The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 180 210 212
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 17 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £463
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -16.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5359 6714 7231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.13% 92.63% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3875 4903 5242
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the City of London region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the City of London region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) CRM
2 12 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (18.18%) .NET
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 2 (9.09%) Retail
8 2 (9.09%) Workflow
8 2 (9.09%) Finance
9 1 (4.55%) Advertising
9 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (4.55%) SAP CO

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) CRM
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec
2 1 (4.55%) Imperva
2 1 (4.55%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) SAP