The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 133 131 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 20 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.099% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.11% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £438 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £438 £502
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 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
3570 2831 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.11% 93.80% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2098 1537 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 195 194
Average hourly rate £19.52 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £40.00
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 North West

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire - 5 £388 -
Manchester -14 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £550 -
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (60.00%) CRM
4 14 (56.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (52.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (24.00%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) C
9 3 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) .NET
9 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.00%) X++
10 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
10 2 (8.00%) ERP
10 2 (8.00%) Retail
10 2 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
11 1 (4.00%) Advertising
11 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
11 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
11 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
11 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
11 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (68.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (24.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) MorphX
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) CRM
2 13 (52.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
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