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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 18 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.03% 2.73% 3.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.71% 7.50% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £314 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £330 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -7.35%
.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
34 40 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.42% 36.36% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 57
Average daily rate £313 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £340
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 - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 19 September 2014. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 4 £316 -4.16%
Tamworth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 2
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
.NET Framework
West Midlands

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) N-Tier
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) OOP
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) C++
7 2 (16.67%) VxWorks
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
7 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (16.67%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) wxWidgets
7 2 (16.67%) Qt
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 1 (8.33%) User Experience
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 8

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (8.33%) ColdFusion
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Platform Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Mobility Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Software Development Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) wxWidgets
3 2 (16.67%) Qt
4 1 (8.33%) MXML
4 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (8.33%) Online Gambling
4 1 (8.33%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) VxWorks
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) OOP
1 2 (16.67%) OO
1 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
5 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) AccuRev
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Apple