The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Microsoft Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Developer
England / South West
Rank 126 125 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 15 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.46% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 7
Median daily rate £463 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £314 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £395 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.88 -

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2585 2827 3020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.14% 96.16% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1677 1868 1919
Median daily rate £388 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 168 143
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 8 £475 +37.68%
Somerset +1 2 £550 +37.50%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Devon - 1 £170 -
Dorset - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, Microsoft Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 18 (66.67%) CRM
2 18 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (59.26%) .NET
4 12 (44.44%) CSS
4 12 (44.44%) C#
4 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 11 (40.74%) HTML
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
6 10 (37.04%) WCF
7 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
7 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 5 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 3 (11.11%) Scrum
12 3 (11.11%) Advertising
12 3 (11.11%) MVC
12 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
12 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
12 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.41%) MySQL
6 1 (3.70%) MS Access
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
2 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) CSS
3 11 (40.74%) HTML
4 10 (37.04%) WCF
5 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
5 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.41%) CSS3
6 2 (7.41%) HTML5
6 2 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2 (7.41%) XML
7 1 (3.70%) Ajax
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.70%) LINQ
7 1 (3.70%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (3.70%) WPF
7 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) FMCG
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) NHS
1 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) CRM
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) OWASP
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Secure Coding
5 1 (3.70%) System Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Dell