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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 131 151 126
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 19 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 7
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £376 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -
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
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 9 £450 +20.00% 1
Lancashire +23 5 £450 +15.59%
Cheshire +13 4 £350 -1.75%
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (68.75%) CRM
2 22 (68.75%) C#
2 22 (68.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (59.38%) .NET
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
7 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.88%) Workflow
8 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) HTML
9 5 (15.63%) CSS
9 5 (15.63%) Advertising
10 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (9.38%) jQuery
11 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (9.38%) RESTful
11 3 (9.38%) X++
11 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
11 3 (9.38%) Web Services
12 2 (6.25%) XML
12 2 (6.25%) XSD
12 2 (6.25%) Java
12 2 (6.25%) SOA

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 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (15.63%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) CSS
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
4 3 (9.38%) RESTful
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
5 2 (6.25%) XML
5 2 (6.25%) XML Messaging
5 2 (6.25%) XSD
5 2 (6.25%) XSL
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Ajax
6 1 (3.13%) DOM
6 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.13%) SOAP
6 1 (3.13%) WCF
6 1 (3.13%) WinForms
6 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) CRM
2 7 (21.88%) Workflow
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Business Development
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) User Stories
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow Development
6 1 (3.13%) BDD
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (3.13%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.13%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (3.13%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
6 1 (3.13%) ETL Development
6 1 (3.13%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) X++
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) MCTS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Nintex