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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 470 485 433
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 183 161 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 115 111
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £294 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 170 £425 +6.78% 30
London 0 62 £450 +5.88% 10
South East +18 29 £350 -6.66% 6
West Midlands -18 25 £450 +38.46% 1
City of London +44 20 £544 +20.69% 4
North West +4 20 £450 +20.00% 6
Birmingham -3 14 £450 +56.52%
South West +4 12 £431 +46.80% 1
Lancashire +2 11 £450 +45.04% 1
Hampshire +6 10 £380 +16.92%
Berkshire 0 8 £338 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire -5 8 £390 +17.73% 1
East of England +17 6 £425 +9.25%
Manchester -2 6 £425 -22.72% 2
Somerset - 6 £425 -
Wales +18 5 £388 -0.32% 1
Scotland -4 5 £320 -8.57% 1
South Wales +13 4 £394 +4.30% 1
Reading +10 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Glasgow +3 4 £320 -5.18%
Suffolk +3 4 £435 +9.29%
Surrey -6 4 £298 -25.43% 2
Bath - 4 £390 -
Cardiff +14 3 £400 +5.96%
Kent +10 3 - -
Midlands -2 3 £500 -
Coventry -12 3 - -
North East -36 3 £315 -14.86% 1
Gosport - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £350 +7.69%

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 299 (78.27%) Microsoft
2 219 (57.33%) CRM
3 217 (56.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 171 (44.76%) C#
4 171 (44.76%) .NET
5 136 (35.60%) SQL
6 133 (34.82%) SQL Server
7 111 (29.06%) MS Excel
8 97 (25.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 88 (23.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 83 (21.73%) JavaScript
11 81 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
12 77 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (18.32%) SharePoint
14 58 (15.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 49 (12.83%) ASP.NET
16 47 (12.30%) Finance
17 46 (12.04%) Visual Studio
18 42 (10.99%) ETL
18 42 (10.99%) T-SQL
19 41 (10.73%) Data Warehouse
20 38 (9.95%) Web Services
21 36 (9.42%) Migration
22 30 (7.85%) HTML
23 28 (7.33%) Advertising
23 28 (7.33%) .NET Framework
23 28 (7.33%) Windows
23 28 (7.33%) BizTalk Server
24 27 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
24 27 (7.07%) Data Migration

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 70 (18.32%) SharePoint
2 28 (7.33%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (2.36%) IIS
5 7 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.79%) SAS
6 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.26%) Apache
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 111 (29.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) Simulink
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 217 (56.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (5.76%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (4.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.52%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.79%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) Yammer
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.79%) HTTP
2 2 (0.52%) DNS
2 2 (0.52%) Firewall
2 2 (0.52%) SAN
2 2 (0.52%) SSL
2 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.26%) CTI
3 1 (0.26%) FTP
3 1 (0.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 97 (25.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (23.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (15.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 41 (10.73%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.93%) Power BI
9 14 (3.66%) MS Access
10 13 (3.40%) QlikView
11 11 (2.88%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (2.09%) OLAP
14 7 (1.83%) Big Data
15 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (1.31%) Hadoop
16 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
17 4 (1.05%) Data Mart
17 4 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
17 4 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (12.04%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.57%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.31%) JIRA
5 5 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.79%) NUnit
7 3 (0.79%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.52%) MSTest
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.26%) MorphX
9 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 47 (12.30%) Finance
2 28 (7.33%) Advertising
3 21 (5.50%) Marketing
4 10 (2.62%) Retail
5 6 (1.57%) Banking
6 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Military
8 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (44.76%) .NET
2 49 (12.83%) ASP.NET
3 38 (9.95%) Web Services
4 30 (7.85%) HTML
5 28 (7.33%) .NET Framework
6 26 (6.81%) XML
7 25 (6.54%) CSS
8 22 (5.76%) jQuery
9 21 (5.50%) REST
10 19 (4.97%) WCF
11 15 (3.93%) Ajax
11 15 (3.93%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.40%) SOAP
13 12 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (3.14%) MDX
14 9 (2.36%) ADO.NET
14 9 (2.36%) WinForms
14 9 (2.36%) WPF
15 8 (2.09%) HTML5
16 6 (1.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.09%) Data Integration
2 8 (2.09%) Visualisation
3 7 (1.83%) Virtual Team
4 5 (1.31%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.31%) Derivative
4 5 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.05%) NHS
6 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.79%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.79%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.52%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.52%) Statistics
7 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.33%) Windows
2 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (57.33%) CRM
2 81 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
3 77 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (10.99%) ETL
5 36 (9.42%) Migration
6 27 (7.07%) Data Migration
7 23 (6.02%) Waterfall
8 20 (5.24%) Workflow
9 18 (4.71%) Data Modelling
10 13 (3.40%) Line Management
10 13 (3.40%) MVC
10 13 (3.40%) Scrum
10 13 (3.40%) Test Scripting
11 11 (2.88%) Analytics
11 11 (2.88%) ERP
11 11 (2.88%) Kimball Methodology
11 11 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (2.88%) Unit Testing
12 10 (2.62%) Integration Testing
13 9 (2.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 171 (44.76%) C#
2 136 (35.60%) SQL
3 83 (21.73%) JavaScript
4 42 (10.99%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.71%) VBA
6 10 (2.62%) C
7 9 (2.36%) VB
8 8 (2.09%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.57%) Java
9 6 (1.57%) Python
10 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.31%) X++
11 4 (1.05%) C++
11 4 (1.05%) PHP
12 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.79%) VBScript
13 2 (0.52%) Ruby
13 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.52%) XAML
14 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 19 (4.97%) Degree
2 13 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.79%) MCITP
6 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.52%) MCTS
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.79%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.52%) SLA
2 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 299 (78.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.19%) Oracle
3 8 (2.09%) Tableau
4 5 (1.31%) Pegasus
4 5 (1.31%) SAP
4 5 (1.31%) Teradata
5 3 (0.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (0.79%) Infor
5 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.79%) Sybase
6 2 (0.52%) Citrix
6 2 (0.52%) Cognos
6 2 (0.52%) Informatica
6 2 (0.52%) Infragistics
6 2 (0.52%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.52%) Remedy
6 2 (0.52%) Sage
6 2 (0.52%) Telerik
7 1 (0.26%) Ab Initio
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