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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 19 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing .NET 216 264 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.37% 6.87% 6.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.43% 27.56% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 196 163
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Median hourly rate £36.63 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% -2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.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 884 958 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.16% 24.93% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 675 523
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.25 £27.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.64% -34.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.78 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

.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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 +4 131 £355 +1.42% 129
Cheshire -1 41 £355 -5.33% 46
Merseyside +1 28 £325 - 20
Lancashire -11 7 £300 - 19
Cumbria +1 1 £300 -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 323 (73.24%) C#
2 206 (46.71%) MVC
3 192 (43.54%) JavaScript
4 191 (43.31%) ASP.NET
5 177 (40.14%) SQL Server
6 173 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (36.96%) SQL
8 142 (32.20%) HTML
9 138 (31.29%) CSS
10 113 (25.62%) jQuery
11 97 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 97 (22.00%) Microsoft
12 84 (19.05%) .NET Framework
13 82 (18.59%) Scrum
14 71 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 69 (15.65%) TDD
16 63 (14.29%) HTML5
17 61 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
18 60 (13.61%) AngularJS
19 53 (12.02%) Java
20 47 (10.66%) Web Services
21 45 (10.20%) Entity Framework
22 44 (9.98%) Test Automation
22 44 (9.98%) Greenfield Project
23 41 (9.30%) Git (software)
23 41 (9.30%) CRM
24 40 (9.07%) Unit Testing
24 40 (9.07%) Dynamics CRM
25 39 (8.84%) Sitecore
26 38 (8.62%) Umbraco

.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 38 (8.62%) Umbraco
2 35 (7.94%) CMS
3 24 (5.44%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (3.85%) EPiServer
6 13 (2.95%) IIS
7 11 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.59%) Confluence
9 6 (1.36%) JBoss
10 5 (1.13%) Apache
10 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.91%) Jetty
11 4 (0.91%) Mongrel
11 4 (0.91%) nginx
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.91%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 40 (9.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.81%) Office 365
4 6 (1.36%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.91%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.68%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) SaaS
7 3 (0.68%) Yammer
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.45%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.81%) DNS
1 8 (1.81%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.36%) HTTP
2 6 (1.36%) IPsec
3 5 (1.13%) FTP
3 5 (1.13%) X.509
4 4 (0.91%) DHCP
4 4 (0.91%) SSL
4 4 (0.91%) VPN
5 2 (0.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.45%) LAN
5 2 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.45%) VoIP
5 2 (0.45%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) AMQP
6 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.23%) Internet
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) RS-232
6 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (40.14%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 27 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (5.22%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (2.49%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.04%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.36%) MySQL
13 6 (1.36%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.68%) Big Data
15 3 (0.68%) IDOL
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.39%) Visual Studio
3 36 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (7.03%) JIRA
5 21 (4.76%) Selenium
6 19 (4.31%) gulp
7 18 (4.08%) NUnit
8 14 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.49%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.27%) AccuRev
10 10 (2.27%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.36%) JUnit
11 6 (1.36%) Moq
11 6 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.91%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.91%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.91%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.68%) Jasmine
General
1 23 (5.22%) Finance
2 12 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.49%) Banking
4 10 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.59%) Games
5 7 (1.59%) Retail
6 6 (1.36%) Advertising
7 5 (1.13%) Back Office
7 5 (1.13%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 310 (70.29%) Developer
2 162 (36.73%) .NET Developer
3 73 (16.55%) C# Developer
4 58 (13.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (7.48%) Sitecore Developer
6 32 (7.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (7.26%) Software Developer
7 26 (5.90%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.67%) CRM Developer
9 24 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 24 (5.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (5.44%) Umbraco Developer
10 22 (4.99%) Architect
11 20 (4.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 16 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
13 15 (3.40%) Lead Developer
13 15 (3.40%) SQL Developer
14 13 (2.95%) Technical Leader
15 12 (2.72%) Senior .NET Developer
16 11 (2.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (43.31%) ASP.NET
2 142 (32.20%) HTML
3 138 (31.29%) CSS
4 113 (25.62%) jQuery
5 97 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 84 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 71 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 63 (14.29%) HTML5
9 60 (13.61%) AngularJS
10 47 (10.66%) Web Services
11 45 (10.20%) Entity Framework
12 31 (7.03%) XML
13 30 (6.80%) WPF
14 29 (6.58%) WCF
15 28 (6.35%) CSS3
16 25 (5.67%) WinForms
17 23 (5.22%) Sass
18 21 (4.76%) RESTful
19 20 (4.54%) REST
20 19 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.98%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (4.54%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.36%) Fintech
6 6 (1.36%) iPad
7 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.13%) User Experience
8 4 (0.91%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.91%) Replication
9 3 (0.68%) NHS
9 3 (0.68%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.45%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.23%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.23%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.39%) Windows
2 16 (3.63%) Linux
3 14 (3.17%) Unix
4 13 (2.95%) Android
5 11 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (46.71%) MVC
2 173 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (18.59%) Scrum
4 69 (15.65%) TDD
5 61 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (9.98%) Test Automation
7 41 (9.30%) CRM
8 40 (9.07%) Unit Testing
9 36 (8.16%) Web Development
10 30 (6.80%) OO
11 28 (6.35%) DevOps
12 25 (5.67%) E-Commerce
12 25 (5.67%) Software Engineering
13 22 (4.99%) BDD
14 21 (4.76%) Refactoring
15 18 (4.08%) Data Modelling
15 18 (4.08%) Migration
16 16 (3.63%) Microservices
16 16 (3.63%) OOP
16 16 (3.63%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 323 (73.24%) C#
2 192 (43.54%) JavaScript
3 163 (36.96%) SQL
4 53 (12.02%) Java
5 31 (7.03%) VB.NET
6 26 (5.90%) C++
7 18 (4.08%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.95%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.72%) Python
10 11 (2.49%) VB
11 9 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.36%) VB6
14 5 (1.13%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.13%) Go
14 5 (1.13%) Scala
15 3 (0.68%) C
15 3 (0.68%) COBOL
15 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (7.26%) Degree
2 10 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.68%) MCPD
4 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.45%) CISSP
5 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.45%) HNC
5 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.45%) PhD
5 2 (0.45%) SANS
5 2 (0.45%) SSCP
6 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) MCSD
6 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.48%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) Xen
3 3 (0.68%) Docker
3 3 (0.68%) UAG
4 1 (0.23%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.81%) Puppet
2 7 (1.59%) Ansible
3 5 (1.13%) Mesos
4 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.45%) QRadar
5 2 (0.45%) Terraform
6 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) Wonderware InTouch
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.84%) Sitecore
3 35 (7.94%) Oracle
4 9 (2.04%) VMware
5 8 (1.81%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.36%) SAP
7 5 (1.13%) Google
7 5 (1.13%) IBM
8 3 (0.68%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.68%) HP
8 3 (0.68%) iManage
8 3 (0.68%) Interwoven
8 3 (0.68%) NVIDIA
8 3 (0.68%) Reuters
8 3 (0.68%) Siebel
9 2 (0.45%) Apple
9 2 (0.45%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.45%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.45%) Splunk
9 2 (0.45%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago