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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 244 231 211
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 10 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
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£425 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £418 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 -
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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
8672 7951 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.64% 91.31% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 4245 3334
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 447 586
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
Berkshire -4 5 £354 -29.30% 3
Hampshire -10 2 £500 -
Surrey -5 1 £500 +5.26% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 5
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) CRM
2 11 (47.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) Advertising
6 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (13.04%) Lync
6 3 (13.04%) Office 365
6 3 (13.04%) Business Transformation
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (8.70%) Logistics
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (8.70%) Firewall
7 2 (8.70%) C#
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
7 2 (8.70%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MorphX
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Business Transformation
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) ERP
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Kanban
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
4 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) CMMI
4 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Baan
2 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos
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