The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 129 132 118
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.34% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
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£380 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
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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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2771 2647 2159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.61% 91.75% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 1514 1101
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 223 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 5 £440 - 1
Suffolk +17 2 £375 -
Essex - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire -4 1 - - 1
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Lync
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) VoIP
3 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (9.52%) SCCM
5 2 (9.52%) SCOM
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.76%) Logistics
6 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
6 1 (4.76%) Advertising
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.76%) ETL

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (23.81%) Lync
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) OLAP
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (9.52%) ERP
2 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
2 2 (9.52%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) User Stories
3 1 (4.76%) ETL Development
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Logistics
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Dell