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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 11 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 199 254 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.07% 9.83% 15.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.41% 39.75% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 165 212
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
.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
562 639 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.79% 24.72% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 359 371
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

.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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

.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 3 September 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 52 £375 +7.14% 72
Staffordshire 0 46 £393 +22.65% 38
Coventry +2 45 £338 +3.84% 23
Warwickshire -12 17 £325 +1.96% 32
Solihull -11 4 £340 +3.03% 11
Wolverhampton +3 3 £325 +11.11% 1
Worcestershire +4 2 £350 - 19
Shropshire -13 2 - - 4
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 271 (59.96%) C#
2 215 (47.57%) SQL Server
3 195 (43.14%) ASP.NET
4 156 (34.51%) SQL
5 151 (33.41%) JavaScript
6 142 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (29.42%) HTML
8 129 (28.54%) MVC
9 119 (26.33%) CSS
10 111 (24.56%) Microsoft
11 88 (19.47%) TDD
12 83 (18.36%) .NET Framework
13 80 (17.70%) jQuery
14 70 (15.49%) WCF
14 70 (15.49%) VB.NET
15 63 (13.94%) Web Services
16 62 (13.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 60 (13.27%) XML
18 59 (13.05%) Finance
19 58 (12.83%) Scrum
20 53 (11.73%) Visual Studio
21 50 (11.06%) T-SQL
22 46 (10.18%) SharePoint
22 46 (10.18%) E-Commerce
23 42 (9.29%) HTML5
24 41 (9.07%) CRM
24 41 (9.07%) Windows
25 40 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
26 39 (8.63%) N-Tier
27 38 (8.41%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 46 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.75%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (3.98%) CMS
5 14 (3.10%) IIS
6 13 (2.88%) NServiceBus
7 9 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.99%) Node.js
8 6 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.22%) Kentico
12 1 (0.22%) JBoss
12 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 24 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.77%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.55%) Office 365
3 6 (1.33%) IaaS
3 6 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.44%) Joyent
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.21%) Internet
2 5 (1.11%) Intranet
2 5 (1.11%) HTTP
3 4 (0.88%) SSL
4 2 (0.44%) SMTP
4 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.44%) DNS
4 2 (0.44%) Network Security
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (47.57%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 34 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (4.20%) Oracle Database
6 17 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.77%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.77%) MySQL
10 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.44%) MS Access
13 2 (0.44%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 53 (11.73%) Visual Studio
2 40 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (5.31%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.76%) Selenium
5 14 (3.10%) Subversion
6 9 (1.99%) NUnit
7 8 (1.77%) MorphX
8 4 (0.88%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.66%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.44%) Moq
10 2 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.22%) Xcode
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 59 (13.05%) Finance
2 18 (3.98%) Retail
3 11 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.21%) Back Office
5 9 (1.99%) Advertising
6 8 (1.77%) Games
7 4 (0.88%) Automotive
8 3 (0.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (71.90%) Developer
2 162 (35.84%) .NET Developer
3 54 (11.95%) C# Developer
4 38 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (7.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (6.19%) Team Leader
7 20 (4.42%) Development Team Leader
7 20 (4.42%) Senior Developer
7 20 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
8 19 (4.20%) Software Team Leader
9 18 (3.98%) Web Developer
10 17 (3.76%) Software Development Team Leader
11 16 (3.54%) VB.NET Developer
12 15 (3.32%) Analyst
12 15 (3.32%) Architect
12 15 (3.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (2.88%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 12 (2.65%) CRM Developer
15 11 (2.43%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (43.14%) ASP.NET
2 133 (29.42%) HTML
3 119 (26.33%) CSS
4 83 (18.36%) .NET Framework
5 80 (17.70%) jQuery
6 70 (15.49%) WCF
7 63 (13.94%) Web Services
8 62 (13.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (13.27%) XML
10 42 (9.29%) HTML5
11 36 (7.96%) Ajax
12 34 (7.52%) WinForms
13 31 (6.86%) Entity Framework
13 31 (6.86%) CSS3
14 29 (6.42%) AngularJS
15 21 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 21 (4.65%) RESTful
16 20 (4.42%) XSLT
17 19 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (3.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.63%) N-Tier
2 12 (2.65%) Computer Science
2 12 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.99%) NHS
5 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.33%) User Experience
6 6 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.66%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.66%) Online Games
7 3 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.44%) Social Media
8 2 (0.44%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.44%) W3C
8 2 (0.44%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.44%) SCADA
8 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.07%) Windows
2 18 (3.98%) Linux
3 10 (2.21%) Debian
3 10 (2.21%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.88%) UNIX
6 3 (0.66%) Android
6 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (28.54%) MVC
3 88 (19.47%) TDD
4 58 (12.83%) Scrum
5 46 (10.18%) E-Commerce
6 41 (9.07%) CRM
7 38 (8.41%) SOA
8 36 (7.96%) BDD
9 33 (7.30%) Web Development
10 30 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (6.42%) Mentoring
12 28 (6.19%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.31%) Migration
14 21 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (4.42%) OO
16 19 (4.20%) Software Engineering
17 18 (3.98%) SDLC
18 16 (3.54%) DevOps
19 15 (3.32%) Test Automation
19 15 (3.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 271 (59.96%) C#
2 156 (34.51%) SQL
3 151 (33.41%) JavaScript
4 70 (15.49%) VB.NET
5 50 (11.06%) T-SQL
6 33 (7.30%) VB
7 23 (5.09%) Java
8 17 (3.76%) VB6
9 16 (3.54%) Python
10 13 (2.88%) PHP
10 13 (2.88%) X++
11 11 (2.43%) VBScript
12 10 (2.21%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.99%) C++
14 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.33%) Ruby
16 5 (1.11%) C
17 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.66%) XAML
18 3 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (6.19%) Degree
2 6 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.88%) ISEB
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.32%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.10%) Vagrant
2 6 (1.33%) Puppet
3 5 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.88%) SCOM
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 111 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.53%) Oracle
3 6 (1.33%) Google
3 6 (1.33%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.11%) IBM
5 4 (0.88%) webMethods
5 4 (0.88%) Nintex
6 3 (0.66%) SaltStack
6 3 (0.66%) Telerik
6 3 (0.66%) Apple
6 3 (0.66%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.44%) HP
7 2 (0.44%) VMware
7 2 (0.44%) NetApp
7 2 (0.44%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.22%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.22%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.22%) hybris
8 1 (0.22%) Demandware
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Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
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Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Cognitive Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Expenses
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Pen-y-bont, Shropshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £325 per day + competitive
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Birmingham, Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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