The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 25 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.56% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.54% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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%
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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 Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
169 185 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.89% 92.04% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 81 83
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £17.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.42% -31.98%
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 the Midlands

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft