Period
to 22 May 2018

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 6 months to 22 May 2018 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.

Microsoft .NET Framework
England > North West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 118 120
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 124 82 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.13% 1.51% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 4.76% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 65 86
North West median daily rate £368 £335 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.70% +2.68% -18.44%
10th Percentile £310 £259 £280
90th Percentile £488 £425 £575
England median daily rate £415 £363 £368
% change year-on-year +14.48% -1.49% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.38% -12.35%
England median hourly rate £46.42 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +16.04% +4.58% -4.38%

.NET Framework is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,992 1,721 2,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.28% 31.76% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 1,151 1,356
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £264
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 74
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +62.22%
10th Percentile £12.83 £20.00 £17.04
90th Percentile £43.00 £50.00 £47.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +8.57%

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing .NET Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 May 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 +12 78 £350 - 52
Cheshire +12 44 £375 +10.29% 25
Merseyside +6 1 - - 10
.NET Framework
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 124 (100.00%) .NET
2 90 (72.58%) C#
3 74 (59.68%) SQL Server
4 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (54.84%) MVC
6 57 (45.97%) SQL
6 57 (45.97%) Entity Framework
7 41 (33.06%) ASP.NET
8 40 (32.26%) Visual Studio
9 37 (29.84%) JavaScript
9 37 (29.84%) Web Services
9 37 (29.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (29.03%) Microsoft
11 35 (28.23%) TDD
12 33 (26.61%) AngularJS
13 31 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 31 (25.00%) .NET Core
14 27 (21.77%) NoSQL
15 25 (20.16%) DevOps
15 25 (20.16%) CSS
16 22 (17.74%) HTML
16 22 (17.74%) WCF
17 21 (16.94%) JIRA
18 20 (16.13%) JSON
18 20 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (15.32%) REST
20 18 (14.52%) jQuery
20 18 (14.52%) XML
20 18 (14.52%) E-Commerce
21 17 (13.71%) Project Management

.NET Framework
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 8 (6.45%) Confluence
2 4 (3.23%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.42%) CMS
3 3 (2.42%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.61%) DELMIA
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.26%) IaaS
4 8 (6.45%) SaaS
5 6 (4.84%) PaaS
6 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.42%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.42%) Serverless
7 2 (1.61%) Boomi
7 2 (1.61%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.81%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (59.68%) SQL Server
2 27 (21.77%) NoSQL
3 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (11.29%) DB2
4 14 (11.29%) Relational Database
5 13 (10.48%) Redis
6 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.81%) Big Data
10 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (32.26%) Visual Studio
2 21 (16.94%) JIRA
3 17 (13.71%) Git (software)
4 15 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (8.87%) AccuRev
6 9 (7.26%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (5.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (5.65%) Bitbucket
8 7 (5.65%) eggPlant
9 6 (4.84%) Rational Rose
9 6 (4.84%) TeamCity
10 5 (4.03%) SonarQube
10 5 (4.03%) Subversion
11 3 (2.42%) MSI
11 3 (2.42%) NUnit
11 3 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.42%) Protractor
11 3 (2.42%) WinDbg
12 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (8.87%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Law
3 6 (4.84%) Back Office
3 6 (4.84%) Games
4 4 (3.23%) Billing
4 4 (3.23%) General Ledger
4 4 (3.23%) Legal
5 3 (2.42%) Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (70.16%) Developer
2 50 (40.32%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 18 (14.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Lead Developer
6 11 (8.87%) Desktop Support
6 11 (8.87%) Software Developer
7 10 (8.06%) Consultant
7 10 (8.06%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Architect
8 9 (7.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Lead .NET Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
12 5 (4.03%) AWS DevOps
12 5 (4.03%) React Developer
12 5 (4.03%) Senior C# Developer
13 4 (3.23%) Angular Developer
14 3 (2.42%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (100.00%) .NET
2 57 (45.97%) Entity Framework
3 41 (33.06%) ASP.NET
4 37 (29.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 37 (29.84%) Web Services
5 33 (26.61%) AngularJS
6 31 (25.00%) .NET Core
7 25 (20.16%) CSS
8 22 (17.74%) HTML
8 22 (17.74%) WCF
9 20 (16.13%) JSON
10 19 (15.32%) REST
11 18 (14.52%) jQuery
11 18 (14.52%) XML
12 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (9.68%) WPF
14 11 (8.87%) WinForms
15 10 (8.06%) LINQ
15 10 (8.06%) Middleware
15 10 (8.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.81%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.84%) Linux
4 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.42%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (54.84%) MVC
3 35 (28.23%) TDD
4 25 (20.16%) DevOps
5 20 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.52%) E-Commerce
7 17 (13.71%) Project Management
7 17 (13.71%) Scrum
7 17 (13.71%) Waterfall
8 15 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (10.48%) BDD
9 13 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.68%) SDLC
10 12 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 12 (9.68%) Unit Testing
11 11 (8.87%) Microservices
12 9 (7.26%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (7.26%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.45%) Code Coverage
13 8 (6.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 90 (72.58%) C#
2 57 (45.97%) SQL
3 37 (29.84%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.26%) Java
4 9 (7.26%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.65%) TypeScript
6 7 (5.65%) XPath
7 6 (4.84%) Go
7 6 (4.84%) Python
7 6 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.03%) C
9 3 (2.42%) C++
9 3 (2.42%) Groovy
9 3 (2.42%) Java 8
9 3 (2.42%) Ruby
10 2 (1.61%) ES6
10 2 (1.61%) VBScript
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (1.61%) MCTS
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 14 (11.29%) Docker
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.42%) QEMU
2 3 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Puppet
2 5 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.42%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Teradata
3 7 (5.65%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.84%) Casewise
5 4 (3.23%) Intapp
6 3 (2.42%) HP
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.42%) VMware
7 2 (1.61%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.61%) Informatica
7 2 (1.61%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.61%) Okta
7 2 (1.61%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.61%) SnapLogic
8 1 (0.81%) Capita
8 1 (0.81%) Google
8 1 (0.81%) iManage
8 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.81%) Xamarin