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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 322 385 330
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 87 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 25 33
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -51.72%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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
City of London +21 28 £388 +3.33% 10
Wembley - 2 £500 -
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 121 (69.94%) Microsoft
2 89 (51.45%) CRM
2 89 (51.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 71 (41.04%) .NET
4 69 (39.88%) SQL Server
5 62 (35.84%) SQL
6 56 (32.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (31.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (31.21%) C#
9 36 (20.81%) MS Excel
10 34 (19.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (19.08%) JavaScript
12 30 (17.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (16.18%) T-SQL
13 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET
13 28 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (13.87%) Advertising
15 23 (13.29%) Dynamics AX
16 22 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (12.14%) ETL
18 17 (9.83%) HTML
19 16 (9.25%) SharePoint
19 16 (9.25%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (9.25%) SQL Server 2012
20 15 (8.67%) MS Access
20 15 (8.67%) Banking
20 15 (8.67%) Migration
21 14 (8.09%) VBA
21 14 (8.09%) MDX
21 14 (8.09%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.73%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) Moodle
5 1 (0.58%) Drupal
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (20.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.20%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 89 (51.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (13.29%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (39.88%) SQL Server
2 56 (32.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (31.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (19.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (17.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (9.25%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (9.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (8.67%) MS Access
8 14 (8.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (5.78%) OLAP
10 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (4.05%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.73%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.73%) QlikView
12 3 (1.73%) Big Data
12 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.73%) SSDT
12 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.16%) MorphX
3 2 (1.16%) ERwin
General
1 24 (13.87%) Advertising
2 15 (8.67%) Banking
3 12 (6.94%) Finance
4 4 (2.31%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Front Office
5 2 (1.16%) Publishing
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (41.04%) .NET
2 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.83%) HTML
4 14 (8.09%) MDX
5 12 (6.94%) Web Services
6 11 (6.36%) CSS
6 11 (6.36%) WCF
7 10 (5.78%) XML
8 6 (3.47%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.47%) SOAP
9 5 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (2.31%) Silverlight
11 3 (1.73%) LINQ
12 2 (1.16%) HTML5
12 2 (1.16%) jQuery
12 2 (1.16%) RESTful
12 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 2 (1.16%) XML Messaging
12 2 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.62%) Data Structures
2 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.16%) Replication
3 2 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.36%) Windows
2 4 (2.31%) UNIX
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (51.45%) CRM
2 28 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.14%) ETL
5 15 (8.67%) Migration
6 10 (5.78%) Workflow
7 7 (4.05%) MVC
7 7 (4.05%) Data Modelling
8 6 (3.47%) TDD
9 5 (2.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (2.89%) Unit Testing
9 5 (2.89%) Web Application Development
9 5 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.31%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (2.31%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.31%) Change Management
10 4 (2.31%) Scrum
11 3 (1.73%) OO
11 3 (1.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.84%) SQL
2 54 (31.21%) C#
3 33 (19.08%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.18%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.09%) VBA
6 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.16%) X++
7 2 (1.16%) Java
7 2 (1.16%) PHP
7 2 (1.16%) VB
7 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (5.20%) Degree
2 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) MCTS
4 2 (1.16%) MCPD
4 2 (1.16%) MCAD
4 2 (1.16%) MCSD
5 1 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) WMI
1 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 121 (69.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (1.73%) SAP
3 3 (1.73%) Tableau
4 2 (1.16%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.58%) IBM
5 1 (0.58%) Cognos
5 1 (0.58%) Citrix
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