Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 43 13
Rank change year-on-year +29 -30 +2
Contract jobs citing .NET 86 48 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.77% 4.36% 14.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.86% 16.49% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 35 152
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.87%
10th Percentile £180 £288 £263
90th Percentile £490 £513 £505
Wales median daily rate £367 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.13% +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 - £40.76
10th Percentile £21.87 - £22.98
90th Percentile £24.42 - £64.21
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £19.11 £29.50
% change year-on-year +21.12% -35.24% +31.11%

.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 254 291 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 25.89% 26.43% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 212 373
South Wales median daily rate £396 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +19.72% +5.19%
10th Percentile £250 £288 £250
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -32.63%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £20.30 £25.25
% change year-on-year +13.98% -19.59% +12.22%

.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 17 December 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 6 months to 17 December 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
Cardiff +22 69 £371 -7.31% 7
Newport +25 9 £450 +30.43% 2
.NET
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 48 (55.81%) C#
2 46 (53.49%) MVC
3 41 (47.67%) SQL
3 41 (47.67%) SQL Server
4 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
6 30 (34.88%) ASP.NET
7 25 (29.07%) .NET Framework
8 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (24.42%) NUnit
9 21 (24.42%) Unit Testing
10 20 (23.26%) OOP
11 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
11 18 (20.93%) Degree
11 18 (20.93%) Entity Framework
12 17 (19.77%) MSTest
13 16 (18.60%) Mentoring
13 16 (18.60%) LINQ
13 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
14 15 (17.44%) jQuery
15 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
15 14 (16.28%) T-SQL
15 14 (16.28%) HTML
15 14 (16.28%) RDBMS
15 14 (16.28%) Coaching
15 14 (16.28%) Relational Database
15 14 (16.28%) DevOps
16 13 (15.12%) SDLC

.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 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (4.65%) Mule
1 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.65%) WildFly
2 3 (3.49%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (47.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) RDBMS
2 14 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) NUnit
2 17 (19.77%) MSTest
3 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
5 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.14%) Subversion
8 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.49%) NuGet
11 2 (2.33%) JIRA
11 2 (2.33%) JMeter
11 2 (2.33%) MbUnit
11 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.33%) Selenium
11 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
12 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
12 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.16%) Back Office
2 1 (1.16%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 57 (66.28%) Developer
2 40 (46.51%) .NET Developer
3 10 (11.63%) Architect
4 9 (10.47%) Technical Architect
5 8 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Data Architect
6 7 (8.14%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Consultant
7 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Architect
8 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.65%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Lead .NET Developer
10 3 (3.49%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) ASP.NET
2 25 (29.07%) .NET Framework
3 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (20.93%) Entity Framework
5 16 (18.60%) LINQ
6 15 (17.44%) jQuery
7 14 (16.28%) HTML
8 13 (15.12%) CSS
9 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
9 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (13.95%) Web Services
10 11 (12.79%) XML
11 10 (11.63%) SOAP
12 9 (10.47%) HTML5
12 9 (10.47%) RESTful
13 7 (8.14%) CSS3
14 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (3.49%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (3.49%) React
14 3 (3.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) NHS
2 9 (10.47%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.16%) Fintech
4 1 (1.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) MVC
2 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (24.42%) Unit Testing
4 20 (23.26%) OOP
5 16 (18.60%) Mentoring
6 14 (16.28%) Coaching
6 14 (16.28%) DevOps
6 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
7 13 (15.12%) Migration
7 13 (15.12%) SDLC
8 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (11.63%) TOGAF
9 9 (10.47%) Dashboard Development
9 9 (10.47%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (9.30%) Data Modelling
10 8 (9.30%) High Availability
11 7 (8.14%) Scrum
12 6 (6.98%) OO
12 6 (6.98%) TDD
12 6 (6.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.81%) C#
2 41 (47.67%) SQL
3 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 11 (12.79%) Java
6 4 (4.65%) Scala
7 2 (2.33%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) Degree
2 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) HL7
2 4 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) QA
4 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) RedGate
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle
4 4 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) Sitecore