The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 South Wales 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 27 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing .NET 41 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.61% 4.43% 8.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.15% 36.00% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 28
Average daily rate
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£320 £331 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £302 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.38 - £23.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 - £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
163 50 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.29% 12.32% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 38 60
Average daily rate £375 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £30.25 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.NET
Wales

.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 23 July 2014.

.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 23 July 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
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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
Cardiff +4 21 £300 -7.69% 20
Newport -8 11 £395 +17.03% 4
Torfaen - 2 £375 - 3
Bridgend - 1 - - 2
Caerphilly - - - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Gwent - - - -
.NET
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.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 52 (57.14%) C#
2 39 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 35 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 33 (36.26%) Microsoft
5 30 (32.97%) SQL Server
6 27 (29.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (28.57%) .NET Framework
8 25 (27.47%) Scrum
8 25 (27.47%) TDD
9 24 (26.37%) Java
10 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
10 22 (24.18%) BDD
11 21 (23.08%) SQL
12 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
13 19 (20.88%) HTML
14 18 (19.78%) ISEB
14 18 (19.78%) Subversion
14 18 (19.78%) ISTQB
15 17 (18.68%) CSS
16 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
16 16 (17.58%) CRM
17 15 (16.48%) XML
17 15 (16.48%) Finance
17 15 (16.48%) Selenium
17 15 (16.48%) Load Testing
17 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
17 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
17 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
17 15 (16.48%) Open Source
17 15 (16.48%) Automation Testing

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 39 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.29%) CMS
3 10 (10.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (6.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (6.59%) IIS
4 6 (6.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (5.49%) Kentico
6 4 (4.40%) Lync
6 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.40%) Umbraco
7 3 (3.30%) ArcGIS
8 2 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.99%) MS Office
3 8 (8.79%) MS Project
4 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.20%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.20%) Fireworks
5 2 (2.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) SaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Basecamp
3 2 (2.20%) Trello
4 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.10%) MS Access
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (29.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (19.78%) Subversion
3 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
3 15 (16.48%) Selenium
4 14 (15.38%) TestNG
4 14 (15.38%) JIRA
4 14 (15.38%) JUnit
4 14 (15.38%) JMeter
5 13 (14.29%) Bugzilla
5 13 (14.29%) TortoiseSVN
6 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
6 12 (13.19%) Ant
6 12 (13.19%) Maven
7 10 (10.99%) Visual Studio
8 8 (8.79%) TestDirector
9 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.10%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Advertising
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (46.15%) Developer
2 24 (26.37%) Analyst
3 23 (25.27%) .NET Developer
4 11 (12.09%) Tester
5 10 (10.99%) Business Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.40%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.40%) UI Programmer
8 3 (3.30%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.30%) GIS Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Systems Developer
9 2 (2.20%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 26 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 19 (20.88%) HTML
4 17 (18.68%) CSS
5 15 (16.48%) XML
6 13 (14.29%) WCF
7 10 (10.99%) Web Services
8 8 (8.79%) REST
9 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (7.69%) SOAP
10 6 (6.59%) J2EE
11 5 (5.49%) XSLT
11 5 (5.49%) WPF
11 5 (5.49%) jQuery
11 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (4.40%) CSS3
12 4 (4.40%) HTML5
13 3 (3.30%) Silverlight
13 3 (3.30%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Open Source
2 14 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 9 (9.89%) AS400
4 7 (7.69%) GIS
5 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.30%) iSeries
7 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) Scrum
1 25 (27.47%) TDD
2 22 (24.18%) BDD
3 16 (17.58%) CRM
4 15 (16.48%) Load Testing
4 15 (16.48%) Automation Testing
4 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
5 14 (15.38%) Test Management
5 14 (15.38%) Kanban
5 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 12 (13.19%) Migration
7 11 (12.09%) OO
7 11 (12.09%) Project Management
7 11 (12.09%) Automated Testing
8 10 (10.99%) MVC
9 9 (9.89%) UML
10 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (7.69%) Document Management
11 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.14%) C#
2 24 (26.37%) Java
3 21 (23.08%) SQL
4 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.59%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.30%) PHP
6 3 (3.30%) C++
7 2 (2.20%) Scala
8 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.78%) ISEB
2 18 (19.78%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) Degree
5 5 (5.49%) CCA
5 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) Sitecore
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) IBM
5 3 (3.30%) Informatica
5 3 (3.30%) ESRI
6 2 (2.20%) SAP
6 2 (2.20%) Cognos
6 2 (2.20%) Adobe
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Montash
Rate: £360 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
DP Connect
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Acorn
Rate: £400 per day + plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £45 per day
Posted: 23 days ago