Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 86 91
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 13 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.00% 0.99% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.04% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +56.52% -30.72%
10th Percentile £354 £378 £269
90th Percentile £495 £491 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -2.94% +30.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1242 1443 1492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.32% 94.81% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 973 971
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% +1.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.30 £10.35
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.63 £36.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in Birmingham

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Birmingham

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in Birmingham

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) CRM
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (23.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (23.08%) Skype
6 3 (23.08%) Power BI
6 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 3 (23.08%) SCOrch
6 3 (23.08%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LDAP
1 3 (23.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) Power BI
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Advertising
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 3 (23.08%) CSS3
3 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
3 3 (23.08%) HTML5
3 3 (23.08%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft