Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 14 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing .NET 669 474 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.15% 8.41% 9.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.76% 26.19% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 339 455
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £300 £290 £256
90th Percentile £506 £488 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23.75 £37.74 £24.50
90th Percentile £60.40 £55.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 2,042 1,810 1,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.04% 32.10% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,247 1,332
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £11.46 £18.85 £15.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.03 £44.35
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%

.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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +4 453 £375 - 275
Cheshire +6 92 £389 +16.04% 107
Lancashire +11 57 £400 +21.21% 46
Merseyside +14 47 £393 +12.14% 48
Cumbria -2 4 - - 4
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 488 (72.94%) C#
2 288 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (33.03%) SQL
4 213 (31.84%) MVC
5 204 (30.49%) SQL Server
6 198 (29.60%) Microsoft
7 193 (28.85%) JavaScript
8 171 (25.56%) ASP.NET
9 147 (21.97%) HTML
10 142 (21.23%) CSS
11 133 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 124 (18.54%) TDD
13 116 (17.34%) .NET Framework
14 115 (17.19%) CRM
15 112 (16.74%) AngularJS
16 107 (15.99%) Web Services
17 104 (15.55%) Dynamics CRM
18 97 (14.50%) Test Automation
19 95 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
20 94 (14.05%) DevOps
21 91 (13.60%) ASP.NET Web API
22 79 (11.81%) Git (software)
23 77 (11.51%) Visual Studio
24 76 (11.36%) Java
25 64 (9.57%) RESTful
26 63 (9.42%) jQuery
26 63 (9.42%) React
27 62 (9.27%) VB.NET
28 61 (9.12%) Scrum
29 60 (8.97%) Amazon AWS

.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 (7.47%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.63%) CMS
3 19 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (2.84%) IIS
4 17 (2.54%) Umbraco
5 12 (1.79%) Apache
6 11 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.49%) Jetty
7 10 (1.49%) Mongrel
7 10 (1.49%) nginx
7 10 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.35%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.20%) Drupal
10 5 (0.75%) Confluence
10 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.60%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.45%) JBoss
12 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.30%) CloudStack
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) CATIA
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 104 (15.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 133 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (6.43%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (3.44%) GitHub
5 16 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.49%) Google App Engine
9 7 (1.05%) Boomi
9 7 (1.05%) Office 365
10 6 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.90%) PaaS
10 6 (0.90%) Serverless
11 5 (0.75%) SaaS
12 4 (0.60%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.60%) IaaS
13 2 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.99%) HTTP
2 19 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.54%) DNS
4 16 (2.39%) FTP
5 15 (2.24%) DHCP
5 15 (2.24%) IPsec
6 14 (2.09%) SSL
7 11 (1.64%) Internet
8 10 (1.49%) SMS
9 5 (0.75%) Firewall
10 3 (0.45%) SSH
11 2 (0.30%) DSL
12 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.15%) Intranet
12 1 (0.15%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.15%) LAN
12 1 (0.15%) Multicast
12 1 (0.15%) Skype
12 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 22 (3.29%) MySQL
4 21 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 18 (2.69%) RavenDB
6 14 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.05%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.05%) Power BI
11 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.75%) GIS
12 5 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 79 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 77 (11.51%) Visual Studio
3 56 (8.37%) JIRA
4 54 (8.07%) Selenium
5 50 (7.47%) Jenkins
6 49 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 38 (5.68%) TeamCity
8 28 (4.19%) AccuRev
8 28 (4.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 21 (3.14%) Bitbucket
10 18 (2.69%) gulp
11 16 (2.39%) WebDriver
12 15 (2.24%) JMeter
13 12 (1.79%) Travis CI
14 10 (1.49%) Jasmine
15 8 (1.20%) SpecFlow
16 7 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
17 6 (0.90%) MSBuild
17 6 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 36 (5.38%) Finance
2 21 (3.14%) Back Office
2 21 (3.14%) Retail
3 20 (2.99%) Law
3 20 (2.99%) Legal
