The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 45 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.14% 2.93% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.48% 10.14% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£313 £299 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -0.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.87%
.NET Framework
South Wales

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 Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
115 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.67% 28.87% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 44 42
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £397 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +6.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Cardiff region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (50.00%) REST
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) HTML5
5 2 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (33.33%) TestNG
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) NUnit
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) TestNG
3 2 (33.33%) NUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (16.67%) Ant
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (16.67%) Sass
5 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle