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 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 18 23 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing .NET 6 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.90% 1.94% 7.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.77% 15.38% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £330 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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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
47 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 30.52% 12.62% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 10
Average daily rate £365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

.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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

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

.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) WCF
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) CRM
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) HTML
6 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
8 5 (25.00%) Workflow
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
8 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (20.00%) IIS
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) CSS
10 3 (15.00%) XML
10 3 (15.00%) BDD
11 2 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (10.00%) CMS
4 2 (10.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 5 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (10.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (50.00%) WCF
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) XML
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (5.00%) REST
7 1 (5.00%) SOAP
7 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (5.00%) WPF
7 1 (5.00%) WF
7 1 (5.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) CRM
3 6 (30.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) Workflow
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Document Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.00%) SOA
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Change Management
8 1 (5.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP