Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 14 December 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing .NET 489 609 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.64% 9.38% 6.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.90% 32.32% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 459 453
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +5.43%
10th Percentile £291 £261 £256
90th Percentile £488 £475 £526
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +18.84%
10th Percentile £37.74 £24.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.50 £43.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.NET 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 1818 1884 2106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.11% 29.01% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1324 1323
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +14.81%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.65% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 76
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.14% -1.06%
10th Percentile £18.75 £15.35 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.90 £45.67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the North West

.NET
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the North West

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the North West

.NET
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the North West

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the North West

.NET
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 +3 334 £375 +7.14% 130
Cheshire -1 84 £330 +1.54% 68
Merseyside -16 24 £350 - 21
Lancashire -29 21 £336 +5.08% 22
Cumbria 0 5 £420 +20.00%
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 370 (75.66%) C#
2 232 (47.44%) SQL Server
3 204 (41.72%) ASP.NET
4 199 (40.70%) MVC
4 199 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (37.22%) SQL
6 181 (37.01%) JavaScript
7 130 (26.58%) CSS
8 126 (25.77%) Microsoft
9 123 (25.15%) AngularJS
10 116 (23.72%) HTML
11 98 (20.04%) TDD
12 95 (19.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 95 (19.43%) .NET Framework
13 89 (18.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 82 (16.77%) jQuery
15 67 (13.70%) Visual Studio
16 62 (12.68%) Web Services
17 58 (11.86%) WPF
18 57 (11.66%) HTML5
19 55 (11.25%) Test Automation
19 55 (11.25%) Scrum
20 52 (10.63%) WinForms
20 52 (10.63%) Finance
21 50 (10.22%) CRM
21 50 (10.22%) Web Development
22 48 (9.82%) WCF
22 48 (9.82%) Entity Framework
23 47 (9.61%) CSS3
24 46 (9.41%) Windows

.NET
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 40 (8.18%) CMS
2 27 (5.52%) Umbraco
3 26 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.09%) IIS
5 12 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.84%) NServiceBus
7 7 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.61%) Apache
9 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.41%) Drupal
10 2 (0.41%) PegaRULES
10 2 (0.41%) SAS
11 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.20%) ArchestrA
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 38 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.82%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.45%) PaaS
4 10 (2.04%) GitHub
5 9 (1.84%) IaaS
6 8 (1.64%) Office 365
7 5 (1.02%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.82%) Serverless
9 2 (0.41%) Boomi
9 2 (0.41%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.41%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) SaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.23%) DNS
2 6 (1.23%) Intranet
3 3 (0.61%) Firewall
3 3 (0.61%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.41%) SMS
5 1 (0.20%) CTI
5 1 (0.20%) DHCP
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) HTTP
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.20%) IPsec
5 1 (0.20%) NAS
5 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.20%) SAN
5 1 (0.20%) Skype
5 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (47.44%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (7.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (5.73%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.50%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (2.25%) MySQL
10 9 (1.84%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.82%) CouchDB
14 4 (0.82%) IDOL
15 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 67 (13.70%) Visual Studio
2 42 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (6.95%) Git (software)
4 25 (5.11%) JIRA
5 21 (4.29%) gulp
6 19 (3.89%) TeamCity
7 18 (3.68%) Selenium
8 14 (2.86%) AccuRev
9 13 (2.66%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.04%) Grunt
10 10 (2.04%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.64%) NUnit
11 8 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.43%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.23%) JMeter
13 6 (1.23%) WebDriver
14 5 (1.02%) ClearCase
14 5 (1.02%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 52 (10.63%) Finance
2 17 (3.48%) Back Office
3 15 (3.07%) Legal
4 13 (2.66%) Marketing
5 10 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.84%) Law
7 8 (1.64%) Banking
8 7 (1.43%) Advertising
8 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.23%) Retail
10 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.61%) Electronics
11 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.61%) Games
11 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 353 (72.19%) Developer
2 192 (39.26%) .NET Developer
3 117 (23.93%) C# Developer
4 98 (20.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 49 (10.02%) ASP.NET Developer
6 38 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 33 (6.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 33 (6.75%) Software Developer
8 32 (6.54%) Angular Developer
9 30 (6.13%) Full Stack Developer
10 26 (5.32%) CRM Developer
11 24 (4.91%) Analyst
11 24 (4.91%) Web Developer
12 23 (4.70%) SQL Developer
13 21 (4.29%) Sitecore Developer
14 20 (4.09%) Architect
14 20 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
15 18 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 17 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 16 (3.27%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (41.72%) ASP.NET
2 130 (26.58%) CSS
3 123 (25.15%) AngularJS
4 116 (23.72%) HTML
5 95 (19.43%) .NET Framework
5 95 (19.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 89 (18.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 82 (16.77%) jQuery
8 62 (12.68%) Web Services
9 58 (11.86%) WPF
10 57 (11.66%) HTML5
11 52 (10.63%) WinForms
12 48 (9.82%) Entity Framework
12 48 (9.82%) WCF
13 47 (9.61%) CSS3
14 28 (5.73%) XML
15 26 (5.32%) React
16 25 (5.11%) JSON
17 23 (4.70%) Node.js
17 23 (4.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.41%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.64%) User Experience
7 5 (1.02%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.02%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.82%) Fintech
8 4 (0.82%) Replication
8 4 (0.82%) RIA
9 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.61%) iPad
9 3 (0.61%) NHS
10 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.41%) DataPower
10 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.41%) Windows
2 13 (2.66%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.25%) Linux
3 11 (2.25%) Unix
4 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.43%) Android
5 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
1 199 (40.70%) MVC
2 98 (20.04%) TDD
3 55 (11.25%) Scrum
3 55 (11.25%) Test Automation
4 50 (10.22%) CRM
4 50 (10.22%) Web Development
5 42 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (7.98%) Unit Testing
7 32 (6.54%) DevOps
8 30 (6.13%) Software Engineering
9 27 (5.52%) E-Commerce
10 25 (5.11%) BDD
10 25 (5.11%) Migration
11 22 (4.50%) Front End Development
12 21 (4.29%) Waterfall
13 20 (4.09%) Workflow
14 19 (3.89%) SOLID
15 18 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (3.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 370 (75.66%) C#
2 182 (37.22%) SQL
3 181 (37.01%) JavaScript
4 46 (9.41%) T-SQL
5 34 (6.95%) Java
6 30 (6.13%) TypeScript
7 23 (4.70%) PowerShell
8 22 (4.50%) VB.NET
9 16 (3.27%) VB
10 12 (2.45%) Python
11 11 (2.25%) C++
12 8 (1.64%) Go
12 8 (1.64%) PHP
13 6 (1.23%) VBScript
14 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.82%) C
15 4 (0.82%) Perl
15 4 (0.82%) VB6
16 3 (0.61%) Ruby
16 3 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (5.73%) Degree
2 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.82%) ISEB
4 4 (0.82%) MCSA
4 4 (0.82%) MCSE
5 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.20%) CCNA
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.68%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (2.66%) Docker
2 11 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (1.43%) Puppet
2 6 (1.23%) Rancher
3 4 (0.82%) Ansible
3 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.61%) Mesos
5 2 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.20%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 126 (25.77%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.54%) Oracle
3 27 (5.52%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.25%) DevExpress
5 10 (2.04%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.64%) HP
7 6 (1.23%) Google
8 5 (1.02%) VMware
9 4 (0.82%) Fortinet
9 4 (0.82%) iManage
9 4 (0.82%) Interwoven
9 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.82%) Reuters
9 4 (0.82%) Siebel
10 3 (0.61%) Capita
10 3 (0.61%) Citrix
10 3 (0.61%) Nintex
10 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.61%) SAP
11 2 (0.41%) CA