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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 254 314 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.83% 15.09% 13.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.08% 54.04% 53.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 207 171
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £219 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 - £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.20%
.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
650 581 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.15% 27.92% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 361 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 15
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 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

.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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -12 63 £350 +16.66% 42
Coventry -4 45 £325 +23.80% 19
Warwickshire -6 44 £306 +11.36% 15
Staffordshire -1 25 £323 -2.27% 19
Solihull -2 12 £330 +10.00% 11
Shropshire -2 8 £350 -0.70% 3
Wolverhampton -5 4 £293 +8.83% 1
Herefordshire -1 3 £288 -3.36% 4
Walsall -2 3 £363 +16.00% 2
Worcestershire -17 2 - - 6
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 365 (72.28%) C#
2 287 (56.83%) ASP.NET
3 250 (49.50%) SQL Server
4 208 (41.19%) JavaScript
5 171 (33.86%) SQL
6 162 (32.08%) HTML
7 159 (31.49%) CSS
8 152 (30.10%) MVC
9 127 (25.15%) Microsoft
10 116 (22.97%) jQuery
11 101 (20.00%) VB.NET
12 97 (19.21%) WCF
13 75 (14.85%) .NET Framework
14 71 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (13.86%) Windows
16 64 (12.67%) Web Services
17 61 (12.08%) Visual Studio
18 55 (10.89%) SharePoint
18 55 (10.89%) CSS3
19 54 (10.69%) HTML5
19 54 (10.69%) XML
20 51 (10.10%) CRM
20 51 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
21 50 (9.90%) Web Development
22 49 (9.70%) TDD
23 46 (9.11%) Scrum
24 43 (8.51%) Ajax
25 42 (8.32%) WinForms
25 42 (8.32%) Java
26 38 (7.52%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.95%) CMS
3 20 (3.96%) IIS
4 19 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.39%) Apache
9 6 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.79%) Node.js
10 4 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.20%) SAS
12 1 (0.20%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.57%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.58%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (6.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.39%) Magento
3 6 (1.19%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.99%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Tridion
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.38%) Office 365
2 8 (1.58%) SaaS
3 6 (1.19%) GitHub
4 3 (0.59%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.18%) Intranet
2 10 (1.98%) HTTP
3 6 (1.19%) Internet
4 2 (0.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) CTI
5 1 (0.20%) RTCP
5 1 (0.20%) RTP
5 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (49.50%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (3.96%) MySQL
6 19 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.59%) MS Access
11 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.59%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.59%) ZAP BI
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (12.08%) Visual Studio
2 30 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (4.95%) Subversion
4 17 (3.37%) JIRA
5 14 (2.77%) Git (software)
6 11 (2.18%) NUnit
7 7 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.19%) Ant
9 5 (0.99%) Maven
9 5 (0.99%) FxCop
10 4 (0.79%) Grunt
10 4 (0.79%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.40%) Selenium
12 2 (0.40%) JMeter
General
1 21 (4.16%) Back Office
2 19 (3.76%) Finance
3 13 (2.57%) Marketing
4 12 (2.38%) Advertising
5 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.39%) Automotive
6 6 (1.19%) Retail
7 3 (0.59%) Games
7 3 (0.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 400 (79.21%) Developer
2 206 (40.79%) .NET Developer
3 78 (15.45%) C# Developer
4 65 (12.87%) ASP.NET Developer
5 58 (11.49%) Web Developer
6 55 (10.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 39 (7.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 33 (6.53%) VB.NET Developer
9 31 (6.14%) Architect
10 23 (4.55%) SQL Developer
10 23 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.36%) .NET Web Developer
12 20 (3.96%) CRM Developer
12 20 (3.96%) Analyst
12 20 (3.96%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.76%) Consultant
13 19 (3.76%) Team Leader
14 16 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
14 16 (3.17%) Development Team Leader
15 15 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (56.83%) ASP.NET
2 162 (32.08%) HTML
3 159 (31.49%) CSS
4 116 (22.97%) jQuery
5 97 (19.21%) WCF
6 75 (14.85%) .NET Framework
7 71 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (12.67%) Web Services
9 55 (10.89%) CSS3
10 54 (10.69%) HTML5
10 54 (10.69%) XML
11 43 (8.51%) Ajax
12 42 (8.32%) WinForms
13 37 (7.33%) WPF
14 35 (6.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 29 (5.74%) XSLT
16 27 (5.35%) LINQ
17 18 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 17 (3.37%) XHTML
18 17 (3.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.73%) N-Tier
2 17 (3.37%) Mobile App
3 8 (1.58%) Pocket PC
4 6 (1.19%) NHS
4 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 4 (0.79%) Open Source
5 4 (0.79%) Learning Management System
5 4 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.79%) Data Extraction
5 4 (0.79%) GIS
5 4 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.59%) SCORM
6 3 (0.59%) E-Learning
6 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.59%) WURFL
7 2 (0.40%) iPad
7 2 (0.40%) FMCG
7 2 (0.40%) iPhone
7 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.20%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.86%) Windows
2 16 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
3 15 (2.97%) UNIX
4 14 (2.77%) Windows 8
4 14 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.38%) Linux
6 10 (1.98%) Windows CE
7 9 (1.78%) Android
8 8 (1.58%) Windows Phone
8 8 (1.58%) Windows Phone 8
9 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.59%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.40%) Solaris
11 2 (0.40%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) HPUX
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (30.10%) MVC
2 51 (10.10%) CRM
2 51 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (9.90%) Web Development
4 49 (9.70%) TDD
5 46 (9.11%) Scrum
6 37 (7.33%) Unit Testing
7 34 (6.73%) E-Commerce
8 33 (6.53%) OO
9 27 (5.35%) SOA
10 25 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (4.16%) Software Engineering
13 20 (3.96%) Migration
14 18 (3.56%) ERP
15 15 (2.97%) UML
15 15 (2.97%) Responsive Web Design
16 14 (2.77%) Waterfall
16 14 (2.77%) Logistics
17 13 (2.57%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 365 (72.28%) C#
2 208 (41.19%) JavaScript
3 171 (33.86%) SQL
4 101 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 42 (8.32%) Java
6 38 (7.52%) VB
7 36 (7.13%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.57%) VBScript
8 13 (2.57%) C++
8 13 (2.57%) PHP
9 12 (2.38%) VBA
10 8 (1.58%) Embedded C++
11 6 (1.19%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.19%) XAML
12 5 (0.99%) C
12 5 (0.99%) VB6
12 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.79%) Python
13 4 (0.79%) Perl
14 3 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (3.37%) Degree
2 11 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.79%) ISEB
6 2 (0.40%) EnCE
6 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) MCAD
7 1 (0.20%) MCSD
7 1 (0.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.20%) Nmap
2 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) MOM
2 1 (0.20%) Nessus
2 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 127 (25.15%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 20 (3.96%) Oracle
4 10 (1.98%) SAP
5 7 (1.39%) JD Edwards
5 7 (1.39%) Capita
5 7 (1.39%) AccuRev
6 5 (0.99%) Alterian
7 4 (0.79%) Ektron
7 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.59%) Facebook
9 2 (0.40%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.40%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.40%) Adobe
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.20%) HP
10 1 (0.20%) Apple
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix
10 1 (0.20%) Sage
10 1 (0.20%) Macromedia
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