The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 53 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 0.56% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.62% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£311 £493 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +19.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 646 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.24% 90.48% 90.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 379 303
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.15 £27.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the Birmingham region.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Developer
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Microsoft Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Developer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) X++
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Microsoft Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) X++
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft