Period
to 15 July 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 15 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 (dotNet)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 25 11
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14 +6
Contract jobs citing .NET 83 67 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.08% 11.36% 10.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.25% 23.84% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 12
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% +7.14% +13.82%
10th Percentile £363 £260 £271
90th Percentile £524 £453 £424
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +4.73%

.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 217 281 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 49.89% 47.63% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 229 28
Northern Ireland median daily rate £443 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% -3.70%
10th Percentile £314 £324 £250
90th Percentile £538 £503 £421
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +3.81%

.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 15 July 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 15 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 +16 73 £433 +15.33% 20
County Londonderry - 3 £638 - 3
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 65 (78.31%) C#
2 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (48.19%) Finance
4 36 (43.37%) SQL
5 35 (42.17%) SOA
6 34 (40.96%) Oracle
7 33 (39.76%) WPF
7 33 (39.76%) Multithreading
8 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET
9 24 (28.92%) MVC
10 23 (27.71%) Banking
10 23 (27.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (26.51%) WCF
12 20 (24.10%) .NET Framework
12 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
13 19 (22.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (20.48%) Front Office
14 17 (20.48%) Scrum
15 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
16 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
16 14 (16.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (15.66%) Dynamics CRM
17 13 (15.66%) CRM
17 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
18 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET Web API
19 11 (13.25%) Windows
19 11 (13.25%) C++
19 11 (13.25%) TDD
19 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration

.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 19 (22.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) SaaS
3 3 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
5 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.20%) Big Data
9 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.02%) JIRA
4 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.20%) Grunt
5 1 (1.20%) gulp
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 40 (48.19%) Finance
2 23 (27.71%) Banking
3 17 (20.48%) Front Office
4 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Retail
7 1 (1.20%) Advertising
7 1 (1.20%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.20%) Military
7 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (85.54%) Developer
2 50 (60.24%) .NET Developer
3 28 (33.73%) C# Developer
4 15 (18.07%) Senior Developer
5 13 (15.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (12.05%) Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) CRM Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 4 (4.82%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Functional Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 3 (3.61%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.76%) WPF
2 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET
3 23 (27.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (26.51%) WCF
5 20 (24.10%) .NET Framework
6 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (9.64%) REST
7 8 (9.64%) RESTful
7 8 (9.64%) Spring
7 8 (9.64%) Web Services
7 8 (9.64%) WinForms
8 7 (8.43%) ADO.NET
8 7 (8.43%) JSON
8 7 (8.43%) WF
9 5 (6.02%) Entity Framework
9 5 (6.02%) Task Parallel Library
10 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.61%) Classic ASP
10 3 (3.61%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (2.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) N-Tier
2 7 (8.43%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Derivative
4 4 (4.82%) Equities
4 4 (4.82%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (4.82%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.20%) Blog
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Podcast
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) SOA
3 33 (39.76%) Multithreading
4 24 (28.92%) MVC
5 17 (20.48%) Scrum
6 13 (15.66%) CRM
6 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
7 11 (13.25%) TDD
8 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.05%) OO
8 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (12.05%) SDLC
9 9 (10.84%) Change Management
9 9 (10.84%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (10.84%) ITIL
9 9 (10.84%) Kanban
9 9 (10.84%) Presales
9 9 (10.84%) Service Design
9 9 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (78.31%) C#
2 36 (43.37%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) C++
4 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.23%) Python
6 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.61%) Java
8 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.02%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (4.82%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 34 (40.96%) Oracle
2 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) DevExpress
4 7 (8.43%) Sybase
5 3 (3.61%) TIBCO