The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 23 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET 63 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.19% 5.03% 7.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.58% 39.13% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £309 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £181 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.25 £40.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
213 69 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.70% 12.85% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 52 94
Average daily rate £385 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £416 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £41.38 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £40.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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.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 28 July 2014.

.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 28 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
South Wales +3 46 £325 - 28
West Wales -2 11 £300 +20.60% 6
North Wales - - - - 7
Mid Wales - - - -
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.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 75 (55.56%) C#
2 58 (42.96%) ASP.NET
3 48 (35.56%) SQL Server
4 45 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 44 (32.59%) Microsoft
5 44 (32.59%) .NET Framework
6 38 (28.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (28.15%) TDD
7 37 (27.41%) Java
8 35 (25.93%) BDD
9 33 (24.44%) SQL
10 31 (22.96%) JavaScript
11 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 28 (20.74%) Scrum
13 26 (19.26%) MVC
14 25 (18.52%) HTML
15 24 (17.78%) Visual Studio
15 24 (17.78%) Web Services
16 22 (16.30%) CSS
16 22 (16.30%) SC Cleared
17 21 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (15.56%) Subversion
17 21 (15.56%) OO
17 21 (15.56%) Finance
18 20 (14.81%) ISEB
18 20 (14.81%) ISTQB
19 19 (14.07%) Selenium
19 19 (14.07%) Test Scripting
19 19 (14.07%) Open Source
20 18 (13.33%) WebDriver

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 45 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.63%) CMS
3 10 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (5.93%) Umbraco
4 8 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.44%) IIS
6 5 (3.70%) Kentico
7 4 (2.96%) Lync
7 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.96%) ArcGIS
8 3 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.15%) MS Office
3 9 (6.67%) MS Project
4 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.48%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.48%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) SaaS
3 2 (1.48%) Basecamp
3 2 (1.48%) Trello
4 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) Intranet
2 1 (0.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.74%) Extranet
2 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (6.67%) CouchDB
5 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 38 (28.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (17.78%) Visual Studio
3 21 (15.56%) Subversion
4 19 (14.07%) Selenium
5 18 (13.33%) JIRA
5 18 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 17 (12.59%) TestNG
6 17 (12.59%) JMeter
7 16 (11.85%) Bugzilla
7 16 (11.85%) JUnit
8 15 (11.11%) Maven
8 15 (11.11%) TortoiseSVN
9 14 (10.37%) Ant
9 14 (10.37%) Jenkins
10 9 (6.67%) TestDirector
11 5 (3.70%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.74%) Rational Functional Tester
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.74%) PhoneGap
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Advertising
3 3 (2.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (57.78%) Developer
2 49 (36.30%) .NET Developer
3 29 (21.48%) Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Tester
5 10 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Junior Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Junior
6 9 (6.67%) Junior Java Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Scala Developer
7 8 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (42.96%) ASP.NET
2 44 (32.59%) .NET Framework
3 25 (18.52%) HTML
4 24 (17.78%) Web Services
5 22 (16.30%) CSS
6 18 (13.33%) XML
7 17 (12.59%) WCF
8 14 (10.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (9.63%) REST
9 13 (9.63%) jQuery
9 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (9.63%) SOAP
10 9 (6.67%) SVG
10 9 (6.67%) Batik
10 9 (6.67%) Akka
10 9 (6.67%) Play Framework
11 8 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (5.19%) HTML5
12 7 (5.19%) J2EE
13 6 (4.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Open Source
2 17 (12.59%) Client/Server
3 11 (8.15%) AS400
4 8 (5.93%) GIS
5 4 (2.96%) iSeries
5 4 (2.96%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.63%) Windows
2 5 (3.70%) UNIX
3 4 (2.96%) Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.15%) TDD
2 35 (25.93%) BDD
3 28 (20.74%) Scrum
4 26 (19.26%) MVC
5 21 (15.56%) OO
6 19 (14.07%) Test Scripting
7 18 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 18 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 16 (11.85%) Kanban
8 16 (11.85%) Test Management
8 16 (11.85%) CRM
8 16 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (11.85%) Software Testing
9 14 (10.37%) Web Development
10 13 (9.63%) Migration
11 12 (8.89%) Automated Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Project Management
12 11 (8.15%) Unit Testing
13 10 (7.41%) UML
14 9 (6.67%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (55.56%) C#
2 37 (27.41%) Java
3 33 (24.44%) SQL
4 31 (22.96%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.15%) Scala
6 8 (5.93%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 20 (14.81%) ISEB
4 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.93%) Degree
6 6 (4.44%) CCA
7 5 (3.70%) MCTS
8 4 (2.96%) MCSD
9 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.48%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.96%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (32.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.89%) Oracle
3 11 (8.15%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.70%) IBM
5 4 (2.96%) Informatica
6 3 (2.22%) ESRI
6 3 (2.22%) SAP
6 3 (2.22%) Cognos
7 2 (1.48%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
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