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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.57% 5.88% 5.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.33% 16.22% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
6 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.71% 36.27% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

.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 28 August 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 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) DMZ
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) DMZ
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
3 1 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Xamarin Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (10.00%) CSS3
3 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
1 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (10.00%) UX Design
2 1 (10.00%) User Stories
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Delphi
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle