Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for .NET Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Framework over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 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 Framework
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 55 26
Rank change year-on-year +14 -29 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 20 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.51% 4.34% 3.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.97% 8.93% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +33.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £415 £363 £277
90th Percentile £461 £420 £330
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.76% +0.59% -0.59%

.NET Framework 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 223 280 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 50.34% 48.61% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 228 28
Northern Ireland median daily rate £446 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +26.92% -3.70%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £250
90th Percentile £538 £504 £421
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +2.04% -57.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.38 £13.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.17 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.01% +6.67% +4.17%

.NET Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing .NET Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Framework in Northern Ireland

.NET Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Framework in Northern Ireland

.NET Framework
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +3 13 £432 +7.88% 4
County Londonderry - 2 - - 1
.NET Framework
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for .NET Framework.

1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (90.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) Finance
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (50.00%) Banking
5 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (45.00%) OO
6 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
6 9 (45.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (40.00%) WCF
7 8 (40.00%) Spring
7 8 (40.00%) DevExpress
7 8 (40.00%) REST
7 8 (40.00%) N-Tier
7 8 (40.00%) WinForms
8 7 (35.00%) Scrum
8 7 (35.00%) Web Services
8 7 (35.00%) OOP
8 7 (35.00%) SOA
8 7 (35.00%) Sybase
8 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET
8 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (35.00%) Oracle
8 7 (35.00%) RESTful
8 7 (35.00%) Memory Management
8 7 (35.00%) Algorithms

.NET Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 7 (35.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 10 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (70.00%) .NET Developer
2 14 (70.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior WinForms Developer
5 1 (5.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (40.00%) REST
3 8 (40.00%) Spring
3 8 (40.00%) WCF
3 8 (40.00%) WinForms
4 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET
4 7 (35.00%) JSON
4 7 (35.00%) RESTful
4 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 7 (35.00%) WF
4 7 (35.00%) WPF
5 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.00%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 7 (35.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (45.00%) OO
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (35.00%) Memory Management
4 7 (35.00%) OOP
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) SOA
5 4 (20.00%) Data Management
5 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) B2B
6 2 (10.00%) OOD
7 1 (5.00%) API Design
7 1 (5.00%) Cloud Operations
7 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) DevExpress
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft