The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 85 81 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.77% 12.58% 10.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 45.70% 48.80% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 65 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £440 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
.NET
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
186 166 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.57% 25.78% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 105 50
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.11% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Birmingham region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 87 (55.06%) C#
2 74 (46.84%) SQL Server
3 62 (39.24%) ASP.NET
4 55 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (29.11%) MVC
5 46 (29.11%) Microsoft
6 38 (24.05%) JavaScript
7 36 (22.78%) SQL
8 32 (20.25%) HTML
9 29 (18.35%) TDD
9 29 (18.35%) .NET Framework
10 27 (17.09%) WCF
10 27 (17.09%) CSS
11 26 (16.46%) Web Services
12 25 (15.82%) Scrum
13 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (13.92%) Mentoring
15 21 (13.29%) E-Commerce
15 21 (13.29%) BDD
16 19 (12.03%) SharePoint
17 17 (10.76%) SOA
17 17 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (10.76%) Entity Framework
18 16 (10.13%) Git (software)
19 15 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (9.49%) CRM
19 15 (9.49%) BizTalk Server
19 15 (9.49%) Visual Studio
19 15 (9.49%) Linux

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (12.03%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.49%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.16%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.16%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Node.js
5 2 (1.27%) Mule
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) Kentico
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (7.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) Wireless
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (46.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.16%) MySQL
8 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.27%) MS Access
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.63%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.49%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.23%) Selenium
5 11 (6.96%) Subversion
6 6 (3.80%) MorphX
7 4 (2.53%) NUnit
8 3 (1.90%) Moq
9 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.27%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.63%) NSubstitute
10 1 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.63%) XMLUnit
10 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (6.33%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Retail
3 2 (1.27%) Back Office
3 2 (1.27%) Advertising
3 2 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (70.25%) Developer
2 44 (27.85%) .NET Developer
3 22 (13.92%) Architect
4 17 (10.76%) C# Developer
5 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (8.23%) Python Developer
6 13 (8.23%) Senior Developer
7 11 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 8 (5.06%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Tester
11 5 (3.16%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.16%) Security Tester
11 5 (3.16%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.16%) Development Manager
11 5 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (3.16%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (39.24%) ASP.NET
2 32 (20.25%) HTML
3 29 (18.35%) .NET Framework
4 27 (17.09%) WCF
4 27 (17.09%) CSS
5 26 (16.46%) Web Services
6 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (10.76%) Entity Framework
8 14 (8.86%) jQuery
8 14 (8.86%) HTML5
9 12 (7.59%) RESTful
10 11 (6.96%) Flask
10 11 (6.96%) Django
10 11 (6.96%) Middleware
11 10 (6.33%) XML
12 8 (5.06%) WPF
13 7 (4.43%) REST
13 7 (4.43%) CSS3
13 7 (4.43%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.53%) Replication
1 4 (2.53%) Clustering
1 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.63%) FMCG
3 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.63%) NHS
3 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.49%) Linux
2 12 (7.59%) Windows
3 10 (6.33%) Debian
3 10 (6.33%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.53%) UNIX
4 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.27%) Android
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.11%) MVC
3 29 (18.35%) TDD
4 25 (15.82%) Scrum
5 22 (13.92%) Mentoring
6 21 (13.29%) E-Commerce
6 21 (13.29%) BDD
7 17 (10.76%) SOA
8 15 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (9.49%) CRM
9 14 (8.86%) Test Automation
10 13 (8.23%) Unit Testing
10 13 (8.23%) TOGAF
11 12 (7.59%) SDLC
12 10 (6.33%) Asset Management
13 9 (5.70%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 9 (5.70%) Microservices
14 7 (4.43%) Migration
15 6 (3.80%) DevOps
15 6 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (55.06%) C#
2 38 (24.05%) JavaScript
3 36 (22.78%) SQL
4 14 (8.86%) X++
5 13 (8.23%) Python
6 11 (6.96%) Java
7 9 (5.70%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.80%) C++
9 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.16%) C
10 3 (1.90%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.90%) VC++
10 3 (1.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.63%) XPath
11 1 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.63%) VB6
11 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
1 4 (2.53%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) ISEB
2 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 46 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.33%) Oracle
3 5 (3.16%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.53%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.53%) Akamai
5 3 (1.90%) webMethods
6 2 (1.27%) Telerik
6 2 (1.27%) Apple
6 2 (1.27%) Syclo
6 2 (1.27%) Nintex
7 1 (0.63%) Tableau
7 1 (0.63%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.63%) Cognos
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe
7 1 (0.63%) SAP
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