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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 7 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7  
Contract jobs citing .NET 46 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 13.86% 11.63% 7.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.44% 40.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 5 2
Median daily rate £381 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £293 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £391 £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.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 174 25 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 52.41% 29.07% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 12 11
Median daily rate £413 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 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 44 (69.84%) C#
2 43 (68.25%) SQL
3 39 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 35 (55.56%) Finance
4 35 (55.56%) WCF
5 33 (52.38%) JSON
5 33 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 33 (52.38%) Web Services
6 29 (46.03%) Banking
6 29 (46.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (44.44%) Oracle
8 25 (39.68%) .NET Framework
9 24 (38.10%) XML
10 23 (36.51%) ASP.NET
10 23 (36.51%) PL/SQL
11 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
12 20 (31.75%) jQuery
12 20 (31.75%) HTML
13 19 (30.16%) CSS
14 18 (28.57%) MVC
15 16 (25.40%) SOA
15 16 (25.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (23.81%) User Experience
16 15 (23.81%) CRM
16 15 (23.81%) Siebel
16 15 (23.81%) HTML5
17 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (20.63%) WPF
19 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
19 12 (19.05%) Scrum

.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 10 (15.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.94%) IIS
2 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.59%) GitHub
2 1 (1.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) LDAP
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.87%) Artifactory
2 10 (15.87%) TeamCity
3 9 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 7 (11.11%) NUnit
5 6 (9.52%) Bitbucket
5 6 (9.52%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) Moq
6 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.59%) QUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 35 (55.56%) Finance
2 29 (46.03%) Banking
3 12 (19.05%) Front Office
4 4 (6.35%) Advertising
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (74.60%) Developer
2 21 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 18 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 15 (23.81%) UI Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Angular Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) JavaScript Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (7.94%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (7.94%) C++ Developer
8 5 (7.94%) C++/C# Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Senior C++ Developer
8 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (7.94%) WPF Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Senior Support Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Support Specialist
10 3 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (4.76%) Technical Support
10 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (55.56%) WCF
2 33 (52.38%) JSON
2 33 (52.38%) Web Services
3 29 (46.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (39.68%) .NET Framework
5 24 (38.10%) XML
6 23 (36.51%) ASP.NET
7 20 (31.75%) HTML
7 20 (31.75%) jQuery
8 19 (30.16%) CSS
9 16 (25.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (23.81%) HTML5
11 13 (20.63%) WPF
12 11 (17.46%) ADO.NET
12 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
12 11 (17.46%) Node.js
12 11 (17.46%) RESTful
12 11 (17.46%) WF
13 7 (11.11%) REST
14 6 (9.52%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) User Experience
2 11 (17.46%) Algorithms
3 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) MVC
2 16 (25.40%) SOA
3 15 (23.81%) CRM
4 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (19.05%) OO
5 12 (19.05%) Scrum
6 11 (17.46%) Memory Management
6 11 (17.46%) Multithreading
7 10 (15.87%) OOP
8 7 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
8 7 (11.11%) Process Improvement
8 7 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 4 (6.35%) OOD
10 4 (6.35%) TDD
11 3 (4.76%) ITIL
11 3 (4.76%) Process Management
11 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (3.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (69.84%) C#
2 43 (68.25%) SQL
3 33 (52.38%) JavaScript
4 23 (36.51%) PL/SQL
5 10 (15.87%) Java
6 8 (12.70%) C
6 8 (12.70%) C++
7 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 6 (9.52%) C++/CLI
9 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.59%) VBA
10 1 (1.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Docker
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Oracle
2 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (23.81%) Siebel
4 12 (19.05%) Sybase
5 6 (9.52%) Google
5 6 (9.52%) Perforce
6 3 (4.76%) BMC
6 3 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) BT
Belfast, County Antrim
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