The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.48% 8.57% 4.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.63% 40.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £308 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
.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
32 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 25.81% 21.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 9
Median daily rate £395 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.25 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for .NET.

1 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) MVC
5 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) OOP
8 4 (20.00%) Web Services
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (15.00%) HTML
9 3 (15.00%) CSS
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.00%) CRM
9 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (15.00%) WCF
9 3 (15.00%) jQuery
9 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) NUnit
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
5 3 (15.00%) WCF
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (5.00%) CSS3
7 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) MVC
1 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) OOP
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) OO
6 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Blue Prism
2 2 (10.00%) BMC
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) BT