The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 28 April 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 / North East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 86 61
Rank change year-on-year +12 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.30% 0.63% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.68% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £344 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.42% -32.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 627 1033 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.29% 92.31% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 651 398
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 55
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £18.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the North East

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the North East

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the North East

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Durham - 2 £344 -
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 North East region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Power BI
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (20.00%) MDX
4 1 (20.00%) X++
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) X++
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft