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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 13 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 19 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.73% 0.82% 2.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.09% 2.17% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 3
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£350 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
.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
86 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 48.59% 37.70% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 25 31
Average daily rate £330 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 - 5 £300 - 2
Lichfield - 2 £363 -
Stafford - 1 £350 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £316 - 3
Tamworth - - - - 2
Cannock - - - -
.NET Framework
West Midlands

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (40.00%) Open Source
5 8 (40.00%) N-Tier
5 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (40.00%) WinForms
6 7 (35.00%) Resource Management
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (30.00%) VB
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (30.00%) XML
7 6 (30.00%) WCF
7 6 (30.00%) WPF
8 5 (25.00%) LINQ
8 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
8 5 (25.00%) OOP
8 5 (25.00%) OO
8 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (25.00%) HTML
8 5 (25.00%) CSS
9 4 (20.00%) VBScript
9 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (20.00%) MVC
9 4 (20.00%) TDD
9 4 (20.00%) Relational Database

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) DataStage
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 8 (40.00%) Development Team Leader
2 8 (40.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 8 (40.00%) Software Team Leader
3 6 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (25.00%) .NET Team Leader
4 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
5 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Programmer
5 4 (20.00%) C# Programmer
6 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (40.00%) WinForms
4 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (30.00%) XML
5 6 (30.00%) WCF
5 6 (30.00%) WPF
6 5 (25.00%) LINQ
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (15.00%) HTML5
8 3 (15.00%) CSS3
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (10.00%) SOAP
9 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
10 1 (5.00%) Ajax
10 1 (5.00%) JSON
10 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) N-Tier
1 8 (40.00%) Open Source
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Resource Management
2 5 (25.00%) OOP
2 5 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Time Management
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) VB
4 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.00%) VB6
7 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) IBM