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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12  
Contract jobs citing .NET 161 210 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.41% 7.29% 11.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.55% 29.75% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 144 209
Median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +15.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £14.70 £29.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £43.50 £35.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.84% -7.14%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 527 706 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.25% 24.52% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 422 423
Median daily rate £375 £397 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +15.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.88% -34.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 52 £375 +7.14% 44
Staffordshire +3 21 £335 +11.66% 23
Herefordshire +3 15 £285 -41.53% 1
Coventry -15 15 £352 -17.29% 24
Warwickshire +16 11 £363 -27.50% 19
Shropshire +27 9 £450 +60.00% 7
Wolverhampton +5 6 £305 +19.60% 3
Worcestershire +11 3 £288 -11.53% 20
Solihull +1 2 £325 -3.70% 10
Walsall -2 1 £300 -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for .NET.

1 234 (60.15%) C#
2 194 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (42.93%) HTML
4 162 (41.65%) ASP.NET
5 155 (39.85%) MVC
6 154 (39.59%) CSS
6 154 (39.59%) JavaScript
7 153 (39.33%) Microsoft
8 139 (35.73%) SQL Server
9 128 (32.90%) SQL
10 83 (21.34%) .NET Framework
11 78 (20.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 78 (20.05%) TDD
12 77 (19.79%) Visual Studio
13 76 (19.54%) CRM
14 70 (17.99%) AngularJS
15 67 (17.22%) jQuery
16 66 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 65 (16.71%) Dynamics CRM
18 64 (16.45%) Web Services
18 64 (16.45%) ASP.NET Web API
19 57 (14.65%) WCF
20 56 (14.40%) Web Development
21 48 (12.34%) BDD
22 47 (12.08%) Entity Framework
23 45 (11.57%) Scrum
24 44 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
25 42 (10.80%) HTML5
26 41 (10.54%) Java
27 40 (10.28%) SOLID

.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 28 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.88%) CMS
3 12 (3.08%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.31%) NServiceBus
5 8 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.06%) Sitefinity
6 6 (1.54%) K2 blackpearl
6 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.29%) DNN
8 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.77%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.77%) IIS
9 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.77%) WordPress
10 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.26%) Drupal
11 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.26%) ThingWorx
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) CATIA
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 65 (16.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.51%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.26%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.54%) Office 365
4 6 (1.54%) SaaS
5 4 (1.03%) IaaS
6 3 (0.77%) Trello
7 2 (0.51%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.06%) HTTP
2 5 (1.29%) Broadband
3 4 (1.03%) Internet
3 4 (1.03%) LDAP
4 3 (0.77%) Skype
4 3 (0.77%) SSH
5 2 (0.51%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) 3G
6 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) RS-232
6 1 (0.26%) RS-485
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (35.73%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (9.00%) MySQL
4 22 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (5.40%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.29%) EDRMS
10 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.03%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.77%) SSDT
13 2 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 77 (19.79%) Visual Studio
2 44 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (6.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (4.11%) Git (software)
4 16 (4.11%) NUnit
5 15 (3.86%) Selenium
6 13 (3.34%) Subversion
7 11 (2.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (2.31%) Moq
9 8 (2.06%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.80%) JIRA
10 7 (1.80%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.54%) MSTest
12 5 (1.29%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.03%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.03%) NuGet
13 4 (1.03%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.77%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.77%) YouTrack
General
1 32 (8.23%) Finance
2 23 (5.91%) Marketing
3 17 (4.37%) Advertising
4 11 (2.83%) Retail
5 7 (1.80%) Automotive
6 6 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.03%) Back Office
7 4 (1.03%) Banking
7 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 299 (76.86%) Developer
2 138 (35.48%) .NET Developer
3 72 (18.51%) C# Developer
4 56 (14.40%) CRM Developer
5 52 (13.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (10.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 40 (10.28%) ASP.NET Developer
8 36 (9.25%) Microsoft Developer
9 35 (9.00%) Senior Developer
10 27 (6.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 25 (6.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (6.43%) Senior .NET Developer
12 22 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (4.11%) Software Developer
13 16 (4.11%) SQL Developer
13 16 (4.11%) Web Developer
13 16 (4.11%) WPF Developer
14 15 (3.86%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 15 (3.86%) Senior C# Developer
15 14 (3.60%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (42.93%) HTML
2 162 (41.65%) ASP.NET
3 154 (39.59%) CSS
4 83 (21.34%) .NET Framework
5 78 (20.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 70 (17.99%) AngularJS
7 67 (17.22%) jQuery
8 64 (16.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (16.45%) Web Services
9 57 (14.65%) WCF
10 47 (12.08%) Entity Framework
11 42 (10.80%) HTML5
12 34 (8.74%) WPF
13 33 (8.48%) XML
14 31 (7.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 20 (5.14%) Angular 2
17 16 (4.11%) REST
18 14 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 13 (3.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (3.86%) User Experience
3 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.80%) NHS
5 4 (1.03%) SCADA
6 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.77%) Replication
7 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.26%) AS400
8 1 (0.26%) Clustering
8 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.26%) Fintech
8 1 (0.26%) iPad
8 1 (0.26%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.26%) Social Network
8 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.68%) Windows
2 9 (2.31%) Linux
3 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.29%) Android
4 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.03%) CentOS
5 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.03%) Unix
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) HPUX
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (39.85%) MVC
3 78 (20.05%) TDD
4 76 (19.54%) CRM
5 56 (14.40%) Web Development
6 48 (12.34%) BDD
7 45 (11.57%) Scrum
8 40 (10.28%) SOLID
9 34 (8.74%) Migration
10 33 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (6.68%) Workflow
12 25 (6.43%) Mentoring
13 22 (5.66%) Data Conversion
13 22 (5.66%) Data Migration
14 21 (5.40%) Campaign Management
14 21 (5.40%) SDLC
15 20 (5.14%) Functional Testing
16 17 (4.37%) Software Engineering
17 14 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (3.60%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 234 (60.15%) C#
2 154 (39.59%) JavaScript
3 128 (32.90%) SQL
4 41 (10.54%) Java
5 34 (8.74%) T-SQL
6 30 (7.71%) VB.NET
7 22 (5.66%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.86%) VB
9 11 (2.83%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.31%) Python
11 8 (2.06%) Ruby
11 8 (2.06%) Scala
11 8 (2.06%) VB6
12 7 (1.80%) C
13 5 (1.29%) XAML
14 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.77%) Perl
14 3 (0.77%) VBA
15 2 (0.51%) PHP
15 2 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.31%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.06%) Degree
5 3 (0.77%) ISEB
5 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) MCPD
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.34%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (2.31%) Docker
2 6 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) RACF
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.77%) SCOrch
1 3 (0.77%) Webmin
2 1 (0.26%) Ansible
2 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.26%) SCOM
2 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.34%) Google
3 9 (2.31%) Oracle
4 6 (1.54%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.29%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.29%) SOASTA, Inc
5 5 (1.29%) VMware
6 4 (1.03%) Capita
6 4 (1.03%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.77%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.77%) IBM
7 3 (0.77%) Remedy
7 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.77%) SAP
7 3 (0.77%) Telerik
8 2 (0.51%) Casewise
8 2 (0.51%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.26%) Assembla
9 1 (0.26%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.26%) Intel Security
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
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Tipton, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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