The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Midlands region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
England / Midlands
Rank - 25 20
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 0.55% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.58% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
116 172 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.31% 94.51% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 90 48
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Midlands region that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Case Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Infor
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) SAP