Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 50 9
Rank change year-on-year +39 -41 +4
Contract jobs citing .NET 138 59 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.70% 3.97% 14.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.01% 12.14% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 48 168
Wales median daily rate £393 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -1.79% +7.69%
10th Percentile £262 £185 £261
90th Percentile £490 £429 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Wales median hourly rate - £19.11 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.24% +23.08%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% -3.44% +17.65%

.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 418 486 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.40% 32.68% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 378 385
Wales median daily rate £420 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +17.24% +1.75%
10th Percentile £283 £267 £264
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Wales median hourly rate £55.00 £20.30 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.90% -41.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £32.50 £19.30 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £21.27 £69.25
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

.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 February 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 25 February 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 +34 126 £400 +18.52% 39
West Wales +12 4 £273 -27.33% 2
North Wales 0 1 £250 -28.06% 8
.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 90 (65.22%) C#
2 76 (55.07%) MVC
3 66 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (47.10%) SQL
5 63 (45.65%) ASP.NET
6 62 (44.93%) SQL Server
7 52 (37.68%) Microsoft
8 42 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 42 (30.43%) .NET Framework
9 39 (28.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (26.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 37 (26.81%) CSS
10 37 (26.81%) HTML
11 36 (26.09%) Unit Testing
12 35 (25.36%) NUnit
13 32 (23.19%) MSTest
14 30 (21.74%) Entity Framework
15 27 (19.57%) OOP
16 26 (18.84%) AngularJS
17 25 (18.12%) Mentoring
17 25 (18.12%) LINQ
18 24 (17.39%) T-SQL
19 23 (16.67%) Coaching
19 23 (16.67%) Test Automation
20 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (15.94%) Relational Database
20 22 (15.94%) Visual Studio
20 22 (15.94%) RDBMS
21 21 (15.22%) Web Services
21 21 (15.22%) Scrum

.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 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (2.90%) Mule
1 4 (2.90%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.90%) WildFly
2 3 (2.17%) CMS
2 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.45%) IIS
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.72%) npm
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) DSL
2 1 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (44.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.94%) RDBMS
2 22 (15.94%) Relational Database
3 14 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (5.07%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (4.35%) RavenDB
8 4 (2.90%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (25.36%) NUnit
2 32 (23.19%) MSTest
3 22 (15.94%) Visual Studio
4 17 (12.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (11.59%) Jenkins
6 12 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
8 9 (6.52%) Selenium
9 8 (5.80%) MbUnit
9 8 (5.80%) Mercurial
9 8 (5.80%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.80%) Subversion
9 8 (5.80%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.72%) JIRA
10 1 (0.72%) JMeter
10 1 (0.72%) NuGet
10 1 (0.72%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.72%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (5.07%) Finance
2 3 (2.17%) Back Office
2 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Legal
3 1 (0.72%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Retail Finance
3 1 (0.72%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 98 (71.01%) Developer
2 83 (60.14%) .NET Developer
3 18 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 17 (12.32%) SQL Developer
5 16 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (10.14%) Architect
8 12 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 10 (7.25%) Technical Architect
10 8 (5.80%) Data Architect
10 8 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (5.07%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.07%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
12 6 (4.35%) SQL Server Architect
13 5 (3.62%) Azure Developer
13 5 (3.62%) Consultant
13 5 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (3.62%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.62%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (45.65%) ASP.NET
2 42 (30.43%) .NET Framework
3 39 (28.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 37 (26.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 37 (26.81%) CSS
4 37 (26.81%) HTML
5 30 (21.74%) Entity Framework
6 26 (18.84%) AngularJS
7 25 (18.12%) LINQ
8 21 (15.22%) Web Services
9 19 (13.77%) HTML5
10 18 (13.04%) jQuery
10 18 (13.04%) WCF
11 16 (11.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 16 (11.59%) CSS3
12 15 (10.87%) REST
13 13 (9.42%) NHibernate
14 11 (7.97%) RESTful
14 11 (7.97%) SOAP
14 11 (7.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.25%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.52%) NHS
4 2 (1.45%) Fintech
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.25%) Windows
2 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
2 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.45%) Unix
4 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.07%) MVC
2 66 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.09%) Unit Testing
4 27 (19.57%) OOP
5 25 (18.12%) Mentoring
6 23 (16.67%) Coaching
6 23 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 21 (15.22%) DevOps
7 21 (15.22%) Scrum
8 18 (13.04%) SDLC
9 16 (11.59%) TDD
10 15 (10.87%) Migration
10 15 (10.87%) Requirements Analysis
11 14 (10.14%) Web Development
12 13 (9.42%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (9.42%) OO
13 11 (7.97%) BDD
13 11 (7.97%) TOGAF
14 10 (7.25%) Dashboard Development
14 10 (7.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 90 (65.22%) C#
2 65 (47.10%) SQL
3 42 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 13 (9.42%) Java
6 6 (4.35%) C++
6 6 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.45%) XPath
8 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.72%) Groovy
8 1 (0.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Degree
2 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) HL7
2 4 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.25%) Docker
2 5 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (37.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.25%) RedGate
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle
3 5 (3.62%) VMware
4 1 (0.72%) Google
4 1 (0.72%) IBM
4 1 (0.72%) Sitecore