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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 462 487 468
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 150 107 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 82 57
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£425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £247 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.50

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
England +17 132 £425 +14.86% 83
London +19 67 £444 +4.41% 24
City of London +34 29 £450 +5.88% 12
South East -1 19 £365 +1.25% 13
North West -5 15 £388 +47.61% 19
Yorkshire -6 11 £400 +23.07% 8
Berkshire +2 9 £350 -9.67% 2
Scotland +5 8 £450 +38.46%
West Midlands -12 8 £360 +10.76% 3
Manchester -11 7 £475 +35.71% 9
South West +8 6 £388 +34.19% 2
West Yorkshire -1 6 £393 +20.76% 4
Hampshire - 6 £438 - 2
Reading +2 5 £352 -9.22% 2
Croydon - 5 £325 -
Lancashire - 5 £311 - 1
Wales - 5 £375 -
Glasgow -2 3 £250 -23.07%
Staffordshire -10 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 6
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Coventry - 3 £320 -
Newbury - 3 £350 -
Somerset +11 2 £425 +10.38%
Dorset +3 2 £350 -22.22%
East of England -2 2 £400 +14.28% 5
Nottingham -5 2 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £425 - 1
East Midlands -13 2 £425 - 3

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 228 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 156 (49.06%) SQL Server
3 153 (48.11%) CRM
3 153 (48.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 137 (43.08%) .NET
5 122 (38.36%) SQL
6 114 (35.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 114 (35.85%) C#
7 86 (27.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 85 (26.73%) JavaScript
9 82 (25.79%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (22.33%) MS Excel
11 69 (21.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 63 (19.81%) T-SQL
13 57 (17.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 54 (16.98%) Finance
15 47 (14.78%) ASP.NET
16 46 (14.47%) ETL
17 45 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
18 43 (13.52%) XML
19 41 (12.89%) SharePoint
20 40 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
21 37 (11.64%) .NET Framework
22 36 (11.32%) Web Services
23 33 (10.38%) HTML
24 32 (10.06%) Visual Studio
24 32 (10.06%) WCF
25 30 (9.43%) MDX
25 30 (9.43%) CSS
25 30 (9.43%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 41 (12.89%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.35%) IIS
3 8 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.31%) Lync
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 71 (22.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.14%) MS Office
3 7 (2.20%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 153 (48.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (8.49%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.63%) HTTP
1 2 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (49.06%) SQL Server
2 114 (35.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (27.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (21.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 57 (17.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (9.12%) OLAP
9 20 (6.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 20 (6.29%) OLAP Cube
10 17 (5.35%) MS Access
11 15 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (4.09%) Oracle Database
13 11 (3.46%) Big Data
14 9 (2.83%) Oracle OLAP
15 8 (2.52%) Star Schema
15 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (1.89%) QlikView
16 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (10.06%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.94%) MorphX
4 2 (0.63%) JIRA
4 2 (0.63%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.31%) Moq
5 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.31%) JUnit
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) ERwin
5 1 (0.31%) NUnit
5 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 54 (16.98%) Finance
2 27 (8.49%) Advertising
3 11 (3.46%) Retail
4 6 (1.89%) Banking
5 5 (1.57%) Front Office
6 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (43.08%) .NET
2 47 (14.78%) ASP.NET
3 43 (13.52%) XML
4 37 (11.64%) .NET Framework
5 36 (11.32%) Web Services
6 33 (10.38%) HTML
7 32 (10.06%) WCF
8 30 (9.43%) MDX
8 30 (9.43%) CSS
9 28 (8.81%) SOAP
10 27 (8.49%) Entity Framework
11 19 (5.97%) LINQ
12 16 (5.03%) jQuery
13 8 (2.52%) Silverlight
13 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 7 (2.20%) HTML5
15 5 (1.57%) Ajax
15 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (0.94%) JSON
16 3 (0.94%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.89%) Replication
4 5 (1.57%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.26%) iPad
6 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Equities
8 1 (0.31%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.31%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.31%) Derivative
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.31%) NHS
8 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.31%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.83%) Windows
2 3 (0.94%) UNIX
3 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.31%) Android
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (48.11%) CRM
2 82 (25.79%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (14.47%) ETL
4 45 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (7.23%) Data Modelling
6 22 (6.92%) Migration
7 17 (5.35%) MVC
8 15 (4.72%) ERP
9 14 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (4.09%) Data Migration
10 13 (4.09%) Workflow
10 13 (4.09%) TDD
11 12 (3.77%) Dimensional Modelling
12 10 (3.14%) Kimball Methodology
13 9 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (2.52%) Inmon Methodology
14 8 (2.52%) Scrum
14 8 (2.52%) Web Development
15 7 (2.20%) Analytics
15 7 (2.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 122 (38.36%) SQL
2 114 (35.85%) C#
3 85 (26.73%) JavaScript
4 63 (19.81%) T-SQL
5 20 (6.29%) VBA
6 9 (2.83%) X++
7 8 (2.52%) Java
8 7 (2.20%) VB
9 6 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.26%) VB6
11 3 (0.94%) R
11 3 (0.94%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.63%) PHP
13 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.31%) VBScript
13 1 (0.31%) C
13 1 (0.31%) C++
13 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.14%) Degree
4 9 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 228 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.97%) Oracle
2 19 (5.97%) Tableau
3 12 (3.77%) Business Objects
4 3 (0.94%) SAP
4 3 (0.94%) Cognos
4 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.31%) Sun
6 1 (0.31%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.31%) MicroStrategy
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