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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 549 540 506
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 112 109 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 64 63
Median daily rate £463 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £308 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London median 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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 105 £450 - 39
London +6 43 £463 +8.82% 16
South East +27 24 £470 +35.25% 7
Berkshire +19 17 £510 - 4
Reading +17 12 £450 - 2
North West -11 10 £475 -5.00% 3
City of London +43 6 £450 +12.50% 3
Midlands -5 6 £500 -16.66%
South West -5 6 £380 +7.04% 1
Cheshire +1 5 £500 +33.33% 1
East of England +8 4 £450 - 2
West Midlands -26 4 £450 -10.00% 5
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
Surrey -8 3 £413 +17.85%
North East -37 3 £410 +9.33%
Northern Ireland - 3 £450 -
County Antrim - 3 £450 -
Belfast - 3 £450 -
Somerset - 3 - -
Wokingham - 3 £510 -
Bath - 3 - -
Cambridge +16 2 £481 -6.55%
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £481 -3.75% 1
Manchester -3 2 £400 -21.56% 2
Birmingham -14 2 £440 -14.14% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 2 £410 +9.33%
Tyne and Wear -42 2 £410 +9.33%
Lancashire - 2 £513 -
Guildford - 2 £419 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £400 -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 210 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 118 (44.53%) CRM
3 117 (44.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 82 (30.94%) MS Excel
5 50 (18.87%) SharePoint
5 50 (18.87%) C#
6 47 (17.74%) .NET
7 44 (16.60%) Migration
8 43 (16.23%) SQL Server
8 43 (16.23%) Office 365
9 41 (15.47%) Active Directory
10 40 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (13.96%) SQL
12 36 (13.58%) Windows
13 34 (12.83%) Dynamics AX
14 30 (11.32%) Finance
14 30 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (10.57%) Business Analysis
17 27 (10.19%) MS Exchange
17 27 (10.19%) PowerShell
18 25 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 25 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (7.55%) Retail
19 20 (7.55%) Dynamics NAV
19 20 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
19 20 (7.55%) Skype for Business
20 19 (7.17%) Security Cleared
21 18 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
21 18 (6.79%) JavaScript

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 50 (18.87%) SharePoint
2 27 (10.19%) MS Exchange
3 20 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 18 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.26%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.75%) IIS
11 1 (0.38%) Documentum
11 1 (0.38%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 82 (30.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 117 (44.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (12.83%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (7.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.23%) Office 365
2 40 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.53%) IaaS
4 11 (4.15%) Yammer
5 10 (3.77%) PaaS
6 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.15%) Skype
2 9 (3.40%) DNS
3 7 (2.64%) Firewall
4 4 (1.51%) DHCP
4 4 (1.51%) Network Security
5 3 (1.13%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.13%) SAN
5 3 (1.13%) VPN
5 3 (1.13%) Wireless
6 2 (0.75%) Internet
6 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.75%) IPsec
6 2 (0.75%) IPv6
6 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.38%) CTI
7 1 (0.38%) HTTP
7 1 (0.38%) IPv4
7 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.64%) Power BI
7 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.13%) Big Data
8 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.75%) Essbase
9 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.38%) OLAP
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.64%) NUnit
4 5 (1.89%) MSTest
5 2 (0.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 30 (11.32%) Finance
2 20 (7.55%) Retail
3 14 (5.28%) Advertising
4 10 (3.77%) Marketing
5 3 (1.13%) Banking
5 3 (1.13%) Local Government
6 2 (0.75%) French Language
6 2 (0.75%) German Language
6 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.74%) .NET
2 11 (4.15%) COM
3 7 (2.64%) WCF
3 7 (2.64%) Web Services
4 6 (2.26%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.26%) Entity Framework
4 6 (2.26%) HTML
4 6 (2.26%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.89%) REST
5 5 (1.89%) SOAP
6 3 (1.13%) XML
7 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.75%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) ADO
8 1 (0.38%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.38%) Autofac
8 1 (0.38%) D3.js
8 1 (0.38%) HTML5
8 1 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.02%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.13%) PKI
5 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.75%) Clustering
5 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.75%) Statistics
5 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.38%) BYOD
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.38%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.58%) Windows
2 15 (5.66%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.13%) Linux
4 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.75%) Android
5 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.38%) AIX
6 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) VMS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (44.53%) CRM
2 44 (16.60%) Migration
3 30 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (10.57%) Business Analysis
5 25 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (6.04%) TOGAF
6 16 (6.04%) Zachman Framework
7 14 (5.28%) Waterfall
8 13 (4.91%) SDLC
9 12 (4.53%) Data Management
10 11 (4.15%) Case Management
10 11 (4.15%) Data Migration
10 11 (4.15%) Document Management
11 10 (3.77%) Integration Testing
12 9 (3.40%) Unit Testing
12 9 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (3.02%) ERP
13 8 (3.02%) Project Management
13 8 (3.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (18.87%) C#
2 37 (13.96%) SQL
3 27 (10.19%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.79%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.15%) C
5 11 (4.15%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.75%) C++
6 2 (0.75%) Java
6 2 (0.75%) R
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) Python
7 1 (0.38%) Scala
7 1 (0.38%) VB
7 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) X++
7 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.15%) Degree
4 9 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.26%) MCITP
5 6 (2.26%) MCSE
6 4 (1.51%) MCTS
7 3 (1.13%) MCSD
8 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) MCSA
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 41 (15.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.13%) UAG
4 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) NFS
5 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.15%) SCCM
2 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.26%) SCOM
4 5 (1.89%) WSUS
5 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.75%) SCSM
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) Nagios
6 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 210 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.66%) Oracle
3 13 (4.91%) SAP
4 12 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (4.15%) Infor
6 6 (2.26%) Lotus
7 3 (1.13%) VMware
8 2 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix
9 1 (0.38%) Dell
9 1 (0.38%) HP
9 1 (0.38%) IBM
9 1 (0.38%) NetApp
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.38%) Remedy
9 1 (0.38%) Tableau
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