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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 23 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.22% 4.46% 3.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.33% 15.63% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
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£300 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -7.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.63 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% -9.09%
.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
75 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.18% 28.57% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 29
Average daily rate £363 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £330 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

.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 August 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 - 3 £300 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -4 1 - - 1
.NET Framework
West Midlands

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) N-Tier
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
4 12 (63.16%) Resource Management
5 11 (57.89%) Open Source
5 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
6 9 (47.37%) OOP
7 8 (42.11%) VB
7 8 (42.11%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (26.32%) WinForms
8 5 (26.32%) SDLC
9 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
9 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
9 4 (21.05%) XML
10 3 (15.79%) OO
10 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.79%) VBScript
10 3 (15.79%) TDD
10 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
10 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (15.79%) WCF
10 3 (15.79%) WPF
10 3 (15.79%) LINQ
10 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Time Management
10 3 (15.79%) Degree

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Team Leader
1 12 (63.16%) Development Team Leader
1 12 (63.16%) Software Development Team Leader
1 12 (63.16%) Software Team Leader
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Team Leader
3 5 (26.32%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Development Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) WinForms
3 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
3 4 (21.05%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 3 (15.79%) LINQ
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) N-Tier
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Resource Management
2 11 (57.89%) Open Source
3 9 (47.37%) OOP
4 5 (26.32%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Time Management
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) People Management
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) VB
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft