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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 404 451 432
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 184 125 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 69 72
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- -51.72%

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 +20 169 £425 +13.33% 56
London +59 85 £450 +5.88% 15
South East -11 40 £450 +22.03% 8
City of London +13 29 £394 +8.62% 10
Surrey +5 18 £450 +38.46% 2
Berkshire +19 16 £450 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire -9 10 £390 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -3 9 £375 -6.25% 7
South West -28 8 £325 -18.75% 5
Scotland +4 7 £325 - 3
East of England -16 6 £401 +45.24% 3
North West -11 5 £298 -11.85% 4
South Yorkshire +3 4 £390 +23.80%
Sheffield 0 4 £390 +23.80%
Birmingham 0 4 £438 - 1
Manchester -10 4 £298 -15.00% 3
West Yorkshire -15 4 £366 +1.73% 1
Glasgow - 4 £313 - 2
East Midlands +1 3 £315 -10.00% 6
Edinburgh -13 3 £350 +7.69%
Bristol -14 3 £310 - 4
Hampshire -16 3 £340 -12.25% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 2
Suffolk +1 2 £401 +48.61%
Leeds -11 2 £450 - 1
North East -26 2 £330 -25.42%
Wembley - 2 £500 -
Ipswich -8 1 £403 +22.90%
Cambridgeshire -11 1 £375 - 1

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 266 (75.35%) Microsoft
2 193 (54.67%) CRM
2 193 (54.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 158 (44.76%) SQL Server
4 157 (44.48%) .NET
5 134 (37.96%) C#
6 133 (37.68%) SQL
7 97 (27.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 91 (25.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 84 (23.80%) JavaScript
10 79 (22.38%) MS Excel
11 70 (19.83%) ASP.NET
11 70 (19.83%) SharePoint
12 63 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (16.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 56 (15.86%) HTML
16 54 (15.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 51 (14.45%) T-SQL
18 48 (13.60%) Advertising
19 41 (11.61%) CSS
19 41 (11.61%) Dynamics AX
20 38 (10.76%) Web Services
21 37 (10.48%) Visual Studio
21 37 (10.48%) WCF
22 33 (9.35%) Finance
23 31 (8.78%) ETL
23 31 (8.78%) .NET Framework
24 29 (8.22%) XML
24 29 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 70 (19.83%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.08%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (4.25%) IIS
5 9 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.28%) Drupal
6 1 (0.28%) Moodle
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 79 (22.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.83%) MS Office
3 6 (1.70%) PowerPivot
4 5 (1.42%) MS Project
5 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 193 (54.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (11.61%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) Agresso
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.13%) SaaS
2 4 (1.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.85%) Intranet
1 3 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (44.76%) SQL Server
2 97 (27.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 91 (25.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (16.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (15.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (6.52%) MS Access
10 19 (5.38%) OLAP
11 12 (3.40%) OLAP Cube
12 11 (3.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.42%) QlikView
15 4 (1.13%) Oracle OLAP
15 4 (1.13%) Relational Database
15 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
16 3 (0.85%) SSDT
16 3 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (10.48%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.13%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.13%) Subversion
4 4 (1.13%) MSTest
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.57%) ERwin
6 2 (0.57%) MorphX
6 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Moq
7 1 (0.28%) JIRA
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 48 (13.60%) Advertising
2 33 (9.35%) Finance
3 17 (4.82%) Banking
4 6 (1.70%) Front Office
5 4 (1.13%) Retail
5 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (44.48%) .NET
2 70 (19.83%) ASP.NET
3 56 (15.86%) HTML
4 41 (11.61%) CSS
5 38 (10.76%) Web Services
6 37 (10.48%) WCF
7 31 (8.78%) .NET Framework
8 29 (8.22%) XML
9 26 (7.37%) MDX
10 17 (4.82%) Silverlight
10 17 (4.82%) SOAP
11 13 (3.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (3.40%) HTML5
13 8 (2.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 8 (2.27%) WPF
14 6 (1.70%) jQuery
14 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 5 (1.42%) DOM
16 4 (1.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.83%) Data Structures
3 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.70%) iPad
5 5 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.13%) Replication
6 4 (1.13%) Learning Management System
6 4 (1.13%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.85%) Clustering
7 3 (0.85%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.85%) SCORM
7 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.57%) NHS
9 1 (0.28%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.28%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.80%) Windows
2 4 (1.13%) UNIX
3 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (54.67%) CRM
2 63 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (8.78%) ETL
5 26 (7.37%) Migration
6 25 (7.08%) Unit Testing
7 21 (5.95%) MVC
8 20 (5.67%) Workflow
9 13 (3.68%) TDD
9 13 (3.68%) OO
9 13 (3.68%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.40%) Scrum
11 10 (2.83%) ERP
11 10 (2.83%) Data Modelling
11 10 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (2.55%) System Testing
12 9 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (2.27%) MVVM
14 7 (1.98%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (1.98%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 134 (37.96%) C#
2 133 (37.68%) SQL
3 84 (23.80%) JavaScript
4 51 (14.45%) T-SQL
5 27 (7.65%) VBA
6 12 (3.40%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.27%) VB
8 7 (1.98%) Java
9 5 (1.42%) C++
9 5 (1.42%) VC++
10 4 (1.13%) VB6
10 4 (1.13%) X++
11 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.57%) C
11 2 (0.57%) VBScript
11 2 (0.57%) PHP
11 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.28%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (4.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.40%) Degree
4 5 (1.42%) MCITP
5 2 (0.57%) MCPD
5 2 (0.57%) MCTS
5 2 (0.57%) MCAD
5 2 (0.57%) MCSD
6 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) WMI
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 266 (75.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.97%) Oracle
3 7 (1.98%) SAP
4 6 (1.70%) Tableau
5 5 (1.42%) Business Objects
6 3 (0.85%) TARGIT
7 2 (0.57%) Serena
7 2 (0.57%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.57%) HP
7 2 (0.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix
8 1 (0.28%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.28%) Cognos
8 1 (0.28%) Perforce
8 1 (0.28%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.28%) Reuters
8 1 (0.28%) 29West
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