The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing .NET 125 64 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.85% 8.10% 5.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.33% 27.12% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 40 22
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£350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £259 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £30.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -19.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
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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
282 236 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.49% 29.87% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 159 60
Average daily rate £350 £388 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +23.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £41.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.93% +18.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Wales

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Wales region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

.NET
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 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
South Wales +19 99 £355 +9.23% 27
West Wales -9 5 £248 -17.50% 5
Mid Wales - 4 £280 -
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.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 136 (60.99%) C#
2 100 (44.84%) SQL Server
3 98 (43.95%) Scrum
4 94 (42.15%) ASP.NET
5 88 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (36.77%) .NET Framework
6 82 (36.77%) Microsoft
7 79 (35.43%) Security Cleared
8 72 (32.29%) MVC
9 67 (30.04%) SC Cleared
10 65 (29.15%) SQL
11 59 (26.46%) Visual Studio
12 57 (25.56%) TDD
13 53 (23.77%) Web Services
13 53 (23.77%) BDD
14 51 (22.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 51 (22.87%) Java
15 50 (22.42%) JavaScript
15 50 (22.42%) HTML
16 49 (21.97%) Team Foundation Server
17 47 (21.08%) XML
18 46 (20.63%) IIS
19 45 (20.18%) CSS
20 44 (19.73%) Windows
21 38 (17.04%) SQL Server 2008
22 36 (16.14%) SOAP
23 34 (15.25%) Jenkins
24 32 (14.35%) Entity Framework
24 32 (14.35%) CRM
25 31 (13.90%) Unit Testing

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 46 (20.63%) IIS
2 22 (9.87%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.04%) ArcGIS
4 8 (3.59%) Apache
4 8 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.69%) nginx
6 6 (2.69%) Lync
7 5 (2.24%) ArcSDE
8 4 (1.79%) Jetty
9 3 (1.35%) FileNet
9 3 (1.35%) JBoss
10 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.90%) CMS
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.90%) Node.js
11 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (11.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.69%) Office 365
3 5 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.79%) SaaS
5 3 (1.35%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) HTTP
2 5 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.24%) SSL
3 4 (1.79%) Firewall
4 3 (1.35%) IPsec
4 3 (1.35%) Intranet
4 3 (1.35%) DNS
4 3 (1.35%) DHCP
4 3 (1.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.90%) Internet
5 2 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (44.84%) SQL Server
2 38 (17.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (2.69%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.79%) MySQL
6 4 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.90%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.90%) Ingres
9 1 (0.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (26.46%) Visual Studio
2 49 (21.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 29 (13.00%) MSBuild
5 27 (12.11%) Selenium
6 26 (11.66%) Artifactory
7 25 (11.21%) Hudson
8 23 (10.31%) JMeter
9 17 (7.62%) Subversion
10 14 (6.28%) SpecFlow
10 14 (6.28%) Cucumber
11 12 (5.38%) JIRA
11 12 (5.38%) WebDriver
12 10 (4.48%) Gradle
13 8 (3.59%) TestNG
13 8 (3.59%) Maven
14 7 (3.14%) Bugzilla
14 7 (3.14%) JUnit
15 5 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
16 3 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 12 (5.38%) Back Office
2 5 (2.24%) Finance
3 3 (1.35%) Billing
4 2 (0.90%) Banking
4 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (65.92%) Developer
2 67 (30.04%) .NET Developer
3 25 (11.21%) Tester
4 22 (9.87%) Software Developer
5 21 (9.42%) Analyst
6 18 (8.07%) CRM Developer
7 17 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 13 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.38%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.04%) SQL Developer
12 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Developer
12 8 (3.59%) GIS Developer
13 7 (3.14%) Deployment Specialist
13 7 (3.14%) Senior Software Developer
13 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (3.14%) Architect
13 7 (3.14%) Applications Support
14 6 (2.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (42.15%) ASP.NET
2 82 (36.77%) .NET Framework
3 53 (23.77%) Web Services
4 51 (22.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 50 (22.42%) HTML
6 47 (21.08%) XML
7 45 (20.18%) CSS
8 36 (16.14%) SOAP
9 32 (14.35%) Entity Framework
10 28 (12.56%) REST
11 27 (12.11%) WCF
12 24 (10.76%) HTML5
13 23 (10.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (9.42%) jQuery
15 13 (5.83%) CSS3
16 10 (4.48%) RESTful
16 10 (4.48%) LINQ
17 9 (4.04%) Ajax
17 9 (4.04%) Sass
18 8 (3.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.17%) User Experience
2 14 (6.28%) NHS
3 9 (4.04%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.59%) GIS
5 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.73%) Windows
2 15 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (4.48%) Linux
4 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) UNIX
7 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (43.95%) Scrum
2 88 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (32.29%) MVC
4 57 (25.56%) TDD
5 53 (23.77%) BDD
6 32 (14.35%) CRM
7 31 (13.90%) Unit Testing
8 24 (10.76%) Test Scripting
9 20 (8.97%) DevOps
10 18 (8.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (7.62%) Software Delivery
12 15 (6.73%) Regression Testing
13 14 (6.28%) Open Source
14 13 (5.83%) ITIL
14 13 (5.83%) Configuration Management
14 13 (5.83%) Test-First Development
15 12 (5.38%) Project Management
16 11 (4.93%) Load Testing
16 11 (4.93%) SDLC
17 10 (4.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 136 (60.99%) C#
2 65 (29.15%) SQL
3 51 (22.87%) Java
4 50 (22.42%) JavaScript
5 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
6 23 (10.31%) Jython
7 16 (7.17%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.59%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.79%) PHP
10 4 (1.79%) Python
11 3 (1.35%) VBA
11 3 (1.35%) VB6
11 3 (1.35%) VB
12 2 (0.90%) Perl
12 2 (0.90%) C++
12 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (35.43%) Security Cleared
2 67 (30.04%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.52%) ISEB
4 4 (1.79%) Degree
5 3 (1.35%) MCDBA
5 3 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.35%) MCITP
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.35%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) Xen
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.45%) Nagios
2 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (36.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.97%) Oracle
3 8 (3.59%) ESRI
4 6 (2.69%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.24%) VMware
6 4 (1.79%) OpenText
7 3 (1.35%) Citrix
7 3 (1.35%) AppSense
7 3 (1.35%) Google
7 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.90%) Alterian
8 2 (0.90%) Mapinfo
8 2 (0.90%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.45%) Sage
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.45%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
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