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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing .NET 51 56 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.27% 9.93% 15.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.90% 38.89% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 111
Median daily rate £370 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £41.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% -  

.NET is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 155 144 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.12% 25.53% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 109 216
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £41.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.24% -24.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing .NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales 0 44 £370 -4.51% 14
West Wales -1 5 £256 -3.30% 14
North Wales -2 2 £513 +57.69% 5
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 62 (79.49%) C#
2 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (47.44%) ASP.NET
4 36 (46.15%) SQL
5 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
6 32 (41.03%) MVC
7 31 (39.74%) SQL Server
8 30 (38.46%) .NET Framework
9 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
10 28 (35.90%) WCF
11 27 (34.62%) Unit Testing
12 26 (33.33%) Entity Framework
13 25 (32.05%) Visual Studio
14 24 (30.77%) Windows
14 24 (30.77%) LINQ
15 23 (29.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (26.92%) CSS
16 21 (26.92%) OOP
16 21 (26.92%) HTML
17 20 (25.64%) RDBMS
17 20 (25.64%) Relational Database
18 19 (24.36%) AngularJS
18 19 (24.36%) Oracle
18 19 (24.36%) Scrum
19 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
19 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
20 16 (20.51%) Oracle Database 11g
20 16 (20.51%) jQuery
20 16 (20.51%) Oracle Database
20 16 (20.51%) WinForms

.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 8 (10.26%) CMS
2 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.85%) Apache
4 3 (3.85%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) Jetty
4 3 (3.85%) Mongrel
4 3 (3.85%) nginx
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.85%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.85%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.28%) Route 53
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) DSL
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
1 4 (5.13%) SSL
1 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.85%) DHCP
2 3 (3.85%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) FTP
2 3 (3.85%) IPsec
3 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (39.74%) SQL Server
2 20 (25.64%) RDBMS
2 20 (25.64%) Relational Database
3 16 (20.51%) Oracle Database
3 16 (20.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (20.51%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Visual Studio
2 23 (29.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (19.23%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (15.38%) MSBuild
5 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.85%) Selenium
8 3 (3.85%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.56%) NUnit
9 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.28%) Grunt
10 1 (1.28%) MbUnit
10 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.28%) MSTest
10 1 (1.28%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (78.21%) Developer
2 43 (55.13%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.82%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (10.26%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (6.41%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) ASP.NET
2 30 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 28 (35.90%) WCF
4 26 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 24 (30.77%) LINQ
6 21 (26.92%) CSS
6 21 (26.92%) HTML
7 19 (24.36%) AngularJS
8 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (20.51%) jQuery
9 16 (20.51%) WinForms
10 15 (19.23%) Code First Entity Framework
11 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (14.10%) HTML5
12 11 (14.10%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (12.82%) CSS3
13 10 (12.82%) Web Services
14 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (10.26%) SOAP
16 6 (7.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) NHS
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Fintech
4 1 (1.28%) iSeries
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.03%) MVC
3 27 (34.62%) Unit Testing
4 21 (26.92%) OOP
5 19 (24.36%) Scrum
6 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
7 13 (16.67%) Informatics
8 12 (15.38%) UML
9 8 (10.26%) DevOps
9 8 (10.26%) MVVM
10 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.97%) Web Development
11 6 (7.69%) Mobile First
12 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 4 (5.13%) Open Source
14 3 (3.85%) Front End Development
14 3 (3.85%) Integration Testing
14 3 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 62 (79.49%) C#
2 36 (46.15%) SQL
3 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.51%) PL/SQL
5 9 (11.54%) Java
6 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.56%) Scala
7 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.56%) VB
7 2 (2.56%) VB6
8 1 (1.28%) Perl
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Ansible
1 5 (6.41%) Puppet
2 4 (5.13%) Terraform
3 3 (3.85%) Marathon
3 3 (3.85%) Mesos
3 3 (3.85%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.28%) Fluentd
5 1 (1.28%) Grafana
5 1 (1.28%) Kibana
5 1 (1.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.36%) Oracle
3 4 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.85%) Google
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.56%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) Nintex
5 2 (2.56%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
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LA International
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: benefits
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Sanderson
Rate: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
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CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday