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 25 June 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England / Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 17 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing .NET 5 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.95% 8.02% 10.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.41% 48.39% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 1
Median daily rate £550 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +58.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% -1.56%  

.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 17 31 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 16.83% 16.58% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 5
Median daily rate £450 £350 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Web Services
3 8 (80.00%) ETL
3 8 (80.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) Open Source
3 8 (80.00%) QA
3 8 (80.00%) User Experience
4 7 (70.00%) User Stories
4 7 (70.00%) DevOps
4 7 (70.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (70.00%) Blog
4 7 (70.00%) Web Development
4 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (70.00%) TDD
4 7 (70.00%) Legal
5 6 (60.00%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) GitHub
7 1 (10.00%) Django
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (10.00%) R
7 1 (10.00%) REST
7 1 (10.00%) Ruby

.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 1 (10.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 7 (70.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Architect
2 5 (50.00%) C# Architect
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Technical Architect
3 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Django
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) User Experience
2 7 (70.00%) Blog
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) ETL
2 8 (80.00%) Open Source
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) DevOps
3 7 (70.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) User Stories
3 7 (70.00%) Web Development
4 6 (60.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) Scala
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO