Period
to 21 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for .NET Core skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Core over the 6 months to 21 March 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.

.NET Core
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 175 179
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4 -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 56 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.02% 0.53% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 6 2
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +26.98% -
10th Percentile £319 £328 £303
90th Percentile £575 £513 £327
England median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

.NET Core 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 1,392 1,315 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.16% 27.73% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 868 811
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £268
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.77% +22.64% +13.64%
10th Percentile £33.25 £23.42 £15.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £48.75 £37.06
England median hourly rate £41.53 £41.41 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.29% +2.25% +4.85%

.NET Core
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing .NET Core as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Core in the West Midlands

.NET Core
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 Core in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Core in the West Midlands

.NET Core
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Core in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Core in the West Midlands

.NET Core
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 Core within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 March 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
Birmingham +37 27 £375 - 11
Coventry +4 15 £450 +45.16% 2
Shropshire - 4 £417 - 3
Staffordshire 0 2 £388 +10.71% 3
Warwickshire +7 1 £388 -18.42% 8
Solihull - 1 - - 4
.NET Core
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Core 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 Core.

1 56 (100.00%) .NET
2 42 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (73.21%) C#
4 27 (48.21%) SQL Server
5 23 (41.07%) SQL
6 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (32.14%) T-SQL
7 18 (32.14%) .NET Framework
8 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
9 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 14 (25.00%) DevOps
10 13 (23.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (23.21%) Microservices
11 12 (21.43%) REST
11 12 (21.43%) AngularJS
11 12 (21.43%) Visual Studio
11 12 (21.43%) Migration
12 11 (19.64%) Validation
12 11 (19.64%) SOAP
12 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (19.64%) Docker
12 11 (19.64%) SaaS
12 11 (19.64%) PaaS
12 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (17.86%) JSON
13 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
13 10 (17.86%) NServiceBus
13 10 (17.86%) CRM
13 10 (17.86%) XML Schema
13 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET

.NET Core
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 10 (17.86%) NServiceBus
2 5 (8.93%) Umbraco
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) CMS
5 1 (1.79%) Confluence
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (19.64%) PaaS
2 11 (19.64%) SaaS
3 9 (16.07%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (10.71%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (7.14%) GitHub
5 4 (7.14%) Office 365
6 3 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.79%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (48.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.36%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 8 (14.29%) Publishing
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (76.79%) Developer
2 30 (53.57%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Angular Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (5.36%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (32.14%) .NET Framework
3 12 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 12 (21.43%) REST
4 11 (19.64%) SOAP
5 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
5 10 (17.86%) CSS
5 10 (17.86%) HTML
5 10 (17.86%) JSON
5 10 (17.86%) XML
5 10 (17.86%) XML Schema
6 9 (16.07%) Angular 2
7 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (8.93%) Express
9 5 (8.93%) Node.js
9 5 (8.93%) RESTful
10 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
10 3 (5.36%) NHibernate
10 3 (5.36%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 3 (5.36%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Linux
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) DevOps
3 13 (23.21%) Microservices
4 12 (21.43%) Migration
5 11 (19.64%) Validation
6 10 (17.86%) CRM
6 10 (17.86%) Data Analysis
6 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
6 10 (17.86%) MVC
6 10 (17.86%) TDD
7 6 (10.71%) API Development
8 4 (7.14%) OO
8 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Web Development
9 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.36%) Scrum
9 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (73.21%) C#
2 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 18 (32.14%) T-SQL
4 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.14%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) Python
6 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Ansible
1 4 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (7.14%) Terraform
2 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
3 3 (5.36%) Google
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Telerik
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore