The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 490 475 428
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 113 77 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 52 97
Average daily rate £365 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £390
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.55%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -4 104 £364 -1.68% 63
London -33 36 £425 +6.25% 23
City of London -7 13 £425 +10.38% 9
South East -8 13 £365 +4.28% 5
East of England -23 13 £350 -6.66% 3
North East - 11 £240 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £240 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 10 £240 - 3
South West -11 9 £289 -13.80% 4
Yorkshire -13 7 £325 - 3
North West -19 6 £325 -7.14% 6
Suffolk 0 5 £288 -17.85%
Scotland -6 5 £343 +7.45% 1
Ipswich -8 5 £288 -17.85%
West Midlands -10 5 £363 -3.33% 6
Bristol -11 5 £289 -
West Yorkshire -13 5 £325 +10.63% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £360 - 2
Berkshire -11 3 £388 -13.88%
Manchester -14 3 £338 -3.57% 2
Reading - 3 £388 -
Glasgow +9 2 £343 +7.45%
Birmingham -12 2 £370 -1.33% 3
Surrey -14 2 £330 +1.53% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £344 -
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £365 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 3
Somerset -12 1 £385 +14.92% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 1

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 163 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 119 (53.36%) .NET
3 111 (49.78%) C#
4 109 (48.88%) SQL Server
5 106 (47.53%) CRM
5 106 (47.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 75 (33.63%) SQL
7 70 (31.39%) MS Excel
8 65 (29.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (24.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 50 (22.42%) ASP.NET
11 44 (19.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (18.83%) SharePoint
13 38 (17.04%) JavaScript
14 37 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (16.59%) Finance
15 33 (14.80%) WCF
16 30 (13.45%) MS Access
17 27 (12.11%) Oracle
18 26 (11.66%) VBA
19 25 (11.21%) XML
20 24 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
22 22 (9.87%) Windows
22 22 (9.87%) T-SQL
23 21 (9.42%) HTML
24 20 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
24 20 (8.97%) ETL
24 20 (8.97%) MVC
24 20 (8.97%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 42 (18.83%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.24%) IIS
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 70 (31.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.14%) MS Office
3 6 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.79%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.90%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 106 (47.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (8.97%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (4.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) Agresso
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Intranet
1 2 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (48.88%) SQL Server
2 65 (29.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (24.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (19.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (13.45%) MS Access
6 23 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (7.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (6.28%) Relational Database
10 13 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (4.93%) RDBMS
12 9 (4.04%) OLAP
13 6 (2.69%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (2.24%) Data Mining
14 5 (2.24%) Star Schema
15 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
16 2 (0.90%) ProClarity
16 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (5.83%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.90%) JIRA
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.90%) Moq
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.45%) Selenium
4 1 (0.45%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.45%) MorphX
General
1 37 (16.59%) Finance
2 11 (4.93%) Advertising
3 9 (4.04%) Banking
4 7 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.35%) Private Banking
6 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Front Office
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (53.36%) .NET
2 50 (22.42%) ASP.NET
3 33 (14.80%) WCF
4 25 (11.21%) XML
5 21 (9.42%) HTML
6 17 (7.62%) Web Services
7 16 (7.17%) MDX
8 13 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (4.93%) CSS
10 9 (4.04%) JSON
10 9 (4.04%) WPF
10 9 (4.04%) Silverlight
10 9 (4.04%) Middleware
11 8 (3.59%) WinForms
11 8 (3.59%) SOAP
12 7 (3.14%) HTML5
13 6 (2.69%) REST
14 5 (2.24%) CSS3
15 4 (1.79%) jQuery
15 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (1.79%) N-Tier
2 3 (1.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.45%) Online Games
3 1 (0.45%) Informatics
3 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.87%) Windows
2 5 (2.24%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.45%) UNIX
5 1 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (47.53%) CRM
2 37 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (8.97%) ETL
4 20 (8.97%) MVC
5 17 (7.62%) Unit Testing
5 17 (7.62%) Workflow
6 15 (6.73%) Test Scripting
7 10 (4.48%) Data Modelling
8 9 (4.04%) Integration Testing
8 9 (4.04%) SOA
8 9 (4.04%) Migration
9 8 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.59%) ERP
9 8 (3.59%) OO
9 8 (3.59%) Dimensional Modelling
10 7 (3.14%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.14%) Web Development
10 7 (3.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (49.78%) C#
2 75 (33.63%) SQL
3 38 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 26 (11.66%) VBA
5 22 (9.87%) T-SQL
6 16 (7.17%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.14%) X++
7 7 (3.14%) Java
8 6 (2.69%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.79%) VB
11 2 (0.90%) PHP
12 1 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.45%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.04%) Degree
4 8 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (0.90%) EMIR
2 1 (0.45%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 163 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.11%) Oracle
3 3 (1.35%) SAP
4 2 (0.90%) TIBCO
4 2 (0.90%) Perforce
4 2 (0.90%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 1 (0.45%) Zoho
5 1 (0.45%) Tableau
5 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.45%) EMC
5 1 (0.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.45%) Ab Initio
Kent
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £430 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincolnshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Devon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Uxbridge
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
Aberdeen
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 21 days ago
North East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 21 days ago