The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 58 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% 0.26% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £443 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% +10.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
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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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
595 343 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.84% 90.03% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 167 118
Average daily rate £350 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £31.68 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) MDX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft