Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 45 12
Rank change year-on-year +26 -33 +8
Contract jobs citing .NET 33 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.35% 7.60% 11.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.37% 16.95% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 20
Northern Ireland median daily rate £433 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +3.90% +25.20%
10th Percentile £350 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £543 £424
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -

.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 162 295 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 41.01% 44.83% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 231 35
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £358 £250
90th Percentile £525 £488 £420
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £13.78 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.75% -68.75%
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.13%

.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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +22 27 £433 +8.13% 23
County Londonderry - 2 - -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 30 (90.91%) C#
2 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET
3 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (51.52%) SQL
5 16 (48.48%) WPF
6 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (45.45%) MVC
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (30.30%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (27.27%) AngularJS
10 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (21.21%) WCF
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.21%) Advertising
11 6 (18.18%) SOA
12 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
12 5 (15.15%) Finance
12 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
12 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (12.12%) JIRA
13 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
13 4 (12.12%) EPiServer
13 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
13 4 (12.12%) Banking
13 4 (12.12%) HTML
13 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 3 (9.09%) Automated Trading
14 3 (9.09%) Oracle
14 3 (9.09%) OO

.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 4 (12.12%) EPiServer
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) RavenDB
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Grunt
3 1 (3.03%) gulp
3 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JSUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 7 (21.21%) Advertising
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Developer
2 23 (69.70%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (12.12%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (12.12%) EPiServer Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Azure Developer
7 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Java Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET
2 16 (48.48%) WPF
3 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 7 (21.21%) WCF
6 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
7 4 (12.12%) HTML
8 3 (9.09%) CSS
8 3 (9.09%) SOAP
8 3 (9.09%) Web Services
9 2 (6.06%) Angular 2
9 2 (6.06%) JSON
9 2 (6.06%) REST
9 2 (6.06%) XML
10 1 (3.03%) .NET Core
10 1 (3.03%) HTML5
10 1 (3.03%) Redux
10 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.03%) Blog
4 1 (3.03%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) LIMS
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Podcast
4 1 (3.03%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) MVC
3 6 (18.18%) SOA
4 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
5 3 (9.09%) Automated Trading
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) OO
5 3 (9.09%) OOD
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.06%) BDD
6 2 (6.06%) Open Source
6 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps
7 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) C#
2 17 (51.52%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) TIBCO