Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 12 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 486 395 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.67% 8.32% 9.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.15% 30.43% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 261 317
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.29% -5.41%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £233
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £454 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.82% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £56.00 £25.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.48% -0.96% +26.83%
10th Percentile £43.00 £22.88 £16.40
90th Percentile £69.50 £49.13 £33.90
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -1.56%

.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 1,466 1,298 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.17% 27.33% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 842 866
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.20% +8.66%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.34% +21.34% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32.73 £14.01 £15.70
90th Percentile £61.94 £43.75 £34.45
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

.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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +2 157 £475 +6.15% 26
Birmingham +15 113 £400 - 112
Staffordshire +3 68 £363 +11.54% 59
Shropshire -16 41 £415 -0.89% 11
Warwickshire -3 26 £400 +14.29% 24
Solihull +2 15 £410 +64.00% 30
Walsall 0 11 £293 -0.85% 9
Worcestershire -10 6 £413 +26.92% 39
Wolverhampton 0 3 £340 - 13
Herefordshire -17 2 £475 +46.15% 4
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 318 (65.43%) C#
2 221 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (45.27%) SQL Server
4 215 (44.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 203 (41.77%) JavaScript
5 203 (41.77%) SQL
6 165 (33.95%) ASP.NET
6 165 (33.95%) MVC
7 148 (30.45%) HTML
8 129 (26.54%) CSS
9 126 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 116 (23.87%) .NET Framework
11 114 (23.46%) Web Services
12 111 (22.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 98 (20.16%) TDD
14 97 (19.96%) Git (software)
15 91 (18.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 88 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
17 85 (17.49%) Scrum
18 84 (17.28%) Microservices
19 77 (15.84%) Visual Studio
20 67 (13.79%) CRM
21 64 (13.17%) REST
22 63 (12.96%) Kanban
22 63 (12.96%) Dynamics CRM
23 61 (12.55%) Java
24 58 (11.93%) BDD
25 57 (11.73%) SOLID
26 54 (11.11%) jQuery
26 54 (11.11%) JIRA

