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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 240 215 243
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 12 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.36% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 9
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£425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%
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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
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 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +15 8 £425 +88.88% 2
Surrey -13 4 £180 -53.84% 3
Hampshire -13 1 £486 +94.40% 2
Kent - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) C#
3 12 (36.36%) .NET
4 11 (33.33%) MVC
5 10 (30.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (27.27%) SQL
6 9 (27.27%) CRM
7 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
7 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
7 8 (24.24%) Scrum
7 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (18.18%) jQuery
8 6 (18.18%) C++
9 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
10 4 (12.12%) Windows
10 4 (12.12%) VC++
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
10 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (12.12%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (12.12%) PaaS
10 4 (12.12%) MSTest
10 4 (12.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 4 (12.12%) Unity DI Container

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) MS Access
4 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) MSTest
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (18.18%) jQuery
5 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (12.12%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (9.09%) Silverlight
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (9.09%) Web Services
7 3 (9.09%) XML
8 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) HTML
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.06%) HTML5
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.03%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) MVC
2 9 (27.27%) CRM
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 4 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (9.09%) MVVM
5 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.03%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Test Management
7 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.03%) ETL
7 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) C++
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) VC++
6 2 (6.06%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Serena
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
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