The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Microsoft Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 123 112 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Median daily rate £450 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £283 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2822 2261 2220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 95.28% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1679 1377 1161
Median daily rate £398 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 138 197
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham +2 12 £450 +56.52%
Coventry -5 2 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 - -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) CRM
2 14 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (35.71%) .NET
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (25.00%) Advertising
8 6 (21.43%) ETL
8 6 (21.43%) HTML
8 6 (21.43%) QlikView
9 5 (17.86%) WCF
9 5 (17.86%) Marketing
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
9 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (17.86%) C#
9 5 (17.86%) CSS
10 4 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
11 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
12 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
12 2 (7.14%) REST

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (21.43%) QlikView
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (7.14%) Power BI
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (3.57%) MS Access
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (25.00%) Advertising
2 5 (17.86%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
3 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) WCF
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) DHTML
5 1 (3.57%) MDX
5 1 (3.57%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) CRM
2 11 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) ETL
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Case Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Product Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) SDLC
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (17.86%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) MCTS
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft