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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 255 227 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.09% 9.46% 10.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.48% 41.80% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 150 166
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £233 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £22.00 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £32.92 £106.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
.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
810 543 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.71% 22.63% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 326 338
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 19
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.55 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

.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 29 July 2016.

.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 July 2016.

.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 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Coventry -1 83 £363 +11.53% 15
Birmingham -5 77 £375 - 42
Staffordshire -11 18 £300 -23.07% 23
Solihull 0 16 £225 -27.12% 2
Warwickshire -1 15 £325 +120.33% 12
Wolverhampton +1 6 £300 +11.62% 2
Shropshire -29 4 £365 -8.75% 6
Worcestershire -2 3 £325 -7.14% 8
Herefordshire - 3 £278 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £400 -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 340 (73.28%) C#
2 208 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (43.75%) ASP.NET
4 189 (40.73%) JavaScript
5 183 (39.44%) HTML
6 174 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 174 (37.50%) MVC
7 171 (36.85%) Microsoft
8 166 (35.78%) SQL
8 166 (35.78%) CSS
9 92 (19.83%) Visual Studio
10 88 (18.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (17.03%) .NET Framework
12 77 (16.59%) jQuery
13 75 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
14 72 (15.52%) WCF
15 70 (15.09%) Web Services
16 67 (14.44%) Scrum
17 60 (12.93%) CRM
18 58 (12.50%) TDD
19 55 (11.85%) Windows
19 55 (11.85%) HTML5
20 53 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
21 52 (11.21%) MS Excel
22 50 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
23 48 (10.34%) SharePoint
24 47 (10.13%) CMS
24 47 (10.13%) Web Development
24 47 (10.13%) AngularJS
25 41 (8.84%) Dynamics CRM

.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 48 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 47 (10.13%) CMS
3 20 (4.31%) IIS
3 20 (4.31%) Umbraco
4 13 (2.80%) Sitefinity
5 9 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.72%) NServiceBus
7 6 (1.29%) Kentico
8 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.08%) WordPress
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) Drupal
10 1 (0.22%) Jetty
10 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle 10gAS
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.59%) MS Office
3 9 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (8.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.88%) IaaS
3 15 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.23%) Office 365
4 7 (1.51%) SaaS
5 5 (1.08%) PaaS
6 4 (0.86%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Google Play
7 1 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.66%) Network Security
2 13 (2.80%) HTTP
3 8 (1.72%) Internet
4 3 (0.65%) Intranet
5 2 (0.43%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.43%) SAN
5 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.43%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.22%) DHCP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.22%) FTP
6 1 (0.22%) IPsec
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.94%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (1.72%) MySQL
10 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.51%) Power BI
11 7 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.08%) Redis
13 3 (0.65%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 92 (19.83%) Visual Studio
2 50 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (6.47%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (3.23%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.59%) NUnit
8 11 (2.37%) Selenium
9 8 (1.72%) FxCop
9 8 (1.72%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.72%) StyleCop
10 7 (1.51%) Subversion
11 5 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.86%) GoCD
12 4 (0.86%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.86%) JIRA
13 3 (0.65%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.43%) Grunt
14 2 (0.43%) Moq
15 1 (0.22%) NSubstitute
General
1 31 (6.68%) Finance
2 16 (3.45%) Marketing
3 7 (1.51%) Retail
4 6 (1.29%) Games
5 5 (1.08%) Advertising
5 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.65%) Back Office
6 3 (0.65%) Electronics
6 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 350 (75.43%) Developer
2 220 (47.41%) .NET Developer
3 113 (24.35%) C# Developer
4 95 (20.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (9.91%) ASP.NET Developer
6 38 (8.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 33 (7.11%) Senior Developer
8 28 (6.03%) CRM Developer
9 27 (5.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 26 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 26 (5.60%) SQL Developer
11 25 (5.39%) Senior .NET Developer
12 24 (5.17%) Architect
12 24 (5.17%) Software Developer
13 18 (3.88%) Lead Developer
14 17 (3.66%) .NET Team Leader
14 17 (3.66%) Team Leader
15 16 (3.45%) Lead .NET Developer
16 15 (3.23%) Lead C# Developer
16 15 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 183 (39.44%) HTML
3 166 (35.78%) CSS
4 88 (18.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 79 (17.03%) .NET Framework
6 77 (16.59%) jQuery
7 72 (15.52%) WCF
8 70 (15.09%) Web Services
9 55 (11.85%) HTML5
10 53 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 47 (10.13%) AngularJS
12 38 (8.19%) REST
13 37 (7.97%) XML
14 33 (7.11%) CSS3
15 27 (5.82%) Entity Framework
16 26 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 21 (4.53%) SOAP
19 18 (3.88%) Ajax
19 18 (3.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.39%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.16%) Digital Media
3 9 (1.94%) Data Conversion
4 6 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.29%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.29%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.65%) Fintech
6 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.65%) User Experience
7 2 (0.43%) Blog
7 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.43%) NHS
7 2 (0.43%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.85%) Windows
2 30 (6.47%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.72%) Linux
4 5 (1.08%) Unix
5 4 (0.86%) Android
6 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) MVS
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (37.50%) MVC
3 67 (14.44%) Scrum
4 60 (12.93%) CRM
5 58 (12.50%) TDD
6 47 (10.13%) Web Development
7 40 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 38 (8.19%) Migration
9 32 (6.90%) Waterfall
10 27 (5.82%) Configuration Management
11 25 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (5.17%) DevOps
13 23 (4.96%) BDD
14 22 (4.74%) Front End Development
14 22 (4.74%) SOA
15 20 (4.31%) SOLID
15 20 (4.31%) Unit Testing
16 19 (4.09%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (4.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 340 (73.28%) C#
2 189 (40.73%) JavaScript
3 166 (35.78%) SQL
4 40 (8.62%) T-SQL
4 40 (8.62%) VB.NET
5 37 (7.97%) Java
6 30 (6.47%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.31%) PHP
8 17 (3.66%) VB
9 14 (3.02%) Ruby
10 8 (1.72%) VB6
11 7 (1.51%) C
12 6 (1.29%) Python
12 6 (1.29%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.08%) XAML
14 4 (0.86%) VBScript
15 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (6.25%) Degree
2 17 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) ISEB
5 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.65%) MCAD
5 3 (0.65%) MCITP
5 3 (0.65%) MCSD
5 3 (0.65%) MCTS
6 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.94%) QA
2 6 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.43%) WCAG
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.22%) Docker
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (3.23%) SCOM
2 12 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.59%) Puppet
3 4 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (0.86%) Terraform
4 2 (0.43%) MOM
4 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.22%) Rancher
5 1 (0.22%) Simpana
5 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 171 (36.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.47%) Oracle
3 25 (5.39%) Sitecore
4 8 (1.72%) SaltStack
5 6 (1.29%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.08%) VMware
7 4 (0.86%) CA
7 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.86%) SevOne
8 3 (0.65%) Citrix
8 3 (0.65%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.65%) HP
9 2 (0.43%) Google
9 2 (0.43%) Mercator
9 2 (0.43%) NetApp
9 2 (0.43%) Telerik
10 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.22%) Finjan
10 1 (0.22%) Kofax
10 1 (0.22%) Netezza
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 24 days ago