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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 254 207 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.52% 10.17% 17.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.37% 42.07% 60.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 132 203
Average daily rate
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£340 £311 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £16.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.12% -6.14%
.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
614 492 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.42% 24.17% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 293 313
Average daily rate £360 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 22
Average hourly rate £29.75 £24.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.85 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

.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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -1 72 £338 +3.84% 61
Coventry +7 59 £339 +11.79% 26
Warwickshire +2 31 £344 +25.00% 21
Staffordshire -5 15 £313 +12.61% 34
Shropshire 0 13 £350 -14.63% 1
Solihull +1 8 £366 +38.01% 9
Herefordshire -5 6 £463 +71.29%
Wolverhampton -7 5 £265 -3.63% 8
Worcestershire -2 3 £300 -15.84% 5
Walsall -1 1 £310 -30.33% 5
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Wednesbury - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 347 (68.71%) C#
2 253 (50.10%) ASP.NET
3 240 (47.52%) SQL Server
4 176 (34.85%) JavaScript
5 154 (30.50%) Microsoft
6 141 (27.92%) SQL
7 136 (26.93%) HTML
8 131 (25.94%) CSS
9 127 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (22.18%) MVC
11 95 (18.81%) .NET Framework
11 95 (18.81%) WCF
12 89 (17.62%) Web Services
13 86 (17.03%) VB.NET
14 84 (16.63%) jQuery
15 83 (16.44%) CRM
16 71 (14.06%) SharePoint
17 66 (13.07%) Dynamics CRM
18 63 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 63 (12.48%) Visual Studio
19 54 (10.69%) Windows
19 54 (10.69%) TDD
20 53 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
21 52 (10.30%) Web Development
22 51 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 51 (10.10%) Scrum
23 49 (9.70%) HTML5
24 47 (9.31%) VB
25 46 (9.11%) CSS3
26 44 (8.71%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 71 (14.06%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.34%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (3.96%) IIS
4 19 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.57%) CMS
7 7 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.19%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.99%) Node.js
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.20%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.20%) Drupal
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 31 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.78%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.40%) MS Office
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 66 (13.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.97%) Office 365
3 6 (1.19%) GitHub
4 5 (0.99%) SaaS
4 5 (0.99%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.57%) HTTP
2 11 (2.18%) Intranet
3 10 (1.98%) Internet
4 6 (1.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) SMTP
5 1 (0.20%) SAN
5 1 (0.20%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (47.52%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (5.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (3.56%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.99%) MySQL
11 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.79%) OLAP
12 4 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Power View
13 3 (0.59%) ZAP BI
13 3 (0.59%) MS Access
13 3 (0.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 63 (12.48%) Visual Studio
2 44 (8.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.15%) NUnit
4 19 (3.76%) Subversion
5 17 (3.37%) Git (software)
5 17 (3.37%) MSBuild
6 14 (2.77%) SpecFlow
7 13 (2.57%) JIRA
8 12 (2.38%) MSTest
9 11 (2.18%) NDepend
9 11 (2.18%) ReSharper
9 11 (2.18%) NCover
9 11 (2.18%) StyleCop
10 7 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.19%) FxCop
12 5 (0.99%) NuGet
13 4 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 1 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 36 (7.13%) Finance
2 19 (3.76%) Advertising
3 17 (3.37%) Retail
4 16 (3.17%) Back Office
5 10 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.39%) Automotive
7 6 (1.19%) Marketing
8 5 (0.99%) German Language
9 3 (0.59%) Games
9 3 (0.59%) Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Legal
9 3 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 378 (74.85%) Developer
2 166 (32.87%) .NET Developer
3 78 (15.45%) C# Developer
4 49 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (9.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 43 (8.51%) Architect
7 37 (7.33%) Web Developer
8 34 (6.73%) CRM Developer
9 32 (6.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (5.54%) Senior Developer
10 28 (5.54%) Consultant
11 27 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 25 (4.95%) Analyst
13 22 (4.36%) Microsoft Developer
14 21 (4.16%) SharePoint Developer
15 18 (3.56%) SQL Developer
15 18 (3.56%) VB.NET Developer
16 17 (3.37%) Software Developer
17 16 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
18 15 (2.97%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (50.10%) ASP.NET
2 136 (26.93%) HTML
3 131 (25.94%) CSS
4 95 (18.81%) .NET Framework
4 95 (18.81%) WCF
5 89 (17.62%) Web Services
6 84 (16.63%) jQuery
7 63 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (9.70%) HTML5
9 46 (9.11%) CSS3
10 43 (8.51%) XML
11 34 (6.73%) Ajax
12 33 (6.53%) WPF
13 32 (6.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 23 (4.55%) WinForms
15 22 (4.36%) XSLT
16 19 (3.76%) SOAP
16 19 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 18 (3.56%) AngularJS
18 16 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.54%) N-Tier
2 17 (3.37%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.57%) Open Source
4 12 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.78%) User Experience
7 8 (1.58%) iPad
7 8 (1.58%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.58%) Pocket PC
8 7 (1.39%) FMCG
9 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.99%) NHS
10 4 (0.79%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.79%) SCADA
10 4 (0.79%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.59%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.59%) SCORM
12 2 (0.40%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 54 (10.69%) Windows
2 17 (3.37%) UNIX
3 12 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 11 (2.18%) Linux
4 11 (2.18%) Windows Mobile
5 10 (1.98%) Windows CE
6 9 (1.78%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.58%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.79%) Android
9 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) HPUX
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (22.18%) MVC
3 83 (16.44%) CRM
4 54 (10.69%) TDD
5 52 (10.30%) Web Development
6 51 (10.10%) Scrum
7 43 (8.51%) OO
8 38 (7.52%) Unit Testing
9 28 (5.54%) E-Commerce
9 28 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (4.36%) SOA
11 22 (4.36%) Software Engineering
12 21 (4.16%) Technical Architecture
13 19 (3.76%) Migration
13 19 (3.76%) BDD
14 18 (3.56%) OOP
15 17 (3.37%) Test Scripting
16 16 (3.17%) Workflow
17 15 (2.97%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 347 (68.71%) C#
2 176 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 141 (27.92%) SQL
4 86 (17.03%) VB.NET
5 47 (9.31%) VB
6 42 (8.32%) Java
7 33 (6.53%) T-SQL
8 20 (3.96%) VBScript
9 17 (3.37%) VBA
10 16 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.97%) C++
12 12 (2.38%) C
12 12 (2.38%) Python
12 12 (2.38%) Ruby
13 10 (1.98%) VB6
14 9 (1.78%) PHP
15 8 (1.58%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.19%) Pascal
17 5 (0.99%) XAML
17 5 (0.99%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (1.78%) Security Cleared
2 8 (1.58%) Degree
3 6 (1.19%) ISEB
3 6 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.40%) MCTS
6 2 (0.40%) MCITP
6 2 (0.40%) EnCE
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) MCAD
7 1 (0.20%) MCSD
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.78%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 154 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.16%) Oracle
3 13 (2.57%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.39%) Capita
4 7 (1.39%) SAP
5 6 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.99%) RedPrairie
6 5 (0.99%) webMethods
7 4 (0.79%) Nintex
8 3 (0.59%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.40%) Facebook
9 2 (0.40%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.40%) VMware
9 2 (0.40%) Motorola
9 2 (0.40%) Cognos
10 1 (0.20%) Progress
10 1 (0.20%) Sybase
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe
10 1 (0.20%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Laptop
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Kidderminster
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago