Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 40 59 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.63% 13.72% 25.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 65.57% 51.75% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 46 54
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.13% +8.85%
10th Percentile £294 £244 £277
90th Percentile £438 £384 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £8.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.25 £22.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year +30.00% -1.64% -35.56%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 61 114 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.83% 26.51% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 74 86
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £345 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -2.47% +10.55%
10th Percentile £275 £266 £263
90th Percentile £425 £466 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £8.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 24 £350 +15.23% 11
Stafford +5 3 £338 -3.57% 1
Tamworth -7 2 £288 -4.17% 2
Lichfield - 2 - - 3
Burton-upon-Trent +7 1 - - 2
Cannock +1 1 £325 +12.07%
.NET
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (80.00%) C#
2 30 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (60.00%) SQL
4 23 (57.50%) MVC
5 17 (42.50%) HTML
5 17 (42.50%) CSS
6 15 (37.50%) VB.NET
7 14 (35.00%) WinForms
7 14 (35.00%) TypeScript
8 13 (32.50%) Dependency Injection
8 13 (32.50%) jQuery
9 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (25.00%) BDD
10 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
10 10 (25.00%) TDD
11 9 (22.50%) Back Office
12 8 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (20.00%) WPF
12 8 (20.00%) JIRA
12 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (20.00%) Internet
13 7 (17.50%) Web Development
13 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
13 7 (17.50%) HTML5
14 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (15.00%) Sass
14 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (15.00%) JavaScript

.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 (2.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) GIS
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) DTS
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 8 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (10.00%) AccuRev
4 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) NUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (22.50%) Back Office
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (87.50%) Developer
2 18 (45.00%) C# Developer
3 15 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 13 (32.50%) Software Developer
5 12 (30.00%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (22.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
8 7 (17.50%) VB.NET Developer
9 5 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
10 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
11 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (7.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 3 (7.50%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (7.50%) Technical Leader
12 2 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
12 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 2 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
12 2 (5.00%) HTML Developer
12 2 (5.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) CSS
1 17 (42.50%) HTML
2 14 (35.00%) WinForms
3 13 (32.50%) jQuery
4 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (20.00%) WPF
6 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
6 7 (17.50%) HTML5
7 6 (15.00%) Sass
8 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.50%) Ajax
10 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.50%) REST
10 1 (2.50%) RESTful
10 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.00%) Learning Management System
2 2 (5.00%) SCORM
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) MVC
2 13 (32.50%) Dependency Injection
3 10 (25.00%) BDD
3 10 (25.00%) TDD
3 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Web Development
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (12.50%) API Development
6 5 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (10.00%) SDLC
7 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) SOLID
8 3 (7.50%) Change Management
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) Functional Programming
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 14 (35.00%) TypeScript
5 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.50%) VB
8 4 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (7.50%) Elixir
9 3 (7.50%) Erlang
9 3 (7.50%) Go
10 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Xamarin