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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 512 532 503
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 107 99 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 73 64
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 47 £450 +5.88% 16
South East +24 18 £420 +6.66% 7
West Midlands -26 12 £550 +12.82% 5
North West +10 8 £500 +6.15%
South West +16 7 £488 +25.80%
Midlands - 7 £500 -
Yorkshire +11 5 £570 +23.24% 1
East of England +5 3 £435 -3.33% 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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.

1 188 (87.44%) Microsoft
2 86 (40.00%) CRM
2 86 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 58 (26.98%) MS Excel
4 48 (22.33%) C#
5 43 (20.00%) Finance
6 42 (19.53%) .NET
7 41 (19.07%) Dynamics AX
8 40 (18.60%) SharePoint
9 36 (16.74%) SQL
10 34 (15.81%) SQL Server
11 31 (14.42%) Active Directory
12 30 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (13.95%) Office 365
13 29 (13.49%) Migration
14 25 (11.63%) Business Analysis
15 24 (11.16%) Dynamics NAV
15 24 (11.16%) JavaScript
16 23 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 22 (10.23%) PowerShell
18 21 (9.77%) Retail
19 19 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (8.84%) Windows
20 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
21 16 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 16 (7.44%) Enterprise Architecture
21 16 (7.44%) Zachman Framework
21 16 (7.44%) TOGAF
22 15 (6.98%) BizTalk Server

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 40 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (6.05%) Skype for Business
5 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.93%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) Documentum
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 86 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (19.07%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (11.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.40%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 30 (13.95%) Office 365
2 10 (4.65%) IaaS
3 9 (4.19%) Yammer
4 8 (3.72%) PaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.79%) Skype
2 3 (1.40%) Firewall
3 2 (0.93%) CTI
4 1 (0.47%) DHCP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.47%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.79%) Power BI
7 5 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Essbase
8 2 (0.93%) OLAP
8 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.47%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) MSTest
1 9 (4.19%) NUnit
2 7 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 43 (20.00%) Finance
2 21 (9.77%) Retail
3 14 (6.51%) Advertising
4 12 (5.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.86%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.53%) .NET
2 12 (5.58%) Web Services
3 11 (5.12%) HTML
4 10 (4.65%) WCF
5 9 (4.19%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.19%) COM
5 9 (4.19%) Entity Framework
5 9 (4.19%) REST
5 9 (4.19%) SOAP
5 9 (4.19%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.93%) MDX
7 2 (0.93%) XML
7 2 (0.93%) XML Messaging
7 2 (0.93%) XSD
8 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.47%) HTML5
8 1 (0.47%) JSON
8 1 (0.47%) RESTful
8 1 (0.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.72%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.40%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
4 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
4 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.47%) BYOD
5 1 (0.47%) Clustering
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.47%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.84%) Windows
2 8 (3.72%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.93%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (40.00%) CRM
2 29 (13.49%) Migration
3 25 (11.63%) Business Analysis
4 23 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (7.44%) TOGAF
6 16 (7.44%) Zachman Framework
7 13 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (5.58%) Workflow
9 11 (5.12%) Data Management
9 11 (5.12%) Unit Testing
9 11 (5.12%) Waterfall
10 10 (4.65%) Case Management
11 9 (4.19%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (4.19%) Document Management
11 9 (4.19%) SOLID
12 8 (3.72%) ERP
12 8 (3.72%) SDLC
13 7 (3.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.33%) C#
2 36 (16.74%) SQL
3 24 (11.16%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.23%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.12%) C
6 6 (2.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.93%) X++
8 1 (0.47%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) R
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) Degree
4 3 (1.40%) MCSE
5 2 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.47%) QA
1 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (14.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) Docker
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.47%) NFS
3 1 (0.47%) UAG
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.72%) SCCM
2 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.33%) SCOM
4 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.93%) SCSM
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 188 (87.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle
3 10 (4.65%) SAP
4 9 (4.19%) Infor
4 9 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Lotus
5 2 (0.93%) VMware
6 1 (0.47%) Avaya
6 1 (0.47%) HP
6 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.47%) Tableau
6 1 (0.47%) Talend
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