The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 18 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 6 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.30% 7.37% 6.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.35% 17.98% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £430 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +10.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £322
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
.NET
England

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 Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
31 89 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 17.03% 41.01% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 37 17
Average daily rate £475 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% +17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) XHTML
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 1 (12.50%) CMS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) LINQ
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (12.50%) Ektron