.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 21 (4.32%) NServiceBus
2 18 (3.70%) Confluence
3 16 (3.29%) CMS
3 16 (3.29%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.88%) Documentum
5 10 (2.06%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.23%) IIS
7 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.82%) Drupal
9 3 (0.62%) JBoss
9 3 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.62%) WildFly
10 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.21%) InDesign
3 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 63 (12.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.41%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 215 (44.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (10.29%) Dynamics 365
3 26 (5.35%) SaaS
4 25 (5.14%) PaaS
5 22 (4.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (3.09%) Office 365
8 12 (2.47%) Serverless
9 8 (1.65%) Azure Functions
10 6 (1.23%) IaaS
11 5 (1.03%) GitHub
12 4 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
13 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.23%) Internet
2 3 (0.62%) Firewall
2 3 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.41%) RTP
3 2 (0.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.21%) 3G
4 1 (0.21%) 4G
4 1 (0.21%) Network Security
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (45.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 24 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.67%) Big Data
7 13 (2.67%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.23%) MS Access
11 6 (1.23%) Power BI
11 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.03%) Redis
12 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.82%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 97 (19.96%) Git (software)
2 77 (15.84%) Visual Studio
3 54 (11.11%) JIRA
4 53 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (8.64%) Jenkins
6 38 (7.82%) Selenium
7 23 (4.73%) Maven
8 22 (4.53%) Cucumber
9 19 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (3.50%) NUnit
11 16 (3.29%) WebDriver
12 13 (2.67%) AccuRev
12 13 (2.67%) Moq
13 11 (2.26%) Subversion
14 10 (2.06%) Ant
15 8 (1.65%) Apache Ivy
15 8 (1.65%) Gradle
16 7 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
17 6 (1.23%) MSTest
18 5 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (7.00%) Finance
2 10 (2.06%) Publishing
3 7 (1.44%) Marketing
4 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.82%) Automotive
5 4 (0.82%) Retail
6 3 (0.62%) Games
6 3 (0.62%) Law
6 3 (0.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Back Office
7 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 339 (69.75%) Developer
2 195 (40.12%) .NET Developer
3 97 (19.96%) C# Developer
4 71 (14.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (10.49%) Architect
6 30 (6.17%) Software Developer
7 28 (5.76%) Azure Developer
8 26 (5.35%) CRM Developer
9 25 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 25 (5.14%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.94%) Lead Developer
11 23 (4.73%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (4.32%) Agile Developer
12 21 (4.32%) Microsoft Developer
12 21 (4.32%) SQL Developer
12 21 (4.32%) Web Developer
13 20 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
14 19 (3.91%) Angular Developer
14 19 (3.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (33.95%) ASP.NET
2 148 (30.45%) HTML
3 129 (26.54%) CSS
4 116 (23.87%) .NET Framework
5 114 (23.46%) Web Services
6 111 (22.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 91 (18.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (13.17%) REST
9 54 (11.11%) jQuery
9 54 (11.11%) SOAP
10 51 (10.49%) AngularJS
11 50 (10.29%) .NET Core
12 47 (9.67%) XML
13 42 (8.64%) Dapper ORM
14 34 (7.00%) WCF
15 31 (6.38%) JSON
16 30 (6.17%) WinForms
17 25 (5.14%) WPF
18 22 (4.53%) HTML5
18 22 (4.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.67%) User Experience
5 7 (1.44%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (0.82%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.62%) SCADA
9 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) RIA
9 2 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.41%) Social Media
9 2 (0.41%) Xbox
10 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.79%) Windows
2 17 (3.50%) Linux
3 12 (2.47%) Unix
4 8 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.23%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.82%) Android
7 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) AIX
8 2 (0.41%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (33.95%) MVC
3 98 (20.16%) TDD
4 88 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (17.49%) Scrum
6 84 (17.28%) Microservices
7 67 (13.79%) CRM
8 63 (12.96%) Kanban
9 58 (11.93%) BDD
10 57 (11.73%) SOLID
11 47 (9.67%) Migration
12 38 (7.82%) DevOps
13 37 (7.61%) Workflow
14 36 (7.41%) Web Development
15 32 (6.58%) Test Automation
16 31 (6.38%) Technical Leadership
17 29 (5.97%) Mentoring
17 29 (5.97%) SOA
18 28 (5.76%) SDLC
19 26 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 318 (65.43%) C#
2 203 (41.77%) JavaScript
2 203 (41.77%) SQL
3 61 (12.55%) Java
4 46 (9.47%) T-SQL
5 38 (7.82%) VB.NET
6 19 (3.91%) Python
7 18 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.09%) TypeScript
9 14 (2.88%) Java 8
10 12 (2.47%) Ruby
11 10 (2.06%) VB
12 8 (1.65%) Go
12 8 (1.65%) VB6
13 7 (1.44%) PHP
13 7 (1.44%) VBScript
14 6 (1.23%) VBA
15 5 (1.03%) Scala
16 3 (0.62%) C++
17 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (5.97%) Degree
2 28 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.62%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.62%) ISEB
5 3 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) GCFA
7 1 (0.21%) GCFE
7 1 (0.21%) GREM
7 1 (0.21%) MCSD
7 1 (0.21%) OSCE
7 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.47%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) WCAG
3 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (5.35%) Docker
2 11 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.62%) XenApp
4 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.88%) Puppet
2 4 (0.82%) Ansible
2 4 (0.82%) Terraform
3 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.41%) EnCase
4 2 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.41%) Nessus
4 2 (0.41%) Nmap
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 126 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.85%) Oracle
3 17 (3.50%) Atlassian
4 14 (2.88%) Pega
5 12 (2.47%) Google
6 7 (1.44%) VMware
7 6 (1.23%) SAP
7 6 (1.23%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.03%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.82%) Hitachi
9 4 (0.82%) Teradata
10 3 (0.62%) Adobe
10 3 (0.62%) Citrix
10 3 (0.62%) PlateSpin
11 2 (0.41%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.41%) Infoblox
11 2 (0.41%) New Relic
11 2 (0.41%) Nuix
11 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.41%) Telerik