Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 September 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 465 352 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.23% 7.90% 8.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.51% 32.18% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 231 352
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +2.86% -1.20%
10th Percentile £310 £269 £238
90th Percentile £513 £494 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.09% +17.02% +2.73%
10th Percentile £33.00 £20.30 £22.00
90th Percentile £57.20 £39.65 £38.87
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

.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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,524 1,094 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.26% 24.57% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 712 1,003
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £250
90th Percentile £574 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.83 £39.58 £39.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the West Midlands

.NET
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in the West Midlands

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in the West Midlands

.NET
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in the West Midlands

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for .NET in the West Midlands

.NET
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 0 123 £450 +5.88% 24
Birmingham +6 121 £400 +6.67% 116
Staffordshire +2 71 £363 +8.21% 70
Warwickshire -4 28 £400 +33.33% 23
Solihull +2 20 £350 +5.26% 16
Shropshire -27 18 £450 +38.46% 15
Wolverhampton +2 10 £475 +35.71% 1
Herefordshire -7 9 £413 +29.49% 1
Worcestershire -9 3 - - 29
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for .NET.

1 321 (69.03%) C#
2 206 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (44.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 194 (41.72%) SQL Server
5 193 (41.51%) ASP.NET
6 166 (35.70%) JavaScript
6 166 (35.70%) SQL
7 161 (34.62%) MVC
8 148 (31.83%) Microsoft
9 147 (31.61%) HTML
10 139 (29.89%) CSS
11 109 (23.44%) .NET Framework
12 94 (20.22%) TDD
13 92 (19.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 90 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
15 86 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
16 84 (18.06%) Scrum
17 81 (17.42%) jQuery
18 80 (17.20%) Git (software)
19 78 (16.77%) Web Services
20 69 (14.84%) Windows
21 67 (14.41%) AngularJS
22 61 (13.12%) BDD
23 60 (12.90%) Visual Studio
24 56 (12.04%) DevOps
25 55 (11.83%) Kanban
26 49 (10.54%) Finance
27 46 (9.89%) Entity Framework
28 44 (9.46%) PowerShell
28 44 (9.46%) .NET Core

