Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 21 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing .NET 115 89 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.86% 6.71% 8.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.86% 24.79% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 83
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £271 £275
90th Percentile £512 £463 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -3.45%
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 £38.50 £31.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +24.19% +29.17% +9.09%

.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 482 359 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.95% 27.07% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 257 278
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38% +6.43%
10th Percentile £287 £266 £248
90th Percentile £550 £525 £497
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +216.67% -37.77%
10th Percentile £16.20 £18.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £68.40 £38.65 £31.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.26% +26.53% -16.51%

.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 16 August 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 16 August 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 85 (73.91%) C#
2 53 (46.09%) ASP.NET
3 43 (37.39%) JavaScript
4 40 (34.78%) HTML
4 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 39 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (32.17%) MVC
7 36 (31.30%) CSS
8 35 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (26.96%) SQL
10 29 (25.22%) AngularJS
10 29 (25.22%) jQuery
11 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (19.13%) .NET Framework
14 20 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (17.39%) XML
15 19 (16.52%) Scrum
16 18 (15.65%) Git (software)
17 17 (14.78%) TDD
17 17 (14.78%) .NET Core
18 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (13.04%) React
18 15 (13.04%) Finance
18 15 (13.04%) Visual Studio
18 15 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
19 14 (12.17%) Entity Framework
19 14 (12.17%) Front End Development
20 13 (11.30%) Microservices
20 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration

.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 11 (9.57%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.48%) CMS
4 2 (1.74%) Drupal
4 2 (1.74%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) AutoCAD
1 2 (1.74%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (5.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.35%) Azure Functions
4 5 (4.35%) Serverless
5 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.48%) PaaS
6 3 (2.61%) GitHub
6 3 (2.61%) Office 365
7 2 (1.74%) npm
8 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) SMS
2 1 (0.87%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.61%) MySQL
6 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.61%) Redis
6 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) Big Data
7 2 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (1.74%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.74%) MS Access
7 2 (1.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.35%) Selenium
4 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.61%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.61%) Grunt
5 3 (2.61%) gulp
5 3 (2.61%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.61%) JIRA
5 3 (2.61%) NUnit
5 3 (2.61%) Sahi
5 3 (2.61%) WATIR
6 2 (1.74%) Bower
6 2 (1.74%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.74%) Moq
6 2 (1.74%) Protractor
6 2 (1.74%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Back Office
2 4 (3.48%) Marketing
3 2 (1.74%) Automotive
3 2 (1.74%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Electronics
3 2 (1.74%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Local Government
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Games
4 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (75.65%) Developer
2 39 (33.91%) .NET Developer
3 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (11.30%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (8.70%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.96%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (6.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (6.09%) UI Developer
9 6 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Xamarin Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Angular Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Architect
10 5 (4.35%) Azure Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Azure Architect
11 4 (3.48%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (46.09%) ASP.NET
2 40 (34.78%) HTML
3 36 (31.30%) CSS
4 29 (25.22%) AngularJS
4 29 (25.22%) jQuery
5 25 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (19.13%) .NET Framework
7 20 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (17.39%) XML
8 17 (14.78%) .NET Core
9 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (13.04%) React
10 14 (12.17%) Entity Framework
11 13 (11.30%) JSON
12 12 (10.43%) RESTful
13 11 (9.57%) HTML5
14 10 (8.70%) WCF
15 9 (7.83%) CSS3
15 9 (7.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) User Experience
2 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.87%) iPad
4 1 (0.87%) iPhone
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) Robotics
4 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.09%) Windows
2 3 (2.61%) Android
2 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.17%) MVC
3 19 (16.52%) Scrum
4 17 (14.78%) TDD
5 14 (12.17%) Front End Development
6 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.30%) Microservices
6 13 (11.30%) OO
7 10 (8.70%) SDLC
7 10 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.83%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.96%) CRM
9 8 (6.96%) OOP
9 8 (6.96%) Workflow
10 7 (6.09%) ERP
10 7 (6.09%) Kanban
10 7 (6.09%) Migration
10 7 (6.09%) Mobile Development
11 6 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 85 (73.91%) C#
2 43 (37.39%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.96%) SQL
4 12 (10.43%) VB.NET
5 10 (8.70%) Java
6 5 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.61%) Python
8 3 (2.61%) Ruby
8 3 (2.61%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.61%) XAML
9 2 (1.74%) C++
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) ISEB
1 4 (3.48%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) WAI
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.87%) GCP
3 1 (0.87%) GDPR
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.57%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.35%) Google
4 4 (3.48%) JD Edwards
4 4 (3.48%) SAP
5 3 (2.61%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle
6 2 (1.74%) UiPath
7 1 (0.87%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.87%) NEC
7 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow