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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 105 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 16 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.82% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.89% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.58% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £413 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Microsoft Developer
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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
2356 1909 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.18% 91.73% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 991 1053
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Birmingham -1 10 £478 +25.24% 4
Warwickshire - 5 £300 -
Coventry - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) CRM
2 16 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (50.00%) .NET
4 10 (41.67%) Web Services
5 9 (37.50%) C#
5 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 7 (29.17%) CSS
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
9 5 (20.83%) OO
9 5 (20.83%) Advertising
10 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 4 (16.67%) Subversion
10 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 4 (16.67%) Middleware
10 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
10 4 (16.67%) HTML5
10 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (16.67%) Learning Management System
11 3 (12.50%) SaaS
11 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
11 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Advertising
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) Web Services
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (29.17%) CSS
5 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.67%) Middleware
5 4 (16.67%) HTML5
6 3 (12.50%) WCF
7 2 (8.33%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Learning Management System
2 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 3 (12.50%) SCORM
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) CRM
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (20.83%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) SOA
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
7 1 (4.17%) OOP
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) System Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Logistics
7 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
1 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
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