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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 66 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.93% 9.67% 7.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.56% 46.07% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 24
Average daily rate £301 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 £27.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +36.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
- +20.02%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
216 89 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.23% 20.99% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 59 61
Average daily rate £425 £322 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.97% -14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £398 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £140.00 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+723.52% -38.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
.NET
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 42 £340 +7.93% 31
West Wales - 19 £300 - 13
North Wales -1 1 £238 -19.49% 5
Mid Wales -1 1 £500 -
.NET
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.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 58 (56.31%) C#
2 50 (48.54%) ASP.NET
3 49 (47.57%) SQL Server
4 48 (46.60%) Microsoft
5 42 (40.78%) SQL
6 28 (27.18%) .NET Framework
7 27 (26.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
9 25 (24.27%) SharePoint
10 22 (21.36%) Visual Studio
10 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (19.42%) Java
12 18 (17.48%) HTML
12 18 (17.48%) Web Services
13 17 (16.50%) XML
14 16 (15.53%) CRM
14 16 (15.53%) Windows
14 16 (15.53%) MVC
15 15 (14.56%) Migration
15 15 (14.56%) CSS
15 15 (14.56%) jQuery
16 14 (13.59%) Web Development
17 13 (12.62%) MCTS
18 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (11.65%) TDD
18 12 (11.65%) Dynamics CRM
19 11 (10.68%) CMS
19 11 (10.68%) Scrum
19 11 (10.68%) MS Excel

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (24.27%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.68%) CMS
3 9 (8.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (7.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (6.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.83%) Umbraco
7 5 (4.85%) Kentico
7 5 (4.85%) IIS
8 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
8 4 (3.88%) Lync
8 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.91%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Project
3 4 (3.88%) MS Office
4 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.91%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.94%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.94%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Magento
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.85%) SaaS
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) DNS
1 3 (2.91%) Intranet
2 2 (1.94%) Firewall
2 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (47.57%) SQL Server
2 26 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.85%) CouchDB
5 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.94%) MySQL
7 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (26.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (21.36%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.85%) Subversion
4 4 (3.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.91%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (2.91%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.97%) RubyMine
6 1 (0.97%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Advertising
3 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (62.14%) Developer
2 38 (36.89%) .NET Developer
3 22 (21.36%) Analyst
4 14 (13.59%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (13.59%) C# Developer
5 12 (11.65%) Business Analyst
6 11 (10.68%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (5.83%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Scala Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Junior .NET Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Junior Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Junior Java Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Junior
9 4 (3.88%) Programmer
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (48.54%) ASP.NET
2 28 (27.18%) .NET Framework
3 18 (17.48%) HTML
3 18 (17.48%) Web Services
4 17 (16.50%) XML
5 15 (14.56%) CSS
5 15 (14.56%) jQuery
6 9 (8.74%) HTML5
6 9 (8.74%) SOAP
7 8 (7.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (6.80%) CSS3
9 6 (5.83%) XSLT
9 6 (5.83%) WCF
10 5 (4.85%) REST
10 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (4.85%) Batik
10 5 (4.85%) SVG
10 5 (4.85%) Akka
10 5 (4.85%) Play Framework
11 4 (3.88%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) GIS
2 4 (3.88%) AS400
2 4 (3.88%) Data Conversion
3 3 (2.91%) Open Source
4 2 (1.94%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) SCADA
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Life Science
5 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.97%) Linux
2 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) CRM
1 16 (15.53%) MVC
2 15 (14.56%) Migration
3 14 (13.59%) Web Development
4 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.65%) TDD
5 11 (10.68%) Scrum
6 10 (9.71%) OO
6 10 (9.71%) Release Management
7 9 (8.74%) Data Migration
7 9 (8.74%) BDD
8 6 (5.83%) Web Design
8 6 (5.83%) Document Management
9 5 (4.85%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (4.85%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.85%) Pair Programming
9 5 (4.85%) Process Management
10 4 (3.88%) Workflow
10 4 (3.88%) UML
10 4 (3.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.31%) C#
2 42 (40.78%) SQL
3 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.42%) Java
5 6 (5.83%) Scala
6 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.91%) PHP
8 2 (1.94%) C++
8 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.97%) VB
9 1 (0.97%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) VBA
9 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.62%) MCTS
3 8 (7.77%) MCSD
4 7 (6.80%) Degree
5 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) MCAD
7 2 (1.94%) ISEB
7 2 (1.94%) CCA
7 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) HND
8 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) HL7
2 2 (1.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.94%) GAMP
2 2 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (46.60%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) Sitecore
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
4 3 (2.91%) Adobe
4 3 (2.91%) IBM
5 2 (1.94%) ESRI
5 2 (1.94%) Cognos
5 2 (1.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
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