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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 18 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing .NET 52 62 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.06% 8.02% 14.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.10% 33.88% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
.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
162 183 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.98% 23.67% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 100 146
Average daily rate £340 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.56% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

.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 3 September 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 3 September 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 89 (63.57%) C#
2 63 (45.00%) SQL Server
3 62 (44.29%) ASP.NET
4 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (37.14%) MVC
6 36 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 35 (25.00%) TDD
8 33 (23.57%) JavaScript
9 32 (22.86%) SQL
9 32 (22.86%) HTML
10 31 (22.14%) WCF
11 29 (20.71%) .NET Framework
11 29 (20.71%) BDD
11 29 (20.71%) CSS
12 28 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (17.86%) Scrum
14 22 (15.71%) Web Services
15 20 (14.29%) RESTful
16 19 (13.57%) Entity Framework
17 17 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (12.14%) SOA
18 16 (11.43%) Linux
18 16 (11.43%) Git (software)
18 16 (11.43%) Unit Testing
18 16 (11.43%) Mentoring
19 15 (10.71%) Test Automation
20 14 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
21 13 (9.29%) jQuery
21 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
21 13 (9.29%) Selenium

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.57%) Node.js
3 5 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (6.43%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.71%) MS Access
7 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.29%) Selenium
3 13 (9.29%) Visual Studio
4 11 (7.86%) Subversion
5 6 (4.29%) MorphX
6 5 (3.57%) NUnit
7 3 (2.14%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.14%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (1.43%) Moq
9 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (5.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Retail
3 3 (2.14%) Back Office
4 2 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (75.00%) Developer
2 45 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 20 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 16 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (9.29%) Python Developer
6 13 (9.29%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.86%) Architect
8 8 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (5.71%) CRM Developer
9 7 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Agile .NET Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 4 (2.86%) Tester
12 4 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (2.86%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (44.29%) ASP.NET
2 32 (22.86%) HTML
3 31 (22.14%) WCF
4 29 (20.71%) CSS
4 29 (20.71%) .NET Framework
5 28 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (15.71%) Web Services
7 20 (14.29%) RESTful
8 19 (13.57%) Entity Framework
9 13 (9.29%) jQuery
10 11 (7.86%) Django
10 11 (7.86%) Flask
11 10 (7.14%) AngularJS
11 10 (7.14%) HTML5
11 10 (7.14%) XML
12 8 (5.71%) WPF
12 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (5.00%) Middleware
14 5 (3.57%) WinForms
14 5 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
1 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (0.71%) User Experience
2 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (0.71%) EPoS
2 1 (0.71%) NHS
2 1 (0.71%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Linux
2 10 (7.14%) Debian
2 10 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 8 (5.71%) Windows
4 4 (2.86%) UNIX
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (37.14%) MVC
3 35 (25.00%) TDD
4 29 (20.71%) BDD
5 25 (17.86%) Scrum
6 17 (12.14%) SOA
7 16 (11.43%) Unit Testing
7 16 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 15 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.29%) CRM
9 13 (9.29%) E-Commerce
9 13 (9.29%) TOGAF
10 10 (7.14%) OO
10 10 (7.14%) SDLC
11 9 (6.43%) Microservices
11 9 (6.43%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 8 (5.71%) Migration
13 7 (5.00%) DevOps
14 6 (4.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (63.57%) C#
2 33 (23.57%) JavaScript
3 32 (22.86%) SQL
4 13 (9.29%) Python
5 10 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 9 (6.43%) X++
7 8 (5.71%) Java
8 5 (3.57%) VB6
8 5 (3.57%) Ruby
8 5 (3.57%) VB
9 4 (2.86%) C
9 4 (2.86%) C++
9 4 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.86%) PHP
10 2 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.71%) XPath
11 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.14%) ISEB
2 3 (2.14%) Degree
3 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.71%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 36 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.86%) webMethods
2 4 (2.86%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.14%) Telerik
3 3 (2.14%) Nintex
4 1 (0.71%) IBM
4 1 (0.71%) hybris
4 1 (0.71%) Demandware
4 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
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