Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 58 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 181 151 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.59% 3.26% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 3.44% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 105 171
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £310 £259 £263
90th Percentile £488 £485 £413
England median daily rate £425 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £25.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.77% +14.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £48.45 £22.38 £22.00
90th Percentile £57.35 £30.23 £24.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 4,759 4,387 5,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.71% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,890 2,758 3,501
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.47%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 192 226
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.21 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

.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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Coventry -8 60 £450 +9.09% 9
Staffordshire +11 54 £375 +13.21% 20
Birmingham +18 39 £363 -3.33% 46
Solihull +6 10 £400 +23.08% 7
Warwickshire -16 5 £275 -8.33% 9
Walsall -1 1 £310 - 4
Wolverhampton -4 1 - - 1
Herefordshire -18 1 £451 +38.62%
.NET Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
2 149 (82.32%) C#
3 105 (58.01%) ASP.NET
4 98 (54.14%) MVC
5 95 (52.49%) SQL Server
6 88 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (46.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 83 (45.86%) JavaScript
9 74 (40.88%) .NET Framework
10 73 (40.33%) SQL
11 64 (35.36%) HTML
12 63 (34.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 60 (33.15%) CSS
14 59 (32.60%) Web Services
15 53 (29.28%) TDD
16 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 45 (24.86%) Scrum
18 41 (22.65%) Git (software)
19 39 (21.55%) BDD
20 38 (20.99%) jQuery
21 37 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (19.89%) Kanban
23 33 (18.23%) AngularJS
24 32 (17.68%) Entity Framework
25 31 (17.13%) Enterprise Software
26 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
27 26 (14.36%) Visual Studio
27 26 (14.36%) Dapper ORM
28 25 (13.81%) .NET Core
29 22 (12.15%) NoSQL

.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 6 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (46.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.97%) Serverless
3 8 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.87%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.76%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.10%) GitHub
6 2 (1.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (52.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.15%) NoSQL
3 17 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.73%) Redis
5 13 (7.18%) Relational Database
6 11 (6.08%) DB2
7 7 (3.87%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.66%) MySQL
9 3 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (22.65%) Git (software)
2 26 (14.36%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.63%) JIRA
4 9 (4.97%) AccuRev
5 8 (4.42%) NUnit
5 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (2.76%) Moq
6 5 (2.76%) Selenium
6 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.21%) MSTest
8 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.66%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.55%) GitLab
9 1 (0.55%) Grunt
9 1 (0.55%) gulp
9 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.55%) Subversion
9 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 7 (3.87%) Retail
2 5 (2.76%) Back Office
3 3 (1.66%) Finance
3 3 (1.66%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (100.00%) .NET
2 105 (58.01%) ASP.NET
3 74 (40.88%) .NET Framework
4 64 (35.36%) HTML
5 63 (34.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (33.15%) CSS
7 59 (32.60%) Web Services
8 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 38 (20.99%) jQuery
10 33 (18.23%) AngularJS
11 32 (17.68%) Entity Framework
12 26 (14.36%) Dapper ORM
13 25 (13.81%) .NET Core
14 17 (9.39%) WCF
15 16 (8.84%) RESTful
15 16 (8.84%) WinForms
16 15 (8.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (7.73%) WPF
18 11 (6.08%) RabbitMQ
18 11 (6.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (9.39%) User Experience
3 14 (7.73%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.21%) Windows
2 2 (1.10%) Android
2 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (54.14%) MVC
2 88 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (29.28%) TDD
4 45 (24.86%) Scrum
5 39 (21.55%) BDD
6 37 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (19.89%) Kanban
8 21 (11.60%) SOLID
9 17 (9.39%) Microservices
9 17 (9.39%) Web Development
10 13 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.18%) Front End Development
11 12 (6.63%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.08%) Unit Testing
13 8 (4.42%) CRM
13 8 (4.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 6 (3.31%) Logistics
15 5 (2.76%) OO
15 5 (2.76%) Software Engineering
15 5 (2.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 149 (82.32%) C#
2 83 (45.86%) JavaScript
3 73 (40.33%) SQL
4 19 (10.50%) VB.NET
5 12 (6.63%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.42%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.66%) Python
9 2 (1.10%) XAML
10 1 (0.55%) Go
10 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (6.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.97%) Degree
2 9 (4.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (11.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.08%) Teradata
3 9 (4.97%) Oracle
4 8 (4.42%) Google
5 4 (2.21%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.55%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.55%) Informatica
7 1 (0.55%) Mercator
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.55%) Telerik