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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 524 528 504
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 127 96 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 56 67
Median daily rate £475 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% +5.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +19 122 £475 +6.14% 29
London -19 45 £460 +2.79% 13
South East +22 39 £478 +36.42% 3
Berkshire +10 18 £465 +32.85% 3
Reading +7 14 £450 +28.57% 3
North West -7 13 £475 +5.55% 6
City of London +27 11 £438 - 2
East of England +14 11 £481 +6.94%
Horsham - 9 £550 -
West Sussex - 9 £550 -
Suffolk - 7 £425 -
Ipswich - 6 - -
Kent - 5 £450 -
Cheshire -7 4 - - 3
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 1
Surrey - 4 £375 -
Scotland -3 3 £451 -21.65% 2
Manchester -8 3 £525 -3.22% 2
Wokingham - 3 £510 -
East Midlands +19 2 £425 - 1
Somerset +14 2 £400 -5.88%
Oxfordshire +7 2 £413 +17.85%
South West +1 2 £400 -5.88%
Bath -1 2 £400 -5.88%
Midlands -2 2 £500 -23.07% 1
West Midlands -5 2 £260 -28.27% 4
North East - 2 £410 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £608 -
Preston - 2 £463 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £410 -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 196 (78.40%) Microsoft
2 113 (45.20%) CRM
3 112 (44.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 82 (32.80%) MS Excel
5 44 (17.60%) SQL Server
6 42 (16.80%) Office 365
7 41 (16.40%) Active Directory
8 40 (16.00%) C#
9 39 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (15.20%) SharePoint
11 37 (14.80%) .NET
12 34 (13.60%) Windows
12 34 (13.60%) Dynamics AX
13 33 (13.20%) Migration
13 33 (13.20%) SQL
14 31 (12.40%) Finance
15 28 (11.20%) Business Analysis
16 27 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (10.40%) MS Exchange
18 25 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (9.60%) PowerShell
20 20 (8.00%) Skype for Business
21 18 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 18 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (6.80%) Security Cleared
22 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
22 17 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
23 15 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
23 15 (6.00%) Retail
24 14 (5.60%) Analytical Skills

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 38 (15.20%) SharePoint
2 26 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.00%) Skype for Business
4 17 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.40%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.40%) Documentum
11 1 (0.40%) IIS
11 1 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 82 (32.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 112 (44.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (13.60%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (4.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.80%) Office 365
2 39 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.00%) IaaS
4 9 (3.60%) Yammer
5 8 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.20%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.20%) DNS
2 9 (3.60%) Firewall
3 7 (2.80%) Skype
4 5 (2.00%) DHCP
5 4 (1.60%) Network Security
6 3 (1.20%) SAN
6 3 (1.20%) Wireless
7 2 (0.80%) Internet
7 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.80%) IPsec
7 2 (0.80%) IPv6
7 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.80%) SMTP
7 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.80%) VPN
7 2 (0.80%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.40%) HTTP
8 1 (0.40%) IMAP
8 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.40%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.20%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.40%) Power BI
7 5 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.80%) Big Data
9 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.40%) Datazen
10 1 (0.40%) Essbase
10 1 (0.40%) OLAP
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) MSTest
4 1 (0.40%) NUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (12.40%) Finance
2 15 (6.00%) Retail
3 11 (4.40%) Advertising
4 8 (3.20%) Marketing
5 5 (2.00%) Banking
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) French Language
7 2 (0.80%) German Language
7 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.80%) .NET
2 9 (3.60%) COM
3 3 (1.20%) XML
4 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.80%) CSS
4 2 (0.80%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.80%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (0.80%) Web Services
5 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.40%) ADO
5 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.40%) Autofac
5 1 (0.40%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.40%) jQuery
5 1 (0.40%) MDX
5 1 (0.40%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.40%) REST
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.40%) Digital Media
2 6 (2.40%) PKI
2 6 (2.40%) Public Cloud
3 2 (0.80%) Clustering
3 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
3 2 (0.80%) Statistics
4 1 (0.40%) BYOD
4 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) Replication
4 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.60%) Windows
2 12 (4.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.60%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.20%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (45.20%) CRM
2 33 (13.20%) Migration
3 28 (11.20%) Business Analysis
4 25 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (4.40%) Workflow
7 10 (4.00%) Data Management
7 10 (4.00%) SDLC
7 10 (4.00%) Waterfall
8 9 (3.60%) Case Management
8 9 (3.60%) Document Management
8 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (3.60%) Integration Testing
8 9 (3.60%) Service Management
8 9 (3.60%) TOGAF
8 9 (3.60%) Zachman Framework
9 8 (3.20%) Data Migration
9 8 (3.20%) Logistics
10 7 (2.80%) ITIL
10 7 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.00%) C#
2 33 (13.20%) SQL
3 24 (9.60%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.20%) C
6 3 (1.20%) Java
7 2 (0.80%) C++
7 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) R
8 1 (0.40%) Scala
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.80%) Degree
3 11 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.80%) MCITP
5 5 (2.00%) MCSD
5 5 (2.00%) MCSE
5 5 (2.00%) MCTS
6 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) MCSA
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.80%) QA
1 2 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (16.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.80%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.80%) UAG
4 1 (0.40%) NFS
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) SCCM
2 6 (2.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (2.40%) WSUS
3 4 (1.60%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.20%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.40%) SCSM
6 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 196 (78.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.80%) Oracle
3 11 (4.40%) SAP
4 10 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.60%) Infor
6 6 (2.40%) Lotus
7 3 (1.20%) F5
8 2 (0.80%) Citrix
8 2 (0.80%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco
9 1 (0.40%) Dell
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) IronPort
9 1 (0.40%) NetApp
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.40%) Remedy
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec
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