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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.00% 1.45% 4.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 12.50% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
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£470 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
36 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.00% 11.59% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate £375 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 17 April 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 17 April 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 14 (93.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) CRM
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (33.33%) WCF
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) XML
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (13.33%) UNIX
7 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Architect
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Designer
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (13.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) AWS Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (33.33%) WCF
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) WPF
6 1 (6.67%) WF
6 1 (6.67%) LINQ
6 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) CRM
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) MVC
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) BDD
3 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
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