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 3 months to 29 April 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1  
Contract jobs citing .NET 26 109 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.59% 20.45% 22.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.06% 48.88% 57.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 83 83
Median daily rate £375 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £293 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £460 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £338
% change year-on-year -4.10% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £42.90 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.98%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.84% -7.14%  

.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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 144 223 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.44% 41.84% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 158 132
Median daily rate £345 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £16.39 £42.90 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.79% +31.98%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
Cardiff -16 14 £400 +3.22% 8
Newport -16 2 £338 -8.78% 4
Bridgend - 1 £300 - 1
.NET
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 South Wales region with a requirement for .NET.

1 27 (56.25%) C#
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) ASP.NET
4 19 (39.58%) MVC
5 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
6 17 (35.42%) SQL
7 15 (31.25%) Scrum
8 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
9 13 (27.08%) NUnit
9 13 (27.08%) jQuery
9 13 (27.08%) Unit Testing
9 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 11 (22.92%) Mentoring
12 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (20.83%) CSS
12 10 (20.83%) HTML
13 9 (18.75%) Finance
13 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (18.75%) Entity Framework
14 8 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (16.67%) MSTest
14 8 (16.67%) Coaching
14 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 7 (14.58%) Unity DI Container
15 7 (14.58%) DevOps
15 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
15 7 (14.58%) REST
15 7 (14.58%) MSBuild

.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 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Jetty
2 3 (6.25%) Mongrel
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.25%) Google App Engine
3 3 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.08%) Route 53
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) DHCP
1 3 (6.25%) DNS
1 3 (6.25%) DSL
1 3 (6.25%) FTP
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
1 3 (6.25%) IPsec
1 3 (6.25%) SSL
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) Extranet
2 1 (2.08%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) NUnit
2 8 (16.67%) MSTest
3 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.58%) MSBuild
3 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.25%) Grunt
6 3 (6.25%) gulp
6 3 (6.25%) Selenium
6 3 (6.25%) Travis CI
6 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.08%) MbUnit
8 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.08%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Developer
2 22 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (6.25%) XML Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) ASP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Sitecore Developer
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) ASP.NET
2 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (27.08%) jQuery
3 12 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (20.83%) CSS
4 10 (20.83%) HTML
5 9 (18.75%) Entity Framework
6 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (14.58%) REST
7 7 (14.58%) Unity DI Container
7 7 (14.58%) WCF
8 6 (12.50%) HTML5
8 6 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (10.42%) Ajax
9 5 (10.42%) NHibernate
9 5 (10.42%) XML
10 4 (8.33%) Sass
10 4 (8.33%) SOAP
10 4 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.25%) NHS
1 3 (6.25%) User Experience
1 3 (6.25%) W3C
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Fintech
3 1 (2.08%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) MVC
3 15 (31.25%) Scrum
4 13 (27.08%) Unit Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Mentoring
6 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.67%) Coaching
7 8 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.58%) DevOps
8 7 (14.58%) OOP
8 7 (14.58%) Web Development
9 6 (12.50%) TDD
10 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Mobile First
11 4 (8.33%) API Design
11 4 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
11 4 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
11 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (4.17%) VB6
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.25%) Xen
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) Marathon
2 3 (6.25%) Mesos
2 3 (6.25%) Rundeck
2 3 (6.25%) Terraform
3 1 (2.08%) Fluentd
3 1 (2.08%) Grafana
3 1 (2.08%) Kibana
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) Blue Prism
4 2 (4.17%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
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