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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 425 428 399
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 169 135 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 74 96
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +53.84%
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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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 +42 88 £425 +13.33% 31
South East -6 31 £450 +20.00% 14
West Midlands -8 22 £431 +43.75% 5
East of England -41 7 £425 +28.78% 10
Yorkshire -8 6 £358 +58.88% 7
North West -13 6 £350 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £315 -10.00% 2
South West -38 1 £400 -5.88% 4
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Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 247 (77.67%) Microsoft
2 171 (53.77%) CRM
2 171 (53.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 153 (48.11%) .NET
4 122 (38.36%) C#
5 118 (37.11%) SQL Server
6 110 (34.59%) SQL
7 87 (27.36%) MS Excel
8 79 (24.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 68 (21.38%) JavaScript
10 66 (20.75%) SharePoint
10 66 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 64 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (18.55%) ASP.NET
13 46 (14.47%) HTML
13 46 (14.47%) Dynamics AX
14 43 (13.52%) Web Services
14 43 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (11.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 34 (10.69%) SQL Server 2008
17 33 (10.38%) Advertising
17 33 (10.38%) T-SQL
18 32 (10.06%) CSS
19 31 (9.75%) Workflow
20 29 (9.12%) Visual Studio
21 28 (8.81%) Windows
21 28 (8.81%) WCF
21 28 (8.81%) Unit Testing
22 27 (8.49%) .NET Framework
23 26 (8.18%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 66 (20.75%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.18%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (6.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (4.40%) IIS
5 6 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 87 (27.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 171 (53.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (14.47%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (3.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.63%) Agresso
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.26%) SaaS
2 4 (1.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.94%) NAS
2 2 (0.63%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (37.11%) SQL Server
2 79 (24.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (11.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 34 (10.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (6.29%) MS Access
8 13 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (2.20%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (1.89%) OLAP
12 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.94%) EDMS
14 2 (0.63%) SAP BW
14 2 (0.63%) Big Data
14 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 29 (9.12%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.26%) Subversion
4 4 (1.26%) MSTest
4 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.63%) MorphX
General
1 33 (10.38%) Advertising
2 25 (7.86%) Finance
3 15 (4.72%) Banking
4 7 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.26%) Front Office
5 4 (1.26%) Retail
5 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.94%) Publishing
7 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (48.11%) .NET
2 59 (18.55%) ASP.NET
3 46 (14.47%) HTML
4 43 (13.52%) Web Services
5 32 (10.06%) CSS
6 28 (8.81%) WCF
7 27 (8.49%) .NET Framework
8 22 (6.92%) XML
9 14 (4.40%) Silverlight
10 13 (4.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (3.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 10 (3.14%) MDX
11 10 (3.14%) HTML5
12 8 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (2.52%) jQuery
12 8 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.52%) SOAP
13 6 (1.89%) Reactive Extensions
14 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 5 (1.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.83%) Data Structures
3 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (1.26%) Learning Management System
4 3 (0.94%) Visualisation
4 3 (0.94%) iPad
4 3 (0.94%) Fixed Income
4 3 (0.94%) Data Extraction
4 3 (0.94%) E-Learning
4 3 (0.94%) SCORM
4 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.31%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.31%) FMCG
6 1 (0.31%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.81%) Windows
2 6 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.26%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (53.77%) CRM
2 64 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (9.75%) Workflow
5 28 (8.81%) Unit Testing
6 25 (7.86%) Migration
7 23 (7.23%) MVC
8 19 (5.97%) ETL
9 15 (4.72%) TDD
10 14 (4.40%) ERP
11 13 (4.09%) Data Migration
12 12 (3.77%) OO
12 12 (3.77%) Scrum
13 11 (3.46%) System Testing
14 10 (3.14%) MVVM
15 8 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (2.52%) Requirements Analysis
16 7 (2.20%) Project Planning
16 7 (2.20%) Data Modelling
16 7 (2.20%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 122 (38.36%) C#
2 110 (34.59%) SQL
3 68 (21.38%) JavaScript
4 33 (10.38%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.23%) VBA
6 14 (4.40%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.20%) C++
8 6 (1.89%) VB
8 6 (1.89%) X++
9 4 (1.26%) VC++
10 2 (0.63%) C
10 2 (0.63%) VBScript
10 2 (0.63%) Java
11 1 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.35%) Degree
3 15 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.89%) MCITP
6 2 (0.63%) MCPD
6 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) MCTS
6 2 (0.63%) MCAD
6 2 (0.63%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.83%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) WMI
1 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 247 (77.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.52%) Oracle
3 6 (1.89%) SAP
4 3 (0.94%) TARGIT
5 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Serena
5 2 (0.63%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.63%) HP
6 1 (0.31%) Citrix
6 1 (0.31%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.31%) Epicor
6 1 (0.31%) Lotus
6 1 (0.31%) Cognos
6 1 (0.31%) Capita
6 1 (0.31%) Cloudera
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