The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bolton during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 15.38% 20.00% 27.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.38% 21.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £400 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39 14 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 100.00% 93.33% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 17
Median daily rate £375 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +36.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.92 - £10.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Bolton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Bolton

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Bolton

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bolton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) CSS
3 9 (47.37%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) C#
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Web Development
5 7 (36.84%) CMS
5 7 (36.84%) jQuery
5 7 (36.84%) EPiServer
6 6 (31.58%) HTML5
6 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
7 5 (26.32%) DSDM
7 5 (26.32%) Workflow
7 5 (26.32%) Case Management
7 5 (26.32%) BPMN
8 4 (21.05%) User Stories
8 4 (21.05%) XML
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.79%) Java
9 3 (15.79%) MVC
9 3 (15.79%) Content Management
9 3 (15.79%) Spring
10 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (10.53%) OWASP

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (36.84%) CMS
1 7 (36.84%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Fireworks
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.26%) QlikView
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Checkstyle
1 2 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 2 (10.53%) FindBugs
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) CSS
2 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 9 (47.37%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) jQuery
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) XML
6 3 (15.79%) SOAP
6 3 (15.79%) Spring
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
7 2 (10.53%) WSDL
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.26%) Java EE
8 1 (5.26%) Java SE
8 1 (5.26%) JMS
8 1 (5.26%) JPA
8 1 (5.26%) XSD
8 1 (5.26%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) BPMN
3 5 (26.32%) Case Management
3 5 (26.32%) DSDM
3 5 (26.32%) Workflow
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) Content Management
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) OWASP
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Secure Coding
7 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) RAD
7 1 (5.26%) SOA
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Progress