The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 81 77 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 44 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.58% 2.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.12% 7.42% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 29
Average daily rate £313 £369 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%
.NET Framework
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
618 458 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 21.25% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 285 307
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 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
Birmingham +1 14 £305 -18.66% 14
Staffordshire -2 6 £300 - 7
Warwickshire +5 4 £313 -3.84% 2
Wolverhampton - 4 - -
Coventry -9 3 £363 -6.45% 5
Solihull - 3 £438 -
Shropshire -21 2 - - 4
Kingswinford - 2 £379 -
.NET Framework
England

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 69 (86.25%) C#
3 53 (66.25%) SQL Server
4 44 (55.00%) ASP.NET
5 43 (53.75%) MVC
6 33 (41.25%) SQL
7 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 29 (36.25%) HTML
8 29 (36.25%) jQuery
9 28 (35.00%) Entity Framework
10 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
11 23 (28.75%) CSS
11 23 (28.75%) TDD
12 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
13 21 (26.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (21.25%) WCF
16 16 (20.00%) VB.NET
16 16 (20.00%) XML
17 15 (18.75%) OO
18 14 (17.50%) Web Services
18 14 (17.50%) Ajax
18 14 (17.50%) Web Development
19 13 (16.25%) Oracle
19 13 (16.25%) N-Tier
19 13 (16.25%) T-SQL
20 12 (15.00%) WPF
21 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 11 (13.75%) Windows
21 11 (13.75%) High Availability

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) CMS
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.50%) Node.js
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) PaaS
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
3 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) DNS
1 3 (3.75%) SMTP
1 3 (3.75%) SSL
2 2 (2.50%) Modbus
2 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (66.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
8 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.75%) Moq
4 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.50%) NSubstitute
4 2 (2.50%) Selenium
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) Log4j
5 1 (1.25%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.25%) Mockito
5 1 (1.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Automotive
2 1 (1.25%) Back Office
2 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (87.50%) Developer
2 61 (76.25%) .NET Developer
3 43 (53.75%) C# Developer
4 36 (45.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (17.50%) SQL Developer
7 12 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (10.00%) .NET Architect
8 8 (10.00%) Architect
9 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (7.50%) Web Developer
11 5 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
12 4 (5.00%) .NET Technical Architect
12 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
12 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
13 3 (3.75%) Analyst
13 3 (3.75%) Analyst Developer
13 3 (3.75%) C# Web Developer
13 3 (3.75%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 44 (55.00%) ASP.NET
3 29 (36.25%) HTML
3 29 (36.25%) jQuery
4 28 (35.00%) Entity Framework
5 23 (28.75%) CSS
6 21 (26.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (21.25%) WCF
8 16 (20.00%) XML
9 14 (17.50%) Ajax
9 14 (17.50%) Web Services
10 12 (15.00%) WPF
11 10 (12.50%) AngularJS
11 10 (12.50%) LINQ
12 9 (11.25%) HTML5
13 8 (10.00%) XSLT
14 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (8.75%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (8.75%) WinForms
15 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.75%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) MVC
2 23 (28.75%) TDD
3 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.75%) OO
5 14 (17.50%) Web Development
6 11 (13.75%) High Availability
7 9 (11.25%) MVVM
8 7 (8.75%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (8.75%) OOP
8 7 (8.75%) Scrum
8 7 (8.75%) SOA
9 6 (7.50%) Logistics
10 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.25%) SOLID
10 5 (6.25%) UML
11 4 (5.00%) Migration
12 3 (3.75%) EAI
12 3 (3.75%) OOD
12 3 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 69 (86.25%) C#
2 33 (41.25%) SQL
3 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 13 (16.25%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.75%) VBScript
7 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.25%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.50%) Siemens
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