Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 109 98
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 +38
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 121 94 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.13% 1.73% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.65% 5.29% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 69 87
North West median daily rate £385 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £293 £300 £270
90th Percentile £483 £448 £575
England median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +13.33%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -10.83%

.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 1,820 1,776 1,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.04% 32.67% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,269 1,225 1,259
North West median daily rate £410 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% - -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £525
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 25
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -3.85% +15.93%
10th Percentile £12.68 £17.78 £17.30
90th Percentile £48.13 £43.00 £55.18
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

.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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -14 58 £361 +3.21% 46
Merseyside +18 32 £425 +13.33% 22
Cheshire +7 25 £402 +7.20% 31
Lancashire -15 5 £225 -27.42% 18
.NET Framework
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) .NET
2 102 (84.30%) C#
3 59 (48.76%) MVC
4 56 (46.28%) SQL Server
5 53 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
7 44 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 44 (36.36%) SQL
8 42 (34.71%) HTML
9 36 (29.75%) Entity Framework
10 33 (27.27%) CSS
10 33 (27.27%) Web Services
11 32 (26.45%) ASP.NET
12 30 (24.79%) CRM
12 30 (24.79%) Dynamics CRM
13 26 (21.49%) Workflow
14 21 (17.36%) Case Management
15 20 (16.53%) Dynamics 365
15 20 (16.53%) E-Commerce
16 18 (14.88%) ITIL
16 18 (14.88%) Test Automation
16 18 (14.88%) RESTful
16 18 (14.88%) DevOps
16 18 (14.88%) User Experience
17 17 (14.05%) NoSQL
17 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
17 17 (14.05%) VB.NET
17 17 (14.05%) Data Modelling
17 17 (14.05%) WinForms

.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 11 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 30 (24.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.53%) Dynamics 365
2 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.65%) GitHub
5 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.83%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (46.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.05%) NoSQL
3 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.65%) QlikView
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) Power BI
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 16 (13.22%) JIRA
3 15 (12.40%) AccuRev
4 13 (10.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (5.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (5.79%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.13%) Selenium
7 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.31%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.31%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.48%) JUnit
8 3 (2.48%) NUnit
9 2 (1.65%) Plastic SCM
10 1 (0.83%) Appium
10 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (4.96%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Legal
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Back Office
4 2 (1.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (76.86%) Developer
2 65 (53.72%) .NET Developer
3 27 (22.31%) C# Developer
4 22 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (8.26%) CRM Developer
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Developer
6 9 (7.44%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Team Leader
6 9 (7.44%) VB.NET Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.79%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Tester
11 3 (2.48%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.48%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (100.00%) .NET
2 42 (34.71%) HTML
3 36 (29.75%) Entity Framework
4 33 (27.27%) CSS
4 33 (27.27%) Web Services
5 32 (26.45%) ASP.NET
6 18 (14.88%) RESTful
7 17 (14.05%) WinForms
7 17 (14.05%) WPF
8 16 (13.22%) .NET Core
8 16 (13.22%) WCF
9 15 (12.40%) AngularJS
9 15 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (11.57%) Node.js
11 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (9.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (9.09%) REST
13 10 (8.26%) ADO.NET
13 10 (8.26%) SOAP
14 6 (4.96%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) User Experience
2 9 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (48.76%) MVC
2 53 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.79%) CRM
4 26 (21.49%) Workflow
5 21 (17.36%) Case Management
6 20 (16.53%) E-Commerce
7 18 (14.88%) DevOps
7 18 (14.88%) ITIL
7 18 (14.88%) Test Automation
8 17 (14.05%) Computer Science
8 17 (14.05%) Data Modelling
8 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
9 16 (13.22%) Service Management
10 15 (12.40%) TDD
11 13 (10.74%) Configuration Management
12 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 10 (8.26%) Data Migration
14 10 (8.26%) Migration
14 10 (8.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 102 (84.30%) C#
2 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 44 (36.36%) SQL
3 17 (14.05%) VB.NET
4 16 (13.22%) Java
5 13 (10.74%) Python
6 12 (9.92%) Ruby
6 12 (9.92%) Scala
7 10 (8.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) ES6
9 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
Vendors
1 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle
3 4 (3.31%) Apple
4 3 (2.48%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.65%) iManage
5 2 (1.65%) Telerik
6 1 (0.83%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) Intapp
6 1 (0.83%) UiPath