Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 123 111 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.05% 9.34% 8.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.65% 31.44% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 63 100
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +2.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £288
90th Percentile £550 £475 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +88.89% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £36.25 £27.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +34.26% +33.33% -29.42%

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 543 353 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.54% 29.69% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 232 206
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £524 £501
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.50 £17.00 £12.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.24% +31.15% -10.37%
10th Percentile £17.40 £16.50 £9.59
90th Percentile £64.75 £17.50 £30.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -25.50%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Birmingham

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Birmingham

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Birmingham

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for .NET.

1 82 (66.67%) C#
2 49 (39.84%) ASP.NET
3 48 (39.02%) SQL Server
3 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (35.77%) JavaScript
5 40 (32.52%) HTML
6 39 (31.71%) CSS
7 35 (28.46%) MVC
8 33 (26.83%) AngularJS
9 32 (26.02%) SQL
9 32 (26.02%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (22.76%) jQuery
10 28 (22.76%) Microsoft
11 23 (18.70%) .NET Framework
12 22 (17.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (17.07%) React
13 21 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (14.63%) Visual Studio
14 18 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
15 17 (13.82%) KnockoutJS
16 16 (13.01%) Scrum
16 16 (13.01%) TDD
16 16 (13.01%) XML
16 16 (13.01%) Java
17 15 (12.20%) JSON
18 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (11.38%) Entity Framework
19 13 (10.57%) OO
19 13 (10.57%) Finance

.NET
Co-occurring 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 8 (6.50%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.25%) IIS
4 3 (2.44%) CMS
5 2 (1.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.63%) Jetty
5 2 (1.63%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.63%) nginx
5 2 (1.63%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.63%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) Drupal
6 1 (0.81%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (4.88%) SaaS
4 3 (2.44%) PaaS
5 2 (1.63%) IaaS
5 2 (1.63%) Serverless
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) GitHub
6 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.81%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) SMS
2 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 3 (2.44%) SSL
2 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) DHCP
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.07%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.63%) Big Data
5 2 (1.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.63%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.63%) MS Access
5 2 (1.63%) Power BI
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (14.63%) Visual Studio
2 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.25%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.25%) Subversion
5 3 (2.44%) Selenium
5 3 (2.44%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.63%) Grunt
6 2 (1.63%) gulp
6 2 (1.63%) JIRA
6 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.63%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.81%) Bower
7 1 (0.81%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (10.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.44%) Law
3 2 (1.63%) Automotive
3 2 (1.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (72.36%) Developer
2 44 (35.77%) .NET Developer
3 17 (13.82%) C# Developer
4 16 (13.01%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (8.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (7.32%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Architect
8 8 (6.50%) CRM Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.88%) BizTalk Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.07%) Agile Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) UI Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Senior Agile Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.84%) ASP.NET
2 40 (32.52%) HTML
3 39 (31.71%) CSS
4 33 (26.83%) AngularJS
5 28 (22.76%) jQuery
6 23 (18.70%) .NET Framework
7 22 (17.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 21 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (17.07%) React
9 18 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (13.82%) KnockoutJS
11 16 (13.01%) XML
12 15 (12.20%) JSON
13 14 (11.38%) Entity Framework
14 11 (8.94%) HTML5
14 11 (8.94%) Web Services
15 9 (7.32%) .NET Core
16 8 (6.50%) Ajax
17 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 7 (5.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) User Experience
2 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.63%) Robotics
5 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
2 4 (3.25%) Linux
2 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.63%) Android
4 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.46%) MVC
3 16 (13.01%) Scrum
3 16 (13.01%) TDD
4 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (10.57%) Front End Development
5 13 (10.57%) OO
6 12 (9.76%) CRM
7 11 (8.94%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.13%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (8.13%) SDLC
8 10 (8.13%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.69%) DevOps
10 7 (5.69%) Integration Testing
10 7 (5.69%) Kanban
10 7 (5.69%) Mobile Development
10 7 (5.69%) OOP
11 6 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (66.67%) C#
2 44 (35.77%) JavaScript
3 32 (26.02%) SQL
4 16 (13.01%) Java
5 12 (9.76%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.44%) Python
7 3 (2.44%) Ruby
7 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.44%) VB
8 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.63%) XAML
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.44%) ISEB
2 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.81%) GNVQ
4 1 (0.81%) HND
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) WAI
2 2 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.63%) GDPR
2 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.69%) Puppet
3 5 (4.07%) Terraform
4 3 (2.44%) Salt
5 2 (1.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) Xamarin
3 8 (6.50%) Google
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle
5 2 (1.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.63%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.63%) WSO2
6 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.81%) Apple
6 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.81%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.81%) VMware