Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 29 16
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing .NET 65 31 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 10.78% 5.61% 10.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 36.72% 23.85% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 25 79
Cardiff median daily rate £361 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.69% +25.00% -7.91%
10th Percentile £170 £288 £245
90th Percentile £420 £513 £445
South Wales median daily rate £374 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.56% +10.34% +10.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £23.14 - £21.00
10th Percentile £21.87 - £20.50
90th Percentile £24.42 - £21.50
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 - £40.76

.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 Cardiff with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 177 130 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 29.35% 23.51% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 101 247
Cardiff median daily rate £371 £388 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +18.32% -6.43%
10th Percentile £191 £263 £220
90th Percentile £475 £525 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +43.33% -89.66%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £20.25
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -36.00%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 40 (61.54%) C#
1 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
1 40 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (60.00%) SQL
2 39 (60.00%) MVC
3 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
4 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 24 (36.92%) OOP
5 24 (36.92%) .NET Framework
6 23 (35.38%) Unit Testing
7 21 (32.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (32.31%) Entity Framework
8 20 (30.77%) Degree
8 20 (30.77%) LINQ
9 18 (27.69%) NUnit
9 18 (27.69%) RDBMS
9 18 (27.69%) Relational Database
10 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (21.54%) MSTest
11 14 (21.54%) jQuery
12 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 13 (20.00%) Coaching
13 12 (18.46%) SDLC
13 12 (18.46%) Web Services
13 12 (18.46%) NHS
14 11 (16.92%) Windows
14 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
14 11 (16.92%) Visual Studio
15 10 (15.38%) XML

.NET
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 (3.08%) Confluence
1 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.08%) IIS
1 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.69%) RDBMS
2 18 (27.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) NUnit
2 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (21.54%) MSTest
4 11 (16.92%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (6.15%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.08%) JIRA
8 2 (3.08%) NuGet
8 2 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (3.08%) Subversion
8 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
8 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.54%) FxCop
9 1 (1.54%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.54%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 49 (75.38%) Developer
2 38 (58.46%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Architect
4 9 (13.85%) SQL Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Technical Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Data Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Architect
7 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Lead .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 24 (36.92%) .NET Framework
3 21 (32.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 21 (32.31%) Entity Framework
4 20 (30.77%) LINQ
5 14 (21.54%) jQuery
6 12 (18.46%) Web Services
7 10 (15.38%) XML
8 9 (13.85%) HTML
8 9 (13.85%) RESTful
8 9 (13.85%) SOAP
9 8 (12.31%) CSS
10 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
12 5 (7.69%) Code First Entity Framework
12 5 (7.69%) WCF
12 5 (7.69%) WinForms
13 4 (6.15%) HTML5
14 3 (4.62%) CSS3
14 3 (4.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) NHS
2 9 (13.85%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (60.00%) MVC
3 24 (36.92%) OOP
4 23 (35.38%) Unit Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Coaching
5 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 12 (18.46%) SDLC
7 10 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (15.38%) TOGAF
8 9 (13.85%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (12.31%) Data Modelling
9 8 (12.31%) High Availability
9 8 (12.31%) Scrum
10 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.23%) OO
11 6 (9.23%) UML
12 5 (7.69%) DevOps
13 4 (6.15%) Informatics
13 4 (6.15%) MVVM
13 4 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (61.54%) C#
2 39 (60.00%) SQL
3 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.62%) Java
7 2 (3.08%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) HL7
2 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) RedGate
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) VMware