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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 488 483 461
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 158 155 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 105 103
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +9 149 £423 +5.62% 21
London -7 62 £420 -1.17% 12
South East -1 23 £350 - 4
West Midlands -19 19 £450 +38.46%
South West +15 18 £425 +30.76% 1
Birmingham +8 14 £450 +56.52%
North West -10 14 £438 +16.66% 1
City of London +24 12 £500 +8.10% 8
Somerset +19 10 £413 - 1
Yorkshire -1 8 £344 +3.77%
Hampshire +9 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Bath +1 7 £390 - 1
Lancashire 0 7 £450 +45.04%
Wales +20 6 £388 -0.32% 3
Surrey -2 5 £300 -4.76% 1
Berkshire -8 5 £338 -10.00% 1
Manchester -16 5 £375 -25.00% 1
South Wales +14 4 £394 +4.30% 3
North East -55 4 £310 -15.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £310 -
Kent +8 3 £250 -33.33% 1
Cardiff +3 3 £400 +5.96% 1
West Yorkshire -8 3 £344 +5.76%
Gosport - 3 - -
Reading -1 2 £480 +28.00% 1
Leeds -2 2 £344 +5.76%
East Midlands -4 2 - -
Coventry -5 2 - -
Andover -13 2 £350 -22.22%

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 287 (76.33%) Microsoft
2 217 (57.71%) CRM
3 213 (56.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 160 (42.55%) C#
4 160 (42.55%) .NET
5 136 (36.17%) SQL Server
6 132 (35.11%) SQL
7 108 (28.72%) MS Excel
8 100 (26.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (23.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 86 (22.87%) JavaScript
11 83 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
12 70 (18.62%) SharePoint
13 69 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (16.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 54 (14.36%) T-SQL
16 47 (12.50%) ETL
16 47 (12.50%) Finance
17 46 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
18 42 (11.17%) ASP.NET
19 37 (9.84%) Visual Studio
20 36 (9.57%) Web Services
21 30 (7.98%) BizTalk Server
22 29 (7.71%) XML
22 29 (7.71%) Windows
22 29 (7.71%) Migration
23 27 (7.18%) Advertising
24 26 (6.91%) .NET Framework
24 26 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
25 25 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008

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 (18.62%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.98%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.33%) IIS
6 3 (0.80%) SAS
7 2 (0.53%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 108 (28.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Simulink
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 213 (56.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (5.32%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (3.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) HTTP
2 2 (0.53%) DNS
2 2 (0.53%) Firewall
2 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.53%) SAN
2 2 (0.53%) SSL
2 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.27%) CTI
3 1 (0.27%) FTP
3 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 100 (26.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 90 (23.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (16.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 46 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 15 (3.99%) Power BI
10 14 (3.72%) MS Access
10 14 (3.72%) QlikView
11 10 (2.66%) OLAP
12 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.86%) Big Data
13 7 (1.86%) OLAP Cube
14 6 (1.60%) Data Mart
15 5 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 4 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.86%) JIRA
5 6 (1.60%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.80%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.53%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.53%) MSTest
9 2 (0.53%) NUnit
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.53%) Selenium
10 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 47 (12.50%) Finance
2 27 (7.18%) Advertising
3 20 (5.32%) Marketing
4 7 (1.86%) Banking
5 6 (1.60%) Retail
6 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Military
8 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (42.55%) .NET
2 42 (11.17%) ASP.NET
3 36 (9.57%) Web Services
4 29 (7.71%) XML
5 26 (6.91%) .NET Framework
6 22 (5.85%) HTML
7 19 (5.05%) jQuery
7 19 (5.05%) REST
7 19 (5.05%) WCF
8 16 (4.26%) CSS
8 16 (4.26%) MDX
9 13 (3.46%) Entity Framework
9 13 (3.46%) SOAP
10 11 (2.93%) Ajax
10 11 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (2.66%) ADO.NET
11 10 (2.66%) WPF
12 8 (2.13%) WinForms
13 7 (1.86%) HTML5
14 4 (1.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.72%) Virtual Team
2 13 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.39%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.60%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.33%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.33%) Derivative
5 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.06%) Data Conversion
6 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.80%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (0.80%) NHS
7 3 (0.80%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.53%) FMCG
8 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.71%) Windows
2 6 (1.60%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (57.71%) CRM
2 83 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (12.50%) ETL
5 29 (7.71%) Migration
6 23 (6.12%) Data Modelling
6 23 (6.12%) ERP
6 23 (6.12%) Workflow
7 22 (5.85%) Waterfall
8 20 (5.32%) Data Migration
9 14 (3.72%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.46%) Scrum
10 13 (3.46%) Test Scripting
10 13 (3.46%) Virtual Team Management
11 12 (3.19%) Analytics
11 12 (3.19%) Kimball Methodology
12 11 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (2.66%) Business Analysis
13 10 (2.66%) TDD
14 9 (2.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (42.55%) C#
2 132 (35.11%) SQL
3 86 (22.87%) JavaScript
4 54 (14.36%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.52%) VBA
6 11 (2.93%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.86%) C
7 7 (1.86%) Java
8 6 (1.60%) Python
8 6 (1.60%) VB
9 5 (1.33%) C++
9 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.06%) PHP
11 3 (0.80%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.80%) X++
12 2 (0.53%) Ruby
12 2 (0.53%) VBScript
12 2 (0.53%) XAML
13 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (3.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.46%) Degree
3 11 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.80%) MCITP
6 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) MCSD
6 2 (0.53%) MCTS
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCAD
7 1 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.80%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 287 (76.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.72%) Oracle
3 8 (2.13%) Tableau
4 5 (1.33%) Pegasus
4 5 (1.33%) Teradata
5 3 (0.80%) Sybase
6 2 (0.53%) Citrix
6 2 (0.53%) Facebook
6 2 (0.53%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.53%) Remedy
6 2 (0.53%) SAP
6 2 (0.53%) Telerik
6 2 (0.53%) Twitter
7 1 (0.27%) Cognos
7 1 (0.27%) Informatica
7 1 (0.27%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.27%) Nintex
7 1 (0.27%) Sage
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
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