Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 16 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 604 489 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.84% 8.51% 7.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.95% 26.26% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 354 416
North West median daily rate £375 £355 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +4.03% -5.21%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £251
90th Percentile £475 £450 £491
England median daily rate £450 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +6.76% +5.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 16
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £41.88 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.34% +15.52% -14.71%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.45% +11.29% -3.13%

.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 2,161 1,862 1,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.21% 32.41% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,477 1,238 1,340
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 41
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +19.40% -10.67%
10th Percentile £13.05 £16.40 £21.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.48 £45.00
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -2.70%

.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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +3 422 £375 +3.45% 220
Cheshire +14 133 £375 +3.81% 83
Merseyside -4 22 £285 -12.31% 26
Lancashire -14 14 £345 +6.15% 39
Cumbria -5 5 £375 +4.17% 4
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 466 (77.15%) C#
2 244 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (39.57%) MVC
4 238 (39.40%) SQL
5 231 (38.25%) SQL Server
6 205 (33.94%) ASP.NET
7 188 (31.13%) JavaScript
8 140 (23.18%) Microsoft
9 135 (22.35%) HTML
10 125 (20.70%) CSS
10 125 (20.70%) .NET Framework
11 122 (20.20%) Web Services
12 120 (19.87%) AngularJS
13 115 (19.04%) TDD
14 111 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 107 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 78 (12.91%) .NET Core
17 70 (11.59%) Entity Framework
18 67 (11.09%) jQuery
19 66 (10.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 64 (10.60%) Scrum
20 64 (10.60%) Visual Studio
20 64 (10.60%) DevOps
21 63 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
22 62 (10.26%) JIRA
23 59 (9.77%) WCF
23 59 (9.77%) Git (software)
24 56 (9.27%) Java
24 56 (9.27%) VB.NET
25 55 (9.11%) Test Automation

