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 3 months to 24 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 (dotNet)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 23 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing .NET 28 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.51% 6.63% 3.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.37% 28.21% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 12
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £346 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.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 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 131 78 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.82% 23.49% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 49 34
Median daily rate £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +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
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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 +7 20 £325 - 11
Southport +3 7 £375 +11.11% 1
.NET
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 52 (81.25%) C#
2 33 (51.56%) ASP.NET
3 31 (48.44%) MVC
4 30 (46.88%) JavaScript
5 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (35.94%) Sitecore
7 21 (32.81%) SQL
7 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
8 20 (31.25%) CSS
8 20 (31.25%) HTML
9 17 (26.56%) Scrum
10 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (23.44%) .NET Framework
12 12 (18.75%) Oracle
12 12 (18.75%) MongoDB
13 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
14 9 (14.06%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (14.06%) jQuery
14 9 (14.06%) Umbraco
14 9 (14.06%) XML
14 9 (14.06%) CMS
15 8 (12.50%) TDD
16 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
16 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
16 7 (10.94%) Java
16 7 (10.94%) SAML
16 7 (10.94%) Web Development

.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 9 (14.06%) CMS
1 9 (14.06%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (14.06%) Umbraco
2 6 (9.38%) EPiServer
3 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) GitHub
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.56%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.25%) MySQL
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.56%) GIS
7 1 (1.56%) Ingres
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.56%) Moq
6 1 (1.56%) MSTest
6 1 (1.56%) NUnit
6 1 (1.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (1.56%) Finance
1 1 (1.56%) Law
1 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (81.25%) Developer
2 24 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 19 (29.69%) Sitecore Developer
4 13 (20.31%) C# Developer
5 8 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (7.81%) EPiServer Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Principal Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Umbraco Developer
7 4 (6.25%) CRM Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.69%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) CMS Developer
8 3 (4.69%) DevOps Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (51.56%) ASP.NET
2 20 (31.25%) CSS
2 20 (31.25%) HTML
3 15 (23.44%) .NET Framework
3 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (14.06%) jQuery
4 9 (14.06%) XML
5 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (10.94%) SAML
6 6 (9.38%) Entity Framework
6 6 (9.38%) HTML5
6 6 (9.38%) Spring
7 4 (6.25%) RESTful
7 4 (6.25%) WCF
8 3 (4.69%) CSS3
8 3 (4.69%) LINQ
8 3 (4.69%) Spring Boot
8 3 (4.69%) Web Services
8 3 (4.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.69%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Android
2 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) MVC
2 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.56%) Scrum
4 8 (12.50%) TDD
5 7 (10.94%) Web Development
6 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.81%) BDD
7 5 (7.81%) CRM
7 5 (7.81%) Logistics
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.25%) DevOps
8 4 (6.25%) OO
8 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.69%) API Design
9 3 (4.69%) Coaching
9 3 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (4.69%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.69%) Kanban
9 3 (4.69%) Microservices
9 3 (4.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 52 (81.25%) C#
2 30 (46.88%) JavaScript
3 21 (32.81%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) Java
5 5 (7.81%) Apple Swift
5 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) VB
6 1 (1.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Sitecore
2 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.75%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) Xamarin
5 3 (4.69%) VMware