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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 143 127 124
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 24 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
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£400 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00
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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 -21 7 £375 -4.76% 7
Lancashire - 4 £321 -
Cheshire - 2 £388 -
Merseyside - 1 £325 - 2
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
3 20 (54.05%) CRM
3 20 (54.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (48.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
6 13 (35.14%) HTML
6 13 (35.14%) .NET
6 13 (35.14%) Visual Studio
7 12 (32.43%) MS Office
7 12 (32.43%) CSS
8 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
8 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (24.32%) C#
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
9 8 (21.62%) IIS
9 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
10 7 (18.92%) Advertising
10 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (18.92%) SQL
10 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.51%) VBA
12 5 (13.51%) MS Access

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (21.62%) IIS
1 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Office
2 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (10.81%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (48.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (13.51%) MS Access
7 4 (10.81%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (10.81%) OLAP
8 3 (8.11%) OLTP
9 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Advertising
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) HTML
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 12 (32.43%) CSS
3 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
4 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.81%) MDX
6 3 (8.11%) jQuery
7 1 (2.70%) WCF
7 1 (2.70%) Web Services
7 1 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) DHTML
7 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) CRM
2 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) ERP
4 3 (8.11%) Workflow
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (5.41%) ETL
6 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Logistics
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
2 9 (24.32%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 5 (13.51%) VBA
5 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.11%) X++
7 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.70%) VBScript
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + Mobile phone, laptop
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago