The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 497 492 506
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 114 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 47 35
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £175 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £488
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -20.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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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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
England +6 103 £475 +18.75% 77
London +47 65 £488 +21.87% 24
City of London +44 18 £475 +35.71% 7
South East -8 12 £400 +14.28% 14
Berkshire +11 6 £438 +150.00% 3
West Midlands -21 4 £419 -16.25% 7
East of England -24 4 £570 +34.11% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £413 - 7
Manchester -2 3 £438 +9.37% 4
North West -13 3 £438 +9.37% 6
Scotland -17 3 £495 +14.78% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 2 - - 1
Birmingham -2 2 £363 -3.33% 3
Hampshire -12 2 £384 -14.66% 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
Leeds - 2 - - 5
Windsor - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 5
York - 2 £413 -
Reading +7 1 £600 +242.85% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 212 (89.45%) Microsoft
2 116 (48.95%) CRM
2 116 (48.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 52 (21.94%) MS Excel
4 44 (18.57%) Dynamics AX
5 43 (18.14%) SharePoint
5 43 (18.14%) .NET
6 40 (16.88%) SQL Server
7 32 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (11.81%) Finance
9 25 (10.55%) JavaScript
9 25 (10.55%) C#
9 25 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (9.28%) SQL
10 22 (9.28%) Windows
11 20 (8.44%) Degree
12 19 (8.02%) ASP.NET
12 19 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (8.02%) Workflow
13 18 (7.59%) Active Directory
13 18 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (7.17%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (7.17%) HTML
15 16 (6.75%) Web Services
15 16 (6.75%) MS Exchange
16 15 (6.33%) XML
16 15 (6.33%) Project Management
17 14 (5.91%) MS Office
17 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (18.14%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.17%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (6.75%) MS Exchange
4 13 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (5.49%) Lync
5 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (3.80%) MS Project Server
6 8 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.27%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.84%) IIS
10 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (21.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.91%) MS Office
3 12 (5.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 116 (48.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (18.57%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.38%) Office 365
3 3 (1.27%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.69%) SAN
2 2 (0.84%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.42%) Multicast
3 1 (0.42%) CTI
3 1 (0.42%) Intranet
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.42%) NAS
3 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) WAN
3 1 (0.42%) DHCP
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.27%) OLAP
9 3 (1.27%) MS Access
10 2 (0.84%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.84%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (4.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.84%) MSI
3 2 (0.84%) MorphX
General
1 28 (11.81%) Finance
2 10 (4.22%) Advertising
3 6 (2.53%) Retail
3 6 (2.53%) Marketing
4 5 (2.11%) Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Law
5 3 (1.27%) Legal
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.42%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.14%) .NET
2 19 (8.02%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.17%) HTML
4 16 (6.75%) Web Services
5 15 (6.33%) XML
6 10 (4.22%) WSDL
6 10 (4.22%) CSS
7 6 (2.53%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.42%) JSON
9 1 (0.42%) WPF
9 1 (0.42%) .NET Remoting
9 1 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (0.84%) Smartcard
1 2 (0.84%) PKI
1 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
2 1 (0.42%) iPad
2 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
2 1 (0.42%) Data Extraction
2 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
2 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
2 1 (0.42%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.28%) Windows
2 11 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.42%) Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (48.95%) CRM
2 19 (8.02%) Workflow
3 18 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (6.33%) Project Management
5 12 (5.06%) Migration
6 11 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.22%) Validation
8 9 (3.80%) ETL
8 9 (3.80%) Waterfall
9 7 (2.95%) ERP
10 6 (2.53%) Change Management
10 6 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.53%) Business Transformation
11 5 (2.11%) Logistics
11 5 (2.11%) Business Analysis
12 4 (1.69%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (1.27%) Document Management
14 2 (0.84%) Data Analysis
14 2 (0.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.55%) C#
1 25 (10.55%) JavaScript
2 22 (9.28%) SQL
3 10 (4.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.69%) VB
4 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.27%) VBScript
6 2 (0.84%) X++
7 1 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (8.44%) Degree
2 19 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.84%) ACCA
6 2 (0.84%) CIMA
6 2 (0.84%) AAT
6 2 (0.84%) MCITP
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.42%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) XenServer
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) UAG
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.69%) SCCM
2 4 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 212 (89.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.64%) VMware
3 3 (1.27%) CA
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle
4 2 (0.84%) SAP
4 2 (0.84%) Polycom
4 2 (0.84%) 3PAR
4 2 (0.84%) Citrix
5 1 (0.42%) F5
5 1 (0.42%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.42%) Imperva
5 1 (0.42%) HP
5 1 (0.42%) EMC
5 1 (0.42%) Siebel
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco
5 1 (0.42%) AppSense
5 1 (0.42%) Teradata
5 1 (0.42%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.42%) CommVault
5 1 (0.42%) Epicor
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