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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 11 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing .NET 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.79% 5.81% 16.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.86% 15.63% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -5.14%
.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
28 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 32.18% 37.21% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 12
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

.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 12 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) UML
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) OLAP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) VBA
5 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) VB.NET

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) FileNet
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (25.00%) OLAP
2 3 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Android Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (16.67%) FileNet Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Azure Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (8.33%) CSS3
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) UML
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Android Development
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle