The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 36 19 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 32 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.00% 8.81% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.35% 22.99% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 11
Average daily rate £350 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +21.42%
.NET Framework
Wales

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 South Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
223 187 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 41.84% 38.32% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 132 104
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.90 £32.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.98% +7.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -11 25 £375 +19.04% 1
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £276 -
Newport -7 1 - -
.NET Framework
Wales

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 50 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (92.00%) C#
3 37 (74.00%) Unit Testing
3 37 (74.00%) Entity Framework
4 36 (72.00%) MVC
5 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
6 27 (54.00%) ASP.NET
7 25 (50.00%) OOP
8 22 (44.00%) OO
9 19 (38.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
10 18 (36.00%) SQL
10 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
11 17 (34.00%) Scrum
11 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (32.00%) Back Office
13 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
13 13 (26.00%) Oracle
13 13 (26.00%) Windows
13 13 (26.00%) LDAP
13 13 (26.00%) WCF
13 13 (26.00%) SDLC
14 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
14 12 (24.00%) TDD
15 11 (22.00%) NHS
15 11 (22.00%) PL/SQL
15 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database
16 10 (20.00%) Relational Database

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database
2 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 10 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) DB2
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (16.00%) Selenium
4 8 (16.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.00%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.00%) JMeter
7 1 (2.00%) NUnit
7 1 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (32.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 46 (92.00%) Developer
2 32 (64.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (28.00%) Software Developer
4 12 (24.00%) Senior Developer
5 11 (22.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 9 (18.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (18.00%) C# Developer
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Developer
8 6 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (6.00%) Applications Developer
11 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (6.00%) C# Software Developer
11 3 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (6.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
11 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
12 2 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (74.00%) Entity Framework
3 27 (54.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (26.00%) WCF
6 10 (20.00%) LINQ
6 10 (20.00%) WinForms
7 9 (18.00%) Ajax
7 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (18.00%) HTML
7 9 (18.00%) jQuery
8 8 (16.00%) REST
9 7 (14.00%) XML
10 6 (12.00%) WPF
11 3 (6.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (6.00%) CSS
11 3 (6.00%) STL
11 3 (6.00%) Web Services
12 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 2 (4.00%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) NHS
2 3 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Unit Testing
2 36 (72.00%) MVC
3 25 (50.00%) OOP
4 22 (44.00%) OO
5 17 (34.00%) Scrum
6 13 (26.00%) SDLC
7 12 (24.00%) TDD
8 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.00%) BDD
10 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
10 6 (12.00%) OOD
10 6 (12.00%) SOA
10 6 (12.00%) UML
10 6 (12.00%) Web Development
11 5 (10.00%) MVVM
11 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
12 3 (6.00%) Cross-Platform Development
12 3 (6.00%) Requirements Engineering
12 3 (6.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (92.00%) C#
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) PL/SQL
4 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) VC++
7 1 (2.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Sybase
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore