The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 124 114
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 9 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.60% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £386 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £458 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1917 2850 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.53% 94.75% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1684 1421
Median daily rate £388 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +10.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 87 142
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Developer in the West Midlands

Microsoft Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +8 7 £400 -11.11% 2
Staffordshire +1 1 £450 - 1
Microsoft Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (71.43%) .NET
3 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (53.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (53.57%) CRM
5 14 (50.00%) CSS
5 14 (50.00%) HTML
5 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
7 10 (35.71%) C#
7 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
9 8 (28.57%) Advertising
10 7 (25.00%) MVC
10 7 (25.00%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) WCF
12 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (17.86%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (14.29%) Power BI
13 4 (14.29%) HTML5
13 4 (14.29%) CSS3
13 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 4 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
13 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 4 (14.29%) SQL

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LDAP
1 3 (10.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Power BI
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (28.57%) Advertising
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Automotive
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) CSS
2 14 (50.00%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
4 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (21.43%) WCF
6 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 4 (14.29%) CSS3
6 4 (14.29%) HTML5
7 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
7 3 (10.71%) REST
7 3 (10.71%) Web Services
8 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (7.14%) Classic ASP
8 2 (7.14%) jQuery
8 2 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) CRM
3 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.71%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.14%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Campaign Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Conversion
7 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
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