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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 468 444 484
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 136 142 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 95 59
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£388 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £391
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 -28 121 £388 -8.82% 80
London -11 51 £450 +4.65% 23
City of London -7 21 £463 +2.66% 15
South East -27 15 £375 -16.66% 8
North West -6 14 £375 -1.63% 16
West Midlands +3 11 £325 - 8
Yorkshire -12 11 £338 -20.58% 6
Hampshire +5 8 £325 -
Scotland +7 7 £400 +18.51% 2
South West +4 6 £325 -16.12% 5
Wales +5 5 £389 -
Berkshire +5 5 £375 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -4 5 £288 -32.35% 4
East of England -20 5 £380 -5.00% 3
Farnborough - 5 £325 -
Glasgow +4 4 £325 -
East Midlands -7 4 £413 - 6
Manchester -10 4 £588 +42.42% 9
Cheshire - 4 £379 - 2
Reading +8 3 £375 -16.66%
Edinburgh +5 3 £450 +33.33% 2
Wiltshire -2 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire -5 3 £329 - 1
Birmingham -5 3 £288 -41.62% 3
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Sheffield - 3 £329 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £378 -
Shropshire - 3 £281 - 2
South Wales - 3 £378 -
Swansea +7 2 £400 -

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 227 (75.42%) Microsoft
2 142 (47.18%) SQL Server
3 138 (45.85%) CRM
4 137 (45.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 134 (44.52%) .NET
6 113 (37.54%) SQL
7 110 (36.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 109 (36.21%) C#
9 94 (31.23%) JavaScript
10 84 (27.91%) MS Excel
11 82 (27.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 80 (26.58%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 58 (19.27%) T-SQL
15 51 (16.94%) Finance
16 49 (16.28%) ASP.NET
17 47 (15.61%) ETL
17 47 (15.61%) SQL Server 2008
18 43 (14.29%) SharePoint
19 40 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
20 38 (12.62%) .NET Framework
21 36 (11.96%) XML
22 34 (11.30%) Advertising
23 33 (10.96%) HTML
23 33 (10.96%) Web Services
24 32 (10.63%) CSS
25 31 (10.30%) Dynamics AX
26 29 (9.63%) Visual Studio
26 29 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
27 27 (8.97%) SOAP

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 43 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.31%) IIS
3 12 (3.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 84 (27.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 137 (45.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (10.30%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) HTTP
2 2 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (47.18%) SQL Server
2 110 (36.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (27.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (15.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (7.64%) OLAP
9 18 (5.98%) OLAP Cube
10 16 (5.32%) MS Access
11 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (2.99%) Big Data
13 8 (2.66%) Oracle Database
13 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
15 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (1.66%) Star Schema
17 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
18 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 29 (9.63%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.00%) NUnit
4 3 (1.00%) MorphX
4 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.66%) JIRA
5 2 (0.66%) Selenium
5 2 (0.66%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Moq
6 1 (0.33%) MSTest
6 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (16.94%) Finance
2 34 (11.30%) Advertising
3 15 (4.98%) Retail
4 7 (2.33%) Banking
5 6 (1.99%) Marketing
6 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.66%) Front Office
7 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.66%) Law
7 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (44.52%) .NET
2 49 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.62%) .NET Framework
4 36 (11.96%) XML
5 33 (10.96%) HTML
5 33 (10.96%) Web Services
6 32 (10.63%) CSS
7 27 (8.97%) SOAP
8 26 (8.64%) MDX
9 24 (7.97%) WCF
10 23 (7.64%) Entity Framework
11 17 (5.65%) jQuery
12 16 (5.32%) LINQ
13 8 (2.66%) REST
13 8 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.99%) HTML5
14 6 (1.99%) Silverlight
14 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 5 (1.66%) JSON
16 4 (1.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.33%) Visualisation
3 4 (1.33%) iPad
4 3 (1.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.00%) Replication
4 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.33%) User Experience
6 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.33%) iPhone
6 1 (0.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.33%) Windows
2 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
2 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) UNIX
3 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.33%) Android
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (45.85%) CRM
2 80 (26.58%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (15.61%) ETL
4 40 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.31%) Migration
5 22 (7.31%) MVC
6 19 (6.31%) Data Modelling
7 14 (4.65%) ERP
7 14 (4.65%) TDD
8 12 (3.99%) Dimensional Modelling
9 11 (3.65%) Data Migration
9 11 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.32%) Workflow
11 9 (2.99%) Web Development
12 7 (2.33%) Scrum
12 7 (2.33%) OO
12 7 (2.33%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.33%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (2.33%) ETL Development
13 6 (1.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 113 (37.54%) SQL
2 109 (36.21%) C#
3 94 (31.23%) JavaScript
4 58 (19.27%) T-SQL
5 22 (7.31%) VBA
6 14 (4.65%) X++
7 6 (1.99%) VB
8 4 (1.33%) VB6
8 4 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (1.00%) Java
10 2 (0.66%) C
10 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.66%) R
10 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.33%) Scala
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
11 1 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.99%) Degree
4 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.33%) MCTS
7 1 (0.33%) MCITP
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.33%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 227 (75.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.98%) Tableau
3 14 (4.65%) Oracle
4 9 (2.99%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.00%) Cognos
6 2 (0.66%) SAP
6 2 (0.66%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.33%) Sun
7 1 (0.33%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) Bloomberg
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