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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 22 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.80% 6.00% 5.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.71% 20.69% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
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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
56 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.80% 29.00% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 16
Average daily rate £313 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £290 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £408 £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 19 September 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 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) IPTV
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) WCF
6 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (12.50%) MS Access
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (6.25%) XAML
8 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (6.25%) ETRM
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (6.25%) StarTeam
8 1 (6.25%) JSON

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) StarTeam
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Silverlight Developer
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (18.75%) WCF
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (6.25%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) IPTV
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) ETRM
3 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) OOP
3 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) XAML
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Telerik
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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