The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 12 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 16 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.38% 3.80% 8.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.12% 11.11% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
.NET Framework
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
59 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 30.89% 34.18% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 16
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £300 -
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 £358 +19.16%
Stafford -1 1 £350 -
.NET Framework
West Midlands

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) C#
3 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
4 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
5 15 (55.56%) N-Tier
5 15 (55.56%) Open Source
6 14 (51.85%) Resource Management
6 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
7 12 (44.44%) VB
8 10 (37.04%) OOP
8 10 (37.04%) SQL
9 9 (33.33%) WinForms
9 9 (33.33%) Entity Framework
10 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
10 7 (25.93%) XML
11 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
11 6 (22.22%) Degree
11 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
11 6 (22.22%) WCF
11 6 (22.22%) WPF
11 6 (22.22%) SDLC
12 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
12 5 (18.52%) Time Management
12 5 (18.52%) LINQ
12 5 (18.52%) MVC
12 5 (18.52%) HTML
12 5 (18.52%) CSS
13 4 (14.81%) Web Services
13 4 (14.81%) VBScript

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Team Leader
1 15 (55.56%) Development Team Leader
1 15 (55.56%) Software Development Team Leader
1 15 (55.56%) Software Team Leader
2 12 (44.44%) .NET Team Leader
3 11 (40.74%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 6 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Programmer
6 4 (14.81%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (14.81%) C# Programmer
7 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) WinForms
2 9 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 7 (25.93%) XML
4 6 (22.22%) WCF
4 6 (22.22%) WPF
5 5 (18.52%) LINQ
5 5 (18.52%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) CSS
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) jQuery
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (7.41%) JSON
8 2 (7.41%) REST
9 1 (3.70%) RESTful
9 1 (3.70%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) N-Tier
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Open Source
2 14 (51.85%) Resource Management
3 10 (37.04%) OOP
4 6 (22.22%) SDLC
5 5 (18.52%) Time Management
5 5 (18.52%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) SOA
7 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Release Management
8 1 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.70%) Validation
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) VB
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 4 (14.81%) VBScript
6 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle