Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 53 21
Rank change year-on-year +33 -32 -3
Contract jobs citing .NET 20 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.51% 3.39% 7.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.02% 9.14% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 13
Belfast median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £334 £265
90th Percentile £540 £423 £484
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Belfast median hourly rate - - £14.34
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £14.34

.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 111 175 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 36.16% 37.08% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 129 33
Belfast median daily rate £412 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% +10.27%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £265
90th Percentile £488 £475 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% +10.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Belfast median hourly rate £104.00 - £12.17
10th Percentile £44.60 - £10.43
90th Percentile £172.20 - £13.91
County Antrim median hourly rate £104.00 - £12.17

.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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019, 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 15 (75.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (30.00%) MVC
6 6 (30.00%) Advertising
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) HTML
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (20.00%) EPiServer
8 4 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (20.00%) WPF
9 3 (15.00%) jQuery
9 3 (15.00%) TDD
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (15.00%) CSS
9 3 (15.00%) CRM
9 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
10 2 (10.00%) Angular 2
10 2 (10.00%) Legal
10 2 (10.00%) BDD
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (10.00%) SDLC
10 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

.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 4 (20.00%) EPiServer
2 2 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) Star Schema
4 1 (5.00%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) QlikView
4 1 (5.00%) RavenDB
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.00%) JSUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (30.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (20.00%) EPiServer Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (20.00%) WPF
5 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.00%) Angular 2
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Core
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.00%) Node.js
7 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (5.00%) REST
7 1 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (5.00%) Sass
7 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
4 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) API Development
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) MVVM
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) SOLID
5 1 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C#
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Informatica
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Talend
2 1 (5.00%) Vermilion