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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing .NET 15 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.15% 8.11% 6.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.30% 26.67% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -12.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.38%
.NET
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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
53 45 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 32.32% 30.41% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 12
Average daily rate £350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

.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 27 November 2014.

.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 27 November 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 12 (52.17%) C#
1 12 (52.17%) WCF
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
5 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
6 7 (30.43%) MVC
6 7 (30.43%) Workflow
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) CRM
7 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 5 (21.74%) IIS
9 4 (17.39%) TDD
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
10 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
10 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (21.74%) IIS
4 3 (13.04%) CMS
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (8.70%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) NuGet
4 1 (4.35%) NCover
4 1 (4.35%) StyleCop
4 1 (4.35%) MSTest
4 1 (4.35%) NDepend
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
3 6 (26.09%) CRM Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 1 (4.35%) CMS Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (4.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) WCF
2 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 6 (26.09%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) WF
5 2 (8.70%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) XHTML
6 1 (4.35%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.35%) LINQ
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (4.35%) Data Extraction
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) MVC
2 7 (30.43%) Workflow
3 6 (26.09%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
5 3 (13.04%) Document Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) ATDD
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Ektron
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle