Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 47 13
Rank change year-on-year +28 -34 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 104 67 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.84% 4.71% 13.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.03% 16.22% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 174
Wales median daily rate £363 £390 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +8.71% +6.30%
10th Percentile £186 £288 £263
90th Percentile £475 £513 £505
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 - £34.75
10th Percentile £21.87 - £26.28
90th Percentile £24.42 - £60.95
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

.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 371 413 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.55% 29.06% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 304 425
Wales median daily rate £400 £431 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +19.79% +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £296 £241
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.28% +2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +31.11%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £59.15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

.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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 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
South Wales +28 83 £374 -4.17% 15
West Wales +16 15 £300 -25.00% 4
North Wales -4 1 £250 -28.06% 5
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for .NET.

1 69 (66.35%) C#
2 59 (56.73%) MVC
3 55 (52.88%) SQL Server
4 53 (50.96%) SQL
5 50 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 42 (40.38%) ASP.NET
8 30 (28.85%) JavaScript
9 29 (27.88%) .NET Framework
10 28 (26.92%) HTML
11 27 (25.96%) CSS
11 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (25.00%) OOP
13 25 (24.04%) Unit Testing
13 25 (24.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (22.12%) Entity Framework
15 21 (20.19%) LINQ
16 20 (19.23%) Degree
16 20 (19.23%) NUnit
16 20 (19.23%) SDLC
17 19 (18.27%) Relational Database
17 19 (18.27%) RDBMS
18 18 (17.31%) Visual Studio
19 15 (14.42%) MSTest
20 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
20 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
20 14 (13.46%) Coaching
20 14 (13.46%) T-SQL
20 14 (13.46%) jQuery
21 13 (12.50%) Web Services

.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 (4.81%) CMS
2 4 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.85%) Mule
2 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.85%) Umbraco
2 4 (3.85%) WildFly
3 2 (1.92%) Confluence
3 2 (1.92%) IIS
3 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (52.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.27%) RDBMS
2 19 (18.27%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (24.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (19.23%) NUnit
3 18 (17.31%) Visual Studio
4 15 (14.42%) MSTest
5 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (4.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.81%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.85%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.92%) FxCop
8 2 (1.92%) JIRA
8 2 (1.92%) JMeter
8 2 (1.92%) NuGet
8 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.92%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.92%) Subversion
8 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.92%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (0.96%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 78 (75.00%) Developer
2 58 (55.77%) .NET Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Architect
4 10 (9.62%) SQL Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Technical Architect
5 8 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Data Architect
6 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.85%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Lead .NET Developer
10 3 (2.88%) TOGAF Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.38%) ASP.NET
2 29 (27.88%) .NET Framework
3 28 (26.92%) HTML
4 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (25.96%) CSS
5 23 (22.12%) Entity Framework
6 21 (20.19%) LINQ
7 14 (13.46%) jQuery
8 13 (12.50%) Web Services
9 12 (11.54%) XML
10 11 (10.58%) SOAP
11 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
11 10 (9.62%) HTML5
11 10 (9.62%) RESTful
12 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (8.65%) CSS3
13 7 (6.73%) WCF
14 5 (4.81%) Code First Entity Framework
14 5 (4.81%) WinForms
15 4 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) NHS
2 10 (9.62%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.96%) Fintech
6 1 (0.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.73%) MVC
2 50 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.00%) OOP
4 25 (24.04%) Unit Testing
5 20 (19.23%) SDLC
6 14 (13.46%) Coaching
6 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
7 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (10.58%) Scrum
8 11 (10.58%) TOGAF
9 10 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (8.65%) DevOps
10 9 (8.65%) High Availability
10 9 (8.65%) Migration
11 8 (7.69%) Data Modelling
12 7 (6.73%) OO
13 6 (5.77%) UML
13 6 (5.77%) Web Development
14 5 (4.81%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (66.35%) C#
2 53 (50.96%) SQL
3 30 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.46%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.58%) Java
6 6 (5.77%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.85%) Scala
8 2 (1.92%) C++
8 2 (1.92%) PHP
8 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Degree
2 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) HL7
2 5 (4.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.88%) QA
4 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.62%) Oracle
2 10 (9.62%) RedGate
3 3 (2.88%) IBM
4 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.92%) HP
4 2 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (0.96%) Google
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.96%) Xamarin