Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 512 560
Rank change year-on-year -89 +48 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 283 418 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 273 257
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £300
90th Percentile £550 £536 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +284.62% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +284.62% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Developer in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England -88 262 £445 +4.71% 10
UK excluding London -71 147 £406 -1.52% 1
London -55 128 £450 - 9
North of England +23 35 £425 +3.03%
South East -20 31 £350 -12.50%
East of England -12 21 £488 +14.71% 1
Midlands -19 21 £413 -8.33%
South West +5 20 £425 -1.45%
West Midlands -17 18 £413 -8.33%
North West +2 16 £425 -
Yorkshire +17 15 £450 +12.50%
Scotland -4 13 £350 +8.53%
Wales +17 6 £393 +1.95%
North East +61 4 £238 -39.91%
East Midlands +8 3 £373 -6.99%

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 231 (81.63%) Microsoft
2 147 (51.94%) .NET
3 133 (47.00%) CRM
4 132 (46.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 123 (43.46%) C#
6 122 (43.11%) SQL
7 117 (41.34%) SQL Server
8 84 (29.68%) Finance
9 81 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (26.15%) JavaScript
10 74 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
11 66 (23.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 64 (22.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 54 (19.08%) Dynamics 365
14 51 (18.02%) Web Services
15 49 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (14.84%) ASP.NET
16 42 (14.84%) T-SQL
17 38 (13.43%) HTML
17 38 (13.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 36 (12.72%) Workflow
19 35 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
19 35 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
20 34 (12.01%) Dynamics AX
21 31 (10.95%) Visual Studio
21 31 (10.95%) Power BI
22 30 (10.60%) MVC
22 30 (10.60%) Migration
22 30 (10.60%) WCF
23 28 (9.89%) Banking

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 20 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.41%) IIS
2 4 (1.41%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.71%) CMS
4 2 (0.71%) DNN
4 2 (0.71%) Drupal
4 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 132 (46.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (12.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.08%) Dynamics 365
2 49 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.41%) Office 365
5 3 (1.06%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) G Suite
7 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (0.71%) Extranet
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (41.34%) SQL Server
2 66 (23.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (22.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (13.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 35 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (10.95%) Power BI
7 25 (8.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (7.07%) MS Access
8 20 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (6.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (3.53%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (2.12%) OLAP
13 4 (1.41%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.06%) Big Data
14 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.18%) MSTest
3 9 (3.18%) NUnit
4 7 (2.47%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.41%) MorphX
6 4 (1.41%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.06%) Subversion
8 2 (0.71%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.35%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.35%) JIRA
9 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (29.68%) Finance
2 28 (9.89%) Banking
3 19 (6.71%) Advertising
4 17 (6.01%) Marketing
5 13 (4.59%) Legal
6 12 (4.24%) Manufacturing
6 12 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.89%) Back Office
8 10 (3.53%) Electronics
8 10 (3.53%) Retail
9 9 (3.18%) Local Government
10 6 (2.12%) Law
11 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 3 (1.06%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (51.94%) .NET
2 51 (18.02%) Web Services
3 42 (14.84%) ASP.NET
4 38 (13.43%) HTML
5 35 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 30 (10.60%) WCF
7 25 (8.83%) .NET Framework
8 23 (8.13%) AngularJS
9 22 (7.77%) Entity Framework
10 21 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (7.42%) CSS
10 21 (7.42%) SOAP
11 20 (7.07%) XML
12 19 (6.71%) jQuery
13 15 (5.30%) RESTful
14 14 (4.95%) Node.js
15 11 (3.89%) JSON
15 11 (3.89%) REST
16 8 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (2.83%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.47%) User Experience
4 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.06%) FMCG
6 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.71%) iPad
6 2 (0.71%) RIA
7 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.35%) Derivative
7 1 (0.35%) Fintech
7 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.35%) NHS
7 1 (0.35%) Replication
7 1 (0.35%) W3C
7 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.83%) Windows
2 2 (0.71%) Linux
2 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.35%) Unix
3 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (47.00%) CRM
2 81 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (12.72%) Workflow
5 30 (10.60%) Migration
5 30 (10.60%) MVC
6 26 (9.19%) ETL
6 26 (9.19%) Scrum
7 24 (8.48%) SDLC
8 19 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.01%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (6.01%) Data Migration
10 16 (5.65%) TDD
11 15 (5.30%) SOLID
11 15 (5.30%) Unit Testing
11 15 (5.30%) User Stories
12 13 (4.59%) API Development
12 13 (4.59%) Business Analysis
12 13 (4.59%) ERP
13 12 (4.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (43.46%) C#
2 122 (43.11%) SQL
3 74 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 42 (14.84%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.42%) X++
6 15 (5.30%) VBA
7 10 (3.53%) Java
8 8 (2.83%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.47%) C++
10 4 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.71%) C
11 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.35%) ES6
12 1 (0.35%) PHP
12 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.12%) Degree
3 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) MCTS
4 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 231 (81.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.59%) Apigee
3 12 (4.24%) SAP
4 6 (2.12%) Tableau
5 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.35%) Google
7 1 (0.35%) IBM
7 1 (0.35%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.35%) Netezza
7 1 (0.35%) Pega
7 1 (0.35%) RedGate
7 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.35%) Telerik
7 1 (0.35%) VMware
7 1 (0.35%) Yardi