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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 258 227 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.36% 11.04% 15.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.44% 44.95% 55.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 146 187
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
.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
638 505 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.62% 24.56% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 306 319
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 17
Average hourly rate £29.75 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

.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 31 October 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 31 October 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 0 74 £350 +7.69% 44
Coventry +4 48 £350 +27.27% 25
Warwickshire -5 34 £350 -1.40% 22
Staffordshire -1 20 £323 +9.78% 23
Shropshire +2 11 £350 - 5
Solihull -2 10 £366 +35.46% 5
Wolverhampton -5 5 £260 -5.45% 4
Herefordshire -7 3 £463 +63.71% 2
Walsall +1 2 £336 -24.43% 3
Worcestershire -8 2 £313 -12.34% 9
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Wednesbury - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 352 (67.95%) C#
2 265 (51.16%) ASP.NET
3 243 (46.91%) SQL Server
4 184 (35.52%) JavaScript
5 157 (30.31%) Microsoft
6 146 (28.19%) SQL
7 144 (27.80%) HTML
8 140 (27.03%) CSS
9 135 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (23.55%) MVC
11 104 (20.08%) WCF
12 101 (19.50%) .NET Framework
13 93 (17.95%) jQuery
14 90 (17.37%) Web Services
15 88 (16.99%) VB.NET
16 84 (16.22%) CRM
17 70 (13.51%) SharePoint
17 70 (13.51%) Visual Studio
17 70 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
18 66 (12.74%) Dynamics CRM
19 61 (11.78%) Windows
20 58 (11.20%) TDD
21 56 (10.81%) Scrum
22 54 (10.42%) Web Development
22 54 (10.42%) HTML5
23 50 (9.65%) XML
24 49 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
25 48 (9.27%) CSS3
26 47 (9.07%) Java
27 46 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 70 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 23 (4.44%) IIS
4 18 (3.47%) CMS
5 17 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.16%) Node.js
9 6 (1.16%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.39%) Apache
13 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.19%) WordPress
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 33 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.74%) InfoPath
3 9 (1.74%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 66 (12.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.39%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.19%) Tridion
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.90%) Office 365
3 7 (1.35%) SaaS
4 6 (1.16%) GitHub
5 5 (0.97%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.51%) HTTP
2 11 (2.12%) Intranet
3 10 (1.93%) Internet
4 6 (1.16%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) CTI
5 1 (0.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (46.91%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.12%) MySQL
11 7 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.58%) ZAP BI
13 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.58%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.58%) MS Access
14 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.39%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 70 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 45 (8.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.02%) NUnit
4 19 (3.67%) Subversion
5 16 (3.09%) JIRA
6 15 (2.90%) MSBuild
6 15 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 13 (2.51%) SpecFlow
8 11 (2.12%) StyleCop
8 11 (2.12%) MSTest
8 11 (2.12%) NDepend
8 11 (2.12%) ReSharper
8 11 (2.12%) NCover
9 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.16%) FxCop
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.97%) NuGet
12 3 (0.58%) Grunt
13 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 29 (5.60%) Finance
2 16 (3.09%) Back Office
2 16 (3.09%) Retail
3 15 (2.90%) Advertising
4 10 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.54%) Marketing
6 6 (1.16%) Automotive
7 5 (0.97%) German Language
8 4 (0.77%) Games
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 372 (71.81%) Developer
2 170 (32.82%) .NET Developer
3 79 (15.25%) C# Developer
4 56 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 52 (10.04%) Architect
6 51 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 44 (8.49%) Web Developer
8 35 (6.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (5.98%) CRM Developer
10 30 (5.79%) Consultant
11 26 (5.02%) Senior Developer
12 24 (4.63%) Analyst
12 24 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 23 (4.44%) VB.NET Developer
14 19 (3.67%) .NET Web Developer
14 19 (3.67%) Microsoft Developer
14 19 (3.67%) SharePoint Developer
15 18 (3.47%) SQL Developer
16 16 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (2.90%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (51.16%) ASP.NET
2 144 (27.80%) HTML
3 140 (27.03%) CSS
4 104 (20.08%) WCF
5 101 (19.50%) .NET Framework
6 93 (17.95%) jQuery
7 90 (17.37%) Web Services
8 70 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (10.42%) HTML5
10 50 (9.65%) XML
11 48 (9.27%) CSS3
12 39 (7.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 37 (7.14%) Ajax
14 34 (6.56%) WPF
15 30 (5.79%) WinForms
16 26 (5.02%) XSLT
17 19 (3.67%) AngularJS
17 19 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 18 (3.47%) LINQ
19 16 (3.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.98%) N-Tier
2 17 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.32%) Open Source
4 12 (2.32%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (2.12%) User Experience
6 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.54%) iPad
6 8 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.54%) Pocket PC
7 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.16%) FMCG
8 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.77%) Learning Management System
9 4 (0.77%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.58%) SCADA
10 3 (0.58%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.58%) SCORM
10 3 (0.58%) GIS
11 2 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.78%) Windows
2 14 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
3 13 (2.51%) UNIX
4 12 (2.32%) Windows 8
5 10 (1.93%) Linux
5 10 (1.93%) Windows CE
6 9 (1.74%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Phone 8
7 8 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.35%) Android
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (23.55%) MVC
3 84 (16.22%) CRM
4 58 (11.20%) TDD
5 56 (10.81%) Scrum
6 54 (10.42%) Web Development
7 41 (7.92%) OO
8 39 (7.53%) Unit Testing
9 31 (5.98%) E-Commerce
10 28 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (5.02%) Technical Architecture
13 24 (4.63%) SOA
14 22 (4.25%) Software Engineering
15 19 (3.67%) Migration
15 19 (3.67%) BDD
16 18 (3.47%) Workflow
17 16 (3.09%) Logistics
17 16 (3.09%) Waterfall
17 16 (3.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 352 (67.95%) C#
2 184 (35.52%) JavaScript
3 146 (28.19%) SQL
4 88 (16.99%) VB.NET
5 47 (9.07%) Java
6 40 (7.72%) VB
7 32 (6.18%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.47%) VBScript
9 17 (3.28%) C++
9 17 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 14 (2.70%) VBA
11 10 (1.93%) C
12 9 (1.74%) PHP
12 9 (1.74%) Python
12 9 (1.74%) Ruby
13 8 (1.54%) VB6
13 8 (1.54%) Embedded C++
14 6 (1.16%) Pascal
14 6 (1.16%) XAML
15 5 (0.97%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (2.51%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.12%) Degree
3 10 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.97%) ISEB
4 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.39%) MCITP
6 2 (0.39%) EnCE
6 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) MCAD
7 1 (0.19%) MCSD
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.32%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) MOM
Vendors
1 157 (30.31%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.63%) Oracle
3 19 (3.67%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.35%) Capita
4 7 (1.35%) SAP
5 6 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.77%) AccuRev
6 4 (0.77%) RedPrairie
6 4 (0.77%) Nintex
6 4 (0.77%) webMethods
7 3 (0.58%) Adobe
8 2 (0.39%) Motorola
8 2 (0.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.39%) Apple
8 2 (0.39%) Facebook
9 1 (0.19%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.19%) Marketo
9 1 (0.19%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.19%) Demandware
9 1 (0.19%) hybris
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