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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / West Midlands
Rank 11 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 216 215 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.14% 8.27% 10.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.70% 32.23% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 152 149
Median daily rate £353 £373 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -28.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £20.00 £26.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £41.00 £33.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%

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
605 667 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.61% 25.64% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 409 328
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

.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 1 March 2017.

.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 1 March 2017.

.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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 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 +1 72 £375 +15.38% 43
Coventry -4 44 £500 +17.64% 14
Staffordshire -4 28 £275 -21.42% 16
Warwickshire -12 11 £350 -12.50% 12
Shropshire +31 9 £500 +48.14% 4
Herefordshire -4 9 £285 -32.94% 3
Wolverhampton +6 7 £305 - 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £269 -34.84% 25
Solihull -7 3 £350 -6.66% 19
Walsall +1 2 £338 +8.87% 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 296 (63.38%) C#
2 255 (54.60%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (48.39%) MVC
4 211 (45.18%) ASP.NET
5 201 (43.04%) Microsoft
6 195 (41.76%) HTML
7 193 (41.33%) JavaScript
8 168 (35.97%) CSS
9 162 (34.69%) SQL Server
10 156 (33.40%) SQL
11 131 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 130 (27.84%) .NET Framework
13 114 (24.41%) Visual Studio
14 99 (21.20%) jQuery
15 98 (20.99%) Web Services
16 95 (20.34%) WCF
17 92 (19.70%) CRM
17 92 (19.70%) Scrum
18 86 (18.42%) Entity Framework
19 85 (18.20%) ASP.NET Web API
20 84 (17.99%) TDD
21 82 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
22 79 (16.92%) AngularJS
22 79 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
23 64 (13.70%) Web Development
24 63 (13.49%) BDD
25 62 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
26 61 (13.06%) SOLID
27 56 (11.99%) Team Foundation Server
28 52 (11.13%) XML

.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 31 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.50%) CMS
3 15 (3.21%) NServiceBus
4 10 (2.14%) Umbraco
5 9 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.93%) Sitefinity
6 6 (1.28%) IIS
6 6 (1.28%) K2 blackpearl
7 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.64%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.43%) WordPress
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) DNN
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) Kentico
10 1 (0.21%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.28%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 79 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.43%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 82 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.07%) SaaS
3 15 (3.21%) IaaS
4 13 (2.78%) PaaS
5 7 (1.50%) Office 365
6 6 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.36%) Broadband
2 9 (1.93%) HTTP
3 4 (0.86%) Internet
4 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 2 (0.43%) Intranet
4 2 (0.43%) LDAP
4 2 (0.43%) Skype
4 2 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (5.35%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.28%) MySQL
5 17 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.07%) EDRMS
11 5 (1.07%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.64%) Power BI
12 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.64%) SQLite
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.43%) QlikView
13 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 114 (24.41%) Visual Studio
2 56 (11.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (10.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 32 (6.85%) NUnit
5 30 (6.42%) Subversion
6 23 (4.93%) Moq
7 22 (4.71%) Git (software)
8 19 (4.07%) Selenium
9 12 (2.57%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.36%) CruiseControl
11 10 (2.14%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (1.71%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.28%) JIRA
14 5 (1.07%) MSTest
14 5 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (1.07%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.86%) NuGet
15 4 (0.86%) ReSharper
16 3 (0.64%) NCover
General
1 37 (7.92%) Finance
2 25 (5.35%) Marketing
3 24 (5.14%) Advertising
4 14 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.36%) Retail
6 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.86%) Banking
8 3 (0.64%) Automotive
8 3 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.43%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 372 (79.66%) Developer
2 188 (40.26%) .NET Developer
3 85 (18.20%) C# Developer
4 72 (15.42%) CRM Developer
5 70 (14.99%) C# .NET Developer
6 55 (11.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 43 (9.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 42 (8.99%) Microsoft Developer
9 39 (8.35%) Senior Developer
10 32 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 29 (6.21%) Senior .NET Developer
12 27 (5.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (4.71%) SQL Developer
14 20 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
15 17 (3.64%) Software Developer
16 16 (3.43%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 16 (3.43%) Senior C# Developer
16 16 (3.43%) Web Developer
17 15 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
18 13 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (45.18%) ASP.NET
2 195 (41.76%) HTML
3 168 (35.97%) CSS
4 131 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 130 (27.84%) .NET Framework
6 99 (21.20%) jQuery
7 98 (20.99%) Web Services
8 95 (20.34%) WCF
9 86 (18.42%) Entity Framework
10 85 (18.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 79 (16.92%) AngularJS
12 52 (11.13%) XML
13 43 (9.21%) HTML5
14 41 (8.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 23 (4.93%) KnockoutJS
17 20 (4.28%) SOAP
17 20 (4.28%) WPF
18 18 (3.85%) StructureMap
19 15 (3.21%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.21%) User Experience
3 9 (1.93%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.50%) NHS
5 6 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.86%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.64%) iPad
8 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.43%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.43%) Replication
8 2 (0.43%) SCADA
9 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.21%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.71%) Windows
2 9 (1.93%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.71%) Linux
4 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.86%) Android
5 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.43%) CentOS
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (54.60%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (48.39%) MVC
3 92 (19.70%) CRM
3 92 (19.70%) Scrum
4 84 (17.99%) TDD
5 64 (13.70%) Web Development
6 63 (13.49%) BDD
7 62 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (13.06%) SOLID
9 32 (6.85%) Migration
10 30 (6.42%) OO
11 29 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (5.78%) Data Migration
13 25 (5.35%) Continuous Deployment
13 25 (5.35%) OOD
14 22 (4.71%) Data Conversion
14 22 (4.71%) Workflow
15 21 (4.50%) Domain-Driven Design
15 21 (4.50%) Kanban
15 21 (4.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 296 (63.38%) C#
2 193 (41.33%) JavaScript
3 156 (33.40%) SQL
4 45 (9.64%) T-SQL
5 36 (7.71%) Java
6 31 (6.64%) PowerShell
7 29 (6.21%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.78%) VB
9 12 (2.57%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.93%) Python
11 8 (1.71%) Ruby
11 8 (1.71%) Scala
12 7 (1.50%) VB6
13 6 (1.28%) PHP
14 5 (1.07%) C
15 4 (0.86%) XAML
16 3 (0.64%) XPath
17 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.43%) X++
18 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.28%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.14%) Degree
4 9 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.07%) ISEB
5 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) MCPD
8 1 (0.21%) MCSD
8 1 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.21%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.64%) SLA
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.86%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) WSUS
2 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) Rundeck
2 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
2 2 (0.43%) Webmin
3 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 201 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.36%) Oracle
3 7 (1.50%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.07%) SAP
4 5 (1.07%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (0.86%) Capita
5 4 (0.86%) Google
5 4 (0.86%) ServiceNow
5 4 (0.86%) Sitecore
5 4 (0.86%) VMware
6 3 (0.64%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.43%) Canon
7 2 (0.43%) Casewise
7 2 (0.43%) Remedy
8 1 (0.21%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.21%) HP
8 1 (0.21%) OpenText
8 1 (0.21%) Pega
8 1 (0.21%) Telerik
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