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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 5 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.46% 4.55% 12.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.71% 17.39% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate
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£246 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
.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
14 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.90% 26.14% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 14
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £540 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
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 30 July 2015.

.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 30 July 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) IIS
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VBScript
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) DMZ
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (9.09%) CSS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (36.36%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) DMZ
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) QlikView
3 1 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Xamarin Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Report Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) LINQ
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) FMCG
1 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Document Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
3 1 (9.09%) UX Design
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle