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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 533 520 534
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 105 129 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 86 66
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £356 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -3 102 £450 - 17
London +5 59 £450 - 9
South East +20 20 £400 -12.32% 3
Berkshire +6 10 £463 +1.36% 2
Reading +10 8 £400 -11.11% 2
West Midlands -27 6 £475 +4.10%
City of London -1 4 £401 +14.42% 1
Birmingham -8 4 £475 -
North West -10 4 £350 -30.00% 1
Manchester +7 3 £350 -30.00% 1
South West -1 3 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands - 3 £431 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £490 +35.17%
Glasgow +7 2 £445 +27.14%
Scotland +5 2 £445 +22.33%
North East -39 2 £450 +2.85% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 -
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Surrey +18 1 £375 -
Somerset +15 1 £400 -5.88%
Cheshire +11 1 - -
Durham +6 1 £500 +5.26% 1
East of England +6 1 £325 -10.34% 1
Slough +5 1 - -
Bath -3 1 £400 -5.88%
South Yorkshire -8 1 £490 -
Derbyshire - 1 £338 -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 201 (89.33%) Microsoft
2 96 (42.67%) CRM
2 96 (42.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 64 (28.44%) C#
4 54 (24.00%) .NET
5 51 (22.67%) MS Excel
6 48 (21.33%) SQL
7 47 (20.89%) SQL Server
8 45 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 44 (19.56%) Dynamics AX
10 41 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 39 (17.33%) Office 365
11 39 (17.33%) Finance
11 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
12 32 (14.22%) Windows
12 32 (14.22%) Migration
13 31 (13.78%) JavaScript
14 29 (12.89%) Advertising
15 28 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (12.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (11.56%) Business Analysis
17 26 (11.56%) Web Services
18 24 (10.67%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (10.67%) Retail
19 23 (10.22%) Dynamics NAV
20 22 (9.78%) Security Cleared
20 22 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (9.33%) SAP

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 45 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 24 (10.67%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (8.44%) Skype for Business
4 16 (7.11%) MS Exchange
5 14 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.56%) IIS
10 6 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (22.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 96 (42.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (19.56%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (10.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (17.33%) Office 365
3 15 (6.67%) Yammer
4 4 (1.78%) IaaS
4 4 (1.78%) PaaS
5 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.11%) DNS
2 6 (2.67%) DHCP
2 6 (2.67%) HTTPS
2 6 (2.67%) Skype
2 6 (2.67%) X.509
3 4 (1.78%) Firewall
4 2 (0.89%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.89%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.89%) VLAN
5 1 (0.44%) CTI
5 1 (0.44%) LDAP
5 1 (0.44%) PBX
5 1 (0.44%) SMTP
5 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.44%) VoIP
5 1 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.78%) Power BI
5 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.89%) OLAP
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.44%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.44%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) MS Access
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (5.78%) NUnit
2 11 (4.89%) MSTest
2 11 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 39 (17.33%) Finance
2 29 (12.89%) Advertising
3 24 (10.67%) Retail
4 14 (6.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.33%) Banking
5 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.00%) .NET
2 26 (11.56%) Web Services
3 20 (8.89%) WCF
4 15 (6.67%) HTML
5 14 (6.22%) COM
6 13 (5.78%) XML
7 12 (5.33%) .NET Framework
8 11 (4.89%) Entity Framework
8 11 (4.89%) REST
8 11 (4.89%) SOAP
8 11 (4.89%) Unity DI Container
9 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.56%) XSD
11 7 (3.11%) XML Messaging
11 7 (3.11%) XSL
12 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.89%) CSS
13 2 (0.89%) jQuery
13 2 (0.89%) JSON
14 1 (0.44%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.78%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
4 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.89%) Clustering
4 2 (0.89%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.44%) Life Science
5 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.44%) Neural Network
5 1 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.22%) Windows
2 10 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.89%) Android
6 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (42.67%) CRM
2 32 (14.22%) Migration
3 28 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (11.56%) Business Analysis
5 22 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (8.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (8.44%) TOGAF
6 19 (8.44%) Zachman Framework
7 18 (8.00%) Workflow
8 16 (7.11%) Data Management
8 16 (7.11%) Project Management
8 16 (7.11%) Waterfall
9 15 (6.67%) Case Management
9 15 (6.67%) SDLC
10 14 (6.22%) Document Management
11 13 (5.78%) Unit Testing
11 13 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (4.89%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (4.89%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.44%) C#
2 48 (21.33%) SQL
3 31 (13.78%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.33%) PowerShell
5 14 (6.22%) C
6 10 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.89%) X++
8 1 (0.44%) R
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.22%) Degree
3 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) MCITP
5 2 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) Docker
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.44%) UAG
4 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.33%) SCCM
2 8 (3.56%) SCOM
3 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 201 (89.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.33%) SAP
3 20 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (6.67%) Oracle
5 14 (6.22%) Infor
6 3 (1.33%) VMware
7 2 (0.89%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.44%) Avaya
8 1 (0.44%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix
8 1 (0.44%) Dell
8 1 (0.44%) F5
8 1 (0.44%) HP
8 1 (0.44%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.44%) Lotus
8 1 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.44%) NetApp
8 1 (0.44%) Reuters
8 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.44%) Tableau
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