The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 140 106 120
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 2 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.064% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £335 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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 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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Bristol - - - - 2
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) VBA
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) MS Access
4 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Intranet
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) InfoPath
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (9.09%) High Availability
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (9.09%) Advertising
7 1 (9.09%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) MS Access
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VBA
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft