The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 16 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 6 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.94% 6.36% 8.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 26.92% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +7.08%
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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
36 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 35.64% 23.64% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 17
Average daily rate £325 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET 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.

1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) Silverlight
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (19.05%) WCF
6 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) MS Access
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) jQuery
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (14.29%) IPTV
7 3 (14.29%) MVC
8 2 (9.52%) Web Services
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.76%) OOD
9 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.76%) SOAP
9 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) MS Access
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Silverlight Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Silverlight
2 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
4 4 (19.05%) WCF
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) Ajax
7 1 (4.76%) JSON
7 1 (4.76%) J2EE
7 1 (4.76%) SOAP
7 1 (4.76%) HTML5
7 1 (4.76%) REST
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) IPTV
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.76%) Information Management
2 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (4.76%) ETRM
2 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
2 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
2 1 (4.76%) OOP
2 1 (4.76%) OO
2 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
2 1 (4.76%) OOD
2 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) XAML
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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