The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 27 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -15 -4  
Contract jobs citing .NET 14 61 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.12% 14.56% 14.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 36.53% 54.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 49 21
Median daily rate £400 £388 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +21.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

.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 Cardiff with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 119 167 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 35.00% 39.86% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 124 42
Median daily rate £388 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Cardiff

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Cardiff over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Cardiff

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Cardiff

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for .NET.

1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) MVC
2 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 17 (50.00%) C#
4 15 (44.12%) SQL
5 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
6 13 (38.24%) Scrum
7 12 (35.29%) .NET Framework
7 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
8 11 (32.35%) jQuery
8 11 (32.35%) NUnit
8 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
9 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
10 8 (23.53%) MSTest
10 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
11 7 (20.59%) MSBuild
11 7 (20.59%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (20.59%) Coaching
11 7 (20.59%) DevOps
11 7 (20.59%) Unity DI Container
11 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
11 7 (20.59%) OOP
11 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
11 7 (20.59%) RDBMS
11 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
11 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (20.59%) Web Development

.NET
Top Related 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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) Apache
3 3 (8.82%) Jetty
3 3 (8.82%) Mongrel
3 3 (8.82%) nginx
3 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.94%) GeoServer
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (8.82%) Google App Engine
3 3 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.94%) Route 53
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DHCP
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
1 3 (8.82%) DSL
1 3 (8.82%) FTP
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
1 3 (8.82%) IPsec
1 3 (8.82%) SSL
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) Extranet
2 2 (5.88%) Intranet
3 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) RDBMS
2 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.94%) GIS
4 1 (2.94%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) NUnit
2 8 (23.53%) MSTest
3 7 (20.59%) MSBuild
3 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) Travis CI
5 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.88%) Grunt
6 2 (5.88%) gulp
6 2 (5.88%) Selenium
7 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.94%) MbUnit
7 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 17 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Web Developer
5 3 (8.82%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) ASP Developer
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
2 12 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (32.35%) jQuery
4 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
5 7 (20.59%) Unity DI Container
6 6 (17.65%) CSS
6 6 (17.65%) HTML
7 5 (14.71%) Ajax
7 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (14.71%) REST
8 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
9 3 (8.82%) HTML5
9 3 (8.82%) J2EE
9 3 (8.82%) NHibernate
9 3 (8.82%) Servlets
10 2 (5.88%) Sass
10 2 (5.88%) Web Services
10 2 (5.88%) WPF
10 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) User Experience
2 2 (5.88%) W3C
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) MVC
3 13 (38.24%) Scrum
4 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
6 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Coaching
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.59%) DevOps
6 7 (20.59%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (20.59%) OOP
6 7 (20.59%) Web Development
7 5 (14.71%) TDD
8 4 (11.76%) Data Flow Diagram
8 4 (11.76%) Use Case
9 3 (8.82%) API Design
9 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.82%) CRM
9 3 (8.82%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (8.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.82%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) TypeScript
6 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
7 1 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.82%) Xen
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Ansible
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 3 (8.82%) Marathon
2 3 (8.82%) Mesos
2 3 (8.82%) Rundeck
2 3 (8.82%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) Fluentd
3 1 (2.94%) Grafana
3 1 (2.94%) Kibana
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) Google
4 2 (5.88%) Rackspace
4 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) SAP