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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
UK / England
Rank 471 500 535
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 108 112 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 49
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £564 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39661 45341 45243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.08% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26048 29636 28290
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1399 1520 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +56 70 £450 - 5
South East +10 15 £506 +12.50% 1
North West +11 6 £375 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +19 4 £525 +71.42% 1
South West +12 4 £420 -16.00% 4
East Midlands +4 3 £350 +16.66% 1
North East -15 3 £375 -16.66%
West Midlands +6 2 £325 -27.77% 3
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 192 (89.72%) Microsoft
2 108 (50.47%) CRM
2 108 (50.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 61 (28.50%) MS Excel
4 59 (27.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 56 (26.17%) C#
6 54 (25.23%) SQL Server
7 53 (24.77%) .NET
8 52 (24.30%) Office 365
9 47 (21.96%) SQL
10 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
11 43 (20.09%) SharePoint
12 42 (19.63%) Windows
13 38 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (15.89%) SAP
15 33 (15.42%) Skype for Business
16 31 (14.49%) Migration
16 31 (14.49%) Salesforce.com
17 30 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (14.02%) Dynamics AX
18 28 (13.08%) Business Analysis
18 28 (13.08%) BizTalk Server
18 28 (13.08%) JavaScript
19 27 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 26 (12.15%) Retail
20 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 26 (12.15%) Finance
20 26 (12.15%) Web Services
21 25 (11.68%) MS Exchange

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 43 (20.09%) SharePoint
2 33 (15.42%) Skype for Business
3 28 (13.08%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (11.68%) MS Exchange
5 20 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (5.61%) IIS
9 6 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.87%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (28.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 108 (50.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (14.02%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (6.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 59 (27.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (24.30%) Office 365
3 19 (8.88%) Yammer
4 12 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.27%) IaaS
6 3 (1.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) Skype
2 9 (4.21%) DNS
3 7 (3.27%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.27%) X.509
4 5 (2.34%) DHCP
4 5 (2.34%) PBX
5 4 (1.87%) Firewall
6 2 (0.93%) VLAN
6 2 (0.93%) WAN
7 1 (0.47%) Internet
7 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.47%) LDAP
7 1 (0.47%) SMTP
7 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.47%) VoIP
7 1 (0.47%) VPN
7 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (25.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.40%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.40%) OLAP
8 2 (0.93%) Power BI
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.47%) DocumentDB
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.47%) QlikView
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (4.67%) MSTest
1 10 (4.67%) NUnit
2 9 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 26 (12.15%) Finance
1 26 (12.15%) Retail
2 24 (11.21%) Advertising
3 11 (5.14%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.74%) Marketing
5 7 (3.27%) Banking
6 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.40%) Electronics
7 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (24.77%) .NET
2 26 (12.15%) Web Services
3 19 (8.88%) WCF
4 18 (8.41%) COM
5 13 (6.07%) XML
6 12 (5.61%) HTML
7 10 (4.67%) .NET Framework
7 10 (4.67%) REST
7 10 (4.67%) SOAP
7 10 (4.67%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (4.21%) Entity Framework
9 8 (3.74%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.74%) XSD
10 7 (3.27%) XML Messaging
11 6 (2.80%) XSL
12 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.93%) jQuery
14 1 (0.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.34%) Life Science
3 4 (1.87%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.40%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.47%) BYOD
5 1 (0.47%) Clustering
5 1 (0.47%) FMCG
5 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) NHS
5 1 (0.47%) PKI
5 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.63%) Windows
2 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (50.47%) CRM
2 31 (14.49%) Migration
3 30 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (13.08%) Business Analysis
5 27 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (9.35%) Case Management
6 20 (9.35%) Data Management
7 19 (8.88%) Waterfall
8 18 (8.41%) Document Management
8 18 (8.41%) Presales
8 18 (8.41%) Project Management
8 18 (8.41%) SDLC
9 17 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (7.94%) TOGAF
9 17 (7.94%) Zachman Framework
10 16 (7.48%) Workflow
11 14 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (4.67%) SOLID
13 10 (4.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (26.17%) C#
2 47 (21.96%) SQL
3 28 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 23 (10.75%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.61%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.27%) C
7 1 (0.47%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) VBA
7 1 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.27%) Degree
4 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) MCSE
4 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GAAP
2 1 (0.47%) IFRS
System Software
1 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.21%) SCOM
2 7 (3.27%) SCCM
3 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 192 (89.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.89%) SAP
3 31 (14.49%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (8.88%) Oracle
5 18 (8.41%) Infor
6 5 (2.34%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) JD Edwards
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%) IFS
8 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) Polycom
8 1 (0.47%) Reuters
8 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.47%) Tableau
8 1 (0.47%) Talend
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