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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 242 242 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.80% 9.47% 10.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.75% 42.09% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 165 151
Median daily rate £353 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
.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
717 575 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.08% 22.50% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 351 347
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £31.85 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.75% -4.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 76 £354 -13.19% 43
Coventry 0 59 £375 -13.29% 11
Staffordshire -2 36 £325 -3.70% 25
Solihull +7 25 £243 -35.33% 8
Warwickshire -15 9 £294 -12.96% 9
Shropshire -6 6 £400 +36.75% 3
Worcestershire 0 5 £355 -11.25% 18
Wolverhampton +5 4 £350 - 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for .NET.

1 367 (70.99%) C#
2 245 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (45.45%) MVC
4 220 (42.55%) ASP.NET
5 218 (42.17%) Microsoft
6 203 (39.26%) HTML
7 198 (38.30%) JavaScript
8 196 (37.91%) SQL Server
9 195 (37.72%) SQL
10 171 (33.08%) CSS
11 138 (26.69%) .NET Framework
12 134 (25.92%) Visual Studio
13 118 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 105 (20.31%) WCF
15 102 (19.73%) Web Services
16 98 (18.96%) jQuery
17 83 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
17 83 (16.05%) Scrum
18 76 (14.70%) CRM
18 76 (14.70%) ASP.NET Web API
19 74 (14.31%) AngularJS
20 70 (13.54%) XML
21 67 (12.96%) Web Development
22 66 (12.77%) Entity Framework
23 63 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
23 63 (12.19%) TDD
24 62 (11.99%) Dynamics CRM
25 59 (11.41%) MS Excel
26 53 (10.25%) SOLID
27 49 (9.48%) HTML5

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 41 (7.93%) CMS
3 16 (3.09%) Umbraco
4 15 (2.90%) NServiceBus
5 14 (2.71%) IIS
5 14 (2.71%) Sitefinity
6 13 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.16%) WordPress
10 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.39%) Apache
13 1 (0.19%) Kentico
13 1 (0.19%) Mule
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.29%) MS Office
3 12 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (11.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.87%) SaaS
3 19 (3.68%) IaaS
4 13 (2.51%) PaaS
5 9 (1.74%) Office 365
6 8 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.09%) HTTP
2 11 (2.13%) Broadband
3 8 (1.55%) Network Security
4 4 (0.77%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (37.91%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.54%) Relational Database
3 37 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.32%) MySQL
7 11 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.55%) Power BI
10 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.77%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 134 (25.92%) Visual Studio
2 48 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (7.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (4.84%) Subversion
5 23 (4.45%) Git (software)
6 22 (4.26%) NUnit
7 20 (3.87%) Moq
8 10 (1.93%) CruiseControl
8 10 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.74%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.74%) Selenium
9 9 (1.74%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.97%) JIRA
11 4 (0.77%) FxCop
11 4 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.77%) StyleCop
12 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.58%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.58%) JUnit
12 3 (0.58%) RSpec
General
1 30 (5.80%) Finance
2 21 (4.06%) Marketing
3 18 (3.48%) Advertising
4 16 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.32%) Retail
6 9 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.35%) Electronics
8 5 (0.97%) Automotive
8 5 (0.97%) Games
9 4 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 408 (78.92%) Developer
2 221 (42.75%) .NET Developer
3 112 (21.66%) C# Developer
4 92 (17.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (10.06%) CRM Developer
6 43 (8.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 41 (7.93%) Senior Developer
8 40 (7.74%) SQL Developer
9 37 (7.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (6.77%) Microsoft Developer
11 29 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 28 (5.42%) Senior .NET Developer
13 26 (5.03%) Software Developer
14 24 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 22 (4.26%) Software Engineer
16 19 (3.68%) C# Software Engineer
16 19 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
17 18 (3.48%) Analyst
18 17 (3.29%) Architect
18 17 (3.29%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (42.55%) ASP.NET
2 203 (39.26%) HTML
3 171 (33.08%) CSS
4 138 (26.69%) .NET Framework
5 118 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 105 (20.31%) WCF
7 102 (19.73%) Web Services
8 98 (18.96%) jQuery
9 76 (14.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 74 (14.31%) AngularJS
11 70 (13.54%) XML
12 66 (12.77%) Entity Framework
13 49 (9.48%) HTML5
14 35 (6.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (6.19%) SOAP
16 29 (5.61%) REST
17 27 (5.22%) KnockoutJS
18 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 20 (3.87%) Ajax
19 20 (3.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 16 (3.09%) Data Conversion
3 10 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.74%) User Experience
5 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.97%) e-Learning
7 4 (0.77%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.77%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.58%) iPad
9 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.39%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Replication
9 2 (0.39%) SCADA
10 1 (0.19%) NHS
10 1 (0.19%) Online Games
10 1 (0.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.77%) Windows
2 12 (2.32%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.13%) Linux
4 5 (0.97%) Android
4 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) MVS
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (45.45%) MVC
3 83 (16.05%) Scrum
4 76 (14.70%) CRM
5 67 (12.96%) Web Development
6 63 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (12.19%) TDD
7 53 (10.25%) SOLID
8 44 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 38 (7.35%) BDD
10 36 (6.96%) OO
11 31 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (6.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 31 (6.00%) Migration
12 29 (5.61%) Waterfall
13 28 (5.42%) OOD
14 27 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (4.06%) Data Migration
16 20 (3.87%) Content Management
16 20 (3.87%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 367 (70.99%) C#
2 198 (38.30%) JavaScript
3 195 (37.72%) SQL
4 44 (8.51%) T-SQL
5 33 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 32 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 31 (6.00%) Java
8 20 (3.87%) PHP
9 9 (1.74%) Ruby
10 8 (1.55%) VB
11 7 (1.35%) C
12 6 (1.16%) Python
12 6 (1.16%) XAML
13 5 (0.97%) C++
14 4 (0.77%) VB6
14 4 (0.77%) XPath
15 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.39%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.39%) X++
17 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (5.61%) Degree
2 28 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.55%) ISEB
4 8 (1.55%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCP
8 1 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (1.35%) SLA
2 6 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.19%) SDET
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) SCOM
2 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.97%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) WSUS
4 2 (0.39%) MOM
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) Rancher
5 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 218 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.80%) Oracle
3 16 (3.09%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.13%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.16%) VMware
6 5 (0.97%) Canon
7 4 (0.77%) Capita
7 4 (0.77%) SaltStack
7 4 (0.77%) SAP
8 3 (0.58%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.39%) Google
9 2 (0.39%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.19%) Birst
10 1 (0.19%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.19%) Cognos
10 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.19%) IBM
10 1 (0.19%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.19%) OpenText
10 1 (0.19%) Pega
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