The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 446 480 450
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 138 102 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 79 52
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£425 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £232 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +41 71 £427 +0.47% 23
South East +2 20 £354 -1.80% 14
North West -9 15 £425 +61.90% 18
Yorkshire -14 10 £340 +4.61% 9
South West +4 8 £363 +25.54% 3
West Midlands -11 7 £360 +10.76% 4
East of England +12 3 £400 +14.28% 3
East Midlands +4 2 £425 - 3
North East -15 1 £475 +97.91% 2
Midlands - 1 £175 -
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Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 211 (73.01%) Microsoft
2 142 (49.13%) CRM
2 142 (49.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 141 (48.79%) SQL Server
4 123 (42.56%) .NET
5 118 (40.83%) SQL
6 111 (38.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 105 (36.33%) C#
8 86 (29.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (26.30%) Business Intelligence
10 75 (25.95%) JavaScript
11 70 (24.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 64 (22.15%) MS Excel
13 63 (21.80%) T-SQL
14 51 (17.65%) Finance
15 49 (16.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 44 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (14.53%) ETL
18 41 (14.19%) XML
19 40 (13.84%) ASP.NET
20 39 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
21 38 (13.15%) SharePoint
22 36 (12.46%) Web Services
23 31 (10.73%) MDX
24 30 (10.38%) OLAP
25 29 (10.03%) Advertising
26 28 (9.69%) Dynamics AX
27 27 (9.34%) .NET Framework
27 27 (9.34%) SOAP
27 27 (9.34%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 38 (13.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (2.77%) IIS
3 7 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) Drupal
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 64 (22.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.81%) MS Office
3 7 (2.42%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.04%) MS Project
5 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 142 (49.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (9.69%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) HTTP
2 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 111 (38.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (29.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (24.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 49 (16.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (10.38%) OLAP
8 27 (9.34%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (7.61%) OLAP Cube
10 21 (7.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 18 (6.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (4.50%) Oracle Database
13 12 (4.15%) MS Access
14 11 (3.81%) Big Data
15 9 (3.11%) Oracle OLAP
16 8 (2.77%) Star Schema
17 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
18 6 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
18 6 (2.08%) QlikView
19 4 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (9.00%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.69%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.69%) ERwin
4 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.69%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.69%) MorphX
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Subversion
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
5 1 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.35%) Moq
5 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.35%) JUnit
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 51 (17.65%) Finance
2 29 (10.03%) Advertising
3 10 (3.46%) Retail
4 6 (2.08%) Banking
5 5 (1.73%) Front Office
6 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (42.56%) .NET
2 41 (14.19%) XML
3 40 (13.84%) ASP.NET
4 36 (12.46%) Web Services
5 31 (10.73%) MDX
6 27 (9.34%) .NET Framework
6 27 (9.34%) SOAP
7 25 (8.65%) HTML
8 23 (7.96%) WCF
9 21 (7.27%) CSS
10 19 (6.57%) Entity Framework
11 18 (6.23%) LINQ
12 16 (5.54%) jQuery
13 7 (2.42%) HTML5
14 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (1.73%) Ajax
15 5 (1.73%) Silverlight
16 3 (1.04%) JSON
16 3 (1.04%) DOM
16 3 (1.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.08%) Replication
4 5 (1.73%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.04%) iPad
6 3 (1.04%) Clustering
6 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.35%) Derivative
8 1 (0.35%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.35%) iPhone
8 1 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.35%) Kindle
8 1 (0.35%) Equities
8 1 (0.35%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.15%) Windows
2 5 (1.73%) UNIX
3 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
3 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) Android
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (49.13%) CRM
2 76 (26.30%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (14.53%) ETL
5 21 (7.27%) Migration
6 18 (6.23%) Data Modelling
7 14 (4.84%) ERP
8 13 (4.50%) Workflow
8 13 (4.50%) Dimensional Modelling
8 13 (4.50%) Data Migration
8 13 (4.50%) TDD
9 11 (3.81%) Scrum
10 10 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.46%) MVC
11 9 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.11%) Kimball Methodology
12 8 (2.77%) Inmon Methodology
12 8 (2.77%) Web Development
13 7 (2.42%) Test Scripting
13 7 (2.42%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 118 (40.83%) SQL
2 105 (36.33%) C#
3 75 (25.95%) JavaScript
4 63 (21.80%) T-SQL
5 15 (5.19%) VBA
6 7 (2.42%) X++
6 7 (2.42%) VB
6 7 (2.42%) Java
7 4 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (1.38%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.04%) VB6
8 3 (1.04%) R
9 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.69%) VBScript
9 2 (0.69%) PHP
9 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.35%) Groovy
10 1 (0.35%) Scala
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.46%) Degree
3 9 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.69%) MCITP
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 211 (73.01%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.57%) Oracle
2 19 (6.57%) Tableau
3 10 (3.46%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.38%) SAP
5 3 (1.04%) Cognos
5 3 (1.04%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.69%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.35%) Sun
7 1 (0.35%) IBM
7 1 (0.35%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
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