4 17 (2.54%) Banking
5 15 (2.24%) Billing
5 15 (2.24%) Games
6 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.35%) Marketing
7 6 (0.90%) Automotive
8 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 493 (73.69%) Developer
2 284 (42.45%) .NET Developer
3 140 (20.93%) C# Developer
4 102 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 56 (8.37%) Full Stack Developer
6 52 (7.77%) CRM Developer
7 49 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 43 (6.43%) Software Developer
9 35 (5.23%) SQL Developer
10 31 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
11 30 (4.48%) VB.NET Developer
12 29 (4.33%) Microsoft Developer
13 28 (4.19%) React Developer
14 26 (3.89%) Consultant
15 24 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (3.59%) C# Software Developer
15 24 (3.59%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 24 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 19 (2.84%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (25.56%) ASP.NET
2 147 (21.97%) HTML
3 142 (21.23%) CSS
4 116 (17.34%) .NET Framework
5 112 (16.74%) AngularJS
6 107 (15.99%) Web Services
7 91 (13.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (9.57%) RESTful
9 63 (9.42%) jQuery
9 63 (9.42%) React
10 56 (8.37%) WinForms
11 53 (7.92%) WCF
12 49 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 49 (7.32%) HTML5
12 49 (7.32%) SOAP
13 48 (7.17%) Entity Framework
14 44 (6.58%) XML
15 43 (6.43%) .NET Core
16 39 (5.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 39 (5.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 18 (2.69%) User Experience
4 13 (1.94%) Semantic Web
5 12 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.79%) NHS
5 12 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.05%) Online Gambling
7 6 (0.90%) Hedge funds
7 6 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 6 (0.90%) Online Games
8 5 (0.75%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.60%) RIA
10 3 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.30%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.30%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.30%) Digital TV
12 1 (0.15%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.92%) Windows
2 41 (6.13%) Linux
3 20 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.20%) Android
4 8 (1.20%) CentOS
4 8 (1.20%) Unix
5 6 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (31.84%) MVC
3 124 (18.54%) TDD
4 115 (17.19%) CRM
5 97 (14.50%) Test Automation
6 95 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (14.05%) DevOps
8 61 (9.12%) Scrum
9 56 (8.37%) E-Commerce
10 55 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
11 50 (7.47%) Unit Testing
12 46 (6.88%) Front End Development
12 46 (6.88%) Software Engineering
13 45 (6.73%) Workflow
14 42 (6.28%) BDD
15 40 (5.98%) Computer Science
16 36 (5.38%) Web Development
17 32 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 27 (4.04%) SDLC
18 27 (4.04%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 488 (72.94%) C#
2 221 (33.03%) SQL
3 193 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 76 (11.36%) Java
5 62 (9.27%) VB.NET
6 30 (4.48%) PHP
6 30 (4.48%) Python
7 25 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 18 (2.69%) VB
9 17 (2.54%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.24%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.09%) Perl
12 10 (1.49%) Ruby
13 9 (1.35%) Scala
13 9 (1.35%) VB6
14 8 (1.20%) ES6
14 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.90%) C++
16 6 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (7.62%) Degree
2 13 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.60%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.15%) HNC
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) MCSA
8 1 (0.15%) MCSE
8 1 (0.15%) MCTS
8 1 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.08%) QA
2 8 (1.20%) WAI
3 2 (0.30%) GDPR
3 2 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) SEPA
4 1 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 28 (4.19%) Docker
2 13 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.79%) Xen
4 8 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.30%) XenServer
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (3.29%) Puppet
2 20 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.49%) Ansible
5 9 (1.35%) Terraform
6 5 (0.75%) Salt
7 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 198 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.93%) Oracle
3 23 (3.44%) Google
4 13 (1.94%) VMware
5 8 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.05%) Dell
6 7 (1.05%) Informatica
6 7 (1.05%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.60%) Apple
7 4 (0.60%) ESRI
7 4 (0.60%) Isilon
7 4 (0.60%) Mapbox
7 4 (0.60%) NetApp
7 4 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.60%) Splunk
8 3 (0.45%) Saba
8 3 (0.45%) SAP
8 3 (0.45%) Telerik
9 2 (0.30%) Atlassian