The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 6 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 15.38% 4.94% 14.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 88.89% 17.39% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 17
Median daily rate £375 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £525 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.19% +2.85%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 9 23 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 17.31% 28.40% 41.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 46
Median daily rate £375 £325 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -19.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET in Cheltenham

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Cheltenham

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for .NET.

1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (53.33%) MVC
3 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (13.33%) User Stories
8 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) MySQL
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) Ant
8 2 (13.33%) Perl
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) EJB
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) UML

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Ant
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (13.33%) Gradle
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) GUI Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft Architect
5 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) EJB
6 2 (13.33%) Java EE
6 2 (13.33%) JMS
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) WPF
6 2 (13.33%) XSLT
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (6.67%) LINQ
7 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
7 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (6.67%) MVVM
6 1 (6.67%) OOP
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft