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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 469 459 446
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 165 152 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 93 92
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£400 £413 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
- -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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 -3 146 £400 -5.88% 70
London -11 54 £475 +11.76% 26
North West -16 26 £388 -1.58% 6
South East -15 23 £375 -11.76% 15
City of London +4 19 £438 +2.94% 5
West Midlands +7 14 £375 -9.14% 5
Scotland -3 11 £351 +4.07% 1
Manchester -20 8 £375 -4.76% 4
Yorkshire -25 8 £383 +17.69% 3
Glasgow - 8 £350 -
Surrey +2 7 £400 +122.22% 1
East Midlands -4 7 £400 - 5
Berkshire -3 6 £354 -19.14% 2
East of England -9 6 £398 -6.35% 4
Hampshire +3 5 £325 -33.12% 1
Suffolk 0 5 £430 +4.30% 1
Birmingham -1 5 £335 -29.84% 3
South West -2 5 £300 - 3
Wales -17 4 £389 +9.12% 1
West Yorkshire -27 4 £493 +51.53% 2
Lancashire - 4 £321 -
Farnborough - 4 £325 -
Weybridge - 4 £433 -
Coventry - 4 £375 -
Wiltshire +6 3 £325 -
Cardiff -5 3 £378 +11.85%
South Wales -9 3 £378 +11.85% 1
Preston - 3 £315 -
Slough - 3 £333 -
Derby - 3 £400 - 2

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 225 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 139 (45.28%) SQL Server
3 137 (44.63%) CRM
4 135 (43.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 118 (38.44%) C#
6 116 (37.79%) .NET
7 114 (37.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 109 (35.50%) SQL
9 89 (28.99%) MS Excel
10 88 (28.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 81 (26.38%) Business Intelligence
12 80 (26.06%) JavaScript
13 69 (22.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
15 55 (17.92%) SharePoint
16 50 (16.29%) T-SQL
16 50 (16.29%) Finance
17 49 (15.96%) Advertising
18 47 (15.31%) ETL
19 42 (13.68%) ASP.NET
20 41 (13.36%) SQL Server 2008
21 40 (13.03%) Data Warehouse
22 37 (12.05%) HTML
23 31 (10.10%) MDX
24 30 (9.77%) XML
25 29 (9.45%) Visual Studio
26 28 (9.12%) SQL Server 2012
27 27 (8.79%) OLAP
27 27 (8.79%) CSS
27 27 (8.79%) Migration

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 55 (17.92%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (4.89%) IIS
3 15 (4.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 89 (28.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.86%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.98%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 135 (43.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (7.82%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (3.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) Intranet
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 114 (37.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 88 (28.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (22.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 41 (13.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (13.03%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (9.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (8.79%) OLAP
9 21 (6.84%) OLAP Cube
10 19 (6.19%) MS Access
11 12 (3.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (2.93%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (2.61%) Big Data
14 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (1.63%) Star Schema
16 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
16 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
16 4 (1.30%) QlikView
16 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Power View
17 3 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 23 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.98%) Subversion
4 3 (0.98%) MorphX
5 2 (0.65%) Selenium
5 2 (0.65%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.65%) NUnit
6 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.33%) MSTest
6 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.33%) Moq
6 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (16.29%) Finance
2 49 (15.96%) Advertising
3 17 (5.54%) Retail
4 14 (4.56%) Banking
5 7 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.28%) Marketing
6 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.65%) Front Office
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
7 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.65%) French Language
7 2 (0.65%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (37.79%) .NET
2 42 (13.68%) ASP.NET
3 37 (12.05%) HTML
4 31 (10.10%) MDX
5 30 (9.77%) XML
6 27 (8.79%) CSS
7 26 (8.47%) Web Services
8 25 (8.14%) .NET Framework
9 24 (7.82%) SOAP
10 21 (6.84%) jQuery
11 20 (6.51%) WCF
12 9 (2.93%) LINQ
13 8 (2.61%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (1.95%) HTML5
15 6 (1.95%) REST
16 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 4 (1.30%) JSON
17 4 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
17 4 (1.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.61%) Credit Risk
3 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.98%) Data Extraction
4 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
4 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.65%) Market Risk
5 2 (0.65%) Statistics
5 2 (0.65%) User Experience
5 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) FMCG
6 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.33%) iPad
6 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.26%) Windows
2 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (44.63%) CRM
2 81 (26.38%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (15.31%) ETL
5 27 (8.79%) Migration
6 21 (6.84%) TDD
6 21 (6.84%) Data Modelling
7 20 (6.51%) MVC
8 19 (6.19%) Workflow
9 13 (4.23%) ETL Development
10 11 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (3.58%) ERP
10 11 (3.58%) Data Migration
11 10 (3.26%) Kimball Methodology
11 10 (3.26%) Scrum
11 10 (3.26%) SDLC
12 9 (2.93%) Unit Testing
13 7 (2.28%) Data Protection
13 7 (2.28%) Dimensional Modelling
13 7 (2.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 118 (38.44%) C#
2 109 (35.50%) SQL
3 80 (26.06%) JavaScript
4 50 (16.29%) T-SQL
5 21 (6.84%) VBA
6 14 (4.56%) X++
7 6 (1.95%) VB
8 5 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.98%) VB6
9 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.98%) C
9 3 (0.98%) Java
10 2 (0.65%) Scala
11 1 (0.33%) R
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.93%) Degree
4 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.98%) MCITP
6 2 (0.65%) MCP
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) MCTS
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.30%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) HL7
3 2 (0.65%) COREP
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 225 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.23%) Tableau
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle
4 2 (0.65%) Cognos
4 2 (0.65%) Informatica
4 2 (0.65%) Perforce
4 2 (0.65%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.33%) Actian
5 1 (0.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.33%) Sun
5 1 (0.33%) IBM
5 1 (0.33%) Sybase
5 1 (0.33%) SAP
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