The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 49 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.20% 0.27% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.28% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £500 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
467 359 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.40% 95.48% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 160 200
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 104
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.21% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Developer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft