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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 87 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 7 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.63% 0.14% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.14% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 12
Average daily rate £320 £475 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +97.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £475 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 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
1033 699 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.31% 95.23% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 398 371
Average daily rate £350 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £510 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.31 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.47 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tyne and Wear -28 6 £310 -34.73% 1
Northumberland - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) .NET
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (65.00%) C#
4 12 (60.00%) Visual Studio
5 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (50.00%) CRM
6 10 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (35.00%) VBA
7 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (35.00%) MS Access
8 6 (30.00%) ADO.NET
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) Apache
8 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (30.00%) FTP
8 6 (30.00%) SSL
8 6 (30.00%) IBM
8 6 (30.00%) CICS
8 6 (30.00%) Assembly Language
8 6 (30.00%) CA
8 6 (30.00%) REXX

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) Apache
1 6 (30.00%) CICS
1 6 (30.00%) IIS
1 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) FTP
1 6 (30.00%) SSL
1 6 (30.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) MS Access
2 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (30.00%) DB2
3 6 (30.00%) Easytrieve
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (30.00%) ADO.NET
3 6 (30.00%) ISPF
3 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (30.00%) VSAM
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
1 6 (30.00%) MVS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) CRM
2 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Presales
6 1 (5.00%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) VBA
4 6 (30.00%) Assembly Language
4 6 (30.00%) C++
4 6 (30.00%) CLIST
4 6 (30.00%) COBOL
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) JCL
4 6 (30.00%) Perl
4 6 (30.00%) REXX
5 2 (10.00%) VB
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) CA
2 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Micro Focus
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle