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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 17 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 66 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.51% 12.11% 9.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.51% 49.60% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 36
Average daily rate
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£323 £299 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.94% -4.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £249 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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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
203 125 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.25% 24.41% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 62 82
Average daily rate £420 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £195
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 7 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
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 19 December 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 19 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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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 59 £320 +8.47% 28
West Wales -19 2 £440 +46.66%
North Wales -1 1 - - 4
Mid Wales - - - - 1
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 87 (63.50%) C#
2 70 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (45.99%) SQL Server
4 57 (41.61%) ASP.NET
5 43 (31.39%) CSS
5 43 (31.39%) MVC
6 42 (30.66%) Security Cleared
7 41 (29.93%) .NET Framework
7 41 (29.93%) HTML
8 40 (29.20%) Scrum
9 38 (27.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (27.01%) Microsoft
11 35 (25.55%) TDD
12 33 (24.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (24.09%) JavaScript
13 32 (23.36%) SharePoint
14 31 (22.63%) XML
14 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
15 30 (21.90%) Visual Studio
15 30 (21.90%) Web Services
16 28 (20.44%) Java
17 27 (19.71%) BDD
17 27 (19.71%) Selenium
17 27 (19.71%) Open Source
18 26 (18.98%) REST
18 26 (18.98%) WCF
18 26 (18.98%) SQL
19 25 (18.25%) SOAP
20 22 (16.06%) Subversion
21 21 (15.33%) JIRA

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (23.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.84%) ArcGIS
3 7 (5.11%) JBoss
3 7 (5.11%) IIS
3 7 (5.11%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.19%) SAS
6 3 (2.19%) CMS
6 3 (2.19%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.46%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.73%) Node.js
8 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.73%) Apache
8 1 (0.73%) FileNet
8 1 (0.73%) Lync
8 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.73%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) MS Office
1 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.19%) Office 365
3 2 (1.46%) Basecamp
3 2 (1.46%) Trello
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) Intranet
2 3 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (45.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (7.30%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.92%) MS Access
9 3 (2.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.73%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 38 (27.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (21.90%) Visual Studio
3 27 (19.71%) Selenium
4 22 (16.06%) Subversion
5 21 (15.33%) JIRA
5 21 (15.33%) Jenkins
6 20 (14.60%) WebDriver
7 13 (9.49%) Bugzilla
8 12 (8.76%) JMeter
8 12 (8.76%) TortoiseSVN
9 8 (5.84%) TestNG
10 6 (4.38%) Maven
10 6 (4.38%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.38%) Ant
10 6 (4.38%) JUnit
10 6 (4.38%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.65%) Gradle
11 5 (3.65%) Artifactory
11 5 (3.65%) ReSharper
12 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (13.87%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.19%) Electronics
3 3 (2.19%) Back Office
3 3 (2.19%) Marketing
4 2 (1.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.46%) Publishing
4 2 (1.46%) Front Office
5 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.73%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (55.47%) Developer
2 39 (28.47%) .NET Developer
3 17 (12.41%) Architect
4 14 (10.22%) Tester
5 13 (9.49%) Analyst
6 12 (8.76%) Technical Architect
7 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (6.57%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.57%) SharePoint Developer
9 7 (5.11%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.65%) VB.NET Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Systems Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 5 (3.65%) CRM Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Automation Tester
11 4 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.92%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.61%) ASP.NET
2 43 (31.39%) CSS
3 41 (29.93%) .NET Framework
3 41 (29.93%) HTML
4 33 (24.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (22.63%) XML
6 30 (21.90%) Web Services
7 26 (18.98%) REST
7 26 (18.98%) WCF
8 25 (18.25%) SOAP
9 19 (13.87%) jQuery
10 17 (12.41%) HTML5
10 17 (12.41%) CSS3
11 12 (8.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (6.57%) Ajax
12 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 8 (5.84%) Spring
13 8 (5.84%) Spring MVC
14 7 (5.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.71%) Open Source
2 15 (10.95%) Client/Server
3 8 (5.84%) NHS
4 6 (4.38%) AS400
4 6 (4.38%) GIS
4 6 (4.38%) User Experience
5 4 (2.92%) Replication
6 3 (2.19%) DTV
6 3 (2.19%) iSeries
6 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.84%) UNIX
2 3 (2.19%) Windows
3 1 (0.73%) Linux
3 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (31.39%) MVC
3 40 (29.20%) Scrum
4 35 (25.55%) TDD
5 27 (19.71%) BDD
6 20 (14.60%) Automation Testing
7 19 (13.87%) Test Scripting
7 19 (13.87%) Kanban
8 18 (13.14%) Load Testing
9 17 (12.41%) Software Testing
10 14 (10.22%) SOA
10 14 (10.22%) UML
11 13 (9.49%) Project Management
11 13 (9.49%) CRM
12 12 (8.76%) Test Management
13 8 (5.84%) Unit Testing
14 7 (5.11%) Content Management
15 6 (4.38%) Information Architecture
15 6 (4.38%) Migration
15 6 (4.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (63.50%) C#
2 33 (24.09%) JavaScript
3 28 (20.44%) Java
4 26 (18.98%) SQL
5 9 (6.57%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.19%) VB
7 3 (2.19%) PHP
7 3 (2.19%) SAS Macro
8 2 (1.46%) C
8 2 (1.46%) C++
9 1 (0.73%) Python
9 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (30.66%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
4 14 (10.22%) ISEB
5 3 (2.19%) CCA
5 3 (2.19%) Degree
6 2 (1.46%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.73%) MCSD
7 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) vCloud
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (10.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.73%) Ansible
2 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (27.01%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.41%) Oracle
3 6 (4.38%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.65%) ESRI
5 4 (2.92%) SAP
6 3 (2.19%) Informatica
6 3 (2.19%) IBM
6 3 (2.19%) VMware
7 2 (1.46%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.73%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.73%) Cognos
8 1 (0.73%) Google
8 1 (0.73%) Alterian
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Cwmbran
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 23 days ago