The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 88 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.090% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1028 957 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.03% 95.80% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 579 371
Average daily rate £422 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 57
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.16 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft Developer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) Advertising
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow Development
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) C#

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft