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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 222 194 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.70% 8.78% 12.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.58% 40.84% 51.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 128 163
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £28.69 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.54% -7.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.74 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £36.60 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.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
624 475 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.45% 21.50% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 295 310
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 12 February 2016.

.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 12 February 2016.

.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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 69 £325 -13.33% 51
Staffordshire +1 36 £338 +8.70% 39
Coventry -5 32 £418 +16.78% 29
Solihull +3 21 £375 -9.09% 9
Warwickshire -1 19 £375 +11.11% 28
Herefordshire +5 6 £425 +15.25% 3
Shropshire -22 6 - - 17
Worcestershire - 5 £400 - 15
Wolverhampton -1 3 - - 2
Walsall - 3 £310 - 1
Kingswinford - 2 £379 -
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 309 (67.91%) C#
2 222 (48.79%) SQL Server
3 194 (42.64%) ASP.NET
4 172 (37.80%) JavaScript
5 161 (35.38%) SQL
6 155 (34.07%) MVC
7 148 (32.53%) HTML
8 147 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (30.77%) CSS
10 104 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 96 (21.10%) VB.NET
12 92 (20.22%) jQuery
13 88 (19.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 78 (17.14%) .NET Framework
15 72 (15.82%) TDD
16 67 (14.73%) HTML5
17 66 (14.51%) Visual Studio
18 64 (14.07%) WinForms
19 59 (12.97%) WCF
20 55 (12.09%) Finance
20 55 (12.09%) XML
21 54 (11.87%) AngularJS
22 53 (11.65%) SharePoint
22 53 (11.65%) Web Services
23 51 (11.21%) Windows
24 49 (10.77%) CSS3
24 49 (10.77%) Web Development
25 46 (10.11%) T-SQL
26 44 (9.67%) E-Commerce
27 41 (9.01%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 53 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (3.74%) CMS
4 16 (3.52%) IIS
5 13 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (2.86%) Umbraco
6 11 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.54%) Node.js
9 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.44%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.44%) WordPress
11 1 (0.22%) DNN
11 1 (0.22%) JBoss
11 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.44%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.74%) Office 365
3 14 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.20%) IaaS
5 6 (1.32%) SaaS
6 5 (1.10%) PaaS
7 3 (0.66%) GitHub
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.44%) Yammer
9 1 (0.22%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.86%) HTTP
2 10 (2.20%) Intranet
3 3 (0.66%) DNS
3 3 (0.66%) Internet
3 3 (0.66%) SMTP
3 3 (0.66%) SSL
3 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.44%) Extranet
4 2 (0.44%) Modbus
4 2 (0.44%) Network Security
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (6.37%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.64%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.76%) DTS
11 8 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 66 (14.51%) Visual Studio
2 38 (8.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.64%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.10%) NUnit
5 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.88%) Moq
5 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.88%) Selenium
5 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.66%) NSubstitute
6 3 (0.66%) ReSharper
6 3 (0.66%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) FxCop
7 2 (0.44%) JIRA
7 2 (0.44%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.44%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.44%) MSTest
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.44%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (12.09%) Finance
2 23 (5.05%) Retail
3 16 (3.52%) Games
4 14 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.86%) Advertising
6 6 (1.32%) Back Office
7 5 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Automotive
9 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 327 (71.87%) Developer
2 214 (47.03%) .NET Developer
3 93 (20.44%) C# Developer
4 70 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (12.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (9.23%) VB.NET Developer
7 36 (7.91%) Architect
8 35 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (7.69%) SQL Developer
9 27 (5.93%) WinForms Developer
10 25 (5.49%) Software Developer
11 24 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 22 (4.84%) .NET Architect
13 21 (4.62%) Web Developer
14 18 (3.96%) Consultant
14 18 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 16 (3.52%) SQL Server Developer
16 15 (3.30%) Analyst
17 14 (3.08%) Senior Developer
18 12 (2.64%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (42.64%) ASP.NET
2 148 (32.53%) HTML
3 140 (30.77%) CSS
4 92 (20.22%) jQuery
5 88 (19.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 78 (17.14%) .NET Framework
7 67 (14.73%) HTML5
8 64 (14.07%) WinForms
9 59 (12.97%) WCF
10 55 (12.09%) XML
11 54 (11.87%) AngularJS
12 53 (11.65%) Web Services
13 49 (10.77%) CSS3
14 32 (7.03%) Ajax
15 27 (5.93%) Entity Framework
16 25 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (5.27%) WPF
18 21 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 17 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 16 (3.52%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.47%) N-Tier
2 15 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.98%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.76%) NHS
5 7 (1.54%) User Experience
6 6 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.32%) Online Games
7 5 (1.10%) Blog
8 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.88%) Streaming Video
8 4 (0.88%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.44%) Replication
10 2 (0.44%) SCADA
11 1 (0.22%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.22%) EPoS
11 1 (0.22%) PMI
11 1 (0.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.21%) Windows
2 19 (4.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.44%) Android
4 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.44%) Linux
4 2 (0.44%) Unix
4 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (34.07%) MVC
2 147 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (15.82%) TDD
4 49 (10.77%) Web Development
5 44 (9.67%) E-Commerce
6 39 (8.57%) OO
7 34 (7.47%) Scrum
8 33 (7.25%) CRM
9 31 (6.81%) Software Engineering
10 29 (6.37%) SOA
11 28 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (5.93%) High Availability
12 27 (5.93%) Migration
13 24 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (5.05%) DevOps
15 22 (4.84%) Front End Development
16 20 (4.40%) Configuration Management
16 20 (4.40%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (3.96%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 309 (67.91%) C#
2 172 (37.80%) JavaScript
3 161 (35.38%) SQL
4 96 (21.10%) VB.NET
5 46 (10.11%) T-SQL
6 41 (9.01%) VB
7 27 (5.93%) VB6
8 20 (4.40%) Java
9 18 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.52%) TypeScript
11 11 (2.42%) XPath
12 8 (1.76%) VBScript
13 5 (1.10%) ActionScript
13 5 (1.10%) PHP
13 5 (1.10%) VBA
14 4 (0.88%) C++
15 3 (0.66%) C
15 3 (0.66%) X++
16 2 (0.44%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (4.84%) Degree
2 12 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.44%) ISEB
5 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.22%) MCAD
6 1 (0.22%) MCITP
6 1 (0.22%) MCSD
6 1 (0.22%) MCTS
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.32%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) MISRA
3 1 (0.22%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.76%) SCOM
2 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.32%) Puppet
3 2 (0.44%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (0.44%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.22%) vRealize
4 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.96%) Oracle
3 10 (2.20%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.10%) Xamarin
5 4 (0.88%) HP
5 4 (0.88%) JD Edwards
5 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.88%) SaltStack
6 3 (0.66%) SAP
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe
7 2 (0.44%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.44%) Infor
7 2 (0.44%) Interwoven
7 2 (0.44%) Siebel
7 2 (0.44%) Siemens
7 2 (0.44%) Tableau
7 2 (0.44%) VMware
8 1 (0.22%) Facebook
8 1 (0.22%) Twitter
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Rate: £Market
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £40 to £45 per hour
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
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Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £315 - 385 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £350 - £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £400 to £450 a day all inclusive
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West Midlands
G2 Recruitment
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Nigel Frank International
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