Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 206 235
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 50 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.65% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.68% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 23
City of London median daily rate £445 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £369 £361 £346
90th Percentile £538 £613 £525
Central London median daily rate £445 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -6.32% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6761 6355 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.52% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 5046 6770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +5.88%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the City of London

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the City of London

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in the City of London

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 City of London region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 46 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (66.00%) .NET
3 30 (60.00%) CRM
3 30 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 29 (58.00%) C#
5 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
7 20 (40.00%) SQL
7 20 (40.00%) Web Services
8 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
9 17 (34.00%) Finance
10 13 (26.00%) Banking
10 13 (26.00%) SDLC
11 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (24.00%) WCF
12 11 (22.00%) Workflow
13 10 (20.00%) Legal
14 9 (18.00%) Scrum
14 9 (18.00%) OOD
15 8 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (16.00%) Node.js
15 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
15 8 (16.00%) JSON
15 8 (16.00%) RESTful
15 8 (16.00%) API Development
15 8 (16.00%) Apigee
15 8 (16.00%) SOAP
15 8 (16.00%) XML
15 8 (16.00%) OOP
15 8 (16.00%) Java

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.00%) MS Access
4 5 (10.00%) Power BI
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Legal
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Advertising
5 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 20 (40.00%) Web Services
3 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (24.00%) WCF
4 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (16.00%) JSON
4 8 (16.00%) Node.js
4 8 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (16.00%) RESTful
4 8 (16.00%) SOAP
4 8 (16.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Derivative
3 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) CRM
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) SDLC
4 11 (22.00%) Workflow
5 9 (18.00%) OOD
5 9 (18.00%) Scrum
6 8 (16.00%) API Development
6 8 (16.00%) OOP
6 8 (16.00%) TDD
7 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
7 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.00%) Investment Management
8 5 (10.00%) Wealth Management
9 4 (8.00%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.00%) Migration
10 3 (6.00%) Software Delivery
11 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
12 1 (2.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) C#
2 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.00%) Java
5 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.00%) VBA
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 46 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) Apigee
3 1 (2.00%) Tableau