Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 16 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -16
Contract jobs citing .NET 444 610 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.91% 8.43% 5.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.56% 31.17% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 445 385
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £293 £250 £263
90th Percentile £475 £480 £563
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 13
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% -4.71% +18.79%
10th Percentile £31.00 £24.50 £33.53
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 1737 1957 1877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.93% 27.03% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 1366 1204
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +18.52%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £276
90th Percentile £511 £513 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20.00 £18.67 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.15 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +10.15%

.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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 0 286 £375 +7.14% 150
Cheshire +2 85 £350 +7.69% 65
Merseyside -12 34 £331 +1.92% 13
Lancashire -14 18 £325 - 38
Cumbria +1 6 £360 +2.86%
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 332 (74.77%) C#
2 196 (44.14%) SQL Server
3 195 (43.92%) ASP.NET
4 185 (41.67%) MVC
5 183 (41.22%) SQL
6 170 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (36.26%) JavaScript
8 123 (27.70%) CSS
9 109 (24.55%) Microsoft
10 99 (22.30%) HTML
11 97 (21.85%) TDD
12 96 (21.62%) jQuery
13 88 (19.82%) AngularJS
14 87 (19.59%) .NET Framework
15 83 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 73 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 57 (12.84%) Scrum
18 56 (12.61%) Test Automation
19 53 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
20 49 (11.04%) Entity Framework
21 48 (10.81%) WCF
21 48 (10.81%) Finance
22 47 (10.59%) Web Development
22 47 (10.59%) Unit Testing
23 45 (10.14%) WinForms
23 45 (10.14%) Visual Studio
24 43 (9.68%) Web Services
24 43 (9.68%) WPF
25 42 (9.46%) HTML5
25 42 (9.46%) Java

.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 28 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.08%) CMS
3 26 (5.86%) Umbraco
4 21 (4.73%) IIS
5 19 (4.28%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.03%) NServiceBus
6 9 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.13%) JBoss
9 4 (0.90%) Apache
10 3 (0.68%) Kinematics
10 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.45%) Confluence
11 2 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.45%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.90%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.45%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.93%) Office 365
3 12 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.25%) OneDrive
5 8 (1.80%) GitHub
6 5 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.68%) Yammer
8 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.45%) npm
8 2 (0.45%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.58%) DNS
2 6 (1.35%) Intranet
2 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.68%) IPsec
3 3 (0.68%) X.509
4 2 (0.45%) Firewall
4 2 (0.45%) FTP
4 2 (0.45%) HTTP
4 2 (0.45%) Internet
4 2 (0.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.23%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) CTI
5 1 (0.23%) DHCP
5 1 (0.23%) NAS
5 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.23%) SAN
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
5 1 (0.23%) SMS
5 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (44.14%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (6.31%) NoSQL
5 24 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.28%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 9 (2.03%) MySQL
10 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.80%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.58%) IDOL
13 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 45 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 38 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.41%) gulp
4 24 (5.41%) JIRA
5 17 (3.83%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.93%) Selenium
7 12 (2.70%) AccuRev
8 11 (2.48%) NUnit
9 10 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.80%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.58%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.13%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.90%) Grunt
13 4 (0.90%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.90%) JMeter
13 4 (0.90%) JUnit
13 4 (0.90%) Rational Robot
General
1 48 (10.81%) Finance
2 14 (3.15%) Back Office
2 14 (3.15%) Banking
2 14 (3.15%) Legal
3 12 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.03%) Marketing
4 9 (2.03%) Retail
5 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.58%) Advertising
7 5 (1.13%) Law
8 4 (0.90%) Games
9 3 (0.68%) Electronics
9 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 309 (69.59%) Developer
2 179 (40.32%) .NET Developer
3 110 (24.77%) C# Developer
4 92 (20.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (12.39%) ASP.NET Developer
6 41 (9.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 36 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 29 (6.53%) Software Developer
9 28 (6.31%) Sitecore Developer
10 25 (5.63%) Angular Developer
11 23 (5.18%) Analyst
11 23 (5.18%) Web Developer
12 22 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (4.28%) .NET Web Developer
13 19 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 19 (4.28%) SQL Developer
14 18 (4.05%) Technical Leader
15 17 (3.83%) CRM Developer
16 16 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
17 15 (3.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (43.92%) ASP.NET
2 123 (27.70%) CSS
3 99 (22.30%) HTML
4 96 (21.62%) jQuery
5 88 (19.82%) AngularJS
6 87 (19.59%) .NET Framework
7 83 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 73 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 49 (11.04%) Entity Framework
10 48 (10.81%) WCF
11 45 (10.14%) WinForms
12 43 (9.68%) Web Services
12 43 (9.68%) WPF
13 42 (9.46%) HTML5
14 34 (7.66%) CSS3
15 28 (6.31%) XML
16 24 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
17 21 (4.73%) .NET Core
17 21 (4.73%) JSON
18 20 (4.50%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.80%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.13%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.90%) Fintech
8 4 (0.90%) Replication
8 4 (0.90%) RIA
9 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.68%) iPad
9 3 (0.68%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) DataPower
10 2 (0.45%) User Experience
10 2 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.01%) Windows
2 17 (3.83%) Unix
3 11 (2.48%) Linux
4 10 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.58%) Android
6 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (41.67%) MVC
2 170 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (21.85%) TDD
4 57 (12.84%) Scrum
5 56 (12.61%) Test Automation
6 53 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (10.59%) Unit Testing
7 47 (10.59%) Web Development
8 33 (7.43%) CRM
9 29 (6.53%) DevOps
10 28 (6.31%) Software Engineering
11 23 (5.18%) Migration
12 22 (4.95%) Refactoring
12 22 (4.95%) Workflow
13 20 (4.50%) E-Commerce
14 19 (4.28%) Project Management
14 19 (4.28%) SOLID
15 18 (4.05%) OO
16 17 (3.83%) ITIL
17 16 (3.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 332 (74.77%) C#
2 183 (41.22%) SQL
3 161 (36.26%) JavaScript
4 42 (9.46%) Java
5 41 (9.23%) T-SQL
6 31 (6.98%) TypeScript
7 24 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 22 (4.95%) VB.NET
9 16 (3.60%) C++
10 11 (2.48%) VB
11 10 (2.25%) Python
12 9 (2.03%) Go
12 9 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.58%) VBScript
14 5 (1.13%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.13%) Scala
15 4 (0.90%) PHP
15 4 (0.90%) Ruby
15 4 (0.90%) VB6
16 3 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (6.31%) Degree
2 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.90%) ISEB
5 4 (0.90%) MCSA
5 4 (0.90%) MCSE
6 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.45%) MCPD
6 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.23%) CCNA
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.31%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) COBIT
2 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.80%) Docker
3 3 (0.68%) UAG
3 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.80%) Ansible
2 7 (1.58%) Mesos
3 6 (1.35%) Rancher
4 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.68%) Puppet
6 2 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.45%) Terraform
7 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.23%) SCCM
7 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.23%) Wonderware InTouch
7 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.23%) Oracle
3 33 (7.43%) Sitecore
4 10 (2.25%) Xamarin
5 7 (1.58%) DevExpress
5 7 (1.58%) iManage
5 7 (1.58%) Interwoven
5 7 (1.58%) Reuters
6 6 (1.35%) HP
7 5 (1.13%) VMware
8 4 (0.90%) Fortinet
8 4 (0.90%) Google
8 4 (0.90%) SAP
8 4 (0.90%) Siebel
9 3 (0.68%) Citrix
9 3 (0.68%) Nintex
9 3 (0.68%) NVIDIA
9 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.45%) LexisNexis