Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 38 12
Rank change year-on-year +27 -26 -1
Contract jobs citing .NET 106 52 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.14% 4.77% 13.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.27% 16.77% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 40 140
South Wales median daily rate £389 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -1.79% +4.87%
10th Percentile £309 £185 £263
90th Percentile £489 £479 £510
Wales median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South Wales median hourly rate - - £40.76
Wales median hourly rate - £19.11 £29.50
% change year-on-year - -35.24% -

.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 277 310 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.51% 28.41% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 229 344
South Wales median daily rate £400 £423 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +16.55% +3.57%
10th Percentile £268 £200 £268
90th Percentile £525 £538 £484
Wales median daily rate £405 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -4.71% +17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.81% +34.38% -44.35%
10th Percentile £32.50 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £55.00 £20.30 £25.25
% change year-on-year +170.90% -19.59% +6.32%

.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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +19 85 £375 +15.38% 19
Newport +20 11 £425 +23.19% 7
.NET
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 67 (63.21%) C#
2 59 (55.66%) MVC
3 56 (52.83%) SQL Server
4 53 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (43.40%) SQL
6 43 (40.57%) ASP.NET
7 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
8 32 (30.19%) .NET Framework
9 29 (27.36%) JavaScript
9 29 (27.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 27 (25.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (24.53%) NUnit
11 26 (24.53%) Unit Testing
12 23 (21.70%) HTML
12 23 (21.70%) CSS
13 22 (20.75%) MSTest
14 21 (19.81%) Entity Framework
14 21 (19.81%) Test Automation
15 20 (18.87%) T-SQL
15 20 (18.87%) Visual Studio
16 19 (17.92%) OOP
16 19 (17.92%) Degree
16 19 (17.92%) DevOps
16 19 (17.92%) AngularJS
17 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (15.09%) LINQ
19 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
19 16 (15.09%) Mentoring
20 15 (14.15%) 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 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (3.77%) Mule
1 4 (3.77%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.77%) WildFly
2 3 (2.83%) CMS
2 3 (2.83%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.89%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) DSL
2 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (52.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.26%) RDBMS
2 13 (12.26%) Relational Database
3 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (5.66%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.72%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.77%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.83%) RavenDB
10 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) NUnit
2 22 (20.75%) MSTest
3 20 (18.87%) Visual Studio
4 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
6 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (10.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (8.49%) TeamCity
8 8 (7.55%) Subversion
9 7 (6.60%) MbUnit
9 7 (6.60%) Mercurial
9 7 (6.60%) Selenium
9 7 (6.60%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.83%) JMeter
10 3 (2.83%) NuGet
10 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.89%) JIRA
11 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.94%) FxCop
12 1 (0.94%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Finance
4 1 (0.94%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 74 (69.81%) Developer
2 57 (53.77%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.32%) C# Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Architect
4 10 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.49%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Data Architect
7 6 (5.66%) Consultant
7 6 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Lead Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Azure Developer
9 4 (3.77%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.57%) ASP.NET
2 32 (30.19%) .NET Framework
3 29 (27.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 27 (25.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (21.70%) CSS
5 23 (21.70%) HTML
6 21 (19.81%) Entity Framework
7 19 (17.92%) AngularJS
8 16 (15.09%) LINQ
9 15 (14.15%) HTML5
9 15 (14.15%) jQuery
9 15 (14.15%) Web Services
10 14 (13.21%) CSS3
11 12 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (11.32%) WCF
12 10 (9.43%) XML
13 9 (8.49%) RESTful
13 9 (8.49%) SOAP
14 8 (7.55%) NHibernate
14 8 (7.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
1 9 (8.49%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.55%) NHS
3 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.66%) MVC
2 53 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.53%) Unit Testing
4 21 (19.81%) Test Automation
5 19 (17.92%) DevOps
5 19 (17.92%) OOP
6 16 (15.09%) Mentoring
7 15 (14.15%) Scrum
8 14 (13.21%) Migration
8 14 (13.21%) SDLC
8 14 (13.21%) TDD
9 13 (12.26%) Coaching
10 11 (10.38%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (10.38%) Web Development
11 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.43%) Dashboard Development
11 10 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (9.43%) OO
11 10 (9.43%) TOGAF
12 9 (8.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (63.21%) C#
2 46 (43.40%) SQL
3 29 (27.36%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.87%) T-SQL
5 13 (12.26%) Java
6 5 (4.72%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.77%) C++
8 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.83%) Scala
9 2 (1.89%) XPath
10 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.94%) Groovy
10 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (17.92%) Degree
2 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) HL7
2 4 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Docker
2 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Ansible
1 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) RedGate
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 3 (2.83%) VMware
5 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.94%) Sitecore