The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 255 215 206
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 12 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £370 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £444 £388
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +14.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9052 7833 7736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.35% 91.98% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4144 3737
Average daily rate £375 £358 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 453 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
Surrey -8 6 £431 -6.75%
Hampshire -19 2 £438 -
Berkshire +1 1 £350 -26.31% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £301 -18.78% 2
Oxfordshire -28 1 - - 2
Kent - - - -
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) CRM
2 14 (63.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Advertising
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.64%) Lync
7 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) MCSE
7 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.09%) Marketing
7 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (4.55%) JSON
8 1 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.55%) jQuery
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) LucidChart
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) CRM
2 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Logistics
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) UML
3 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) XenServer
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
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