The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 4 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.15% 6.41% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 6.48% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 5
Median daily rate £350 £393 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.82% +25.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £465 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 333 386 244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.97% 98.97% 97.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 270 187
Median daily rate £361 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
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 Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Cardiff

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Cardiff

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Cardiff

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

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 Cardiff region featuring .NET Developer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) MVC
3 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) Scrum
5 8 (50.00%) NUnit
6 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (43.75%) C#
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 6 (37.50%) MSTest
7 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
8 5 (31.25%) MSBuild
8 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
8 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
8 5 (31.25%) Coaching
8 5 (31.25%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
8 5 (31.25%) OOP
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) Web Development
9 4 (25.00%) TDD

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Extranet
1 2 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) NUnit
2 6 (37.50%) MSTest
3 5 (31.25%) MSBuild
3 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) MbUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
5 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (12.50%) Ajax
7 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
7 2 (12.50%) REST
8 1 (6.25%) CSS3
8 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
8 1 (6.25%) HTML5
8 1 (6.25%) Regular Expression
8 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) MVC
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) Coaching
5 5 (31.25%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
5 5 (31.25%) OOP
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Web Development
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Data Flow Diagram
7 3 (18.75%) Use Case
8 2 (12.50%) API Design
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) BDD
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) SAP