Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 10 July 2020 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 13 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 197 639 765
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.23% 9.29% 9.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.67% 34.26% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 458 491
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +15.94%
10th Percentile £310 £320 £281
90th Percentile £568 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +3.66%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -1.16%

.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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 622 1,865 2,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.83% 27.12% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 1,277 1,533
Median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.85% -15.14%
10th Percentile £21.16 £16.70 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.13 £48.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +2.44%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the Midlands

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for .NET in the Midlands

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing .NET in the Midlands over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for .NET in the Midlands

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Hourly rate trend for .NET in the Midlands

.NET
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -6 129 £475 +5.56% 101
East Midlands -4 68 £350 -9.68% 90
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for .NET.

1 147 (74.62%) C#
2 93 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (44.16%) Azure
4 86 (43.65%) SQL
5 84 (42.64%) JavaScript
6 75 (38.07%) Microsoft
7 70 (35.53%) SQL Server
8 58 (29.44%) HTML
9 54 (27.41%) DevOps
10 52 (26.40%) CSS
11 50 (25.38%) ASP.NET
12 49 (24.87%) MVC
12 49 (24.87%) .NET Framework
13 40 (20.30%) jQuery
13 40 (20.30%) Migration
14 31 (15.74%) Scrum
14 31 (15.74%) CRM
15 30 (15.23%) Power Platform
16 29 (14.72%) Power BI
16 29 (14.72%) Visual Studio
16 29 (14.72%) Dynamics CRM
17 28 (14.21%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (13.71%) Dynamics 365
18 27 (13.71%) SharePoint
19 26 (13.20%) Java
19 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
20 24 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
21 23 (11.68%) Microservices
21 23 (11.68%) Entity Framework
21 23 (11.68%) Continuous Integration

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 27 (13.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.58%) CMS
3 8 (4.06%) IIS
4 3 (1.52%) Confluence
5 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.51%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (0.51%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (14.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.51%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 87 (44.16%) Azure
2 30 (15.23%) Power Platform
3 27 (13.71%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (7.11%) AWS
5 8 (4.06%) Serverless
6 6 (3.05%) GCP
6 6 (3.05%) Logic Apps
6 6 (3.05%) PaaS
7 4 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (2.03%) Google Compute Engine
7 4 (2.03%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.52%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.52%) IaaS
8 3 (1.52%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.02%) GitHub
9 2 (1.02%) SaaS
9 2 (1.02%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) RTSP
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) Network Security
2 1 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.51%) VPN
2 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.72%) Power BI
3 19 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.03%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.52%) Big Data
10 3 (1.52%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.52%) MySQL
10 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (14.72%) Visual Studio
2 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.08%) Selenium
4 8 (4.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (3.55%) JIRA
6 6 (3.05%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.54%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.03%) webpack
9 3 (1.52%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.52%) MbUnit
9 3 (1.52%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.52%) MSTest
9 3 (1.52%) NUnit
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.02%) Grunt
10 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (10.66%) Public Sector
2 12 (6.09%) Retail
3 9 (4.57%) Law
4 8 (4.06%) Finance
5 5 (2.54%) Marketing
6 3 (1.52%) Military
7 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Police
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (61.93%) Developer
2 55 (27.92%) .NET Developer
3 35 (17.77%) C# Developer
4 30 (15.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (11.68%) Architect
6 15 (7.61%) CRM Developer
7 14 (7.11%) Azure Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Software Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Technical Architect
9 11 (5.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (5.58%) SQL Developer
10 10 (5.08%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.06%) Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) C Developer
11 8 (4.06%) Consultant
11 8 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 6 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
13 6 (3.05%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.44%) HTML
2 52 (26.40%) CSS
3 50 (25.38%) ASP.NET
4 49 (24.87%) .NET Framework
5 40 (20.30%) jQuery
6 28 (14.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (11.68%) Entity Framework
8 23 (11.68%) Web Services
9 22 (11.17%) .NET Core
9 22 (11.17%) XML
10 18 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (8.63%) AngularJS
11 17 (8.63%) React
12 16 (8.12%) OAuth
12 16 (8.12%) OpenID
12 16 (8.12%) SAML
13 15 (7.61%) HTML5
14 11 (5.58%) RESTful
15 10 (5.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.09%) User Experience
2 10 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.55%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.03%) PKI
8 3 (1.52%) NHS
8 3 (1.52%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.02%) EPoS
9 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.02%) MPEG
9 2 (1.02%) SCADA
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.63%) Windows
2 8 (4.06%) Linux
3 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.02%) Android
4 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.02%) Unix
4 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.41%) DevOps
3 49 (24.87%) MVC
4 40 (20.30%) Migration
5 31 (15.74%) CRM
5 31 (15.74%) Scrum
6 23 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (11.68%) Microservices
7 19 (9.64%) Data Migration
7 19 (9.64%) Requirements Gathering
8 17 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (8.63%) UML
9 16 (8.12%) ArchiMate
9 16 (8.12%) Sequence Diagram
10 14 (7.11%) TDD
10 14 (7.11%) Test Automation
11 13 (6.60%) SOLID
12 11 (5.58%) Kanban
13 10 (5.08%) Architectural Design
13 10 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (74.62%) C#
2 86 (43.65%) SQL
3 84 (42.64%) JavaScript
4 26 (13.20%) Java
5 16 (8.12%) PowerShell
6 14 (7.11%) T-SQL
7 12 (6.09%) VB
8 10 (5.08%) C
9 9 (4.57%) VBScript
10 6 (3.05%) Python
10 6 (3.05%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.54%) VB6
12 4 (2.03%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.52%) C++
13 3 (1.52%) Ruby
14 2 (1.02%) Scala
14 2 (1.02%) VBA
15 1 (0.51%) ES6
15 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.58%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.55%) Degree
4 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.52%) MCSD
7 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.51%) MCITP
8 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.02%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (6.09%) Docker
2 11 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.60%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.05%) Terraform
3 3 (1.52%) Ansible
3 3 (1.52%) Istio
4 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 75 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.57%) Oracle
3 8 (4.06%) Google
4 5 (2.54%) SAP
4 5 (2.54%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.52%) IFS
6 2 (1.02%) Databricks
6 2 (1.02%) Tableau
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe
7 1 (0.51%) Apple
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco
7 1 (0.51%) Citrix
7 1 (0.51%) Dell
7 1 (0.51%) F5
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) IBM
7 1 (0.51%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.51%) Twitter
7 1 (0.51%) WSO2
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin