Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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 > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 195 193
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 21 74 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.26% 0.76% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.79% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 32
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +1.65% +5.00%
10th Percentile £348 £339 £263
90th Percentile £550 £497 £486
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 -
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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7791 9337 7943
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.39% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 5674 4591
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 370 453
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
West Midlands -23 18 £413 +1.23% 2
East Midlands -7 3 £373 -6.93% 2
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Midlands region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) .NET
3 11 (52.38%) CRM
3 11 (52.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
6 6 (28.57%) MVC
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
8 4 (19.05%) HTML
8 4 (19.05%) CSS
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) Advertising
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (19.05%) User Experience
8 4 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (14.29%) SOLID
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (14.29%) BDD

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (14.29%) IIS
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.76%) OLAP
5 1 (4.76%) Power BI
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (19.05%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (14.29%) MDX
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) COM
5 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) SAML
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) CRM
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) SOLID
6 2 (9.52%) Complex ETL
6 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
7 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) ES6
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) MCTS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft