Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -10
Contract jobs citing .NET 464 317 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.01% 7.23% 7.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.82% 29.14% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 210 324
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £245
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
England median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.25 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.03% +38.10% -11.58%
10th Percentile £24.50 £23.40 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.05 £40.10 £38.70
England median hourly rate £42.27 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.55% +13.33% +2.74%

.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 1,556 1,088 1,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.21% 24.80% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 736 947
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.24% -14.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.10 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

.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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +10 130 £450 +12.50% 17
Birmingham +3 129 £400 +6.67% 69
Staffordshire +1 67 £325 -2.99% 50
Solihull +9 26 £350 +7.69% 11
Warwickshire -8 16 £413 +37.50% 18
Herefordshire -1 12 £375 +25.00% 4
Wolverhampton -6 12 £475 +35.71% 1
Shropshire -24 11 £450 +12.50% 8
Worcestershire -4 6 £438 +45.83% 29
Walsall 0 3 - - 5
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 340 (73.28%) C#
2 225 (48.49%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (45.91%) SQL Server
4 174 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 170 (36.64%) JavaScript
6 164 (35.34%) HTML
6 164 (35.34%) ASP.NET
7 163 (35.13%) CSS
8 162 (34.91%) SQL
9 151 (32.54%) Microsoft
10 147 (31.68%) MVC
11 97 (20.91%) .NET Framework
11 97 (20.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 89 (19.18%) Scrum
13 88 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
14 85 (18.32%) TDD
15 83 (17.89%) Git (software)
16 81 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 76 (16.38%) BDD
18 75 (16.16%) Web Services
19 69 (14.87%) AngularJS
19 69 (14.87%) jQuery
20 65 (14.01%) Windows
21 64 (13.79%) Visual Studio
22 62 (13.36%) Kanban
22 62 (13.36%) DevOps
23 50 (10.78%) PowerShell
24 47 (10.13%) T-SQL
25 46 (9.91%) WCF
26 45 (9.70%) Finance

