Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 73 -
Rank change year-on-year -20 - +90
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.81% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Essex median daily rate £520 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - -
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £399
% change year-on-year - +6.52% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 820 867 1114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.24% 97.31% 97.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 437 655
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £212 £204
90th Percentile £579 £519 £538
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 165 104
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -42.12% +15.18%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £62.10 £41.90 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

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
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 23 July 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
Chelmsford - 1 £544 - 2
Microsoft Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Essex region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) Release Management
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (71.43%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
4 3 (42.86%) X++
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Local Government
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (14.29%) QlikView
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (14.29%) MySQL
6 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (14.29%) Back Office
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Advertising
6 1 (14.29%) T-SQL

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) QlikView
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Release Management
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) X++
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
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