The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 134 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 5 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.31% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate
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£298 £338 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% -8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -51.72%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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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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 -14 4 £298 -15.00% 3
Cheshire - - - - 1
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) CRM
4 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (46.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) TARGIT
8 3 (20.00%) NAS
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (20.00%) EDI
8 3 (20.00%) ERP
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) EDMS
8 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (20.00%) Document Management
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (13.33%) Advertising
9 2 (13.33%) Agresso
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle
9 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (13.33%) Agresso
3 2 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (20.00%) EDMS
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) QlikView
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) EDI
3 1 (6.67%) WCF
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) ERP
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) MVVM
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) TARGIT
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Tableau