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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 172 218 209
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 28 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 13
Average daily rate
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£438 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £285 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Microsoft Developer
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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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (54.55%) .NET
3 19 (43.18%) C#
4 18 (40.91%) CRM
4 18 (40.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (31.82%) SQL
5 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
7 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
9 10 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (20.45%) Degree
11 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (15.91%) Advertising
13 6 (13.64%) Finance
13 6 (13.64%) QA
14 5 (11.36%) Dynamics NAV
14 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (11.36%) Migration
14 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
14 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
15 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
15 4 (9.09%) ETL
15 4 (9.09%) Project Management
15 4 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
15 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
16 3 (6.82%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (11.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (6.82%) OLAP
8 2 (4.55%) MS Access
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.27%) OLTP
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.27%) MorphX
General
1 7 (15.91%) Advertising
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) XSD
4 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (2.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (2.27%) MDX
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.27%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.27%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) CRM
2 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 4 (9.09%) ETL
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.55%) Workflow
7 2 (4.55%) TDD
7 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.55%) System Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Investment Management
8 1 (2.27%) Time Management
8 1 (2.27%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (2.27%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.27%) MVVM
8 1 (2.27%) Market Research
8 1 (2.27%) Database Tuning
8 1 (2.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.82%) VBA
6 1 (2.27%) X++
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Tableau
3 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
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