The first table below looks at the demand for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 122 120 121
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 8 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.23% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.24% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £428 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Manchester +3 7 £394 -10.00% 11
Merseyside - 1 £310 -
Cheshire - - - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) CRM
2 8 (61.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) Advertising
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) EDI
7 2 (15.38%) ERP
7 2 (15.38%) IIS
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) EDMS
7 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (15.38%) Document Management
7 2 (15.38%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) NAS
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (7.69%) Agresso
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) EDMS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) EDI
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Document Management
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) MVVM
5 1 (7.69%) Campaign Management
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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