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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 10 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET 15 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.49% 1.72% 3.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.54% 16.67% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
.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
37 6 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.87% 10.34% 48.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 39
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

.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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +6 12 £400 +14.28% 1
County Fermanagh - 1 - -
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 19 (70.37%) C#
2 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 15 (55.56%) MVC
4 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
6 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) WPF
8 9 (33.33%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) Web Services
9 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (18.52%) Finance
10 5 (18.52%) Banking
10 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
10 5 (18.52%) Windows
10 5 (18.52%) UML
11 4 (14.81%) OOP
11 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
11 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
12 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 3 (11.11%) CRM
12 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
13 2 (7.41%) Advertising
13 2 (7.41%) Scrum
13 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (7.41%) jQuery
13 2 (7.41%) WCF

.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 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) NUnit
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 15 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 11 (40.74%) C# Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# WPF Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (18.52%) WPF Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 3 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (11.11%) Consultant
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
9 2 (7.41%) Analyst
9 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 2 (7.41%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 2 (7.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
2 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (37.04%) WPF
4 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) XML
7 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.70%) CSS
7 1 (3.70%) CSS3
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) HTML5
7 1 (3.70%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) MVC
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 5 (18.52%) UML
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) OOP
6 3 (11.11%) CRM
6 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Workflow
8 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (3.70%) MVVM
8 1 (3.70%) OO
8 1 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Blue Prism
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) BMC
3 1 (3.70%) Remedy
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore