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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 367 371 333
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 24 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £340 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +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
19419 20386 17954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.45% 93.10% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13766 13980 12108
Average daily rate £438 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 383 508
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 January 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 23 January 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 +17 7 £388 -22.50% 10
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 86 (86.87%) Microsoft
2 40 (40.40%) CRM
2 40 (40.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (23.23%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (16.16%) Finance
5 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 13 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.11%) Windows
7 11 (11.11%) .NET
7 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (10.10%) Lync
8 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
9 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
9 9 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (9.09%) SQL
9 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (9.09%) Office 365
9 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
10 8 (8.08%) VMware
11 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (7.07%) Forefront Identity Manager

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (10.10%) Lync
1 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.03%) MS Project Server
7 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Project
3 2 (2.02%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.02%) MS Office
4 1 (1.01%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (40.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (23.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Office 365
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.04%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) DHCP
1 1 (1.01%) VPN
1 1 (1.01%) DNS
1 1 (1.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP
5 1 (1.01%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.02%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) MDX
3 2 (2.02%) REST
3 2 (2.02%) jQuery
3 2 (2.02%) JSON
3 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.02%) Web Services
4 1 (1.01%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.01%) NHS
3 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.01%) PKI
3 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) CRM
2 13 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (6.06%) Change Management
4 6 (6.06%) ETL
5 5 (5.05%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.05%) Business Process Improvement
6 4 (4.04%) ERP
7 3 (3.03%) Workflow
7 3 (3.03%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.02%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.02%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.02%) Information Architecture
8 2 (2.02%) Migration
8 2 (2.02%) Project Management
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.01%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.01%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.01%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.02%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.01%) VBScript
4 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.01%) C
4 1 (1.01%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) CIMA
4 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.01%) ACCA
4 1 (1.01%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (86.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) VMware
3 2 (2.02%) Tableau
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco
4 1 (1.01%) Wyse
4 1 (1.01%) Citrix
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe
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