Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 September 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing .NET 129 99 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.37% 8.56% 7.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.05% 28.95% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 77 77
Wales median daily rate £400 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £294 £201 £287
90th Percentile £538 £468 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £393
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.10% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.24% +40.68%
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +0.57%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 515 342 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.42% 29.58% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 247 221
Wales median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £294
90th Percentile £550 £533 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -56.02% +64.36%
10th Percentile £19.00 £16.19 £38.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.39 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.46%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in Wales

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Wales

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Wales over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Wales

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Wales

.NET
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
South Wales -5 122 £400 +8.11% 65
North Wales +2 2 £370 -27.80% 10
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for .NET.

1 93 (72.09%) C#
2 64 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (38.76%) MVC
4 49 (37.98%) .NET Framework
5 48 (37.21%) SQL Server
6 47 (36.43%) ASP.NET
7 46 (35.66%) SQL
8 42 (32.56%) Microsoft
9 39 (30.23%) Scrum
10 34 (26.36%) HTML
10 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
11 30 (23.26%) CSS
12 29 (22.48%) Unit Testing
12 29 (22.48%) Entity Framework
13 28 (21.71%) Test Automation
14 27 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 27 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (20.93%) TDD
14 27 (20.93%) Visual Studio
15 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (17.05%) AngularJS
15 22 (17.05%) Mentoring
16 20 (15.50%) Apple iOS
16 20 (15.50%) MSTest
17 19 (14.73%) RESTful
17 19 (14.73%) Git (software)
17 19 (14.73%) Coaching
17 19 (14.73%) NUnit
18 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
19 17 (13.18%) Android Development

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.88%) Mule
1 5 (3.88%) Tomcat
1 5 (3.88%) WildFly
2 4 (3.10%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.10%) CMS
2 4 (3.10%) IIS
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.78%) FileNet
5 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.33%) npm
3 3 (2.33%) NuGet
4 2 (1.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Office 365
5 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 17 (13.18%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.10%) GIS
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.55%) Redis
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Visual Studio
2 20 (15.50%) MSTest
3 19 (14.73%) Git (software)
3 19 (14.73%) NUnit
4 16 (12.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (11.63%) Selenium
6 12 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (7.75%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.88%) Artifactory
9 5 (3.88%) Mercurial
9 5 (3.88%) SonarQube
9 5 (3.88%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.33%) JIRA
11 3 (2.33%) NCrunch
11 3 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (2.33%) Rational Team Concert
11 3 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 15 (11.63%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Advertising
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (69.77%) Developer
2 59 (45.74%) .NET Developer
3 26 (20.16%) C# Developer
4 17 (13.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.53%) Automation Tester
6 11 (8.53%) Tester
7 9 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Lead Developer
8 8 (6.20%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Developer in Test
10 6 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Xamarin Developer
11 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.88%) Lead .NET Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Scrum Master
11 5 (3.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (37.98%) .NET Framework
2 47 (36.43%) ASP.NET
3 34 (26.36%) HTML
4 30 (23.26%) CSS
5 29 (22.48%) Entity Framework
6 27 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (17.05%) AngularJS
8 19 (14.73%) RESTful
9 17 (13.18%) jQuery
10 14 (10.85%) WPF
11 13 (10.08%) LINQ
12 12 (9.30%) React
13 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (8.53%) SOAP
14 10 (7.75%) .NET Core
14 10 (7.75%) HTML5
14 10 (7.75%) JSON
14 10 (7.75%) WCF
15 9 (6.98%) Ajax
16 7 (5.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.65%) NHS
4 4 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Apple iOS
2 17 (13.18%) Android
2 17 (13.18%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.76%) MVC
3 39 (30.23%) Scrum
4 29 (22.48%) Unit Testing
5 28 (21.71%) Test Automation
6 27 (20.93%) TDD
7 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (17.05%) Mentoring
8 19 (14.73%) Coaching
9 17 (13.18%) Android Development
9 17 (13.18%) iOS Development
10 16 (12.40%) BDD
10 16 (12.40%) OOP
11 15 (11.63%) OO
12 13 (10.08%) DevOps
13 11 (8.53%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.98%) API Testing
14 9 (6.98%) Migration
15 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
16 7 (5.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 93 (72.09%) C#
2 46 (35.66%) SQL
3 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.30%) Java
4 12 (9.30%) XAML
5 11 (8.53%) TypeScript
6 8 (6.20%) Python
7 6 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.65%) Scala
8 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.33%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.33%) PHP
11 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.78%) C
12 1 (0.78%) R
12 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.43%) Degree
4 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) Xamarin
3 11 (8.53%) IBM
4 4 (3.10%) ESRI
4 4 (3.10%) SAP
5 3 (2.33%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.78%) Apple
6 1 (0.78%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.78%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.78%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle
6 1 (0.78%) Sage
6 1 (0.78%) Tableau
6 1 (0.78%) Twitter