Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 57 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.35% 18.67% 15.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 66.28% 65.12% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 36
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +11.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £213
90th Percentile £410 £375 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £36.25 £27.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +34.26% +33.33% -29.42%

.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 86 86 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 32.21% 28.67% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 61 63
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +4.69% -16.88%
10th Percentile £279 £225 £215
90th Percentile £429 £388 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -25.50%

.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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 35 £325 - 25
Stafford -2 4 £350 +16.67% 5
Tamworth -1 2 £319 +6.25% 12
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - - 5
Cannock - 1 - - 3
Lichfield - 1 £320 - 6
.NET
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for .NET.

1 53 (92.98%) C#
2 41 (71.93%) SQL Server
3 29 (50.88%) SQL
4 27 (47.37%) HTML
5 26 (45.61%) CSS
6 23 (40.35%) .NET Framework
6 23 (40.35%) Internet
7 22 (38.60%) VB.NET
8 21 (36.84%) WinForms
9 20 (35.09%) MVC
10 17 (29.82%) T-SQL
11 16 (28.07%) TypeScript
12 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
13 13 (22.81%) TDD
13 13 (22.81%) Entity Framework
14 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (21.05%) Web Development
14 12 (21.05%) Back Office
14 12 (21.05%) Windows
15 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
15 11 (19.30%) SpecFlow
15 11 (19.30%) BDD
16 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (17.54%) Castle Windsor
16 10 (17.54%) jQuery
16 10 (17.54%) Dependency Injection
17 9 (15.79%) WCF
17 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET

.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 2 (3.51%) ColdFusion
1 2 (3.51%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.28%) IaaS
2 7 (12.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (71.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) DTS
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) SpecFlow
2 6 (10.53%) MSI
2 6 (10.53%) WiX
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 12 (21.05%) Back Office
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (94.74%) Developer
2 29 (50.88%) .NET Developer
3 24 (42.11%) C# Developer
4 21 (36.84%) Software Developer
5 18 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (28.07%) VB.NET Developer
7 13 (22.81%) .NET Software Developer
8 12 (21.05%) C# Software Developer
9 11 (19.30%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 11 (19.30%) SQL Developer
10 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (12.28%) WinForms Developer
12 6 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (10.53%) UI Developer
13 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
14 2 (3.51%) Backend Developer
14 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
14 2 (3.51%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 1 (1.75%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (47.37%) HTML
2 26 (45.61%) CSS
3 23 (40.35%) .NET Framework
4 21 (36.84%) WinForms
5 13 (22.81%) Entity Framework
6 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (17.54%) Castle Windsor
6 10 (17.54%) jQuery
7 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 9 (15.79%) WCF
8 8 (14.04%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.04%) WPF
9 7 (12.28%) HTML5
9 7 (12.28%) Web Services
10 6 (10.53%) Angular 2
10 6 (10.53%) Dapper ORM
10 6 (10.53%) MFC
10 6 (10.53%) NHibernate
11 4 (7.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (12.28%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) MVC
2 13 (22.81%) TDD
3 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.05%) Web Development
4 11 (19.30%) BDD
5 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.54%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (8.77%) OO
6 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.02%) OOP
7 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Kanban
8 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.51%) CQRS
9 2 (3.51%) Microservices
9 2 (3.51%) MVVM
9 2 (3.51%) OWASP
9 2 (3.51%) SDLC
10 1 (1.75%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (92.98%) C#
2 29 (50.88%) SQL
3 22 (38.60%) VB.NET
4 17 (29.82%) T-SQL
5 16 (28.07%) TypeScript
6 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCCM
1 6 (10.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) VMware