The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 239 240
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 32 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 21
Median daily rate £400 £420 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £468
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 South 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7452 8948 9294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.08% 95.15% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4229 5474 4992
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 383 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +5.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the South East

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East 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
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £439 +14.83%
Hampshire +13 5 £408 -1.33%
West Sussex +4 5 £550 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £313 -
Berkshire +21 3 £425 -2.85%
Surrey +8 2 £450 - 1
Kent +6 1 £325 -13.33% 4
Microsoft Developer
England

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

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 South East region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 61 (93.85%) Microsoft
2 42 (64.62%) .NET
3 37 (56.92%) SQL
4 30 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
6 26 (40.00%) C#
7 24 (36.92%) HTML
7 24 (36.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (35.38%) Dynamics CRM
8 23 (35.38%) CRM
9 22 (33.85%) CSS
10 20 (30.77%) .NET Framework
10 20 (30.77%) WCF
11 19 (29.23%) MS Excel
11 19 (29.23%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (26.15%) VBA
14 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (24.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
15 15 (23.08%) MS Access
16 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
16 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
17 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
17 13 (20.00%) Visual Studio
18 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio Team System
19 10 (15.38%) Migration
19 10 (15.38%) ETL
19 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (10.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) Drupal
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (29.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.31%) MS Office
2 8 (12.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Boomi
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 24 (36.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (24.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (23.08%) MS Access
5 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (10.77%) Power BI
7 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.54%) MySQL
10 1 (1.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (10.77%) Advertising
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (64.62%) .NET
2 24 (36.92%) HTML
3 22 (33.85%) CSS
4 20 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 20 (30.77%) WCF
5 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
7 9 (13.85%) Ajax
7 9 (13.85%) jQuery
8 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (10.77%) LINQ
8 7 (10.77%) LINQ to SQL
8 7 (10.77%) XML
9 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.69%) React
10 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.08%) MDX
10 2 (3.08%) Redux
11 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.08%) Fintech
3 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) CRM
2 19 (29.23%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.38%) ETL
4 10 (15.38%) Migration
5 9 (13.85%) MVC
6 8 (12.31%) Analytics
7 7 (10.77%) OOP
7 7 (10.77%) OWASP
7 7 (10.77%) Secure Coding
8 5 (7.69%) SOLID
8 5 (7.69%) TDD
9 4 (6.15%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.15%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
10 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.08%) OO
11 2 (3.08%) OOD
11 2 (3.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) SQL
2 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
3 26 (40.00%) C#
4 17 (26.15%) VBA
5 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.85%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.15%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) R
7 3 (4.62%) C
7 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (3.08%) Java
8 2 (3.08%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) CCA
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
Vendors
1 61 (93.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Dell
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle
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