The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing .NET 17 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.18% 2.90% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.74% 10.00% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
.NET
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
38 20 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.75% 28.99% 57.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 43
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £325 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing .NET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

.NET
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +1 15 £400 - 4
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for .NET.

1 23 (79.31%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
3 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
3 12 (41.38%) MVC
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 10 (34.48%) WPF
6 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) UML
7 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
9 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.34%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
9 3 (10.34%) CRM
9 3 (10.34%) CSS
9 3 (10.34%) XML
9 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
9 3 (10.34%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (6.90%) BDD

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Power BI
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) NUnit
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) .NET Developer
3 14 (48.28%) C# Developer
4 10 (34.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Senior Developer
6 6 (20.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (17.24%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (17.24%) WPF Developer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Consultant
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
10 2 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (6.90%) CRM Consultant
10 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 2 (6.90%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
2 10 (34.48%) WPF
3 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) CSS
5 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (10.34%) XML
6 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 2 (6.90%) Web Services
7 1 (3.45%) CSS3
7 1 (3.45%) HTML5
7 1 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (3.45%) LINQ
7 1 (3.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (41.38%) MVC
2 5 (17.24%) UML
3 3 (10.34%) CRM
3 3 (10.34%) Multithreaded Programming
3 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.90%) BDD
4 2 (6.90%) TDD
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.45%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (3.45%) MVVM
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) HND
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle