The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 99 120 110
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 19 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.41% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.43% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 6
Median daily rate £450 £300 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £262 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £364
% change year-on-year - +9.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2125 2571 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.90% 95.43% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1420 1351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 72 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Birmingham - 10 £475 -
Coventry 0 1 £550 +33.33%
Wolverhampton - 1 £170 -
Microsoft Developer
England

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (64.52%) .NET
4 39 (62.90%) JavaScript
5 37 (59.68%) CSS
5 37 (59.68%) CRM
5 37 (59.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 36 (58.06%) HTML
7 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (35.48%) C#
8 18 (29.03%) Visual Studio
9 17 (27.42%) SQL
9 17 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (27.42%) .NET Framework
9 17 (27.42%) WCF
10 15 (24.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (22.58%) MVC
12 13 (20.97%) Advertising
13 12 (19.35%) Finance
13 12 (19.35%) X++
13 12 (19.35%) Dynamics AX
14 11 (17.74%) Manufacturing
14 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
14 11 (17.74%) Web Services
14 11 (17.74%) HTML5
14 11 (17.74%) CSS3
14 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
14 11 (17.74%) Power BI
15 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 37 (59.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (19.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) LDAP
1 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Power BI
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.61%) QlikView
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Visual Studio
2 15 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (24.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (20.97%) Advertising
2 12 (19.35%) Finance
3 11 (17.74%) Manufacturing
4 7 (11.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (64.52%) .NET
2 37 (59.68%) CSS
3 36 (58.06%) HTML
4 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (27.42%) .NET Framework
5 17 (27.42%) WCF
6 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
6 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
6 11 (17.74%) CSS3
6 11 (17.74%) HTML5
6 11 (17.74%) Web Services
7 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.84%) jQuery
9 2 (3.23%) Ajax
9 2 (3.23%) Classic ASP
9 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.23%) MDX
9 2 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (59.68%) CRM
3 17 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (22.58%) MVC
5 10 (16.13%) Data Migration
5 10 (16.13%) Migration
6 9 (14.52%) Data Conversion
7 8 (12.90%) BDD
8 7 (11.29%) Campaign Management
8 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
8 7 (11.29%) TDD
8 7 (11.29%) Web Development
9 4 (6.45%) ETL
9 4 (6.45%) Scrum
10 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (1.61%) Business Transformation
11 1 (1.61%) Kimball Methodology
11 1 (1.61%) Predictive Analysis
11 1 (1.61%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.61%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) JavaScript
2 22 (35.48%) C#
3 17 (27.42%) SQL
4 12 (19.35%) X++
5 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
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