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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 504 477 500
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 92 118 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 26
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £346 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -41 91 £449 +5.58% 51
London +9 49 £449 +4.36% 19
City of London +23 14 £453 +6.47% 13
North West -7 12 £450 -12.19% 14
South East -20 11 £350 -17.64% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £450 +12.50%
Milton Keynes +6 4 £450 +12.50%
Manchester -2 4 £543 +8.50% 8
Cheshire -6 4 £400 -23.80% 1
West Midlands -25 4 £375 -17.80% 2
Midlands +3 3 £650 +44.44%
East of England -1 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Leeds -12 3 £388 -13.88% 3
West Yorkshire -14 3 £388 -13.88% 3
Yorkshire -20 3 £388 +10.71% 4
Croydon - 3 - -
Cambridge +3 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £450 -
Newbury +2 2 £350 -
Hampshire 0 2 £348 -18.23%
Berkshire -10 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Birmingham -14 2 £363 -34.09% 1
Reading - 2 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £348 -
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Northamptonshire -1 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Scotland -2 1 £575 +27.77% 1
Glasgow -5 1 £575 +27.77%
Oxfordshire -20 1 £350 -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 135 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 58 (36.48%) CRM
3 56 (35.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 50 (31.45%) MS Excel
5 34 (21.38%) Dynamics AX
6 31 (19.50%) Finance
7 30 (18.87%) SQL
8 28 (17.61%) SQL Server
9 25 (15.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (13.84%) Business Analysis
11 21 (13.21%) Migration
12 20 (12.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
13 16 (10.06%) C#
13 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
13 16 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (10.06%) Security Cleared
14 14 (8.81%) Lync
14 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (8.18%) MS Exchange
15 13 (8.18%) .NET
15 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared
16 12 (7.55%) Workflow
16 12 (7.55%) Advertising
16 12 (7.55%) ERP
17 11 (6.92%) Windows
18 10 (6.29%) Active Directory
18 10 (6.29%) MDX
19 9 (5.66%) Business Process Improvement

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.81%) Lync
3 13 (8.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 50 (31.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 56 (35.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (21.38%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) VoIP
2 2 (1.26%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) CTI
3 1 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (12.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.14%) OLAP
8 3 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.26%) MS Access
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.63%) QlikView
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.52%) MorphX
General
1 31 (19.50%) Finance
2 12 (7.55%) Advertising
3 9 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.26%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.26%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) .NET
2 10 (6.29%) MDX
3 6 (3.77%) Web Services
3 6 (3.77%) XML
3 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.26%) OLE
5 2 (1.26%) HTML
5 2 (1.26%) ODBC
6 1 (0.63%) WCF
6 1 (0.63%) JSON
6 1 (0.63%) REST
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) SOAP
6 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.26%) PKI
4 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.26%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.92%) Windows
2 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) UNIX
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.48%) CRM
2 22 (13.84%) Business Analysis
3 21 (13.21%) Migration
4 20 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (7.55%) Workflow
5 12 (7.55%) ERP
6 9 (5.66%) Business Process Improvement
6 9 (5.66%) ETL
6 9 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.40%) ITIL
7 7 (4.40%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.77%) Data Migration
8 6 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.14%) Project Management
10 4 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.52%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.52%) Analytics
10 4 (2.52%) Resource Management
11 3 (1.89%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.87%) SQL
2 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
2 16 (10.06%) C#
3 8 (5.03%) X++
4 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.52%) VBA
6 2 (1.26%) C
6 2 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.63%) R
7 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.03%) MCSE
5 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.14%) Degree
7 3 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.26%) MCITP
8 2 (1.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.03%) SCCM
2 7 (4.40%) SCOrch
3 6 (3.77%) SCOM
4 4 (2.52%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 135 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.14%) Oracle
3 3 (1.89%) Tableau
3 3 (1.89%) SAP
3 3 (1.89%) VMware
4 2 (1.26%) AppSense
4 2 (1.26%) Lotus
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco
4 2 (1.26%) HP
4 2 (1.26%) Intel
5 1 (0.63%) Cognos
5 1 (0.63%) Siebel
5 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.63%) Avaya
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) Baan
5 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
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