Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 377 716 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.36% 12.43% 9.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.98% 38.66% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 562 372
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £454 £425
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
North West median hourly rate £50.50 £36.23 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.41% -27.55% +21.21%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.46 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.40% -1.21% +12.50%

.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 1,179 1,852 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.14% 32.14% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 1,298 1,229
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +4.43% +1.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 27
North West median hourly rate £50.50 £36.23 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.41% -3.40% -6.25%
10th Percentile £17.21 £12.83 £17.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +3.66% +2.50%

.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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 -6 225 £401 +5.39% 246
Cheshire +13 89 £375 -11.76% 129
Lancashire -10 31 £363 -9.38% 33
Merseyside -20 22 £475 +5.56% 29
Cumbria -17 1 £575 +76.92% 3
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 273 (72.41%) C#
2 133 (35.28%) Azure
3 125 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 105 (27.85%) ASP.NET
6 101 (26.79%) MVC
7 100 (26.53%) SQL
8 91 (24.14%) SQL Server
9 78 (20.69%) DevOps
10 76 (20.16%) Microsoft
11 67 (17.77%) .NET Core
12 60 (15.92%) AngularJS
13 57 (15.12%) HTML
13 57 (15.12%) Java
14 54 (14.32%) AWS
15 49 (13.00%) CSS
16 48 (12.73%) TDD
17 45 (11.94%) Microservices
18 44 (11.67%) React
19 42 (11.14%) Unit Testing
20 41 (10.88%) Scrum
21 40 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
22 39 (10.34%) Serverless
23 38 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
24 37 (9.81%) jQuery
25 35 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
25 35 (9.28%) Finance
25 35 (9.28%) CRM
25 35 (9.28%) Public Sector
26 33 (8.75%) .NET Framework

