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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 23 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing .NET 2 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.90% 12.31% 6.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 38.10% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.98%
.NET
County Antrim

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
50 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 47.62% 32.31% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 17
Average daily rate £300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £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 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.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 24 December 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) WCF
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (14.29%) ETRM
7 1 (14.29%) Information Management
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (14.29%) Kentico
7 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (14.29%) CMS
7 1 (14.29%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 1 (14.29%) J2EE
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) ETRM
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft