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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 449 432 434
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 163 155 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 104 96
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£413 £375 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 -11 152 £425 +13.33% 67
London +51 86 £425 +9.67% 32
City of London +37 24 £388 -7.46% 17
West Midlands -11 20 £413 +37.50% 7
East of England -34 15 £425 +13.33% 6
Birmingham +3 12 £460 +31.42% 3
South East -13 11 £425 +6.25% 7
North West -7 9 £375 -5.66%
Manchester -8 9 £375 -11.76%
Suffolk -11 8 £425 +17.24% 2
Berkshire +11 7 £425 +88.88% 2
Warwickshire - 7 £300 -
Reading +19 5 £425 -5.55% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £400 - 1
Surrey -14 4 £180 -53.84% 2
Leamington Spa - 4 £300 -
Scotland -12 3 £330 - 3
South West -46 3 £325 -13.33% 6
West Yorkshire +2 2 £313 +13.63% 3
Leeds -3 2 £313 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire -9 2 £313 -3.84% 6
Wales -19 2 £356 +42.50%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £300 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 2
North East - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Bath +1 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Essex -6 1 £390 - 1
South Wales -10 1 £338 +35.00%
Hampshire -11 1 £486 +94.40% 1

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 235 (76.05%) Microsoft
2 160 (51.78%) .NET
3 143 (46.28%) CRM
3 143 (46.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 128 (41.42%) C#
5 109 (35.28%) SQL Server
6 107 (34.63%) SQL
7 84 (27.18%) MS Excel
8 77 (24.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 68 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (20.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 60 (19.42%) SharePoint
12 56 (18.12%) ASP.NET
13 54 (17.48%) JavaScript
14 49 (15.86%) Web Services
15 47 (15.21%) Dynamics AX
16 43 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (12.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (11.97%) Advertising
19 34 (11.00%) Finance
19 34 (11.00%) T-SQL
20 33 (10.68%) HTML
21 32 (10.36%) Workflow
22 31 (10.03%) WCF
23 29 (9.39%) Visual Studio
23 29 (9.39%) Windows
24 28 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
25 27 (8.74%) .NET Framework
25 27 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
25 27 (8.74%) MS Access

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 60 (19.42%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.80%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (4.53%) IIS
5 9 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 84 (27.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.62%) MS Office
3 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 143 (46.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (15.21%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (3.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.65%) Agresso
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.29%) SaaS
2 4 (1.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.29%) Intranet
2 3 (0.97%) NAS
3 2 (0.65%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (35.28%) SQL Server
2 77 (24.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (20.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (12.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (8.74%) MS Access
7 14 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.21%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.59%) OLAP
11 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.97%) EDMS
14 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.65%) SSDT
14 2 (0.65%) Big Data
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.29%) Subversion
4 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.29%) MSTest
5 2 (0.65%) CA Gen
5 2 (0.65%) MorphX
5 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.32%) JIRA
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 37 (11.97%) Advertising
2 34 (11.00%) Finance
3 12 (3.88%) Banking
4 10 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.27%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Front Office
7 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (51.78%) .NET
2 56 (18.12%) ASP.NET
3 49 (15.86%) Web Services
4 33 (10.68%) HTML
5 31 (10.03%) WCF
6 27 (8.74%) .NET Framework
7 25 (8.09%) CSS
8 23 (7.44%) XML
9 15 (4.85%) Silverlight
10 13 (4.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.91%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 9 (2.91%) HTML5
13 8 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (2.59%) jQuery
14 7 (2.27%) SOAP
14 7 (2.27%) MDX
15 6 (1.94%) XSD
16 5 (1.62%) Middleware
16 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.29%) iPad
2 4 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (1.29%) Visualisation
2 4 (1.29%) Learning Management System
2 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
3 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
3 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (0.97%) E-Learning
3 3 (0.97%) SCORM
3 3 (0.97%) Data Extraction
4 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.32%) Clustering
5 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.39%) Windows
2 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.62%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.97%) UNIX
5 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (46.28%) CRM
2 68 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (10.36%) Workflow
5 23 (7.44%) MVC
5 23 (7.44%) Migration
6 21 (6.80%) Unit Testing
7 19 (6.15%) ETL
8 15 (4.85%) ERP
9 13 (4.21%) OO
10 12 (3.88%) Scrum
10 12 (3.88%) Data Migration
11 11 (3.56%) TDD
12 9 (2.91%) MVVM
13 8 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (2.27%) Data Modelling
14 7 (2.27%) Integration Testing
14 7 (2.27%) Project Planning
14 7 (2.27%) Mentoring
15 6 (1.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (41.42%) C#
2 107 (34.63%) SQL
3 54 (17.48%) JavaScript
4 34 (11.00%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.44%) VBA
6 18 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.59%) C++
8 7 (2.27%) VB
9 6 (1.94%) X++
10 5 (1.62%) VC++
11 4 (1.29%) C
12 3 (0.97%) Java
13 2 (0.65%) VBScript
14 1 (0.32%) PHP
14 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.32%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 21 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.15%) Degree
3 16 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.62%) MCITP
6 2 (0.65%) MCTS
6 2 (0.65%) MCPD
6 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) MCAD
6 2 (0.65%) MCSD
7 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.91%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) WMI
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 235 (76.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.53%) Oracle
3 4 (1.29%) SAP
4 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
4 3 (0.97%) TARGIT
5 2 (0.65%) CA
5 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.32%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.32%) Cognos
6 1 (0.32%) HP
6 1 (0.32%) EMC
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix
6 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.32%) Epicor
6 1 (0.32%) Lotus
6 1 (0.32%) Reuters
6 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.32%) Perforce
6 1 (0.32%) Serena
6 1 (0.32%) Capita
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