The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 505 493 459
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 74 58 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £431 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £328 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
London +26 35 £440 -2.22% 21
South East -32 12 £350 -24.32% 7
Yorkshire -7 9 £313 -10.71% 8
West Midlands -6 5 £381 -10.29% 7
South West - 5 £350 - 5
North West -12 2 £375 - 6
Midlands - 1 £525 -
North East - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 163 (89.56%) Microsoft
2 75 (41.21%) CRM
2 75 (41.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 32 (17.58%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (15.38%) .NET
6 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
7 26 (14.29%) Windows
7 26 (14.29%) Finance
8 24 (13.19%) SQL
9 23 (12.64%) SharePoint
10 21 (11.54%) Active Directory
11 19 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (9.89%) MS Exchange
12 18 (9.89%) C#
13 17 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (9.34%) Lync
14 16 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (8.79%) VMware
15 15 (8.24%) Advertising
15 15 (8.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (7.69%) Office 365
17 13 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 18 (9.89%) MS Exchange
3 17 (9.34%) Lync
4 14 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.40%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.20%) MS Project Server
10 2 (1.10%) IIS
10 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Project
3 3 (1.65%) MS Office
4 2 (1.10%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.10%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 75 (41.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (17.58%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (4.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.55%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.69%) Office 365
2 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.20%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.55%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.20%) NAS
2 2 (1.10%) DHCP
2 2 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (0.55%) IPsec
3 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) VPN
3 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (8.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.10%) ZAP BI
9 2 (1.10%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.10%) OLAP
10 1 (0.55%) DB2
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.55%) QlikView
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
General
1 26 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (8.24%) Advertising
3 7 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.65%) Banking
4 3 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.55%) French Language
5 1 (0.55%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.55%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.38%) .NET
2 10 (5.49%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.30%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.75%) MDX
4 5 (2.75%) WPF
4 5 (2.75%) Silverlight
5 3 (1.65%) jQuery
5 3 (1.65%) JSON
5 3 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.10%) COM
6 2 (1.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.95%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.75%) iPad
4 3 (1.65%) PKI
5 2 (1.10%) FMCG
5 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.29%) Windows
2 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.55%) Linux
4 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (41.21%) CRM
2 19 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.49%) Migration
4 10 (5.49%) Change Management
5 9 (4.95%) ETL
6 8 (4.40%) ERP
6 8 (4.40%) Project Management
7 6 (3.30%) Workflow
8 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.75%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (2.20%) Business Transformation
9 4 (2.20%) Mentoring
10 3 (1.65%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.65%) Business Analysis
10 3 (1.65%) Project Planning
10 3 (1.65%) BPR
11 2 (1.10%) E-Commerce
11 2 (1.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.19%) SQL
2 18 (9.89%) C#
3 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.65%) VBScript
7 2 (1.10%) C
8 1 (0.55%) VB
8 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.55%) X++
8 1 (0.55%) R
8 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (4.95%) Degree
2 5 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) MCITP
3 4 (2.20%) MCSE
4 3 (1.65%) ACCA
4 3 (1.65%) CIMA
4 3 (1.65%) AAT
5 2 (1.10%) MCTS
6 1 (0.55%) MCP
6 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.55%) CCNA
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.75%) vSphere
5 4 (2.20%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.55%) XenServer
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) SCCM
1 8 (4.40%) SCOM
1 8 (4.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.20%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 163 (89.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.79%) VMware
3 4 (2.20%) Symantec
3 4 (2.20%) IBM
3 4 (2.20%) EMC
4 3 (1.65%) Citrix
5 2 (1.10%) Tableau
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee
6 1 (0.55%) Wyse
6 1 (0.55%) Aastra
6 1 (0.55%) CA
6 1 (0.55%) CommVault
6 1 (0.55%) Lotus
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe
6 1 (0.55%) HP
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle
6 1 (0.55%) Cognos
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco
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