The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 20 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.90% 1.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.09% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
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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 Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
194 162 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.72% 94.74% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 79
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Consultant
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 6 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) CRM
1 6 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft