Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 451 473
Rank change year-on-year -55 +22 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 128 159 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 123 96
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £315 £335
90th Percentile £548 £550 £544
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +284.62% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London 0 51 £445 -6.32% 3
East London -4 9 £445 -8.72%
South London -33 2 £290 -
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 112 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 75 (58.59%) .NET
3 68 (53.13%) SQL
4 66 (51.56%) CRM
4 66 (51.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 65 (50.78%) C#
6 49 (38.28%) SQL Server
7 47 (36.72%) Finance
8 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (32.03%) Web Services
10 40 (31.25%) JavaScript
11 31 (24.22%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (23.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (21.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (19.53%) WCF
14 25 (19.53%) Banking
15 23 (17.97%) Workflow
15 23 (17.97%) T-SQL
15 23 (17.97%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (17.97%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (16.41%) SOAP
17 20 (15.63%) SDLC
17 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (14.84%) AngularJS
18 19 (14.84%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (14.06%) Power BI
20 17 (13.28%) Scrum
21 16 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 15 (11.72%) HTML
23 14 (10.94%) Migration

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.13%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.56%) DNN
3 2 (1.56%) Drupal
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 66 (51.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.97%) Dynamics 365
2 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (38.28%) SQL Server
2 30 (23.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (21.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (14.84%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (14.06%) Power BI
6 16 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (8.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (6.25%) MS Access
9 8 (6.25%) NoSQL
10 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (2.34%) Big Data
12 3 (2.34%) Data Lake
12 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
12 3 (2.34%) OLAP
13 2 (1.56%) OLTP
14 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.03%) MSTest
2 9 (7.03%) NUnit
3 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.56%) MorphX
4 2 (1.56%) Subversion
4 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) JIRA
5 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (36.72%) Finance
2 25 (19.53%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Legal
4 7 (5.47%) Marketing
5 6 (4.69%) Law
6 5 (3.91%) Advertising
6 5 (3.91%) Retail
7 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (58.59%) .NET
2 41 (32.03%) Web Services
3 25 (19.53%) WCF
4 23 (17.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (16.41%) SOAP
6 19 (14.84%) AngularJS
7 15 (11.72%) HTML
8 14 (10.94%) .NET Framework
8 14 (10.94%) RESTful
9 13 (10.16%) Entity Framework
9 13 (10.16%) Node.js
9 13 (10.16%) XML
10 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET
11 10 (7.81%) jQuery
12 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (6.25%) JSON
13 8 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (6.25%) REST
13 8 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
14 3 (2.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) FMCG
3 3 (2.34%) User Experience
4 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.78%) Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) Fintech
5 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Unix
2 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.56%) CRM
2 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.22%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (17.97%) Workflow
5 20 (15.63%) SDLC
6 17 (13.28%) Scrum
7 14 (10.94%) Migration
8 13 (10.16%) API Development
8 13 (10.16%) TDD
9 11 (8.59%) ETL
9 11 (8.59%) SOLID
9 11 (8.59%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.03%) Data Migration
10 9 (7.03%) Kimball Methodology
10 9 (7.03%) MVC
10 9 (7.03%) OOD
11 8 (6.25%) Asset Management
11 8 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (6.25%) OOP
11 8 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.13%) SQL
2 65 (50.78%) C#
3 40 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.97%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.25%) Java
6 6 (4.69%) VBA
7 5 (3.91%) X++
8 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.34%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) C
10 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Degree
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.34%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 112 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) Apigee
3 5 (3.91%) Tableau
4 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.78%) IBM
4 1 (0.78%) Netezza
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) Yardi