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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 13 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.71% 8.00% 4.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.86% 37.50% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £308 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%
.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
35 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.00% 21.33% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 13
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £463 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.25 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

.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 27 July 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 27 July 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 13 £375 +21.95% 5
County Fermanagh - 2 - -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) ASP.NET
4 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
9 4 (16.67%) HTML
9 4 (16.67%) OOP
9 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 4 (16.67%) Web Services
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.50%) CRM
10 3 (12.50%) IIS
10 3 (12.50%) jQuery
10 3 (12.50%) WCF
10 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013

.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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) NUnit
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) ASP.NET
2 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (12.50%) jQuery
5 3 (12.50%) WCF
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) MVC
2 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) OOP
6 3 (12.50%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
8 1 (4.17%) Migration
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (4.17%) System Testing
8 1 (4.17%) TDD
8 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Blue Prism
2 2 (8.33%) BMC
2 2 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (4.17%) BT
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore