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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing .NET 9 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.46% 6.08% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 47.37% 25.71% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £300 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% +25.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
.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
19 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.41% 23.65% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
Average daily rate £500 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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
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 29 April 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) JBoss
4 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 4 (28.57%) NHS
4 4 (28.57%) Spring
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) Case Management
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) IaaS
7 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (7.14%) Docker

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (28.57%) JBoss
1 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Domain Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) RESTful
1 4 (28.57%) Spring
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) COM
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Case Management
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ArchiMate
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Infor
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau
2 1 (7.14%) VMware