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 22 June 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.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6  
Contract jobs citing .NET 5 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 6.58% 4.92% 12.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.71% 15.79% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £373 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

.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 14 38 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 18.42% 31.15% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 42
Median daily rate £300 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

.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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET in Cheltenham

.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 12 (92.31%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) MVC
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (23.08%) User Experience
6 3 (23.08%) CSS3
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) WPF
7 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) MySQL
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories

.NET
Co-occurring 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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
2 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) GUI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Tools Developer
5 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (15.38%) WPF
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.69%) LINQ
6 1 (7.69%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (7.69%) MFC
6 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (23.08%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft