Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 342 316
Rank change year-on-year -21 -26 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 26 31 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 36
South East median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £348 £300 £344
90th Percentile £558 £549 £494
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £50.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -61.00% +284.62% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,925 15,735 15,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,598 9,349 9,126
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 621 790
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.94% +7.07%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.82
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Thames Valley +20 11 £475 +18.75% 3
Surrey -21 9 £525 +31.25% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire +18 4 £475 +58.33% 2
Hampshire -29 3 £475 +35.71% 3
West Sussex -10 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £425 - 2
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Microsoft Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 25 (96.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) CRM
2 14 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (42.31%) C#
6 10 (38.46%) .NET
7 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 9 (34.62%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
8 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
8 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (23.08%) Data Lake
9 6 (23.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (19.23%) Power BI
10 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
11 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
12 3 (11.54%) API Development
12 3 (11.54%) API Integration
12 3 (11.54%) Migration
12 3 (11.54%) Document Management
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
13 2 (7.69%) Silverlight
13 2 (7.69%) Marketing
13 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
13 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared

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 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (34.62%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (23.08%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Data Lake
2 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (19.23%) Power BI
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data
6 1 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (3.85%) HDInsight
6 1 (3.85%) Impala
6 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) CRM
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.54%) API Development
3 3 (11.54%) API Integration
3 3 (11.54%) Document Management
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Contact Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) ETL
4 2 (7.69%) ETL Development
4 2 (7.69%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.85%) MCP
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Databricks
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Informatica
2 1 (3.85%) Serena