The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 487 488
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 124 158 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 100 113
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £358
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 30 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England +23 121 £450 +8.43% 25
London +18 64 £450 +7.14% 9
City of London +3 16 £406 -18.75% 5
South East +19 11 £425 +21.42% 3
North West +18 11 £425 - 4
East of England - 11 £425 -
West Midlands +18 9 £425 -5.55% 3
Birmingham +9 7 £400 -11.11% 2
South West -6 7 £525 +23.52% 1
Manchester +12 6 £419 +11.66% 3
Cambridgeshire - 6 £425 -
Berkshire +24 5 £450 +33.33%
Yorkshire +16 4 £450 +30.90% 2
North East +67 3 £238 -23.44% 1
West Yorkshire +23 3 £450 +30.90%
Leeds +22 3 £450 +30.90%
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Bristol - 3 £525 -
Suffolk - 3 £420 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +78 2 £238 -23.44%
Tyne and Wear +76 2 £238 -23.44%
West Sussex +18 2 £600 +9.09%
Reading +15 2 £400 -16.66%
Hampshire +9 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Wiltshire +5 2 £463 +2.77% 1
Somerset -14 2 £550 +33.33%
County Antrim -41 2 - -
Belfast -44 2 - -
Northern Ireland -47 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £600 -

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 293 (89.60%) Microsoft
2 181 (55.35%) CRM
3 180 (55.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 141 (43.12%) .NET
5 132 (40.37%) SQL Server
6 110 (33.64%) SQL
7 103 (31.50%) C#
8 98 (29.97%) Business Intelligence
9 97 (29.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 84 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (23.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 74 (22.63%) JavaScript
13 68 (20.80%) Finance
14 62 (18.96%) WCF
15 61 (18.65%) Visual Studio
16 56 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
17 54 (16.51%) HTML
18 51 (15.60%) CSS
19 48 (14.68%) Scrum
20 47 (14.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 47 (14.37%) .NET Framework
20 47 (14.37%) ASP.NET Web API
21 45 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
22 42 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
23 41 (12.54%) SharePoint
24 40 (12.23%) Power BI
25 37 (11.31%) T-SQL
25 37 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
25 37 (11.31%) Visual Studio Team System
26 35 (10.70%) ETL

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 41 (12.54%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.56%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (5.81%) IIS
4 7 (2.14%) SAS
5 5 (1.53%) DNN
5 5 (1.53%) Drupal
6 4 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.61%) CMS
7 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) Confluence
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 180 (55.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (10.40%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (6.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.22%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.22%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.92%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.31%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.42%) PaaS
3 20 (6.12%) IaaS
4 18 (5.50%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.83%) Office 365
6 4 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.92%) LDAP
1 3 (0.92%) Skype
2 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (40.37%) SQL Server
2 97 (29.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 77 (23.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (14.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (12.23%) Power BI
8 31 (9.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (7.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (5.20%) MS Access
11 10 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (2.45%) Relational Database
13 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (2.14%) MySQL
15 6 (1.83%) QlikView
15 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (1.53%) OLAP
17 4 (1.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 61 (18.65%) Visual Studio
2 37 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (11.31%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (7.95%) JIRA
4 6 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.22%) MorphX
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 68 (20.80%) Finance
2 30 (9.17%) Advertising
3 18 (5.50%) Retail
4 11 (3.36%) Banking
5 6 (1.83%) Marketing
6 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.92%) Front Office
7 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.61%) Law
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (43.12%) .NET
2 62 (18.96%) WCF
3 54 (16.51%) HTML
4 51 (15.60%) CSS
5 47 (14.37%) .NET Framework
5 47 (14.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (10.09%) Web Services
7 25 (7.65%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.67%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.67%) MDX
9 11 (3.36%) COM
9 11 (3.36%) jQuery
10 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.53%) Ajax
11 5 (1.53%) HTML5
12 4 (1.22%) CSS3
12 4 (1.22%) Entity Framework
12 4 (1.22%) IDoc
12 4 (1.22%) React
12 4 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (1.53%) NHS
4 4 (1.22%) FMCG
5 3 (0.92%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.92%) Fintech
6 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.31%) Equities
7 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.56%) Windows
2 3 (0.92%) Windows 10
2 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (55.35%) CRM
2 98 (29.97%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (14.68%) Scrum
5 35 (10.70%) ETL
6 33 (10.09%) TDD
7 32 (9.79%) Migration
8 26 (7.95%) MVC
9 25 (7.65%) ERP
10 24 (7.34%) Logistics
11 21 (6.42%) Data Modelling
12 18 (5.50%) Data Migration
13 17 (5.20%) Visualisation
13 17 (5.20%) Workflow
14 16 (4.89%) Data Visualisation
14 16 (4.89%) Kimball Methodology
15 10 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (2.75%) Prototyping
16 9 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (2.45%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (33.64%) SQL
2 103 (31.50%) C#
3 74 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 37 (11.31%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.03%) VBA
6 10 (3.06%) Python
6 10 (3.06%) R
6 10 (3.06%) X++
7 8 (2.45%) C
7 8 (2.45%) VB
8 6 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.53%) C++
10 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.22%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.92%) VB6
12 2 (0.61%) Java
13 1 (0.31%) PHP
13 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.98%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.14%) Degree
5 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.22%) CCA
7 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.31%) Oozie
Vendors
1 293 (89.60%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.67%) SAP
3 6 (1.83%) Tableau
4 5 (1.53%) Oracle
5 3 (0.92%) Greenplum
6 2 (0.61%) Netezza
6 2 (0.61%) Teradata
6 2 (0.61%) Vertica
7 1 (0.31%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.31%) Cognos
7 1 (0.31%) HP
7 1 (0.31%) Infor
7 1 (0.31%) Informatica
7 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.31%) Serena
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago