The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 40 25 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.42% 1.61% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.69% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
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 Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
228 177 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.00% 95.16% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 123 171
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Consultant
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint