Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Developer
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 38 86
Rank change year-on-year -18 +48 -37
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 180 296 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.14% 4.34% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 4.60% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 234 141
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £273 £245 £225
90th Percentile £425 £447 £413
England median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.46% +4.52% -12.92%
10th Percentile £45.00 £32.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5444 6437 8090
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.40% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3429 4150 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £586 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 235 402
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in the North West

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in the North West

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in the North West

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in the North West

.NET Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -5 107 £350 - 52
Cheshire -7 42 £335 +3.88% 44
Merseyside -12 12 £364 +4.00% 6
Lancashire -19 7 £310 +3.33% 14
Cumbria -2 5 £420 +20.00%
.NET Developer
England

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 180 (100.00%) .NET
2 161 (89.44%) C#
3 112 (62.22%) MVC
4 103 (57.22%) ASP.NET
5 78 (43.33%) SQL
6 76 (42.22%) SQL Server
7 74 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 63 (35.00%) TDD
10 59 (32.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (31.67%) jQuery
12 54 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 53 (29.44%) CSS
14 52 (28.89%) AngularJS
15 50 (27.78%) .NET Framework
16 45 (25.00%) HTML
17 34 (18.89%) Entity Framework
18 31 (17.22%) Microsoft
19 27 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (14.44%) Web Development
21 25 (13.89%) Scrum
21 25 (13.89%) WCF
22 23 (12.78%) Unit Testing
23 21 (11.67%) Test Automation
23 21 (11.67%) Finance
23 21 (11.67%) Web Services
24 20 (11.11%) WinForms
24 20 (11.11%) Git (software)
25 18 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
26 16 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.56%) CMS
2 9 (5.00%) IIS
2 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.33%) Umbraco
4 5 (2.78%) NServiceBus
5 4 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.11%) PegaRULES
6 2 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Apache
7 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.56%) npm
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) Intranet
1 2 (1.11%) SMS
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (7.78%) MongoDB
4 13 (7.22%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.89%) MySQL
8 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.11%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.11%) Redis
10 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.56%) MS Access
11 1 (0.56%) QlikView
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.11%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 9 (5.00%) gulp
6 7 (3.89%) JIRA
7 6 (3.33%) NUnit
7 6 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.22%) AccuRev
9 3 (1.67%) FxCop
9 3 (1.67%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.67%) Protractor
9 3 (1.67%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.67%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.67%) T4 Templates
10 2 (1.11%) Moq
10 2 (1.11%) Selenium
10 2 (1.11%) Subversion
11 1 (0.56%) MSTest
General
1 21 (11.67%) Finance
2 6 (3.33%) Law
3 4 (2.22%) Legal
3 4 (2.22%) Marketing
3 4 (2.22%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (100.00%) .NET
2 103 (57.22%) ASP.NET
3 59 (32.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 57 (31.67%) jQuery
5 54 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 53 (29.44%) CSS
7 52 (28.89%) AngularJS
8 50 (27.78%) .NET Framework
9 45 (25.00%) HTML
10 34 (18.89%) Entity Framework
11 25 (13.89%) WCF
12 21 (11.67%) Web Services
13 20 (11.11%) WinForms
14 16 (8.89%) WPF
15 15 (8.33%) .NET Core
15 15 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 15 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
16 13 (7.22%) HTML5
17 11 (6.11%) JSON
17 11 (6.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.78%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.67%) iPad
4 3 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.11%) DataPower
5 2 (1.11%) Replication
5 2 (1.11%) RIA
5 2 (1.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.11%) W3C
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.11%) Android
3 2 (1.11%) Linux
3 2 (1.11%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (62.22%) MVC
2 74 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (35.00%) TDD
4 27 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (14.44%) Web Development
6 25 (13.89%) Scrum
7 23 (12.78%) Unit Testing
8 21 (11.67%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.22%) SOLID
10 11 (6.11%) Refactoring
11 10 (5.56%) OO
11 10 (5.56%) SOA
12 8 (4.44%) BDD
12 8 (4.44%) SMACSS
13 7 (3.89%) Agile Project Management
13 7 (3.89%) Dependency Injection
13 7 (3.89%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.89%) OOP
13 7 (3.89%) Progressive Enhancement
13 7 (3.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 161 (89.44%) C#
2 78 (43.33%) SQL
3 72 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 12 (6.67%) TypeScript
6 9 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.67%) VB
8 3 (1.67%) XAML
9 2 (1.11%) Java
9 2 (1.11%) R
9 2 (1.11%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) Python
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.78%) Degree
2 4 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.56%) CCNA
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.11%) Rancher
2 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.78%) DevExpress
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle
3 4 (2.22%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.11%) CA
4 2 (1.11%) Capita
4 2 (1.11%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco
5 1 (0.56%) Google
5 1 (0.56%) Pega
5 1 (0.56%) Remedy
5 1 (0.56%) SAP
5 1 (0.56%) Telerik
5 1 (0.56%) Twitter