Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 15 25
Rank change year-on-year -34 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 36 30 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.80% 10.07% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.53% 41.67% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £403 £390 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +58.38% -24.23%
10th Percentile £289 £260 £157
90th Percentile £575 £478 £352
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 266 72 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 42.83% 24.16% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 35 16
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.41% +38.78%
10th Percentile £328 £250 £300
90th Percentile £485 £442 £470
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.78 £12.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

.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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -35 35 £403 +3.33% 1
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 20 (55.56%) C#
4 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 15 (41.67%) Finance
5 13 (36.11%) Banking
6 12 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 12 (33.33%) WCF
6 12 (33.33%) Java
6 12 (33.33%) Linux
7 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
8 10 (27.78%) HTML
8 10 (27.78%) Web Services
9 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (25.00%) XML
9 9 (25.00%) Oracle
10 8 (22.22%) LDAP
10 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 8 (22.22%) TeamCity
10 8 (22.22%) JSON
10 8 (22.22%) HTML5
10 8 (22.22%) Node.js
10 8 (22.22%) Artifactory
10 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (22.22%) npm
11 7 (19.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (19.44%) AngularJS

.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 3 (8.33%) IIS
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) npm
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Artifactory
1 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 8 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 7 (19.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (13.89%) NUnit
4 4 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 4 (11.11%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) Moq
5 1 (2.78%) ProC
5 1 (2.78%) QUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 13 (36.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) C# Developer
3 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.89%) JavaScript Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior C# Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) C++ Developer
6 4 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior C++ Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) UI Developer
7 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 12 (33.33%) WCF
2 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
3 10 (27.78%) HTML
3 10 (27.78%) Web Services
4 9 (25.00%) XML
5 8 (22.22%) HTML5
5 8 (22.22%) JSON
5 8 (22.22%) Node.js
6 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
7 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (16.67%) jQuery
8 5 (13.89%) CSS
9 4 (11.11%) .NET Remoting
9 4 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
9 4 (11.11%) REST
9 4 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (8.33%) WPF
11 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Derivative
3 2 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (16.67%) MVC
2 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 6 (16.67%) SOA
2 6 (16.67%) TDD
3 5 (13.89%) CRM
3 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
4 4 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) OOD
5 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (5.56%) BDD
6 2 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.56%) Process Management
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 20 (55.56%) C#
3 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) C
5 4 (11.11%) C++
5 4 (11.11%) C++/CLI
5 4 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Google
3 4 (11.11%) Perforce
3 4 (11.11%) Siebel
4 3 (8.33%) BMC
4 3 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) BT
5 1 (2.78%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.78%) TIBCO