The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 422 463 450
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 157 101 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 73 45
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£400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK.

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
England +38 140 £400 +14.28% 89
London +43 71 £450 +2.85% 26
City of London +25 25 £450 +16.12% 17
South East -12 24 £354 -3.15% 14
West Midlands +5 14 £350 -12.50% 7
Yorkshire -13 9 £390 +20.00% 14
Wales - 9 £419 - 3
Berkshire -4 7 £325 -18.75% 2
South West -6 7 £325 -2.98% 3
North West -18 7 £450 +28.57% 12
Manchester -8 6 £450 +28.57% 8
West Yorkshire -8 5 £400 +23.07% 7
East of England -4 4 £375 +7.14% 4
Leeds - 4 £400 - 5
Birmingham -1 3 £500 +20.48% 2
Hertfordshire +7 2 £388 -3.12% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £279 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £351 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £363 -
East Midlands - 2 £350 - 4
Sheffield - 2 £351 - 1
South Wales - 2 £419 - 3
Surrey +2 1 £500 +60.00% 2
Warwickshire -4 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £450 +23.28% 3
Milton Keynes -8 1 £450 +28.57% 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 261 (73.73%) Microsoft
2 197 (55.65%) CRM
2 197 (55.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 174 (49.15%) SQL Server
4 156 (44.07%) .NET
5 135 (38.14%) SQL
6 116 (32.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 112 (31.64%) C#
8 100 (28.25%) JavaScript
8 100 (28.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (21.47%) MS Excel
10 75 (21.19%) Business Intelligence
11 68 (19.21%) ASP.NET
12 67 (18.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 67 (18.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 63 (17.80%) T-SQL
13 63 (17.80%) SharePoint
14 54 (15.25%) HTML
15 51 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
16 45 (12.71%) Finance
17 44 (12.43%) Visual Studio
18 41 (11.58%) CSS
18 41 (11.58%) ETL
18 41 (11.58%) .NET Framework
19 40 (11.30%) Web Services
20 39 (11.02%) SQL Server 2012
21 38 (10.73%) WCF
22 33 (9.32%) MDX
23 32 (9.04%) XML
24 29 (8.19%) Advertising

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 63 (17.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.52%) IIS
3 13 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.28%) Drupal
6 1 (0.28%) Moodle
6 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 76 (21.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.39%) MS Office
3 6 (1.69%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.85%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 197 (55.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (7.91%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.85%) PaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.28%) Internet
1 1 (0.28%) HTTP
1 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (49.15%) SQL Server
2 116 (32.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 100 (28.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (18.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (18.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 39 (11.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (7.34%) OLAP
6 26 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (5.93%) MS Access
9 18 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 18 (5.08%) OLAP Cube
10 11 (3.11%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.26%) Oracle OLAP
11 8 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.69%) QlikView
12 6 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.41%) Star Schema
13 5 (1.41%) Big Data
14 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 44 (12.43%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.85%) MSTest
5 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.56%) JIRA
5 2 (0.56%) ERwin
6 1 (0.28%) JUnit
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) NUnit
6 1 (0.28%) MorphX
6 1 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.28%) Moq
General
1 45 (12.71%) Finance
2 29 (8.19%) Advertising
3 15 (4.24%) Banking
4 5 (1.41%) Front Office
5 4 (1.13%) Retail
6 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (44.07%) .NET
2 68 (19.21%) ASP.NET
3 54 (15.25%) HTML
4 41 (11.58%) CSS
4 41 (11.58%) .NET Framework
5 40 (11.30%) Web Services
6 38 (10.73%) WCF
7 33 (9.32%) MDX
8 32 (9.04%) XML
9 26 (7.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 25 (7.06%) SOAP
11 13 (3.67%) LINQ
12 12 (3.39%) Silverlight
13 11 (3.11%) jQuery
14 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 9 (2.54%) HTML5
16 6 (1.69%) WPF
17 5 (1.41%) DOM
17 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.98%) Replication
2 7 (1.98%) iPad
3 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.85%) Clustering
5 3 (0.85%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.28%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.28%) Equities
7 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.28%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.28%) iPhone
7 1 (0.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.52%) Windows
2 5 (1.41%) UNIX
3 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.28%) Android
4 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (55.65%) CRM
2 75 (21.19%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (11.58%) ETL
5 26 (7.34%) Migration
6 25 (7.06%) MVC
7 16 (4.52%) Unit Testing
8 14 (3.95%) TDD
8 14 (3.95%) Workflow
9 13 (3.67%) Data Modelling
9 13 (3.67%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.11%) ERP
11 11 (3.11%) Dimensional Modelling
12 9 (2.54%) Scrum
13 8 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (1.98%) OO
14 7 (1.98%) Wealth Management
14 7 (1.98%) Test Scripting
14 7 (1.98%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (38.14%) SQL
2 112 (31.64%) C#
3 100 (28.25%) JavaScript
4 63 (17.80%) T-SQL
5 27 (7.63%) VBA
6 9 (2.54%) Java
7 8 (2.26%) VB
8 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.41%) VB6
10 4 (1.13%) C++
11 3 (0.85%) VC++
11 3 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.56%) R
12 2 (0.56%) X++
12 2 (0.56%) PHP
12 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.28%) VBScript
13 1 (0.28%) C
13 1 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.98%) Degree
5 5 (1.41%) VCP4
6 3 (0.85%) MCITP
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.28%) QA
1 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 261 (73.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.52%) Oracle
3 13 (3.67%) Tableau
4 9 (2.54%) Business Objects
5 6 (1.69%) SAP
6 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.56%) Cognos
7 2 (0.56%) HP
7 2 (0.56%) IBM
7 2 (0.56%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.56%) Serena
8 1 (0.28%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.28%) MicroStrategy
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