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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 24 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing .NET 15 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.52% 12.90% 8.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.71% 40.00% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £355 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £395 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.85 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.39% +28.76%

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
42 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.26% 32.26% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 26
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

.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 21 January 2017.

.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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -11 13 £375 - 5
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 24 (80.00%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
4 13 (43.33%) MVC
5 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (33.33%) WPF
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) HTML
8 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.67%) UML
10 4 (13.33%) Finance
10 4 (13.33%) Banking
10 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
11 3 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
11 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (10.00%) Oracle
11 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (10.00%) CSS
11 3 (10.00%) TDD
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (10.00%) Degree
11 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
12 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (6.67%) jQuery

.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 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) EngageOne
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Power BI
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 20 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 16 (53.33%) C# Developer
4 12 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
6 6 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (16.67%) WPF Developer
8 4 (13.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
10 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (6.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (6.67%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (6.67%) Senior WPF Developer
10 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
11 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 1 (3.33%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (33.33%) WPF
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (20.00%) HTML
4 6 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (10.00%) CSS
5 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) EJB
7 1 (3.33%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) JDBC
7 1 (3.33%) JSP
7 1 (3.33%) LINQ
7 1 (3.33%) Servlets
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
7 1 (3.33%) WCF
7 1 (3.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) MVC
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (3.33%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (3.33%) MVVM
6 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) HND
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle