The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

.NET Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.86% 1.82% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 1.90% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £275 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 204 105 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 97.14% 95.45% 98.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 48 53
Median daily rate £395 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Belfast

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Developer in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Belfast

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Belfast over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in Belfast

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Belfast

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, .NET Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) C#
2 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) XML
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) jQuery
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (17.65%) WCF
9 2 (11.76%) IIS
9 2 (11.76%) XHTML
9 2 (11.76%) DOM
9 2 (11.76%) XSLT
9 2 (11.76%) HND
9 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (11.76%) SOAP
9 2 (11.76%) Web Services

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) DOM
5 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) XHTML
5 2 (11.76%) XSLT
6 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
6 1 (5.88%) Ajax
6 1 (5.88%) WF
6 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (5.88%) Memory Management
3 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOD
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) SOLID
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HND
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Sybase