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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 469 495 503
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 109 74 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 44 32
Average daily rate
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£475 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £408 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.42% -9.44%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +58 73 £488 +21.87% 25
South East -4 10 £468 +24.80% 8
West Midlands -14 8 £450 -10.00% 9
East of England -21 5 £473 +11.17% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £413 - 3
North West -17 1 - - 4
South West -45 1 £425 -7.10% 3
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 3
Microsoft Consultant
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Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 210 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 121 (52.38%) CRM
2 121 (52.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 50 (21.65%) MS Excel
4 49 (21.21%) .NET
5 43 (18.61%) SQL Server
6 39 (16.88%) SharePoint
7 36 (15.58%) Dynamics AX
8 31 (13.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (12.55%) C#
10 26 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (10.39%) Finance
12 23 (9.96%) JavaScript
13 22 (9.52%) SQL
13 22 (9.52%) Windows
13 22 (9.52%) Workflow
14 20 (8.66%) Degree
15 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET
15 18 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (7.36%) Project Management
16 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (6.93%) Web Services
17 16 (6.93%) HTML
18 15 (6.49%) XML
18 15 (6.49%) Active Directory
19 13 (5.63%) MS Exchange
19 13 (5.63%) MS Office

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (16.88%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.19%) Lync
4 12 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (3.90%) MS Project Server
6 8 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.30%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.87%) IIS
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (21.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.63%) MS Office
3 11 (4.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 121 (52.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (15.58%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (3.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.46%) Office 365
3 4 (1.73%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.73%) SAN
2 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.87%) DNS
2 2 (0.87%) DHCP
3 1 (0.43%) IPsec
3 1 (0.43%) CTI
3 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.43%) VPN
3 1 (0.43%) LAN
3 1 (0.43%) WAN
3 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.43%) Multicast
3 1 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.30%) MS Access
9 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.87%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.87%) OLAP
10 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.87%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.43%) DB2
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.87%) MorphX
3 2 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 24 (10.39%) Finance
2 7 (3.03%) Advertising
2 7 (3.03%) Retail
3 6 (2.60%) Marketing
4 3 (1.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.30%) Law
4 3 (1.30%) Legal
4 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.43%) French Language
5 1 (0.43%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.43%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.21%) .NET
2 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.93%) Web Services
3 16 (6.93%) HTML
4 15 (6.49%) XML
5 10 (4.33%) WSDL
5 10 (4.33%) CSS
6 9 (3.90%) Silverlight
7 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.16%) WPF
9 2 (0.87%) JSON
9 2 (0.87%) jQuery
10 1 (0.43%) .NET Remoting
10 1 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.16%) iPad
3 3 (1.30%) PKI
4 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.43%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.43%) FMCG
5 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.52%) Windows
2 11 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (52.38%) CRM
2 26 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (9.52%) Workflow
4 18 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (7.36%) Project Management
6 11 (4.76%) Migration
7 10 (4.33%) Validation
8 9 (3.90%) Waterfall
8 9 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.46%) ETL
10 7 (3.03%) ERP
11 6 (2.60%) Change Management
11 6 (2.60%) Business Transformation
12 5 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (2.16%) Business Analysis
12 5 (2.16%) Mentoring
13 4 (1.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (1.30%) Document Management
15 2 (0.87%) Mobile Device Management
15 2 (0.87%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.55%) C#
2 23 (9.96%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.52%) SQL
4 10 (4.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.73%) VBScript
6 4 (1.73%) VB
7 2 (0.87%) X++
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (8.66%) Degree
2 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.30%) CIMA
5 3 (1.30%) ACCA
5 3 (1.30%) MCSE
5 3 (1.30%) AAT
6 2 (0.87%) MCITP
6 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GxP
2 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) UAG
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.43%) XenServer
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.73%) SCCM
2 4 (1.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 210 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.76%) VMware
3 3 (1.30%) CA
4 2 (0.87%) 3PAR
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle
4 2 (0.87%) SAP
4 2 (0.87%) Citrix
5 1 (0.43%) Wyse
5 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco
5 1 (0.43%) CommVault
5 1 (0.43%) Epicor
5 1 (0.43%) NetApp
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.43%) HP
5 1 (0.43%) EMC
5 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.43%) Symantec
5 1 (0.43%) McAfee
5 1 (0.43%) SonicWALL
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