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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 496 521 504
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 95 61 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 40
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 31 £463 +15.62% 32
South East +20 20 £450 +7.78% 21
North West -1 14 £395 -14.59% 12
East of England -1 9 £426 -8.33% 3
South West +5 8 £500 +15.94% 4
West Midlands -13 5 £425 +28.30% 9
Yorkshire -13 2 £463 +60.86% 1
North East - 2 £463 -
Midlands -1 1 £500 +6.38%
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 3
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 173 (84.39%) Microsoft
2 85 (41.46%) CRM
3 84 (40.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 69 (33.66%) MS Excel
5 35 (17.07%) Dynamics AX
6 33 (16.10%) SQL Server
7 32 (15.61%) .NET
8 31 (15.12%) Advertising
8 31 (15.12%) Office 365
9 30 (14.63%) Finance
10 29 (14.15%) C#
11 26 (12.68%) SharePoint
12 25 (12.20%) SQL
12 25 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (11.22%) Active Directory
14 22 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (10.73%) Business Analysis
14 22 (10.73%) Migration
15 20 (9.76%) Skype for Business
16 19 (9.27%) Dynamics NAV
17 17 (8.29%) JavaScript
17 17 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (8.29%) Retail
18 16 (7.80%) MS Exchange
18 16 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (7.32%) Workflow
20 14 (6.83%) Windows
20 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 13 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
22 12 (5.85%) MS Office

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.76%) Skype for Business
3 16 (7.80%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.49%) IIS
11 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 69 (33.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 84 (40.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (17.07%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (9.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.46%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.12%) Office 365
2 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.95%) Yammer
4 2 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.93%) Firewall
1 6 (2.93%) Skype
2 5 (2.44%) DNS
3 4 (1.95%) Extranet
4 2 (0.98%) DHCP
4 2 (0.98%) SAN
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.46%) MS Access
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.98%) OLTP
10 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.49%) OLAP
10 1 (0.49%) QlikView
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.49%) MorphX
General
1 31 (15.12%) Advertising
2 30 (14.63%) Finance
3 17 (8.29%) Retail
4 8 (3.90%) Banking
5 7 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.93%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.44%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.95%) Marketing
9 3 (1.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.98%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.98%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.49%) Electronics
11 1 (0.49%) French Language
11 1 (0.49%) Law
11 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.61%) .NET
2 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.44%) COM
3 2 (0.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) jQuery
4 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Licensing
3 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.46%) PKI
4 2 (0.98%) Statistics
5 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.83%) Windows
2 3 (1.46%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (41.46%) CRM
2 22 (10.73%) Business Analysis
2 22 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (10.73%) Migration
3 17 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (7.32%) Workflow
5 13 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (4.88%) ERP
7 9 (4.39%) Data Migration
8 8 (3.90%) Integration Testing
8 8 (3.90%) Regression Testing
8 8 (3.90%) Service Management
8 8 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.41%) Logistics
10 6 (2.93%) Change Control
10 6 (2.93%) Presales
10 6 (2.93%) Procure-to-pay
10 6 (2.93%) Release Management
11 5 (2.44%) SDLC
11 5 (2.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.15%) C#
2 25 (12.20%) SQL
3 17 (8.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.93%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.98%) Java
5 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.98%) X++
6 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.93%) Degree
4 3 (1.46%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.49%) MCSD
5 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.95%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) SCCM
2 3 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.46%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.49%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 173 (84.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.93%) SAP
3 4 (1.95%) F5
3 4 (1.95%) Infor
3 4 (1.95%) Oracle
3 4 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.98%) Lotus
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco
5 1 (0.49%) Citrix
5 1 (0.49%) Google
5 1 (0.49%) IronPort
5 1 (0.49%) Symantec
5 1 (0.49%) Tableau
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