The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 398 478 424
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 235 167 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 117 155
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +86 228 £425 +6.25% 36
London +37 93 £450 +5.88% 15
West Midlands +22 47 £400 +14.28% 3
South East +35 24 £413 +10.00% 7
North West +19 22 £405 -7.42% 5
City of London +15 22 £438 -2.77% 2
Birmingham - 22 £448 - 2
Manchester +11 14 £413 -8.33% 5
Hampshire +33 12 £425 +6.25% 1
North East -35 11 £413 +26.92% 1
Yorkshire +15 10 £400 +14.28% 1
South West +3 10 £410 +5.80% 3
Tyne and Wear -38 8 £413 +28.90%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 8 £413 +26.92%
Scotland +18 7 £413 +3.18%
East Midlands -1 7 £400 +0.06%
Cheshire +20 5 £400 -5.88%
East of England +2 5 £419 +19.55%
Coventry -6 5 £400 +23.07% 1
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
East Grinstead - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh +20 3 - -
West Yorkshire +19 3 £400 +33.33% 1
Surrey +15 3 - - 2
Staffordshire -6 3 £425 +21.42%
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Winchester - 3 £370 -
Cambridge +13 2 - -
Leeds +12 2 £400 +33.33% 1

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 380 (88.58%) Microsoft
2 234 (54.55%) .NET
3 213 (49.65%) C#
4 209 (48.72%) CRM
4 209 (48.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 155 (36.13%) SQL
6 139 (32.40%) SQL Server
7 128 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (28.44%) JavaScript
9 100 (23.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 94 (21.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 87 (20.28%) MS Excel
12 86 (20.05%) Business Intelligence
13 83 (19.35%) Advertising
14 75 (17.48%) HTML
15 74 (17.25%) ASP.NET
16 67 (15.62%) CSS
17 61 (14.22%) Finance
18 58 (13.52%) Migration
19 56 (13.05%) Visual Studio
20 55 (12.82%) T-SQL
21 53 (12.35%) MVC
22 52 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 47 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
24 45 (10.49%) .NET Framework
25 44 (10.26%) Web Services
26 43 (10.02%) WCF
27 40 (9.32%) Dynamics AX
27 40 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
28 39 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 37 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (3.96%) IIS
4 8 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.17%) SAS
7 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.70%) CMS
8 3 (0.70%) FileNet
8 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.23%) Apache
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.23%) Mule
10 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 87 (20.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) SPSS
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 209 (48.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (9.32%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (5.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.47%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.96%) Office 365
3 7 (1.63%) Boomi
4 5 (1.17%) PaaS
4 5 (1.17%) SaaS
5 4 (0.93%) Yammer
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.47%) DNS
1 2 (0.47%) HTTP
1 2 (0.47%) Internet
1 2 (0.47%) Intranet
1 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (32.40%) SQL Server
2 100 (23.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (21.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 39 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (7.23%) Power BI
8 24 (5.59%) MS Access
9 23 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (3.73%) Big Data
11 11 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.63%) OLAP
13 7 (1.63%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.93%) MySQL
15 4 (0.93%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (13.05%) Visual Studio
2 47 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.63%) NUnit
4 7 (1.63%) Selenium
5 6 (1.40%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.17%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.70%) Moq
9 2 (0.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.47%) Bower
9 2 (0.47%) gulp
9 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.47%) MSI
9 2 (0.47%) Subversion
9 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.47%) WiX
10 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.23%) JIRA
10 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 83 (19.35%) Advertising
2 61 (14.22%) Finance
3 23 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.26%) Marketing
4 14 (3.26%) Retail
5 13 (3.03%) Banking
6 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Back Office
7 3 (0.70%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Military
8 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (54.55%) .NET
2 75 (17.48%) HTML
3 74 (17.25%) ASP.NET
4 67 (15.62%) CSS
5 45 (10.49%) .NET Framework
6 44 (10.26%) Web Services
7 43 (10.02%) WCF
8 38 (8.86%) jQuery
9 37 (8.62%) AngularJS
10 32 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (7.23%) XML
12 28 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (5.83%) HTML5
14 22 (5.13%) CSS3
15 20 (4.66%) Entity Framework
16 19 (4.43%) Ajax
17 16 (3.73%) SOAP
18 13 (3.03%) MDX
19 11 (2.56%) RESTful
20 10 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.73%) Data Conversion
2 14 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.63%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.40%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.70%) Replication
9 2 (0.47%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.47%) NHS
10 1 (0.23%) Fintech
10 1 (0.23%) IVR
10 1 (0.23%) Kinect
10 1 (0.23%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.23%) User Experience
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.36%) Windows
2 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.23%) Linux
4 1 (0.23%) Solaris
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (48.72%) CRM
2 128 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (20.05%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (13.52%) Migration
5 53 (12.35%) MVC
6 39 (9.09%) ETL
7 37 (8.62%) Data Migration
8 25 (5.83%) TDD
9 24 (5.59%) Scrum
10 21 (4.90%) Workflow
11 15 (3.50%) Integration Testing
12 14 (3.26%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.03%) OO
14 12 (2.80%) Data Mapping
14 12 (2.80%) SDLC
14 12 (2.80%) Waterfall
15 11 (2.56%) Analytics
16 10 (2.33%) ERP
16 10 (2.33%) OOP
16 10 (2.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 213 (49.65%) C#
2 155 (36.13%) SQL
3 122 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 55 (12.82%) T-SQL
5 28 (6.53%) X++
6 26 (6.06%) VBA
7 19 (4.43%) C
8 11 (2.56%) Java
8 11 (2.56%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.33%) VB
10 8 (1.86%) PHP
11 7 (1.63%) C++
12 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.70%) VB6
14 2 (0.47%) Perl
14 2 (0.47%) Python
14 2 (0.47%) VBScript
15 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 27 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.26%) Degree
4 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.17%) MCTS
7 3 (0.70%) MCAD
7 3 (0.70%) MCITP
7 3 (0.70%) MCSD
8 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.03%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Oozie
1 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 380 (88.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.73%) Oracle
3 12 (2.80%) Teradata
4 11 (2.56%) Greenplum
4 11 (2.56%) Netezza
4 11 (2.56%) Vertica
5 7 (1.63%) Dell
5 7 (1.63%) SAP
6 6 (1.40%) Cognos
6 6 (1.40%) Tableau
7 4 (0.93%) Infor
7 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.70%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.70%) Lotus
9 2 (0.47%) BMC
9 2 (0.47%) Informatica
9 2 (0.47%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.47%) Remedy
9 2 (0.47%) Sage
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