The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 25 60 21
Rank change year-on-year +35 -39  
Contract jobs citing .NET 10 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 5.52% 1.61% 6.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.86% 4.29% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
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 Shropshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 56 163 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 30.94% 37.39% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 47
Median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
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 Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Shropshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Shropshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Shropshire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Shropshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +36 7 £500 - 1
Shrewsbury - 2 £275 - 2
.NET
West Midlands

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) VB6
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) VB
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) MySQL
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) Replication
4 3 (21.43%) ODBC
4 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Stress Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SSH
4 3 (21.43%) Data Extraction
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) Webmin
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) spray
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Akka
5 2 (14.29%) Play Framework

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 2 (14.29%) Sahi
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) WATIR
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) DBA
2 4 (28.57%) MySQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Scala Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) ODBC
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) Akka
2 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 2 (14.29%) spray
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) CentOS
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Data Extraction
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Stress Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) VB
2 4 (28.57%) VB6
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Webmin
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat