The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 21 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 27 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.84% 5.96% 3.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.08% 22.00% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £210 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
.NET
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
117 100 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.62% 27.10% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 76 20
Average daily rate £250 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 49 (71.01%) C#
2 42 (60.87%) SQL
3 34 (49.28%) ASP.NET
4 32 (46.38%) SQL Server
5 31 (44.93%) Microsoft
6 28 (40.58%) .NET Framework
7 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (30.43%) XML
9 20 (28.99%) Windows
10 18 (26.09%) MVC
10 18 (26.09%) WCF
11 17 (24.64%) HTML
12 16 (23.19%) Entity Framework
13 15 (21.74%) Web Services
13 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
14 13 (18.84%) CSS
14 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
15 12 (17.39%) NHS
15 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (15.94%) Oracle
16 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
17 10 (14.49%) CRM
17 10 (14.49%) SOAP
17 10 (14.49%) IIS
17 10 (14.49%) T-SQL
17 10 (14.49%) TDD
17 10 (14.49%) LINQ
17 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
17 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.49%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) Lync
4 3 (4.35%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.90%) CMS
5 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.45%) ArcSDE
6 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) SaaS
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Intranet
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
1 2 (2.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (46.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.35%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.90%) MSI
5 2 (2.90%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.90%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) Selenium
6 1 (1.45%) TestNG
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.45%) JMeter
6 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.45%) NUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
1 3 (4.35%) Billing
2 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (73.91%) Developer
2 20 (28.99%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.74%) Software Developer
4 9 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Applications Support
7 6 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (8.70%) CRM Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Tester
9 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.80%) VB Developer
9 4 (5.80%) VB6 Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Architect
11 2 (2.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (49.28%) ASP.NET
2 28 (40.58%) .NET Framework
3 21 (30.43%) XML
4 18 (26.09%) WCF
5 17 (24.64%) HTML
6 16 (23.19%) Entity Framework
7 15 (21.74%) Web Services
8 13 (18.84%) CSS
9 10 (14.49%) SOAP
9 10 (14.49%) LINQ
9 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (11.59%) HTML5
12 7 (10.14%) RESTful
13 6 (8.70%) WinForms
13 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
14 5 (7.25%) CSS3
15 4 (5.80%) REST
16 3 (4.35%) WPF
16 3 (4.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) NHS
2 3 (4.35%) User Experience
3 2 (2.90%) GIS
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) MVC
3 10 (14.49%) CRM
3 10 (14.49%) TDD
3 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
3 10 (14.49%) SDLC
4 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 9 (13.04%) Scrum
5 8 (11.59%) Project Management
6 7 (10.14%) OOP
6 7 (10.14%) BDD
7 6 (8.70%) UML
8 5 (7.25%) ITIL
8 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.35%) Use Case
9 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.35%) ETL
9 3 (4.35%) B2B
9 3 (4.35%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 49 (71.01%) C#
2 42 (60.87%) SQL
3 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.49%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 8 (11.59%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.80%) VBA
7 4 (5.80%) VB6
7 4 (5.80%) Java
7 4 (5.80%) VB
8 2 (2.90%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) ISEB
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) HL7
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 31 (44.93%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.35%) OpenText
4 2 (2.90%) AppSense
4 2 (2.90%) Alterian
4 2 (2.90%) Citrix
4 2 (2.90%) ESRI
4 2 (2.90%) InterSystems