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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 163 197 184
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 26 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £388 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +34.32%
Microsoft Developer
London

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
4794 5643 5492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.38% 93.01% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4019 4083
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
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 71 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.19 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 37 (67.27%) .NET
3 31 (56.36%) CRM
3 31 (56.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (41.82%) SQL
7 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
8 20 (36.36%) C#
9 17 (30.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
11 14 (25.45%) Advertising
12 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
12 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
12 13 (23.64%) ETL
13 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (20.00%) MDX
14 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
15 10 (18.18%) OLAP
15 10 (18.18%) Finance
16 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
16 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (12.73%) TDD
18 6 (10.91%) Scrum
18 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
18 6 (10.91%) OLAP Cube
18 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
19 5 (9.09%) Wealth Management
19 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 31 (56.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
4 17 (30.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (18.18%) OLAP
6 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (10.91%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (5.45%) QlikView
10 2 (3.64%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (3.64%) SSDT
10 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
10 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (3.64%) MS Access
11 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.82%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) ERwin
3 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (25.45%) Advertising
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (67.27%) .NET
2 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (20.00%) MDX
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) jQuery
4 3 (5.45%) SOAP
4 3 (5.45%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) WCF
5 2 (3.64%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) Equities
3 1 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.82%) Derivative
3 1 (1.82%) iPhone
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Kindle
3 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) UNIX
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) CRM
2 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (23.64%) ETL
4 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) TDD
6 6 (10.91%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (5.45%) User Stories
9 3 (5.45%) Change Management
9 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.64%) Database Tuning
10 2 (3.64%) ATDD
11 1 (1.82%) Product Management
11 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) SQL
2 20 (36.36%) C#
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.45%) VBA
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) MCITP
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.82%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
2 2 (3.64%) SAP
2 2 (3.64%) Tableau
3 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
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