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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 255 234 219
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.063% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 9
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£348 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +23.18%
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 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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
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 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
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 31 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
Berkshire 0 2 - -
Hampshire -6 2 £348 +15.83% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) CRM
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) SCCM
5 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (25.00%) SCOrch
6 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) SCOM
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) MCSE
7 3 (15.00%) VBA
7 3 (15.00%) SCVMM
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (10.00%) Intel
8 2 (10.00%) .NET
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.00%) MCSA
8 2 (10.00%) C#
8 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 1 (5.00%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.00%) Kanban
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) CMMI
4 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) VBA
2 2 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCSE
5 2 (10.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
1 5 (25.00%) SCOrch
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Intel
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco