Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

.NET Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 64 47
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 -6
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 181 151 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.49% 3.10% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 3.27% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 165
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £306 £259 £269
90th Percentile £521 £489 £413
England median daily rate £438 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +9.38% +8.11% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £56.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% +8.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £49.80 £21.70 £22.00
90th Percentile £61.75 £26.90 £24.00
England median hourly rate £53.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.89% +12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,949 4,621 5,662
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.00% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,073 2,930 3,420
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £539 £541
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +13.33% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £47.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in the West Midlands

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in the West Midlands

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in the West Midlands

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in the West Midlands

.NET Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Staffordshire +15 62 £375 +19.05% 25
Coventry -6 57 £450 +5.88% 7
Birmingham +13 32 £363 +7.41% 33
Solihull +9 7 £410 +42.61% 11
Walsall 0 6 £290 -6.45% 2
Warwickshire -12 3 £275 -8.33% 8
Wolverhampton -5 1 - - 1
.NET Developer
England

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 181 (100.00%) .NET
2 150 (82.87%) C#
3 110 (60.77%) ASP.NET
4 101 (55.80%) SQL Server
5 100 (55.25%) MVC
6 90 (49.72%) JavaScript
7 85 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (46.41%) SQL
9 78 (43.09%) .NET Framework
10 74 (40.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 73 (40.33%) Web Services
12 65 (35.91%) HTML
13 60 (33.15%) CSS
14 52 (28.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 50 (27.62%) TDD
16 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (22.65%) Scrum
18 40 (22.10%) Git (software)
19 38 (20.99%) Visual Studio
20 36 (19.89%) jQuery
21 32 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (17.13%) BDD
23 30 (16.57%) Microsoft
24 29 (16.02%) Kanban
25 27 (14.92%) Dapper ORM
26 25 (13.81%) NoSQL
26 25 (13.81%) Entity Framework
26 25 (13.81%) REST
26 25 (13.81%) Enterprise Software
27 23 (12.71%) AngularJS

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.66%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (40.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (2.76%) Serverless
4 4 (2.21%) Azure Functions
5 3 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.66%) GitHub
5 3 (1.66%) PaaS
5 3 (1.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (55.80%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.81%) NoSQL
3 17 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (8.29%) Relational Database
5 14 (7.73%) Redis
6 11 (6.08%) DB2
7 9 (4.97%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (2.76%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.66%) MySQL
11 3 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.10%) OLAP
12 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (22.10%) Git (software)
2 38 (20.99%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.73%) JIRA
4 11 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.52%) AccuRev
6 8 (4.42%) NUnit
7 6 (3.31%) Moq
7 6 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (2.21%) MSTest
8 4 (2.21%) Selenium
9 3 (1.66%) Grunt
9 3 (1.66%) gulp
9 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.55%) GitLab
10 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (3.87%) Finance
2 5 (2.76%) Retail
3 3 (1.66%) Back Office
4 2 (1.10%) Publishing
4 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (100.00%) .NET
2 110 (60.77%) ASP.NET
3 78 (43.09%) .NET Framework
4 73 (40.33%) Web Services
5 65 (35.91%) HTML
6 60 (33.15%) CSS
7 52 (28.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 36 (19.89%) jQuery
10 27 (14.92%) Dapper ORM
11 25 (13.81%) Entity Framework
11 25 (13.81%) REST
12 23 (12.71%) AngularJS
13 22 (12.15%) WCF
14 21 (11.60%) .NET Core
14 21 (11.60%) SOAP
15 18 (9.94%) WinForms
15 18 (9.94%) WPF
16 16 (8.84%) Middleware
17 13 (7.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (8.29%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (7.18%) User Experience
4 11 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.76%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.66%) Windows
2 2 (1.10%) Android
2 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (55.25%) MVC
2 85 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (27.62%) TDD
4 41 (22.65%) Scrum
5 32 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (17.13%) BDD
7 29 (16.02%) Kanban
8 22 (12.15%) Microservices
8 22 (12.15%) SOLID
9 13 (7.18%) Web Development
10 12 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.08%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.08%) Use Case
12 10 (5.52%) Computer Science
12 10 (5.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 10 (5.52%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.52%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.97%) CRM
13 9 (4.97%) Technical Leadership
14 7 (3.87%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 150 (82.87%) C#
2 90 (49.72%) JavaScript
3 84 (46.41%) SQL
4 21 (11.60%) VB.NET
5 12 (6.63%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.76%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.66%) Python
8 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) Degree
4 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.66%) WCAG
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (11.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.50%) Oracle
3 11 (6.08%) Teradata
4 1 (0.55%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.55%) Informatica
4 1 (0.55%) Mercator
4 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.55%) Xamarin