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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 453 429 465
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 177 183 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 136 76
Average daily rate £376 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.88 - £31.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.38 - £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.38 - £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.88 - £31.25

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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 -14 163 £379 -5.18% 99
London -23 54 £425 -0.46% 29
South West +19 26 £350 +7.69% 6
North West -7 18 £385 +18.46% 13
Bristol +12 15 £340 +13.33% 3
South East -8 15 £375 +4.89% 20
Yorkshire -10 15 £350 -8.49% 9
North East -11 15 £350 -26.31% 2
Tyne and Wear -16 15 £350 - 2
East of England +12 13 £400 +2.89% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 13 £350 - 2
Manchester -10 11 £375 +15.23% 9
Somerset +9 9 £400 -
Suffolk +14 7 £403 -
Bath - 7 £400 -
City of London +26 6 £450 +2.85% 3
Leeds -7 6 £315 -21.25% 2
South Yorkshire -8 6 £350 +6.06% 3
West Yorkshire -9 6 £315 -21.25% 3
Sheffield -14 6 £350 +6.06% 2
West Midlands -21 6 £313 -10.71% 13
Northern Ireland - 6 £350 - 3
County Antrim - 6 £350 - 3
Sale - 6 £385 -
Belfast - 6 £350 - 3
Bury St Edmunds - 5 £403 -
Berkshire 0 4 £400 +6.66% 7
Reading -8 4 £400 +14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £363 - 2
Edinburgh -9 3 £325 -13.33% 1

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 251 (70.70%) Microsoft
2 155 (43.66%) SQL Server
3 152 (42.82%) SQL
4 143 (40.28%) CRM
5 138 (38.87%) Dynamics CRM
6 135 (38.03%) .NET
7 131 (36.90%) C#
8 127 (35.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 123 (34.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 103 (29.01%) MS Excel
11 102 (28.73%) Business Intelligence
12 87 (24.51%) JavaScript
13 84 (23.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 82 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (21.97%) T-SQL
16 64 (18.03%) ETL
17 62 (17.46%) Finance
18 58 (16.34%) SharePoint
19 52 (14.65%) Data Warehouse
20 40 (11.27%) ASP.NET
21 36 (10.14%) Advertising
22 33 (9.30%) HTML
23 31 (8.73%) Workflow
24 27 (7.61%) jQuery
24 27 (7.61%) ERP
25 26 (7.32%) MS Access
25 26 (7.32%) TDD
25 26 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
26 25 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
26 25 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 58 (16.34%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.76%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (5.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.25%) IIS
6 6 (1.69%) Apache
6 6 (1.69%) CICS
6 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 103 (29.01%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.54%) MS Office
3 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.13%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 138 (38.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (6.20%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (4.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.41%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) FTP
1 6 (1.69%) Intranet
1 6 (1.69%) SSL
1 6 (1.69%) WinSCP
2 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.56%) Firewall
3 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.56%) SAN
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (43.66%) SQL Server
2 127 (35.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (34.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (23.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 52 (14.65%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (7.32%) MS Access
6 26 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (6.20%) OLAP
9 21 (5.92%) OLAP Cube
10 14 (3.94%) Relational Database
11 13 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (2.54%) Big Data
12 9 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (2.25%) Star Schema
14 7 (1.97%) QlikView
15 6 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 6 (1.69%) DB2
15 6 (1.69%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 25 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (6.48%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (3.10%) FitNesse
4 11 (3.10%) SpecFlow
5 10 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.25%) JIRA
6 8 (2.25%) MorphX
7 6 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.56%) NUnit
8 2 (0.56%) Selenium
8 2 (0.56%) Subversion
9 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.28%) tSQLt
General
1 62 (17.46%) Finance
2 36 (10.14%) Advertising
3 19 (5.35%) Banking
4 11 (3.10%) Marketing
5 7 (1.97%) Publishing
5 7 (1.97%) Retail
6 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.85%) Back Office
8 3 (0.85%) German Language
9 2 (0.56%) Danish Language
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Front Office
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (38.03%) .NET
2 40 (11.27%) ASP.NET
3 33 (9.30%) HTML
4 27 (7.61%) jQuery
5 25 (7.04%) XML
6 21 (5.92%) CSS
6 21 (5.92%) MDX
7 19 (5.35%) .NET Framework
8 16 (4.51%) WCF
9 15 (4.23%) Web Services
10 8 (2.25%) SOAP
11 6 (1.69%) ADO.NET
11 6 (1.69%) ISPF
11 6 (1.69%) WPF
11 6 (1.69%) XSLT
12 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (1.41%) HTML5
13 4 (1.13%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.13%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.51%) Data Extraction
3 11 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.69%) VSAM
6 5 (1.41%) User Experience
7 4 (1.13%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.13%) Replication
8 3 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.85%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.85%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.85%) Statistics
9 2 (0.56%) FMCG
9 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.66%) Windows
2 6 (1.69%) Linux
2 6 (1.69%) MVS
2 6 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (40.28%) CRM
2 102 (28.73%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (18.03%) ETL
5 31 (8.73%) Workflow
6 27 (7.61%) ERP
7 26 (7.32%) TDD
8 25 (7.04%) Data Modelling
9 24 (6.76%) Scrum
10 23 (6.48%) Migration
11 19 (5.35%) ETL Development
12 18 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (4.51%) Kimball Methodology
13 16 (4.51%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.23%) Data Migration
14 15 (4.23%) MVC
15 13 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (3.66%) Kanban
16 11 (3.10%) Risk Management
17 10 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (42.82%) SQL
2 131 (36.90%) C#
3 87 (24.51%) JavaScript
4 78 (21.97%) T-SQL
5 22 (6.20%) VBA
6 11 (3.10%) Java
6 11 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.54%) C++
8 6 (1.69%) Assembly Language
8 6 (1.69%) CLIST
8 6 (1.69%) COBOL
8 6 (1.69%) JCL
8 6 (1.69%) Perl
8 6 (1.69%) REXX
9 5 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.41%) X++
10 4 (1.13%) VB
11 3 (0.85%) VB6
12 2 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.23%) Degree
3 14 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.85%) MCITP
6 2 (0.56%) MCSD
7 1 (0.28%) MCAD
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCSE
7 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) COREP
System Software
1 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.28%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 251 (70.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.94%) Tableau
3 13 (3.66%) Oracle
4 6 (1.69%) CA
4 6 (1.69%) IBM
4 6 (1.69%) Micro Focus
5 3 (0.85%) Teradata
6 2 (0.56%) Facebook
6 2 (0.56%) iManage
6 2 (0.56%) Red Gate
6 2 (0.56%) SAP
6 2 (0.56%) Twitter
7 1 (0.28%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.28%) HP
7 1 (0.28%) Informatica
7 1 (0.28%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.28%) Perforce
7 1 (0.28%) Remedy
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
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