The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 60 - 91
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 15 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.68% - 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +53.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 998 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.71% 91.98% 89.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 516 373
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £29.05 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) CRM
3 10 (52.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (42.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) C#
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) HTML
6 7 (36.84%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) VBA
7 6 (31.58%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (26.32%) System Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (21.05%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (21.05%) PaaS
9 4 (21.05%) MSTest
9 4 (21.05%) Unity DI Container
9 4 (21.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (21.05%) jQuery
9 4 (21.05%) Scrum
9 4 (21.05%) .NET
9 4 (21.05%) C++
9 4 (21.05%) VC++

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (21.05%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MSTest
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) jQuery
3 4 (21.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (21.05%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.53%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) MFC
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) CRM
2 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
3 8 (42.11%) MVC
4 5 (26.32%) System Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) VBA
4 4 (21.05%) VC++
4 4 (21.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Serena