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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 14 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing .NET 61 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.66% 7.26% 6.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.13% 37.21% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £228 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £376 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -36.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
.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
160 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.97% 19.50% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 59 58
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £145.00 £11.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1160.86% -36.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.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 19 September 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 19 September 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 30 £350 +33.33% 11
Newport 0 19 £385 +18.46% 9
Vale of Glamorgan - 3 £205 - 1
Bridgend -1 2 £375 +51.51% 2
Torfaen - 1 £375 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Gwent - - - -
.NET
Wales

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (58.88%) C#
2 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (40.19%) ASP.NET
4 40 (37.38%) SQL Server
5 37 (34.58%) SharePoint
6 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
7 31 (28.97%) TDD
7 31 (28.97%) Security Cleared
7 31 (28.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (27.10%) BDD
8 29 (27.10%) .NET Framework
8 29 (27.10%) Scrum
8 29 (27.10%) Java
9 26 (24.30%) HTML
9 26 (24.30%) CSS
10 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
11 22 (20.56%) Open Source
12 21 (19.63%) REST
12 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
12 21 (19.63%) SQL
13 20 (18.69%) Subversion
13 20 (18.69%) Web Services
13 20 (18.69%) ISEB
13 20 (18.69%) Selenium
13 20 (18.69%) ISTQB
13 20 (18.69%) Software Testing
14 19 (17.76%) Load Testing
14 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
14 19 (17.76%) Automation Testing
14 19 (17.76%) WebDriver

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (34.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.54%) IIS
3 6 (5.61%) CMS
4 5 (4.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.74%) ArcGIS
5 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.80%) SAS
7 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Lync
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Kentico
7 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.35%) MS Office
3 8 (7.48%) MS Project
4 6 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) Trello
2 2 (1.87%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.74%) MS Access
4 4 (3.74%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 31 (28.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (18.69%) Subversion
2 20 (18.69%) Selenium
3 19 (17.76%) WebDriver
3 19 (17.76%) TestNG
4 18 (16.82%) JMeter
4 18 (16.82%) JUnit
4 18 (16.82%) JIRA
5 17 (15.89%) Bugzilla
5 17 (15.89%) TortoiseSVN
5 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
6 16 (14.95%) Ant
6 16 (14.95%) Jenkins
6 16 (14.95%) Maven
7 8 (7.48%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Advertising
3 2 (1.87%) Front Office
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (52.34%) Developer
2 32 (29.91%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.63%) Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.41%) Architect
5 9 (8.41%) Tester
6 8 (7.48%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.54%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.74%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Systems Developer
10 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) UI Developer
11 3 (2.80%) UI Programmer
11 3 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.19%) ASP.NET
2 29 (27.10%) .NET Framework
3 26 (24.30%) HTML
3 26 (24.30%) CSS
4 21 (19.63%) REST
5 20 (18.69%) Web Services
6 19 (17.76%) XML
7 17 (15.89%) SOAP
8 14 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (12.15%) WCF
10 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (7.48%) jQuery
11 7 (6.54%) CSS3
11 7 (6.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (6.54%) HTML5
12 6 (5.61%) J2EE
13 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
13 4 (3.74%) Ajax
13 4 (3.74%) WPF
14 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.56%) Open Source
2 18 (16.82%) Client/Server
3 10 (9.35%) AS400
4 7 (6.54%) GIS
5 4 (3.74%) iSeries
5 4 (3.74%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
6 3 (2.80%) NHS
7 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Windows
2 8 (7.48%) UNIX
3 5 (4.67%) Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.97%) TDD
3 29 (27.10%) BDD
3 29 (27.10%) Scrum
4 20 (18.69%) Software Testing
5 19 (17.76%) Load Testing
5 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
5 19 (17.76%) Automation Testing
6 18 (16.82%) Test Management
6 18 (16.82%) Kanban
7 16 (14.95%) UML
7 16 (14.95%) MVC
8 14 (13.08%) Project Management
9 13 (12.15%) CRM
10 12 (11.21%) Unit Testing
11 11 (10.28%) OO
12 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing
13 6 (5.61%) SOA
13 6 (5.61%) Content Management
13 6 (5.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (58.88%) C#
2 29 (27.10%) Java
3 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.63%) SQL
5 6 (5.61%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.74%) PHP
7 3 (2.80%) SAS Macro
8 2 (1.87%) C++
8 2 (1.87%) Scala
8 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (28.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.69%) ISEB
3 20 (18.69%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.54%) Degree
5 6 (5.61%) CCA
6 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.87%) MCSD
7 2 (1.87%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (17.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.74%) Kibana
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) Oracle
3 7 (6.54%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.74%) IBM
4 4 (3.74%) Informatica
5 2 (1.87%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) Cognos
5 2 (1.87%) ESRI
6 1 (0.93%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
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