Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing .NET 712 538 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.60% 9.51% 9.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.12% 28.79% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 406 420
North West median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £519 £502
England median daily rate £454 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.82% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.55% +17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £29.69 £50.00 £36.50
90th Percentile £44.35 £50.00 £48.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.11%

.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 1,868 1,869 1,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.07% 33.05% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,293 1,277 1,214
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £270
90th Percentile £575 £545 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.08% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 33
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £14.13 £14.88 £20.00
90th Percentile £44.35 £43.00 £51.67
England median hourly rate £41.69 £41.41 £40.26
% change year-on-year +0.66% +2.86% +3.90%

.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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +5 436 £380 +1.33% 210
Lancashire +28 100 £400 +6.67% 42
Cheshire -9 85 £400 +14.29% 100
Merseyside +20 78 £440 +26.62% 36
Cumbria +4 1 £325 -13.33% 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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.

1 569 (79.92%) C#
2 282 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (36.66%) SQL
4 248 (34.83%) Microsoft
5 220 (30.90%) SQL Server
6 208 (29.21%) MVC
7 206 (28.93%) JavaScript
8 180 (25.28%) ASP.NET
9 174 (24.44%) HTML
10 171 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
11 170 (23.88%) CRM
12 158 (22.19%) CSS
12 158 (22.19%) Dynamics CRM
13 135 (18.96%) Web Services
14 126 (17.70%) .NET Framework
15 109 (15.31%) AngularJS
16 102 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
17 100 (14.04%) Test Automation
18 95 (13.34%) Visual Studio
19 93 (13.06%) ASP.NET Web API
20 85 (11.94%) TDD
21 83 (11.66%) VB.NET
22 81 (11.38%) DevOps
23 79 (11.10%) Dynamics 365
24 77 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
25 70 (9.83%) Git (software)
26 69 (9.69%) Workflow
27 68 (9.55%) Java
27 68 (9.55%) jQuery
28 65 (9.13%) RESTful

