The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 29 March 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)
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 4.60% 9.38% 4.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.05% 37.50% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Median daily rate £319 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £329 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £443 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £39.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.88% +2.85%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 24 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 24.14% 25.00% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 14
Median daily rate £325 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £298 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £501 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Preston

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Preston

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Preston region with a requirement for .NET.

1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) MVC
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) Banking
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Conceptual Models
7 2 (18.18%) RESTful
7 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (18.18%) Ajax
7 2 (18.18%) WCF
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) WinForms
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Conceptual Models
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft