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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 475 481 497
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 103 82 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 34
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £193 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £488
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -20.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
47067 45362 49291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.11% 92.86% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29105 27599 28304
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1980 2447
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 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 2 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 +47 65 £488 +21.87% 24
South East -8 12 £400 +14.28% 14
West Midlands -21 4 £419 -16.25% 7
East of England -24 4 £570 +34.11% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £413 - 7
North West -13 3 £438 +9.37% 6
East Midlands +4 1 £425 - 1
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 196 (89.91%) Microsoft
2 112 (51.38%) CRM
2 112 (51.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 49 (22.48%) MS Excel
4 42 (19.27%) SharePoint
4 42 (19.27%) .NET
5 39 (17.89%) Dynamics AX
6 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
7 31 (14.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (11.47%) JavaScript
9 24 (11.01%) C#
9 24 (11.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (10.55%) Finance
11 20 (9.17%) SQL
11 20 (9.17%) Windows
11 20 (9.17%) Degree
12 19 (8.72%) Workflow
13 18 (8.26%) ASP.NET
13 18 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (7.80%) HTML
15 16 (7.34%) Web Services
15 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (6.88%) Active Directory
16 15 (6.88%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (6.88%) XML
17 14 (6.42%) MS Office
17 14 (6.42%) Project Management
18 13 (5.96%) MS Exchange
18 13 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (5.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 42 (19.27%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.88%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (5.96%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (5.05%) Lync
5 9 (4.13%) MS Project Server
6 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.29%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.38%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 49 (22.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.42%) MS Office
3 11 (5.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 112 (51.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (17.89%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.38%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.21%) Office 365
3 3 (1.38%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) SAN
2 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.46%) Multicast
3 1 (0.46%) CTI
3 1 (0.46%) Intranet
3 1 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.46%) NAS
3 1 (0.46%) LAN
3 1 (0.46%) WAN
3 1 (0.46%) DHCP
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 31 (14.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (11.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (5.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.38%) MS Access
9 2 (0.92%) OLAP
9 2 (0.92%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.92%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.92%) MSI
3 2 (0.92%) MorphX
General
1 23 (10.55%) Finance
2 8 (3.67%) Advertising
3 6 (2.75%) Marketing
4 5 (2.29%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Law
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
7 1 (0.46%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.46%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.27%) .NET
2 18 (8.26%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.80%) HTML
4 16 (7.34%) Web Services
5 15 (6.88%) XML
6 10 (4.59%) WSDL
6 10 (4.59%) CSS
7 6 (2.75%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.46%) JSON
9 1 (0.46%) WPF
9 1 (0.46%) .NET Remoting
9 1 (0.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (0.92%) PKI
1 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
2 1 (0.46%) iPad
2 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
2 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
2 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
2 1 (0.46%) Smartcard
2 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
2 1 (0.46%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.17%) Windows
2 10 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.46%) Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (51.38%) CRM
2 19 (8.72%) Workflow
3 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (6.42%) Project Management
5 11 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.59%) Validation
6 10 (4.59%) Migration
7 9 (4.13%) Waterfall
8 8 (3.67%) ETL
9 7 (3.21%) ERP
10 6 (2.75%) Change Management
10 6 (2.75%) Business Transformation
11 5 (2.29%) Logistics
11 5 (2.29%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (1.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (1.83%) Mentoring
13 3 (1.38%) Document Management
14 2 (0.92%) Data Analysis
14 2 (0.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.47%) JavaScript
2 24 (11.01%) C#
3 20 (9.17%) SQL
4 10 (4.59%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.83%) VB
5 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.38%) VBScript
7 2 (0.92%) X++
8 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (9.17%) Degree
2 18 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.38%) MCSE
6 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) ACCA
6 2 (0.92%) CIMA
6 2 (0.92%) AAT
6 2 (0.92%) MCITP
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.29%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) XenApp
4 1 (0.46%) XenServer
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.46%) UAG
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.83%) SCOM
3 3 (1.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 196 (89.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.05%) VMware
3 3 (1.38%) CA
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle
4 2 (0.92%) SAP
4 2 (0.92%) 3PAR
5 1 (0.46%) F5
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.46%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.46%) Imperva
5 1 (0.46%) Siebel
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco
5 1 (0.46%) HP
5 1 (0.46%) EMC
5 1 (0.46%) Citrix
5 1 (0.46%) CommVault
5 1 (0.46%) Epicor
5 1 (0.46%) NetApp
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
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