The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 36 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 22 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.44% 2.65% 2.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.43% 12.98% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 16
Median daily rate £358 £305 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.21% -18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £302 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £378 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +4.47% -4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -31.36% +9.03%  

.NET Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 177 131 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.70% 20.40% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 90 116
Median daily rate £375 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% -5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing .NET Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Framework in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Framework in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Framework in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Framework in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 68 (100.00%) .NET
2 55 (80.88%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (79.41%) WCF
4 50 (73.53%) JavaScript
5 40 (58.82%) Visual Studio
6 39 (57.35%) Microsoft
7 37 (54.41%) HTML
7 37 (54.41%) MVC
7 37 (54.41%) Entity Framework
8 36 (52.94%) C#
9 30 (44.12%) CSS
9 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (42.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (41.18%) CRM
11 28 (41.18%) Dynamics CRM
12 27 (39.71%) Scrum
13 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
14 24 (35.29%) Web Services
15 20 (29.41%) SQL
16 19 (27.94%) OOD
16 19 (27.94%) Subversion
17 18 (26.47%) NUnit
17 18 (26.47%) Moq
17 18 (26.47%) SOLID
17 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
19 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
19 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
20 12 (17.65%) OO
21 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (2.94%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) LDAP
1 2 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (58.82%) Visual Studio
2 29 (42.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (27.94%) Subversion
4 18 (26.47%) Moq
4 18 (26.47%) NUnit
5 9 (13.24%) CruiseControl
6 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.94%) JIRA
8 1 (1.47%) MorphX
8 1 (1.47%) NuGet
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (100.00%) Developer
2 37 (54.41%) .NET Developer
3 28 (41.18%) CRM Developer
4 25 (36.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 16 (23.53%) C# Developer
7 14 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (20.59%) Senior Developer
8 11 (16.18%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (8.82%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (8.82%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (7.35%) SQL Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (100.00%) .NET
2 54 (79.41%) WCF
3 37 (54.41%) Entity Framework
3 37 (54.41%) HTML
4 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (44.12%) CSS
5 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
6 24 (35.29%) Web Services
7 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (14.71%) jQuery
8 10 (14.71%) XML
9 9 (13.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 1 (1.47%) Dojo
13 1 (1.47%) HTML5
13 1 (1.47%) Ninject
13 1 (1.47%) REST
13 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
1 2 (2.94%) iPad
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (80.88%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (54.41%) MVC
3 28 (41.18%) CRM
4 27 (39.71%) Scrum
5 19 (27.94%) OOD
6 18 (26.47%) SOLID
7 12 (17.65%) OO
8 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.29%) Service Management
10 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Front End Development
12 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.88%) TDD
13 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
14 2 (2.94%) Automated Testing
14 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
14 2 (2.94%) Content Management
14 2 (2.94%) Integration Testing
14 2 (2.94%) Kanban
14 2 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (73.53%) JavaScript
2 36 (52.94%) C#
3 20 (29.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
1 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (57.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.47%) SAP