Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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.

.NET Core
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 184 211
Rank change year-on-year +16 +27 -
Contract jobs citing .NET Core 39 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.16% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.47% 0.64% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 0
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% - -
England median daily rate £455 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +7.06% +17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

.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 1,580 1,256 1,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.41% 25.58% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 827 954
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%
10th Percentile £28.80 £14.31 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.31 £42.35 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

.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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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
Birmingham +4 15 £375 -1.32% 11
Coventry - 9 £438 - 6
Warwickshire - 5 £375 - 4
Shropshire - 4 £399 - 3
Staffordshire - 2 £388 - 3
Solihull - 1 - - 1
.NET Core
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (66.67%) C#
3 25 (64.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (48.72%) AngularJS
5 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
6 16 (41.03%) HTML
7 15 (38.46%) SQL
7 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 15 (38.46%) CSS
8 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (35.90%) .NET Framework
9 13 (33.33%) MVC
9 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 12 (30.77%) Microservices
11 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
12 8 (20.51%) TypeScript
13 7 (17.95%) DevOps
13 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (17.95%) HTML5
13 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
13 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
13 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
13 7 (17.95%) Scrum
14 6 (15.38%) CRM
14 6 (15.38%) Validation
14 6 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (15.38%) Node.js

.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 5 (12.82%) NServiceBus
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) PaaS
2 5 (12.82%) SaaS
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (10.26%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
3 6 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (7.69%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (7.69%) MySQL
5 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.69%) Redis
6 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.26%) NUnit
5 1 (2.56%) GitLab
5 1 (2.56%) MSTest
General
1 3 (7.69%) Publishing
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (97.44%) Developer
2 21 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Angular Developer
5 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) UI Developer
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Azure Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (48.72%) AngularJS
3 16 (41.03%) HTML
4 15 (38.46%) CSS
5 14 (35.90%) .NET Framework
6 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (17.95%) HTML5
9 6 (15.38%) CSS3
9 6 (15.38%) Node.js
9 6 (15.38%) REST
9 6 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (12.82%) jQuery
10 5 (12.82%) JSON
10 5 (12.82%) RESTful
10 5 (12.82%) SOAP
10 5 (12.82%) XML
10 5 (12.82%) XML Schema
11 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) MVC
3 12 (30.77%) Microservices
4 7 (17.95%) DevOps
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
5 6 (15.38%) CRM
5 6 (15.38%) Validation
6 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Data Migration
6 5 (12.82%) Migration
6 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 4 (10.26%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (10.26%) Workflow
8 3 (7.69%) Co-Creation
8 3 (7.69%) Iteration Planning
8 3 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C#
2 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) TypeScript
5 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Telerik
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore