Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 19 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 -35
Contract jobs citing .NET 169 103 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.70% 8.37% 4.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.64% 27.84% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 82 45
Wales median daily rate £400 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -2.47% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £183 £288
90th Percentile £538 £475 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

.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 590 370 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.87% 30.08% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 259 321
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £300
90th Percentile £575 £555 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £23.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.63% -14.85%
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +6.67%

.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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +1 156 £400 +6.67% 66
North Wales +5 4 £370 +48.00% 9
West Wales -9 2 £425 +41.67% 7
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 113 (66.86%) C#
2 78 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (40.24%) ASP.NET
4 64 (37.87%) SQL
4 64 (37.87%) .NET Framework
5 63 (37.28%) MVC
6 57 (33.73%) Microsoft
7 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
8 41 (24.26%) SQL Server
9 39 (23.08%) HTML
10 37 (21.89%) CSS
11 36 (21.30%) Entity Framework
12 35 (20.71%) Visual Studio
13 34 (20.12%) Scrum
13 34 (20.12%) Finance
13 34 (20.12%) Test Automation
14 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (17.75%) Unit Testing
16 29 (17.16%) MSTest
17 28 (16.57%) NUnit
17 28 (16.57%) OOP
17 28 (16.57%) OO
18 26 (15.38%) Relational Database
19 25 (14.79%) TDD
20 23 (13.61%) Windows
20 23 (13.61%) RDBMS
20 23 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 23 (13.61%) LINQ
21 22 (13.02%) Security Cleared
21 22 (13.02%) AngularJS

.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 4 (2.37%) ArcGIS
1 4 (2.37%) IIS
2 3 (1.78%) Confluence
2 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
3 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.59%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.59%) FileNet
4 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.59%) Mule
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.37%) SaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) npm
5 1 (0.59%) NuGet
5 1 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.59%) DSL
1 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 23 (13.61%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.96%) GIS
5 5 (2.96%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.37%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.18%) Redis
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.59%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (20.71%) Visual Studio
2 29 (17.16%) MSTest
3 28 (16.57%) NUnit
4 21 (12.43%) Git (software)
5 14 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.92%) Selenium
7 8 (4.73%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.14%) JIRA
9 6 (3.55%) Mercurial
9 6 (3.55%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.96%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (1.78%) MbUnit
12 3 (1.78%) NCrunch
12 3 (1.78%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (1.78%) ReSharper
12 3 (1.78%) Subversion
13 2 (1.18%) Rational Team Concert
14 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (20.12%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Banking
3 5 (2.96%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Law
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (76.33%) Developer
2 90 (53.25%) .NET Developer
3 36 (21.30%) C# Developer
4 26 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (7.10%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (7.10%) Software Developer
6 11 (6.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (5.92%) Architect
7 10 (5.92%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Lead Developer
8 9 (5.33%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Tester
10 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.14%) CRM Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Xamarin Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.96%) Analyst
12 5 (2.96%) Lead Software Developer
13 4 (2.37%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (40.24%) ASP.NET
2 64 (37.87%) .NET Framework
3 39 (23.08%) HTML
4 37 (21.89%) CSS
5 36 (21.30%) Entity Framework
6 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (13.61%) LINQ
8 22 (13.02%) AngularJS
9 21 (12.43%) jQuery
10 18 (10.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (7.69%) React
11 13 (7.69%) RESTful
11 13 (7.69%) WPF
12 10 (5.92%) .NET Core
12 10 (5.92%) SOAP
13 9 (5.33%) Ajax
13 9 (5.33%) WCF
14 8 (4.73%) HTML5
14 8 (4.73%) REST
15 6 (3.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.14%) NHS
4 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.61%) Windows
2 18 (10.65%) Android
2 18 (10.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (37.28%) MVC
3 34 (20.12%) Scrum
3 34 (20.12%) Test Automation
4 30 (17.75%) Unit Testing
5 28 (16.57%) OO
5 28 (16.57%) OOP
6 25 (14.79%) TDD
7 22 (13.02%) Software Engineering
8 21 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (11.83%) Mentoring
10 19 (11.24%) BDD
11 17 (10.06%) Android Development
11 17 (10.06%) iOS Development
12 16 (9.47%) Coaching
12 16 (9.47%) DevOps
13 10 (5.92%) Migration
14 9 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (4.73%) UML
16 7 (4.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 113 (66.86%) C#
2 64 (37.87%) SQL
3 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.10%) XAML
5 8 (4.73%) Java
6 7 (4.14%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.78%) Python
8 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.18%) C
9 2 (1.18%) Scala
9 2 (1.18%) VBA
10 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.59%) C++
10 1 (0.59%) Groovy
10 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.92%) Degree
4 6 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.37%) CISSP
5 4 (2.37%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.18%) MCP
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.18%) SSCP
7 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) SLA
3 3 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Ansible
1 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.65%) Xamarin
3 11 (6.51%) IBM
4 6 (3.55%) SAP
5 5 (2.96%) OutSystems
6 4 (2.37%) ESRI
7 1 (0.59%) Apple
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle