Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 24 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 32 57 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.30% 7.54% 8.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.22% 26.15% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 77
10th Percentile £321 £357 £313
25th Percentile £406 £364 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £519 £555 £525
90th Percentile £563 £650 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £381 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -19.74% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +24.14%

.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 144 218 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.35% 28.84% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 147 243
10th Percentile £298 £325 £313
25th Percentile £335 £372 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £463 £538 £500
90th Percentile £555 £596 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.48 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - -67.83% +8.43%
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.45 £34.50
% change year-on-year - -55.22% +24.32%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Birmingham

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing .NET in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for .NET in Birmingham

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in Birmingham

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing .NET in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for .NET in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 13 (40.63%) DevOps
2 12 (37.50%) Azure
2 12 (37.50%) C#
3 11 (34.38%) Python
4 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) Terraform
4 9 (28.13%) Social Skills
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) .NET Core
7 6 (18.75%) Kubernetes
7 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) Java
8 5 (15.63%) Change Management
8 5 (15.63%) Workflow
8 5 (15.63%) Blue Prism
8 5 (15.63%) Robotic Process Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
9 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET

.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 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon S3
2 3 (9.38%) AWS
2 3 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (9.38%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (9.38%) GCP
2 3 (9.38%) GitHub
2 3 (9.38%) Serverless
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.25%) webpack
4 1 (3.13%) Appium
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) NUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Postman
4 1 (3.13%) REST Assured
4 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (28.13%) Social Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Python Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Angular Developer
6 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET Core
2 5 (15.63%) Web Services
3 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) React
4 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.25%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) jQuery
5 2 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Flutter
6 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.25%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) DevOps
2 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 5 (15.63%) Robotic Process Automation
4 5 (15.63%) Workflow
5 4 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 3 (9.38%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) C#
2 11 (34.38%) Python
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 5 (15.63%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Terraform
2 6 (18.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Blue Prism
3 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Xamarin