Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 51 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +42
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 282 186 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.68% 3.27% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 3.43% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 144 235
North West median daily rate £364 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £287 £275 £232
90th Percentile £449 £425 £438
England median daily rate £438 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +9.38% +8.11% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +23.46% +15.71%
10th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £32.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £53.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.89% +12.50% -

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 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

.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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +29 209 £364 +3.93% 111
Cheshire -11 33 £388 +19.23% 49
Lancashire -10 23 £275 -16.67% 10
Merseyside -1 16 £345 -3.16% 24
.NET Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 282 (100.00%) .NET
2 240 (85.11%) C#
3 155 (54.96%) MVC
4 129 (45.74%) SQL Server
5 117 (41.49%) SQL
6 101 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (35.11%) ASP.NET
8 96 (34.04%) JavaScript
9 72 (25.53%) .NET Framework
10 65 (23.05%) Microsoft
11 63 (22.34%) HTML
11 63 (22.34%) CSS
12 62 (21.99%) TDD
13 59 (20.92%) AngularJS
14 55 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 50 (17.73%) Web Services
16 47 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (15.60%) Entity Framework
18 41 (14.54%) VB.NET
19 40 (14.18%) WinForms
20 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
21 37 (13.12%) WCF
22 33 (11.70%) React
23 32 (11.35%) JIRA
24 31 (10.99%) Visual Studio
24 31 (10.99%) E-Commerce
25 30 (10.64%) jQuery
25 30 (10.64%) RESTful
26 29 (10.28%) .NET Core
27 28 (9.93%) Git (software)

.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 13 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.77%) CMS
3 2 (0.71%) JBoss
3 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 55 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.26%) GitHub
4 3 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.06%) Serverless
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.71%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.13%) SMS
2 2 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) Multicast
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.16%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.32%) MySQL
4 14 (4.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (2.48%) RavenDB
6 6 (2.13%) MariaDB
6 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.71%) Power BI
10 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (11.35%) JIRA
2 31 (10.99%) Visual Studio
3 28 (9.93%) Git (software)
4 25 (8.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (6.74%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.32%) AccuRev
6 15 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (4.96%) Selenium
8 7 (2.48%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.42%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.06%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.06%) Subversion
10 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.71%) JMeter
11 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.35%) gulp
12 1 (0.35%) NUnit
12 1 (0.35%) Plastic SCM
12 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Code
12 1 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 12 (4.26%) Finance
1 12 (4.26%) Legal
2 11 (3.90%) Law
3 9 (3.19%) Banking
3 9 (3.19%) Retail
4 8 (2.84%) Games
5 7 (2.48%) Billing
6 6 (2.13%) Automotive
7 5 (1.77%) Back Office
8 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.71%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (100.00%) .NET
2 99 (35.11%) ASP.NET
3 72 (25.53%) .NET Framework
4 63 (22.34%) CSS
4 63 (22.34%) HTML
5 59 (20.92%) AngularJS
6 50 (17.73%) Web Services
7 47 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 44 (15.60%) Entity Framework
9 40 (14.18%) WinForms
10 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (13.12%) WCF
12 33 (11.70%) React
13 30 (10.64%) jQuery
13 30 (10.64%) RESTful
14 29 (10.28%) .NET Core
15 24 (8.51%) WPF
16 18 (6.38%) HTML5
16 18 (6.38%) XML
17 15 (5.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.48%) Online Gambling
3 7 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.13%) Online Games
4 6 (2.13%) User Experience
5 5 (1.77%) Semantic Web
6 3 (1.06%) NHS
6 3 (1.06%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.71%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.71%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.84%) Linux
1 8 (2.84%) Windows
2 6 (2.13%) CentOS
3 4 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.35%) Android
4 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (54.96%) MVC
2 101 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.99%) TDD
4 31 (10.99%) E-Commerce
5 28 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (8.51%) CRM
7 23 (8.16%) BDD
8 21 (7.45%) Web Development
9 19 (6.74%) Computer Science
9 19 (6.74%) OOP
9 19 (6.74%) Scrum
10 18 (6.38%) Software Engineering
11 17 (6.03%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.67%) SOLID
13 15 (5.32%) DevOps
13 15 (5.32%) Front End Development
13 15 (5.32%) SDLC
14 13 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (4.26%) OO
15 12 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 240 (85.11%) C#
2 117 (41.49%) SQL
3 96 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.54%) VB.NET
5 11 (3.90%) PHP
5 11 (3.90%) VB
6 8 (2.84%) Perl
6 8 (2.84%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.13%) Java
7 6 (2.13%) Python
7 6 (2.13%) VB6
8 4 (1.42%) R
8 4 (1.42%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.06%) C
10 1 (0.35%) Erlang
10 1 (0.35%) ES6
10 1 (0.35%) F#
10 1 (0.35%) Go
10 1 (0.35%) Haskell
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (7.09%) Degree
2 5 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 65 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.26%) Oracle
3 6 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.42%) Apple
5 2 (0.71%) Telerik
6 1 (0.35%) Google
6 1 (0.35%) Intapp
6 1 (0.35%) Xamarin