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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 11 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 226 255 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.46% 10.61% 14.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.09% 43.81% 54.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 166 160
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
.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
550 582 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.01% 24.21% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 337 288
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £34.90 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

.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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 71 £375 +7.14% 51
Coventry +4 57 £325 -7.14% 19
Staffordshire 0 42 £375 +13.63% 31
Warwickshire -18 14 £148 -50.83% 23
Wolverhampton +1 7 £269 -17.93% 7
Worcestershire +1 4 £350 +14.75% 12
Shropshire -3 2 £400 - 3
Solihull -8 2 £309 -5.72% 9
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 335 (63.45%) C#
2 246 (46.59%) SQL Server
3 226 (42.80%) ASP.NET
4 185 (35.04%) SQL
5 161 (30.49%) JavaScript
6 150 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (25.57%) MVC
8 132 (25.00%) HTML
9 123 (23.30%) Microsoft
10 122 (23.11%) CSS
11 105 (19.89%) .NET Framework
12 96 (18.18%) TDD
13 89 (16.86%) jQuery
14 85 (16.10%) WCF
15 83 (15.72%) Web Services
16 69 (13.07%) XML
17 68 (12.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 65 (12.31%) SOA
19 63 (11.93%) VB.NET
20 60 (11.36%) Scrum
20 60 (11.36%) SharePoint
21 59 (11.17%) Visual Studio
21 59 (11.17%) Finance
22 55 (10.42%) E-Commerce
23 50 (9.47%) T-SQL
24 49 (9.28%) Entity Framework
25 45 (8.52%) HTML5
25 45 (8.52%) CRM
26 44 (8.33%) Windows
26 44 (8.33%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.87%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 20 (3.79%) CMS
5 15 (2.84%) IIS
6 13 (2.46%) Node.js
6 13 (2.46%) NServiceBus
7 10 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (1.70%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.38%) Mule
12 2 (0.38%) Kentico
12 2 (0.38%) Apache
12 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.19%) JBoss
13 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 32 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.70%) MS Office
3 5 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.57%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.33%) Office 365
3 5 (0.95%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.57%) IaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.38%) Joyent
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.65%) Internet
2 8 (1.52%) Intranet
3 5 (0.95%) HTTP
4 4 (0.76%) SSL
5 2 (0.38%) SMTP
5 2 (0.38%) DNS
5 2 (0.38%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (46.59%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 37 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 37 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.46%) MySQL
7 13 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (0.57%) MS Access
14 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.38%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 59 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 36 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.79%) Subversion
5 17 (3.22%) Selenium
6 9 (1.70%) NUnit
7 8 (1.52%) MorphX
8 6 (1.14%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.76%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.57%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.57%) Moq
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.38%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.38%) Maven
11 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.38%) Ant
11 2 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 59 (11.17%) Finance
2 20 (3.79%) Retail
3 15 (2.84%) Back Office
4 11 (2.08%) Advertising
5 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.95%) Games
6 5 (0.95%) Law
7 4 (0.76%) Automotive
8 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 378 (71.59%) Developer
2 179 (33.90%) .NET Developer
3 61 (11.55%) C# Developer
4 45 (8.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (6.25%) Architect
7 32 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 29 (5.49%) Team Leader
9 26 (4.92%) Web Developer
9 26 (4.92%) SharePoint Developer
10 24 (4.55%) Software Team Leader
10 24 (4.55%) Development Team Leader
11 22 (4.17%) Software Development Team Leader
12 19 (3.60%) Analyst
13 17 (3.22%) Software Developer
14 15 (2.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (2.65%) .NET Team Leader
16 13 (2.46%) Python Developer
16 13 (2.46%) Dynamics AX Developer
16 13 (2.46%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (42.80%) ASP.NET
2 132 (25.00%) HTML
3 122 (23.11%) CSS
4 105 (19.89%) .NET Framework
5 89 (16.86%) jQuery
6 85 (16.10%) WCF
7 83 (15.72%) Web Services
8 69 (13.07%) XML
9 68 (12.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (9.28%) Entity Framework
11 45 (8.52%) HTML5
12 37 (7.01%) WinForms
13 36 (6.82%) Ajax
14 32 (6.06%) CSS3
15 27 (5.11%) WPF
15 27 (5.11%) SOAP
16 26 (4.92%) AngularJS
17 25 (4.73%) RESTful
18 23 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 20 (3.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.63%) N-Tier
2 14 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (1.89%) NHS
5 9 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.33%) Clustering
7 4 (0.76%) User Experience
8 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.57%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.38%) Social Media
9 2 (0.38%) iPad
9 2 (0.38%) SCADA
9 2 (0.38%) W3C
9 2 (0.38%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.33%) Windows
2 22 (4.17%) Linux
3 10 (1.89%) Debian
3 10 (1.89%) Ubuntu
4 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.95%) UNIX
7 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.57%) MVC
3 96 (18.18%) TDD
4 65 (12.31%) SOA
5 60 (11.36%) Scrum
6 55 (10.42%) E-Commerce
7 45 (8.52%) CRM
8 37 (7.01%) BDD
9 33 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 32 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (5.49%) OO
12 28 (5.30%) Unit Testing
13 27 (5.11%) Web Development
14 24 (4.55%) Migration
15 23 (4.36%) SDLC
16 21 (3.98%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (3.98%) Open Source
17 20 (3.79%) Software Engineering
18 18 (3.41%) Resource Management
19 15 (2.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 335 (63.45%) C#
2 185 (35.04%) SQL
3 161 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 63 (11.93%) VB.NET
5 50 (9.47%) T-SQL
6 33 (6.25%) VB
7 28 (5.30%) Java
8 19 (3.60%) X++
9 14 (2.65%) VBScript
10 13 (2.46%) Python
11 12 (2.27%) VB6
12 11 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.70%) PHP
13 9 (1.70%) C++
14 6 (1.14%) C
14 6 (1.14%) Ruby
15 4 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.57%) XAML
17 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 32 (6.06%) Degree
2 27 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.76%) ISEB
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.27%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.65%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.57%) Puppet
3 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 123 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.33%) Oracle
3 26 (4.92%) IBM
4 9 (1.70%) TIBCO
4 9 (1.70%) Google
4 9 (1.70%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.33%) i2
6 5 (0.95%) HP
7 4 (0.76%) Adobe
7 4 (0.76%) VMware
7 4 (0.76%) Akamai
7 4 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.76%) Nintex
8 3 (0.57%) Capita
8 3 (0.57%) Amdocs
8 3 (0.57%) Telerik
8 3 (0.57%) webMethods
8 3 (0.57%) Apple
8 3 (0.57%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.38%) Alterian
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