The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 506 503 540
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 102 112 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 72 61
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £364 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

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
44543 47526 48148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29385 30731 30952
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 1872 2020
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +5 59 £450 - 9
South East +20 20 £400 -12.32% 3
West Midlands -27 6 £475 +4.10%
North West -10 4 £350 -30.00% 1
South West -1 3 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands - 3 £431 - 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £490 +35.17%
North East -39 2 £450 +2.85% 1
East of England +6 1 £325 -10.34% 1
Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Microsoft Consultant 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 England region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 191 (88.84%) Microsoft
2 92 (42.79%) CRM
2 92 (42.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 61 (28.37%) C#
4 51 (23.72%) .NET
5 47 (21.86%) MS Excel
6 45 (20.93%) SQL
7 44 (20.47%) SQL Server
8 42 (19.53%) SharePoint
8 42 (19.53%) Dynamics AX
9 40 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 39 (18.14%) Office 365
10 39 (18.14%) Finance
11 38 (17.67%) Active Directory
12 31 (14.42%) Migration
13 29 (13.49%) Windows
13 29 (13.49%) JavaScript
14 28 (13.02%) Advertising
15 27 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (12.09%) Web Services
17 25 (11.63%) Business Analysis
18 24 (11.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 24 (11.16%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (11.16%) Retail
19 23 (10.70%) Dynamics NAV
20 22 (10.23%) Security Cleared
21 21 (9.77%) PowerShell
21 21 (9.77%) SAP

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 42 (19.53%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.16%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (8.84%) Skype for Business
4 16 (7.44%) MS Exchange
5 14 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.72%) IIS
10 6 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (21.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 92 (42.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (19.53%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (10.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (18.14%) Office 365
3 15 (6.98%) Yammer
4 4 (1.86%) IaaS
4 4 (1.86%) PaaS
5 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.26%) DNS
2 6 (2.79%) DHCP
2 6 (2.79%) HTTPS
2 6 (2.79%) Skype
2 6 (2.79%) X.509
3 4 (1.86%) Firewall
4 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.93%) VLAN
5 1 (0.47%) CTI
5 1 (0.47%) LDAP
5 1 (0.47%) PBX
5 1 (0.47%) SMTP
5 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) VoIP
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (11.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.93%) OLAP
7 2 (0.93%) Power BI
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.47%) Big Data
8 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) MS Access
8 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (5.12%) MSTest
1 11 (5.12%) NUnit
2 9 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 39 (18.14%) Finance
2 28 (13.02%) Advertising
3 24 (11.16%) Retail
4 13 (6.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.72%) .NET
2 26 (12.09%) Web Services
3 18 (8.37%) WCF
4 15 (6.98%) HTML
5 14 (6.51%) COM
6 13 (6.05%) XML
7 12 (5.58%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.12%) Entity Framework
8 11 (5.12%) REST
8 11 (5.12%) SOAP
8 11 (5.12%) Unity DI Container
9 8 (3.72%) XSD
10 7 (3.26%) XML Messaging
10 7 (3.26%) XSL
11 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.93%) CSS
12 2 (0.93%) jQuery
12 2 (0.93%) JSON
13 1 (0.47%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
3 2 (0.93%) Clustering
3 2 (0.93%) Data Integration
3 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
3 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.47%) Life Science
4 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.47%) Neural Network
4 1 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.49%) Windows
2 10 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.93%) Android
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (42.79%) CRM
2 31 (14.42%) Migration
3 27 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.63%) Business Analysis
5 20 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (8.37%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (8.37%) TOGAF
6 18 (8.37%) Workflow
6 18 (8.37%) Zachman Framework
7 16 (7.44%) Data Management
7 16 (7.44%) Waterfall
8 15 (6.98%) Case Management
8 15 (6.98%) Project Management
9 14 (6.51%) Document Management
9 14 (6.51%) SDLC
10 13 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.12%) Dependency Injection
12 11 (5.12%) SOLID
12 11 (5.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.37%) C#
2 45 (20.93%) SQL
3 29 (13.49%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.77%) PowerShell
5 14 (6.51%) C
6 10 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.93%) X++
8 1 (0.47%) R
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.33%) Degree
3 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) MCITP
5 2 (0.93%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (17.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.47%) UAG
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.65%) SCCM
2 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (3.26%) SCOM
3 3 (1.40%) WSUS
4 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Nagios
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 191 (88.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.77%) SAP
3 20 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (6.98%) Oracle
5 14 (6.51%) Infor
6 3 (1.40%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.47%) Avaya
8 1 (0.47%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix
8 1 (0.47%) Dell
8 1 (0.47%) F5
8 1 (0.47%) HP
8 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.47%) Lotus
8 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.47%) NetApp
8 1 (0.47%) Reuters
8 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.47%) Tableau
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