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 23 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 25 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.57% - 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% - 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£525 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £414 £416
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
169 140 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 96.02% 95.24% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 74 103
Average daily rate £375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 12 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (66.67%) X++
1 2 (66.67%) MorphX
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MorphX
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Software Distribution
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) X++
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix