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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 416 450 448
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 169 103 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 68 45
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £322 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.22% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +35 152 £400 - 75
London +40 79 £427 -5.11% 24
City of London +28 28 £400 +6.66% 11
South East 0 25 £358 -2.05% 13
West Midlands +8 12 £340 -16.56% 6
South West -12 11 £325 -18.75% 8
Yorkshire -6 10 £390 +13.86% 9
Wales - 8 £419 - 5
Berkshire +4 7 £375 -6.25% 3
Scotland -5 7 £325 -18.75% 3
Surrey -6 6 £425 +31.17% 1
East of England -3 5 £389 +11.07% 4
West Yorkshire -6 5 £425 +18.05% 7
North West -15 5 £325 -7.14% 6
Manchester -5 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Bristol -5 4 £300 - 4
Leeds -11 4 £425 - 7
Glasgow - 4 £313 - 2
Edinburgh -4 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Sheffield - 3 £330 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £330 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £388 -3.12% 1
North East -11 2 £330 -25.42%
Wiltshire - 2 £363 - 2
South Wales - 2 £419 - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £260 - 1
Ipswich -2 1 £403 +40.00%
Warwickshire -4 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Suffolk -4 1 £403 +40.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £375 +7.14%

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 263 (76.45%) Microsoft
2 199 (57.85%) CRM
2 199 (57.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 160 (46.51%) SQL Server
4 155 (45.06%) .NET
5 128 (37.21%) SQL
6 115 (33.43%) C#
7 107 (31.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 98 (28.49%) JavaScript
9 96 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 73 (21.22%) MS Excel
11 72 (20.93%) SharePoint
12 67 (19.48%) ASP.NET
13 63 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 60 (17.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 56 (16.28%) T-SQL
16 56 (16.28%) HTML
17 53 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (13.66%) CSS
19 46 (13.37%) Visual Studio
20 43 (12.50%) .NET Framework
21 41 (11.92%) WCF
22 40 (11.63%) Web Services
23 39 (11.34%) Advertising
24 38 (11.05%) Finance
25 35 (10.17%) ETL
26 34 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
27 33 (9.59%) XML
28 32 (9.30%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (20.93%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.52%) IIS
3 17 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Drupal
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.29%) Moodle
Applications
1 73 (21.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.91%) MS Office
3 6 (1.74%) PowerPivot
4 5 (1.45%) MS Project
5 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 199 (57.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (9.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.16%) PaaS
3 2 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.29%) HTTP
1 1 (0.29%) Intranet
1 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 107 (31.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 96 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 60 (17.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (6.40%) OLAP
8 22 (6.40%) MS Access
8 22 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (4.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (4.36%) OLAP Cube
10 8 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.74%) QlikView
12 5 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.45%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Power View
13 4 (1.16%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (13.37%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.16%) MSTest
4 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.58%) ERwin
7 1 (0.29%) MorphX
7 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) JUnit
7 1 (0.29%) Moq
General
1 39 (11.34%) Advertising
2 38 (11.05%) Finance
3 14 (4.07%) Banking
4 5 (1.45%) Front Office
5 4 (1.16%) Retail
6 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (45.06%) .NET
2 67 (19.48%) ASP.NET
3 56 (16.28%) HTML
4 47 (13.66%) CSS
5 43 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 41 (11.92%) WCF
7 40 (11.63%) Web Services
8 33 (9.59%) XML
9 30 (8.72%) MDX
10 23 (6.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 21 (6.10%) SOAP
12 15 (4.36%) Silverlight
13 11 (3.20%) LINQ
13 11 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 8 (2.33%) HTML5
16 7 (2.03%) jQuery
16 7 (2.03%) WPF
17 5 (1.45%) DOM
17 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.03%) iPad
3 5 (1.45%) Replication
3 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.87%) Clustering
4 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.58%) NHS
5 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.29%) iPhone
6 1 (0.29%) FMCG
6 1 (0.29%) Derivative
6 1 (0.29%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.29%) SCORM
6 1 (0.29%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.23%) Windows
2 5 (1.45%) UNIX
3 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (57.85%) CRM
2 63 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (10.17%) ETL
5 25 (7.27%) MVC
5 25 (7.27%) Migration
6 18 (5.23%) Unit Testing
7 16 (4.65%) Workflow
8 12 (3.49%) Data Migration
9 11 (3.20%) Data Modelling
10 10 (2.91%) ERP
10 10 (2.91%) Scrum
10 10 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.91%) TDD
11 8 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (2.33%) OO
11 8 (2.33%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (2.33%) System Testing
12 7 (2.03%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (2.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (37.21%) SQL
2 115 (33.43%) C#
3 98 (28.49%) JavaScript
4 56 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 27 (7.85%) VBA
6 9 (2.62%) VB
7 8 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.03%) Java
9 5 (1.45%) VB6
9 5 (1.45%) C++
10 4 (1.16%) VC++
10 4 (1.16%) X++
11 3 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.58%) PHP
12 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.29%) Groovy
13 1 (0.29%) VBScript
13 1 (0.29%) C
13 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.94%) SC Cleared
2 17 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.03%) Degree
4 3 (0.87%) MCITP
5 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.58%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) SCOM
2 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 263 (76.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.07%) Oracle
3 9 (2.62%) Tableau
4 6 (1.74%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.45%) SAP
6 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.58%) IBM
7 2 (0.58%) HP
7 2 (0.58%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.58%) Cognos
7 2 (0.58%) Serena
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix
8 1 (0.29%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
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