The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
England / North West
Rank 88 100 103
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 49 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 1.55% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.13% 5.77% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 23
Median daily rate £345 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £309 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +4.47% -4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework 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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 799 1023 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.21% 26.80% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 504
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing .NET Framework 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 Framework in the North West

.NET Framework
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 Framework in the North West.

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

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

.NET Framework
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 Framework within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +25 27 £350 -2.09% 25
Merseyside +7 11 £325 +1.24% 4
Cheshire +14 6 £340 +7.50% 16
Lancashire +19 2 £342 -49.29% 6
.NET Framework
England

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 North West region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 98 (100.00%) .NET
2 75 (76.53%) C#
3 56 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 52 (53.06%) MVC
4 52 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (50.00%) HTML
6 46 (46.94%) Entity Framework
7 45 (45.92%) CSS
8 44 (44.90%) ASP.NET
8 44 (44.90%) SQL Server
9 37 (37.76%) SQL
10 34 (34.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (22.45%) Visual Studio
12 21 (21.43%) Umbraco
13 20 (20.41%) NoSQL
13 20 (20.41%) AngularJS
14 19 (19.39%) Scrum
15 18 (18.37%) WCF
16 16 (16.33%) XML
17 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
18 13 (13.27%) Web Development
18 13 (13.27%) jQuery
18 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
18 13 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (13.27%) Xamarin
18 13 (13.27%) Front End Development
18 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
19 12 (12.24%) Mobile App
19 12 (12.24%) WinForms

.NET Framework
Top Related 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 21 (21.43%) Umbraco
2 12 (12.24%) CMS
3 9 (9.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.06%) EPiServer
4 3 (3.06%) Kentico
5 2 (2.04%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) Drupal
6 1 (1.02%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (20.41%) NoSQL
3 13 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) Couchbase
7 3 (3.06%) MySQL
7 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.04%) RavenDB
8 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (22.45%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.12%) JIRA
5 4 (4.08%) AccuRev
5 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.06%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.06%) Selenium
7 2 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.04%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.04%) Moq
7 2 (2.04%) NUnit
7 2 (2.04%) Subversion
7 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Back Office
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Games
3 2 (2.04%) Law
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (85.71%) Developer
2 59 (60.20%) .NET Developer
3 44 (44.90%) C# Developer
4 37 (37.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (10.20%) NoSQL Developer
5 10 (10.20%) Xamarin Developer
6 8 (8.16%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.12%) HTML Developer
9 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.08%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (100.00%) .NET
2 49 (50.00%) HTML
3 46 (46.94%) Entity Framework
4 45 (45.92%) CSS
5 44 (44.90%) ASP.NET
6 34 (34.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (20.41%) AngularJS
8 18 (18.37%) WCF
9 16 (16.33%) XML
10 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (13.27%) jQuery
11 12 (12.24%) WinForms
12 10 (10.20%) WPF
13 9 (9.18%) Web Services
14 7 (7.14%) CSS3
14 7 (7.14%) HTML5
14 7 (7.14%) RESTful
15 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 6 (6.12%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (6.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.10%) iPad
4 3 (3.06%) Fintech
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
1 52 (53.06%) MVC
2 19 (19.39%) Scrum
3 13 (13.27%) Front End Development
3 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
3 13 (13.27%) Web Development
4 11 (11.22%) TDD
5 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (10.20%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (9.18%) BDD
6 9 (9.18%) SDLC
7 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.12%) OO
10 5 (5.10%) Microservices
10 5 (5.10%) Project Management
10 5 (5.10%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.08%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.08%) CRM
11 4 (4.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 75 (76.53%) C#
2 56 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 37 (37.76%) SQL
4 11 (11.22%) VB.NET
5 9 (9.18%) Java
6 4 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.08%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.06%) Python
8 2 (2.04%) COBOL
8 2 (2.04%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.04%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) Perl
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.02%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) HNC
2 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.02%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Xamarin
3 10 (10.20%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle
5 3 (3.06%) VMware
6 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.02%) Kofax
6 1 (1.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Wonderware
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