The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Developer
Rank 95 103 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.29% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.32% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£340 £408 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +25.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.22% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
Microsoft Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1961 1888 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.60% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 981 792
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 136 185
Average hourly rate £15.61 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Developer across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire -4 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) CRM
2 23 (71.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (68.75%) .NET
4 17 (53.13%) SharePoint
5 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 15 (46.88%) C#
7 14 (43.75%) HTML
8 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
9 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (28.13%) Advertising
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (28.13%) SQL
11 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
12 7 (21.88%) WCF
12 7 (21.88%) CSS
12 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
13 6 (18.75%) IIS
13 6 (18.75%) Web Services
13 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
14 5 (15.63%) Dynamics AX
14 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (12.50%) OO
15 4 (12.50%) Windows
15 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 17 (53.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 6 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (71.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (15.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Power View
5 3 (9.38%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (9.38%) OLAP
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 9 (28.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) .NET
2 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (21.88%) WCF
5 7 (21.88%) CSS
6 6 (18.75%) Web Services
7 4 (12.50%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) MDX
9 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
10 1 (3.13%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (3.13%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (3.13%) XML
10 1 (3.13%) SOAP
10 1 (3.13%) Middleware
10 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
1 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.13%) Replication
1 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.13%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) CRM
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) OO
3 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.38%) OOP
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Web Application Development
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) MVVM
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.13%) ERP
6 1 (3.13%) SOA
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.38%) X++
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
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