The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Developer
UK
Rank 403 418 463
Rank change year-on-year +15 +45  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 202 214 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 148 116
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
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. 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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +34 196 £413 +3.12% 31
London +32 87 £425 +3.03% 10
South East +26 34 £400 -5.88% 5
City of London +25 23 £360 -10.00% 6
North West +15 22 £413 -2.94% 4
West Midlands +22 19 £450 +50.00% 2
South West +5 15 £450 +5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £439 +14.83%
Bristol +7 10 £475 +11.76%
Milton Keynes +3 10 £479 +25.09%
Birmingham - 10 £475 -
Manchester +16 9 £400 +5.96% 2
Yorkshire -7 8 £438 +20.68% 2
Hampshire +8 6 £390 -8.23%
Cheshire +33 5 £413 - 1
Scotland +31 5 £350 -0.14%
West Yorkshire +6 5 £500 +38.88% 2
West Sussex +2 5 £550 - 1
Liverpool 0 4 £360 -15.29% 1
Merseyside -2 4 £360 -15.29% 1
East of England -9 4 £450 +11.80%
East Sussex - 4 £313 -
Worthing - 4 £623 -
North East -10 3 £300 -25.00% 1
South Yorkshire -13 3 £425 +13.33%
Durham - 3 £300 -
Brighton - 3 £325 -
Edinburgh +20 2 £275 -21.54%
Surrey +18 2 £450 - 1
Berkshire +17 2 £413 -5.71%

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 401 (91.97%) Microsoft
2 222 (50.92%) CRM
2 222 (50.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 203 (46.56%) .NET
4 165 (37.84%) SQL Server
5 163 (37.39%) C#
6 139 (31.88%) SQL
7 123 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 123 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (27.75%) Business Intelligence
9 113 (25.92%) JavaScript
10 92 (21.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 89 (20.41%) WCF
12 88 (20.18%) MS Excel
13 86 (19.72%) HTML
14 83 (19.04%) CSS
15 77 (17.66%) Finance
16 70 (16.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 70 (16.06%) Advertising
17 65 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 62 (14.22%) SQL Server 2008
18 62 (14.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 62 (14.22%) Migration
18 62 (14.22%) Visual Studio
19 60 (13.76%) .NET Framework
20 57 (13.07%) Dynamics AX
21 56 (12.84%) ASP.NET Web API
22 53 (12.16%) TDD
23 51 (11.70%) T-SQL
23 51 (11.70%) Scrum

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 50 (11.47%) SharePoint
2 38 (8.72%) BizTalk Server
3 35 (8.03%) IIS
4 10 (2.29%) SAS
5 3 (0.69%) Drupal
5 3 (0.69%) FileNet
5 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (20.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.90%) MS Office
3 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 222 (50.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (13.07%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (6.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.69%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.69%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.69%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.23%) BPCS
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.42%) PaaS
3 25 (5.73%) IaaS
4 18 (4.13%) Office 365
5 8 (1.83%) Boomi
6 3 (0.69%) SaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Yammer
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.23%) Internet
1 1 (0.23%) LDAP
1 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 123 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (21.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (14.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (14.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (8.03%) Power BI
7 31 (7.11%) MS Access
8 27 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (5.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (2.29%) Big Data
11 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (2.06%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.61%) MySQL
14 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.38%) OLAP
15 5 (1.15%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (1.15%) QlikView
15 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 70 (16.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (14.22%) Visual Studio
3 40 (9.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 32 (7.34%) JIRA
5 9 (2.06%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.69%) Moq
6 3 (0.69%) MorphX
6 3 (0.69%) NUnit
6 3 (0.69%) Selenium
7 2 (0.46%) Subversion
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 77 (17.66%) Finance
2 70 (16.06%) Advertising
3 17 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.44%) Retail
5 11 (2.52%) Marketing
6 10 (2.29%) Banking
7 3 (0.69%) Back Office
7 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (46.56%) .NET
2 89 (20.41%) WCF
3 86 (19.72%) HTML
4 83 (19.04%) CSS
5 60 (13.76%) .NET Framework
6 56 (12.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 48 (11.01%) ASP.NET
7 48 (11.01%) Web Services
8 27 (6.19%) AngularJS
9 18 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (3.90%) jQuery
10 17 (3.90%) MDX
11 14 (3.21%) CSS3
12 13 (2.98%) HTML5
12 13 (2.98%) XML
13 11 (2.52%) Ajax
14 10 (2.29%) COM
14 10 (2.29%) Entity Framework
15 8 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (1.83%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.83%) N-Tier
3 4 (0.92%) Fintech
3 4 (0.92%) NHS
4 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
4 2 (0.46%) FMCG
5 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.23%) Equities
5 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.23%) Replication
5 1 (0.23%) Social Media
5 1 (0.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.49%) Windows
2 5 (1.15%) Windows 10
2 5 (1.15%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (50.92%) CRM
2 123 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (27.75%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (14.22%) Migration
5 53 (12.16%) TDD
6 51 (11.70%) Scrum
7 48 (11.01%) ETL
8 45 (10.32%) MVC
9 36 (8.26%) Data Migration
9 36 (8.26%) ERP
10 29 (6.65%) Logistics
11 16 (3.67%) Data Modelling
12 14 (3.21%) Data Conversion
13 12 (2.75%) BDD
13 12 (2.75%) Kimball Methodology
13 12 (2.75%) Visualisation
14 11 (2.52%) Analytics
14 11 (2.52%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (2.52%) Unit Testing
15 9 (2.06%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 163 (37.39%) C#
2 139 (31.88%) SQL
3 113 (25.92%) JavaScript
4 51 (11.70%) T-SQL
5 35 (8.03%) VBA
6 24 (5.50%) X++
7 16 (3.67%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.44%) C
9 11 (2.52%) Java
9 11 (2.52%) Python
10 10 (2.29%) R
10 10 (2.29%) VB
11 7 (1.61%) C++
12 6 (1.38%) VB6
13 4 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.92%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.69%) PHP
15 2 (0.46%) Perl
16 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.05%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.83%) Degree
5 4 (0.92%) CCA
6 3 (0.69%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.69%) MCAD
6 3 (0.69%) MCSD
6 3 (0.69%) MCTS
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 401 (91.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.75%) SAP
3 9 (2.06%) Greenplum
3 9 (2.06%) Netezza
3 9 (2.06%) Teradata
3 9 (2.06%) Vertica
4 8 (1.83%) Dell
5 7 (1.61%) Oracle
6 4 (0.92%) Cognos
7 3 (0.69%) Lotus
7 3 (0.69%) Tableau
8 2 (0.46%) Infor
8 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.23%) Concur
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