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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 81 81 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 34 44 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.72% 2.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.06% 7.01% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £273 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
.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
561 628 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.73% 24.57% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 352 365
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

.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 4 September 2015.

.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 4 September 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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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 +8 13 £325 -1.88% 14
Coventry 0 10 £338 -7.53% 2
Staffordshire -11 6 £300 +0.84% 1
Warwickshire -3 3 £325 - 4
.NET Framework
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 83 (100.00%) .NET
2 75 (90.36%) C#
3 59 (71.08%) SQL Server
4 46 (55.42%) ASP.NET
5 38 (45.78%) MVC
6 32 (38.55%) HTML
7 31 (37.35%) Entity Framework
8 29 (34.94%) SQL
8 29 (34.94%) WCF
9 28 (33.73%) JavaScript
9 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
10 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (28.92%) Web Services
12 23 (27.71%) XML
12 23 (27.71%) jQuery
13 22 (26.51%) TDD
14 21 (25.30%) N-Tier
15 20 (24.10%) Ajax
16 18 (21.69%) CSS
17 17 (20.48%) VB.NET
18 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (18.07%) Web Development
20 13 (15.66%) Scrum
20 13 (15.66%) T-SQL
20 13 (15.66%) XSLT
20 13 (15.66%) Finance
21 12 (14.46%) Oracle
21 12 (14.46%) MS Excel
21 12 (14.46%) Resource Management
21 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.02%) Node.js
4 3 (3.61%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (14.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.20%) Bond Adapt
1 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SMTP
1 2 (2.41%) DNS
1 2 (2.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (71.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.61%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.41%) NUnit
4 2 (2.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.41%) Moq
5 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (73.49%) Developer
2 42 (50.60%) .NET Developer
3 20 (24.10%) C# Developer
4 17 (20.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.46%) Software Team Leader
5 12 (14.46%) Team Leader
6 11 (13.25%) Development Team Leader
6 11 (13.25%) Software Development Team Leader
7 10 (12.05%) .NET Team Leader
8 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (6.02%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Development Manager
11 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
12 3 (3.61%) .NET Software Engineer
12 3 (3.61%) .NET Programmer
12 3 (3.61%) Programmer
12 3 (3.61%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (55.42%) ASP.NET
3 32 (38.55%) HTML
4 31 (37.35%) Entity Framework
5 29 (34.94%) WCF
6 24 (28.92%) Web Services
7 23 (27.71%) XML
7 23 (27.71%) jQuery
8 20 (24.10%) Ajax
9 18 (21.69%) CSS
10 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (15.66%) XSLT
12 11 (13.25%) HTML5
13 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
13 10 (12.05%) WPF
14 9 (10.84%) LINQ
15 8 (9.64%) WinForms
16 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 6 (7.23%) RESTful
18 5 (6.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) EPoS
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) MVC
2 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.51%) TDD
4 15 (18.07%) Web Development
5 13 (15.66%) Scrum
6 12 (14.46%) Resource Management
7 10 (12.05%) Open Source
7 10 (12.05%) SDLC
8 9 (10.84%) OOP
9 8 (9.64%) OO
9 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.43%) BDD
11 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.02%) SOA
12 5 (6.02%) CRM
12 5 (6.02%) Change Management
12 5 (6.02%) Web Application Development
13 4 (4.82%) Workflow
13 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
14 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (90.36%) C#
2 29 (34.94%) SQL
3 28 (33.73%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.48%) VB.NET
5 13 (15.66%) T-SQL
6 9 (10.84%) VB
7 5 (6.02%) VBScript
7 5 (6.02%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) Nintex
4 3 (3.61%) Telerik
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.20%) hybris
5 1 (1.20%) Demandware
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