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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 188 269 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.69% 12.83% 15.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.41% 50.28% 54.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 164 156
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £232 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.74 £13.10 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.45 £34.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.75% -4.51%
.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
477 535 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.04% 25.52% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 314 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

.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 27 January 2015.

.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 27 January 2015.

.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 27 January 2015. 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 +2 60 £375 +15.38% 57
Coventry -2 40 £345 -8.00% 18
Warwickshire -7 24 £339 +0.74% 29
Staffordshire -3 15 £288 -15.75% 28
Shropshire -3 10 £275 -26.66% 4
Wolverhampton -7 5 £325 +22.64% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £463 - 4
Worcestershire -4 2 £300 +33.33% 10
Solihull 0 1 - - 15
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
Walsall - - - - 3
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 280 (61.95%) C#
2 209 (46.24%) SQL Server
3 186 (41.15%) ASP.NET
4 145 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 140 (30.97%) JavaScript
6 122 (26.99%) SQL
7 119 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (25.44%) HTML
9 105 (23.23%) CSS
10 93 (20.58%) .NET Framework
11 87 (19.25%) MVC
12 83 (18.36%) Web Services
13 81 (17.92%) CRM
14 77 (17.04%) VB.NET
15 75 (16.59%) jQuery
16 73 (16.15%) WCF
17 69 (15.27%) Dynamics CRM
18 61 (13.50%) Visual Studio
19 56 (12.39%) SharePoint
20 52 (11.50%) Windows
21 51 (11.28%) Scrum
22 50 (11.06%) XML
23 49 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
24 48 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 47 (10.40%) Java
25 47 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
26 46 (10.18%) VB
27 43 (9.51%) Finance
28 42 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
29 40 (8.85%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 56 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 40 (8.85%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (4.65%) IIS
4 14 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.43%) CMS
6 7 (1.55%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.33%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.66%) Node.js
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.88%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.44%) MS Office
7 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 69 (15.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.65%) Office 365
3 5 (1.11%) Force.com
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.21%) Internet
2 8 (1.77%) Intranet
2 8 (1.77%) HTTP
3 6 (1.33%) FTP
4 2 (0.44%) Wireless
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
5 1 (0.22%) SMTP
5 1 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (46.24%) SQL Server
2 49 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.88%) OLAP
12 4 (0.88%) MySQL
12 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Power View
12 4 (0.88%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (0.66%) DTS
14 2 (0.44%) MS Access
14 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.44%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 61 (13.50%) Visual Studio
2 42 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.54%) NUnit
4 15 (3.32%) Subversion
5 13 (2.88%) MSBuild
5 13 (2.88%) SpecFlow
6 12 (2.65%) MSTest
7 11 (2.43%) JIRA
7 11 (2.43%) ReSharper
7 11 (2.43%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.43%) NDepend
7 11 (2.43%) StyleCop
7 11 (2.43%) NCover
8 7 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.11%) NuGet
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.22%) NSubstitute
12 1 (0.22%) FxCop
General
1 43 (9.51%) Finance
2 16 (3.54%) Advertising
3 14 (3.10%) Retail
4 8 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.55%) Back Office
6 5 (1.11%) German Language
6 5 (1.11%) Automotive
7 4 (0.88%) Marketing
8 3 (0.66%) Games
8 3 (0.66%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 318 (70.35%) Developer
2 141 (31.19%) .NET Developer
3 60 (13.27%) C# Developer
4 39 (8.63%) Architect
5 35 (7.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (7.08%) CRM Developer
7 30 (6.64%) ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (6.42%) Analyst
9 26 (5.75%) Consultant
10 23 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 23 (5.09%) Microsoft Developer
11 22 (4.87%) Web Developer
12 19 (4.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (4.20%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.76%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.32%) VB.NET Developer
15 14 (3.10%) SharePoint Developer
16 13 (2.88%) Senior .NET Developer
17 11 (2.43%) BizTalk Developer
17 11 (2.43%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (41.15%) ASP.NET
2 115 (25.44%) HTML
3 105 (23.23%) CSS
4 93 (20.58%) .NET Framework
5 83 (18.36%) Web Services
6 75 (16.59%) jQuery
7 73 (16.15%) WCF
8 50 (11.06%) XML
9 47 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (7.74%) HTML5
11 26 (5.75%) XSLT
12 25 (5.53%) Ajax
13 24 (5.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 23 (5.09%) CSS3
14 23 (5.09%) WinForms
15 19 (4.20%) WPF
16 17 (3.76%) SOAP
17 15 (3.32%) AngularJS
18 14 (3.10%) REST
19 13 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.09%) N-Tier
2 13 (2.88%) Open Source
3 11 (2.43%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.77%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.77%) iPad
5 8 (1.77%) FMCG
6 7 (1.55%) NHS
7 6 (1.33%) Pocket PC
8 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.88%) Replication
9 4 (0.88%) SCADA
9 4 (0.88%) User Experience
9 4 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.66%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.66%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.66%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.66%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.50%) Windows
2 15 (3.32%) UNIX
3 11 (2.43%) Linux
4 9 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.77%) Windows CE
5 8 (1.77%) Windows 8
5 8 (1.77%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (1.55%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (1.33%) Android
8 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (19.25%) MVC
3 81 (17.92%) CRM
4 51 (11.28%) Scrum
5 39 (8.63%) Web Development
6 38 (8.41%) TDD
7 33 (7.30%) OO
8 27 (5.97%) E-Commerce
9 25 (5.53%) Unit Testing
10 19 (4.20%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (4.20%) SOA
10 19 (4.20%) Software Engineering
11 17 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (3.76%) Workflow
12 16 (3.54%) Migration
13 15 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (3.10%) Test Scripting
14 14 (3.10%) OOP
14 14 (3.10%) Logistics
15 12 (2.65%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 280 (61.95%) C#
2 140 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 122 (26.99%) SQL
4 77 (17.04%) VB.NET
5 47 (10.40%) Java
6 46 (10.18%) VB
7 32 (7.08%) T-SQL
8 20 (4.42%) VBScript
9 16 (3.54%) Python
10 15 (3.32%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.32%) Ruby
11 14 (3.10%) C++
11 14 (3.10%) VB6
12 13 (2.88%) C
13 11 (2.43%) VBA
14 9 (1.99%) PHP
15 7 (1.55%) Apex Code
16 6 (1.33%) Pascal
16 6 (1.33%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (2.65%) Degree
2 6 (1.33%) ISEB
2 6 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.44%) EnCE
6 1 (0.22%) MCTS
6 1 (0.22%) MCITP
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.11%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 145 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.97%) Oracle
3 10 (2.21%) Sitecore
4 9 (1.99%) SAP
5 7 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.33%) webMethods
6 6 (1.33%) Apple
6 6 (1.33%) RedPrairie
7 4 (0.88%) Business Objects
7 4 (0.88%) Google
8 3 (0.66%) Nintex
8 3 (0.66%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.66%) Cognos
9 2 (0.44%) VMware
9 2 (0.44%) Motorola
9 2 (0.44%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.44%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.44%) Syclo
10 1 (0.22%) Omniture
10 1 (0.22%) Endeca
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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