The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Developer
UK / England
Rank 388 424 461
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 197 197 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 137 109
Median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
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 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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +44 88 £419 +1.51% 8
South East +35 34 £400 -8.57% 3
North West +23 22 £413 -2.94% 5
West Midlands +15 19 £450 +50.00% 2
South West +1 15 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire -5 8 £438 +25.00% 2
East of England -8 4 £450 +11.80%
North East -17 3 £300 -25.00% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £350 -3.44% 2
Microsoft Developer
UK

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 393 (92.25%) Microsoft
2 220 (51.64%) CRM
2 220 (51.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 202 (47.42%) .NET
4 162 (38.03%) C#
5 159 (37.32%) SQL Server
6 134 (31.46%) SQL
7 121 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (27.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 118 (27.70%) Business Intelligence
10 112 (26.29%) JavaScript
11 89 (20.89%) WCF
11 89 (20.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 86 (20.19%) HTML
12 86 (20.19%) MS Excel
13 83 (19.48%) CSS
14 76 (17.84%) Finance
15 70 (16.43%) Advertising
16 68 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
17 65 (15.26%) Microsoft Azure
18 62 (14.55%) Migration
18 62 (14.55%) Visual Studio
19 61 (14.32%) SQL Server 2008
20 59 (13.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 58 (13.62%) .NET Framework
22 56 (13.15%) Dynamics AX
22 56 (13.15%) ASP.NET Web API
23 51 (11.97%) TDD
23 51 (11.97%) Scrum
24 50 (11.74%) SharePoint

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 50 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 38 (8.92%) BizTalk Server
3 35 (8.22%) IIS
4 10 (2.35%) SAS
5 3 (0.70%) Drupal
5 3 (0.70%) FileNet
5 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 86 (20.19%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.99%) MS Office
3 8 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 220 (51.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (13.15%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (6.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.70%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.70%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.23%) BPCS
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (15.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.57%) PaaS
3 25 (5.87%) IaaS
4 18 (4.23%) Office 365
5 8 (1.88%) Boomi
6 3 (0.70%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Yammer
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.23%) Internet
1 1 (0.23%) LDAP
1 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (37.32%) SQL Server
2 119 (27.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 89 (20.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (14.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (13.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (10.33%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (7.98%) Power BI
8 30 (7.04%) MS Access
9 25 (5.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (5.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (2.11%) Big Data
12 9 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.64%) MySQL
14 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (1.17%) OLAP
15 5 (1.17%) QlikView
15 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
15 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
16 4 (0.94%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 68 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (14.55%) Visual Studio
3 40 (9.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 32 (7.51%) JIRA
5 7 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.70%) MorphX
7 2 (0.47%) Subversion
8 1 (0.23%) Moq
8 1 (0.23%) NUnit
8 1 (0.23%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (17.84%) Finance
2 70 (16.43%) Advertising
3 16 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.52%) Retail
5 10 (2.35%) Banking
5 10 (2.35%) Marketing
6 3 (0.70%) Back Office
6 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Legal
7 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (47.42%) .NET
2 89 (20.89%) WCF
3 86 (20.19%) HTML
4 83 (19.48%) CSS
5 58 (13.62%) .NET Framework
6 56 (13.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 48 (11.27%) Web Services
8 46 (10.80%) ASP.NET
9 25 (5.87%) AngularJS
10 16 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (3.76%) MDX
11 15 (3.52%) jQuery
12 14 (3.29%) CSS3
13 13 (3.05%) HTML5
13 13 (3.05%) XML
14 11 (2.58%) Ajax
15 10 (2.35%) COM
16 8 (1.88%) Entity Framework
16 8 (1.88%) LINQ
16 8 (1.88%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.88%) N-Tier
3 4 (0.94%) Fintech
3 4 (0.94%) NHS
4 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
4 2 (0.47%) FMCG
5 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.23%) Equities
5 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.23%) Replication
5 1 (0.23%) Social Media
5 1 (0.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.69%) Windows
2 5 (1.17%) Windows 10
2 5 (1.17%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (51.64%) CRM
2 121 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (27.70%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (14.55%) Migration
5 51 (11.97%) Scrum
5 51 (11.97%) TDD
6 48 (11.27%) ETL
7 43 (10.09%) MVC
8 36 (8.45%) Data Migration
9 35 (8.22%) ERP
10 29 (6.81%) Logistics
11 16 (3.76%) Data Modelling
12 14 (3.29%) Data Conversion
13 12 (2.82%) BDD
13 12 (2.82%) Visualisation
14 11 (2.58%) Analytics
14 11 (2.58%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (2.58%) Kimball Methodology
14 11 (2.58%) Unit Testing
15 9 (2.11%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 162 (38.03%) C#
2 134 (31.46%) SQL
3 112 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.50%) T-SQL
5 33 (7.75%) VBA
6 24 (5.63%) X++
7 16 (3.76%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.52%) C
9 11 (2.58%) Java
9 11 (2.58%) Python
10 10 (2.35%) R
11 9 (2.11%) VB
12 7 (1.64%) C++
13 6 (1.41%) VB6
14 4 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.94%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.70%) PHP
16 2 (0.47%) Perl
17 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.16%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.94%) CCA
4 4 (0.94%) Degree
5 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.23%) MCAD
6 1 (0.23%) MCSD
6 1 (0.23%) MCTS
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 393 (92.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.82%) SAP
3 9 (2.11%) Greenplum
3 9 (2.11%) Netezza
3 9 (2.11%) Teradata
3 9 (2.11%) Vertica
4 8 (1.88%) Dell
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle
6 4 (0.94%) Cognos
7 3 (0.70%) Lotus
7 3 (0.70%) Tableau
8 2 (0.47%) Infor
8 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.23%) Concur
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