.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 56 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.37%) CMS
3 23 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 18 (2.53%) IIS
5 16 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.69%) Apache
7 11 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.40%) Jetty
8 10 (1.40%) Mongrel
8 10 (1.40%) nginx
8 10 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.98%) Confluence
10 7 (0.98%) Drupal
10 7 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.56%) Kentico
12 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.14%) CATIA
2 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 158 (22.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.14%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 171 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (11.10%) Dynamics 365
3 77 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.23%) Office 365
5 22 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (3.09%) Serverless
6 20 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.53%) GitHub
8 16 (2.25%) Azure Functions
9 13 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.69%) PaaS
11 11 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.40%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.98%) Boomi
13 7 (0.98%) SaaS
14 5 (0.70%) IaaS
15 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.56%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.42%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.95%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.81%) HTTP
3 18 (2.53%) DHCP
3 18 (2.53%) DNS
3 18 (2.53%) FTP
3 18 (2.53%) IPsec
4 11 (1.54%) SSL
5 10 (1.40%) SMS
6 9 (1.26%) Internet
7 3 (0.42%) Firewall
7 3 (0.42%) Intranet
7 3 (0.42%) Skype
8 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.14%) Profibus
8 1 (0.14%) RS-232
8 1 (0.14%) RS-485
8 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (30.90%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (4.63%) NoSQL
4 29 (4.07%) Power BI
5 25 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.81%) MySQL
7 17 (2.39%) RavenDB
8 16 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.40%) Star Schema
11 9 (1.26%) PerformancePoint
11 9 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.98%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.56%) SQLite
15 3 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
16 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 95 (13.34%) Visual Studio
2 70 (9.83%) Git (software)
3 43 (6.04%) Jenkins
4 35 (4.92%) JIRA
5 32 (4.49%) Selenium
6 30 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
7 26 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (2.95%) AccuRev
9 19 (2.67%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.83%) WebDriver
11 12 (1.69%) Jasmine
11 12 (1.69%) JMeter
12 10 (1.40%) Travis CI
13 9 (1.26%) gulp
13 9 (1.26%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.84%) eggPlant
14 6 (0.84%) NUnit
General
1 52 (7.30%) Finance
2 28 (3.93%) Back Office
3 24 (3.37%) Law
4 21 (2.95%) Billing
5 16 (2.25%) Games
6 13 (1.83%) Retail
7 11 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.40%) Banking
8 10 (1.40%) Legal
9 9 (1.26%) Marketing
10 5 (0.70%) Automotive
11 4 (0.56%) Electronics
11 4 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 522 (73.31%) Developer
2 277 (38.90%) .NET Developer
3 164 (23.03%) C# Developer
4 119 (16.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 61 (8.57%) CRM Developer
6 57 (8.01%) Microsoft Developer
7 54 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 42 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 41 (5.76%) Software Developer
10 36 (5.06%) SQL Developer
11 34 (4.78%) VB.NET Developer
12 31 (4.35%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 28 (3.93%) ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (3.93%) Azure Developer
13 28 (3.93%) C# Software Developer
14 27 (3.79%) Consultant
15 25 (3.51%) React Developer
15 25 (3.51%) Senior Developer
16 24 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
16 24 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (25.28%) ASP.NET
2 174 (24.44%) HTML
3 158 (22.19%) CSS
4 135 (18.96%) Web Services
5 126 (17.70%) .NET Framework
6 109 (15.31%) AngularJS
7 93 (13.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 68 (9.55%) jQuery
9 65 (9.13%) RESTful
10 63 (8.85%) SOAP
10 63 (8.85%) WCF
10 63 (8.85%) XML
11 59 (8.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 53 (7.44%) HTML5
12 53 (7.44%) React
13 52 (7.30%) Node.js
14 50 (7.02%) .NET Core
15 49 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 49 (6.88%) WinForms
16 42 (5.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.49%) User Experience
2 31 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.09%) NHS
4 20 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.83%) Semantic Web
8 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.12%) RIA
9 6 (0.84%) Fintech
10 5 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.56%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.56%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.28%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.28%) Online Games
12 2 (0.28%) Tandem
13 1 (0.14%) Graphic Design
13 1 (0.14%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.14%) SCADA
13 1 (0.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.72%) Windows
2 33 (4.63%) Linux
3 10 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.12%) CentOS
5 4 (0.56%) Android
6 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.28%) Unix
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (29.21%) MVC
3 170 (23.88%) CRM
4 102 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (14.04%) Test Automation
6 85 (11.94%) TDD
7 81 (11.38%) DevOps
8 69 (9.69%) Workflow
9 57 (8.01%) Web Development
10 51 (7.16%) Case Management
10 51 (7.16%) Front End Development
10 51 (7.16%) Microservices
11 50 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (6.88%) E-Commerce
13 48 (6.74%) Software Engineering
14 47 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (6.60%) Scrum
14 47 (6.60%) Unit Testing
15 44 (6.18%) Service Management
16 43 (6.04%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 569 (79.92%) C#
2 261 (36.66%) SQL
3 206 (28.93%) JavaScript
4 83 (11.66%) VB.NET
5 68 (9.55%) Java
6 32 (4.49%) Python
7 27 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.51%) PHP
9 21 (2.95%) Ruby
10 16 (2.25%) Scala
11 15 (2.11%) VB
12 14 (1.97%) Perl
12 14 (1.97%) VBA
13 12 (1.69%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.54%) VB6
15 9 (1.26%) C
16 8 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.12%) ES6
16 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (3.37%) Degree
2 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.14%) ISEB
6 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.93%) QA
2 8 (1.12%) WAI
3 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.42%) IFRS
4 1 (0.14%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.14%) MISRA
4 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.14%) PSD2
4 1 (0.14%) SEPA
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) TARGET2
System Software
1 35 (4.92%) Docker
2 19 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.40%) Xen
5 7 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.37%) Puppet
3 19 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.40%) Ansible
5 9 (1.26%) Terraform
6 8 (1.12%) Salt
7 2 (0.28%) Packer
8 1 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 248 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.20%) Oracle
3 28 (3.93%) Google
4 14 (1.97%) Xamarin
5 13 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 12 (1.69%) VMware
7 7 (0.98%) Dell
7 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.70%) Informatica
9 5 (0.70%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.70%) SAP
10 4 (0.56%) Apple
11 3 (0.42%) iManage
11 3 (0.42%) Splunk
12 2 (0.28%) Adobe
12 2 (0.28%) Twitter
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix
13 1 (0.14%) Cognizant
13 1 (0.14%) IBM