The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England / London
Rank 312 356 339
Rank change year-on-year +44 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 88 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 45 60
Median daily rate £419 £413 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -3.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in London

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in London

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in London

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in London

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
City of London +23 24 £360 -10.00% 4
Wembley - 1 £500 -
Hillingdon - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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 London region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 162 (91.53%) Microsoft
2 89 (50.28%) CRM
2 89 (50.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 79 (44.63%) SQL Server
4 74 (41.81%) C#
5 61 (34.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (31.64%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (31.07%) .NET
8 54 (30.51%) Finance
9 50 (28.25%) SQL
10 44 (24.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 42 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 39 (22.03%) MS Excel
13 37 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (20.90%) WCF
14 36 (20.34%) TDD
15 35 (19.77%) SharePoint
15 35 (19.77%) Dynamics AX
16 34 (19.21%) Web Services
16 34 (19.21%) Windows
16 34 (19.21%) Scrum
17 32 (18.08%) JIRA
17 32 (18.08%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (16.95%) ERP
19 27 (15.25%) BizTalk Server
19 27 (15.25%) PaaS
20 26 (14.69%) IIS
20 26 (14.69%) Migration
20 26 (14.69%) Logistics

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 35 (19.77%) SharePoint
2 27 (15.25%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (14.69%) IIS
4 5 (2.82%) SAS
5 3 (1.69%) FileNet
5 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 39 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 89 (50.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (19.77%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (10.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.69%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (24.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (15.25%) PaaS
3 25 (14.12%) IaaS
4 16 (9.04%) Office 365
5 3 (1.69%) SaaS
6 2 (1.13%) Yammer
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (44.63%) SQL Server
2 61 (34.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (12.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.21%) MS Access
8 10 (5.65%) Power BI
9 9 (5.08%) Big Data
9 9 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.69%) OLAP
13 3 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
15 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 32 (18.08%) JIRA
1 32 (18.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (7.34%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.69%) MorphX
4 2 (1.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Moq
5 1 (0.56%) NUnit
5 1 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 54 (30.51%) Finance
2 18 (10.17%) Advertising
3 13 (7.34%) Retail
4 10 (5.65%) Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Back Office
5 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.13%) Legal
6 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (31.07%) .NET
2 37 (20.90%) WCF
3 34 (19.21%) Web Services
4 11 (6.21%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.65%) COM
6 8 (4.52%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.39%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.82%) HTML
9 4 (2.26%) MDX
10 3 (1.69%) CSS
10 3 (1.69%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.13%) jQuery
11 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 1 (0.56%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.56%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.56%) REST
12 1 (0.56%) SOAP
12 1 (0.56%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.69%) NHS
3 2 (1.13%) Fintech
3 2 (1.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.56%) Equities
4 1 (0.56%) FMCG
4 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.21%) Windows
2 5 (2.82%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.82%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (50.28%) CRM
2 56 (31.64%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (20.34%) TDD
5 34 (19.21%) Scrum
6 30 (16.95%) ERP
7 26 (14.69%) Logistics
7 26 (14.69%) Migration
8 19 (10.73%) Data Migration
8 19 (10.73%) ETL
9 14 (7.91%) MVC
10 10 (5.65%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (5.08%) Data Mapping
11 9 (5.08%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.95%) Visualisation
13 6 (3.39%) Data Protection
14 5 (2.82%) Data Integration
14 5 (2.82%) Data Visualisation
14 5 (2.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (41.81%) C#
2 50 (28.25%) SQL
3 25 (14.12%) T-SQL
4 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.21%) VBA
6 8 (4.52%) VB
6 8 (4.52%) X++
7 7 (3.95%) C
7 7 (3.95%) Python
8 6 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.39%) VB6
9 5 (2.82%) Java
9 5 (2.82%) R
10 2 (1.13%) C++
10 2 (1.13%) Perl
10 2 (1.13%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.69%) CCA
2 3 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.13%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.13%) Degree
4 1 (0.56%) MCAD
4 1 (0.56%) MCSD
4 1 (0.56%) MCTS
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 162 (91.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.08%) Greenplum
2 9 (5.08%) Netezza
2 9 (5.08%) Teradata
2 9 (5.08%) Vertica
3 8 (4.52%) SAP
4 4 (2.26%) Cognos
5 3 (1.69%) Lotus
6 2 (1.13%) Infor
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle
6 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.56%) Concur
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
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