6 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
7 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
8 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
8 6 (20.00%) Sitecore
8 6 (20.00%) jQuery
8 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (20.00%) Oracle
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) SAML
9 5 (16.67%) HTML
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
10 4 (13.33%) CSS
10 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (13.33%) REST
10 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
10 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.33%) Entity Framework
11 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
11 3 (10.00%) OWASP
11 3 (10.00%) Git (software)

.NET
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 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
1 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
3 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) Redis
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) MSTest
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Sitecore Developer
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Angular Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Expert
7 1 (3.33%) Head of Design
7 1 (3.33%) Head of Software Design
7 1 (3.33%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (20.00%) jQuery
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) SAML
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (13.33%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) Entity Framework
5 4 (13.33%) REST
6 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (10.00%) JSON
6 3 (10.00%) SOAP
6 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
7 2 (6.67%) Spring
7 2 (6.67%) WCF
7 2 (6.67%) WinForms
7 2 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Android
1 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) MVC
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (10.00%) OWASP
5 3 (10.00%) SDLC
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) API Development
6 2 (6.67%) Facilities Management
6 2 (6.67%) Microservices
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) B2B
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) OOD
7 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Apple Swift
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) R
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
1 6 (20.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (10.00%) Xamarin