Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing .NET 466 379 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.08% 7.83% 8.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.64% 32.17% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 250 342
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £257
90th Percentile £550 £529 £486
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £56.00 £29.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.45% +30.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £35.70 £23.88 £19.90
90th Percentile £69.50 £42.43 £28.89
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 1,572 1,178 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.64% 24.34% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 781 981
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £270
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.83%
10th Percentile £14.55 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

.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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 128 £450 - 27
Birmingham +3 98 £430 +14.67% 123
Staffordshire +2 84 £375 +7.14% 63
Shropshire -17 36 £428 +14.13% 22
Warwickshire +2 32 £450 +50.00% 31
Solihull +8 15 £390 +17.29% 16
Wolverhampton +4 10 £475 +35.71% 7
Walsall +3 6 £311 +0.40% 8
Herefordshire -19 2 £451 +38.62% 7
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 309 (66.31%) C#
2 223 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (43.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 200 (42.92%) SQL Server
5 195 (41.85%) JavaScript
6 189 (40.56%) ASP.NET
7 184 (39.48%) SQL
8 175 (37.55%) MVC
9 156 (33.48%) Microsoft
10 144 (30.90%) HTML
11 135 (28.97%) CSS
12 114 (24.46%) .NET Framework
13 107 (22.96%) Web Services
14 99 (21.24%) ASP.NET Web API
15 97 (20.82%) TDD
16 93 (19.96%) ASP.NET MVC
17 87 (18.67%) Scrum
18 82 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (17.17%) Git (software)
20 73 (15.67%) jQuery
21 70 (15.02%) Visual Studio
22 63 (13.52%) BDD
23 59 (12.66%) Microservices
24 58 (12.45%) CRM
25 56 (12.02%) Kanban
26 55 (11.80%) DevOps
27 52 (11.16%) Dynamics CRM
28 51 (10.94%) Dynamics 365
29 49 (10.52%) AngularJS
30 48 (10.30%) Jenkins

.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 16 (3.43%) CMS
1 16 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.00%) Confluence
3 9 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.93%) Documentum
4 8 (1.72%) IIS
5 6 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.29%) JBoss
5 6 (1.29%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.29%) WildFly
6 5 (1.07%) Drupal
6 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.43%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.21%) Captiva
10 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 52 (11.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 203 (43.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (10.94%) Dynamics 365
3 22 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.86%) PaaS
5 13 (2.79%) IaaS
5 13 (2.79%) Office 365
5 13 (2.79%) SaaS
6 10 (2.15%) Serverless
7 9 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.93%) GitHub
8 8 (1.72%) Azure Functions
9 6 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.43%) Heroku
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.86%) Internet
2 3 (0.64%) SMS
3 2 (0.43%) Intranet
3 2 (0.43%) RTP
4 1 (0.21%) 3G
4 1 (0.21%) 4G
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (42.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.94%) NoSQL
3 34 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.00%) Redis
7 13 (2.79%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.58%) Big Data
8 12 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.36%) DB2
9 11 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.29%) MySQL
12 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.86%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.86%) HDInsight
13 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 80 (17.17%) Git (software)
2 70 (15.02%) Visual Studio
3 48 (10.30%) Jenkins
4 47 (10.09%) JIRA
5 46 (9.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (9.23%) Selenium
7 24 (5.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (4.94%) Cucumber
9 22 (4.72%) Maven
10 20 (4.29%) Grunt
10 20 (4.29%) gulp
11 18 (3.86%) NUnit
12 14 (3.00%) AccuRev
13 13 (2.79%) Moq
14 12 (2.58%) Ant
15 10 (2.15%) Gradle
15 10 (2.15%) WebDriver
16 9 (1.93%) HP UFT
16 9 (1.93%) Subversion
17 8 (1.72%) Bitbucket
General
1 41 (8.80%) Finance
2 25 (5.36%) Marketing