.NET
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 17 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.01%) CMS
4 13 (2.80%) IIS
5 11 (2.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.72%) Confluence
8 6 (1.29%) JBoss
8 6 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.29%) WildFly
9 4 (0.86%) Drupal
9 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.65%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.43%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.43%) Documentum
11 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Captiva
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.22%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 205 (44.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (7.53%) Dynamics 365
3 29 (6.24%) PaaS
4 22 (4.73%) IaaS
5 17 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.23%) SaaS
7 14 (3.01%) Serverless
8 12 (2.58%) Office 365
9 10 (2.15%) Azure Functions
10 7 (1.51%) GitHub
11 4 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.86%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.43%) Heroku
12 2 (0.43%) npm
13 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.22%) Force.com
13 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.51%) Internet
2 6 (1.29%) SMS
3 2 (0.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (41.72%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (4.52%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.23%) Redis
7 14 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.37%) DB2
9 10 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.29%) MySQL
12 5 (1.08%) Big Data
12 5 (1.08%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.86%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.86%) HDInsight
13 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 80 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 60 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 33 (7.10%) JIRA
3 33 (7.10%) Selenium
4 30 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (6.24%) Jenkins
6 25 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (4.30%) NUnit
8 19 (4.09%) Grunt
8 19 (4.09%) gulp
9 13 (2.80%) Moq
10 12 (2.58%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.15%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.94%) HP UFT
12 9 (1.94%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.51%) AccuRev
14 6 (1.29%) GitLab
14 6 (1.29%) Maven
14 6 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.08%) SonarQube
General
1 49 (10.54%) Finance
2 27 (5.81%) Marketing
3 13 (2.80%) Back Office
4 12 (2.58%) Retail
5 8 (1.72%) Local Government
6 6 (1.29%) Automotive
6 6 (1.29%) Law
7 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.65%) Electronics
8 3 (0.65%) Games
8 3 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 320 (68.82%) Developer
2 179 (38.49%) .NET Developer
3 79 (16.99%) C# Developer
4 67 (14.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (8.17%) Software Developer
6 32 (6.88%) Architect
6 32 (6.88%) Azure Developer
7 30 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (6.24%) Full Stack Developer
9 23 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (4.52%) Senior Developer
11 20 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
12 19 (4.09%) Angular Developer
13 18 (3.87%) .NET Software Developer
13 18 (3.87%) Microsoft Developer
14 17 (3.66%) Agile Developer
15 16 (3.44%) UI Developer
16 15 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
16 15 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (41.51%) ASP.NET
2 147 (31.61%) HTML
3 139 (29.89%) CSS
4 109 (23.44%) .NET Framework
5 92 (19.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 90 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 81 (17.42%) jQuery
8 78 (16.77%) Web Services
9 67 (14.41%) AngularJS
10 46 (9.89%) Entity Framework
11 44 (9.46%) .NET Core
12 33 (7.10%) HTML5
12 33 (7.10%) React
13 32 (6.88%) Dapper ORM
13 32 (6.88%) WCF
14 31 (6.67%) Node.js
15 27 (5.81%) XML
16 26 (5.59%) JSON
16 26 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (4.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
2 34 (7.31%) User Experience
3 21 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (4.52%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.01%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.65%) Robotics
7 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.43%) RIA
7 2 (0.43%) Xbox
8 1 (0.22%) Clustering
8 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.22%) Replication
8 1 (0.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (14.84%) Windows
2 34 (7.31%) Windows Server
3 22 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (3.44%) Linux
5 10 (2.15%) Android
5 10 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.08%) Unix
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (34.62%) MVC
3 94 (20.22%) TDD
4 86 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (18.06%) Scrum
6 61 (13.12%) BDD
7 56 (12.04%) DevOps
8 55 (11.83%) Kanban
9 38 (8.17%) Front End Development
10 34 (7.31%) Migration
11 33 (7.10%) Microservices
12 32 (6.88%) SOLID
12 32 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 31 (6.67%) OOP
14 30 (6.45%) OO
14 30 (6.45%) Workflow
15 29 (6.24%) CRM
15 29 (6.24%) Web Development
16 27 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (4.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 321 (69.03%) C#
2 166 (35.70%) JavaScript
2 166 (35.70%) SQL
3 44 (9.46%) PowerShell
4 37 (7.96%) T-SQL
5 28 (6.02%) VB.NET
6 23 (4.95%) Java
7 18 (3.87%) TypeScript
8 8 (1.72%) Ruby
8 8 (1.72%) XAML
9 7 (1.51%) PHP
10 4 (0.86%) C++
10 4 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (0.65%) C
11 3 (0.65%) Python
11 3 (0.65%) Scala
12 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.43%) VBA
13 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 32 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.80%) Degree
4 5 (1.08%) ISEB
5 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.15%) QA
2 8 (1.72%) WCAG
3 5 (1.08%) WAI
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (8.82%) Docker
2 24 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.29%) XenApp
3 6 (1.29%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.66%) WSUS
2 8 (1.72%) Ansible
2 8 (1.72%) Puppet
3 6 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.29%) Terraform
4 5 (1.08%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.65%) Grafana
5 3 (0.65%) Graphite
5 3 (0.65%) Kibana
5 3 (0.65%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 148 (31.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.16%) Oracle
3 23 (4.95%) Google
4 19 (4.09%) Xamarin
5 11 (2.37%) Adobe
5 11 (2.37%) Teradata
6 7 (1.51%) VMware
7 6 (1.29%) Citrix
8 5 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.08%) SAP
9 4 (0.86%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.86%) UiPath
10 3 (0.65%) PlateSpin
10 3 (0.65%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.65%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.65%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.43%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.43%) Hitachi
11 2 (0.43%) Pega
11 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow