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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 210 261 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.39% 10.26% 10.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.75% 44.01% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 184 178
Median daily rate £357 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.65% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £290 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.90% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £22.00 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £27.35 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +25.00%
.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
683 593 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.02% 23.32% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 387 326
Median daily rate £383 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry 0 71 £400 +21.21% 25
Birmingham -9 62 £350 -6.66% 37
Solihull -1 22 £293 -6.40% 3
Staffordshire -7 13 £268 -28.66% 44
Warwickshire -7 11 £375 +15.38% 12
Wolverhampton +1 5 £255 -5.11% 2
Shropshire -41 5 £214 -46.56% 5
Worcestershire -8 3 £325 +30.00% 8
West Bromwich +6 1 £400 +10.34%
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for .NET.

1 308 (72.47%) C#
2 194 (45.65%) ASP.NET
3 183 (43.06%) SQL Server
4 169 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (39.29%) MVC
6 164 (38.59%) JavaScript
7 158 (37.18%) HTML
8 151 (35.53%) SQL
9 144 (33.88%) Microsoft
10 140 (32.94%) CSS
11 94 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 75 (17.65%) jQuery
13 73 (17.18%) Visual Studio
14 71 (16.71%) .NET Framework
15 66 (15.53%) Scrum
16 64 (15.06%) Web Services
16 64 (15.06%) Windows
17 63 (14.82%) VB.NET
17 63 (14.82%) WCF
18 58 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 56 (13.18%) HTML5
19 56 (13.18%) SharePoint
19 56 (13.18%) TDD
20 55 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
21 45 (10.59%) Web Development
21 45 (10.59%) AngularJS
22 44 (10.35%) CRM
23 42 (9.88%) XML
24 40 (9.41%) T-SQL
25 39 (9.18%) WinForms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (13.18%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.82%) CMS
3 21 (4.94%) IIS
4 16 (3.76%) Umbraco
5 13 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (3.06%) Node.js
6 10 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.88%) Sitefinity
8 7 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.18%) Kentico
10 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.94%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.47%) WordPress
13 1 (0.24%) Apache
13 1 (0.24%) JBoss
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.88%) MS Office
3 6 (1.41%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.47%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.24%) IaaS
2 18 (4.24%) Office 365
3 16 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.65%) SaaS
5 6 (1.41%) PaaS
6 4 (0.94%) GitHub
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) Yammer
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) Google Play
8 1 (0.24%) Heroku
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.35%) Network Security
2 9 (2.12%) Intranet
3 8 (1.88%) Internet
4 7 (1.65%) HTTP
5 4 (0.94%) DNS
6 3 (0.71%) SMTP
6 3 (0.71%) SSL
7 2 (0.47%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.47%) Extranet
7 2 (0.47%) SAN
7 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.47%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.24%) DHCP
8 1 (0.24%) Firewall
8 1 (0.24%) FTP
8 1 (0.24%) IPsec
8 1 (0.24%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (43.06%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.65%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.59%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.59%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.65%) MySQL
10 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.41%) Power BI
12 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.18%) Redis
13 4 (0.94%) DTS
Development Applications
1 73 (17.18%) Visual Studio
2 55 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.82%) NUnit
5 10 (2.35%) Selenium
5 10 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.65%) Subversion
8 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.41%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.94%) FxCop
9 4 (0.94%) StyleCop
10 3 (0.71%) JIRA
10 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.47%) Grunt
11 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.47%) Moq
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.24%) Mockito
General
1 39 (9.18%) Finance
2 11 (2.59%) Retail
3 8 (1.88%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.65%) Games
5 6 (1.41%) Advertising
6 5 (1.18%) Back Office
7 4 (0.94%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 318 (74.82%) Developer
2 216 (50.82%) .NET Developer
3 97 (22.82%) C# Developer
4 81 (19.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 50 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 36 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 32 (7.53%) SQL Developer
8 29 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 28 (6.59%) VB.NET Developer
10 27 (6.35%) Architect
11 24 (5.65%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.00%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.76%) Consultant
13 16 (3.76%) SQL Server Developer
14 15 (3.53%) Web Developer
15 14 (3.29%) CRM Developer
15 14 (3.29%) WinForms Developer
16 13 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 13 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
16 13 (3.06%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (45.65%) ASP.NET
2 158 (37.18%) HTML
3 140 (32.94%) CSS
4 94 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 75 (17.65%) jQuery
6 71 (16.71%) .NET Framework
7 64 (15.06%) Web Services
8 63 (14.82%) WCF
9 56 (13.18%) HTML5
10 45 (10.59%) AngularJS
11 42 (9.88%) XML
12 39 (9.18%) WinForms
13 37 (8.71%) CSS3
14 34 (8.00%) Entity Framework
15 33 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (7.53%) REST
17 26 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 25 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 23 (5.41%) SOAP
20 21 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.06%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.12%) N-Tier
3 7 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (1.65%) Digital Media
3 7 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.41%) Data Conversion
5 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.18%) NHS
6 3 (0.71%) Fintech
6 3 (0.71%) Online Games
6 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.47%) Blog
7 2 (0.47%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.47%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.47%) Replication
7 2 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.06%) Windows
2 35 (8.24%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.65%) Linux
4 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.71%) Android
6 3 (0.71%) Unix
7 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (39.29%) MVC
3 66 (15.53%) Scrum
4 56 (13.18%) TDD
5 45 (10.59%) Web Development
6 44 (10.35%) CRM
7 37 (8.71%) Migration
8 32 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (7.29%) SOA
10 29 (6.82%) Software Engineering
11 27 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (5.88%) OO
13 24 (5.65%) Configuration Management
14 23 (5.41%) SDLC
15 22 (5.18%) DevOps
15 22 (5.18%) E-Commerce
15 22 (5.18%) Waterfall
16 21 (4.94%) Workflow
17 20 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
18 19 (4.47%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 308 (72.47%) C#
2 164 (38.59%) JavaScript
3 151 (35.53%) SQL
4 63 (14.82%) VB.NET
5 40 (9.41%) T-SQL
6 34 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 32 (7.53%) Java
8 31 (7.29%) VB
9 18 (4.24%) VB6
10 12 (2.82%) PHP
11 10 (2.35%) VBScript
12 9 (2.12%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.88%) Ruby
14 6 (1.41%) Python
14 6 (1.41%) XPath
15 5 (1.18%) XAML
16 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.94%) VBA
17 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.76%) Degree
3 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.94%) MCAD
5 4 (0.94%) MCITP
5 4 (0.94%) MCSD
5 4 (0.94%) MCTS
6 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.24%) ISEB
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.88%) QA
2 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.47%) WCAG
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (2.82%) SCOM
2 10 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.35%) Puppet
3 4 (0.94%) Terraform
4 3 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.71%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.24%) Simpana
6 1 (0.24%) vRealize
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (33.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.59%) Oracle
3 11 (2.59%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.41%) VMware
6 5 (1.18%) HP
7 4 (0.94%) Citrix
7 4 (0.94%) SaltStack
7 4 (0.94%) SAP
8 3 (0.71%) CA
8 3 (0.71%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.71%) SevOne
8 3 (0.71%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.47%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.47%) Infor
9 2 (0.47%) Mercator
9 2 (0.47%) NetApp
9 2 (0.47%) Siebel
9 2 (0.47%) Siemens
9 2 (0.47%) Telerik
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £455 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
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Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
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Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
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Rate: £301 - £350 per day
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