The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 478 483 496
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 126 82 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 43 41
Average daily rate
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£430 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £175 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £440
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +40 120 £428 +6.87% 48
London +46 65 £425 +3.03% 17
West Midlands +6 20 £488 +11.42% 4
South East -24 17 £425 +23.18% 9
City of London +20 16 £475 +35.71% 7
Birmingham 0 10 £550 +46.66% 4
Berkshire +6 7 £425 +142.85% 5
East of England -30 6 £413 -2.94%
West Sussex - 4 £485 -
Manchester -4 3 £438 -13.36% 5
North West -5 3 £438 -10.71% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -5 1 £338 -10.00%
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 £300 +71.42%
South West -31 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Wales - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
York - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 197 (89.55%) Microsoft
2 105 (47.73%) CRM
2 105 (47.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 57 (25.91%) MS Excel
4 45 (20.45%) .NET
5 41 (18.64%) SQL Server
6 39 (17.73%) SharePoint
6 39 (17.73%) Dynamics AX
7 35 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (13.64%) C#
9 28 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (11.36%) Finance
10 25 (11.36%) JavaScript
11 23 (10.45%) ASP.NET
11 23 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (9.55%) HTML
13 20 (9.09%) Degree
14 19 (8.64%) Workflow
14 19 (8.64%) XML
15 17 (7.73%) Windows
15 17 (7.73%) SQL
15 17 (7.73%) MS Office
15 17 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (7.73%) Project Management
16 16 (7.27%) Web Services
16 16 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (6.82%) Migration
18 14 (6.36%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (17.73%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (4.55%) MS Project Server
5 8 (3.64%) Lync
6 7 (3.18%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.36%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.45%) IIS
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.45%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 57 (25.91%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.73%) MS Office
3 13 (5.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 105 (47.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (17.73%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.36%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.27%) SAN
2 2 (0.91%) LAN
2 2 (0.91%) WAN
2 2 (0.91%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.45%) Multicast
3 1 (0.45%) DHCP
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) CTI
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
3 1 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.36%) MS Access
9 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.91%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.91%) OLAP
10 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.91%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.45%) DB2
11 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.45%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.91%) MSI
3 2 (0.91%) MorphX
General
1 25 (11.36%) Finance
2 7 (3.18%) Advertising
3 5 (2.27%) Retail
4 4 (1.82%) Marketing
4 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Law
5 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.45%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.45%) .NET
2 23 (10.45%) ASP.NET
3 21 (9.55%) HTML
4 19 (8.64%) XML
5 16 (7.27%) Web Services
6 13 (5.91%) CSS
6 13 (5.91%) WSDL
7 6 (2.73%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.45%) .NET Remoting
8 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) WCF
8 1 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.36%) PKI
2 2 (0.91%) Smartcard
2 2 (0.91%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.45%) iPad
3 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.45%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
3 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.73%) Windows
2 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.45%) Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (47.73%) CRM
2 19 (8.64%) Workflow
3 17 (7.73%) Project Management
3 17 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (6.82%) Migration
5 13 (5.91%) Validation
6 11 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.09%) ERP
7 9 (4.09%) Waterfall
7 9 (4.09%) ETL
8 7 (3.18%) Logistics
8 7 (3.18%) Business Analysis
9 5 (2.27%) Business Transformation
10 4 (1.82%) Data Modelling
11 3 (1.36%) Document Management
11 3 (1.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (1.36%) Data Migration
12 2 (0.91%) Data Cleansing
12 2 (0.91%) Kimball Methodology
12 2 (0.91%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.64%) C#
2 25 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.73%) SQL
4 8 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.82%) VBScript
6 4 (1.82%) VB
7 2 (0.91%) X++
8 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.09%) Degree
3 12 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.36%) MCSE
6 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.91%) ACCA
6 2 (0.91%) CIMA
6 2 (0.91%) AAT
6 2 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.91%) vSphere
3 1 (0.45%) UAG
3 1 (0.45%) XenApp
3 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.82%) SCCM
2 3 (1.36%) SCSM
3 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 197 (89.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.73%) VMware
3 4 (1.82%) SAP
4 3 (1.36%) CA
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle
5 2 (0.91%) Imperva
5 2 (0.91%) 3PAR
5 2 (0.91%) Symantec
5 2 (0.91%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.45%) F5
6 1 (0.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.45%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.45%) Epicor
6 1 (0.45%) NetApp
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.45%) Cognos
6 1 (0.45%) Siebel
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco
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