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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -19 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.27% 4.46% 4.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 16.13% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Preston median daily rate £256 £341 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.90% -19.70%  
10th Percentile £218 £307 £363
90th Percentile £299 £402 £438
Lancashire median daily rate £300 £308 £300
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -  
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.88 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year +0.90% -  

.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 36 31 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 15.19% 27.68% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 77 38
Preston median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
10th Percentile £269 £313 £319
90th Percentile £511 £404 £556
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £371 £338
% change year-on-year +7.74% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 0
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

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 June 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 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) VB6
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
6 1 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Rational Robot
6 1 (14.29%) XML

.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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Robot
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ERP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) SOLID
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle