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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 64 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.100% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
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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
788 918 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.16% 91.43% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 418 361
Average daily rate £376 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) VC++
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 1 (11.11%) Workflow
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSTest
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) VC++
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft