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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 161 186 183
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 25 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
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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 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
4701 5391 5260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.81% 93.38% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3589 3786 3909
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
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 65 85 117
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.75 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 33 (62.26%) .NET
3 27 (50.94%) CRM
3 27 (50.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (50.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (47.17%) SQL
5 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
5 24 (45.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (30.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (28.30%) T-SQL
7 15 (28.30%) C#
7 15 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
9 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
9 13 (24.53%) ETL
9 13 (24.53%) Advertising
10 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
11 11 (20.75%) MDX
12 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (18.87%) Finance
13 9 (16.98%) OLAP
14 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (13.21%) TDD
16 6 (11.32%) Scrum
16 6 (11.32%) Migration
16 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (9.43%) Windows
17 5 (9.43%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 24 (45.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (30.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (16.98%) OLAP
6 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (9.43%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (7.55%) MS Access
10 3 (5.66%) QlikView
11 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
11 2 (3.77%) SSDT
11 2 (3.77%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.89%) Big Data
12 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.77%) ERwin
General
1 13 (24.53%) Advertising
2 10 (18.87%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) .NET
2 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
2 11 (20.75%) MDX
3 4 (7.55%) jQuery
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) SOAP
4 3 (5.66%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) WCF
5 2 (3.77%) XML
6 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.89%) WPF
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.89%) HTML5
6 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Equities
3 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.89%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.89%) Derivative
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
3 1 (1.89%) iPad
3 1 (1.89%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) CRM
2 15 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (24.53%) ETL
4 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.21%) TDD
6 6 (11.32%) Scrum
6 6 (11.32%) Migration
7 5 (9.43%) Wealth Management
8 4 (7.55%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (5.66%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.66%) Change Management
9 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.66%) User Stories
10 2 (3.77%) Database Tuning
10 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.77%) ATDD
10 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
11 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (1.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 15 (28.30%) T-SQL
2 15 (28.30%) C#
3 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) VBA
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.77%) VCP4
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Tableau
2 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
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