The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 153 146 135
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 13 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.30% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.32% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Median daily rate £475 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £543 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3676 3472 2906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 94.71% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2212 1949 1561
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 203 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.61 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the North West region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -7 4 - - 3
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 1
Manchester -8 3 £525 -3.22% 2
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 North West region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) CRM
2 20 (64.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (45.16%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
8 3 (9.68%) C#
8 3 (9.68%) Advertising
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (9.68%) Logistics
9 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
9 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (6.45%) Office 365
9 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.45%) Skype
10 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
10 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
10 1 (3.23%) Power BI

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Essbase
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) CRM
2 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Logistics
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) IronPort
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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