Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 98 127
Rank change year-on-year -22 +29 -13
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 82 126 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.55% 2.11% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.77% 6.88% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 90 86
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £272
90th Percentile £521 £575 £488
England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.09% -12.35%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £29.39 £38.00
% change year-on-year +53.13% -22.66% -7.88%

.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 1,719 1,832 2,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.40% 30.64% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,182 1,266 1,337
North West median daily rate £389 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £278 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 89
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.20% +24.26% +34.32%
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.55 £16.79
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.29 £47.07
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.72
% change year-on-year - +3.32% +10.61%

.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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +10 59 £350 - 40
Cheshire -13 13 £475 +39.71% 31
Lancashire +8 5 £310 +16.98% 11
Merseyside 0 3 £388 +7.64% 16
.NET Framework
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 82 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (71.95%) MVC
3 57 (69.51%) C#
4 50 (60.98%) SQL Server
5 49 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (42.68%) SQL
7 34 (41.46%) ASP.NET
8 33 (40.24%) Entity Framework
9 32 (39.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (34.15%) JavaScript
11 27 (32.93%) AngularJS
12 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
13 24 (29.27%) HTML
14 22 (26.83%) Visual Studio
14 22 (26.83%) TDD
14 22 (26.83%) WCF
15 21 (25.61%) WinForms
15 21 (25.61%) CSS
16 20 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (21.95%) Web Services
17 18 (21.95%) WPF
18 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
19 15 (18.29%) Scrum
19 15 (18.29%) JIRA
20 13 (15.85%) Windows
20 13 (15.85%) XML
20 13 (15.85%) jQuery
20 13 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
20 13 (15.85%) DevOps

.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 4 (4.88%) CMS
2 3 (3.66%) Confluence
3 2 (2.44%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.22%) DELMIA
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.76%) IaaS
4 5 (6.10%) PaaS
5 4 (4.88%) SaaS
6 3 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.66%) Serverless
7 2 (2.44%) Boomi
7 2 (2.44%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (60.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.63%) NoSQL
3 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Visual Studio
2 20 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (18.29%) JIRA
4 10 (12.20%) AccuRev
4 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.88%) Rational Rose
8 3 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.66%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.66%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.66%) MSI
8 3 (3.66%) NUnit
8 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (3.66%) Subversion
8 3 (3.66%) WinDbg
9 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.22%) Moq
10 1 (1.22%) MSTest
10 1 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Back Office
2 4 (4.88%) Billing
2 4 (4.88%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (64.63%) Developer
2 32 (39.02%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.73%) C# Developer
4 13 (15.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Software Developer
6 10 (12.20%) Desktop Support
7 9 (10.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (9.76%) Consultant
9 7 (8.54%) Angular Developer
9 7 (8.54%) Architect
10 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (6.10%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (6.10%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) React Developer
12 3 (3.66%) Integration Consultant
12 3 (3.66%) Lead Architect
12 3 (3.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (100.00%) .NET
2 34 (41.46%) ASP.NET
3 33 (40.24%) Entity Framework
4 32 (39.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (32.93%) AngularJS
6 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (29.27%) HTML
8 22 (26.83%) WCF
9 21 (25.61%) CSS
9 21 (25.61%) WinForms
10 18 (21.95%) Web Services
10 18 (21.95%) WPF
11 13 (15.85%) jQuery
11 13 (15.85%) XML
12 11 (13.41%) REST
13 10 (12.20%) HTML5
13 10 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (10.98%) JSON
14 9 (10.98%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (9.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.66%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.66%) Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (71.95%) MVC
2 49 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.83%) TDD
4 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
5 15 (18.29%) Scrum
6 13 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.85%) DevOps
7 10 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.20%) Waterfall
8 9 (10.98%) SDLC
8 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Web Application Development
9 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.32%) BDD
10 6 (7.32%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (7.32%) Kanban
11 5 (6.10%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (6.10%) SOLID
11 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
11 5 (6.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (69.51%) C#
2 35 (42.68%) SQL
3 28 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.10%) XPath
6 4 (4.88%) Java
6 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.66%) Go
7 3 (3.66%) Python
7 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.22%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Casewise
2 4 (4.88%) Intapp
3 3 (3.66%) HP
3 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.44%) Blue Prism
4 2 (2.44%) Capita
4 2 (2.44%) Informatica
4 2 (2.44%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.44%) SnapLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Xamarin