The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 11 16
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5  
Contract jobs citing .NET 17 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.25% 10.71% 7.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.61% 40.00% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
Median daily rate £375 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +59.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +4.34%  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 72 30 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 34.95% 26.79% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 24
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Belfast

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Belfast

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Belfast over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Belfast

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for .NET.

1 26 (83.87%) C#
2 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
3 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
5 11 (35.48%) WCF
5 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
5 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (32.26%) JSON
6 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
6 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle
6 10 (32.26%) Web Services
7 9 (29.03%) OO
7 9 (29.03%) ADO.NET
7 9 (29.03%) HTML
7 9 (29.03%) Sybase
7 9 (29.03%) WPF
7 9 (29.03%) WF
7 9 (29.03%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
7 9 (29.03%) RESTful
7 9 (29.03%) Memory Management
7 9 (29.03%) Algorithms
8 8 (25.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (25.81%) Banking
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) SOA
8 8 (25.81%) Front Office
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft

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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 8 (25.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.81%) Banking
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
1 8 (25.81%) Front Office
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 17 (54.84%) .NET Developer
3 15 (48.39%) C# Developer
4 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (16.13%) C# WPF Developer
5 5 (16.13%) WPF Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.45%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Architect
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
1 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
1 11 (35.48%) WCF
2 10 (32.26%) JSON
2 10 (32.26%) Web Services
3 9 (29.03%) ADO.NET
3 9 (29.03%) HTML
3 9 (29.03%) RESTful
3 9 (29.03%) WF
3 9 (29.03%) WPF
4 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
4 7 (22.58%) XML
5 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) DOM
7 2 (6.45%) SOAP
7 2 (6.45%) XHTML
7 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Memory Management
2 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
2 9 (29.03%) OO
2 9 (29.03%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) OOP
3 8 (25.81%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (3.23%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.23%) OOD
5 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) SOLID
5 1 (3.23%) TDD
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Sybase
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft