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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 517 515 486
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 105 105 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 63 60
Median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50
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
47229 49071 46876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.85% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31077 31733 28907
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1851 1923
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +6 43 £463 +8.82% 17
South East +27 24 £470 +35.25% 8
North West -11 10 £475 -5.00% 4
Midlands -5 6 £500 -16.66%
South West -5 6 £380 +7.04% 1
East of England +8 4 £450 - 2
West Midlands -26 4 £450 -10.00% 5
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
North East -37 3 £410 +9.33%
Yorkshire -5 1 - - 3
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 196 (78.40%) Microsoft
2 113 (45.20%) CRM
3 112 (44.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 77 (30.80%) MS Excel
5 47 (18.80%) SharePoint
5 47 (18.80%) C#
6 44 (17.60%) .NET
7 43 (17.20%) Migration
7 43 (17.20%) Office 365
8 40 (16.00%) Active Directory
8 40 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 39 (15.60%) SQL Server
10 34 (13.60%) SQL
11 33 (13.20%) Windows
12 29 (11.60%) Finance
13 28 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (10.80%) PowerShell
14 27 (10.80%) MS Exchange
14 27 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (10.80%) Dynamics AX
14 27 (10.80%) Business Analysis
15 22 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (8.00%) Dynamics NAV
17 20 (8.00%) Retail
17 20 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (8.00%) Skype for Business
18 18 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
19 17 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (6.80%) Security Cleared

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 47 (18.80%) SharePoint
2 27 (10.80%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (8.00%) Skype for Business
4 18 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.40%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.80%) IIS
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) Documentum
10 1 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (30.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 112 (44.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (10.80%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (8.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.20%) Office 365
2 40 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.80%) IaaS
4 11 (4.40%) Yammer
5 10 (4.00%) PaaS
6 5 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.40%) Skype
2 9 (3.60%) DNS
3 7 (2.80%) Firewall
4 4 (1.60%) DHCP
4 4 (1.60%) Network Security
5 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.20%) SAN
5 3 (1.20%) VPN
5 3 (1.20%) Wireless
6 2 (0.80%) Internet
6 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.80%) IPsec
6 2 (0.80%) IPv6
6 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.80%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.40%) BGP
7 1 (0.40%) CTI
7 1 (0.40%) HTTP
7 1 (0.40%) IPv4
7 1 (0.40%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.80%) Power BI
7 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.80%) Essbase
8 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.40%) Datazen
9 1 (0.40%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.00%) MSTest
2 5 (2.00%) NUnit
3 2 (0.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 29 (11.60%) Finance
2 20 (8.00%) Retail
3 13 (5.20%) Advertising
4 10 (4.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.20%) Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (0.80%) French Language
6 2 (0.80%) German Language
6 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.60%) .NET
2 11 (4.40%) COM
3 7 (2.80%) Web Services
4 6 (2.40%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.40%) Entity Framework
4 6 (2.40%) HTML
4 6 (2.40%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (2.00%) REST
5 5 (2.00%) SOAP
5 5 (2.00%) WCF
6 3 (1.20%) XML
7 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.80%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) ADO
8 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.40%) Autofac
8 1 (0.40%) D3.js
8 1 (0.40%) HTML5
8 1 (0.40%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.40%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.20%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.40%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.20%) PKI
5 2 (0.80%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.80%) Clustering
5 2 (0.80%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.80%) Statistics
5 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) BYOD
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.20%) Windows
2 15 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.20%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) Android
5 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) VMS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (45.20%) CRM
2 43 (17.20%) Migration
3 28 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (10.80%) Business Analysis
5 22 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (6.00%) TOGAF
6 15 (6.00%) Zachman Framework
7 14 (5.60%) Waterfall
8 12 (4.80%) Data Management
8 12 (4.80%) SDLC
9 11 (4.40%) Case Management
9 11 (4.40%) Document Management
10 10 (4.00%) Data Migration
10 10 (4.00%) Integration Testing
11 9 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.20%) Project Management
12 8 (3.20%) Workflow
13 7 (2.80%) ERP
13 7 (2.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.80%) C#
2 34 (13.60%) SQL
3 27 (10.80%) PowerShell
4 16 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.40%) C
6 9 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.80%) C++
7 2 (0.80%) Java
7 2 (0.80%) R
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) Scala
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) X++
8 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.40%) Degree
4 7 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.40%) MCITP
5 6 (2.40%) MCSE
6 4 (1.60%) MCTS
7 3 (1.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 40 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.20%) UAG
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.00%) SCCM
2 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.40%) SCOM
4 5 (2.00%) WSUS
5 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.80%) SCSM
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 196 (78.40%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.00%) Oracle
3 13 (5.20%) SAP
4 12 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (4.40%) Infor
6 6 (2.40%) Lotus
7 3 (1.20%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix
9 1 (0.40%) Dell
9 1 (0.40%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) NetApp
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.40%) Remedy
9 1 (0.40%) Tableau
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