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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 447 479 468
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 201 186 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 141 105
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +25 187 £425 +5.59% 22
London -22 68 £430 -4.44% 7
South East +17 32 £400 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -14 27 £453 +20.66% 3
City of London +26 22 £500 +11.11% 3
North West +15 21 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England +25 14 £438 +1.68%
Birmingham -4 12 £465 +26.53% 1
South West +24 10 £431 +38.00% 3
Hampshire +15 10 £380 +16.92%
Berkshire +12 10 £363 +2.47% 1
Yorkshire +5 9 £400 +4.57% 4
Lancashire +20 8 £450 +40.37%
Suffolk +8 7 £438 +1.68%
Manchester 0 7 £450 +20.00% 2
Somerset - 6 £425 -
Reading +16 5 £375 -
Scotland +10 5 £320 -8.89%
Wales +19 4 £385 -0.96%
South Wales +17 4 £385 +1.98%
Glasgow +10 4 £320 -8.57%
Cheshire +9 4 £350 -6.66%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £450 -8.62% 2
Bath - 4 £390 -
Cambridgeshire +21 3 £438 -3.31%
Cambridge +19 3 £438 -16.66%
Leeds +2 3 £450 -7.21% 2
Midlands -6 3 £500 -
Kent - 3 - -
Andover - 3 £350 -

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 284 (77.17%) Microsoft
2 212 (57.61%) CRM
2 212 (57.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 168 (45.65%) C#
4 167 (45.38%) .NET
5 137 (37.23%) SQL
6 128 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 102 (27.72%) MS Excel
8 91 (24.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 89 (24.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 83 (22.55%) JavaScript
11 74 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (15.22%) SharePoint
14 53 (14.40%) Visual Studio
15 48 (13.04%) ASP.NET
16 47 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 42 (11.41%) Finance
18 41 (11.14%) T-SQL
19 37 (10.05%) Web Services
20 35 (9.51%) Advertising
20 35 (9.51%) Migration
21 32 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
21 32 (8.70%) ETL
22 31 (8.42%) Windows
23 29 (7.88%) HTML
24 28 (7.61%) .NET Framework
25 27 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
26 26 (7.07%) Data Migration
26 26 (7.07%) jQuery

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 56 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (2.72%) IIS
5 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.27%) Mule
7 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 102 (27.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 212 (57.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (5.98%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.36%) Office 365
3 3 (0.82%) Yammer
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.54%) DNS
1 2 (0.54%) Internet
1 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.27%) CTI
2 1 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 91 (24.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 89 (24.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 32 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (4.35%) MS Access
9 12 (3.26%) Power BI
10 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.45%) Big Data
11 9 (2.45%) QlikView
12 8 (2.17%) OLAP
13 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.09%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (14.40%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 16 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.90%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.36%) NUnit
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.36%) Selenium
6 3 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.82%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.54%) JIRA
7 2 (0.54%) MSI
7 2 (0.54%) MSTest
7 2 (0.54%) WiX
8 1 (0.27%) MorphX
8 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.27%) Subversion
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 42 (11.41%) Finance
2 35 (9.51%) Advertising
3 19 (5.16%) Marketing
4 13 (3.53%) Retail
5 9 (2.45%) Banking
6 6 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Military
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (45.38%) .NET
2 48 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 37 (10.05%) Web Services
4 29 (7.88%) HTML
5 28 (7.61%) .NET Framework
6 26 (7.07%) jQuery
7 25 (6.79%) CSS
8 23 (6.25%) WCF
9 21 (5.71%) XML
10 19 (5.16%) Ajax
11 16 (4.35%) SOAP
12 14 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (3.53%) Entity Framework
13 13 (3.53%) REST
14 11 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (2.45%) WinForms
16 8 (2.17%) MDX
17 7 (1.90%) HTML5
17 7 (1.90%) WPF
18 6 (1.63%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.90%) Data Integration
3 6 (1.63%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.36%) Derivative
4 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.36%) NHS
5 4 (1.09%) Data Conversion
5 4 (1.09%) Virtual Team
6 3 (0.82%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.82%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (0.82%) User Experience
6 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.54%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.54%) Replication
7 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.42%) Windows
2 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (57.61%) CRM
2 74 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (9.51%) Migration
5 32 (8.70%) ETL
6 26 (7.07%) Data Migration
7 19 (5.16%) Workflow
8 17 (4.62%) MVC
9 15 (4.08%) Scrum
9 15 (4.08%) Waterfall
10 11 (2.99%) OO
10 11 (2.99%) TDD
11 10 (2.72%) Integration Testing
11 10 (2.72%) Project Management
12 9 (2.45%) Data Modelling
12 9 (2.45%) Test Scripting
12 9 (2.45%) Unit Testing
13 8 (2.17%) Data Management
13 8 (2.17%) Line Management
13 8 (2.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (45.65%) C#
2 137 (37.23%) SQL
3 83 (22.55%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.14%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.16%) VBA
6 12 (3.26%) VB
7 11 (2.99%) C
8 9 (2.45%) X++
9 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.36%) PHP
10 5 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.09%) Java
11 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.82%) C++
12 3 (0.82%) VBScript
13 2 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (3.80%) Degree
1 14 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.82%) MCITP
5 3 (0.82%) MCTS
6 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.82%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 284 (77.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.43%) Oracle
3 8 (2.17%) Teradata
4 7 (1.90%) Tableau
5 6 (1.63%) SAP
6 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.82%) Greenplum
6 3 (0.82%) Infor
6 3 (0.82%) Netezza
6 3 (0.82%) Remedy
6 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.82%) Sybase
6 3 (0.82%) Vertica
7 2 (0.54%) BMC
7 2 (0.54%) Citrix
7 2 (0.54%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.54%) Informatica
7 2 (0.54%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.54%) Sage
7 2 (0.54%) Telerik
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