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 28 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
28 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 255 287 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.48% 14.55% 11.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.29% 54.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 168 149
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £413 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £25.25 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.25 - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
589 525 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.21% 26.61% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 299 291
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
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 £23.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
.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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -5 62 £350 +13.82% 66
Coventry -1 54 £325 +18.18% 10
Warwickshire -1 41 £300 +16.50% 22
Staffordshire +1 30 £340 +4.61% 28
Solihull 0 11 £328 +7.81% 4
Walsall 0 8 £363 +16.00% 6
Shropshire -9 5 £400 +45.45% 5
Wolverhampton +1 4 £328 +24.76% 1
Worcestershire -15 4 £305 -6.87% 12
Herefordshire +4 3 £288 -4.16% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £315 - 5
Dudley - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 369 (71.37%) C#
2 305 (58.99%) ASP.NET
3 239 (46.23%) SQL Server
4 216 (41.78%) JavaScript
5 183 (35.40%) SQL
6 174 (33.66%) HTML
7 172 (33.27%) CSS
8 162 (31.33%) MVC
9 122 (23.60%) jQuery
10 109 (21.08%) Microsoft
11 101 (19.54%) VB.NET
12 98 (18.96%) WCF
13 83 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 73 (14.12%) .NET Framework
15 69 (13.35%) XML
16 61 (11.80%) Visual Studio
17 60 (11.61%) Windows
18 58 (11.22%) SharePoint
19 56 (10.83%) TDD
20 55 (10.64%) Web Services
21 54 (10.44%) CSS3
21 54 (10.44%) HTML5
22 52 (10.06%) CRM
23 50 (9.67%) Web Development
24 49 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
25 47 (9.09%) Java
26 43 (8.32%) Scrum
26 43 (8.32%) Ajax
26 43 (8.32%) WPF
27 42 (8.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 58 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.35%) CMS
3 18 (3.48%) IIS
3 18 (3.48%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (2.90%) Apache
4 15 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (2.71%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.16%) Drupal
9 5 (0.97%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.77%) Node.js
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.39%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) SAS
13 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 19 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.90%) Photoshop
3 12 (2.32%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.55%) Magento
3 7 (1.35%) Oracle CRM
4 6 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.97%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.39%) e-Work
8 1 (0.19%) Tridion
8 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.55%) Office 365
2 7 (1.35%) SaaS
3 5 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.16%) Intranet
1 6 (1.16%) Internet
1 6 (1.16%) HTTP
2 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.19%) CTI
2 1 (0.19%) LDAP
2 1 (0.19%) DDNS
2 1 (0.19%) RTCP
2 1 (0.19%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (46.23%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (4.45%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (4.06%) MySQL
8 17 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.74%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.58%) ZAP BI
16 2 (0.39%) DTS
16 2 (0.39%) Star Schema
16 2 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 61 (11.80%) Visual Studio
2 36 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (5.80%) Subversion
4 15 (2.90%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.71%) Ant
5 14 (2.71%) Maven
5 14 (2.71%) NUnit
6 10 (1.93%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.55%) JIRA
8 6 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.16%) FxCop
9 4 (0.77%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.77%) Grunt
9 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.39%) MSTest
10 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.39%) PhoneGap
10 2 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 20 (3.87%) Finance
2 16 (3.09%) Back Office
3 14 (2.71%) Marketing
4 10 (1.93%) Advertising
5 8 (1.55%) Automotive
6 7 (1.35%) Retail
7 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Games
9 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 411 (79.50%) Developer
2 205 (39.65%) .NET Developer
3 79 (15.28%) C# Developer
4 68 (13.15%) Web Developer
5 60 (11.61%) ASP.NET Developer
6 55 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 38 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 33 (6.38%) VB.NET Developer
9 31 (6.00%) Architect
10 30 (5.80%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.84%) SQL Developer
12 23 (4.45%) Software Developer
13 21 (4.06%) Analyst
13 21 (4.06%) .NET Web Developer
14 19 (3.68%) Team Leader
15 16 (3.09%) Development Team Leader
15 16 (3.09%) Consultant
15 16 (3.09%) Senior .NET Developer
15 16 (3.09%) SharePoint Developer
15 16 (3.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (58.99%) ASP.NET
2 174 (33.66%) HTML
3 172 (33.27%) CSS
4 122 (23.60%) jQuery
5 98 (18.96%) WCF
6 83 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 73 (14.12%) .NET Framework
8 69 (13.35%) XML
9 55 (10.64%) Web Services
10 54 (10.44%) HTML5
10 54 (10.44%) CSS3
11 43 (8.32%) Ajax
11 43 (8.32%) WPF
12 42 (8.12%) XSLT
12 42 (8.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 40 (7.74%) WinForms
14 29 (5.61%) LINQ
15 23 (4.45%) J2EE
16 21 (4.06%) XHTML
17 20 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.42%) N-Tier
2 15 (2.90%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.16%) NHS
4 4 (0.77%) Blackberry
4 4 (0.77%) GIS
4 4 (0.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (0.77%) Open Source
5 3 (0.58%) Pocket PC
5 3 (0.58%) WURFL
5 3 (0.58%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.39%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.19%) Statistics
7 1 (0.19%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.19%) iPad
7 1 (0.19%) EPoS
7 1 (0.19%) FMCG
7 1 (0.19%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.61%) Windows
2 22 (4.26%) UNIX
3 19 (3.68%) Linux
4 15 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.93%) Android
5 10 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (1.55%) Windows 8
6 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.77%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.58%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (31.33%) MVC
2 56 (10.83%) TDD
3 52 (10.06%) CRM
4 50 (9.67%) Web Development
5 49 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (8.32%) Scrum
7 40 (7.74%) OO
8 35 (6.77%) E-Commerce
9 32 (6.19%) Unit Testing
10 28 (5.42%) SOA
11 25 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (4.84%) Software Engineering
12 22 (4.26%) Migration
13 20 (3.87%) UML
14 19 (3.68%) ERP
15 16 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (2.71%) Logistics
16 14 (2.71%) Responsive Web Design
17 13 (2.51%) Waterfall
17 13 (2.51%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 369 (71.37%) C#
2 216 (41.78%) JavaScript
3 183 (35.40%) SQL
4 101 (19.54%) VB.NET
5 47 (9.09%) Java
6 36 (6.96%) T-SQL
7 30 (5.80%) VB
8 19 (3.68%) PHP
9 13 (2.51%) VBA
10 12 (2.32%) VBScript
11 8 (1.55%) C++
12 7 (1.35%) XAML
13 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.77%) VB6
15 3 (0.58%) XPath
15 3 (0.58%) C
15 3 (0.58%) Python
15 3 (0.58%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (3.29%) Degree
2 12 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.77%) ISEB
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.19%) EnCE
7 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) MCAD
7 1 (0.19%) MCSD
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCTS
7 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.29%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.19%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) MOM
2 1 (0.19%) Nessus
2 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 109 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.22%) Oracle
3 25 (4.84%) Sitecore
4 14 (2.71%) Alterian
5 11 (2.13%) SAP
6 8 (1.55%) JD Edwards
7 7 (1.35%) Capita
8 6 (1.16%) Ektron
9 4 (0.77%) Facebook
9 4 (0.77%) AccuRev
9 4 (0.77%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.39%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.39%) IBM
10 2 (0.39%) Metastorm
10 2 (0.39%) Adobe
11 1 (0.19%) Macromedia
11 1 (0.19%) HP
11 1 (0.19%) Citrix
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.19%) Apple
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£325
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
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Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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