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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 459 466 460
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 139 127 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 91 55
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.50

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -14 124 £400 - 93
London +18 61 £427 +0.47% 25
City of London +16 25 £440 +3.52% 14
South East -20 14 £375 - 16
North West -2 13 £354 +14.11% 20
Yorkshire -10 12 £385 +18.46% 5
Berkshire +12 8 £375 -14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -8 7 £355 +9.23% 5
South West +9 6 £350 +13.82% 6
Reading +5 6 £375 -14.28% 1
Scotland 0 6 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -10 6 £320 -1.53% 7
East of England +6 5 £388 +5.08% 2
Manchester -1 5 £450 +28.57% 13
Croydon - 5 £325 -
Wales -1 4 £375 - 2
Cheshire - 4 £391 - 5
Lancashire - 4 £311 -
Bedfordshire +8 3 £366 -0.67% 2
Hampshire +3 3 £450 - 3
Glasgow -2 3 £250 -16.66%
East Midlands -4 3 £413 - 3
South Wales - 3 £375 - 2
Leeds - 3 £385 - 3
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
Somerset +13 2 £425 +10.38%
Coventry +7 2 £320 +6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £400 -
North East -12 2 £420 +65.51% 6
Shropshire - 2 £275 - 2

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 224 (72.03%) Microsoft
2 155 (49.84%) SQL Server
3 142 (45.66%) CRM
3 142 (45.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 130 (41.80%) .NET
5 122 (39.23%) SQL
6 113 (36.33%) C#
7 112 (36.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 86 (27.65%) JavaScript
8 86 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
9 85 (27.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 78 (25.08%) MS Excel
11 73 (23.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 63 (20.26%) T-SQL
13 55 (17.68%) Finance
14 54 (17.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 45 (14.47%) ETL
16 44 (14.15%) ASP.NET
17 43 (13.83%) XML
18 40 (12.86%) SharePoint
18 40 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
18 40 (12.86%) .NET Framework
19 35 (11.25%) Web Services
19 35 (11.25%) SQL Server 2012
20 34 (10.93%) WCF
21 32 (10.29%) HTML
22 30 (9.65%) CSS
23 29 (9.32%) SOAP
23 29 (9.32%) Visual Studio
23 29 (9.32%) MDX

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 40 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.47%) IIS
3 8 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 78 (25.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.22%) MS Office
3 3 (0.96%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 142 (45.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (8.68%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) HTTP
1 2 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (49.84%) SQL Server
2 112 (36.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 85 (27.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (23.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 54 (17.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (11.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (8.36%) OLAP
9 18 (5.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 18 (5.79%) OLAP Cube
10 17 (5.47%) MS Access
11 11 (3.54%) Oracle Database
12 10 (3.22%) Big Data
12 10 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (2.89%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.93%) Star Schema
16 5 (1.61%) Relational Database
17 4 (1.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (9.32%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.96%) NUnit
3 3 (0.96%) MorphX
4 2 (0.64%) JIRA
4 2 (0.64%) Selenium
4 2 (0.64%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.64%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.32%) Moq
5 1 (0.32%) MSTest
5 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (17.68%) Finance
2 27 (8.68%) Advertising
3 11 (3.54%) Retail
4 5 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.61%) Front Office
5 4 (1.29%) Banking
5 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.64%) Marketing
6 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.64%) French Language
6 2 (0.64%) Law
6 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (41.80%) .NET
2 44 (14.15%) ASP.NET
3 43 (13.83%) XML
4 40 (12.86%) .NET Framework
5 35 (11.25%) Web Services
6 34 (10.93%) WCF
7 32 (10.29%) HTML
8 30 (9.65%) CSS
9 29 (9.32%) SOAP
9 29 (9.32%) MDX
9 29 (9.32%) Entity Framework
10 19 (6.11%) LINQ
11 17 (5.47%) jQuery
12 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 7 (2.25%) Silverlight
14 6 (1.93%) HTML5
15 5 (1.61%) JSON
15 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (1.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.93%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.61%) Replication
3 5 (1.61%) Visualisation
3 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.29%) iPad
5 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.32%) Equities
7 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.32%) Kindle
7 1 (0.32%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.32%) iPhone
7 1 (0.32%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.32%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.93%) Windows
2 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
2 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.32%) UNIX
3 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.32%) Android
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (45.66%) CRM
2 86 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (14.47%) ETL
4 40 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.36%) Migration
6 19 (6.11%) Data Modelling
7 18 (5.79%) MVC
8 16 (5.14%) ERP
9 15 (4.82%) Data Migration
10 14 (4.50%) TDD
10 14 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (3.86%) Dimensional Modelling
11 12 (3.86%) Workflow
12 10 (3.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (2.57%) Web Development
14 7 (2.25%) Unit Testing
14 7 (2.25%) Test Scripting
14 7 (2.25%) Kimball Methodology
15 6 (1.93%) Analytics
15 6 (1.93%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 122 (39.23%) SQL
2 113 (36.33%) C#
3 86 (27.65%) JavaScript
4 63 (20.26%) T-SQL
5 22 (7.07%) VBA
6 10 (3.22%) X++
7 6 (1.93%) VB
8 5 (1.61%) Java
8 5 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.96%) VB6
9 3 (0.96%) R
10 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.64%) Scala
10 2 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.22%) Degree
4 9 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.96%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) HL7
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 224 (72.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.79%) Tableau
3 17 (5.47%) Oracle
4 10 (3.22%) Business Objects
5 3 (0.96%) CheckPoint
5 3 (0.96%) SAP
6 2 (0.64%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.64%) Cognos
6 2 (0.64%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.32%) Sun
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