The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 458 471 483
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 125 149 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 92 94
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £525
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 68 £455 +8.33% 8
North of England +51 17 £425 +13.33% 6
East of England - 11 £425 - 1
North West +19 10 £440 +0.57% 4
West Midlands +16 10 £400 -11.11% 3
South East +13 10 £425 +21.42% 5
Midlands +8 10 £400 -11.11% 4
South West -12 8 £525 +23.52% 2
Yorkshire +14 4 £450 +30.90% 1
North East +74 3 £238 -23.44% 1
Microsoft Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 283 (89.84%) Microsoft
2 175 (55.56%) CRM
3 174 (55.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 141 (44.76%) .NET
5 124 (39.37%) SQL Server
6 108 (34.29%) SQL
7 103 (32.70%) C#
8 92 (29.21%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 85 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (24.44%) JavaScript
12 73 (23.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 67 (21.27%) Finance
14 62 (19.68%) Visual Studio
15 60 (19.05%) WCF
16 55 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
17 54 (17.14%) HTML
18 51 (16.19%) CSS
19 49 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
20 46 (14.60%) .NET Framework
21 43 (13.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 43 (13.65%) Scrum
22 41 (13.02%) Data Warehouse
22 41 (13.02%) Power BI
23 39 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
24 37 (11.75%) Visual Studio Team System
24 37 (11.75%) SharePoint
25 36 (11.43%) T-SQL
26 34 (10.79%) Migration
26 34 (10.79%) ETL

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 37 (11.75%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (5.08%) IIS
4 7 (2.22%) SAS
5 5 (1.59%) DNN
5 5 (1.59%) Drupal
6 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.63%) CMS
7 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 174 (55.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (10.16%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (6.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.27%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.95%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.32%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 55 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
3 18 (5.71%) PaaS
4 17 (5.40%) IaaS
5 6 (1.90%) Office 365
6 4 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) LDAP
1 3 (0.95%) Skype
2 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (39.37%) SQL Server
2 90 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (23.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (13.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 41 (13.02%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (13.02%) Power BI
6 39 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (7.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (4.44%) MS Access
10 10 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.90%) MySQL
13 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.59%) OLAP
14 5 (1.59%) QlikView
14 5 (1.59%) Relational Database
15 4 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 62 (19.68%) Visual Studio
2 37 (11.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 33 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (7.30%) JIRA
5 6 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.27%) MorphX
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.32%) Subversion
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (21.27%) Finance
2 29 (9.21%) Advertising
3 17 (5.40%) Retail
4 12 (3.81%) Banking
5 6 (1.90%) Marketing
6 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Front Office
7 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (44.76%) .NET
2 60 (19.05%) WCF
3 54 (17.14%) HTML
4 51 (16.19%) CSS
5 49 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 46 (14.60%) .NET Framework
7 31 (9.84%) Web Services
8 28 (8.89%) ASP.NET
9 13 (4.13%) AngularJS
10 12 (3.81%) jQuery
10 12 (3.81%) MDX
11 11 (3.49%) COM
12 8 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.59%) Ajax
13 5 (1.59%) HTML5
14 4 (1.27%) CSS3
14 4 (1.27%) Entity Framework
14 4 (1.27%) IDoc
14 4 (1.27%) React
14 4 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.27%) FMCG
3 4 (1.27%) NHS
4 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
4 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (0.95%) Fintech
5 2 (0.63%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.32%) Equities
6 1 (0.32%) iPad
6 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.94%) Windows
2 3 (0.95%) Windows 10
2 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (55.56%) CRM
2 92 (29.21%) Business Intelligence
3 85 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (13.65%) Scrum
5 34 (10.79%) ETL
5 34 (10.79%) Migration
6 31 (9.84%) TDD
7 29 (9.21%) MVC
8 22 (6.98%) ERP
9 21 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 21 (6.67%) Logistics
10 20 (6.35%) Workflow
11 19 (6.03%) Data Migration
12 17 (5.40%) Visualisation
13 16 (5.08%) Data Visualisation
14 15 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
15 10 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (2.86%) Data Integration
16 9 (2.86%) Prototyping
16 9 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (34.29%) SQL
2 103 (32.70%) C#
3 77 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 36 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.03%) VBA
6 11 (3.49%) X++
7 10 (3.17%) Python
7 10 (3.17%) R
8 8 (2.54%) C
9 7 (2.22%) VB
10 6 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.59%) C++
12 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.27%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.95%) VB6
14 2 (0.63%) Java
15 1 (0.32%) PHP
15 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.27%) CCA
5 4 (1.27%) Degree
6 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 283 (89.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.81%) SAP
3 6 (1.90%) Tableau
4 3 (0.95%) Greenplum
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle
5 2 (0.63%) Netezza
5 2 (0.63%) Teradata
5 2 (0.63%) Vertica
6 1 (0.32%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.32%) Cognos
6 1 (0.32%) HP
6 1 (0.32%) Infor
6 1 (0.32%) Informatica
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.32%) Serena
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