The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 9 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Contract jobs citing .NET 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 12.50% 31.25% 21.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 83.33% 100.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% +4.34%  

.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 Bolton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 15.00% 31.25% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton 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 Bolton

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Bolton

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Bolton

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Bolton region with a requirement for .NET.

1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) CSS
2 7 (53.85%) CMS
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) jQuery
2 7 (53.85%) EPiServer
3 6 (46.15%) Web Development
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (46.15%) HTML5
4 5 (38.46%) DSDM
5 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 4 (30.77%) BPMN
5 4 (30.77%) Case Management
5 4 (30.77%) User Stories
6 3 (23.08%) Content Management
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) WCF
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (7.69%) CRM
8 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton 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 7 (53.85%) CMS
1 7 (53.85%) EPiServer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Developer
2 4 (30.77%) BPM Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Case Management Developer
2 4 (30.77%) EPiServer Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow Developer
3 3 (23.08%) CMS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WCF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) jQuery
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) HTML5
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XSD
4 1 (7.69%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Web Development
3 5 (38.46%) DSDM
4 4 (30.77%) BPMN
4 4 (30.77%) Case Management
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Content Management
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) RAD
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL