Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 55 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +43
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 289 179 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.88% 3.19% 4.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 3.36% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 133 235
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £237
90th Percentile £425 £423 £456
England median daily rate £425 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.87% -9.41%
10th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £25.11
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £43.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 5,625 5,333 6,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.94% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,493 3,308 4,327
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £554
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 251 259
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £46.80 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

.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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +28 209 £363 +3.57% 150
Cheshire -2 54 £375 +10.29% 41
Lancashire -14 15 £275 -11.29% 23
Merseyside +5 10 £300 -7.69% 19
.NET Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 289 (100.00%) .NET
2 243 (84.08%) C#
3 152 (52.60%) MVC
4 122 (42.21%) SQL
4 122 (42.21%) SQL Server
5 103 (35.64%) ASP.NET
6 101 (34.95%) JavaScript
7 96 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (29.07%) .NET Framework
9 74 (25.61%) AngularJS
10 69 (23.88%) HTML
11 63 (21.80%) CSS
12 54 (18.69%) Microsoft
13 53 (18.34%) Entity Framework
14 52 (17.99%) TDD
15 45 (15.57%) Web Services
15 45 (15.57%) ASP.NET Web API
16 44 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (13.84%) VB.NET
18 39 (13.49%) WinForms
19 33 (11.42%) .NET Core
20 32 (11.07%) WCF
21 31 (10.73%) React
22 30 (10.38%) JIRA
23 29 (10.03%) E-Commerce
24 28 (9.69%) BDD
25 27 (9.34%) WPF
26 26 (9.00%) Octopus Deploy
27 25 (8.65%) NoSQL

.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 16 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.42%) CMS
3 2 (0.69%) JBoss
3 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.04%) GitHub
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.04%) SMS
2 2 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) Multicast
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (42.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.65%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (3.81%) MySQL
5 9 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.08%) DB2
8 5 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.73%) Redis
9 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.04%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.04%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 30 (10.38%) JIRA
2 26 (9.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 23 (7.96%) Visual Studio
4 21 (7.27%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.19%) Selenium
7 14 (4.84%) AccuRev
8 12 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (2.42%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.38%) Subversion
11 3 (1.04%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.69%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.69%) JMeter
12 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.69%) NUnit
13 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.35%) NSubstitute
13 1 (0.35%) Sinon.JS
General
1 13 (4.50%) Legal
2 11 (3.81%) Games
2 11 (3.81%) Law
3 8 (2.77%) Banking
3 8 (2.77%) Finance
4 6 (2.08%) Automotive
4 6 (2.08%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Back Office
5 4 (1.38%) Billing
6 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (100.00%) .NET
2 103 (35.64%) ASP.NET
3 84 (29.07%) .NET Framework
4 74 (25.61%) AngularJS
5 69 (23.88%) HTML
6 63 (21.80%) CSS
7 53 (18.34%) Entity Framework
8 45 (15.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 45 (15.57%) Web Services
9 40 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (13.49%) WinForms
11 33 (11.42%) .NET Core
12 32 (11.07%) WCF
13 31 (10.73%) React
14 27 (9.34%) WPF
15 23 (7.96%) jQuery
16 17 (5.88%) RESTful
17 13 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
17 13 (4.50%) XML
18 9 (3.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.42%) Online Gambling
5 6 (2.08%) Online Games
5 6 (2.08%) User Experience
6 3 (1.04%) Fintech
6 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.69%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.35%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.08%) Linux
1 6 (2.08%) Windows
2 4 (1.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.04%) Android
3 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (52.60%) MVC
2 96 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (17.99%) TDD
4 29 (10.03%) E-Commerce
5 28 (9.69%) BDD
6 21 (7.27%) CRM
6 21 (7.27%) Web Development
7 20 (6.92%) Scrum
8 19 (6.57%) Software Engineering
9 18 (6.23%) Unit Testing
10 16 (5.54%) OOP
11 15 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.19%) Test Automation
12 14 (4.84%) SOLID
13 13 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (4.50%) SDLC
14 12 (4.15%) DevOps
14 12 (4.15%) Front End Development
15 9 (3.11%) Mentoring
15 9 (3.11%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 243 (84.08%) C#
2 122 (42.21%) SQL
3 101 (34.95%) JavaScript
4 40 (13.84%) VB.NET
5 12 (4.15%) VB
6 11 (3.81%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.77%) PHP
8 7 (2.42%) Java
9 6 (2.08%) VB6
10 5 (1.73%) Perl
10 5 (1.73%) Python
10 5 (1.73%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.04%) C
12 2 (0.69%) VBA
13 1 (0.35%) Erlang
13 1 (0.35%) ES6
13 1 (0.35%) F#
13 1 (0.35%) Go
13 1 (0.35%) Haskell
13 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.46%) QA
System Software
1 12 (4.15%) Docker
Vendors
1 54 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.42%) Oracle
3 5 (1.73%) Teradata
4 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.69%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.69%) Telerik
6 1 (0.35%) Apple
6 1 (0.35%) Google
6 1 (0.35%) Intapp
6 1 (0.35%) Xamarin