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 28 June 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)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 8 15
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7  
Contract jobs citing .NET 49 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.65% 10.89% 6.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.06% 39.29% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 5 2
Median daily rate £381 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £293 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £391 £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.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 188 28 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 52.37% 27.72% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 13 11
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.03% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -15 48 £381 +1.66% 4
Newry - 1 - -
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 46 (67.65%) C#
1 46 (67.65%) SQL
2 41 (60.29%) SQL Server
3 37 (54.41%) Finance
4 36 (52.94%) JavaScript
5 35 (51.47%) WCF
6 33 (48.53%) JSON
6 33 (48.53%) Web Services
7 31 (45.59%) Banking
8 30 (44.12%) Oracle
9 29 (42.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (36.76%) .NET Framework
11 24 (35.29%) XML
11 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET
12 23 (33.82%) PL/SQL
13 21 (30.88%) HTML
13 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
14 20 (29.41%) jQuery
14 20 (29.41%) CSS
15 19 (27.94%) MVC
16 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (23.53%) HTML5
16 16 (23.53%) SOA
16 16 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (22.06%) User Experience
17 15 (22.06%) CRM
17 15 (22.06%) Siebel
18 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (19.12%) WPF
19 13 (19.12%) Jenkins

.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 10 (14.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.35%) IIS
2 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) LDAP
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (60.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
2 12 (17.65%) Artifactory
2 12 (17.65%) TeamCity
3 11 (16.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (13.24%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.29%) NUnit
6 6 (8.82%) Bitbucket
6 6 (8.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.47%) Moq
7 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.47%) QUnit
7 1 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 37 (54.41%) Finance
2 31 (45.59%) Banking
3 12 (17.65%) Front Office
4 4 (5.88%) Advertising
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (70.59%) Developer
2 21 (30.88%) C# Developer
3 18 (26.47%) .NET Developer
4 16 (23.53%) UI Developer
5 10 (14.71%) Angular Developer
6 9 (13.24%) Support Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) JavaScript Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Senior Support Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) C# WPF Developer
9 5 (7.35%) C++ Developer
9 5 (7.35%) C++/C# Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior C++ Developer
9 5 (7.35%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (7.35%) WPF Developer
10 3 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (4.41%) Technical Support
10 3 (4.41%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (51.47%) WCF
2 33 (48.53%) JSON
2 33 (48.53%) Web Services
3 29 (42.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (36.76%) .NET Framework
5 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 24 (35.29%) XML
6 21 (30.88%) HTML
7 20 (29.41%) CSS
7 20 (29.41%) jQuery
8 16 (23.53%) HTML5
8 16 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (19.12%) Node.js
9 13 (19.12%) WPF
10 12 (17.65%) AngularJS
11 11 (16.18%) ADO.NET
11 11 (16.18%) RESTful
11 11 (16.18%) WF
12 7 (10.29%) REST
13 6 (8.82%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) User Experience
2 11 (16.18%) Algorithms
3 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) MVC
2 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) SOA
3 15 (22.06%) CRM
4 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (17.65%) OO
5 12 (17.65%) Scrum
6 11 (16.18%) Memory Management
6 11 (16.18%) Multithreading
7 10 (14.71%) OOP
8 7 (10.29%) Issue Tracking
8 7 (10.29%) Process Improvement
8 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.88%) OOD
10 4 (5.88%) TDD
11 3 (4.41%) ITIL
11 3 (4.41%) Process Management
11 3 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (2.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (67.65%) C#
1 46 (67.65%) SQL
2 36 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 23 (33.82%) PL/SQL
4 12 (17.65%) Java
5 8 (11.76%) C
5 8 (11.76%) C++
6 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.82%) C++/CLI
8 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.47%) VBA
9 1 (1.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Oracle
2 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.06%) Siebel
4 12 (17.65%) Sybase
5 6 (8.82%) Google
5 6 (8.82%) Perforce
6 3 (4.41%) BMC
6 3 (4.41%) Remedy
7 1 (1.47%) BT
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