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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 505 487 456
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 52 52 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 29
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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 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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 24 £400 - 22
South East -12 11 £350 -22.22% 8
North West +1 3 £450 - 11
West Midlands -3 3 £338 -15.62% 5
South West -18 3 £350 +3.70% 5
Yorkshire -10 2 £288 -17.85% 1
East Midlands - - - - 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 151 (87.28%) Microsoft
2 72 (41.62%) CRM
2 72 (41.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (21.39%) MS Excel
4 32 (18.50%) Finance
4 32 (18.50%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (16.76%) SQL Server
6 24 (13.87%) .NET
6 24 (13.87%) Windows
7 23 (13.29%) SQL
8 22 (12.72%) SharePoint
9 21 (12.14%) Active Directory
10 20 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.56%) MS Exchange
11 18 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (9.83%) Lync
13 16 (9.25%) Office 365
13 16 (9.25%) Advertising
14 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (8.09%) C#
15 14 (8.09%) VMware
16 13 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (6.36%) ERP
18 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 22 (12.72%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.56%) MS Exchange
3 17 (9.83%) Lync
4 13 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.20%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (4.05%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.73%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.58%) IIS
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (21.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.31%) MS Project
3 3 (1.73%) MS Office
4 2 (1.16%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.16%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 72 (41.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (18.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.58%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.25%) Office 365
2 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.31%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.58%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.31%) NAS
2 2 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) IPsec
3 1 (0.58%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.73%) OLAP
8 3 (1.73%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.16%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MorphX
General
1 32 (18.50%) Finance
2 16 (9.25%) Advertising
3 7 (4.05%) Retail
4 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.73%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.87%) .NET
2 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET
2 7 (4.05%) MDX
3 5 (2.89%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.31%) WPF
4 4 (2.31%) Silverlight
4 4 (2.31%) Web Services
5 3 (1.73%) jQuery
5 3 (1.73%) JSON
6 2 (1.16%) REST
6 2 (1.16%) COM
7 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.31%) iPad
3 3 (1.73%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.16%) PKI
4 2 (1.16%) FMCG
4 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.87%) Windows
2 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.58%) UNIX
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (41.62%) CRM
2 20 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (6.36%) ERP
5 10 (5.78%) Migration
6 9 (5.20%) ETL
7 8 (4.62%) Change Management
7 8 (4.62%) Workflow
8 6 (3.47%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.47%) Business Analysis
8 6 (3.47%) Project Management
9 5 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.89%) Business Process Improvement
10 4 (2.31%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.31%) Business Transformation
10 4 (2.31%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.31%) Logistics
11 3 (1.73%) BPR
11 3 (1.73%) Project Planning
12 2 (1.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.29%) SQL
2 14 (8.09%) C#
3 7 (4.05%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.47%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.16%) X++
6 2 (1.16%) VBScript
7 1 (0.58%) C
7 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) CIMA
4 3 (1.73%) ACCA
4 3 (1.73%) AAT
4 3 (1.73%) MCITP
4 3 (1.73%) Degree
5 2 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) MCSE
5 2 (1.16%) MCTS
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) SLA
1 3 (1.73%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.31%) vSphere
4 4 (2.31%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) SCCM
1 8 (4.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (3.47%) SCOM
3 4 (2.31%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.58%) WMI
Vendors
1 151 (87.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.09%) VMware
3 4 (2.31%) Symantec
3 4 (2.31%) EMC
3 4 (2.31%) IBM
4 3 (1.73%) Oracle
4 3 (1.73%) Tableau
5 2 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (0.58%) Wyse
6 1 (0.58%) CommVault
6 1 (0.58%) Lotus
6 1 (0.58%) Baan
6 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee
6 1 (0.58%) Cognos
6 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.58%) SAP
6 1 (0.58%) Aastra
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