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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 19 18 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.06% 4.81% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.32% 10.64% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£215 - £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 £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
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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
41 47 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.84% 45.19% 52.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 89
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

.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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) DMZ
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) WCF

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DMZ
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) F5