3 12 (2.58%) Back Office
4 9 (1.93%) Retail
5 8 (1.72%) Local Government
6 6 (1.29%) Law
7 5 (1.07%) Automotive
7 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 318 (68.24%) Developer
2 182 (39.06%) .NET Developer
3 84 (18.03%) C# Developer
4 66 (14.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (11.16%) Architect
6 37 (7.94%) Software Developer
7 31 (6.65%) Azure Developer
8 22 (4.72%) Senior Developer
9 21 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (4.08%) Agile Developer
10 19 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
11 18 (3.86%) Angular Developer
11 18 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.65%) .NET Software Developer
12 17 (3.65%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (3.65%) Microsoft Developer
12 17 (3.65%) Web Developer
13 15 (3.22%) Consultant
13 15 (3.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (40.56%) ASP.NET
2 144 (30.90%) HTML
3 135 (28.97%) CSS
4 114 (24.46%) .NET Framework
5 107 (22.96%) Web Services
6 99 (21.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 93 (19.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 73 (15.67%) jQuery
9 49 (10.52%) AngularJS
10 43 (9.23%) WCF
11 39 (8.37%) SOAP
12 37 (7.94%) .NET Core
12 37 (7.94%) REST
13 33 (7.08%) Dapper ORM
13 33 (7.08%) HTML5
14 32 (6.87%) Entity Framework
14 32 (6.87%) WinForms
15 31 (6.65%) RESTful
15 31 (6.65%) XML
16 28 (6.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.80%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (5.58%) User Experience
3 23 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.86%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) RIA
10 2 (0.43%) SCADA
10 2 (0.43%) Xbox
11 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.21%) Social Media
11 1 (0.21%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.09%) Windows
2 21 (4.51%) Windows Server
3 17 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (2.36%) Linux
5 9 (1.93%) Android
5 9 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.29%) Unix
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) AIX
9 2 (0.43%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (37.55%) MVC
3 97 (20.82%) TDD
4 87 (18.67%) Scrum
5 82 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (13.52%) BDD
7 59 (12.66%) Microservices
8 58 (12.45%) CRM
9 56 (12.02%) Kanban
10 55 (11.80%) DevOps
11 44 (9.44%) Workflow
12 41 (8.80%) SOLID
13 35 (7.51%) Test Automation
13 35 (7.51%) Web Development
14 33 (7.08%) Migration
15 30 (6.44%) OO
16 27 (5.79%) Waterfall
17 26 (5.58%) Front End Development
17 26 (5.58%) Mentoring
17 26 (5.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 309 (66.31%) C#
2 195 (41.85%) JavaScript
3 184 (39.48%) SQL
4 46 (9.87%) Java
5 38 (8.15%) VB.NET
6 31 (6.65%) PowerShell
7 28 (6.01%) T-SQL
8 17 (3.65%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.36%) Ruby
10 8 (1.72%) PHP
11 7 (1.50%) Java 8
12 6 (1.29%) Python
13 4 (0.86%) C++
13 4 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (0.86%) XAML
14 3 (0.64%) C
14 3 (0.64%) Scala
14 3 (0.64%) VB
15 2 (0.43%) Lua
15 2 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.22%) Degree
3 23 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.29%) ISEB
5 6 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.64%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.21%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.15%) QA
1 10 (2.15%) WCAG
2 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (8.37%) Docker
2 22 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.29%) XenApp
3 6 (1.29%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.58%) WSUS
2 10 (2.15%) Puppet
3 6 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.29%) Terraform
4 4 (0.86%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) Grafana
5 3 (0.64%) Graphite
5 3 (0.64%) Kibana
6 2 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.43%) Nessus
6 2 (0.43%) Nmap
7 1 (0.21%) Packer
7 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 156 (33.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.65%) Oracle
3 17 (3.65%) Google
4 14 (3.00%) Atlassian
5 11 (2.36%) Teradata
6 9 (1.93%) Pega
7 8 (1.72%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.50%) Adobe
9 6 (1.29%) Citrix
10 5 (1.07%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.07%) VMware
11 4 (0.86%) Hitachi
11 4 (0.86%) SAP
12 3 (0.64%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.64%) PlateSpin
12 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.43%) Infoblox
13 2 (0.43%) New Relic
13 2 (0.43%) Telerik