The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 83 80 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.63% 15.66% 14.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 51.23% 52.29% 52.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 41 46
Average daily rate £330 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 153 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.60% 29.94% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 87 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
West Midlands

.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 17 April 2014.

.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 17 April 2014, 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 88 (62.41%) C#
2 71 (50.35%) ASP.NET
3 67 (47.52%) SQL
3 67 (47.52%) SQL Server
4 51 (36.17%) JavaScript
5 45 (31.91%) MVC
6 44 (31.21%) jQuery
7 39 (27.66%) WCF
7 39 (27.66%) CSS
8 36 (25.53%) Visual Studio
9 32 (22.70%) HTML
9 32 (22.70%) Microsoft
10 29 (20.57%) Windows
11 26 (18.44%) .NET Framework
12 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (16.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (15.60%) Java
14 22 (15.60%) Scrum
15 19 (13.48%) VB
15 19 (13.48%) VB.NET
16 18 (12.77%) Web Services
17 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (12.06%) Subversion
17 17 (12.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (11.35%) TDD
18 16 (11.35%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (10.64%) Software Engineering
19 15 (10.64%) IIS
19 15 (10.64%) J2EE
19 15 (10.64%) SOA

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 15 (10.64%) IIS
2 10 (7.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.55%) CMS
5 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.84%) Apache
5 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.13%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.42%) MS Office
5 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.71%) e-Work
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) LDAP
1 7 (4.96%) Internet
2 6 (4.26%) DDNS
3 3 (2.13%) IPv4
3 3 (2.13%) IPv6
4 1 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) RTCP
4 1 (0.71%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (47.52%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (12.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (7.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (6.38%) MySQL
6 7 (4.96%) SQLite
6 7 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.13%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.13%) DB2
9 2 (1.42%) MS Access
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.71%) DTS
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (25.53%) Visual Studio
2 17 (12.06%) Subversion
3 16 (11.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.96%) JIRA
5 4 (2.84%) Ant
5 4 (2.84%) Maven
5 4 (2.84%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.13%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.13%) QUnit
7 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (4.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.42%) Banking
2 2 (1.42%) Retail
2 2 (1.42%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Electronics
3 1 (0.71%) Automotive
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 108 (76.60%) Developer
2 47 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 28 (19.86%) C# Developer
4 14 (9.93%) Web Developer
4 14 (9.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (5.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 8 (5.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Analyst
6 8 (5.67%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Analyst Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (4.26%) Consultant
8 6 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.55%) .NET Programmer
9 5 (3.55%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (50.35%) ASP.NET
2 44 (31.21%) jQuery
3 39 (27.66%) WCF
3 39 (27.66%) CSS
4 32 (22.70%) HTML
5 26 (18.44%) .NET Framework
6 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (12.77%) Web Services
8 15 (10.64%) J2EE
9 13 (9.22%) XML
10 12 (8.51%) LINQ
11 11 (7.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (7.80%) WPF
12 10 (7.09%) CSS3
13 9 (6.38%) SOAP
13 9 (6.38%) Ajax
14 8 (5.67%) XSLT
15 7 (4.96%) JMS
15 7 (4.96%) HTML5
16 6 (4.26%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.96%) Pocket PC
2 7 (4.96%) PDA
3 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.84%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.13%) W3C
6 2 (1.42%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.71%) DTV
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) GIS
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) Wiki
7 1 (0.71%) iPhone
7 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.57%) Windows
2 7 (4.96%) Windows CE
2 7 (4.96%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.84%) Linux
4 4 (2.84%) UNIX
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.91%) MVC
2 22 (15.60%) Scrum
3 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.35%) TDD
5 15 (10.64%) Software Engineering
5 15 (10.64%) SOA
6 12 (8.51%) Migration
6 12 (8.51%) Web Development
7 11 (7.80%) CRM
8 10 (7.09%) ERP
8 10 (7.09%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.96%) Business Analysis
9 7 (4.96%) EAI
10 6 (4.26%) OO
10 6 (4.26%) Logistics
11 5 (3.55%) Workflow
11 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.55%) Waterfall
12 4 (2.84%) Incident Management
12 4 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 88 (62.41%) C#
2 67 (47.52%) SQL
3 51 (36.17%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.60%) Java
5 19 (13.48%) VB
5 19 (13.48%) VB.NET
6 10 (7.09%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.96%) C++
7 7 (4.96%) Embedded C++
7 7 (4.96%) VB6
8 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.55%) PHP
10 4 (2.84%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 3 (2.13%) VBA
12 1 (0.71%) X++
12 1 (0.71%) VBScript
12 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) ISEB
3 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) WCAG
3 1 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (7.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) MOM
Vendors
1 32 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) Oracle
3 12 (8.51%) Business Objects
4 7 (4.96%) IBM
5 5 (3.55%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.84%) Alterian
6 4 (2.84%) SAP
6 4 (2.84%) Thunderhead
7 3 (2.13%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.42%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.71%) ESRI
9 1 (0.71%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.71%) Facebook
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