.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 31 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.80%) CMS
3 12 (1.99%) Confluence
4 10 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.66%) Orchard CMS
5 7 (1.16%) IIS
5 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.16%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.83%) NServiceBus
7 4 (0.66%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 2 (0.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 32 (5.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) DELMIA
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 111 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.98%) GitHub
4 14 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.16%) SaaS
6 6 (0.99%) iPaaS
7 5 (0.83%) IaaS
8 4 (0.66%) Boomi
8 4 (0.66%) PaaS
9 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.50%) Office 365
9 3 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.50%) Serverless
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.33%) npm
10 2 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.82%) Internet
2 7 (1.16%) HTTP
3 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.66%) DNS
4 4 (0.66%) FTP
4 4 (0.66%) SMS
4 4 (0.66%) SSL
5 3 (0.50%) DHCP
5 3 (0.50%) DSL
5 3 (0.50%) IPsec
5 3 (0.50%) SSH
5 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.33%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) Intranet
6 2 (0.33%) VLAN
6 2 (0.33%) VPN
7 1 (0.17%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) Multicast
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (38.25%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.45%) NoSQL
3 34 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 32 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
6 17 (2.81%) MySQL
6 17 (2.81%) RavenDB
6 17 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.48%) DB2
8 14 (2.32%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.32%) Redis
9 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.32%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.83%) Big Data
15 4 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 64 (10.60%) Visual Studio
2 62 (10.26%) JIRA
3 59 (9.77%) Git (software)
4 39 (6.46%) Jenkins
5 33 (5.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (4.97%) Selenium
7 29 (4.80%) TeamCity
8 24 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (3.31%) AccuRev
10 19 (3.15%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.99%) NUnit
12 9 (1.49%) eggPlant
12 9 (1.49%) gulp
12 9 (1.49%) Subversion
13 8 (1.32%) WebDriver
14 7 (1.16%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.16%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.99%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (7.62%) Finance
2 23 (3.81%) Law
3 22 (3.64%) Games
4 20 (3.31%) Banking
5 19 (3.15%) Legal
6 13 (2.15%) Back Office
6 13 (2.15%) Retail
7 11 (1.82%) Marketing
8 8 (1.32%) Automotive
9 6 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.66%) Advertising
10 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 444 (73.51%) Developer
2 273 (45.20%) .NET Developer
3 153 (25.33%) C# Developer
4 111 (18.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (8.61%) Full Stack Developer
6 47 (7.78%) Software Developer
6 47 (7.78%) SQL Developer
7 38 (6.29%) ASP.NET Developer
8 34 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 28 (4.64%) Angular Developer
9 28 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (3.48%) .NET Software Developer
10 21 (3.48%) Architect
10 21 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (3.48%) Lead Developer
10 21 (3.48%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.15%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (2.65%) Consultant
12 16 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (33.94%) ASP.NET
2 135 (22.35%) HTML
3 125 (20.70%) .NET Framework
3 125 (20.70%) CSS
4 122 (20.20%) Web Services
5 120 (19.87%) AngularJS
6 107 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 78 (12.91%) .NET Core
8 70 (11.59%) Entity Framework
9 67 (11.09%) jQuery
10 66 (10.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 59 (9.77%) WCF
12 49 (8.11%) REST
13 47 (7.78%) WPF
14 46 (7.62%) HTML5
14 46 (7.62%) SOAP
15 45 (7.45%) React
16 43 (7.12%) WinForms
17 41 (6.79%) RESTful
17 41 (6.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.66%) User Experience
7 8 (1.32%) NHS
7 8 (1.32%) Semantic Web
8 7 (1.16%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.99%) Fintech
9 6 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.83%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.83%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.83%) Online Gambling
11 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.66%) Online Games
12 3 (0.50%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.33%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.28%) Windows
2 25 (4.14%) Linux
3 17 (2.81%) Android
3 17 (2.81%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.16%) Unix
6 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) Debian
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (39.57%) MVC
3 115 (19.04%) TDD
4 64 (10.60%) DevOps
4 64 (10.60%) Scrum
5 63 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (9.11%) Test Automation
7 54 (8.94%) E-Commerce
8 49 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (7.95%) BDD
10 46 (7.62%) CRM
11 39 (6.46%) Software Engineering
11 39 (6.46%) Web Development
12 38 (6.29%) Unit Testing
13 32 (5.30%) SDLC
14 27 (4.47%) Waterfall
15 24 (3.97%) Workflow
16 23 (3.81%) Project Management
17 20 (3.31%) Migration
17 20 (3.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 466 (77.15%) C#
2 238 (39.40%) SQL
3 188 (31.13%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.27%) Java
4 56 (9.27%) VB.NET
5 41 (6.79%) T-SQL
6 26 (4.30%) VB
7 22 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.31%) Python
9 19 (3.15%) PHP
10 15 (2.48%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.32%) C++
12 12 (1.99%) C
13 11 (1.82%) Erlang
14 8 (1.32%) Go
15 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.83%) ES6
17 5 (0.83%) Ruby
18 4 (0.66%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (5.13%) Degree
2 14 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.66%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.33%) CISSP
6 2 (0.33%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.33%) ISEB
6 2 (0.33%) MCSA
6 2 (0.33%) MCSE
6 2 (0.33%) MCTS
7 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.31%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) WAI
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (4.80%) Docker
2 8 (1.32%) Varnish
3 6 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.50%) QEMU
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (2.98%) Puppet
3 12 (1.99%) Kibana
4 7 (1.16%) Ansible
4 7 (1.16%) Terraform
5 5 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.50%) Salt
8 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 140 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.98%) Oracle
3 14 (2.32%) Teradata
4 13 (2.15%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.66%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.49%) Capita
7 8 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.99%) Google
9 5 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (0.83%) VMware
9 5 (0.83%) webMethods
10 4 (0.66%) ESRI
10 4 (0.66%) Informatica
10 4 (0.66%) Isilon
10 4 (0.66%) Mapbox
10 4 (0.66%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.66%) NetApp
11 3 (0.50%) Casewise
11 3 (0.50%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.50%) Saba