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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / West Midlands
Rank 11 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing .NET 222 225 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.27% 9.34% 8.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 36.63% 38.86% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 153 115
Median daily rate £358 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -28.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.15 £24.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £32.05 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.83 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +29.68%

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
606 579 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.31% 24.02% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 353 303
Median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.05 £22.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

.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 20 January 2017.

.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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +1 69 £358 +5.92% 59
Coventry +1 50 £405 -1.21% 19
Staffordshire -2 31 £338 - 27
Solihull -5 22 £325 -13.33% 5
Warwickshire -14 8 £286 -15.18% 16
Shropshire +14 6 £396 +27.82% 2
Worcestershire +6 6 £315 -21.25% 18
Wolverhampton +3 3 £350 - 2
Walsall +1 1 £375 +20.96%
Herefordshire -2 1 £300 -25.00% 5
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 337 (69.06%) C#
2 243 (49.80%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (48.57%) MVC
4 223 (45.70%) ASP.NET
5 213 (43.65%) Microsoft
6 203 (41.60%) HTML
7 195 (39.96%) JavaScript
8 182 (37.30%) SQL Server
9 177 (36.27%) SQL
10 164 (33.61%) CSS
11 145 (29.71%) .NET Framework
12 133 (27.25%) Visual Studio
13 127 (26.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 111 (22.75%) WCF
15 108 (22.13%) Web Services
16 96 (19.67%) jQuery
17 92 (18.85%) Scrum
18 83 (17.01%) Microsoft Azure
19 82 (16.80%) ASP.NET Web API
20 81 (16.60%) Entity Framework
21 80 (16.39%) CRM
22 72 (14.75%) AngularJS
23 71 (14.55%) TDD
24 70 (14.34%) Dynamics CRM
25 69 (14.14%) XML
26 63 (12.91%) Web Development
27 62 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
28 59 (12.09%) SOLID
29 51 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
29 51 (10.45%) BDD

.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 42 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.12%) CMS
3 13 (2.66%) NServiceBus
4 10 (2.05%) IIS
5 9 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.84%) Sitefinity
5 9 (1.84%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.02%) WordPress
9 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.41%) Apache
12 1 (0.20%) DNN
12 1 (0.20%) Drupal
12 1 (0.20%) Kentico
12 1 (0.20%) Mule
12 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.87%) MS Office
3 9 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) CATIA
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 70 (14.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.41%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 83 (17.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.69%) SaaS
3 15 (3.07%) IaaS
4 13 (2.66%) PaaS
5 6 (1.23%) Office 365
6 5 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.20%) Heroku
7 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.25%) Broadband
2 10 (2.05%) HTTP
3 3 (0.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) Firewall
4 2 (0.41%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (7.17%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.69%) MySQL
6 17 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.64%) Power BI
11 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.82%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.61%) SQLite
15 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.41%) MS Access
15 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 133 (27.25%) Visual Studio
2 51 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (9.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 31 (6.35%) Subversion
5 30 (6.15%) NUnit
6 25 (5.12%) Git (software)
7 24 (4.92%) Moq
8 18 (3.69%) Selenium
9 10 (2.05%) CruiseControl
9 10 (2.05%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.84%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.64%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.02%) JIRA
15 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.61%) MSTest
15 3 (0.61%) NuGet
15 3 (0.61%) RSpec
General
1 30 (6.15%) Finance
2 23 (4.71%) Advertising
2 23 (4.71%) Marketing
3 14 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.46%) Retail
5 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.02%) Automotive
6 5 (1.02%) Electronics
7 2 (0.41%) Back Office
7 2 (0.41%) Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Billing
7 2 (0.41%) Games
7 2 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 394 (80.74%) Developer
2 206 (42.21%) .NET Developer
3 96 (19.67%) C# Developer
4 80 (16.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (13.32%) CRM Developer
6 50 (10.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 42 (8.61%) ASP.NET Developer
7 42 (8.61%) Senior Developer
8 39 (7.99%) Microsoft Developer
9 38 (7.79%) SQL Developer
10 32 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 27 (5.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (5.53%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (4.30%) Software Developer
13 17 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (3.48%) SQL Server Developer
14 16 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
14 16 (3.28%) Software Engineer
15 15 (3.07%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (45.70%) ASP.NET
2 203 (41.60%) HTML
3 164 (33.61%) CSS
4 145 (29.71%) .NET Framework
5 127 (26.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 111 (22.75%) WCF
7 108 (22.13%) Web Services
8 96 (19.67%) jQuery
9 82 (16.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 81 (16.60%) Entity Framework
11 72 (14.75%) AngularJS
12 69 (14.14%) XML
13 47 (9.63%) HTML5
14 38 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 31 (6.35%) SOAP
16 26 (5.33%) KnockoutJS
17 22 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (4.51%) WPF
18 20 (4.10%) RESTful
19 19 (3.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.30%) Data Conversion
2 14 (2.87%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.84%) User Experience
5 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.02%) e-Learning
7 4 (0.82%) NHS
7 4 (0.82%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.82%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.61%) iPad
9 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.41%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) SCADA
10 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.20%) Online Games
10 1 (0.20%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.33%) Windows
2 10 (2.05%) Linux
3 9 (1.84%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (0.82%) Android
5 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (49.80%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (48.57%) MVC
3 92 (18.85%) Scrum
4 80 (16.39%) CRM
5 71 (14.55%) TDD
6 63 (12.91%) Web Development
7 62 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (12.09%) SOLID
9 51 (10.45%) BDD
10 38 (7.79%) OO
11 32 (6.56%) OOD
12 30 (6.15%) Migration
12 30 (6.15%) Software Engineering
13 27 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (5.33%) Data Migration
15 23 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
16 20 (4.10%) Waterfall
17 18 (3.69%) Domain-Driven Design
17 18 (3.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 337 (69.06%) C#
2 195 (39.96%) JavaScript
3 177 (36.27%) SQL
4 46 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 31 (6.35%) VB.NET
6 30 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 26 (5.33%) Java
8 12 (2.46%) PHP
8 12 (2.46%) VB
9 7 (1.43%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.43%) VB6
9 7 (1.43%) XAML
10 6 (1.23%) Python
11 5 (1.02%) C++
12 4 (0.82%) C
12 4 (0.82%) Ruby
12 4 (0.82%) XPath
13 3 (0.61%) X++
14 1 (0.20%) R
14 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.69%) Degree
3 17 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.23%) ISEB
5 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.46%) QA
2 7 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.23%) SLA
4 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) SDET
5 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.82%) WSUS
2 2 (0.41%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 213 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.10%) Oracle
3 9 (1.84%) Sitecore
4 8 (1.64%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.02%) Canon
5 5 (1.02%) SAP
5 5 (1.02%) SOASTA, Inc
5 5 (1.02%) VMware
6 4 (0.82%) Capita
7 3 (0.61%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.61%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.61%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.41%) Google
9 1 (0.20%) Apple
9 1 (0.20%) CA
9 1 (0.20%) HP
9 1 (0.20%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.20%) OpenText
9 1 (0.20%) Remedy
9 1 (0.20%) Telerik
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on skill set
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £550 - £613 per day
Posted: 6 days ago