Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 361 344 325
Rank change year-on-year -17 -19 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 27 32 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 32
South East median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £400 £300 £325
90th Percentile £538 £495 £438
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +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 15,568 15,483 15,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,331 9,185 9,498
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 640 780
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +3.51%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Hampshire -15 9 £413 +17.86%
Thames Valley +9 8 £475 +18.75% 4
Surrey -23 8 £525 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -2 4 £500 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire +10 3 £425 +41.67% 1
East Sussex - 2 £463 -
Buckinghamshire +18 1 - -
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (51.85%) .NET
4 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
4 13 (48.15%) C#
5 12 (44.44%) CRM
5 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (37.04%) SQL
7 9 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
9 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (22.22%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
10 6 (22.22%) MVC
10 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 5 (18.52%) CSS
11 5 (18.52%) HTML
11 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
11 5 (18.52%) Power BI
12 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
12 4 (14.81%) Migration
13 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
13 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
13 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (22.22%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Functions
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
2 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (18.52%) Power BI
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data
6 1 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (3.70%) HDInsight
6 1 (3.70%) Impala
6 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (44.44%) CRM
2 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (7.41%) ETL
6 2 (7.41%) ETL Development
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Data Ingestion
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.70%) Open Source
7 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Databricks
2 1 (3.70%) Informatica