.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 24 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.84%) IIS
3 12 (3.18%) Apache
3 12 (3.18%) CMS
4 9 (2.39%) nginx
4 9 (2.39%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.12%) Jetty
5 8 (2.12%) Mongrel
5 8 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.12%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.80%) WinCC
9 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 25 (6.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 32 (8.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.80%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.27%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 133 (35.28%) Azure
2 54 (14.32%) AWS
3 39 (10.34%) Serverless
4 31 (8.22%) Dynamics 365
5 30 (7.96%) Power Platform
6 27 (7.16%) GCP
7 24 (6.37%) Azure Functions
8 17 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (3.71%) PaaS
10 11 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (2.65%) IaaS
12 9 (2.39%) Office 365
13 8 (2.12%) GitHub
13 8 (2.12%) Google App Engine
14 5 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.33%) SaaS
15 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Flow
16 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.18%) HTTP
3 11 (2.92%) SSL
4 9 (2.39%) DHCP
4 9 (2.39%) DNS
4 9 (2.39%) Intranet
5 8 (2.12%) FTP
5 8 (2.12%) IPsec
6 6 (1.59%) Firewall
7 5 (1.33%) DMZ
7 5 (1.33%) Extranet
7 5 (1.33%) Internet
8 4 (1.06%) VPN
9 3 (0.80%) Network Security
10 2 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.27%) NAS
11 1 (0.27%) SAN
11 1 (0.27%) SNMP
11 1 (0.27%) WAN
11 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.49%) NoSQL
3 31 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (6.90%) Power BI
6 25 (6.63%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.33%) MySQL
8 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2019
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (8.22%) NUnit
2 27 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.31%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.92%) Selenium
7 9 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.12%) JMeter
8 8 (2.12%) Travis CI
9 7 (1.86%) JIRA
9 7 (1.86%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.59%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.33%) LoadUI
11 5 (1.33%) NeoLoad
12 4 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.06%) Moq
12 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.80%) Subversion
13 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (9.28%) Finance
1 35 (9.28%) Public Sector
2 11 (2.92%) Law
2 11 (2.92%) Publishing
3 10 (2.65%) Retail
4 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.53%) Automotive
5 2 (0.53%) Back Office
5 2 (0.53%) Banking
5 2 (0.53%) Electronics
5 2 (0.53%) Housing Association
5 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.27%) Local Government
6 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 254 (67.37%) Developer
2 163 (43.24%) .NET Developer
3 32 (8.49%) Senior Developer
4 30 (7.96%) C# Developer
5 26 (6.90%) Architect
6 25 (6.63%) Consultant
7 23 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (6.10%) Senior .NET Developer
8 22 (5.84%) Software Developer
9 20 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (3.71%) React Developer
12 12 (3.18%) Lead Developer
12 12 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 10 (2.65%) .NET Software Developer
14 10 (2.65%) C# Software Developer
14 10 (2.65%) CRM Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Developer
15 9 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (27.85%) ASP.NET
2 67 (17.77%) .NET Core
3 60 (15.92%) AngularJS
4 57 (15.12%) HTML
5 49 (13.00%) CSS
6 44 (11.67%) React
7 38 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (9.81%) jQuery
9 33 (8.75%) .NET Framework
10 26 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (5.31%) Web Services
12 19 (5.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (4.51%) Entity Framework
14 16 (4.24%) Node.js
15 14 (3.71%) Ajax
15 14 (3.71%) HTML5
15 14 (3.71%) RESTful
16 13 (3.45%) WCF
17 12 (3.18%) REST
18 11 (2.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.18%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.18%) User Experience
5 10 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.80%) NHS
7 3 (0.80%) SCADA
8 2 (0.53%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.53%) Clustering
8 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.27%) Life Science
9 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.27%) Robotics
9 1 (0.27%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.16%) Linux
2 20 (5.31%) Windows
3 13 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.18%) Ubuntu
4 12 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.65%) CentOS
6 9 (2.39%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.12%) Android
8 4 (1.06%) Unix
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.27%) MVS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (26.79%) MVC
3 78 (20.69%) DevOps
4 48 (12.73%) TDD
5 45 (11.94%) Microservices
6 42 (11.14%) Unit Testing
7 41 (10.88%) Scrum
8 35 (9.28%) CRM
9 33 (8.75%) Kanban
10 29 (7.69%) Workflow
11 26 (6.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 25 (6.63%) Configuration Management
13 24 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (6.37%) OO
13 24 (6.37%) Test Automation
14 23 (6.10%) Case Management
15 22 (5.84%) Open Source
16 18 (4.77%) Web Development
17 17 (4.51%) Infrastructure as Code
17 17 (4.51%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 273 (72.41%) C#
2 117 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 100 (26.53%) SQL
4 57 (15.12%) Java
5 28 (7.43%) VBA
6 18 (4.77%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.77%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.39%) Python
9 8 (2.12%) C
9 8 (2.12%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.86%) Ruby
11 6 (1.59%) C++
12 3 (0.80%) PHP
12 3 (0.80%) VB
13 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.53%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.53%) VB6
13 2 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.65%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.80%) Degree
6 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.51%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) GDPR
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (4.24%) Docker
2 12 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.12%) Xen
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (4.77%) Terraform
2 15 (3.98%) Ansible
2 15 (3.98%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.98%) Nagios
3 13 (3.45%) Grafana
3 13 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.45%) Prometheus
4 10 (2.65%) Puppet
5 4 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 76 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.24%) Google
3 10 (2.65%) Xamarin
4 8 (2.12%) Oracle
4 8 (2.12%) SAP
4 8 (2.12%) VMware
5 4 (1.06%) Nintex
6 3 (0.80%) Okta
7 2 (0.53%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.53%) IBM
7 2 (0.53%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.53%) New Relic
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.53%) Sage
7 2 (0.53%) Splunk
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco
8 1 (0.27%) Citrix
8 1 (0.27%) NETGEAR
8 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.27%) webMethods