The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 136 142 139
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.068% 0.064% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
2835 2983 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.17% 95.95% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1817 1845 1821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 172 185
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.35% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Somerset +10 2 £400 -5.88%
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (15.38%) Logistics
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (7.69%) Electronics
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Logistics
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP