The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 503 453 476
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 87 50 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 22 66
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £468 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £50.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Microsoft Consultant
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -16 28 £430 +10.96% 31
South East -3 26 £425 +13.33% 12
West Midlands -5 12 £375 +10.29% 5
East of England -23 6 £391 +20.38% 3
Yorkshire -16 5 £350 -2.77% 2
North West -16 4 £500 +33.33% 5
South West -21 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 2 £363 - 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Microsoft Consultant
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Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 109 (81.34%) Microsoft
2 50 (37.31%) CRM
2 50 (37.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (26.12%) MS Excel
4 26 (19.40%) .NET
5 25 (18.66%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (17.16%) Finance
7 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
7 21 (15.67%) C#
7 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET
8 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (12.69%) Windows
11 13 (9.70%) Migration
11 13 (9.70%) HTML
12 12 (8.96%) SharePoint
12 12 (8.96%) Dynamics NAV
12 12 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
13 11 (8.21%) MS Office
13 11 (8.21%) Active Directory
14 10 (7.46%) WSDL
14 10 (7.46%) Visual Studio
14 10 (7.46%) CSS
14 10 (7.46%) XML
14 10 (7.46%) ERP
15 9 (6.72%) Validation
15 9 (6.72%) Logistics

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.24%) Lync
5 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.49%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.75%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (26.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.99%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (37.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (18.66%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (8.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (3.73%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) SAN
2 3 (2.24%) SMTP
3 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.49%) DHCP
3 2 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) Network Security
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.75%) Intranet
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.75%) LAN
4 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.49%) MS Access
7 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.75%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Advertising
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Legal
4 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.40%) .NET
2 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.70%) HTML
4 10 (7.46%) WSDL
4 10 (7.46%) CSS
4 10 (7.46%) XML
5 3 (2.24%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.49%) Web Services
6 2 (1.49%) WCF
7 1 (0.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
2 1 (0.75%) Data Conversion
2 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
2 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
2 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.69%) Windows
2 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.31%) CRM
2 13 (9.70%) Migration
3 10 (7.46%) ERP
4 9 (6.72%) Validation
4 9 (6.72%) Logistics
5 6 (4.48%) Business Analysis
6 5 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.99%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.99%) ETL
8 3 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.24%) MVC
8 3 (2.24%) Project Management
9 2 (1.49%) Data Security
9 2 (1.49%) Workflow
9 2 (1.49%) Contact Management
9 2 (1.49%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.49%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.49%) Supply Chain Management
9 2 (1.49%) E-Discovery
9 2 (1.49%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.67%) C#
2 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.73%) SQL
5 2 (1.49%) VB
6 1 (0.75%) X++
6 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) MCSE
4 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.75%) vSphere
2 1 (0.75%) UAG
2 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) SCSM
2 2 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.75%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.75%) MOM
Vendors
1 109 (81.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.99%) SAP
2 4 (2.99%) VMware
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle
4 2 (1.49%) Symantec
4 2 (1.49%) Lotus
4 2 (1.49%) 3PAR
5 1 (0.75%) Imperva
5 1 (0.75%) RightFax
5 1 (0.75%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.75%) Altiris
5 1 (0.75%) Open Text
5 1 (0.75%) NetApp
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco
5 1 (0.75%) Avaya
5 1 (0.75%) Genesys
5 1 (0.75%) EMC
5 1 (0.75%) Citrix
5 1 (0.75%) Clearswift
5 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Norwich
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £600 - £601 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £600 - £601 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West London
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 26 days ago