The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 148 165
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 21 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 0.18% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.19% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 23
Median daily rate £360 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £354
% change year-on-year +3.12% +13.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.75 -

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 2916 3192 4971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.17% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2545 3747
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 £313 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 43 (95.56%) Microsoft
2 33 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (66.67%) C#
4 29 (64.44%) SQL Server
5 28 (62.22%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (60.00%) Finance
7 26 (57.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 26 (57.78%) CRM
8 25 (55.56%) Web Services
9 24 (53.33%) TDD
10 22 (48.89%) Windows
10 22 (48.89%) IIS
10 22 (48.89%) ERP
10 22 (48.89%) WCF
10 22 (48.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (48.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (46.67%) JIRA
11 21 (46.67%) PaaS
11 21 (46.67%) IaaS
11 21 (46.67%) SharePoint
11 21 (46.67%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (46.67%) Dynamics AX
11 21 (46.67%) Logistics
11 21 (46.67%) Scrum
12 10 (22.22%) SQL
13 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
14 7 (15.56%) .NET

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 22 (48.89%) IIS
2 21 (46.67%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (46.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.67%) FileNet
3 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (57.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (46.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (46.67%) IaaS
2 21 (46.67%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (64.44%) SQL Server
3 22 (48.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (8.89%) Big Data
7 1 (2.22%) Essbase
7 1 (2.22%) MS Access
7 1 (2.22%) OLAP
7 1 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) JIRA
1 21 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Advertising
4 3 (6.67%) Back Office
4 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (55.56%) Web Services
2 22 (48.89%) WCF
3 7 (15.56%) .NET
3 7 (15.56%) COM
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (57.78%) CRM
3 24 (53.33%) TDD
4 22 (48.89%) ERP
5 21 (46.67%) Logistics
5 21 (46.67%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.56%) ETL
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.89%) Data Mapping
10 3 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (6.67%) MVC
10 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.44%) Migration
11 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (2.22%) Business Transformation
12 1 (2.22%) Change Control
12 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
12 1 (2.22%) System Testing
12 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) VB6
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Greenplum
2 4 (8.89%) Netezza
2 4 (8.89%) Teradata
2 4 (8.89%) Vertica
3 3 (6.67%) Cognos
3 3 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (2.22%) Tableau
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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