The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 45 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 27 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.93% 3.34% 3.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.14% 13.82% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 13
Average daily rate
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£328 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
.NET Framework
UK

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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
191 123 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.80% 24.17% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 63 85
Average daily rate £420 £302 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.07% -3.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Wales

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
South Wales +1 24 £328 +9.62% 3
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - - 2
.NET Framework
UK

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (86.05%) C#
3 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (62.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (60.47%) Selenium
5 26 (60.47%) Scrum
6 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
7 24 (55.81%) SQL Server
8 22 (51.16%) Visual Studio
8 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
8 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
9 21 (48.84%) BDD
9 21 (48.84%) JIRA
9 21 (48.84%) TDD
9 21 (48.84%) MVC
9 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
10 20 (46.51%) Open Source
11 19 (44.19%) WebDriver
11 19 (44.19%) Automation Testing
12 18 (41.86%) Test Scripting
12 18 (41.86%) Kanban
13 17 (39.53%) Subversion
13 17 (39.53%) Load Testing
14 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
14 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
14 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (34.88%) CSS
14 15 (34.88%) HTML
14 15 (34.88%) Java
15 14 (32.56%) Client/Server

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (32.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.95%) JBoss
2 6 (13.95%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (62.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (60.47%) Selenium
3 22 (51.16%) Visual Studio
4 21 (48.84%) JIRA
4 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
5 19 (44.19%) WebDriver
6 17 (39.53%) Subversion
7 13 (30.23%) Bugzilla
8 12 (27.91%) TortoiseSVN
8 12 (27.91%) JMeter
9 8 (18.60%) TestNG
10 6 (13.95%) Maven
10 6 (13.95%) Ant
10 6 (13.95%) JUnit
10 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
11 5 (11.63%) Gradle
11 5 (11.63%) Artifactory
11 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
11 5 (11.63%) ReSharper
12 2 (4.65%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Tester
3 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) CRM Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Lead Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) ASP.NET
3 15 (34.88%) CSS
3 15 (34.88%) HTML
3 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (32.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 13 (30.23%) WCF
6 10 (23.26%) REST
7 8 (18.60%) CSS3
7 8 (18.60%) jQuery
7 8 (18.60%) HTML5
7 8 (18.60%) SOAP
8 7 (16.28%) Web Services
8 7 (16.28%) XML
8 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (13.95%) Spring MVC
9 6 (13.95%) Spring
9 6 (13.95%) RESTful
9 6 (13.95%) Java SE
10 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Open Source
2 14 (32.56%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.98%) AS400
3 3 (6.98%) iSeries
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (60.47%) Scrum
3 21 (48.84%) TDD
3 21 (48.84%) MVC
3 21 (48.84%) BDD
4 19 (44.19%) Automation Testing
5 18 (41.86%) Kanban
5 18 (41.86%) Test Scripting
6 17 (39.53%) Load Testing
7 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
8 12 (27.91%) Test Management
9 10 (23.26%) Project Management
10 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
11 6 (13.95%) SOA
12 5 (11.63%) CRM
13 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
14 2 (4.65%) Domain-Driven Design
14 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
14 2 (4.65%) Web Development
14 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
2 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
3 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
4 14 (32.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCSD
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) vCloud
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Informatica
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) IBM