The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 154 178
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 17 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.31% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 16
Median daily rate £400 £500 £457
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £435 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.58%  
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3152 3240 5510
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.52% 95.74% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2416 2625 4243
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 100
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 June 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 39 (97.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (77.50%) CRM
2 31 (77.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (70.00%) C#
4 23 (57.50%) Finance
5 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
6 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (47.50%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (47.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (45.00%) ERP
8 18 (45.00%) Web Services
9 17 (42.50%) Scrum
9 17 (42.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (40.00%) PaaS
10 16 (40.00%) JIRA
10 16 (40.00%) WCF
10 16 (40.00%) IaaS
10 16 (40.00%) TDD
10 16 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
10 16 (40.00%) Logistics
10 16 (40.00%) Windows
10 16 (40.00%) SharePoint
10 16 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (40.00%) IIS
11 15 (37.50%) .NET
12 9 (22.50%) SQL
13 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 8 (20.00%) Workflow
14 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework

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 16 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 16 (40.00%) IIS
1 16 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (77.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) IaaS
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (40.00%) PaaS
2 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (47.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.50%) Big Data
7 1 (2.50%) Essbase
7 1 (2.50%) MS Access
7 1 (2.50%) OLAP
7 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (2.50%) Power BI
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (40.00%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 23 (57.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) Web Services
2 16 (40.00%) WCF
3 15 (37.50%) .NET
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (12.50%) COM
5 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
7 1 (2.50%) Ajax
7 1 (2.50%) CSS
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) CRM
2 19 (47.50%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (45.00%) ERP
4 17 (42.50%) Scrum
5 16 (40.00%) Logistics
5 16 (40.00%) TDD
6 8 (20.00%) Workflow
7 5 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 5 (12.50%) Wealth Management
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.00%) MVC
9 3 (7.50%) SDLC
9 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.00%) ETL
10 2 (5.00%) Software Delivery
11 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
11 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) C#
2 9 (22.50%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Greenplum
2 1 (2.50%) Netezza
2 1 (2.50%) Teradata
2 1 (2.50%) Vertica
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago