The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9  
Contract jobs citing .NET 24 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.51% 7.34% 18.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 80.00% 43.33% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 24
Median daily rate £335 £200 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -45.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £334 £400
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30 30 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 25.64% 16.95% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 38
Median daily rate £335 £300 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £398 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Staffordshire

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Staffordshire

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Staffordshire

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Stoke-on-Trent +6 16 £335 +67.50% 6
Stafford +5 1 £300 - 4
.NET
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 42 (91.30%) C#
2 29 (63.04%) SQL Server
3 21 (45.65%) HTML
3 21 (45.65%) SQL
4 20 (43.48%) TDD
5 19 (41.30%) MVC
5 19 (41.30%) CSS
6 16 (34.78%) HTML5
7 15 (32.61%) WPF
7 15 (32.61%) MySQL
8 14 (30.43%) jQuery
8 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
9 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
9 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
10 11 (23.91%) T-SQL
10 11 (23.91%) VB.NET
10 11 (23.91%) TypeScript
10 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (23.91%) SOLID
11 9 (19.57%) Line Management
11 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
11 9 (19.57%) Microservices
11 9 (19.57%) WinForms
12 8 (17.39%) BDD
12 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
13 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (15.22%) Angular 2
14 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (13.04%) Sass

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (63.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (32.61%) MySQL
3 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.17%) DTS
5 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.04%) SpecFlow
2 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (6.52%) NUnit
4 3 (6.52%) Selenium
5 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.35%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.70%) Back Office
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (80.43%) Developer
2 21 (45.65%) C# Developer
3 19 (41.30%) .NET Developer
4 12 (26.09%) HTML Developer
5 11 (23.91%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (23.91%) HTML CSS Developer
6 10 (21.74%) C# WPF Developer
6 10 (21.74%) WPF Developer
7 9 (19.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (17.39%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (17.39%) Software Developer
9 7 (15.22%) Angular Developer
10 6 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (13.04%) SQL Developer
11 4 (8.70%) VB.NET Developer
12 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 3 (6.52%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 3 (6.52%) Programmer
12 3 (6.52%) WinForms Developer
13 2 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) HTML
2 19 (41.30%) CSS
3 16 (34.78%) HTML5
4 15 (32.61%) WPF
5 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
5 14 (30.43%) jQuery
6 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
7 9 (19.57%) WinForms
8 7 (15.22%) Angular 2
8 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (13.04%) Sass
10 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
10 4 (8.70%) AutoMapper
10 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
10 4 (8.70%) LINQ
10 4 (8.70%) StructureMap
10 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (6.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.52%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) TDD
2 19 (41.30%) MVC
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.91%) SOLID
5 9 (19.57%) Line Management
5 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
5 9 (19.57%) Microservices
6 8 (17.39%) BDD
6 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (10.87%) Scrum
9 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.70%) Kanban
9 4 (8.70%) System Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (6.52%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (6.52%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Workflow
11 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 42 (91.30%) C#
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
4 11 (23.91%) T-SQL
4 11 (23.91%) TypeScript
4 11 (23.91%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SEPA
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) SOASTA, Inc