The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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 / South West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 127 140
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 16 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.50% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.52% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
Median daily rate £463 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £287 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
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 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2558 2872 3081
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.48% 96.12% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1857 1922
Median daily rate £399 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 187 164
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +85.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the South West over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the South West

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +12 12 £475 +11.76%
Gloucestershire +4 1 - -
Somerset +2 1 £525 +27.27%
Devon - 1 £170 -
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (78.57%) CRM
2 22 (78.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (64.29%) .NET
4 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (50.00%) CSS
6 13 (46.43%) Visual Studio
6 13 (46.43%) HTML
6 13 (46.43%) WCF
7 12 (42.86%) .NET Framework
7 12 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (28.57%) C#
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.29%) Scrum
10 4 (14.29%) SQL
11 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
11 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
11 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (10.71%) Advertising
11 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (7.14%) TDD
12 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (7.14%) ETL

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 22 (78.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Visual Studio
2 12 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) CSS
3 13 (46.43%) HTML
3 13 (46.43%) WCF
4 12 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.57%) CSS3
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) XML
5 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) FMCG
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) CRM
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) BDD
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) System Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle