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 17 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 429 418 402
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 161 148 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 84 98
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £328 £394
% change year-on-year
+24.04% -16.82%
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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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
48150 44632 47204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.66% 92.87% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30462 27584 27113
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
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 1947 1915 2346
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 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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 17 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 17 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 +61 91 £425 +6.25% 24
West Midlands -5 23 £425 +41.66% 4
South East -25 18 £425 +17.24% 21
East of England -59 9 £425 +24.54% 8
Yorkshire -8 6 £358 +58.88% 5
North West -16 5 £350 -2.77% 4
East Midlands -2 3 £315 -10.00% 3
South West -41 1 £400 +6.66% 6
Microsoft Developer
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Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 232 (77.59%) Microsoft
2 156 (52.17%) CRM
2 156 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 150 (50.17%) .NET
4 120 (40.13%) C#
5 108 (36.12%) SQL Server
6 99 (33.11%) SQL
7 83 (27.76%) MS Excel
8 77 (25.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 65 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (21.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (19.40%) SharePoint
12 57 (19.06%) ASP.NET
13 55 (18.39%) JavaScript
14 47 (15.72%) Dynamics AX
15 44 (14.72%) Web Services
16 41 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (12.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 35 (11.71%) HTML
19 33 (11.04%) T-SQL
19 33 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
20 32 (10.70%) Advertising
21 31 (10.37%) Workflow
22 29 (9.70%) Windows
23 28 (9.36%) WCF
24 27 (9.03%) .NET Framework
25 26 (8.70%) Visual Studio
26 25 (8.36%) Migration
27 23 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
28 22 (7.36%) CSS

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 58 (19.40%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (4.68%) IIS
5 6 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 83 (27.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 156 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (15.72%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (3.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.67%) Agresso
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.34%) SaaS
2 4 (1.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) NAS
2 2 (0.67%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (36.12%) SQL Server
2 77 (25.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (21.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (12.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 33 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (5.69%) MS Access
8 12 (4.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (2.01%) OLAP
11 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.00%) EDMS
14 2 (0.67%) SAP BW
14 2 (0.67%) Big Data
14 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.01%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.34%) Subversion
4 4 (1.34%) MSTest
5 2 (0.67%) MorphX
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (10.70%) Advertising
2 21 (7.02%) Finance
3 12 (4.01%) Banking
4 9 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.34%) Front Office
5 4 (1.34%) Retail
6 3 (1.00%) Publishing
7 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (50.17%) .NET
2 57 (19.06%) ASP.NET
3 44 (14.72%) Web Services
4 35 (11.71%) HTML
5 28 (9.36%) WCF
6 27 (9.03%) .NET Framework
7 22 (7.36%) CSS
8 19 (6.35%) XML
9 14 (4.68%) Silverlight
10 13 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (3.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 10 (3.34%) MDX
11 10 (3.34%) HTML5
12 8 (2.68%) jQuery
12 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (2.68%) SOAP
13 6 (2.01%) Reactive Extensions
13 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 5 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (3.01%) Data Structures
2 4 (1.34%) Learning Management System
2 4 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (1.00%) iPad
3 3 (1.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.00%) Data Extraction
3 3 (1.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.00%) E-Learning
3 3 (1.00%) SCORM
4 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.33%) FMCG
5 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.70%) Windows
2 6 (2.01%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (52.17%) CRM
2 65 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (10.37%) Workflow
5 25 (8.36%) Migration
6 21 (7.02%) MVC
6 21 (7.02%) Unit Testing
7 19 (6.35%) ETL
8 15 (5.02%) ERP
8 15 (5.02%) TDD
9 13 (4.35%) Data Migration
10 12 (4.01%) OO
10 12 (4.01%) Scrum
11 10 (3.34%) MVVM
12 8 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.68%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (2.34%) Project Planning
13 7 (2.34%) Data Modelling
13 7 (2.34%) Web Application Development
14 6 (2.01%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (40.13%) C#
2 99 (33.11%) SQL
3 55 (18.39%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.04%) T-SQL
5 15 (5.02%) VB.NET
5 15 (5.02%) VBA
6 7 (2.34%) C++
7 6 (2.01%) VB
7 6 (2.01%) X++
8 4 (1.34%) VC++
9 2 (0.67%) VBScript
9 2 (0.67%) Java
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.33%) C
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.02%) Degree
3 15 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.01%) MCITP
6 2 (0.67%) MCPD
6 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) MCTS
6 2 (0.67%) MCAD
6 2 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.01%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) WMI
1 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 232 (77.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.01%) Oracle
3 6 (2.01%) SAP
4 3 (1.00%) TARGIT
5 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.67%) Serena
5 2 (0.67%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.67%) HP
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix
6 1 (0.33%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.33%) Epicor
6 1 (0.33%) Lotus
6 1 (0.33%) Cognos
6 1 (0.33%) Capita
6 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
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