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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 482 485 487
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 108 101 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 51 39
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£405 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -14 43 £425 -12.82% 49
North West -20 16 £500 +14.28% 6
East of England +15 13 £380 -33.33% 1
South East -24 12 £388 -3.12% 12
West Midlands +10 6 £500 +17.64% 11
South West 0 6 £365 -14.11% 5
Yorkshire -27 5 £425 +3.03% 2
Midlands - 2 £550 -
North East - 1 £375 - 2
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Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 169 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 83 (39.90%) CRM
3 81 (38.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 67 (32.21%) MS Excel
5 43 (20.67%) Dynamics AX
6 37 (17.79%) Finance
7 35 (16.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (14.42%) Migration
8 30 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (13.46%) SQL
10 27 (12.98%) Business Analysis
11 26 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (12.02%) SQL Server
13 22 (10.58%) SharePoint
14 20 (9.62%) C#
14 20 (9.62%) Advertising
15 16 (7.69%) .NET
15 16 (7.69%) JavaScript
15 16 (7.69%) Lync
16 15 (7.21%) Security Cleared
16 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (6.73%) Windows
18 13 (6.25%) Retail
19 12 (5.77%) Manufacturing
19 12 (5.77%) Dynamics NAV
19 12 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (5.77%) SC Cleared
19 12 (5.77%) Office 365
20 11 (5.29%) Workflow

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (10.58%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.69%) Lync
3 7 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.88%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 67 (32.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 81 (38.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (20.67%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (5.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.77%) Office 365
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) VoIP
1 4 (1.92%) Unified Communications
1 4 (1.92%) Skype
2 3 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (1.44%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.44%) ISDN
2 3 (1.44%) PBX
2 3 (1.44%) PSTN
3 2 (0.96%) Extranet
4 1 (0.48%) MPLS
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) SMTP
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 26 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 25 (12.02%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.92%) OLAP
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.44%) MS Access
7 2 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.96%) QlikView
7 2 (0.96%) OLTP
7 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.96%) MorphX
3 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 37 (17.79%) Finance
2 20 (9.62%) Advertising
3 13 (6.25%) Retail
4 12 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.40%) Banking
6 4 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Billing
7 2 (0.96%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.96%) French Language
7 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.48%) Danish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.69%) .NET
2 8 (3.85%) MDX
3 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.44%) XML
5 2 (0.96%) HTML
6 1 (0.48%) Ajax
6 1 (0.48%) JSON
6 1 (0.48%) COM
6 1 (0.48%) CSS
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) WCF
6 1 (0.48%) jQuery
6 1 (0.48%) HTML5
6 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.88%) NHS
1 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.44%) User Experience
3 3 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.48%) PKI
4 1 (0.48%) FMCG
4 1 (0.48%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.73%) Windows
2 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.44%) Windows Phone
3 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.44%) Android
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (39.90%) CRM
2 30 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (14.42%) Migration
3 27 (12.98%) Business Analysis
4 11 (5.29%) Workflow
5 10 (4.81%) ETL
5 10 (4.81%) ERP
5 10 (4.81%) Data Migration
6 7 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (3.37%) ITIL
6 7 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (2.88%) Resource Management
7 6 (2.88%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (2.88%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (2.88%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (2.40%) Business Transformation
8 5 (2.40%) PRINCE2
9 4 (1.92%) Data Modelling
9 4 (1.92%) Logistics
9 4 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.46%) SQL
2 20 (9.62%) C#
3 16 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.37%) T-SQL
4 7 (3.37%) X++
5 4 (1.92%) VBA
6 3 (1.44%) C
7 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.88%) MCSE
3 6 (2.88%) Degree
3 6 (2.88%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) MCSA
5 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.48%) MCTS
6 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.88%) SCCM
2 5 (2.40%) SCOM
2 5 (2.40%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.44%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 169 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.92%) VMware
2 4 (1.92%) F5
3 3 (1.44%) Citrix
3 3 (1.44%) Sonus
4 2 (0.96%) Tableau
4 2 (0.96%) AppSense
4 2 (0.96%) SAP
4 2 (0.96%) Cisco
4 2 (0.96%) HP
4 2 (0.96%) Intel
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle
5 1 (0.48%) Dell
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe
5 1 (0.48%) Polycom
5 1 (0.48%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.48%) Avaya
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