Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 June 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 West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 184 175
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 22 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 20
South West median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +30.77%
10th Percentile £378 £379 £292
90th Percentile £475 £549 £526
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £38.75
England median hourly rate - - £38.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,808 5,050 5,639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.59% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,867 3,185 3,644
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £236
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 276 324
South West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.68% +3.36% +84.54%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.38 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £49.78
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.61
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.68% +12.06%

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 6 months to 24 June 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
Bristol -3 10 £450 -5.26% 1
Wiltshire +11 8 - -
Gloucestershire +11 3 £369 - 1
Somerset +3 1 - - 3
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) CRM
2 13 (59.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (45.45%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) CSS
5 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) Marketing
6 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (36.36%) C#
6 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 8 (36.36%) XML
7 7 (31.82%) Software Delivery
7 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
8 6 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 5 (22.73%) SAP
9 5 (22.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (22.73%) Electronics
9 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
9 5 (22.73%) Workflow
9 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
9 5 (22.73%) REST
9 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database

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 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (36.36%) Marketing
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Electronics
3 5 (22.73%) Manufacturing
3 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
4 3 (13.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) CSS
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) REST
4 4 (18.18%) .NET
4 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) Silverlight
7 1 (4.55%) ADO
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.55%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) CRM
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Software Delivery
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
5 5 (22.73%) Workflow
6 4 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Prototyping
8 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Infragistics
3 2 (9.09%) Telerik