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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 496 483 448
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 68 63 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 39 33
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
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%
Microsoft Consultant
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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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -9 29 £400 - 20
South East -28 13 £418 -16.50% 13
East of England +7 10 £458 +19.60% 4
North West -12 4 £463 +42.30% 6
South West -22 4 £431 +7.81% 5
Yorkshire -9 3 £288 -17.85% 1
West Midlands -12 2 £335 -10.66% 2
Midlands - 2 £470 -
North East - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 4
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 140 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 58 (35.37%) CRM
2 58 (35.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (21.34%) MS Excel
4 34 (20.73%) Finance
5 32 (19.51%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
7 25 (15.24%) .NET
8 22 (13.41%) SQL
9 20 (12.20%) MS Exchange
9 20 (12.20%) Active Directory
10 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (11.59%) Windows
10 19 (11.59%) Lync
11 18 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (10.98%) C#
11 18 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (10.37%) SharePoint
13 16 (9.76%) Migration
14 15 (9.15%) Advertising
15 14 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (7.32%) Office 365
16 12 (7.32%) ERP
17 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (6.10%) SCCM
18 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
18 10 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.59%) Lync
3 17 (10.37%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.83%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (21.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) MS Project
3 3 (1.83%) MS Office
4 2 (1.22%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.22%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 58 (35.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (19.51%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.61%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.32%) Office 365
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) LucidChart
3 1 (0.61%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.44%) NAS
2 2 (1.22%) VoIP
2 2 (1.22%) DNS
2 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.61%) IPsec
3 1 (0.61%) DHCP
3 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.83%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (1.83%) OLAP
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.22%) ZAP BI
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.61%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.61%) QlikView
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.22%) MorphX
General
1 34 (20.73%) Finance
2 15 (9.15%) Advertising
3 7 (4.27%) Retail
3 7 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.24%) .NET
2 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.88%) Web Services
4 7 (4.27%) MDX
5 4 (2.44%) WPF
5 4 (2.44%) Silverlight
5 4 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.83%) XML
7 2 (1.22%) ODBC
7 2 (1.22%) OLE
7 2 (1.22%) JSON
7 2 (1.22%) COM
7 2 (1.22%) jQuery
7 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.44%) iPad
2 4 (2.44%) PKI
3 2 (1.22%) FMCG
3 2 (1.22%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.61%) NHS
4 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.59%) Windows
2 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.61%) UNIX
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.37%) CRM
2 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (9.76%) Migration
4 12 (7.32%) ERP
5 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.49%) Project Management
6 9 (5.49%) Business Analysis
7 8 (4.88%) Workflow
7 8 (4.88%) ETL
8 6 (3.66%) Change Management
8 6 (3.66%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.05%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (3.05%) Business Transformation
10 4 (2.44%) Analytics
10 4 (2.44%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.44%) Logistics
10 4 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (1.83%) BPR
11 3 (1.83%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.41%) SQL
2 18 (10.98%) C#
3 8 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.44%) X++
4 4 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (1.22%) VBScript
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) VBA
7 1 (0.61%) R
7 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.05%) MCSE
4 4 (2.44%) MCITP
4 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.83%) AAT
5 3 (1.83%) Degree
5 3 (1.83%) ACCA
5 3 (1.83%) CIMA
6 2 (1.22%) MCTS
6 2 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) VCP4
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) SLA
1 3 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.44%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.10%) SCCM
2 6 (3.66%) SCOM
3 5 (3.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.22%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.61%) WMI
6 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 140 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) VMware
3 4 (2.44%) IBM
3 4 (2.44%) Symantec
3 4 (2.44%) Oracle
3 4 (2.44%) EMC
4 3 (1.83%) Tableau
5 2 (1.22%) Citrix
6 1 (0.61%) Lotus
6 1 (0.61%) Baan
6 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) Cognos
6 1 (0.61%) Siebel
6 1 (0.61%) Aastra
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe
6 1 (0.61%) HP
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