Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing .NET 617 439 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.42% 7.83% 8.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.36% 25.30% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 319 444
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £299 £250
90th Percentile £488 £475 £486
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £41.88 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% +3.40% -4.71%
10th Percentile £20.63 £31.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £61.30 £55.00 £44.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

.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 1,735 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.31% 30.94% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,394 1,170 1,383
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £275
90th Percentile £550 £509 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 37
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.88 £20.00 £18.67
90th Percentile £64.00 £50.00 £44.15
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

.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 October 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
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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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 +4 416 £375 - 339
Cheshire +7 121 £388 +10.71% 94
Lancashire -3 33 £375 +17.19% 47
Merseyside +3 29 £334 +0.75% 48
Cumbria -5 4 - - 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 453 (73.42%) C#
2 255 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (36.95%) SQL
4 209 (33.87%) SQL Server
5 206 (33.39%) MVC
6 175 (28.36%) JavaScript
7 171 (27.71%) ASP.NET
8 154 (24.96%) Microsoft
9 122 (19.77%) AngularJS
10 118 (19.12%) .NET Framework
11 116 (18.80%) HTML
12 111 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
13 107 (17.34%) CSS
14 100 (16.21%) TDD
15 87 (14.10%) Web Services
16 85 (13.78%) ASP.NET Web API
17 74 (11.99%) DevOps
18 69 (11.18%) VB.NET
19 68 (11.02%) CRM
20 64 (10.37%) Test Automation
20 64 (10.37%) Entity Framework
20 64 (10.37%) JIRA
20 64 (10.37%) Git (software)
21 63 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
21 63 (10.21%) Scrum
22 62 (10.05%) Java
23 61 (9.89%) E-Commerce
24 58 (9.40%) WinForms
25 57 (9.24%) Dynamics CRM
26 55 (8.91%) .NET Core

.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 50 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.21%) CMS
3 16 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.13%) Drupal
6 7 (1.13%) IIS
6 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.65%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.65%) Confluence
7 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.49%) JBoss
8 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.32%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 57 (9.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (1.46%) GitHub
5 7 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.97%) Boomi
6 6 (0.97%) Office 365
7 5 (0.81%) IaaS
7 5 (0.81%) SaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.49%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.49%) PaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Serverless
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.32%) npm
9 2 (0.32%) Trello
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.62%) Internet
2 7 (1.13%) HTTP
2 7 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.97%) Firewall
4 5 (0.81%) DNS
4 5 (0.81%) SMS
5 4 (0.65%) FTP
5 4 (0.65%) SSH
5 4 (0.65%) SSL
6 3 (0.49%) DHCP
6 3 (0.49%) DSL
6 3 (0.49%) IPsec
7 2 (0.32%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) Intranet
8 1 (0.16%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.16%) LAN
8 1 (0.16%) Multicast
8 1 (0.16%) VLAN
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (33.87%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.27%) NoSQL
3 30 (4.86%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 25 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.57%) MySQL
6 18 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.94%) DB2
9 11 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.78%) Redis
10 8 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.81%) GIS
11 5 (0.81%) Riak
12 4 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.65%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (10.37%) Git (software)
1 64 (10.37%) JIRA
2 52 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 46 (7.46%) Selenium
4 45 (7.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (6.65%) Jenkins
6 34 (5.51%) TeamCity
7 29 (4.70%) AccuRev
8 20 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (2.76%) Bitbucket
10 16 (2.59%) gulp
11 14 (2.27%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.94%) NUnit
13 10 (1.62%) JMeter
14 8 (1.30%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.13%) Jasmine
16 6 (0.97%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.97%) JUnit
16 6 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 31 (5.02%) Finance
2 20 (3.24%) Banking
2 20 (3.24%) Legal
3 15 (2.43%) Games
3 15 (2.43%) Law
4 14 (2.27%) Back Office
5 13 (2.11%) Retail
6 10 (1.62%) Billing
7 8 (1.30%) Automotive
7 8 (1.30%) Marketing
8 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 473 (76.66%) Developer
2 290 (47.00%) .NET Developer
3 146 (23.66%) C# Developer
4 110 (17.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (8.27%) Software Developer
6 49 (7.94%) Full Stack Developer
7 46 (7.46%) SQL Developer
8 29 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 29 (4.70%) CRM Developer
9 28 (4.54%) Angular Developer
10 27 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 24 (3.89%) .NET Software Developer
12 24 (3.89%) C# Software Developer
13 22 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
14 20 (3.24%) React Developer
15 19 (3.08%) Lead Developer
16 17 (2.76%) Architect
17 16 (2.59%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (27.71%) ASP.NET
2 122 (19.77%) AngularJS
3 118 (19.12%) .NET Framework
4 116 (18.80%) HTML
5 107 (17.34%) CSS
6 87 (14.10%) Web Services
7 85 (13.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (10.37%) Entity Framework
9 58 (9.40%) WinForms
10 55 (8.91%) .NET Core
11 53 (8.59%) React
12 51 (8.27%) WCF
13 49 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (7.62%) WPF
15 41 (6.65%) jQuery
16 38 (6.16%) XML
17 36 (5.83%) RESTful
18 34 (5.51%) Node.js
19 32 (5.19%) REST
20 31 (5.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 26 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.30%) User Experience
7 7 (1.13%) Online Gambling
8 6 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 6 (0.97%) Online Games
9 5 (0.81%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.65%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.49%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.49%) Fintech
11 3 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) Digital TV
13 1 (0.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.94%) Windows
2 27 (4.38%) Linux
3 19 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.94%) Android
5 9 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.30%) Unix
7 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.81%) CentOS
9 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (33.39%) MVC
3 100 (16.21%) TDD
4 74 (11.99%) DevOps
5 68 (11.02%) CRM
6 64 (10.37%) Test Automation
7 63 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (10.21%) Scrum
8 61 (9.89%) E-Commerce
9 47 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (7.46%) Software Engineering
11 44 (7.13%) BDD
12 39 (6.32%) Unit Testing
13 38 (6.16%) Web Development
14 29 (4.70%) Workflow
15 27 (4.38%) Front End Development
16 26 (4.21%) Mentoring
16 26 (4.21%) SDLC
17 25 (4.05%) SOLID
18 24 (3.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 453 (73.42%) C#
2 228 (36.95%) SQL
3 175 (28.36%) JavaScript
4 69 (11.18%) VB.NET
5 62 (10.05%) Java
6 31 (5.02%) T-SQL
7 27 (4.38%) VB
8 26 (4.21%) PHP
9 20 (3.24%) Python
10 19 (3.08%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.78%) C
12 11 (1.78%) Erlang
12 11 (1.78%) VB6
13 10 (1.62%) C++
14 8 (1.30%) Perl
14 8 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.65%) VBA
17 3 (0.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 53 (8.59%) Degree
2 13 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.65%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.32%) CISSP
6 2 (0.32%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.16%) HNC
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.16%) MCSA
7 1 (0.16%) MCSE
7 1 (0.16%) MCTS
7 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.89%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) GDPR
2 2 (0.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.16%) SEPA
3 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 33 (5.35%) Docker
2 5 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.32%) vSphere
4 2 (0.32%) Xen
4 2 (0.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.94%) Puppet
3 9 (1.46%) Ansible
4 8 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.30%) Terraform
5 4 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.49%) Salt
6 3 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 154 (24.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.21%) Oracle
3 11 (1.78%) Teradata
4 8 (1.30%) Google
5 7 (1.13%) Xamarin
6 6 (0.97%) Dell
6 6 (0.97%) Informatica
6 6 (0.97%) MuleSoft
7 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.65%) ESRI
8 4 (0.65%) Isilon
8 4 (0.65%) Mapbox
8 4 (0.65%) NetApp
8 4 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.65%) Splunk
9 3 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.49%) Saba
9 3 (0.49%) VMware
9 3 (0.49%) webMethods