The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 227 204 242
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 16 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 10
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£425 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £293 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £416 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
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%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8392 8070 9133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.47% 92.66% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4635 4319 4191
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 498 620
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the South East region.

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +23 10 £425 +88.88% 2
Surrey -7 5 £278 -26.49% 5
Hampshire -10 1 £486 +62.00% 5
Kent - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) C#
3 13 (37.14%) .NET
4 11 (31.43%) MVC
5 10 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (28.57%) CRM
5 10 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (25.71%) SQL
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (22.86%) Scrum
7 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (17.14%) jQuery
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (17.14%) C++
9 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 4 (11.43%) Windows
10 4 (11.43%) VC++
10 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) PaaS
10 4 (11.43%) MSTest
10 4 (11.43%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (11.43%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (11.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) MS Access
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.43%) MSTest
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 10 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (17.14%) jQuery
5 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (11.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (11.43%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (8.57%) Silverlight
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) XML
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 2 (5.71%) WCF
8 2 (5.71%) CSS
8 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET
8 2 (5.71%) HTML
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.71%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) MVC
2 10 (28.57%) CRM
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Scrum
4 4 (11.43%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (8.57%) MVVM
5 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Test Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) C++
4 4 (11.43%) VC++
5 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) VBA
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.86%) Serena
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago