The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 129 147 145
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.12% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.13% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £488 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -8.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2644 3150 3223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.36% 95.17% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1708 1994 2079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 225 180
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Dorset - 4 £538 -
Wiltshire +12 1 £450 +1.12%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 South West region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) MS Access
7 1 (8.33%) VBA
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
7 1 (8.33%) ERP
7 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (8.33%) B2B
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (8.33%) EAM
7 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) B2B
2 1 (8.33%) Coaching
2 1 (8.33%) EAM
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards