Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 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 (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 15 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 574 440 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.80% 8.02% 7.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.25% 25.99% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 332 408
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £268 £263 £256
90th Percentile £488 £475 £500
England median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 23
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.18% -9.46% -12.94%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%

.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 2,032 1,693 2,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.69% 30.87% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,374 1,126 1,372
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
10th Percentile £290 £274 £270
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 26 57 60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +12.91%
10th Percentile £12.83 £18.78 £17.26
90th Percentile £61.91 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.13 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.61% +8.57%

.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 21 June 2018.

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
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 21 June 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 +3 376 £375 - 214
Cheshire +20 146 £365 +4.29% 89
Merseyside -10 23 £345 +6.15% 49
Lancashire -16 17 £535 +78.33% 33
Cumbria -3 2 £375 +25.00% 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 432 (75.26%) C#
2 255 (44.43%) SQL Server
3 235 (40.94%) SQL
3 235 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (38.68%) MVC
5 200 (34.84%) ASP.NET
6 173 (30.14%) JavaScript
7 137 (23.87%) HTML
8 131 (22.82%) CSS
9 123 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 123 (21.43%) .NET Framework
10 113 (19.69%) Web Services
11 107 (18.64%) AngularJS
12 95 (16.55%) TDD
13 89 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 82 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 69 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 69 (12.02%) Visual Studio
16 68 (11.85%) jQuery
17 66 (11.50%) JIRA
17 66 (11.50%) Entity Framework
18 63 (10.98%) WPF
18 63 (10.98%) DevOps
19 62 (10.80%) Java
20 61 (10.63%) WCF
21 59 (10.28%) E-Commerce
21 59 (10.28%) .NET Core
22 55 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
23 53 (9.23%) REST
24 52 (9.06%) Git (software)

