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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 122 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£465 £383 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% +17.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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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
2433 2123 2251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.11% 93.07% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1139 1182
Average daily rate £385 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 242 225
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.55 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Office 365
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) BPR
4 3 (23.08%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) CIMA
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) ACCA
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (15.38%) AAT
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (7.69%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) BPR
2 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CIMA
1 2 (15.38%) ACCA
1 2 (15.38%) AAT
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Lotus