Period
to 20 July 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 20 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 19 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 0
Contract jobs citing .NET 103 76 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.64% 6.99% 14.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.31% 25.68% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 64 124
South Wales median daily rate £405 £366 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -5.48% +10.71%
10th Percentile £319 £247 £289
90th Percentile £529 £459 £513
Wales median daily rate £405 £361 £388
% change year-on-year +12.11% -6.77% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
South Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.86% +39.23%
Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 £45.25
% change year-on-year - -48.86% +3.43%

.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 407 296 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 30.19% 27.23% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 233 241
South Wales median daily rate £411 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £307 £240 £285
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
South Wales median hourly rate - £18.25 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.67% +118.07%
Wales median hourly rate - £18.25 £45.25
% change year-on-year - -59.67% +39.23%

.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 20 July 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 20 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
Cardiff -5 64 £413 +11.49% 22
Newport -3 17 £425 +6.25% 2
Caerphilly - 4 £175 -
Bridgend +5 2 - - 1
Torfaen - 1 £260 - 2
.NET
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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 South Wales region with a requirement for .NET.

1 77 (74.76%) C#
2 53 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (49.51%) SQL Server
4 44 (42.72%) MVC
5 41 (39.81%) ASP.NET
6 40 (38.83%) .NET Framework
7 37 (35.92%) Scrum
7 37 (35.92%) HTML
8 35 (33.98%) Microsoft
9 34 (33.01%) SQL
10 32 (31.07%) JavaScript
10 32 (31.07%) CSS
11 30 (29.13%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (27.18%) Entity Framework
12 28 (27.18%) AngularJS
13 25 (24.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (23.30%) Unit Testing
15 22 (21.36%) Test Automation
16 20 (19.42%) jQuery
17 19 (18.45%) TDD
18 17 (16.50%) WCF
19 16 (15.53%) Mentoring
19 16 (15.53%) Coaching
20 15 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
20 15 (14.56%) RESTful
20 15 (14.56%) Selenium
20 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
21 14 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
21 14 (13.59%) HTML5

.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 (4.85%) CMS
2 4 (3.88%) Mule
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.88%) WildFly
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) npm
3 3 (2.91%) NuGet
4 2 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) DSL
2 1 (0.97%) Skype
2 1 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (49.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.74%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.94%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.97%) Big Data
8 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Selenium
2 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
3 13 (12.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (12.62%) Visual Studio
4 12 (11.65%) MSTest
4 12 (11.65%) NUnit
5 10 (9.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.80%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.85%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.88%) Artifactory
8 4 (3.88%) JIRA
8 4 (3.88%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.91%) Rational Team Concert
9 3 (2.91%) Subversion
10 2 (1.94%) MbUnit
10 2 (1.94%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.97%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 1 (0.97%) Advertising
2 1 (0.97%) Back Office
2 1 (0.97%) Banking
2 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
2 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
2 1 (0.97%) Legal
2 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (67.96%) Developer
2 51 (49.51%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.56%) C# Developer
4 10 (9.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.77%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) SQL Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Tester
7 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.83%) .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Azure Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.85%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (39.81%) ASP.NET
2 40 (38.83%) .NET Framework
3 37 (35.92%) HTML
4 32 (31.07%) CSS
5 28 (27.18%) AngularJS
5 28 (27.18%) Entity Framework
6 25 (24.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (19.42%) jQuery
8 17 (16.50%) WCF
9 15 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (14.56%) RESTful
10 14 (13.59%) HTML5
11 11 (10.68%) REST
11 11 (10.68%) SOAP
12 10 (9.71%) Aurelia
12 10 (9.71%) JSON
12 10 (9.71%) LINQ
13 9 (8.74%) React
14 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (6.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.94%) FMCG
3 2 (1.94%) NHS
4 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.97%) Fintech
4 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.91%) Windows
3 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (42.72%) MVC
3 37 (35.92%) Scrum
4 24 (23.30%) Unit Testing
5 22 (21.36%) Test Automation
6 19 (18.45%) TDD
7 16 (15.53%) Coaching
7 16 (15.53%) Mentoring
8 14 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (12.62%) DevOps
10 11 (10.68%) Microservices
10 11 (10.68%) OOP
11 9 (8.74%) Migration
11 9 (8.74%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.77%) Integration Testing
13 7 (6.80%) Web Development
14 6 (5.83%) BDD
14 6 (5.83%) Functional Testing
14 6 (5.83%) SDET
14 6 (5.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 77 (74.76%) C#
2 34 (33.01%) SQL
3 32 (31.07%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.59%) TypeScript
5 8 (7.77%) Java
6 7 (6.80%) Python
6 7 (6.80%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.88%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.88%) Scala
9 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.94%) C++
10 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.97%) Groovy
11 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.97%) R
11 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) Degree
4 4 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.94%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Docker
1 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.97%) Ansible
2 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (33.98%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) IBM
3 4 (3.88%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle
4 2 (1.94%) VMware
5 1 (0.97%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.97%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.97%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.97%) Sage
5 1 (0.97%) Tableau
5 1 (0.97%) Twitter