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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 261 255 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 13.92% 12.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.24% 52.69% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 128 139
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.41 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.07% -57.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £15.31 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £15.50 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
590 484 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.81% 26.42% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 254 278
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 82 £330 +6.53% 60
Coventry +9 41 £313 +13.63% 8
Warwickshire +8 41 £303 -3.88% 17
Staffordshire +1 31 £328 -0.75% 46
Shropshire -2 9 £319 +27.50% 1
Solihull -14 5 £350 +27.04% 6
Worcestershire -11 4 £300 -4.76% 23
Wolverhampton -10 3 £325 +18.18% 5
Dudley - 2 £363 -
Walsall -5 1 £375 - 9
Halesowen - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 3
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 308 (59.34%) C#
2 264 (50.87%) ASP.NET
3 244 (47.01%) SQL Server
4 224 (43.16%) SQL
5 176 (33.91%) JavaScript
6 161 (31.02%) HTML
7 141 (27.17%) CSS
8 123 (23.70%) MVC
9 112 (21.58%) jQuery
10 107 (20.62%) Microsoft
11 101 (19.46%) WCF
12 95 (18.30%) VB.NET
13 75 (14.45%) XML
14 74 (14.26%) .NET Framework
15 71 (13.68%) Visual Studio
16 67 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
17 64 (12.33%) Windows
18 63 (12.14%) SQL Server 2008
19 62 (11.95%) SharePoint
20 58 (11.18%) Java
21 55 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
22 54 (10.40%) Web Services
23 51 (9.83%) WinForms
23 51 (9.83%) VB
24 50 (9.63%) T-SQL
25 49 (9.44%) TDD
26 47 (9.06%) CRM
27 43 (8.29%) Subversion
28 42 (8.09%) HTML5
29 40 (7.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 62 (11.95%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.36%) CMS
3 32 (6.17%) IIS
4 28 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 22 (4.24%) Apache
5 22 (4.24%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.96%) Alfresco
10 5 (0.96%) Drupal
11 4 (0.77%) SAS
11 4 (0.77%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPEL
14 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.12%) Photoshop
3 9 (1.73%) InfoPath
3 9 (1.73%) MS Office
4 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.77%) Magento
4 2 (0.39%) e-Work
5 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) SaaS
1 2 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.62%) Internet
2 12 (2.31%) Intranet
3 8 (1.54%) LDAP
4 7 (1.35%) DDNS
5 5 (0.96%) LAN
5 5 (0.96%) WAN
6 3 (0.58%) IPv4
6 3 (0.58%) IPv6
6 3 (0.58%) HTTP
7 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.19%) RTCP
8 1 (0.19%) RTP
8 1 (0.19%) X.500
8 1 (0.19%) SAN
8 1 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (47.01%) SQL Server
2 63 (12.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.47%) MySQL
7 16 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.89%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.70%) DTS
10 13 (2.50%) ReportNet
10 13 (2.50%) Cognos Powerplay
11 11 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.54%) SQLite
13 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.77%) Base SAS
13 4 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (13.68%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.29%) Subversion
3 28 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.05%) Eclipse
4 21 (4.05%) Ant
4 21 (4.05%) Maven
5 9 (1.73%) JIRA
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 4 (0.77%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.58%) QUnit
7 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.58%) NUnit
8 2 (0.39%) JUnit
8 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.39%) MSTest
8 2 (0.39%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (7.51%) Finance
2 19 (3.66%) Banking
3 11 (2.12%) Retail
4 8 (1.54%) Front Office
4 8 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.16%) Back Office
7 5 (0.96%) Marketing
7 5 (0.96%) Automotive
8 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Advertising
8 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 398 (76.69%) Developer
2 154 (29.67%) .NET Developer
3 64 (12.33%) C# Developer
4 59 (11.37%) Web Developer
5 53 (10.21%) Analyst
6 40 (7.71%) SharePoint Developer
7 38 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 31 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (5.59%) Software Developer
10 25 (4.82%) VB.NET Developer
11 23 (4.43%) Architect
12 22 (4.24%) Java Developer
13 21 (4.05%) Business Analyst
14 20 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (3.66%) Analyst Developer
16 17 (3.28%) Senior Developer
17 16 (3.08%) Java Web Developer
17 16 (3.08%) Programmer
18 15 (2.89%) Team Leader
19 14 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (50.87%) ASP.NET
2 161 (31.02%) HTML
3 141 (27.17%) CSS
4 112 (21.58%) jQuery
5 101 (19.46%) WCF
6 75 (14.45%) XML
7 74 (14.26%) .NET Framework
8 67 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (10.40%) Web Services
10 51 (9.83%) WinForms
11 42 (8.09%) HTML5
12 40 (7.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 39 (7.51%) XSLT
14 35 (6.74%) J2EE
14 35 (6.74%) REST
14 35 (6.74%) Ajax
14 35 (6.74%) WPF
15 32 (6.17%) CSS3
16 28 (5.39%) JSP
17 25 (4.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.24%) N-Tier
2 15 (2.89%) Mobile App
3 8 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.54%) NHS
3 8 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.35%) Pocket PC
4 7 (1.35%) PDA
5 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.96%) Clustering
7 4 (0.77%) W3C
7 4 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (0.77%) Open Source
8 3 (0.58%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.39%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.19%) WURFL
10 1 (0.19%) iPhone
10 1 (0.19%) FMCG
10 1 (0.19%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.19%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.33%) Windows
2 37 (7.13%) UNIX
3 26 (5.01%) Linux
4 10 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (1.35%) Windows CE
8 4 (0.77%) Android
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (23.70%) MVC
2 55 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (9.44%) TDD
4 47 (9.06%) CRM
5 39 (7.51%) SOA
6 35 (6.74%) Scrum
7 34 (6.55%) Software Engineering
8 28 (5.39%) Web Development
9 27 (5.20%) Migration
10 24 (4.62%) E-Commerce
11 23 (4.43%) OO
12 20 (3.85%) Project Management
12 20 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (3.66%) ERP
13 19 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (3.47%) Business Analysis
15 17 (3.28%) Data Modelling
16 16 (3.08%) Workflow
17 15 (2.89%) UML
18 14 (2.70%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 308 (59.34%) C#
2 224 (43.16%) SQL
3 176 (33.91%) JavaScript
4 95 (18.30%) VB.NET
5 58 (11.18%) Java
6 51 (9.83%) VB
7 50 (9.63%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.47%) PHP
9 16 (3.08%) VBA
10 15 (2.89%) C++
11 12 (2.31%) VB6
12 11 (2.12%) X++
13 9 (1.73%) VBScript
13 9 (1.73%) C
14 8 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.35%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 4 (0.77%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.58%) XAML
18 2 (0.39%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 17 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.50%) Degree
4 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.35%) ISEB
6 4 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) OCP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.35%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) WCAG
3 2 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.19%) Nmap
3 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) MOM
2 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Nessus
2 1 (0.19%) MIIS
Vendors
1 107 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.17%) Oracle
3 21 (4.05%) Alterian
4 15 (2.89%) Business Objects
4 15 (2.89%) Cognos
5 14 (2.70%) IBM
6 10 (1.93%) Teradata
6 10 (1.93%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.73%) JD Edwards
7 9 (1.73%) SAP
8 6 (1.16%) Northgate
9 5 (0.96%) Ektron
9 5 (0.96%) VMware
10 4 (0.77%) Thunderhead
10 4 (0.77%) Citrix
10 4 (0.77%) Cisco
10 4 (0.77%) Avaya
10 4 (0.77%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.39%) Metastorm
11 2 (0.39%) HP
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