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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 348 380 338
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 81 45 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 45
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£425 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £296 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
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
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 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 18 September 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 18 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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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 +33 23 £381 -7.57% 14
Barnet - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 113 (76.87%) Microsoft
2 75 (51.02%) .NET
3 70 (47.62%) CRM
3 70 (47.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 59 (40.14%) C#
5 51 (34.69%) SQL Server
6 49 (33.33%) SQL
7 39 (26.53%) MS Excel
8 38 (25.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (16.33%) Web Services
11 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
11 23 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (15.65%) Dynamics AX
12 21 (14.29%) Workflow
12 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (13.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (13.61%) ASP.NET
14 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
15 17 (11.56%) Finance
16 16 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (10.20%) T-SQL
18 14 (9.52%) Advertising
19 13 (8.84%) VBA
19 13 (8.84%) MS Access
20 12 (8.16%) Migration
20 12 (8.16%) Degree
21 11 (7.48%) BizTalk Server
21 11 (7.48%) HTML

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.48%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 70 (47.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (15.65%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 38 (25.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (13.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (8.84%) MS Access
8 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (4.08%) OLAP
11 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (1.36%) Big Data
13 2 (1.36%) SSDT
14 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.68%) PerformancePoint
14 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
14 1 (0.68%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.36%) MorphX
3 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (11.56%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Advertising
3 9 (6.12%) Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Front Office
5 2 (1.36%) Publishing
5 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (51.02%) .NET
2 24 (16.33%) Web Services
3 20 (13.61%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.48%) HTML
5 8 (5.44%) XML
6 7 (4.76%) WCF
7 6 (4.08%) XSD
7 6 (4.08%) CSS
7 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.40%) MDX
9 4 (2.72%) Silverlight
9 4 (2.72%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.36%) RESTful
11 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 2 (1.36%) XML Messaging
11 2 (1.36%) DOM
11 2 (1.36%) XSL
12 1 (0.68%) Middleware
12 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.72%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.68%) iPad
5 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (47.62%) CRM
2 23 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (14.29%) Workflow
3 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.16%) Migration
5 10 (6.80%) ETL
6 9 (6.12%) MVC
7 7 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.40%) Project Management
9 4 (2.72%) OO
9 4 (2.72%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.72%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.04%) Web Application Development
10 3 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.04%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.04%) System Testing
10 3 (2.04%) Investment Management
10 3 (2.04%) TDD
10 3 (2.04%) ERP
11 2 (1.36%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.14%) C#
2 49 (33.33%) SQL
3 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.20%) T-SQL
5 13 (8.84%) VBA
6 4 (2.72%) X++
6 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.36%) VBScript
7 2 (1.36%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.36%) MCTS
4 2 (1.36%) MCPD
4 2 (1.36%) MCAD
4 2 (1.36%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) GxP
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) WMI
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 113 (76.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle
3 2 (1.36%) SAP
3 2 (1.36%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.68%) Tableau
4 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.68%) Citrix
4 1 (0.68%) Lotus
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