Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 53 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 +13
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 274 192 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.50% 3.34% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.73% 3.53% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 146 178
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -2.62%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £248
90th Percentile £438 £425 £404
England median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
North West median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.67% -22.94%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +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 5,798 5,446 7,094
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.70% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,619 3,305 4,375
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 256 265
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +12.86% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.16 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

.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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +16 199 £370 +5.71% 93
Cheshire -1 60 £363 +0.69% 51
Merseyside +11 7 £250 -23.08% 10
Lancashire -9 7 £275 -15.38% 21
.NET Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 274 (100.00%) .NET
2 227 (82.85%) C#
3 144 (52.55%) MVC
4 116 (42.34%) SQL
5 113 (41.24%) SQL Server
6 108 (39.42%) ASP.NET
7 104 (37.96%) JavaScript
8 90 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (28.47%) HTML
10 77 (28.10%) .NET Framework
10 77 (28.10%) AngularJS
11 72 (26.28%) CSS
12 68 (24.82%) TDD
13 52 (18.98%) Entity Framework
14 51 (18.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 51 (18.61%) Web Services
15 49 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (15.33%) Microsoft
17 41 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 39 (14.23%) .NET Core
19 32 (11.68%) React
20 30 (10.95%) BDD
20 30 (10.95%) WCF
21 29 (10.58%) jQuery
22 24 (8.76%) Octopus Deploy
22 24 (8.76%) WinForms
23 23 (8.39%) Scrum
23 23 (8.39%) JIRA
23 23 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
24 22 (8.03%) WPF

.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 7 (2.55%) CMS
2 5 (1.82%) NServiceBus
2 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.73%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.36%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.55%) GitHub
4 6 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.36%) NuGet
6 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) FTP
2 1 (0.36%) HTTP
2 1 (0.36%) Intranet
2 1 (0.36%) Multicast
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (41.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.30%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.01%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (2.92%) DB2
7 7 (2.55%) Redis
7 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.19%) MySQL
8 6 (2.19%) RavenDB
8 6 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (8.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 23 (8.39%) JIRA
3 19 (6.93%) Git (software)
4 18 (6.57%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.47%) TeamCity
6 11 (4.01%) Selenium
7 9 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.92%) AccuRev
9 5 (1.82%) Subversion
10 4 (1.46%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.46%) NUnit
10 4 (1.46%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.09%) Protractor
12 2 (0.73%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.73%) MSTest
12 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.36%) FxCop
General
1 16 (5.84%) Finance
2 14 (5.11%) Law
2 14 (5.11%) Legal
3 9 (3.28%) Games
4 6 (2.19%) Banking
4 6 (2.19%) Marketing
4 6 (2.19%) Retail
5 5 (1.82%) Automotive
6 3 (1.09%) Back Office
6 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (100.00%) .NET
2 108 (39.42%) ASP.NET
3 78 (28.47%) HTML
4 77 (28.10%) .NET Framework
4 77 (28.10%) AngularJS
5 72 (26.28%) CSS
6 52 (18.98%) Entity Framework
7 51 (18.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 51 (18.61%) Web Services
8 41 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (14.23%) .NET Core
10 32 (11.68%) React
11 30 (10.95%) WCF
12 29 (10.58%) jQuery
13 24 (8.76%) WinForms
14 22 (8.03%) RESTful
14 22 (8.03%) WPF
15 17 (6.20%) REST
16 16 (5.84%) HTML5
17 15 (5.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.19%) Online Gambling
4 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.82%) Fintech
4 5 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.82%) Online Games
4 5 (1.82%) User Experience
5 4 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.73%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.73%) Digital TV
6 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.73%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.36%) DataPower
7 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.36%) NHS
7 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.82%) Windows
2 4 (1.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.09%) Android
3 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (52.55%) MVC
2 90 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (24.82%) TDD
4 30 (10.95%) BDD
5 23 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (8.39%) Scrum
6 20 (7.30%) E-Commerce
7 19 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (6.93%) Unit Testing
8 17 (6.20%) Web Development
9 16 (5.84%) CRM
10 14 (5.11%) Test Automation
11 12 (4.38%) DevOps
11 12 (4.38%) SDLC
11 12 (4.38%) SOLID
12 11 (4.01%) Software Engineering
13 10 (3.65%) Front End Development
14 8 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (2.92%) SOA
14 8 (2.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 227 (82.85%) C#
2 116 (42.34%) SQL
3 104 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.03%) VB.NET
5 16 (5.84%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.28%) TypeScript
6 9 (3.28%) VB
7 4 (1.46%) ES6
7 4 (1.46%) Java
7 4 (1.46%) Python
8 2 (0.73%) Erlang
8 2 (0.73%) F#
8 2 (0.73%) Go
8 2 (0.73%) Haskell
8 2 (0.73%) PHP
8 2 (0.73%) R
8 2 (0.73%) VBA
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (2.19%) Degree
2 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.92%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (4.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.55%) Teradata
3 4 (1.46%) Capita
3 4 (1.46%) Oracle
4 2 (0.73%) DevExpress
4 2 (0.73%) Telerik
4 2 (0.73%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.36%) CA
5 1 (0.36%) Intapp