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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 430 419 421
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 152 150 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 102 88
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£425 £375 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £443 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +51 86 £425 +9.67% 29
West Midlands -11 20 £413 +37.50% 6
East of England -34 15 £425 +13.33% 5
South East -13 11 £425 +6.25% 7
North West -7 9 £375 -5.66%
South West -46 3 £325 -13.33% 7
Yorkshire -9 2 £313 -3.84% 6
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 2
North East - 2 £300 - 1
Microsoft Developer
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Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 221 (76.21%) Microsoft
2 150 (51.72%) .NET
3 139 (47.93%) CRM
3 139 (47.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 119 (41.03%) C#
5 103 (35.52%) SQL Server
6 101 (34.83%) SQL
7 78 (26.90%) MS Excel
8 75 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 66 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (21.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (18.62%) SharePoint
11 54 (18.62%) ASP.NET
12 50 (17.24%) JavaScript
13 49 (16.90%) Web Services
14 43 (14.83%) Dynamics AX
15 40 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
16 37 (12.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 33 (11.38%) T-SQL
18 32 (11.03%) Workflow
18 32 (11.03%) Advertising
19 30 (10.34%) Finance
19 30 (10.34%) HTML
20 29 (10.00%) Windows
20 29 (10.00%) WCF
21 27 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
21 27 (9.31%) Visual Studio
22 26 (8.97%) .NET Framework
23 24 (8.28%) MS Access
23 24 (8.28%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 54 (18.62%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (6.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (4.83%) IIS
5 6 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 78 (26.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.72%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 139 (47.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (14.83%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (3.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.69%) Agresso
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.38%) SaaS
2 4 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.03%) NAS
2 2 (0.69%) Intranet
2 2 (0.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (35.52%) SQL Server
2 75 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (21.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (12.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (8.28%) MS Access
6 24 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (4.48%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.76%) OLAP
10 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (2.07%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.03%) EDMS
13 2 (0.69%) SSDT
13 2 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.69%) Big Data
13 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (9.31%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.38%) Subversion
4 4 (1.38%) MSTest
4 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.69%) MorphX
6 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (11.03%) Advertising
2 30 (10.34%) Finance
3 10 (3.45%) Banking
3 10 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Front Office
6 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (51.72%) .NET
2 54 (18.62%) ASP.NET
3 49 (16.90%) Web Services
4 30 (10.34%) HTML
5 29 (10.00%) WCF
6 26 (8.97%) .NET Framework
7 22 (7.59%) CSS
7 22 (7.59%) XML
8 14 (4.83%) Silverlight
9 13 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.10%) HTML5
10 9 (3.10%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 8 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (2.41%) SOAP
12 7 (2.41%) jQuery
13 6 (2.07%) MDX
13 6 (2.07%) XSD
14 5 (1.72%) Middleware
14 5 (1.72%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (1.38%) Visualisation
2 4 (1.38%) Learning Management System
3 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.03%) E-Learning
3 3 (1.03%) SCORM
3 3 (1.03%) Data Extraction
3 3 (1.03%) iPad
4 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.34%) Clustering
5 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.34%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (2.07%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) UNIX
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (47.93%) CRM
2 66 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (11.03%) Workflow
5 23 (7.93%) Migration
6 22 (7.59%) MVC
7 20 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 17 (5.86%) ETL
9 15 (5.17%) ERP
10 12 (4.14%) Data Migration
10 12 (4.14%) Scrum
11 11 (3.79%) OO
11 11 (3.79%) TDD
12 9 (3.10%) MVVM
13 8 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (2.41%) Mentoring
14 7 (2.41%) Data Modelling
14 7 (2.41%) Integration Testing
14 7 (2.41%) Project Planning
15 5 (1.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 119 (41.03%) C#
2 101 (34.83%) SQL
3 50 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.38%) T-SQL
5 20 (6.90%) VBA
6 17 (5.86%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.41%) C++
8 6 (2.07%) X++
8 6 (2.07%) VB
9 4 (1.38%) VC++
10 2 (0.69%) C
10 2 (0.69%) Java
10 2 (0.69%) VBScript
11 1 (0.34%) PHP
11 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (6.55%) Degree
1 19 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.72%) MCITP
5 2 (0.69%) MCTS
5 2 (0.69%) MCPD
5 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.69%) MCAD
5 2 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.10%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) WMI
2 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
2 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 221 (76.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.14%) Oracle
3 4 (1.38%) SAP
4 3 (1.03%) TARGIT
5 2 (0.69%) TIBCO
5 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.34%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.34%) Epicor
6 1 (0.34%) Lotus
6 1 (0.34%) HP
6 1 (0.34%) EMC
6 1 (0.34%) Citrix
6 1 (0.34%) Cognos
6 1 (0.34%) Serena
6 1 (0.34%) Tableau
6 1 (0.34%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.34%) Capita
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