The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 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.

Microsoft Developer
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 132 146
Rank change year-on-year +24 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 23 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.75% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.79% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 7
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £364 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £354
% change year-on-year +4.68% +13.15%  
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 the North West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2470 3668 3404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.96% 94.29% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 2190 1781
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 171 209
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the North West

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +11 9 £413 +9.27%
Cheshire +39 6 £425 - 1
Merseyside -1 4 £360 -15.29% 1
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 33 (70.21%) CRM
2 33 (70.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (48.94%) .NET
4 14 (29.79%) C#
5 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
5 13 (27.66%) Advertising
6 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (19.15%) SQL
7 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (17.02%) Migration
8 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (12.77%) HTML
9 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
9 5 (10.64%) CSS
9 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.64%) Finance
9 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (8.51%) WCF
10 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
10 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (8.51%) Scrum
10 4 (8.51%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (8.51%) SAP CO
10 4 (8.51%) Logistics

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (70.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (8.51%) SAP CO
2 4 (8.51%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.51%) MS Access
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.13%) MySQL
7 1 (2.13%) OLAP
7 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (27.66%) Advertising
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) CSS
4 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (8.51%) WCF
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.26%) MDX
6 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) CRM
2 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (17.02%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.51%) ETL
3 4 (8.51%) Logistics
3 4 (8.51%) Scrum
4 3 (6.38%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (6.38%) Data Conversion
4 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.26%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Data Transformation
6 1 (2.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) C#
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) VBA
5 2 (4.26%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle