The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 23 12 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.08% 2.94% 3.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 8.70% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£263 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -25.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40 23 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.67% 33.82% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 56
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Belfast region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

.NET Framework
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) VCP4
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) F5