The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 84 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 29 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 2.86% 2.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.88% 10.89% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 21
Average daily rate £313 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
594 496 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.80% 26.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 262 274
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET Framework
England

.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 16 April 2014.

.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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -20 10 £300 -12.40% 6
Coventry +1 9 £325 - 2
Warwickshire -15 3 £375 +7.14% 4
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
.NET Framework
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 73 (100.00%) .NET
2 66 (90.41%) C#
3 42 (57.53%) SQL
4 40 (54.79%) SQL Server
4 40 (54.79%) ASP.NET
5 37 (50.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 35 (47.95%) MVC
7 33 (45.21%) WCF
8 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
9 27 (36.99%) CSS
10 25 (34.25%) HTML
11 24 (32.88%) Visual Studio
12 22 (30.14%) Windows
13 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
13 21 (28.77%) jQuery
14 19 (26.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (24.66%) TDD
15 18 (24.66%) WPF
16 17 (23.29%) T-SQL
16 17 (23.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (19.18%) LINQ
19 11 (15.07%) Scrum
19 11 (15.07%) XML
20 10 (13.70%) IIS
21 9 (12.33%) VB.NET
22 8 (10.96%) Web Services
22 8 (10.96%) Subversion
22 8 (10.96%) Silverlight
22 8 (10.96%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (13.70%) IIS
2 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
2 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.11%) InfoPath
3 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) X.500
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (26.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.96%) SQLite
4 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.48%) MySQL
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.74%) MS Access
7 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.96%) Subversion
3 7 (9.59%) JIRA
3 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.37%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
2 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (95.89%) Developer
2 27 (36.99%) .NET Developer
3 19 (26.03%) C# Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Web Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (9.59%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Mobile Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 6 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (6.85%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Systems Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Business Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (54.79%) ASP.NET
3 37 (50.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 33 (45.21%) WCF
5 27 (36.99%) CSS
6 25 (34.25%) HTML
7 21 (28.77%) jQuery
8 18 (24.66%) WPF
9 17 (23.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (19.18%) LINQ
11 11 (15.07%) XML
12 8 (10.96%) Web Services
12 8 (10.96%) Silverlight
12 8 (10.96%) Ajax
13 7 (9.59%) NHibernate
13 7 (9.59%) HTML5
13 7 (9.59%) Spring.NET
13 7 (9.59%) Castle Windsor
14 6 (8.22%) Razor View Engine
14 6 (8.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Pocket PC
1 7 (9.59%) PDA
1 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.48%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.48%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows CE
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) MVC
2 18 (24.66%) TDD
3 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.07%) Scrum
5 8 (10.96%) MVVM
6 7 (9.59%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (8.22%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) AOP
8 5 (6.85%) Web Development
8 5 (6.85%) Logistics
8 5 (6.85%) Workflow
8 5 (6.85%) OO
9 4 (5.48%) CRM
9 4 (5.48%) ERP
9 4 (5.48%) OOD
9 4 (5.48%) RDF
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.48%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 66 (90.41%) C#
2 42 (57.53%) SQL
3 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.29%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.33%) VB.NET
6 7 (9.59%) C++
6 7 (9.59%) Embedded C++
7 4 (5.48%) PHP
7 4 (5.48%) VBA
7 4 (5.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (4.11%) VB
9 2 (2.74%) Java
10 1 (1.37%) VBScript
10 1 (1.37%) XAML
10 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) MIIS
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle
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