The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 June 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
North West > Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 101 88
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.35% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Manchester median daily rate £419 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -25.00%  
10th Percentile £360 £343 £356
90th Percentile £475 £438 £638
North West median daily rate £440 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +0.57% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1317 1699 1453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.40% 95.13% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 3693 3086
Manchester median daily rate £388 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +11.00%  
10th Percentile £200 £248 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 142 233
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -6.27%  
10th Percentile £11.07 £9.27 £10.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £30.25 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Manchester region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) CRM
2 10 (71.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (14.29%) ETL
7 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
7 2 (14.29%) MDX
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (7.14%) Power BI
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 1 (7.14%) OLAP
8 1 (7.14%) MCSE
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (7.14%) Legal

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (7.14%) OLAP
6 1 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (7.14%) Power BI
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft