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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 20 21
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing .NET 227 290 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.78% 7.54% 6.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.89% 28.24% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 203 143
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £17.42 £39.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £40.15 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +4.34%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 814 1027 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.50% 26.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 149 £375 +3.44% 120
Merseyside +8 33 £325 - 21
Cheshire -19 22 £325 -7.14% 64
Lancashire +14 12 £310 -9.96% 13
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 366 (70.93%) C#
2 230 (44.57%) ASP.NET
3 220 (42.64%) SQL Server
4 219 (42.44%) JavaScript
5 214 (41.47%) MVC
6 185 (35.85%) HTML
7 184 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
8 180 (34.88%) SQL
9 160 (31.01%) CSS
10 125 (24.22%) Microsoft
11 115 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 96 (18.60%) .NET Framework
13 90 (17.44%) jQuery
14 78 (15.12%) Scrum
15 66 (12.79%) Umbraco
16 65 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
17 59 (11.43%) Java
17 59 (11.43%) CRM
18 57 (11.05%) Visual Studio
18 57 (11.05%) Dynamics CRM
18 57 (11.05%) AngularJS
19 55 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 53 (10.27%) Windows
21 52 (10.08%) HTML5
22 50 (9.69%) Web Services
22 50 (9.69%) TDD
23 49 (9.50%) CMS
24 47 (9.11%) Team Foundation Server
25 46 (8.91%) Entity Framework
25 46 (8.91%) XML

.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 66 (12.79%) Umbraco
2 49 (9.50%) CMS
3 32 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.65%) EPiServer
5 20 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (3.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (3.10%) IIS
8 9 (1.74%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.97%) Apache
9 5 (0.97%) Confluence
9 5 (0.97%) Jetty
9 5 (0.97%) Kentico
9 5 (0.97%) Mongrel
9 5 (0.97%) nginx
9 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.39%) Immediacy CMS
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.39%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 32 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.36%) MS Office
3 6 (1.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (11.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.36%) SaaS
6 6 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.97%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.97%) PaaS
8 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.78%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.39%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
10 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.13%) Internet
2 7 (1.36%) DNS
3 6 (1.16%) DHCP
3 6 (1.16%) HTTP
3 6 (1.16%) Intranet
3 6 (1.16%) IPsec
3 6 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.97%) FTP
4 5 (0.97%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.78%) Extranet
5 4 (0.78%) SSL
6 3 (0.58%) Firewall
6 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.39%) LAN
7 2 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.39%) VoIP
7 2 (0.39%) VPN
7 2 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.19%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (42.64%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (7.56%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 30 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.10%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.74%) MySQL
11 8 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 57 (11.05%) Visual Studio
2 47 (9.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (6.40%) Git (software)
4 29 (5.62%) Selenium
5 24 (4.65%) JIRA
6 16 (3.10%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.52%) NUnit
8 9 (1.74%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.36%) AccuRev
10 6 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.16%) gulp
10 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 5 (0.97%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.97%) Subversion
11 5 (0.97%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.78%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.78%) Maven
12 4 (0.78%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (6.98%) Finance
2 19 (3.68%) Advertising
3 10 (1.94%) Banking
3 10 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.16%) Marketing
6 4 (0.78%) Games
6 4 (0.78%) Retail
7 3 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Electronics
8 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 412 (79.84%) Developer
2 217 (42.05%) .NET Developer
3 117 (22.67%) C# Developer
4 90 (17.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (7.95%) CRM Developer
6 35 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 35 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 35 (6.78%) Umbraco Developer
7 32 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 28 (5.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (5.23%) Software Developer
9 27 (5.23%) SQL Developer
10 26 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (4.46%) Microsoft Developer
12 22 (4.26%) Consultant
13 20 (3.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (3.29%) EPiServer Developer
14 17 (3.29%) Senior .NET Developer
14 17 (3.29%) VB.NET Developer
15 15 (2.91%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (44.57%) ASP.NET
2 185 (35.85%) HTML
3 160 (31.01%) CSS
4 115 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 96 (18.60%) .NET Framework
6 90 (17.44%) jQuery
7 65 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 57 (11.05%) AngularJS
9 52 (10.08%) HTML5
10 50 (9.69%) Web Services
11 46 (8.91%) Entity Framework
11 46 (8.91%) XML
12 33 (6.40%) WCF
13 32 (6.20%) WPF
14 26 (5.04%) WinForms
15 21 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 21 (4.07%) CSS3
15 21 (4.07%) REST
16 17 (3.29%) React
17 16 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 18 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.94%) iPad
4 10 (1.94%) User Experience
5 9 (1.74%) Fintech
6 8 (1.55%) Replication
7 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.39%) Clustering
10 2 (0.39%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.39%) Robotics
10 2 (0.39%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.39%) Tandem
11 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.19%) iPhone
11 1 (0.19%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.27%) Windows
2 14 (2.71%) Android
2 14 (2.71%) Linux
2 14 (2.71%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.55%) Unix
6 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.39%) CentOS
9 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (41.47%) MVC
2 184 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (15.12%) Scrum
4 59 (11.43%) CRM
5 50 (9.69%) TDD
6 40 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (7.17%) Web Development
8 35 (6.78%) OO
9 31 (6.01%) BDD
9 31 (6.01%) E-Commerce
9 31 (6.01%) Migration
10 29 (5.62%) Unit Testing
11 24 (4.65%) Automated Testing
12 22 (4.26%) OOD
12 22 (4.26%) Software Engineering
13 21 (4.07%) SOA
14 20 (3.88%) Front End Development
14 20 (3.88%) Open Source
15 19 (3.68%) SDLC
16 18 (3.49%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 366 (70.93%) C#
2 219 (42.44%) JavaScript
3 180 (34.88%) SQL
4 59 (11.43%) Java
5 40 (7.75%) VB.NET
6 25 (4.84%) T-SQL
7 21 (4.07%) C++
8 17 (3.29%) VB
9 14 (2.71%) Python
10 12 (2.33%) Ruby
11 9 (1.74%) C
11 9 (1.74%) PHP
11 9 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.74%) VB6
12 8 (1.55%) Perl
12 8 (1.55%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.58%) VBScript
14 3 (0.58%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (5.23%) Degree
2 13 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.78%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) CISSP
6 2 (0.39%) HNC
6 2 (0.39%) ISEB
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.39%) PhD
6 2 (0.39%) SANS
6 2 (0.39%) SSCP
7 1 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.23%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.97%) Docker
3 4 (0.78%) Xen
4 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) Puppet
2 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.39%) Ansible
3 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.39%) QRadar
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.19%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 125 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.43%) Sitecore
3 24 (4.65%) Oracle
4 19 (3.68%) Xamarin
5 11 (2.13%) Google
5 11 (2.13%) VMware
6 7 (1.36%) SAP
7 5 (0.97%) IBM
7 5 (0.97%) Nintex
8 4 (0.78%) HP
9 3 (0.58%) Cisco
9 3 (0.58%) Dell
9 3 (0.58%) EMC
10 2 (0.39%) Alterian
10 2 (0.39%) Apple
10 2 (0.39%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.39%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.39%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.39%) Splunk
11 1 (0.19%) MuleSoft
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Axica Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool
ECOM
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago