Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing .NET 389 492 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.26% 9.01% 9.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.81% 34.67% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 320 322
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.44% +8.52%
10th Percentile £284 £252 £275
90th Percentile £525 £523 £537
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.75 £26.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +28.40% -29.42%
10th Percentile £22.60 £15.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £49.78 £29.50 £34.05
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% -3.44% +14.29%

.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 1,223 1,419 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.97% 25.98% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 862 726
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.89% +7.93% -2.78%
10th Percentile £256 £271 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £511
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +9.89% -23.53%
10th Percentile £14.01 £11.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £30.58 £43.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

.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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +2 113 £441 +17.67% 32
Birmingham -18 94 £375 +7.14% 54
Staffordshire -2 46 £325 - 44
Warwickshire +9 36 £350 +4.48% 43
Solihull -6 12 £250 -23.08% 19
Shropshire +4 7 £419 +19.71% 8
Herefordshire +2 6 £325 +14.04% 1
Worcestershire -3 6 £355 +12.70% 21
Kingswinford - 5 £460 -
Walsall +6 4 £303 -19.33% 3
Wolverhampton -6 4 £338 -2.17% 4
West Bromwich - 1 £225 - 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 282 (72.49%) C#
2 186 (47.81%) SQL Server
3 182 (46.79%) MVC
4 181 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (43.96%) HTML
6 163 (41.90%) JavaScript
7 162 (41.65%) CSS
8 149 (38.30%) SQL
9 146 (37.53%) ASP.NET
10 131 (33.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 105 (26.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 105 (26.99%) Microsoft
12 97 (24.94%) .NET Framework
13 86 (22.11%) TDD
14 84 (21.59%) BDD
15 78 (20.05%) Scrum
16 77 (19.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 74 (19.02%) Git (software)
17 74 (19.02%) Web Services
18 66 (16.97%) jQuery
19 60 (15.42%) AngularJS
20 59 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
21 58 (14.91%) Kanban
22 55 (14.14%) CRM
23 53 (13.62%) SOLID
24 44 (11.31%) Dynamics CRM
24 44 (11.31%) HTML5
25 42 (10.80%) Web Development
26 39 (10.03%) Dapper ORM
27 38 (9.77%) Enterprise Software

.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 27 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.37%) IIS
3 15 (3.86%) CMS
4 12 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.31%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.29%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.51%) Confluence
10 2 (0.51%) Documentum
10 2 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.26%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.26%) Mule
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) Maya
4 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.26%) Simulink
4 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 44 (11.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 131 (33.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.63%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (4.11%) SaaS
5 11 (2.83%) PaaS
6 8 (2.06%) IaaS
7 6 (1.54%) Office 365
8 3 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.77%) GitHub
8 3 (0.77%) Serverless
9 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.11%) Internet
2 6 (1.54%) SMS
3 4 (1.03%) HTTP
4 2 (0.51%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) DHCP
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) IPv6
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (47.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.31%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.77%) MySQL
8 3 (0.77%) Power BI
8 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.51%) DTS
Development Applications
1 74 (19.02%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.68%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.86%) SpecFlow
5 13 (3.34%) JIRA
6 6 (1.54%) Selenium
6 6 (1.54%) Subversion
7 5 (1.29%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.03%) AccuRev
8 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.77%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.77%) GoCD
9 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.77%) NUnit
10 2 (0.51%) Gatling
10 2 (0.51%) JMeter
10 2 (0.51%) Maven
10 2 (0.51%) NuGet
10 2 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (4.63%) Finance
2 16 (4.11%) Back Office
3 9 (2.31%) Advertising
4 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.54%) Automotive
5 6 (1.54%) Retail
6 5 (1.29%) Marketing
7 3 (0.77%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Local Government
8 2 (0.51%) Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 308 (79.18%) Developer
2 149 (38.30%) .NET Developer
3 72 (18.51%) C# Developer
4 48 (12.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (8.48%) Software Developer
6 29 (7.46%) CRM Developer
7 28 (7.20%) Azure Developer
8 26 (6.68%) SQL Developer
9 25 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (6.17%) Architect
11 22 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 21 (5.40%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (5.40%) Senior Developer
13 20 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 17 (4.37%) C# Software Developer
15 16 (4.11%) Web Developer
16 15 (3.86%) Consultant
16 15 (3.86%) Lead Developer
17 13 (3.34%) Microsoft Developer
18 12 (3.08%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (43.96%) HTML
2 162 (41.65%) CSS
3 146 (37.53%) ASP.NET
4 105 (26.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 97 (24.94%) .NET Framework
6 77 (19.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 74 (19.02%) Web Services
8 66 (16.97%) jQuery
9 60 (15.42%) AngularJS
10 44 (11.31%) HTML5
11 39 (10.03%) Dapper ORM
12 38 (9.77%) Entity Framework
13 31 (7.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 31 (7.97%) WCF
14 27 (6.94%) XML
15 25 (6.43%) WPF
16 23 (5.91%) CSS3
17 20 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 19 (4.88%) REST
19 17 (4.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.77%) Enterprise Software
2 30 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (6.68%) User Experience
4 12 (3.08%) Wiki
5 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.29%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.51%) AS400
9 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.51%) DataPower
9 2 (0.51%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.51%) SCORM
10 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.71%) Windows
2 13 (3.34%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.57%) Android
4 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.54%) Unix
6 5 (1.29%) Linux
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (46.79%) MVC
2 181 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (22.11%) TDD
4 84 (21.59%) BDD
5 78 (20.05%) Scrum
6 59 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (14.91%) Kanban
8 55 (14.14%) CRM
9 53 (13.62%) SOLID
10 42 (10.80%) Web Development
11 33 (8.48%) Test Automation
12 26 (6.68%) SDLC
13 24 (6.17%) DevOps
14 23 (5.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 21 (5.40%) Software Engineering
16 20 (5.14%) Front End Development
17 18 (4.63%) Unit Testing
18 13 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (3.34%) OO
19 12 (3.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 282 (72.49%) C#
2 163 (41.90%) JavaScript
3 149 (38.30%) SQL
4 37 (9.51%) VB.NET
5 33 (8.48%) T-SQL
6 24 (6.17%) TypeScript
7 19 (4.88%) Java
8 14 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.34%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.31%) Ruby
11 8 (2.06%) XAML
12 7 (1.80%) PHP
12 7 (1.80%) Python
13 6 (1.54%) VB
14 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.29%) Perl
15 4 (1.03%) VBA
16 3 (0.77%) C++
16 3 (0.77%) Elixir
16 3 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 26 (6.68%) Degree
2 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.54%) MCTS
4 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.51%) PMP
7 1 (0.26%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.26%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) MCPD
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.03%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) AQAP
2 1 (0.26%) GDPR
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.57%) Puppet
2 8 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.77%) Terraform
4 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) MOM
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 105 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.86%) Oracle
3 11 (2.83%) Xamarin
4 10 (2.57%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.29%) Google
5 5 (1.29%) SAP
6 3 (0.77%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.77%) Tableau
6 3 (0.77%) Telerik
7 2 (0.51%) Adobe
7 2 (0.51%) Pega
8 1 (0.26%) Apple
8 1 (0.26%) EMC
8 1 (0.26%) Facebook
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) Informatica
8 1 (0.26%) OpenText
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) Unisys
8 1 (0.26%) VMware