.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 37 (6.45%) CMS
2 19 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.61%) Confluence
4 13 (2.26%) Umbraco
5 12 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.74%) Orchard CMS
7 6 (1.05%) IIS
7 6 (1.05%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.70%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.35%) Drupal
10 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.17%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.35%) HipChat
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.70%) DELMIA
4 3 (0.52%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 89 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.74%) GitHub
3 10 (1.74%) PaaS
4 8 (1.39%) iPaaS
4 8 (1.39%) SaaS
5 6 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.87%) Serverless
7 4 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.70%) IaaS
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.35%) Boomi
9 2 (0.35%) Office 365
9 2 (0.35%) Trello
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.92%) Internet
2 5 (0.87%) Firewall
2 5 (0.87%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.70%) SMS
4 3 (0.52%) DSL
4 3 (0.52%) SSH
4 3 (0.52%) VPN
5 2 (0.35%) HTTP
5 2 (0.35%) Network Security
5 2 (0.35%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) VLAN
6 1 (0.17%) DHCP
6 1 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) IPsec
6 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (44.43%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.54%) NoSQL
3 38 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 31 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.79%) RavenDB
8 15 (2.61%) DB2
9 14 (2.44%) MySQL
9 14 (2.44%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.44%) Redis
10 13 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.05%) Big Data
12 6 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.87%) Riak
14 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (12.02%) Visual Studio
2 66 (11.50%) JIRA
3 52 (9.06%) Git (software)
4 33 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (5.05%) AccuRev
7 18 (3.14%) Bitbucket
8 17 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 16 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (2.26%) Selenium
11 12 (2.09%) NUnit
12 11 (1.92%) eggPlant
12 11 (1.92%) Subversion
13 10 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.74%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.05%) Grunt
14 6 (1.05%) gulp
15 5 (0.87%) Rational Rose
15 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (8.89%) Finance
2 23 (4.01%) Games
3 22 (3.83%) Law
4 18 (3.14%) Back Office
5 17 (2.96%) Legal
6 14 (2.44%) Marketing
7 13 (2.26%) Banking
8 8 (1.39%) Retail
9 7 (1.22%) Billing
10 5 (0.87%) Advertising
10 5 (0.87%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.70%) Automotive
11 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Publishing
12 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 397 (69.16%) Developer
2 229 (39.90%) .NET Developer
3 135 (23.52%) C# Developer
4 96 (16.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 42 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 41 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 34 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 33 (5.75%) Architect
10 27 (4.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (4.18%) Lead Developer
12 23 (4.01%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.66%) Angular Developer
14 19 (3.31%) C# Software Developer
14 19 (3.31%) Consultant
14 19 (3.31%) Web Developer
15 18 (3.14%) .NET Software Developer
16 17 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (34.84%) ASP.NET
2 137 (23.87%) HTML
3 131 (22.82%) CSS
4 123 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 113 (19.69%) Web Services
6 107 (18.64%) AngularJS
7 82 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 69 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 68 (11.85%) jQuery
10 66 (11.50%) Entity Framework
11 63 (10.98%) WPF
12 61 (10.63%) WCF
13 59 (10.28%) .NET Core
14 53 (9.23%) REST
15 48 (8.36%) SOAP
15 48 (8.36%) WinForms
16 47 (8.19%) HTML5
17 43 (7.49%) XML
18 40 (6.97%) React
19 35 (6.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.61%) User Experience
6 10 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.39%) Semantic Web
8 7 (1.22%) NHS
8 7 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.05%) Fintech
10 5 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.52%) W3C
12 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.35%) Raspberry Pi
12 2 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.75%) Windows
2 18 (3.14%) Android
2 18 (3.14%) Apple iOS
3 17 (2.96%) Linux
4 15 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.70%) CentOS
5 4 (0.70%) Unix
5 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.35%) Debian
6 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (38.68%) MVC
3 95 (16.55%) TDD
4 63 (10.98%) DevOps
5 59 (10.28%) E-Commerce
6 55 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (8.01%) Scrum
8 43 (7.49%) BDD
9 42 (7.32%) Waterfall
9 42 (7.32%) Web Development
10 40 (6.97%) Test Automation
11 39 (6.79%) CRM
12 36 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (5.75%) Software Engineering
14 28 (4.88%) Microservices
15 26 (4.53%) SDLC
15 26 (4.53%) Unit Testing
16 25 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (4.36%) Project Management
17 24 (4.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 432 (75.26%) C#
2 235 (40.94%) SQL
3 173 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 62 (10.80%) Java
5 51 (8.89%) VB.NET
6 38 (6.62%) T-SQL
7 27 (4.70%) VB
8 23 (4.01%) PHP
9 17 (2.96%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.96%) Python
10 15 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.44%) C++
12 11 (1.92%) C
12 11 (1.92%) Erlang
12 11 (1.92%) Go
13 8 (1.39%) XPath
14 6 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.87%) ES6
15 5 (0.87%) Ruby
15 5 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (4.88%) Degree
2 8 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.52%) MCTS
5 2 (0.35%) CISSP
5 2 (0.35%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.17%) MCSA
6 1 (0.17%) MCSE
6 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.92%) QA
2 9 (1.57%) SLA
3 6 (1.05%) WAI
4 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (3.48%) Docker
2 8 (1.39%) Varnish
3 7 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.52%) QEMU
4 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (2.79%) Puppet
2 12 (2.09%) Kibana
3 5 (0.87%) Ansible
3 5 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.70%) Terraform
5 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) Mesos
6 1 (0.17%) Salt
6 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 123 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.66%) Xamarin
3 16 (2.79%) Atlassian
4 14 (2.44%) Teradata
5 12 (2.09%) Oracle
6 10 (1.74%) Capita
6 10 (1.74%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.39%) Intapp
8 5 (0.87%) Casewise
8 5 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (0.87%) VMware
8 5 (0.87%) webMethods
9 4 (0.70%) Splunk
10 3 (0.52%) BT
10 3 (0.52%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.52%) Google
10 3 (0.52%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.52%) Symantec
11 2 (0.35%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.35%) SnapLogic