Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 -17
Contract jobs citing .NET 140 89 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.26% 9.59% 5.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.54% 34.77% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 75 55
South Wales median daily rate £400 £369 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% -5.38% +7.22%
10th Percentile £289 £186 £288
90th Percentile £535 £485 £520
Wales median daily rate £400 £360 £389
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.40% +8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 -
Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 -

.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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 474 256 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 34.75% 27.59% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 194 199
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £275
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Wales median daily rate £416 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +5.38% -7.06% +14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £21.75 £21.57 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +0.33% +34.38%
Wales median hourly rate £21.75 £21.57 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.81% +0.33% -14.85%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in South Wales

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in South Wales

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in South Wales

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in South Wales

.NET
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 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
Cardiff -1 103 £400 +11.11% 34
Newport -5 21 £438 -2.78% 12
Caerphilly - 4 £175 -
Torfaen - 1 £260 - 1
.NET
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 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 South Wales region with a requirement for .NET.

1 103 (73.57%) C#
2 67 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (38.57%) ASP.NET
4 53 (37.86%) MVC
5 49 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 48 (34.29%) SQL
7 47 (33.57%) .NET Framework
8 46 (32.86%) SQL Server
9 41 (29.29%) JavaScript
10 36 (25.71%) HTML
10 36 (25.71%) Scrum
11 34 (24.29%) CSS
12 33 (23.57%) Test Automation
13 31 (22.14%) Visual Studio
14 29 (20.71%) Unit Testing
15 28 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (20.00%) TDD
16 27 (19.29%) Finance
16 27 (19.29%) Entity Framework
17 26 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (15.00%) MSTest
19 20 (14.29%) Apple iOS
19 20 (14.29%) AngularJS
19 20 (14.29%) Mentoring
19 20 (14.29%) NUnit
19 20 (14.29%) OO
20 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
21 18 (12.86%) Git (software)
21 18 (12.86%) Relational Database

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (2.86%) IIS
1 4 (2.86%) Mule
1 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.86%) WildFly
2 3 (2.14%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.71%) FileNet
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.86%) SaaS
4 2 (1.43%) npm
4 2 (1.43%) NuGet
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (32.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.86%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.43%) GIS
6 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.71%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.71%) OLAP
7 1 (0.71%) OLTP
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (22.14%) Visual Studio
2 21 (15.00%) MSTest
3 20 (14.29%) NUnit
4 18 (12.86%) Git (software)
5 16 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (8.57%) Selenium
7 10 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 10 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (4.29%) Mercurial
8 6 (4.29%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.57%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.86%) Artifactory
10 4 (2.86%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.14%) JIRA
11 3 (2.14%) MbUnit
11 3 (2.14%) NCrunch
11 3 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (2.14%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (2.14%) ReSharper
11 3 (2.14%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (19.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (75.00%) Developer
2 73 (52.14%) .NET Developer
3 30 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 20 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (9.29%) Software Developer
6 10 (7.14%) Tester
7 9 (6.43%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Lead Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.00%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Xamarin Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Architect
11 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (3.57%) CRM Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Developer in Test
11 5 (3.57%) Lead .NET Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.57%) ASP.NET
2 47 (33.57%) .NET Framework
3 36 (25.71%) HTML
4 34 (24.29%) CSS
5 28 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (19.29%) Entity Framework
7 20 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (11.43%) jQuery
9 16 (11.43%) RESTful
10 15 (10.71%) React
11 14 (10.00%) WPF
12 13 (9.29%) LINQ
13 10 (7.14%) SOAP
14 9 (6.43%) Ajax
14 9 (6.43%) HTML5
14 9 (6.43%) WCF
15 8 (5.71%) .NET Core
15 8 (5.71%) JSON
15 8 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.29%) NHS
4 3 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.43%) FMCG
5 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 18 (12.86%) Windows
3 17 (12.14%) Android
4 3 (2.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.86%) MVC
3 36 (25.71%) Scrum
4 33 (23.57%) Test Automation
5 29 (20.71%) Unit Testing
6 28 (20.00%) TDD
7 26 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 20 (14.29%) OO
9 18 (12.86%) BDD
9 18 (12.86%) OOP
10 17 (12.14%) Android Development
10 17 (12.14%) iOS Development
11 15 (10.71%) Coaching
12 13 (9.29%) DevOps
13 11 (7.86%) Migration
13 11 (7.86%) Software Engineering
14 7 (5.00%) API Testing
14 7 (5.00%) Integration Testing
14 7 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (73.57%) C#
2 48 (34.29%) SQL
3 41 (29.29%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.57%) XAML
5 10 (7.14%) Java
6 8 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.29%) Python
8 5 (3.57%) Scala
9 4 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.14%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.14%) PHP
10 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.43%) VBA
12 1 (0.71%) C
12 1 (0.71%) C++
12 1 (0.71%) R
12 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.00%) Degree
4 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) CISSP
5 2 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) MCP
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.14%) QA
1 3 (2.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 49 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.14%) Xamarin
3 9 (6.43%) IBM
4 3 (2.14%) SAP
5 2 (1.43%) ESRI
5 2 (1.43%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.71%) Apple
6 1 (0.71%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.71%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.71%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.71%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.71%) Sage
6 1 (0.71%) Tableau
6 1 (0.71%) Twitter