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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 20 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 8 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.10% 5.93% 9.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 20.00% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £316 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
.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
68 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 43.31% 29.66% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 32
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

.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 31 July 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 - - 2
.NET Framework
West Midlands

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (84.38%) C#
3 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
4 16 (50.00%) N-Tier
4 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (46.88%) Resource Management
5 15 (46.88%) Open Source
6 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
6 14 (43.75%) SQL
7 12 (37.50%) VB
8 11 (34.38%) WinForms
8 11 (34.38%) Entity Framework
9 10 (31.25%) OOP
10 9 (28.13%) XML
11 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 8 (25.00%) WCF
11 8 (25.00%) WPF
12 7 (21.88%) LINQ
12 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
12 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
13 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
13 6 (18.75%) VBScript
13 6 (18.75%) OO
13 6 (18.75%) TDD
13 6 (18.75%) Degree
13 6 (18.75%) SDLC
13 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
13 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
14 5 (15.63%) Time Management
14 5 (15.63%) MVC

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 16 (50.00%) Development Team Leader
1 16 (50.00%) Software Development Team Leader
1 16 (50.00%) Software Team Leader
2 13 (40.63%) Developer
3 12 (37.50%) .NET Team Leader
4 8 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (18.75%) C# Software Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Programmer
5 6 (18.75%) C# Programmer
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Software Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Programmer
6 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Development Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Development Team Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) WinForms
2 11 (34.38%) Entity Framework
3 9 (28.13%) XML
4 8 (25.00%) WCF
4 8 (25.00%) WPF
5 7 (21.88%) LINQ
5 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
6 5 (15.63%) CSS
6 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 4 (12.50%) Web Services
7 4 (12.50%) jQuery
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (9.38%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) SOAP
8 3 (9.38%) CSS3
9 2 (6.25%) REST
9 2 (6.25%) JSON
10 1 (3.13%) RESTful
10 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Resource Management
1 15 (46.88%) Open Source
2 10 (31.25%) OOP
3 6 (18.75%) OO
3 6 (18.75%) TDD
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 6 (18.75%) SDLC
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) Time Management
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) People Management
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Validation
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) Release Management
7 1 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) C#
2 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) VB
4 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (18.75%) VBScript
5 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) VB6
7 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) IBM