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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 225 203 213
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 29 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.33% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.36% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 1
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£393 £365 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% -15.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.22% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
Microsoft Developer
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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 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
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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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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
Surrey +1 11 £450 +38.67% 1
Berkshire +2 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Kent -13 1 £410 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 44 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 35 (60.34%) CRM
2 35 (60.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (51.72%) SQL Server
4 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 16 (27.59%) SQL
5 16 (27.59%) C#
6 15 (25.86%) Finance
7 14 (24.14%) .NET
8 13 (22.41%) HTML
8 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
9 12 (20.69%) CSS
10 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
12 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (13.79%) Dynamics AX
13 8 (13.79%) XML
13 8 (13.79%) VBA
13 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
13 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (12.07%) System Testing
14 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (12.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (12.07%) Web Services
14 7 (12.07%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.07%) MVC
15 6 (10.34%) ERP
15 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.07%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (60.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (13.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) PaaS
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.45%) SAP BW
8 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.72%) OLAP
9 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
9 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.90%) MSTest
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Front Office
3 2 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) HTML
3 12 (20.69%) CSS
4 8 (13.79%) XML
5 7 (12.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (12.07%) Web Services
6 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
8 4 (6.90%) WCF
8 4 (6.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (6.90%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (5.17%) Silverlight
9 3 (5.17%) jQuery
9 3 (5.17%) MDX
9 3 (5.17%) HTML5
9 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.45%) SOAP
10 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) FMCG
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (60.34%) CRM
2 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
4 7 (12.07%) System Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) MVC
5 6 (10.34%) ERP
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Revenue Management
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) MVVM
9 1 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.72%) Data Governance
9 1 (1.72%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
2 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 16 (27.59%) C#
3 8 (13.79%) VBA
4 4 (6.90%) C++
4 4 (6.90%) VC++
5 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.72%) HP
3 1 (1.72%) Serena
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