The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Developer
UK
Rank 386 465 424
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 203 166 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 113 137
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +74 199 £413 +3.12% 47
London +36 83 £438 +2.94% 15
West Midlands +25 37 £408 +30.40% 9
City of London +19 27 £360 -20.00% 3
South East +32 25 £390 +0.64% 2
North West +34 23 £375 -3.84% 7
Birmingham +14 18 £375 - 4
Manchester +17 15 £375 -2.59% 3
South West -8 12 £450 +24.13% 5
Hampshire +20 11 £390 -2.50% 1
Yorkshire +8 9 £500 +42.85% 2
Coventry - 8 £408 - 1
Cheshire +28 4 £350 -9.67% 3
West Yorkshire +12 4 £500 +62.60% 1
East Midlands +5 4 £400 +95.12% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £400 +14.28%
East of England -2 4 £425 +14.86% 3
Berkshire +20 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Reading +9 3 £500 +25.00%
Milton Keynes +5 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 £475 +39.70% 1
North East -25 3 £425 +13.33% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £481 -
Scotland +23 2 £275 -26.66%
Surrey +22 2 - -
Edinburgh +18 2 £275 -15.38%
Staffordshire +5 2 £550 +100.00%
South Yorkshire -8 2 £375 +7.14%
Exeter - 2 £418 -
Devon - 2 £418 -

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Microsoft Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 378 (89.57%) Microsoft
2 223 (52.84%) .NET
3 210 (49.76%) CRM
3 210 (49.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 198 (46.92%) C#
5 153 (36.26%) SQL Server
6 134 (31.75%) SQL
7 122 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (27.73%) JavaScript
9 106 (25.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 97 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
11 90 (21.33%) MS Excel
12 89 (21.09%) Advertising
13 86 (20.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 74 (17.54%) HTML
15 69 (16.35%) CSS
15 69 (16.35%) WCF
16 67 (15.88%) Finance
17 65 (15.40%) ASP.NET
18 61 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
19 59 (13.98%) Web Services
20 54 (12.80%) MVC
20 54 (12.80%) Migration
20 54 (12.80%) Dynamics AX
20 54 (12.80%) SQL Server 2008
21 53 (12.56%) .NET Framework
22 52 (12.32%) Visual Studio
22 52 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
23 51 (12.09%) T-SQL
24 48 (11.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 31 (7.35%) IIS
3 26 (6.16%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.18%) SAS
4 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.71%) CMS
6 3 (0.71%) FileNet
6 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Mule
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 90 (21.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.55%) MS Office
3 8 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 210 (49.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (12.80%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (4.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.98%) PaaS
3 17 (4.03%) IaaS
3 17 (4.03%) Office 365
4 8 (1.90%) Boomi
5 4 (0.95%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.47%) DNS
1 2 (0.47%) HTTP
1 2 (0.47%) Internet
1 2 (0.47%) Intranet
1 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (36.26%) SQL Server
2 106 (25.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 86 (20.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (12.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 48 (11.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (7.82%) MS Access
8 25 (5.92%) Power BI
9 23 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (3.55%) Big Data
10 15 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.18%) MySQL
14 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.95%) OLAP
14 4 (0.95%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (12.32%) Visual Studio
3 23 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (4.50%) JIRA
5 6 (1.42%) NUnit
5 6 (1.42%) Selenium
6 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.71%) Moq
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.47%) Bower
9 2 (0.47%) gulp
9 2 (0.47%) MorphX
9 2 (0.47%) MSI
9 2 (0.47%) WiX
10 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.24%) MSTest
10 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (21.09%) Advertising
2 67 (15.88%) Finance
3 23 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.08%) Banking
4 13 (3.08%) Retail
5 10 (2.37%) Marketing
6 5 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (52.84%) .NET
2 74 (17.54%) HTML
3 69 (16.35%) CSS
3 69 (16.35%) WCF
4 65 (15.40%) ASP.NET
5 59 (13.98%) Web Services
6 53 (12.56%) .NET Framework
7 39 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 35 (8.29%) AngularJS
9 29 (6.87%) jQuery
10 27 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (6.40%) XML
11 22 (5.21%) HTML5
12 20 (4.74%) CSS3
13 18 (4.27%) Entity Framework
14 15 (3.55%) Ajax
14 15 (3.55%) SOAP
15 13 (3.08%) MDX
16 10 (2.37%) LINQ
16 10 (2.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.27%) Data Conversion
2 9 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 7 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (0.95%) Data Integration
4 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.95%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.71%) NHS
6 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.24%) Fintech
7 1 (0.24%) IVR
7 1 (0.24%) Kinect
7 1 (0.24%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) Replication
7 1 (0.24%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.24%) Social Media
7 1 (0.24%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.24%) Windows
2 5 (1.18%) Windows 10
2 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
3 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.24%) Linux
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
4 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (49.76%) CRM
2 122 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (12.80%) Migration
4 54 (12.80%) MVC
5 43 (10.19%) TDD
6 39 (9.24%) Scrum
7 35 (8.29%) ETL
8 27 (6.40%) Data Migration
9 25 (5.92%) ERP
10 17 (4.03%) Logistics
10 17 (4.03%) Workflow
11 14 (3.32%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.08%) Data Mapping
13 12 (2.84%) Analytics
13 12 (2.84%) OO
14 11 (2.61%) OOP
14 11 (2.61%) Test Scripting
15 10 (2.37%) Integration Testing
15 10 (2.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 198 (46.92%) C#
2 134 (31.75%) SQL
3 117 (27.73%) JavaScript
4 51 (12.09%) T-SQL
5 33 (7.82%) VBA
6 28 (6.64%) X++
7 16 (3.79%) VB.NET
8 13 (3.08%) C
9 12 (2.84%) Java
10 11 (2.61%) VB
11 7 (1.66%) C++
11 7 (1.66%) PHP
12 6 (1.42%) VB6
13 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.47%) Perl
14 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.47%) Python
15 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.13%) Degree
5 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.95%) MCTS
7 3 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.71%) MCAD
7 3 (0.71%) MCSD
8 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.24%) ISEB
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.24%) MCITP
9 1 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 378 (89.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.08%) Greenplum
2 13 (3.08%) Netezza
2 13 (3.08%) Teradata
2 13 (3.08%) Vertica
3 11 (2.61%) Oracle
4 8 (1.90%) Dell
5 4 (0.95%) Cognos
6 3 (0.71%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.71%) Lotus
6 3 (0.71%) SAP
6 3 (0.71%) Tableau
7 2 (0.47%) BMC
7 2 (0.47%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.47%) Remedy
8 1 (0.24%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.24%) Concur
8 1 (0.24%) Infor
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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