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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 464 470 503
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 196 162 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 112 86
Average daily rate £400 £425 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 181 £400 -5.88% 55
London -11 68 £400 -6.32% 17
South East -14 30 £450 +19.84% 9
North West +1 21 £425 - 11
Yorkshire +8 19 £375 -4.45% 7
South Yorkshire +6 16 £375 - 1
South West +17 14 £425 +9.67% 4
West Midlands 0 13 £338 -6.25% 3
Sheffield -9 12 £350 -
City of London +19 9 £438 -2.77% 4
West Sussex -8 9 £550 -
Horsham - 9 £550 -
Manchester -8 8 £375 -21.05% 8
Berkshire +3 7 £475 +35.71% 3
Northern Ireland +11 6 £350 -
County Antrim +10 6 £350 -
Belfast +7 6 £350 -
Reading -15 6 £475 +35.71% 1
North East -27 6 £320 -32.63% 2
Somerset +17 5 £413 -2.94% 1
Lancashire +4 5 £463 +45.66% 1
Hampshire -1 5 £413 -2.82% 1
Tyne and Wear -31 5 £310 -34.73% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 5 £310 -34.73%
Liverpool - 5 £438 - 2
Kent - 5 £358 -
Merseyside - 5 £438 - 2
East Midlands +8 4 £363 -14.70% 2
Wales +3 4 £394 +5.00% 1
Preston +2 3 £450 +45.16%

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 265 (72.21%) Microsoft
2 180 (49.05%) CRM
3 176 (47.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 154 (41.96%) C#
5 145 (39.51%) .NET
6 144 (39.24%) SQL
7 142 (38.69%) SQL Server
8 110 (29.97%) MS Excel
9 103 (28.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 95 (25.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 81 (22.07%) JavaScript
12 75 (20.44%) Business Intelligence
13 73 (19.89%) T-SQL
14 71 (19.35%) SharePoint
15 64 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (17.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 58 (15.80%) Finance
17 45 (12.26%) ETL
18 39 (10.63%) ASP.NET
19 38 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
20 32 (8.72%) XML
21 30 (8.17%) Web Services
21 30 (8.17%) Visual Studio
21 30 (8.17%) Data Modelling
22 29 (7.90%) Windows
23 28 (7.63%) BizTalk Server
24 27 (7.36%) Advertising
25 24 (6.54%) Workflow
25 24 (6.54%) Dynamics AX
26 23 (6.27%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 71 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 28 (7.63%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (5.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (2.45%) IIS
5 8 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.63%) Apache
6 6 (1.63%) CICS
6 6 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.82%) SAS
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 110 (29.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) Simulink
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 176 (47.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (6.54%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (3.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.18%) SSL
2 6 (1.63%) FTP
2 6 (1.63%) WinSCP
3 5 (1.36%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.82%) HTTP
5 2 (0.54%) DNS
5 2 (0.54%) Firewall
5 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.54%) SAN
5 2 (0.54%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.27%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (38.69%) SQL Server
2 103 (28.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 95 (25.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (17.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (6.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (5.72%) MS Access
7 21 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (4.36%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.45%) Big Data
9 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (2.18%) QlikView
11 7 (1.91%) Power BI
12 6 (1.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 6 (1.63%) Data Mart
12 6 (1.63%) DB2
12 6 (1.63%) Easytrieve
12 6 (1.63%) OLAP
12 6 (1.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (3.27%) JIRA
5 11 (3.00%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.72%) SpecFlow
7 9 (2.45%) FitNesse
8 8 (2.18%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.91%) MorphX
10 4 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.54%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.27%) MSTest
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.27%) Selenium
12 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 58 (15.80%) Finance
2 27 (7.36%) Advertising
3 16 (4.36%) Marketing
4 13 (3.54%) Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Retail
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Back Office
7 3 (0.82%) Electronics
7 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (39.51%) .NET
2 39 (10.63%) ASP.NET
3 32 (8.72%) XML
4 30 (8.17%) Web Services
5 19 (5.18%) .NET Framework
6 18 (4.90%) jQuery
7 17 (4.63%) REST
8 12 (3.27%) ADO.NET
8 12 (3.27%) Entity Framework
8 12 (3.27%) HTML
8 12 (3.27%) MDX
8 12 (3.27%) SOAP
8 12 (3.27%) WCF
9 8 (2.18%) Ajax
9 8 (2.18%) CSS
9 8 (2.18%) WPF
10 6 (1.63%) ISPF
11 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.36%) WinForms
12 4 (1.09%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.09%) Data Extraction
3 7 (1.91%) Data Integration
3 7 (1.91%) Visualisation
4 6 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (1.63%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.63%) VSAM
5 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.36%) User Experience
6 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.09%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.82%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.82%) Derivative
7 3 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (0.82%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.54%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.90%) Windows
2 8 (2.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.63%) Linux
3 6 (1.63%) MVS
3 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (49.05%) CRM
2 75 (20.44%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (12.26%) ETL
5 30 (8.17%) Data Modelling
6 24 (6.54%) Workflow
7 22 (5.99%) ERP
8 19 (5.18%) Waterfall
9 18 (4.90%) Scrum
9 18 (4.90%) Unit Testing
10 17 (4.63%) Migration
11 16 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (3.81%) Kimball Methodology
12 14 (3.81%) TDD
12 14 (3.81%) Test Scripting
13 11 (3.00%) Analytics
13 11 (3.00%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (3.00%) Data Migration
13 11 (3.00%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 154 (41.96%) C#
2 144 (39.24%) SQL
3 81 (22.07%) JavaScript
4 73 (19.89%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.72%) VBA
6 17 (4.63%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.54%) Java
8 11 (3.00%) C++
9 7 (1.91%) Python
10 6 (1.63%) Assembly Language
10 6 (1.63%) CLIST
10 6 (1.63%) COBOL
10 6 (1.63%) JCL
10 6 (1.63%) Perl
10 6 (1.63%) REXX
10 6 (1.63%) VB
11 5 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.09%) C
12 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.09%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (4.36%) Degree
1 16 (4.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.82%) MCITP
5 3 (0.82%) MCSD
6 2 (0.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCAD
7 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.09%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.63%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 265 (72.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.00%) Oracle
3 7 (1.91%) Tableau
4 6 (1.63%) CA
4 6 (1.63%) IBM
4 6 (1.63%) Micro Focus
5 5 (1.36%) Pegasus
6 3 (0.82%) Remedy
6 3 (0.82%) SAP
6 3 (0.82%) Teradata
7 2 (0.54%) Facebook
7 2 (0.54%) Sybase
7 2 (0.54%) Twitter
8 1 (0.27%) Citrix
8 1 (0.27%) HP
8 1 (0.27%) iManage
8 1 (0.27%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.27%) Nintex
8 1 (0.27%) RedGate
8 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
London
Fortune Group of Services LTD
Posted: 20 hours ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £360 - £420 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago