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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 441 473 463
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 160 97 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 72 51
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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 £301 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +34.32%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £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 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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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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 +44 143 £410 +17.14% 80
London +51 72 £425 - 27
City of London +34 26 £450 +9.09% 19
South East -17 25 £354 -2.48% 10
West Midlands +2 13 £344 -5.17% 6
Berkshire -2 11 £350 -6.66% 1
North West -11 10 £400 +18.51% 12
Yorkshire -12 10 £385 +18.46% 12
Wales - 8 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire -4 7 £400 +23.07% 7
South West -8 7 £350 +21.21% 3
Scotland -6 6 £250 -27.00% 1
Manchester -8 6 £450 +28.57% 6
Leeds - 6 £400 - 4
Glasgow 0 4 £250 -27.00%
Lancashire - 3 £318 - 2
South Wales - 3 £375 - 2
East Midlands -5 2 £350 - 1
East of England -7 2 - - 5
Birmingham -12 2 £500 +35.13% 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 3
Surrey +4 1 £500 +40.35% 2
Tyne and Wear 0 1 £475 +115.17% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 1 £475 +115.17% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £450 +23.28% 1
Bristol -6 1 £250 -13.41% 2
North East -6 1 £475 +115.17% 3
Bedfordshire -7 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -16 1 £338 -6.25% 4
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 247 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 182 (53.85%) CRM
2 182 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 161 (47.63%) SQL Server
4 141 (41.72%) .NET
5 134 (39.64%) SQL
6 114 (33.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 111 (32.84%) C#
8 95 (28.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 92 (27.22%) JavaScript
10 78 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (22.19%) MS Excel
12 68 (20.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 58 (17.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 57 (16.86%) T-SQL
14 57 (16.86%) ASP.NET
15 54 (15.98%) SharePoint
16 49 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (13.61%) Finance
18 45 (13.31%) ETL
18 45 (13.31%) HTML
19 39 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
20 38 (11.24%) CSS
21 37 (10.95%) Visual Studio
22 36 (10.65%) XML
23 35 (10.36%) Web Services
24 33 (9.76%) .NET Framework
25 32 (9.47%) MDX
26 30 (8.88%) Advertising
27 28 (8.28%) OLAP

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 54 (15.98%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.14%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (3.85%) IIS
4 8 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Lync
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 75 (22.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.25%) MS Office
3 7 (2.07%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.89%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 182 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) HTTP
1 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (47.63%) SQL Server
2 114 (33.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 95 (28.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (20.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 58 (17.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (8.28%) OLAP
8 27 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (5.92%) OLAP Cube
11 19 (5.62%) MS Access
11 19 (5.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (3.55%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.66%) Big Data
13 9 (2.66%) Oracle OLAP
14 8 (2.37%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (2.37%) Star Schema
15 6 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.78%) QlikView
16 4 (1.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 37 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.59%) ERwin
5 2 (0.59%) JIRA
5 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.59%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.59%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.30%) Moq
6 1 (0.30%) JUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) MorphX
General
1 46 (13.61%) Finance
2 30 (8.88%) Advertising
3 10 (2.96%) Banking
4 5 (1.48%) Retail
4 5 (1.48%) Front Office
5 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (41.72%) .NET
2 57 (16.86%) ASP.NET
3 45 (13.31%) HTML
4 38 (11.24%) CSS
5 36 (10.65%) XML
6 35 (10.36%) Web Services
7 33 (9.76%) .NET Framework
8 32 (9.47%) MDX
9 28 (8.28%) WCF
10 24 (7.10%) SOAP
11 23 (6.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 13 (3.85%) LINQ
13 12 (3.55%) jQuery
14 11 (3.25%) Silverlight
15 10 (2.96%) HTML5
16 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
17 5 (1.48%) Ajax
17 5 (1.48%) WPF
18 3 (0.89%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.07%) Replication
2 7 (2.07%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.78%) iPad
4 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.89%) Clustering
6 3 (0.89%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.30%) User Experience
8 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.30%) Kindle
8 1 (0.30%) FMCG
8 1 (0.30%) iPhone
8 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.30%) Equities
8 1 (0.30%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.30%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.96%) Windows
2 5 (1.48%) UNIX
3 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.30%) Android
4 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (53.85%) CRM
2 78 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 49 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (13.31%) ETL
5 22 (6.51%) Migration
6 20 (5.92%) MVC
7 15 (4.44%) Data Modelling
8 14 (4.14%) Unit Testing
9 13 (3.85%) ERP
9 13 (3.85%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.55%) Dimensional Modelling
10 12 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.25%) TDD
12 10 (2.96%) Workflow
12 10 (2.96%) Kimball Methodology
13 9 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (2.66%) System Testing
13 9 (2.66%) Scrum
14 8 (2.37%) Analytics
14 8 (2.37%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 134 (39.64%) SQL
2 111 (32.84%) C#
3 92 (27.22%) JavaScript
4 57 (16.86%) T-SQL
5 27 (7.99%) VBA
6 9 (2.66%) VB
7 8 (2.37%) Java
8 6 (1.78%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.48%) VB6
10 4 (1.18%) X++
11 3 (0.89%) R
11 3 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.59%) C
12 2 (0.59%) PHP
13 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.30%) VBScript
13 1 (0.30%) C++
13 1 (0.30%) Groovy
13 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.96%) Degree
3 10 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 247 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.03%) Oracle
3 16 (4.73%) Tableau
4 10 (2.96%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.48%) SAP
6 3 (0.89%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.59%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.59%) Cognos
7 2 (0.59%) IBM
7 2 (0.59%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.30%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
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