Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 32 13
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET 55 60 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 16.62% 10.66% 9.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.16% 22.56% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 13
Belfast median daily rate £433 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% +15.38% +51.16%
10th Percentile £363 £261 £263
90th Percentile £518 £431 £423
County Antrim median daily rate £433 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +15.33% +15.38% +51.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 171 266 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 51.66% 47.25% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 218 23
Belfast median daily rate £450 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +37.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £309 £350 £253
90th Percentile £538 £491 £424
County Antrim median daily rate £450 £413 £300
% change year-on-year +9.09% +37.50% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Belfast median hourly rate - £13.78 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.75% -68.75%
County Antrim median hourly rate - £13.78 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +37.75% -68.75%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Belfast

.NET
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 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for .NET.

1 43 (78.18%) C#
2 33 (60.00%) WPF
3 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (56.36%) SQL
5 28 (50.91%) SOA
5 28 (50.91%) Finance
6 27 (49.09%) ASP.NET
7 25 (45.45%) MVC
7 25 (45.45%) Multithreading
8 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (43.64%) Oracle
9 18 (32.73%) WCF
10 16 (29.09%) Banking
11 15 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.55%) Scrum
14 8 (14.55%) MongoDB
15 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (12.73%) TDD
15 7 (12.73%) Front Office
15 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
15 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
16 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
16 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
17 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
17 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
17 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
17 5 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library

.NET
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 15 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Big Data
7 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) Grunt
4 1 (1.82%) gulp
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 28 (50.91%) Finance
2 16 (29.09%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Front Office
4 4 (7.27%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Military
6 1 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (89.09%) Developer
2 37 (67.27%) .NET Developer
3 17 (30.91%) C# Developer
4 12 (21.82%) Senior Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (12.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.73%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (12.73%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.64%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.64%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (60.00%) WPF
2 27 (49.09%) ASP.NET
3 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (32.73%) WCF
5 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library
7 4 (7.27%) RESTful
7 4 (7.27%) Web Services
8 3 (5.45%) ADO.NET
8 3 (5.45%) JSON
8 3 (5.45%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (5.45%) WF
9 2 (3.64%) Classic ASP
9 2 (3.64%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.82%) LESS
10 1 (1.82%) React
10 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Derivative
4 2 (3.64%) Equities
4 2 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (3.64%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.82%) Blog
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.82%) Podcast
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) SOA
3 25 (45.45%) Multithreading
3 25 (45.45%) MVC
4 8 (14.55%) Scrum
5 7 (12.73%) TDD
6 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.09%) Asynchronous Programming
7 5 (9.09%) CRM
7 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Change Management
8 4 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (7.27%) Kanban
8 4 (7.27%) Presales
8 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.27%) SDLC
8 4 (7.27%) Service Design
8 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) C#
2 31 (56.36%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.45%) Python
5 2 (3.64%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Sybase
3 3 (5.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.82%) DevExpress