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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 136 138 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.10% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£325 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £338 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50
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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 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
2933 2769 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.04% 92.76% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1813 1158
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 171 129
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +16.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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
Wiltshire +1 3 £325 -
Dorset 0 1 £350 -22.22%
Bristol -3 1 £288 - 3
Somerset - 1 - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (38.46%) CRM
4 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) XSLT
7 2 (15.38%) MCP
7 2 (15.38%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) SSDT
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) MorphX
General
1 2 (15.38%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) LINQ
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Password Management
4 2 (15.38%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) MCP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Tableau
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