Period
to 20 April 2018

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 6 months to 20 April 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 (dotNet)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 25 11
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 +11
Contract jobs citing .NET 74 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.41% 8.53% 10.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.92% 26.49% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 23 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.93% +1.69% +13.46%
10th Percentile £360 £260 £291
90th Percentile £518 £421 £425
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +17.65%

.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 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 206 151 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 45.68% 32.20% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 102 25
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +17.86% +5.66%
10th Percentile £313 £289 £300
90th Percentile £525 £467 £445
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.34 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.86% +6.22% -57.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.34 £13.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.34 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.63
% change year-on-year +1.23% +4.85% +10.36%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 April 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 +13 68 £431 +15.00% 22
County Londonderry - 1 £638 -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing .NET 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.

1 52 (70.27%) C#
2 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (47.30%) Finance
4 34 (45.95%) SQL
5 33 (44.59%) Oracle
5 33 (44.59%) SOA
6 29 (39.19%) Multithreading
7 25 (33.78%) WPF
8 20 (27.03%) Banking
9 19 (25.68%) Scrum
9 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
10 18 (24.32%) MVC
11 17 (22.97%) Front Office
11 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
11 17 (22.97%) .NET Framework
11 17 (22.97%) WCF
11 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (22.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (20.27%) Risk Management
14 14 (18.92%) CRM
14 14 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
15 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
16 12 (16.22%) SDLC
17 11 (14.86%) Presales
17 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (14.86%) Service Design
17 11 (14.86%) Customer Requirements
17 11 (14.86%) Change Management

.NET
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 17 (22.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.46%) SaaS
3 3 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
4 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.11%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (47.30%) Finance
2 20 (27.03%) Banking
3 17 (22.97%) Front Office
4 4 (5.41%) Marketing
5 3 (4.05%) Legal
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Military
7 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (83.78%) Developer
2 42 (56.76%) .NET Developer
3 24 (32.43%) C# Developer
4 12 (16.22%) Consultant
4 12 (16.22%) CRM Consultant
4 12 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Consultant
4 12 (16.22%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 11 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (13.51%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.05%) CRM Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 2 (2.70%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) WPF
2 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
3 17 (22.97%) .NET Framework
3 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (22.97%) WCF
4 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (10.81%) JSON
5 8 (10.81%) REST
5 8 (10.81%) Spring
5 8 (10.81%) Web Services
5 8 (10.81%) WinForms
6 7 (9.46%) ADO.NET
6 7 (9.46%) RESTful
6 7 (9.46%) WF
7 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.41%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (4.05%) Classic ASP
8 3 (4.05%) HTML
9 2 (2.70%) React
9 2 (2.70%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) N-Tier
2 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.41%) Derivative
3 4 (5.41%) Equities
3 4 (5.41%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (5.41%) Grid Computing
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) SOA
3 29 (39.19%) Multithreading
4 19 (25.68%) Scrum
5 18 (24.32%) MVC
6 15 (20.27%) Risk Management
7 14 (18.92%) CRM
8 12 (16.22%) SDLC
9 11 (14.86%) Change Management
9 11 (14.86%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (14.86%) ITIL
9 11 (14.86%) Kanban
9 11 (14.86%) Presales
9 11 (14.86%) Service Design
9 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.51%) TDD
11 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (9.46%) Memory Management
12 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (70.27%) C#
2 34 (45.95%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) C++
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.46%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.11%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) Java
8 1 (1.35%) VB
8 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (9.46%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (4.05%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 33 (44.59%) Oracle
2 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) DevExpress
4 7 (9.46%) Sybase
5 2 (2.70%) TIBCO