The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 36 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.35% 22.22% 26.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 56.25% 60.61% 54.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 20
Average daily rate £338 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
.NET
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
64 33 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.07% 36.67% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 41
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

.NET
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 within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 17 £350 +16.66% 18
Tamworth - 5 £288 - 6
Stafford - 1 £450 - 7
.NET
West Midlands

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing .NET 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.

1 50 (75.76%) C#
2 41 (62.12%) SQL
3 37 (56.06%) VB.NET
3 37 (56.06%) SQL Server
4 29 (43.94%) WinForms
5 26 (39.39%) Finance
5 26 (39.39%) E-Commerce
6 23 (34.85%) ASP.NET
7 20 (30.30%) T-SQL
8 19 (28.79%) N-Tier
9 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 16 (24.24%) CSS
11 15 (22.73%) HTML
11 15 (22.73%) High Availability
12 14 (21.21%) CSS3
12 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
12 14 (21.21%) Windows
12 14 (21.21%) HTML5
13 13 (19.70%) TypeScript
14 11 (16.67%) Web Development
15 10 (15.15%) Games
16 9 (13.64%) SOA
16 9 (13.64%) .NET Framework
17 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (12.12%) OO
17 8 (12.12%) VB
17 8 (12.12%) MVC
18 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
18 7 (10.61%) Degree

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing .NET 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (56.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.03%) MS Access
6 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Games
3 4 (6.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (71.21%) Developer
2 29 (43.94%) .NET Developer
3 15 (22.73%) C# Developer
4 14 (21.21%) SQL Developer
4 14 (21.21%) VB.NET Developer
5 12 (18.18%) WinForms Developer
6 9 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Leader
7 6 (9.09%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.58%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Team Leader
9 4 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.94%) WinForms
2 23 (34.85%) ASP.NET
3 16 (24.24%) CSS
4 15 (22.73%) HTML
5 14 (21.21%) CSS3
5 14 (21.21%) HTML5
6 9 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.58%) Entity Framework
8 5 (7.58%) Flash
9 4 (6.06%) jQuery
9 4 (6.06%) LINQ
9 4 (6.06%) XML
10 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (4.55%) AutoMapper
10 3 (4.55%) StructureMap
11 2 (3.03%) Ajax
11 2 (3.03%) JSON
11 2 (3.03%) REST
11 2 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) N-Tier
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) Online Games
4 4 (6.06%) NHS
4 4 (6.06%) Streaming Video
5 2 (3.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) E-Commerce
2 15 (22.73%) High Availability
3 11 (16.67%) Web Development
4 9 (13.64%) SOA
5 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.12%) MVC
5 8 (12.12%) OO
6 7 (10.61%) Low Latency
6 7 (10.61%) SDLC
7 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 6 (9.09%) Project Management
8 5 (7.58%) OOP
8 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.06%) TDD
10 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.55%) CQRS
10 3 (4.55%) Front End Development
10 3 (4.55%) Migration
11 2 (3.03%) Line Management
11 2 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (75.76%) C#
2 41 (62.12%) SQL
3 37 (56.06%) VB.NET
4 20 (30.30%) T-SQL
5 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 13 (19.70%) TypeScript
7 8 (12.12%) VB
8 6 (9.09%) VB6
9 5 (7.58%) ActionScript
10 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.52%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) DevExpress