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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 343 399 381
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 72 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 21
Average daily rate
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£488 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
22622 23362 24347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.98% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15682 16056 16013
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 425 621
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.41 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 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 23 September 2014.

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 23 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
City of London +26 14 £450 +28.57% 16
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 112 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 57 (45.97%) CRM
2 57 (45.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (17.74%) MS Excel
3 22 (17.74%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.52%) SharePoint
4 18 (14.52%) .NET
4 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
5 16 (12.90%) Degree
6 15 (12.10%) Project Management
7 14 (11.29%) Workflow
8 12 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (8.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (8.06%) Windows
10 10 (8.06%) Finance
10 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (7.26%) MS Project Server
11 9 (7.26%) MS Project
11 9 (7.26%) SQL
11 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (6.45%) Lync
12 8 (6.45%) JavaScript
12 8 (6.45%) Web Services
12 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 18 (14.52%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (8.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (7.26%) MS Project Server
5 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange
5 8 (6.45%) Lync
5 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (2.42%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.26%) MS Project
3 3 (2.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (45.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (17.74%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.81%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.81%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.03%) Office 365
3 4 (3.23%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) LAN
1 1 (0.81%) WAN
1 1 (0.81%) DHCP
1 1 (0.81%) VPN
1 1 (0.81%) DNS
1 1 (0.81%) SAN
1 1 (0.81%) IPsec
1 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (0.81%) NAS
1 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
1 1 (0.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.61%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.61%) OLAP
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Advertising
3 3 (2.42%) Retail
3 3 (2.42%) Law
3 3 (2.42%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.81%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.81%) Korean Language
4 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) Web Services
3 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) jQuery
4 1 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
3 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.97%) CRM
2 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.10%) Project Management
4 14 (11.29%) Workflow
5 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.84%) ETL
8 5 (4.03%) Migration
8 5 (4.03%) Change Management
9 3 (2.42%) Document Management
10 2 (1.61%) Kimball Methodology
10 2 (1.61%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (1.61%) Logistics
10 2 (1.61%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.61%) ERP
11 1 (0.81%) Data Modelling
11 1 (0.81%) E-Commerce
11 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2
11 1 (0.81%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.26%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.84%) C#
4 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
5 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (12.90%) Degree
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) MCITP
4 1 (0.81%) MCP
4 1 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.81%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.81%) UAG
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 112 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.03%) VMware
3 2 (1.61%) SAP
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle
4 1 (0.81%) SonicWALL
4 1 (0.81%) Imperva
4 1 (0.81%) F5
4 1 (0.81%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (0.81%) Citrix
4 1 (0.81%) CA
4 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec
4 1 (0.81%) Wyse
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