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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 243 280 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.61% 12.62% 14.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.71% 49.73% 52.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 164 137
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £28.69 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.02% +125.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
.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
569 563 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.85% 25.37% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 309 265
Average daily rate £336 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 20
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £32.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

.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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +3 73 £375 +7.14% 67
Staffordshire +2 62 £363 +4.88% 47
Coventry -3 34 £341 +3.01% 27
Warwickshire -17 20 £325 - 32
Shropshire -3 14 £375 - 7
Wolverhampton 0 6 £325 +22.64% 7
Solihull +5 4 £413 +43.47% 17
Worcestershire -2 2 - - 19
Herefordshire - 1 £275 - 2
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Walsall - - - - 6
West Bromwich - - - - 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 316 (63.20%) C#
2 232 (46.40%) SQL Server
3 201 (40.20%) ASP.NET
4 149 (29.80%) JavaScript
5 144 (28.80%) SQL
6 139 (27.80%) Microsoft
7 126 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (24.20%) HTML
9 112 (22.40%) CSS
10 111 (22.20%) .NET Framework
11 99 (19.80%) MVC
12 84 (16.80%) jQuery
13 82 (16.40%) Web Services
14 80 (16.00%) WCF
15 75 (15.00%) CRM
16 69 (13.80%) VB.NET
17 65 (13.00%) Dynamics CRM
18 61 (12.20%) SharePoint
19 58 (11.60%) XML
19 58 (11.60%) Visual Studio
20 54 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 53 (10.60%) ASP.NET MVC
22 52 (10.40%) Finance
23 50 (10.00%) TDD
24 49 (9.80%) Scrum
25 48 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
26 45 (9.00%) BizTalk Server
27 44 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
28 43 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 43 (8.60%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 61 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.00%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (3.80%) IIS
4 16 (3.20%) CMS
4 16 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (2.00%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.20%) Node.js
8 4 (0.80%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.60%) Apache
10 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.40%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.20%) Mule
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 32 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.40%) PowerPivot
4 6 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.60%) MS Office
7 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 65 (13.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.40%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.20%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.60%) Office 365
3 2 (0.40%) Force.com
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.00%) Internet
2 7 (1.40%) Intranet
3 5 (1.00%) HTTP
4 4 (0.80%) FTP
5 2 (0.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.20%) Extranet
6 1 (0.20%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (46.40%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.00%) MySQL
9 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.80%) OLAP
11 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.80%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (0.60%) DTS
13 2 (0.40%) BODI
Development Applications
1 58 (11.60%) Visual Studio
2 44 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.20%) NUnit
4 13 (2.60%) ReSharper
4 13 (2.60%) MSBuild
4 13 (2.60%) SpecFlow
5 12 (2.40%) MSTest
5 12 (2.40%) Subversion
6 11 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 11 (2.20%) NDepend
6 11 (2.20%) NCover
6 11 (2.20%) StyleCop
7 5 (1.00%) NuGet
7 5 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.40%) Moq
10 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.40%) Ant
General
1 52 (10.40%) Finance
2 18 (3.60%) Retail
3 17 (3.40%) Advertising
4 7 (1.40%) Back Office
4 7 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.20%) Automotive
6 5 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (0.80%) Games
7 4 (0.80%) Marketing
7 4 (0.80%) German Language
8 3 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.40%) Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 350 (70.00%) Developer
2 153 (30.60%) .NET Developer
3 67 (13.40%) C# Developer
4 52 (10.40%) Architect
5 41 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 29 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 28 (5.60%) ASP.NET Developer
7 28 (5.60%) CRM Developer
8 27 (5.40%) Web Developer
9 26 (5.20%) Software Developer
10 23 (4.60%) Analyst
11 20 (4.00%) Consultant
11 20 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 17 (3.40%) Microsoft Developer
13 16 (3.20%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (3.00%) SharePoint Developer
14 15 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (2.60%) VB.NET Developer
16 11 (2.20%) Software Engineer
17 10 (2.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (40.20%) ASP.NET
2 121 (24.20%) HTML
3 112 (22.40%) CSS
4 111 (22.20%) .NET Framework
5 84 (16.80%) jQuery
6 82 (16.40%) Web Services
7 80 (16.00%) WCF
8 58 (11.60%) XML
9 53 (10.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (8.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 39 (7.80%) HTML5
12 30 (6.00%) WinForms
13 29 (5.80%) Ajax
14 28 (5.60%) WPF
14 28 (5.60%) XSLT
15 25 (5.00%) REST
15 25 (5.00%) CSS3
16 24 (4.80%) SOAP
17 16 (3.20%) LINQ
18 14 (2.80%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 17 (3.40%) Open Source
3 11 (2.20%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.40%) NHS
6 7 (1.40%) iPad
7 6 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.20%) Clustering
7 6 (1.20%) FMCG
8 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.80%) SCADA
9 4 (0.80%) Replication
10 3 (0.60%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.60%) User Experience
11 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.40%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.60%) Windows
2 14 (2.80%) Linux
3 13 (2.60%) UNIX
4 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.20%) Android
6 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (19.80%) MVC
3 75 (15.00%) CRM
4 50 (10.00%) TDD
5 49 (9.80%) Scrum
6 42 (8.40%) OO
7 41 (8.20%) SOA
8 39 (7.80%) E-Commerce
9 37 (7.40%) Web Development
10 24 (4.80%) Software Engineering
11 20 (4.00%) Unit Testing
12 19 (3.80%) Migration
13 18 (3.60%) Workflow
14 17 (3.40%) Technical Architecture
14 17 (3.40%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (3.00%) Logistics
16 14 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (2.80%) OOP
17 13 (2.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 316 (63.20%) C#
2 149 (29.80%) JavaScript
3 144 (28.80%) SQL
4 69 (13.80%) VB.NET
5 42 (8.40%) Java
6 40 (8.00%) VB
7 37 (7.40%) T-SQL
8 20 (4.00%) VBScript
9 15 (3.00%) Ruby
10 14 (2.80%) VB6
10 14 (2.80%) Python
11 12 (2.40%) C
11 12 (2.40%) X++
11 12 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.20%) VBA
13 8 (1.60%) C++
13 8 (1.60%) PHP
14 5 (1.00%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.80%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.60%) Degree
4 13 (2.60%) VCP4
5 3 (0.60%) ISEB
5 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.20%) MCTS
6 1 (0.20%) MCITP
6 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 139 (27.80%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.60%) Oracle
3 20 (4.00%) IBM
4 15 (3.00%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.80%) SAP
6 8 (1.60%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.20%) webMethods
7 6 (1.20%) RedPrairie
7 6 (1.20%) Google
7 6 (1.20%) Apple
7 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.00%) i2
9 4 (0.80%) Adobe
9 4 (0.80%) Akamai
10 3 (0.60%) Omniture
10 3 (0.60%) VMware
10 3 (0.60%) HP
10 3 (0.60%) Cognos
10 3 (0.60%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.60%) Nintex
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + Neg. Good chance of Extension
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £180 - 260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago