The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 340 386 341
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 74 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 41
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Microsoft Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +31 24 £431 +6.15% 10
Barnet - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 105 (78.36%) Microsoft
2 67 (50.00%) .NET
3 62 (46.27%) CRM
3 62 (46.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 49 (36.57%) C#
5 43 (32.09%) SQL
5 43 (32.09%) SQL Server
6 36 (26.87%) MS Excel
7 35 (26.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (23.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (17.16%) Web Services
10 23 (17.16%) Dynamics AX
11 20 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (14.93%) SharePoint
11 20 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (13.43%) Workflow
12 18 (13.43%) JavaScript
13 17 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (12.69%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (11.19%) Finance
15 13 (9.70%) Advertising
15 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET
16 12 (8.96%) ETL
16 12 (8.96%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (8.96%) Degree
17 9 (6.72%) Unit Testing
17 9 (6.72%) Banking
17 9 (6.72%) T-SQL
18 8 (5.97%) VBA

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (14.93%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.96%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.24%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (26.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 62 (46.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (17.16%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.09%) SQL Server
2 35 (26.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (23.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (12.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.97%) MS Access
7 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (4.48%) OLAP
8 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.49%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (1.49%) PerformancePoint
11 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.49%) Big Data
12 1 (0.75%) SSDT
12 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.49%) MorphX
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (11.19%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Advertising
3 9 (6.72%) Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Front Office
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (50.00%) .NET
2 23 (17.16%) Web Services
3 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.97%) XML
5 7 (5.22%) CSS
5 7 (5.22%) HTML
6 6 (4.48%) XSD
6 6 (4.48%) MDX
7 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.99%) WCF
8 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (2.24%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.49%) XSL
10 2 (1.49%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 2 (1.49%) RESTful
11 1 (0.75%) HTML5
11 1 (0.75%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (0.75%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
1 3 (2.24%) Fixed Income
2 2 (1.49%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
3 1 (0.75%) iPad
3 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.75%) Market Risk
3 1 (0.75%) Online Games
3 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.99%) Windows
2 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.27%) CRM
2 24 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (13.43%) Workflow
5 12 (8.96%) ETL
6 9 (6.72%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.97%) Migration
8 7 (5.22%) MVC
9 5 (3.73%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.73%) Project Management
10 4 (2.99%) System Testing
11 3 (2.24%) Kimball Methodology
11 3 (2.24%) Analytics
11 3 (2.24%) Investment Management
11 3 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.24%) TDD
11 3 (2.24%) ERP
11 3 (2.24%) Data Modelling
12 2 (1.49%) SOA
12 2 (1.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.57%) C#
2 43 (32.09%) SQL
3 18 (13.43%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.72%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.97%) VBA
6 4 (2.99%) X++
7 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.49%) Java
8 2 (1.49%) VBScript
8 2 (1.49%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.75%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (8.96%) Degree
2 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.49%) MCAD
3 2 (1.49%) MCSD
3 2 (1.49%) MCTS
3 2 (1.49%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.75%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) WMI
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 105 (78.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle
3 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.75%) Tableau
4 1 (0.75%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 1 (0.75%) Lotus
4 1 (0.75%) Citrix
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