.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 14 (3.02%) IIS
3 13 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 12 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.94%) CMS
5 9 (1.94%) Confluence
5 9 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.86%) Documentum
6 4 (0.86%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.86%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.65%) Sitefinity
7 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 2 (0.43%) Captiva
8 2 (0.43%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.43%) Drupal
8 2 (0.43%) Jetty
8 2 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
1 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.43%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 174 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (7.33%) PaaS
3 27 (5.82%) IaaS
4 22 (4.74%) SaaS
5 17 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (2.16%) Serverless
8 8 (1.72%) Office 365
9 5 (1.08%) GitHub
10 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.43%) npm
11 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) Force.com
11 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.22%) Heroku
11 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.53%) Internet
2 8 (1.72%) SMS
3 6 (1.29%) HTTP
4 4 (0.86%) Intranet
4 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.65%) SSL
6 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.43%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.43%) Network Security
7 1 (0.22%) 3G
7 1 (0.22%) DHCP
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) FTP
7 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.22%) IPsec
7 1 (0.22%) LTE
7 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (45.91%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.80%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.51%) MySQL
9 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.29%) Redis
11 4 (0.86%) MS Access
11 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.65%) Big Data
12 3 (0.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 3 (0.65%) DB2
12 3 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 83 (17.89%) Git (software)
2 64 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 39 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (5.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (4.31%) JIRA
6 18 (3.88%) Selenium
7 15 (3.23%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.02%) Grunt
8 14 (3.02%) gulp
8 14 (3.02%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.51%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.29%) Maven
11 6 (1.29%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.29%) MSI
11 6 (1.29%) Subversion
11 6 (1.29%) WiX
12 5 (1.08%) Axure RP
12 5 (1.08%) HP UFT
General
1 45 (9.70%) Finance
2 25 (5.39%) Back Office
3 24 (5.17%) Marketing
4 10 (2.16%) Retail
5 8 (1.72%) Automotive
5 8 (1.72%) Local Government
6 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.86%) Banking
7 4 (0.86%) Electronics
8 3 (0.65%) Games
8 3 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 317 (68.32%) Developer
2 176 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 87 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 72 (15.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (9.48%) Software Developer
6 38 (8.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (7.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 30 (6.47%) Azure Developer
9 24 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 22 (4.74%) .NET Software Developer
12 21 (4.53%) Architect
13 19 (4.09%) Analyst
13 19 (4.09%) C# Software Developer
14 18 (3.88%) Microsoft Developer
15 17 (3.66%) UI Developer
15 17 (3.66%) VB.NET Developer
16 16 (3.45%) Agile Developer
16 16 (3.45%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (35.34%) ASP.NET
1 164 (35.34%) HTML
2 163 (35.13%) CSS
3 97 (20.91%) .NET Framework
3 97 (20.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 81 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 75 (16.16%) Web Services
6 69 (14.87%) AngularJS
6 69 (14.87%) jQuery
7 46 (9.91%) WCF
8 41 (8.84%) Dapper ORM
9 40 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 39 (8.41%) XML
11 38 (8.19%) .NET Core
11 38 (8.19%) Entity Framework
12 32 (6.90%) React
13 31 (6.68%) JSON
14 30 (6.47%) SOAP
15 29 (6.25%) HTML5
16 27 (5.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.84%) User Experience
2 40 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.74%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.86%) Robotics
9 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.43%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Infotainment
11 1 (0.22%) PKI
11 1 (0.22%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.22%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.01%) Windows
2 30 (6.47%) Windows Server
3 19 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (3.88%) Linux
5 11 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.16%) Android
7 4 (0.86%) Unix
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (48.49%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (31.68%) MVC
3 89 (19.18%) Scrum
4 88 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (18.32%) TDD
6 76 (16.38%) BDD
7 62 (13.36%) DevOps
7 62 (13.36%) Kanban
8 39 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 36 (7.76%) Web Development
10 35 (7.54%) OO
11 34 (7.33%) Front End Development
11 34 (7.33%) SOLID
12 30 (6.47%) SDLC
13 28 (6.03%) OOP
14 27 (5.82%) Migration
15 21 (4.53%) CRM
15 21 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (4.31%) Data Migration
16 20 (4.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 340 (73.28%) C#
2 170 (36.64%) JavaScript
3 162 (34.91%) SQL
4 50 (10.78%) PowerShell
5 47 (10.13%) T-SQL
6 41 (8.84%) VB.NET
7 28 (6.03%) Java
8 26 (5.60%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.72%) XAML
10 7 (1.51%) C++
10 7 (1.51%) Ruby
11 6 (1.29%) C
12 5 (1.08%) PHP
12 5 (1.08%) Python
13 4 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.86%) VB
14 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.65%) VBA
15 2 (0.43%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.72%) Degree
3 8 (1.72%) ISEB
4 6 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.29%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.86%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) CISSP
6 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.37%) QA
2 7 (1.51%) WCAG
3 5 (1.08%) GDPR
3 5 (1.08%) WAI
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.53%) Active Directory
1 21 (4.53%) Docker
2 7 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Xen
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (3.88%) WSUS
2 17 (3.66%) Puppet
3 14 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.37%) Ansible
5 7 (1.51%) SCCM
6 6 (1.29%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.86%) Terraform
8 3 (0.65%) Salt
9 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 151 (32.54%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.09%) Xamarin
3 18 (3.88%) Google
4 16 (3.45%) Oracle
5 13 (2.80%) Adobe
6 7 (1.51%) VMware
7 6 (1.29%) SAP
8 5 (1.08%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.08%) UiPath
9 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.86%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.86%) Pega
10 3 (0.65%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.65%) Teradata
11 2 (0.43%) Capita
11 2 (0.43%) EMC
11 2 (0.43%) IBM
11 2 (0.43%) OpenText
11 2 (0.43%) Telerik
11 2 (0.43%) WSO2