The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 248 275 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.59% 14.23% 11.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.21% 54.24% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 153 157
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £222 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £25.25 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £25.00 £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.25 £25.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
574 507 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 26.24% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 276 308
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £92.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
.NET
England

.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 22 July 2014.

.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 22 July 2014.

.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 22 July 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
Birmingham -3 66 £350 +9.37% 66
Coventry -1 53 £350 +27.27% 13
Warwickshire -2 32 £325 +30.00% 23
Staffordshire 0 30 £340 +4.61% 28
Solihull +3 11 £328 +15.92% 8
Walsall 0 7 £356 +14.00% 2
Wolverhampton +2 4 £328 +24.76%
Shropshire -10 4 £400 +45.45% 7
Worcestershire -14 4 £305 -6.72% 14
Herefordshire +6 3 £288 -4.16% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £315 - 4
Dudley - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 361 (69.56%) C#
2 300 (57.80%) ASP.NET
3 240 (46.24%) SQL Server
4 209 (40.27%) JavaScript
5 191 (36.80%) SQL
6 170 (32.76%) HTML
7 168 (32.37%) CSS
8 156 (30.06%) MVC
9 120 (23.12%) jQuery
10 114 (21.97%) Microsoft
11 102 (19.65%) WCF
12 97 (18.69%) VB.NET
13 80 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 73 (14.07%) .NET Framework
15 72 (13.87%) XML
16 66 (12.72%) Windows
17 62 (11.95%) Visual Studio
18 59 (11.37%) SharePoint
19 55 (10.60%) TDD
19 55 (10.60%) Java
20 53 (10.21%) HTML5
21 52 (10.02%) CRM
21 52 (10.02%) Web Services
22 51 (9.83%) CSS3
23 49 (9.44%) Web Development
24 45 (8.67%) WPF
24 45 (8.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 44 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
25 44 (8.48%) WinForms
26 42 (8.09%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 59 (11.37%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.32%) CMS
3 22 (4.24%) IIS
4 18 (3.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (2.89%) Apache
5 15 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.16%) Drupal
10 5 (0.96%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.77%) Node.js
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.39%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.89%) Photoshop
3 12 (2.31%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.54%) Magento
3 7 (1.35%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (0.96%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.39%) e-Work
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.54%) Office 365
2 6 (1.16%) SaaS
3 3 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.93%) Internet
2 7 (1.35%) DDNS
2 7 (1.35%) LDAP
3 6 (1.16%) Intranet
4 4 (0.77%) HTTP
5 3 (0.58%) IPv4
5 3 (0.58%) IPv6
6 1 (0.19%) RTCP
6 1 (0.19%) RTP
6 1 (0.19%) CTI
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (46.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (4.43%) Relational Database
5 22 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (4.05%) MySQL
7 20 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.58%) DB2
14 3 (0.58%) ZAP BI
15 2 (0.39%) MS Access
15 2 (0.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 62 (11.95%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.01%) Subversion
4 15 (2.89%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.70%) Ant
5 14 (2.70%) NUnit
5 14 (2.70%) Maven
6 6 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.16%) JIRA
6 6 (1.16%) FxCop
6 6 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.77%) Grunt
7 4 (0.77%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.39%) JMeter
8 2 (0.39%) JUnit
8 2 (0.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.39%) PhoneGap
8 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (4.05%) Finance
2 16 (3.08%) Back Office
3 14 (2.70%) Marketing
4 10 (1.93%) Advertising
5 8 (1.54%) Automotive
6 7 (1.35%) Retail
7 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 406 (78.23%) Developer
2 198 (38.15%) .NET Developer
3 73 (14.07%) C# Developer
4 67 (12.91%) Web Developer
5 56 (10.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 51 (9.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (6.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (6.17%) VB.NET Developer
9 31 (5.97%) Architect
10 30 (5.78%) Senior Developer
11 27 (5.20%) Software Developer
12 25 (4.82%) SQL Developer
13 21 (4.05%) .NET Web Developer
13 21 (4.05%) Analyst
14 19 (3.66%) Team Leader
15 17 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
16 16 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
16 16 (3.08%) Development Team Leader
16 16 (3.08%) Consultant
17 15 (2.89%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (57.80%) ASP.NET
2 170 (32.76%) HTML
3 168 (32.37%) CSS
4 120 (23.12%) jQuery
5 102 (19.65%) WCF
6 80 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 73 (14.07%) .NET Framework
8 72 (13.87%) XML
9 53 (10.21%) HTML5
10 52 (10.02%) Web Services
11 51 (9.83%) CSS3
12 45 (8.67%) WPF
12 45 (8.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 44 (8.48%) WinForms
14 42 (8.09%) XSLT
15 41 (7.90%) Ajax
16 30 (5.78%) LINQ
17 29 (5.59%) J2EE
18 21 (4.05%) XHTML
19 20 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.59%) N-Tier
2 13 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.16%) NHS
4 4 (0.77%) GIS
4 4 (0.77%) Blackberry
4 4 (0.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (0.77%) Open Source
5 3 (0.58%) WURFL
6 2 (0.39%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.39%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.19%) iPhone
7 1 (0.19%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.19%) iPad
7 1 (0.19%) Statistics
7 1 (0.19%) Pocket PC
7 1 (0.19%) SCADA
7 1 (0.19%) EPoS
7 1 (0.19%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.72%) Windows
2 21 (4.05%) UNIX
3 19 (3.66%) Linux
4 15 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.93%) Android
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.58%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.06%) MVC
2 55 (10.60%) TDD
3 52 (10.02%) CRM
4 49 (9.44%) Web Development
5 44 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (7.51%) Scrum
7 38 (7.32%) OO
8 37 (7.13%) SOA
9 35 (6.74%) E-Commerce
10 30 (5.78%) Migration
10 30 (5.78%) Unit Testing
10 30 (5.78%) Software Engineering
11 25 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (4.05%) UML
13 20 (3.85%) ERP
14 14 (2.70%) OOP
14 14 (2.70%) Waterfall
14 14 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (2.70%) Logistics
15 13 (2.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 361 (69.56%) C#
2 209 (40.27%) JavaScript
3 191 (36.80%) SQL
4 97 (18.69%) VB.NET
5 55 (10.60%) Java
6 36 (6.94%) T-SQL
7 31 (5.97%) VB
8 19 (3.66%) PHP
9 17 (3.28%) VBA
10 14 (2.70%) VBScript
11 10 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.54%) XAML
13 6 (1.16%) C++
14 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.77%) VB6
16 3 (0.58%) X++
16 3 (0.58%) XPath
16 3 (0.58%) C
17 2 (0.39%) LotusScript
17 2 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (3.28%) Degree
2 14 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.77%) ISEB
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.19%) MCTS
7 1 (0.19%) MCITP
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) MCAD
7 1 (0.19%) MCSD
7 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Nmap
2 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) MOM
2 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 114 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.59%) Oracle
3 25 (4.82%) Sitecore
4 14 (2.70%) Alterian
5 11 (2.12%) SAP
6 10 (1.93%) Business Objects
7 8 (1.54%) IBM
7 8 (1.54%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.35%) Capita
9 6 (1.16%) Ektron
10 4 (0.77%) Facebook
10 4 (0.77%) AccuRev
11 3 (0.58%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.39%) ION Trading
12 2 (0.39%) Metastorm
12 2 (0.39%) Adobe
12 2 (0.39%) Lotus
13 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.19%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Leamington Spa
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 20 days ago