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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 24 21 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.35% 19.81% 40.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 68.57% 55.26% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 50
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£316 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £383 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
.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
35 38 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 28.23% 35.85% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 58
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £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
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 23 September 2014.

.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 23 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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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 0 15 £325 -1.51% 6
Cannock - 1 £300 - 3
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 3
Tamworth - - - - 3
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 4
.NET
West Midlands

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 53 (74.65%) SQL Server
2 40 (56.34%) C#
3 34 (47.89%) SQL
4 30 (42.25%) VB.NET
5 24 (33.80%) ASP.NET
5 24 (33.80%) WinForms
6 19 (26.76%) Windows
7 16 (22.54%) Web Services
7 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
8 15 (21.13%) HTML
9 14 (19.72%) CSS
9 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
10 13 (18.31%) Back Office
11 12 (16.90%) N-Tier
11 12 (16.90%) VB
11 12 (16.90%) Ajax
11 12 (16.90%) .NET Framework
11 12 (16.90%) Resource Management
12 11 (15.49%) XML
13 10 (14.08%) Degree
13 10 (14.08%) CSS3
14 9 (12.68%) WCF
14 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
15 8 (11.27%) HTML5
16 7 (9.86%) Web Development
16 7 (9.86%) jQuery
16 7 (9.86%) Unit Testing
17 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) SAS
2 1 (1.41%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (74.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) DataStage
5 1 (1.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.41%) Grunt
4 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.41%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.41%) Bower
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.41%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 13 (18.31%) Back Office
2 3 (4.23%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (67.61%) Developer
2 32 (45.07%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.94%) Team Leader
4 15 (21.13%) Development Team Leader
5 9 (12.68%) .NET Team Leader
5 9 (12.68%) C# Developer
5 9 (12.68%) VB.NET Developer
6 8 (11.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Software Team Leader
7 7 (9.86%) Software Development Team Leader
7 7 (9.86%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Web Developer
9 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 3 (4.23%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (2.82%) .NET Web Developer
12 2 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (2.82%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) ASP.NET
1 24 (33.80%) WinForms
2 16 (22.54%) Web Services
3 15 (21.13%) HTML
4 14 (19.72%) CSS
5 12 (16.90%) Ajax
5 12 (16.90%) .NET Framework
6 11 (15.49%) XML
7 10 (14.08%) CSS3
8 9 (12.68%) WCF
9 8 (11.27%) HTML5
10 7 (9.86%) jQuery
11 4 (5.63%) XSLT
11 4 (5.63%) XHTML
12 3 (4.23%) JSON
12 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (2.82%) REST
13 2 (2.82%) wxWidgets
13 2 (2.82%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Open Source
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.82%) WURFL
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) iPad
5 1 (1.41%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.41%) iPhone
5 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) BBC
5 1 (1.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.04%) Android
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.82%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 2 (2.82%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Resource Management
2 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
3 7 (9.86%) Web Development
3 7 (9.86%) Unit Testing
4 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.04%) MVC
6 4 (5.63%) SOA
6 4 (5.63%) OOP
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.23%) TDD
7 3 (4.23%) OO
8 2 (2.82%) Project Management
8 2 (2.82%) SEO
8 2 (2.82%) Document Management
8 2 (2.82%) Migration
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.82%) Refactoring
8 2 (2.82%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (56.34%) C#
2 34 (47.89%) SQL
3 30 (42.25%) VB.NET
4 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.90%) VB
6 4 (5.63%) Java
7 2 (2.82%) C++
7 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.41%) VB6
8 1 (1.41%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Siebel
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe
4 1 (1.41%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.41%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore