Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 - 86
Rank change year-on-year - +86 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.05% - 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% - 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Essex median daily rate £520 - £300
10th Percentile £275 - £288
90th Percentile £560 - £313
East of England median daily rate £520 £438 £350
% change year-on-year +18.86% +24.91% -17.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 664 767 1,063
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.22% 96.84% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 488 567
Essex median daily rate £475 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.58% -3.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £262 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £530 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +5.77% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 112 162
Essex median hourly rate £33.17 £33.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +5.60% +64.47%
10th Percentile £15.63 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £54.75 £43.75 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.86% +10.94%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in Essex

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Essex

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in Essex

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
Chelmsford - 7 £538 -
Microsoft Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Essex region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (71.43%) User Stories
2 10 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 10 (71.43%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (71.43%) Release Management
2 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Back Office
4 7 (50.00%) Local Government
4 7 (50.00%) X++
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 4 (28.57%) Coaching
7 3 (21.43%) Marketing
7 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
7 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
7 3 (21.43%) Electronics
7 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (21.43%) SAP
8 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
9 1 (7.14%) Relational Database

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (71.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Back Office
2 7 (50.00%) Local Government
3 3 (21.43%) Electronics
3 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
1 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (71.43%) Release Management
1 10 (71.43%) User Stories
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Coaching
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) X++
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Sitecore