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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 477 446 461
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 144 167 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 106 85
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 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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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 -50 129 £388 -8.82% 24
London -37 47 £450 - 7
South East -7 21 £375 -16.66% 4
City of London -18 18 £438 -2.77% 3
North West -19 17 £388 +3.33% 5
West Midlands +6 13 £330 +5.60% 2
East of England -15 9 £389 -2.75% 1
Scotland -5 8 £350 +3.70% 1
Berkshire +5 7 £354 -21.38%
Yorkshire -21 7 £325 -23.52% 1
Glasgow - 7 £350 -
Hampshire -3 6 £325 - 2
East Midlands +3 5 £413 - 2
Farnborough - 5 £325 -
Birmingham +3 4 £311 -36.80%
Suffolk 0 4 £398 -3.51%
Wales -2 4 £389 +3.66%
South West -7 4 £294 -2.08% 1
West Yorkshire -24 4 £288 -32.35% 1
Reading -3 3 £375 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £400 -5.88%
Surrey -4 3 £400 +17.64%
Manchester -14 3 £550 +39.68% 3
North East -25 3 £370 +59.13%
Shropshire - 3 £281 - 1
South Wales - 3 £378 -
Cheshire - 3 £375 -
Lancashire - 3 £310 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £378 -
Slough - 3 £333 -

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 223 (73.60%) Microsoft
2 139 (45.87%) CRM
3 138 (45.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 137 (45.21%) SQL Server
5 128 (42.24%) .NET
6 117 (38.61%) C#
7 111 (36.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 107 (35.31%) SQL
9 89 (29.37%) JavaScript
10 85 (28.05%) MS Excel
11 80 (26.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 77 (25.41%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (20.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 54 (17.82%) Finance
15 52 (17.16%) SharePoint
16 50 (16.50%) ASP.NET
17 49 (16.17%) T-SQL
18 46 (15.18%) ETL
19 45 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
20 43 (14.19%) SQL Server 2008
21 41 (13.53%) Advertising
22 34 (11.22%) HTML
23 32 (10.56%) XML
24 31 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
25 30 (9.90%) Web Services
25 30 (9.90%) .NET Framework
26 29 (9.57%) Dynamics AX
26 29 (9.57%) MDX
26 29 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
27 28 (9.24%) Visual Studio

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (17.16%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 18 (5.94%) IIS
4 16 (5.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 85 (28.05%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.99%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 138 (45.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (9.57%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (3.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (45.21%) SQL Server
2 111 (36.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (26.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (20.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 43 (14.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (7.92%) OLAP
9 17 (5.61%) MS Access
9 17 (5.61%) OLAP Cube
10 13 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (2.97%) Big Data
11 9 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (1.65%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (1.65%) Star Schema
15 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (9.24%) Visual Studio
2 18 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.99%) NUnit
4 3 (0.99%) MorphX
4 3 (0.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.66%) JIRA
5 2 (0.66%) Selenium
5 2 (0.66%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.66%) Subversion
5 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Moq
6 1 (0.33%) MSTest
6 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (17.82%) Finance
2 41 (13.53%) Advertising
3 16 (5.28%) Retail
4 12 (3.96%) Banking
5 7 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.65%) Marketing
7 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.66%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (42.24%) .NET
2 50 (16.50%) ASP.NET
3 34 (11.22%) HTML
4 32 (10.56%) XML
5 30 (9.90%) .NET Framework
5 30 (9.90%) Web Services
6 29 (9.57%) MDX
7 26 (8.58%) CSS
8 25 (8.25%) SOAP
9 19 (6.27%) WCF
9 19 (6.27%) jQuery
10 13 (4.29%) Entity Framework
11 12 (3.96%) LINQ
12 8 (2.64%) REST
13 7 (2.31%) HTML5
13 7 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (1.65%) Silverlight
14 5 (1.65%) JSON
15 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.98%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.65%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.99%) iPad
5 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.66%) Replication
6 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.33%) User Experience
7 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.33%) iPhone
7 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.30%) Windows
2 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.33%) Android
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (45.87%) CRM
2 77 (25.41%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (15.18%) ETL
4 45 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (7.59%) Migration
6 19 (6.27%) MVC
6 19 (6.27%) Data Modelling
7 18 (5.94%) TDD
8 14 (4.62%) Workflow
9 13 (4.29%) ERP
10 12 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.63%) Data Migration
12 9 (2.97%) Dimensional Modelling
12 9 (2.97%) SDLC
13 8 (2.64%) Unit Testing
14 7 (2.31%) OO
14 7 (2.31%) ETL Development
15 6 (1.98%) Mentoring
15 6 (1.98%) Scrum
15 6 (1.98%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 117 (38.61%) C#
2 107 (35.31%) SQL
3 89 (29.37%) JavaScript
4 49 (16.17%) T-SQL
5 22 (7.26%) VBA
6 13 (4.29%) X++
7 6 (1.98%) VB
8 5 (1.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (1.32%) Java
10 3 (0.99%) C
10 3 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.99%) VB6
11 2 (0.66%) R
11 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.97%) Degree
4 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.99%) MCITP
6 2 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) MCTS
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) COREP
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 223 (73.60%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.96%) Tableau
3 10 (3.30%) Oracle
4 2 (0.66%) SAP
4 2 (0.66%) Cognos
4 2 (0.66%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.33%) IBM
5 1 (0.33%) Sybase
5 1 (0.33%) Sun
5 1 (0.33%) Informatica
5 1 (0.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.33%) Perforce
5 1 (0.33%) Red Gate
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