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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 165 187 184
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 27 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
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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
4725 5628 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.69% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3625 4090 4001
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 43 (86.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (56.00%) .NET
2 28 (56.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (52.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (52.00%) SQL Server
4 23 (46.00%) SQL
4 23 (46.00%) CRM
4 23 (46.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (38.00%) Advertising
6 17 (34.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (32.00%) C#
8 15 (30.00%) T-SQL
9 14 (28.00%) ETL
10 10 (20.00%) MDX
10 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
11 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (16.00%) OLAP
12 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
13 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
13 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (14.00%) Dynamics AX
14 6 (12.00%) Scrum
14 6 (12.00%) Migration
14 6 (12.00%) Windows
15 5 (10.00%) Finance
15 5 (10.00%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (14.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (56.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (52.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (16.00%) OLAP
6 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (8.00%) MS Access
8 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (6.00%) QlikView
10 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (4.00%) SSDT
10 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
10 2 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (2.00%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) ERwin
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.00%) MorphX
General
1 19 (38.00%) Advertising
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (56.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.00%) MDX
3 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.00%) SOAP
4 4 (8.00%) Web Services
4 4 (8.00%) WCF
5 3 (6.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) WPF
6 1 (2.00%) jQuery
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.00%) HTML5
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (2.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Equities
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (2.00%) Derivative
3 1 (2.00%) Kindle
3 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) CRM
2 16 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (28.00%) ETL
4 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) TDD
7 4 (8.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.00%) Change Management
9 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.00%) Database Tuning
9 2 (4.00%) ATDD
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (2.00%) Product Management
10 1 (2.00%) MVVM
10 1 (2.00%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) C#
3 15 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.00%) VBA
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) X++
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) MCITP
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 43 (86.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (4.00%) SAP
2 2 (4.00%) Tableau
3 1 (2.00%) Bloomberg
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + negs
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago