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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / Midlands
Rank 17 19 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.31% 5.31% 6.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.81% 55.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Median daily rate - £424 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

.NET 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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 20 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 18.10% 9.66% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 16
Median daily rate £400 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing .NET 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 in the Midlands

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the Midlands

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the Midlands

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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 Midlands region with a requirement for .NET.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (50.00%) Open Source
3 5 (50.00%) MySQL
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) JSON
4 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) PaaS
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) Play Framework
5 3 (30.00%) IaaS
5 3 (30.00%) User Experience
5 3 (30.00%) Django
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Scala
5 3 (30.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) CSS3

.NET
Top Related 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) nginx
1 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) PaaS
4 1 (10.00%) GitHub
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) Riak
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) DataStage
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
4 1 (10.00%) Power BI
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) GoCD
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) ChangeMan
2 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Technical Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (30.00%) C# Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) Django
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (30.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (20.00%) LAMP
4 2 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Blog
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) CoreOS
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Scala
4 2 (20.00%) Go
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) R
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) COBOL
5 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Control-M
1 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (20.00%) Mesos
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) rkt
1 2 (20.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) New Relic
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau
3 1 (10.00%) Talend
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO