Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 106 112
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +38
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 88 124 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.66% 2.02% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.55% 5.79% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 97 75
North West median daily rate £370 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +1.39% +5.11%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £288
90th Percentile £494 £438 £438
England median daily rate £450 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
North West median hourly rate £42.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £37.08 - £40.63
90th Percentile £42.80 - £44.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +30.77%

.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 1,587 2,140 1,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.01% 34.93% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 1,457 1,230
North West median daily rate £422 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% +2.89% +0.32%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £548 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 61
North West median hourly rate £40.37 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.34% -12.50% +19.40%
10th Percentile £15.81 £12.83 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.33 £55.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.83% +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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -15 41 £410 +17.14% 51
Cheshire +8 31 £355 -5.33% 16
Lancashire +16 9 £350 +14.75% 7
Merseyside -8 7 £238 +5.56% 5
.NET Framework
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 74 (84.09%) C#
3 66 (75.00%) MVC
4 53 (60.23%) SQL Server
5 52 (59.09%) Entity Framework
6 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
7 47 (53.41%) CSS
8 45 (51.14%) HTML
8 45 (51.14%) ASP.NET
9 43 (48.86%) SQL
10 34 (38.64%) AngularJS
11 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (32.95%) HTML5
13 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (30.68%) jQuery
14 26 (29.55%) Visual Studio
15 25 (28.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (27.27%) CSS3
17 23 (26.14%) Microsoft
18 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (22.73%) Azure
19 16 (18.18%) WCF
20 15 (17.05%) .NET Core
21 14 (15.91%) TDD
22 13 (14.77%) Web Development
22 13 (14.77%) Scrum
23 12 (13.64%) Web Services
23 12 (13.64%) XML
24 11 (12.50%) Unit Testing
24 11 (12.50%) Vue.js

.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 7 (7.95%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) Confluence
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.14%) Adobe XD
1 1 (1.14%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Azure
2 6 (6.82%) AWS
3 2 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (60.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.14%) Power BI
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.14%) SQLite
7 1 (1.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 26 (29.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.95%) JIRA
3 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 3 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.41%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.41%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.41%) eggPlant
5 3 (3.41%) Rational Robot
5 3 (3.41%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.27%) Selenium
6 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.14%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.14%) Moq
7 1 (1.14%) NUnit
7 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (5.68%) Law
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (85.23%) Developer
2 58 (65.91%) .NET Developer
3 27 (30.68%) C# Developer
4 23 (26.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 11 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.95%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.82%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (6.82%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Angular Developer
10 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.55%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
11 3 (3.41%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (59.09%) Entity Framework
3 47 (53.41%) CSS
4 45 (51.14%) ASP.NET
4 45 (51.14%) HTML
5 34 (38.64%) AngularJS
6 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (32.95%) HTML5
8 27 (30.68%) jQuery
9 25 (28.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (27.27%) CSS3
11 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (18.18%) WCF
13 15 (17.05%) .NET Core
14 12 (13.64%) Web Services
14 12 (13.64%) XML
15 11 (12.50%) Vue.js
16 9 (10.23%) LINQ
17 8 (9.09%) JSON
17 8 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.14%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Android
2 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.00%) MVC
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) TDD
4 13 (14.77%) Scrum
4 13 (14.77%) Web Development
5 11 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 9 (10.23%) SOLID
7 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.68%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.68%) Workflow
10 4 (4.55%) Pair Programming
10 4 (4.55%) Project Management
10 4 (4.55%) SDLC
10 4 (4.55%) User Stories
11 3 (3.41%) Code Coverage
11 3 (3.41%) Kanban
11 3 (3.41%) Project Planning
11 3 (3.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (84.09%) C#
2 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 43 (48.86%) SQL
4 10 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.55%) VB
5 4 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.41%) Java
6 3 (3.41%) VB6
6 3 (3.41%) XPath
7 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.27%) VBA
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe
4 1 (1.14%) iManage
4 1 (1.14%) Telerik