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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 466 482 460
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 192 180 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 136 117
Median daily rate £423 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £333 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £376 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.33%
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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +40 178 £425 +3.03% 40
London -2 71 £425 -10.52% 18
City of London +21 25 £475 +11.76% 5
South East +19 25 £400 +3.15% 3
West Midlands -15 25 £463 +23.33% 7
North West +15 19 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England +10 14 £438 +24.82% 3
Yorkshire +14 10 £400 -17.52% 2
Scotland +10 9 £320 -14.66%
Manchester -1 9 £450 +20.00% 2
Birmingham -2 9 £485 +10.85% 4
Berkshire +10 7 £375 - 1
Suffolk +3 7 £438 +16.90% 2
Hampshire +20 6 £403 -
Lancashire +20 5 £450 +15.59%
Glasgow +13 5 £320 -11.72%
Leeds +12 5 £400 -17.52% 2
West Yorkshire +6 5 £400 -18.78% 2
Reading +16 4 £375 - 1
Cheshire +10 4 £350 -1.75%
South West +5 4 £300 -17.52%
North East -23 4 £383 +2.00%
Cambridgeshire +23 3 £438 +30.59% 1
Cambridge +21 3 £438 +30.59% 1
Surrey -2 3 £413 +3.12% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 3 £390 +4.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 3 £390 +4.00%
Midlands - 3 £500 -
South Wales +23 2 £370 -
Wales +22 2 £370 -

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 288 (82.52%) Microsoft
2 184 (52.72%) CRM
2 184 (52.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 177 (50.72%) .NET
4 175 (50.14%) C#
5 130 (37.25%) SQL
6 122 (34.96%) SQL Server
7 89 (25.50%) JavaScript
7 89 (25.50%) MS Excel
7 89 (25.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 87 (24.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 80 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (20.63%) Business Intelligence
11 54 (15.47%) Visual Studio
12 52 (14.90%) ASP.NET
13 49 (14.04%) SharePoint
14 45 (12.89%) Finance
15 44 (12.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 43 (12.32%) Web Services
17 42 (12.03%) T-SQL
18 41 (11.75%) HTML
18 41 (11.75%) Advertising
19 38 (10.89%) Migration
20 35 (10.03%) CSS
21 32 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
21 32 (9.17%) ETL
21 32 (9.17%) .NET Framework
22 31 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
23 27 (7.74%) WCF
23 27 (7.74%) 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 49 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.44%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.87%) IIS
4 8 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.86%) CMS
6 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.29%) Mule
7 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 89 (25.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.57%) SPSS
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 184 (52.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (7.16%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (4.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.57%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.43%) Office 365
3 3 (0.86%) Yammer
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 2 (0.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) DNS
1 2 (0.57%) HTTP
1 2 (0.57%) Internet
1 2 (0.57%) Intranet
1 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.29%) CTI
2 1 (0.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (34.96%) SQL Server
2 89 (25.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (24.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (12.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 32 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (5.16%) Power BI
9 16 (4.58%) MS Access
10 9 (2.58%) QlikView
11 8 (2.29%) Big Data
11 8 (2.29%) OLAP
12 7 (2.01%) Relational Database
12 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (1.15%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (15.47%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.43%) NUnit
5 5 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.43%) Selenium
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (0.86%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.57%) Bower
8 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.57%) gulp
8 2 (0.57%) JIRA
8 2 (0.57%) MSI
8 2 (0.57%) MSTest
8 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.57%) WiX
9 1 (0.29%) MorphX
9 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 45 (12.89%) Finance
2 41 (11.75%) Advertising
3 14 (4.01%) Banking
3 14 (4.01%) Marketing
4 12 (3.44%) Retail
5 10 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Military
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Publishing
8 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (50.72%) .NET
2 52 (14.90%) ASP.NET
3 43 (12.32%) Web Services
4 41 (11.75%) HTML
5 35 (10.03%) CSS
6 32 (9.17%) .NET Framework
7 27 (7.74%) jQuery
7 27 (7.74%) WCF
8 24 (6.88%) XML
9 19 (5.44%) SOAP
10 18 (5.16%) Ajax
10 18 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (4.58%) AngularJS
11 16 (4.58%) HTML5
12 15 (4.30%) Entity Framework
13 13 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (3.15%) CSS3
14 11 (3.15%) RESTful
15 9 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 9 (2.58%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.29%) Data Integration
3 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.72%) Data Conversion
3 6 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.43%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.15%) Derivative
5 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.15%) NHS
6 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.57%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.57%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) User Experience
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.45%) Windows
2 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Solaris
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (52.72%) CRM
2 80 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (20.63%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (10.89%) Migration
5 32 (9.17%) ETL
6 26 (7.45%) Data Migration
6 26 (7.45%) MVC
7 19 (5.44%) Scrum
8 18 (5.16%) Workflow
9 13 (3.72%) OO
10 12 (3.44%) TDD
11 11 (3.15%) SDLC
11 11 (3.15%) Unit Testing
12 10 (2.87%) Integration Testing
12 10 (2.87%) Project Management
12 10 (2.87%) Waterfall
13 8 (2.29%) Line Management
13 8 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (2.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (2.01%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 175 (50.14%) C#
2 130 (37.25%) SQL
3 89 (25.50%) JavaScript
4 42 (12.03%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.87%) VBA
6 14 (4.01%) X++
7 13 (3.72%) C
8 12 (3.44%) VB
9 6 (1.72%) PHP
10 5 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.15%) Java
11 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.86%) C++
12 3 (0.86%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.86%) VBScript
13 2 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.01%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.44%) Degree
4 9 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.86%) MCITP
5 3 (0.86%) MCTS
6 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.43%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 288 (82.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.16%) Oracle
3 7 (2.01%) Tableau
4 6 (1.72%) SAP
4 6 (1.72%) Teradata
5 4 (1.15%) Greenplum
5 4 (1.15%) Netezza
5 4 (1.15%) Vertica
6 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.86%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.86%) Infor
6 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.57%) BMC
7 2 (0.57%) Citrix
7 2 (0.57%) Cognos
7 2 (0.57%) Informatica
7 2 (0.57%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.57%) Remedy
7 2 (0.57%) Sage
7 2 (0.57%) Sybase
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