The first table below looks at the demand for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 5 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 18 63 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.65% 22.42% 12.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.13% 46.32% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 47 4
Average daily rate £356 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 136 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.00% 48.40% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 94 11
Average daily rate £356 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
UK

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -4 16 £363 +3.57% 2
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 24 (63.16%) C#
2 22 (57.89%) ASP.NET
3 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 12 (31.58%) HTML
5 12 (31.58%) CSS
5 12 (31.58%) Web Services
5 12 (31.58%) MVC
6 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
6 10 (26.32%) WCF
6 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
8 8 (21.05%) Silverlight
9 7 (18.42%) jQuery
9 7 (18.42%) Sitefinity
9 7 (18.42%) Razor View Engine
9 7 (18.42%) SOA
9 7 (18.42%) Windows
10 6 (15.79%) XML
10 6 (15.79%) SQL
10 6 (15.79%) Oracle
10 6 (15.79%) OOD
10 6 (15.79%) OO
11 5 (13.16%) REST
11 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (13.16%) EDRMS
11 5 (13.16%) SOAP

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.42%) Sitefinity
3 4 (10.53%) IIS
3 4 (10.53%) Kentico
4 2 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.63%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) EDRMS
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) MS Access
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (94.74%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) C# Developer
3 11 (28.95%) .NET Developer
4 8 (21.05%) Senior Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Silverlight Developer
7 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.26%) WPF Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 1 (2.63%) CRM Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) ASP.NET
2 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 12 (31.58%) CSS
2 12 (31.58%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
3 10 (26.32%) WCF
3 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (21.05%) Silverlight
5 7 (18.42%) jQuery
5 7 (18.42%) Razor View Engine
6 6 (15.79%) XML
7 5 (13.16%) REST
7 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (13.16%) SOAP
7 5 (13.16%) Ajax
8 3 (7.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (7.89%) HTML5
8 3 (7.89%) WPF
9 2 (5.26%) WinForms
9 2 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) MVC
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) SOA
4 6 (15.79%) OOD
4 6 (15.79%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) Data Management
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) SEO
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) Online Marketing
7 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
8 2 (5.26%) Web Development
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow
9 1 (2.63%) Build Automation
9 1 (2.63%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.63%) Change Management
9 1 (2.63%) CRM
9 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.63%) Facebook
4 1 (2.63%) Twitter
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik