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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 304 262 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.22% 11.08% 13.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 46.41% 44.63% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 172 132
Average daily rate
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£368 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £22.50 £15.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% +46.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
.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
655 587 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.17% 24.83% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 320 261
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 18
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £11.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

.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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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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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 93 £375 +9.40% 63
Staffordshire +2 75 £375 +9.89% 39
Coventry +1 51 £328 +0.76% 22
Warwickshire -14 16 £325 +7.34% 33
Shropshire -6 15 £400 +25.49% 6
Solihull +10 8 £400 +14.28% 15
Wolverhampton +9 4 £220 -32.30% 1
Worcestershire -1 2 - - 18
Herefordshire - 1 £275 - 8
West Bromwich - 1 £363 - 2
Bilston - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 4
Walsall - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - - 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 306 (62.96%) C#
2 238 (48.97%) SQL Server
3 193 (39.71%) ASP.NET
4 155 (31.89%) SQL
5 140 (28.81%) JavaScript
6 114 (23.46%) HTML
7 113 (23.25%) MVC
8 109 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 103 (21.19%) .NET Framework
11 97 (19.96%) CSS
12 80 (16.46%) jQuery
13 73 (15.02%) Web Services
14 70 (14.40%) XML
15 67 (13.79%) WCF
16 60 (12.35%) VB.NET
17 57 (11.73%) SharePoint
18 55 (11.32%) Finance
19 50 (10.29%) Oracle
19 50 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
20 49 (10.08%) TDD
21 46 (9.47%) SOA
21 46 (9.47%) Visual Studio
21 46 (9.47%) Scrum
22 43 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 43 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 42 (8.64%) E-Commerce
23 42 (8.64%) CRM
24 41 (8.44%) BizTalk Server
25 40 (8.23%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 57 (11.73%) SharePoint
2 41 (8.44%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.70%) IIS
4 16 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.47%) CMS
6 11 (2.26%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.65%) Node.js
8 6 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.62%) Apache
10 3 (0.62%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.41%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.41%) Kentico
11 2 (0.41%) Mule
12 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.21%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 29 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.44%) PowerPivot
3 5 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.03%) MS Office
4 3 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.41%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.44%) Office 365
3 2 (0.41%) Joyent
3 2 (0.41%) IaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.70%) Internet
2 9 (1.85%) Intranet
3 3 (0.62%) HTTP
4 2 (0.41%) FTP
4 2 (0.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) Extranet
5 1 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (48.97%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 43 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (4.73%) Oracle Database
5 20 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (3.50%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.06%) MySQL
10 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.82%) PerformancePoint
12 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Power View
12 4 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.62%) MS Access
13 3 (0.62%) OLAP
13 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (9.47%) Visual Studio
2 31 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.47%) Subversion
4 11 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.23%) ReSharper
6 4 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.41%) Moq
8 2 (0.41%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.41%) NUnit
8 2 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.41%) Maven
8 2 (0.41%) Ant
8 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.21%) XMLUnit
9 1 (0.21%) MSTest
9 1 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 55 (11.32%) Finance
2 17 (3.50%) Advertising
3 12 (2.47%) Retail
4 11 (2.26%) Back Office
5 5 (1.03%) Automotive
5 5 (1.03%) Law
6 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.62%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) German Language
8 2 (0.41%) Games
8 2 (0.41%) Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 348 (71.60%) Developer
2 156 (32.10%) .NET Developer
3 71 (14.61%) C# Developer
4 47 (9.67%) Architect
5 43 (8.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 29 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
8 23 (4.73%) Software Developer
8 23 (4.73%) Web Developer
9 18 (3.70%) Analyst
10 16 (3.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (3.29%) SharePoint Developer
11 15 (3.09%) Team Leader
12 14 (2.88%) Development Team Leader
12 14 (2.88%) Consultant
13 13 (2.67%) Software Development Team Leader
13 13 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (2.67%) Software Team Leader
14 12 (2.47%) CRM Developer
14 12 (2.47%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (39.71%) ASP.NET
2 114 (23.46%) HTML
3 103 (21.19%) .NET Framework
4 97 (19.96%) CSS
5 80 (16.46%) jQuery
6 73 (15.02%) Web Services
7 70 (14.40%) XML
8 67 (13.79%) WCF
9 50 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (8.02%) Entity Framework
11 35 (7.20%) HTML5
12 33 (6.79%) Ajax
13 28 (5.76%) WinForms
14 27 (5.56%) SOAP
15 26 (5.35%) XSLT
16 24 (4.94%) WPF
16 24 (4.94%) CSS3
17 19 (3.91%) REST
18 18 (3.70%) Middleware
19 16 (3.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.73%) N-Tier
2 18 (3.70%) Open Source
3 12 (2.47%) NHS
4 10 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.44%) Clustering
6 7 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.82%) Replication
9 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.62%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.62%) SCADA
9 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.62%) FMCG
9 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.41%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.21%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.21%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.23%) Windows
2 15 (3.09%) Linux
3 12 (2.47%) UNIX
3 12 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.82%) Android
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.25%) MVC
2 109 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (10.08%) TDD
4 46 (9.47%) Scrum
4 46 (9.47%) SOA
5 42 (8.64%) CRM
5 42 (8.64%) E-Commerce
6 29 (5.97%) Web Development
7 27 (5.56%) OO
8 21 (4.32%) Unit Testing
9 20 (4.12%) Software Engineering
9 20 (4.12%) Migration
10 16 (3.29%) OOP
11 15 (3.09%) Workflow
12 14 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (2.88%) Asset Management
13 13 (2.67%) Resource Management
13 13 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (2.67%) Mentoring
14 12 (2.47%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 306 (62.96%) C#
2 155 (31.89%) SQL
3 140 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 60 (12.35%) VB.NET
5 39 (8.02%) VB
6 38 (7.82%) T-SQL
7 34 (7.00%) Java
8 18 (3.70%) VBScript
9 15 (3.09%) VB6
10 12 (2.47%) X++
10 12 (2.47%) PHP
11 11 (2.26%) C
12 9 (1.85%) Ruby
13 8 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.65%) VBA
13 8 (1.65%) Python
14 7 (1.44%) C++
15 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.82%) VC++
17 3 (0.62%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 25 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.53%) Degree
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.21%) MCTS
5 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.23%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) Puppet
1 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 108 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.29%) Oracle
3 22 (4.53%) IBM
4 15 (3.09%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.06%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.85%) Google
7 7 (1.44%) SAP
7 7 (1.44%) i2
8 5 (1.03%) HP
8 5 (1.03%) Apple
8 5 (1.03%) webMethods
8 5 (1.03%) VMware
9 4 (0.82%) Akamai
9 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.82%) Adobe
10 3 (0.62%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.62%) Cognos
10 3 (0.62%) Amdocs
10 3 (0.62%) Capita
10 3 (0.62%) RedPrairie
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £240 - 270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £310 - 360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £340 - £375 per day + neg.
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago