The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 21 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 209 297 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.23% 11.09% 11.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.60% 44.80% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 208 176
Average daily rate £363 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £464 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.60 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +59.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £29.47 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.72 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
.NET
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
706 663 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 24.76% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 425 321
Average daily rate £384 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

.NET
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 across the West Midlands region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

.NET
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 across the West Midlands region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

.NET
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Coventry -1 73 £425 +28.78% 22
Birmingham -10 59 £350 -6.66% 52
Staffordshire -7 16 £300 -20.00% 39
Solihull -7 11 £338 -15.62% 6
Warwickshire -3 9 £450 +38.46% 25
Shropshire -42 8 £281 -29.68% 6
Wolverhampton +2 4 £255 +15.90% 7
Worcestershire -4 2 £325 +30.00% 12
Herefordshire - 2 £488 - 1
Walsall - 1 - - 4
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 323 (73.41%) C#
2 195 (44.32%) SQL Server
3 191 (43.41%) ASP.NET
4 170 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 166 (37.73%) MVC
6 162 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (36.59%) SQL
8 148 (33.64%) HTML
9 137 (31.14%) CSS
10 123 (27.95%) Microsoft
11 99 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 79 (17.95%) .NET Framework
12 79 (17.95%) jQuery
13 77 (17.50%) VB.NET
14 70 (15.91%) TDD
15 68 (15.45%) Visual Studio
16 64 (14.55%) Scrum
16 64 (14.55%) WCF
17 58 (13.18%) HTML5
17 58 (13.18%) Web Services
18 54 (12.27%) Team Foundation Server
19 51 (11.59%) WinForms
19 51 (11.59%) Windows
20 49 (11.14%) SharePoint
21 47 (10.68%) AngularJS
22 46 (10.45%) XML
22 46 (10.45%) Web Development
23 45 (10.23%) Finance
24 40 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 40 (9.09%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 49 (11.14%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.45%) CMS
3 19 (4.32%) IIS
3 19 (4.32%) Umbraco
4 17 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.95%) Node.js
6 11 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.82%) Sitefinity
8 7 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.91%) WordPress
10 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.45%) Kentico
11 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.23%) Apache
12 1 (0.23%) JBoss
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 22 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.27%) MS Office
3 7 (1.59%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.45%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.45%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.95%) Office 365
3 9 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.05%) IaaS
4 4 (0.91%) SaaS
5 3 (0.68%) GitHub
6 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) PaaS
6 2 (0.45%) Yammer
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Heroku
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.27%) Intranet
2 8 (1.82%) HTTP
3 7 (1.59%) Internet
4 5 (1.14%) Network Security
5 4 (0.91%) DNS
6 3 (0.68%) SMTP
6 3 (0.68%) SSL
6 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.45%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.45%) Extranet
7 2 (0.45%) Firewall
7 2 (0.45%) Modbus
7 2 (0.45%) SAN
7 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.45%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.23%) DHCP
8 1 (0.23%) FTP
8 1 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (44.32%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.50%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.14%) MySQL
13 5 (1.14%) Redis
14 4 (0.91%) DTS
14 4 (0.91%) Power BI
15 3 (0.68%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 68 (15.45%) Visual Studio
2 54 (12.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.27%) NUnit
4 10 (2.27%) Selenium
4 10 (2.27%) Subversion
5 7 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.36%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.68%) JIRA
8 3 (0.68%) Moq
9 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.45%) FxCop
9 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.45%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.45%) MSTest
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.45%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.45%) StyleCop
General
1 45 (10.23%) Finance
2 10 (2.27%) Games
3 9 (2.05%) Retail
4 8 (1.82%) Advertising
5 7 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.36%) Back Office
7 5 (1.14%) Marketing
8 4 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 333 (75.68%) Developer
2 226 (51.36%) .NET Developer
3 101 (22.95%) C# Developer
4 79 (17.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 57 (12.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 39 (8.86%) SQL Developer
6 39 (8.86%) VB.NET Developer
7 38 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 31 (7.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 25 (5.68%) Software Developer
10 22 (5.00%) Architect
10 22 (5.00%) WinForms Developer
11 19 (4.32%) Consultant
12 18 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (3.86%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.86%) SQL Server Developer
13 17 (3.86%) Web Developer
14 15 (3.41%) .NET Architect
15 13 (2.95%) SharePoint Developer
16 12 (2.73%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (43.41%) ASP.NET
2 148 (33.64%) HTML
3 137 (31.14%) CSS
4 99 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 79 (17.95%) .NET Framework
5 79 (17.95%) jQuery
6 64 (14.55%) WCF
7 58 (13.18%) HTML5
7 58 (13.18%) Web Services
8 51 (11.59%) WinForms
9 47 (10.68%) AngularJS
10 46 (10.45%) XML
11 39 (8.86%) CSS3
12 32 (7.27%) Entity Framework
13 30 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 25 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (5.45%) REST
16 24 (5.45%) WPF
17 20 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.32%) N-Tier
2 11 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.82%) NHS
4 7 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.14%) Data Conversion
5 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 4 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (0.91%) Online Games
7 3 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.68%) Fintech
7 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.45%) Blog
8 2 (0.45%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.45%) Replication
8 2 (0.45%) SCADA
8 2 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.59%) Windows
2 25 (5.68%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.59%) Linux
4 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.68%) Android
7 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (37.73%) MVC
2 162 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.91%) TDD
4 64 (14.55%) Scrum
5 46 (10.45%) Web Development
6 37 (8.41%) OO
7 33 (7.50%) Migration
8 32 (7.27%) CRM
9 31 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (7.05%) SOA
9 31 (7.05%) Software Engineering
10 29 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.45%) Configuration Management
11 24 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (5.23%) BDD
12 23 (5.23%) E-Commerce
12 23 (5.23%) SDLC
13 21 (4.77%) Workflow
14 19 (4.32%) High Availability
14 19 (4.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 323 (73.41%) C#
2 170 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 161 (36.59%) SQL
4 77 (17.50%) VB.NET
5 40 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 38 (8.64%) VB
7 28 (6.36%) Java
7 28 (6.36%) PowerShell
8 23 (5.23%) VB6
9 14 (3.18%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.27%) VBScript
11 9 (2.05%) PHP
12 7 (1.59%) Ruby
12 7 (1.59%) XPath
13 6 (1.36%) Python
14 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.91%) VBA
15 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.68%) C++
15 3 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.18%) Degree
3 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.36%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.91%) MCAD
5 4 (0.91%) MCITP
5 4 (0.91%) MCSD
5 4 (0.91%) MCTS
6 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.82%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) HL7
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (1.82%) Puppet
2 7 (1.59%) SCOM
3 4 (0.91%) Terraform
4 3 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.45%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.23%) Simpana
6 1 (0.23%) vRealize
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.23%) Oracle
3 11 (2.50%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.36%) HP
5 6 (1.36%) VMware
6 4 (0.91%) Citrix
6 4 (0.91%) SAP
6 4 (0.91%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.68%) Adobe
7 3 (0.68%) CA
7 3 (0.68%) SevOne
7 3 (0.68%) Siemens
8 2 (0.45%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.45%) Interwoven
8 2 (0.45%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.45%) Mercator
8 2 (0.45%) NetApp
8 2 (0.45%) Siebel
8 2 (0.45%) Tableau
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £33 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment
Rate: D.O.E
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago