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 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 73 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% - 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
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 - - -
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
903 750 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.33% 94.34% 91.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 396 281
Average daily rate £400 £375 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 47
Average hourly rate £16.92 £15.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -50.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £366 -
Microsoft Developer
North West

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) CRM
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) DHTML
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) MDX
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) DHTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft