The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 24 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 19 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.52% 12.30% 9.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.05% 44.12% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 79 34 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 35.43% 27.87% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 27
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Northern Ireland

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Northern Ireland

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Northern Ireland

.NET
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -13 17 £375 +7.14% 9
.NET
UK

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for .NET.

1 27 (81.82%) C#
2 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 18 (54.55%) SQL
4 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
6 10 (30.30%) HTML
6 10 (30.30%) WCF
6 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 9 (27.27%) JSON
7 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) Web Services
8 8 (24.24%) OO
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) ADO.NET
8 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
8 8 (24.24%) Sybase
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
8 8 (24.24%) WPF
8 8 (24.24%) WF
8 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
8 8 (24.24%) Memory Management
8 8 (24.24%) RESTful
8 8 (24.24%) Algorithms
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (21.21%) SOA
9 7 (21.21%) Front Office
9 7 (21.21%) MVC

.NET
Top Related 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 (21.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) EngageOne
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
1 7 (21.21%) Front Office
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) .NET Developer
3 14 (42.42%) C# Developer
4 7 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.12%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (12.12%) WPF Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.06%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Architect
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
1 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET Web API
1 10 (30.30%) HTML
1 10 (30.30%) WCF
2 9 (27.27%) JSON
2 9 (27.27%) Web Services
3 8 (24.24%) ADO.NET
3 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
3 8 (24.24%) RESTful
3 8 (24.24%) WF
3 8 (24.24%) WPF
4 7 (21.21%) CSS
4 7 (21.21%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.06%) DOM
7 2 (6.06%) React
7 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Memory Management
2 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
2 8 (24.24%) OO
2 8 (24.24%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
3 7 (21.21%) OOP
3 7 (21.21%) SOA
4 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.03%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (3.03%) OOD
4 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (3.03%) Scorecard
4 1 (3.03%) SOLID
4 1 (3.03%) TDD
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Web Design
4 1 (3.03%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) C#
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
4 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Sybase
Northern Ireland
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