The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 6 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs citing .NET 120 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.82% 6.07% 8.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 57.14% 21.98% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 26 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £207 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
.NET
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
210 182 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.18% 27.62% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 123 51
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

.NET
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 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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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
Newport +10 66 £365 +8.14% 5
Cardiff +18 42 £325 -4.41% 9
Vale of Glamorgan - 4 £200 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £450 -
.NET
Wales

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

1 107 (64.46%) C#
2 75 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (43.98%) ASP.NET
3 73 (43.98%) Scrum
4 72 (43.37%) SQL Server
5 61 (36.75%) .NET Framework
6 58 (34.94%) Microsoft
7 57 (34.34%) Security Cleared
8 52 (31.33%) MVC
9 50 (30.12%) TDD
10 49 (29.52%) SQL
10 49 (29.52%) Visual Studio
11 48 (28.92%) SC Cleared
12 46 (27.71%) BDD
12 46 (27.71%) Java
13 45 (27.11%) Web Services
14 44 (26.51%) XML
14 44 (26.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (22.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (21.08%) CSS
16 35 (21.08%) HTML
17 34 (20.48%) IIS
18 33 (19.88%) JavaScript
19 31 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
20 30 (18.07%) SOAP
21 28 (16.87%) Unit Testing
22 27 (16.27%) Windows
23 25 (15.06%) Selenium
23 25 (15.06%) WCF
24 24 (14.46%) REST

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 34 (20.48%) IIS
2 20 (12.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.81%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
4 2 (1.20%) FileNet
4 2 (1.20%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) JBoss
4 2 (1.20%) Node.js
5 1 (0.60%) Lync
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (10.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) Intranet
2 4 (2.41%) Firewall
3 3 (1.81%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) HTTP
4 2 (1.20%) LDAP
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) SSL
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (43.37%) SQL Server
2 31 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.82%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.61%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.81%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.81%) MySQL
6 3 (1.81%) FileMaker
7 2 (1.20%) Ingres
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.60%) MS Access
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (29.52%) Visual Studio
2 44 (26.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (15.06%) Selenium
4 21 (12.65%) JMeter
4 21 (12.65%) Jenkins
5 17 (10.24%) Subversion
6 16 (9.64%) MSBuild
7 14 (8.43%) Artifactory
8 12 (7.23%) Hudson
8 12 (7.23%) Cucumber
8 12 (7.23%) SpecFlow
8 12 (7.23%) WebDriver
9 10 (6.02%) JIRA
9 10 (6.02%) Gradle
10 8 (4.82%) TestNG
10 8 (4.82%) Maven
11 7 (4.22%) JUnit
11 7 (4.22%) Bugzilla
12 5 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (1.81%) MSI
General
1 8 (4.82%) Back Office
2 6 (3.61%) Finance
3 3 (1.81%) Publishing
4 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (65.06%) Developer
2 50 (30.12%) .NET Developer
3 22 (13.25%) Tester
4 21 (12.65%) Analyst
5 18 (10.84%) Software Developer
6 12 (7.23%) CRM Developer
7 11 (6.63%) Test Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Senior Software Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Deployment Specialist
9 7 (4.22%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.61%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.01%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Applications Developer
12 4 (2.41%) Support Analyst
12 4 (2.41%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (43.98%) ASP.NET
2 61 (36.75%) .NET Framework
3 45 (27.11%) Web Services
4 44 (26.51%) XML
5 38 (22.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (21.08%) CSS
6 35 (21.08%) HTML
7 30 (18.07%) SOAP
8 25 (15.06%) WCF
9 24 (14.46%) REST
10 22 (13.25%) Entity Framework
11 20 (12.05%) HTML5
12 18 (10.84%) jQuery
13 16 (9.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (6.02%) LINQ
14 10 (6.02%) Ajax
14 10 (6.02%) CSS3
15 8 (4.82%) RESTful
16 7 (4.22%) Sass
16 7 (4.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) NHS
2 13 (7.83%) User Experience
3 9 (5.42%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.27%) Windows
2 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.41%) Linux
3 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) UNIX
6 1 (0.60%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (43.98%) Scrum
3 52 (31.33%) MVC
4 50 (30.12%) TDD
5 46 (27.71%) BDD
6 28 (16.87%) Unit Testing
7 22 (13.25%) Test Scripting
7 22 (13.25%) CRM
8 14 (8.43%) Regression Testing
9 13 (7.83%) ITIL
9 13 (7.83%) Project Management
10 12 (7.23%) Test-First Development
11 11 (6.63%) Load Testing
12 10 (6.02%) Automated Testing
13 9 (5.42%) Automation Testing
13 9 (5.42%) Open Source
14 7 (4.22%) Software Delivery
14 7 (4.22%) SDLC
14 7 (4.22%) Test Management
14 7 (4.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 107 (64.46%) C#
2 49 (29.52%) SQL
3 46 (27.71%) Java
4 33 (19.88%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.43%) PowerShell
6 13 (7.83%) Jython
7 9 (5.42%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.82%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.41%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.20%) Python
11 2 (1.20%) C++
12 1 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.60%) C
12 1 (0.60%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (34.34%) Security Cleared
2 48 (28.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.64%) ISEB
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.20%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (0.60%) Degree
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.81%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.60%) vCloud
3 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.60%) SCOM
1 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.84%) Oracle
3 6 (3.61%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.81%) Alterian
4 3 (1.81%) OpenText
4 3 (1.81%) AppSense
4 3 (1.81%) Citrix
5 2 (1.20%) InterSystems
5 2 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco
6 1 (0.60%) ESRI
6 1 (0.60%) Mapinfo
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