The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 172 181 198
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 25 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 11
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £393 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.50
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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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5041 5426 5956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.72% 92.37% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3854 4072 4406
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 74 135
Average hourly rate £19.72 £18.10 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -11.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £46.23 £129.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 33 (67.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (57.14%) .NET
3 27 (55.10%) CRM
3 27 (55.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 20 (40.82%) SQL
6 19 (38.78%) C#
7 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
8 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
9 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (28.57%) Finance
10 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (20.41%) ETL
13 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
14 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
15 7 (14.29%) Advertising
15 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (12.24%) TDD
16 6 (12.24%) OLAP
17 5 (10.20%) SOAP
17 5 (10.20%) Web Services
17 5 (10.20%) XML
17 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
17 5 (10.20%) Retail
17 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
17 5 (10.20%) MDX

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (55.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (12.24%) OLAP
7 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (10.20%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (4.08%) MS Access
9 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.04%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (2.04%) QlikView
9 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.04%) MorphX
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Advertising
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.08%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (57.14%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) SOAP
2 5 (10.20%) Web Services
2 5 (10.20%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.20%) MDX
2 5 (10.20%) WCF
3 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) LINQ
4 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (2.04%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.04%) Equities
2 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.04%) iPhone
2 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.04%) Derivative
2 1 (2.04%) Kindle
2 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) CRM
2 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (20.41%) ETL
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.20%) Wealth Management
7 3 (6.12%) Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.12%) User Stories
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.08%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.08%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
9 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.04%) ERP
9 1 (2.04%) OOP
9 1 (2.04%) OO
9 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.04%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) SQL
2 19 (38.78%) C#
3 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.16%) VBA
6 2 (4.08%) X++
7 1 (2.04%) Java
7 1 (2.04%) VB
7 1 (2.04%) VB6
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
7 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) MCITP
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 33 (67.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Tableau
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Cognos
4 1 (2.04%) Sun
4 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
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