Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 498 563
Rank change year-on-year -98 +65 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 262 407 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 269 232
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £347 £322 £305
90th Percentile £550 £538 £524
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
England median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +284.62% - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +284.62% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in England

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in England

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in England

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in England

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -62 128 £450 - 13
North of England +38 37 £425 +3.03% 3
South East -19 31 £350 -12.50% 3
Midlands -28 21 £413 +3.06% 4
East of England -11 20 £488 +14.71% 3
South West +4 19 £425 -1.45% 2
North West -8 18 £425 - 1
West Midlands -23 18 £413 +1.23% 2
Yorkshire +19 15 £450 +12.50%
North East +60 4 £238 -39.91% 2
East Midlands -7 3 £373 -6.93% 2
Microsoft Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 216 (82.44%) Microsoft
2 142 (54.20%) .NET
3 125 (47.71%) CRM
4 124 (47.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 119 (45.42%) SQL
6 116 (44.27%) C#
7 110 (41.98%) SQL Server
8 79 (30.15%) Finance
9 76 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
11 68 (25.95%) JavaScript
12 60 (22.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 59 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 53 (20.23%) Dynamics 365
15 51 (19.47%) Web Services
16 46 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
17 41 (15.65%) T-SQL
18 38 (14.50%) ASP.NET
19 37 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 36 (13.74%) Workflow
21 35 (13.36%) ASP.NET Web API
22 34 (12.98%) HTML
23 32 (12.21%) Dynamics AX
24 31 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
25 30 (11.45%) Migration
26 29 (11.07%) Power BI
27 28 (10.69%) Visual Studio
28 27 (10.31%) MVC
28 27 (10.31%) Banking
28 27 (10.31%) WCF

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.53%) IIS
2 4 (1.53%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.76%) CMS
4 2 (0.76%) Drupal
4 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) DNN
Applications
1 14 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 124 (47.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (12.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.23%) Dynamics 365
2 46 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.15%) IaaS
5 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.76%) Office 365
5 2 (0.76%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) G Suite
6 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.91%) HTTP
2 2 (0.76%) Extranet
3 1 (0.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (41.98%) SQL Server
2 60 (22.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (11.07%) Power BI
7 26 (9.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (5.34%) MS Access
11 10 (3.82%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.29%) OLAP
13 5 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.53%) Data Lake
15 3 (1.15%) Big Data
15 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
15 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
15 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (10.69%) Visual Studio
2 18 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.44%) MSTest
3 9 (3.44%) NUnit
4 6 (2.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.53%) MorphX
5 4 (1.53%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.15%) Subversion
7 2 (0.76%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.38%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.38%) JIRA
8 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 79 (30.15%) Finance
2 27 (10.31%) Banking
3 18 (6.87%) Advertising
4 17 (6.49%) Marketing
5 13 (4.96%) Legal
5 13 (4.96%) Manufacturing
6 12 (4.58%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.82%) Back Office
7 10 (3.82%) Electronics
7 10 (3.82%) Retail
8 9 (3.44%) Local Government
9 6 (2.29%) Law
10 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.15%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (54.20%) .NET
2 51 (19.47%) Web Services
3 38 (14.50%) ASP.NET
4 35 (13.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 34 (12.98%) HTML
6 27 (10.31%) WCF
7 23 (8.78%) AngularJS
8 22 (8.40%) .NET Framework
8 22 (8.40%) SOAP
9 19 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (7.25%) Entity Framework
9 19 (7.25%) XML
10 17 (6.49%) CSS
10 17 (6.49%) jQuery
11 16 (6.11%) RESTful
12 15 (5.73%) Node.js
13 12 (4.58%) JSON
14 11 (4.20%) REST
15 9 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (3.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.67%) User Experience
4 5 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.15%) FMCG
6 2 (0.76%) iPad
6 2 (0.76%) RIA
7 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.38%) Derivative
7 1 (0.38%) Fintech
7 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Replication
7 1 (0.38%) W3C
7 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.29%) Windows
2 2 (0.76%) Linux
2 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.38%) Unix
3 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (47.71%) CRM
2 76 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (13.74%) Workflow
5 30 (11.45%) Migration
6 27 (10.31%) MVC
7 25 (9.54%) ETL
8 24 (9.16%) Scrum
8 24 (9.16%) SDLC
9 19 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (6.49%) Data Migration
10 17 (6.49%) TDD
11 15 (5.73%) SOLID
11 15 (5.73%) User Stories
12 14 (5.34%) API Development
12 14 (5.34%) Unit Testing
13 12 (4.58%) Business Analysis
13 12 (4.58%) Kimball Methodology
13 12 (4.58%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (45.42%) SQL
2 116 (44.27%) C#
3 68 (25.95%) JavaScript
4 41 (15.65%) T-SQL
5 19 (7.25%) X++
6 13 (4.96%) VBA
7 11 (4.20%) Java
8 7 (2.67%) C++
8 7 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.76%) C
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) ES6
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.91%) Degree
3 3 (1.15%) MCTS
3 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 17 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) Docker
2 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 216 (82.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.34%) Apigee
3 12 (4.58%) SAP
4 6 (2.29%) Tableau
5 3 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.38%) Google
6 1 (0.38%) IBM
6 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.38%) Netezza
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle
6 1 (0.38%) Pega
6 1 (0.38%) RedGate
6 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.38%) Telerik
6 1 (0.38%) VMware
6 1 (0.38%) Yardi