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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 529 513 494
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 113 120 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 77
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -2.35%
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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -10 108 £475 +5.55% 23
London +5 47 £488 +8.33% 11
South East +20 28 £463 +32.14% 6
Berkshire +7 16 £510 +45.71% 5
Reading +8 13 £465 +32.85% 4
City of London +29 9 £444 +4.41%
North West -21 8 £513 +2.50% 2
East of England +14 6 £513 +34.86%
South West +6 5 £400 +12.67%
Bath - 5 £400 -
Somerset - 5 £400 -
East Midlands +9 4 £400 -
Midlands -8 4 £500 -16.66%
Kent - 4 £450 -
Ipswich +1 3 - -
Cheshire -3 3 - - 1
Suffolk -3 3 - -
Surrey -6 3 £375 +7.14%
Wokingham - 3 £510 -
Oxfordshire +10 2 £413 +17.85%
Northamptonshire +2 2 £400 -
Yorkshire 0 2 - -
Manchester -11 2 - - 1
Scotland -13 2 £394 +31.25%
North East -52 2 £410 +9.33%
Tyne and Wear -55 2 £410 +9.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -61 2 £410 +9.33%
Horsham - 2 £550 -
Belfast - 2 £575 -
County Antrim - 2 £575 -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 195 (78.63%) Microsoft
2 115 (46.37%) CRM
3 114 (45.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 81 (32.66%) MS Excel
5 50 (20.16%) SharePoint
6 46 (18.55%) C#
7 44 (17.74%) SQL Server
8 43 (17.34%) .NET
9 41 (16.53%) Active Directory
9 41 (16.53%) Office 365
10 39 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (14.92%) SQL
12 34 (13.71%) Migration
13 33 (13.31%) Windows
14 30 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (12.10%) Business Analysis
14 30 (12.10%) Dynamics AX
14 30 (12.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (11.29%) Finance
16 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (10.08%) MS Exchange
17 23 (9.27%) PowerShell
18 22 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (8.06%) BizTalk Server
20 19 (7.66%) Skype for Business
21 18 (7.26%) Retail
21 18 (7.26%) Security Cleared
21 18 (7.26%) JavaScript
22 17 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013

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 (20.16%) SharePoint
2 25 (10.08%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.06%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (7.66%) Skype for Business
5 16 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.42%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.81%) IIS
12 1 (0.40%) Documentum
12 1 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 81 (32.66%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 114 (45.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (12.10%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (4.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.53%) Office 365
2 39 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.44%) IaaS
3 11 (4.44%) Yammer
4 9 (3.63%) PaaS
5 6 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) DNS
2 8 (3.23%) Skype
3 6 (2.42%) Firewall
4 4 (1.61%) DHCP
4 4 (1.61%) Network Security
5 3 (1.21%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.21%) SAN
5 3 (1.21%) Wireless
6 2 (0.81%) Internet
6 2 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.81%) IPsec
6 2 (0.81%) IPv6
6 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.81%) VPN
6 2 (0.81%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.40%) HTTP
7 1 (0.40%) IMAP
7 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.40%) POP3
7 1 (0.40%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.82%) Power BI
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.21%) Big Data
8 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.81%) Essbase
9 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.40%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.63%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.02%) NUnit
4 4 (1.61%) MSTest
5 2 (0.81%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 28 (11.29%) Finance
2 18 (7.26%) Retail
3 10 (4.03%) Advertising
4 9 (3.63%) Marketing
5 5 (2.02%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) French Language
6 2 (0.81%) German Language
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.34%) .NET
2 11 (4.44%) COM
3 5 (2.02%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.02%) Entity Framework
3 5 (2.02%) HTML
3 5 (2.02%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (2.02%) WCF
3 5 (2.02%) Web Services
4 4 (1.61%) REST
4 4 (1.61%) SOAP
5 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.21%) XML
6 2 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.40%) ADO
7 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.40%) EDI
7 1 (0.40%) ODBC
7 1 (0.40%) RSS
7 1 (0.40%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.40%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.42%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.61%) PKI
5 2 (0.81%) Clustering
5 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.81%) Statistics
5 2 (0.81%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) BYOD
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.31%) Windows
2 11 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.21%) Linux
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.81%) 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
1 115 (46.37%) CRM
2 34 (13.71%) Migration
3 30 (12.10%) Business Analysis
3 30 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (5.65%) TOGAF
5 14 (5.65%) Zachman Framework
6 13 (5.24%) Waterfall
6 13 (5.24%) Workflow
7 12 (4.84%) Data Management
7 12 (4.84%) SDLC
8 11 (4.44%) Case Management
8 11 (4.44%) Document Management
9 10 (4.03%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.82%) Data Migration
11 7 (2.82%) ITIL
11 7 (2.82%) Service Management
11 7 (2.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.55%) C#
2 37 (14.92%) SQL
3 23 (9.27%) PowerShell
4 18 (7.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.42%) C
7 3 (1.21%) Java
8 2 (0.81%) C++
8 2 (0.81%) R
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) Scala
9 1 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.40%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.03%) Degree
3 10 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.82%) MCITP
5 5 (2.02%) MCSE
5 5 (2.02%) MCTS
6 4 (1.61%) MCSD
7 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.81%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 41 (16.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.81%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.81%) UAG
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) NFS
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) SCCM
2 6 (2.42%) WSUS
3 5 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.40%) SCSM
5 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 195 (78.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.05%) Oracle
3 13 (5.24%) SAP
4 12 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (4.44%) Infor
6 6 (2.42%) Lotus
7 3 (1.21%) VMware
8 2 (0.81%) Citrix
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco
9 1 (0.40%) Dell
9 1 (0.40%) F5
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%) Tableau
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