The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
UK
Rank 477 519 537
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 115 117 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 80 49
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
England +18 108 £450 - 23
London +51 70 £450 - 7
South East +10 15 £506 +12.50% 1
Berkshire +6 11 £513 +13.88%
Scotland +24 7 £400 +33.33% 1
Reading +7 6 - -
City of London +3 6 £513 -5.09% 3
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
North West +13 5 £375 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +17 4 £525 +71.42% 1
South West -6 4 £420 -16.00% 4
East Midlands +7 3 £350 +16.66% 1
Bracknell +5 3 £513 +13.88%
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 3 £375 -16.66%
North East -10 3 £375 -16.66%
Tyne and Wear -14 3 £375 -16.66%
Cheshire +26 2 £375 -16.66%
Manchester +5 2 £350 -2.77% 3
South Yorkshire +4 2 - -
Bristol +3 2 £420 - 3
West Midlands +1 2 £325 -27.77% 2
Sheffield +1 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Hampshire - 2 £438 - 1
Coventry -3 1 - -
Suffolk -8 1 £500 +24.61% 1
East of England -14 1 £500 +17.30% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 202 (90.18%) Microsoft
2 112 (50.00%) CRM
2 112 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 65 (29.02%) MS Excel
4 60 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 56 (25.00%) C#
5 56 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 55 (24.55%) .NET
7 54 (24.11%) Office 365
8 49 (21.88%) SQL
9 45 (20.09%) Windows
10 44 (19.64%) SharePoint
10 44 (19.64%) Active Directory
11 38 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (15.18%) SAP
13 33 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (14.73%) Skype for Business
14 32 (14.29%) Migration
15 31 (13.84%) Salesforce.com
16 29 (12.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (12.95%) JavaScript
16 29 (12.95%) Dynamics AX
16 29 (12.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 29 (12.95%) Business Analysis
17 28 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
17 28 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (12.05%) Web Services
19 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
19 26 (11.61%) Retail
19 26 (11.61%) PowerShell

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 44 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 33 (14.73%) Skype for Business
3 28 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
5 20 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (5.36%) IIS
9 6 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 65 (29.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 112 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (12.95%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 60 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (24.11%) Office 365
3 19 (8.48%) Yammer
4 12 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.13%) IaaS
6 3 (1.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.91%) Skype
2 9 (4.02%) DNS
3 7 (3.13%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.13%) X.509
4 5 (2.23%) DHCP
4 5 (2.23%) PBX
5 3 (1.34%) Firewall
6 2 (0.89%) VLAN
6 2 (0.89%) WAN
7 1 (0.45%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.45%) LDAP
7 1 (0.45%) SMTP
7 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.45%) VoIP
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
7 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (12.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.23%) Power BI
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.34%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.34%) OLAP
7 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.45%) Big Data
9 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.45%) DocumentDB
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.45%) QlikView
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) MSTest
1 10 (4.46%) NUnit
2 9 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 26 (11.61%) Retail
2 25 (11.16%) Finance
3 24 (10.71%) Advertising
4 10 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.57%) Marketing
6 7 (3.13%) Banking
7 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.34%) Electronics
8 3 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.89%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.89%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.55%) .NET
2 27 (12.05%) Web Services
3 19 (8.48%) WCF
4 18 (8.04%) COM
5 13 (5.80%) XML
6 12 (5.36%) HTML
7 10 (4.46%) .NET Framework
7 10 (4.46%) REST
7 10 (4.46%) SOAP
7 10 (4.46%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (4.02%) Entity Framework
9 8 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.57%) XSD
10 7 (3.13%) XML Messaging
11 6 (2.68%) XSL
12 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.89%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.89%) jQuery
13 2 (0.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.13%) Private Cloud
3 5 (2.23%) Life Science
4 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.45%) BYOD
6 1 (0.45%) Clustering
6 1 (0.45%) FMCG
6 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) NHS
6 1 (0.45%) PKI
6 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.09%) Windows
2 15 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (50.00%) CRM
2 33 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (14.29%) Migration
4 29 (12.95%) Business Analysis
5 28 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (9.38%) Project Management
7 20 (8.93%) Case Management
7 20 (8.93%) Data Management
8 19 (8.48%) Waterfall
9 18 (8.04%) Document Management
9 18 (8.04%) Presales
9 18 (8.04%) SDLC
10 17 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (7.59%) TOGAF
10 17 (7.59%) Zachman Framework
11 16 (7.14%) Workflow
12 14 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (4.46%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (4.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.00%) C#
2 49 (21.88%) SQL
3 29 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 26 (11.61%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.91%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.13%) C
7 1 (0.45%) Java
7 1 (0.45%) VBA
7 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.02%) Degree
3 8 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.34%) MCSE
4 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.34%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) GAAP
2 1 (0.45%) IFRS
System Software
1 44 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (5.80%) SCOM
2 11 (4.91%) SCCM
3 6 (2.68%) WSUS
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 202 (90.18%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.18%) SAP
3 31 (13.84%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (8.48%) Oracle
5 18 (8.04%) Infor
6 5 (2.23%) VMware
7 2 (0.89%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) Dell
8 1 (0.45%) F5
8 1 (0.45%) HP
8 1 (0.45%) Lotus
8 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.45%) NetApp
8 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) Polycom
8 1 (0.45%) Reuters
8 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds
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