The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Microsoft Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Developer
England / North West
Rank 113 137 144
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 24 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.44% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 4
Median daily rate £400 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £357 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.88 -

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
2459 3632 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.95% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2157 1741
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 15 £400 +3.89% 3
Merseyside +3 4 £360 -15.29%
Cheshire +31 1 £350 -9.67% 4
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Microsoft Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 37 (84.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (75.00%) CRM
2 33 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (52.27%) .NET
4 14 (31.82%) C#
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
5 13 (29.55%) Advertising
6 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 8 (18.18%) SQL
7 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (13.64%) HTML
8 6 (13.64%) CSS
9 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
9 5 (11.36%) Scrum
9 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.36%) WCF
9 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
10 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (6.82%) DBS Check
11 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
11 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.55%) MySQL
7 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (29.55%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) CSS
2 6 (13.64%) HTML
3 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.36%) WCF
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
7 1 (2.27%) NHibernate
7 1 (2.27%) React
7 1 (2.27%) RESTful
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) WinForms
7 1 (2.27%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) CRM
2 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (15.91%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Scrum
4 3 (6.82%) Data Conversion
5 2 (4.55%) ETL
5 2 (4.55%) MVC
6 1 (2.27%) BDD
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.27%) OOP
6 1 (2.27%) TDD
6 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 37 (84.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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