The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 63 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.66% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £463 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 580 713 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.55% 92.48% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 477 513
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.48 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.99% +11.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
3 16 (69.57%) .NET
4 15 (65.22%) HTML
4 15 (65.22%) CSS
5 14 (60.87%) CRM
5 14 (60.87%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (60.87%) .NET Framework
6 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (52.17%) WCF
6 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
6 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) DV Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 5 (21.74%) C#
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (13.04%) Power BI
11 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
11 3 (13.04%) CSS3
11 3 (13.04%) HTML5
11 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.04%) Power BI
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) QlikView
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
1 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) CSS
2 15 (65.22%) HTML
3 14 (60.87%) .NET Framework
4 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (52.17%) WCF
5 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.04%) CSS3
5 3 (13.04%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.70%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) CRM
3 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) X++
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) DV Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft