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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 7 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Contract jobs citing .NET 36 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 11.29% 6.47% 4.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.71% 23.40% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 8
Median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £655 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

.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 93 94 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 29.15% 27.65% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 79 24
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £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 £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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 +17 31 £350 -7.89% 14
Wirral +3 2 £300 - 1
.NET
North West

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for .NET.

1 48 (72.73%) C#
2 39 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 33 (50.00%) MVC
4 29 (43.94%) SQL Server
4 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (37.88%) HTML
6 24 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 24 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (33.33%) CSS
8 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
9 16 (24.24%) SQL
9 16 (24.24%) .NET Framework
10 15 (22.73%) Scrum
11 14 (21.21%) Visual Studio
12 13 (19.70%) Sitecore
13 12 (18.18%) Java
14 11 (16.67%) TDD
15 10 (15.15%) EPiServer
16 9 (13.64%) Umbraco
16 9 (13.64%) jQuery
16 9 (13.64%) XML
17 8 (12.12%) CMS
17 8 (12.12%) HTML5
17 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (12.12%) CSS3
18 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
18 7 (10.61%) BDD
18 7 (10.61%) Oracle
18 7 (10.61%) SOA
18 7 (10.61%) SharePoint

.NET
Top Related 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 10 (15.15%) EPiServer
2 9 (13.64%) Umbraco
3 8 (12.12%) CMS
4 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
5 6 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.52%) DNN
7 1 (1.52%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (1.52%) Kentico
7 1 (1.52%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) InfoPath
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.55%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Extranet
1 3 (4.55%) Internet
1 3 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.55%) MySQL
4 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.03%) GIS
5 2 (3.03%) RavenDB
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (4.55%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (3.03%) JMeter
6 2 (3.03%) Selenium
7 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (87.88%) Developer
2 35 (53.03%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.21%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Sitecore Developer
5 9 (13.64%) EPiServer Developer
6 8 (12.12%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (9.09%) Principal Developer
9 5 (7.58%) Architect
9 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.58%) Umbraco Developer
10 4 (6.06%) CMS Developer
10 4 (6.06%) CRM Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
11 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
11 3 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (59.09%) ASP.NET
2 25 (37.88%) HTML
3 24 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (33.33%) CSS
5 16 (24.24%) .NET Framework
6 9 (13.64%) jQuery
6 9 (13.64%) XML
7 8 (12.12%) CSS3
7 8 (12.12%) HTML5
8 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
9 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (9.09%) J2EE
9 6 (9.09%) Spring
9 6 (9.09%) WCF
10 5 (7.58%) RESTful
11 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (6.06%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Fintech
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (6.06%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) MVC
2 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.73%) Scrum
4 11 (16.67%) TDD
5 7 (10.61%) BDD
5 7 (10.61%) SOA
6 6 (9.09%) DevOps
6 6 (9.09%) SDLC
7 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.58%) CRM
7 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.58%) Open Source
7 5 (7.58%) UML
8 4 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.06%) Workflow
9 3 (4.55%) API Design
9 3 (4.55%) Coaching
9 3 (4.55%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.55%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 48 (72.73%) C#
2 24 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.24%) SQL
4 12 (18.18%) Java
5 6 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.70%) Sitecore
3 7 (10.61%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) Dell
4 3 (4.55%) EMC
4 3 (4.55%) Google
4 3 (4.55%) Nintex
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Alterian