The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 370 361 329
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 29 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 22
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Microsoft Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the London region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the London region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
City of London +23 11 £388 -8.82% 9
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 70 (84.34%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.33%) CRM
2 26 (31.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (24.10%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (21.69%) Finance
5 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
6 12 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (13.25%) .NET
7 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (10.84%) Lync
9 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.64%) SQL
10 8 (9.64%) Windows
10 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
10 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
11 7 (8.43%) Advertising
11 7 (8.43%) Migration
11 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
11 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (8.43%) Office 365
12 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (7.23%) ETL
13 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (6.02%) ERP
13 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (10.84%) Lync
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) MS Project Server
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.61%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Project
3 2 (2.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (24.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Office 365
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) DHCP
1 1 (1.20%) VPN
1 1 (1.20%) DNS
1 1 (1.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.20%) OLAP
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.20%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) MorphX
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 3 (3.61%) MDX
4 2 (2.41%) jQuery
4 2 (2.41%) REST
4 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.41%) ODBC
4 2 (2.41%) OLE
4 2 (2.41%) JSON
5 1 (1.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) PKI
3 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.33%) CRM
2 12 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
4 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) ETL
6 5 (6.02%) ERP
6 5 (6.02%) Business Process Improvement
7 4 (4.82%) Project Management
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
8 3 (3.61%) Workflow
8 3 (3.61%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.61%) Analytics
8 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.41%) Information Architecture
9 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.41%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) X++
3 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (2.41%) C#
3 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) MCSE
4 2 (2.41%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) VCP4
5 1 (1.20%) AAT
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) ACCA
5 1 (1.20%) CIMA
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (3.61%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 70 (84.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) VMware
3 2 (2.41%) Tableau
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe
4 1 (1.20%) Citrix
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
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