The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 511 469 495
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 111 132 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 42
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£425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £345 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 -37 107 £438 -2.77% 35
London -36 36 £425 -3.40% 16
North West -8 21 £500 +14.28% 2
East of England +1 13 £450 +9.09% 2
City of London -19 10 £400 -15.78% 3
South East -36 7 £349 -17.94% 5
Midlands +3 6 £600 +33.33% 1
South West +1 6 £355 -8.38% 3
West Midlands -3 6 £500 +2.56% 3
Yorkshire -21 6 £378 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £500 - 2
Suffolk +10 5 £450 -
Birmingham -5 5 £513 -6.81% 3
Leeds -17 5 £375 -
West Yorkshire -20 5 £375 -
Cheshire - 5 £500 -
Hampshire -6 3 £348 +15.83% 1
Cambridge - 3 £515 - 2
Southampton - 3 £348 -
Ipswich - 3 £450 -
Wales -3 2 - -
Berkshire -5 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £538 - 1
North East - 2 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £405 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 £490 +40.00%

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 169 (82.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (37.07%) CRM
3 74 (36.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 58 (28.29%) MS Excel
5 48 (23.41%) Dynamics AX
6 40 (19.51%) Finance
7 36 (17.56%) Migration
8 30 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (14.15%) Business Analysis
10 26 (12.68%) SQL
11 23 (11.22%) SQL Server
11 23 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (10.73%) C#
12 22 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (9.27%) Lync
15 18 (8.78%) SharePoint
16 16 (7.80%) Windows
16 16 (7.80%) JavaScript
16 16 (7.80%) Security Cleared
17 15 (7.32%) .NET
18 12 (5.85%) Dynamics NAV
18 12 (5.85%) Manufacturing
18 12 (5.85%) Advertising
18 12 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (5.85%) SC Cleared
19 11 (5.37%) MS Exchange
20 10 (4.88%) ETL
20 10 (4.88%) ERP

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 19 (9.27%) Lync
2 18 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.37%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 58 (28.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 74 (36.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (23.41%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (5.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.88%) Office 365
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.41%) VoIP
2 4 (1.95%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.95%) Skype
3 3 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.46%) NetScaler
3 3 (1.46%) ISDN
3 3 (1.46%) PBX
3 3 (1.46%) PSTN
4 1 (0.49%) LAN
4 1 (0.49%) SMTP
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) SAN
4 1 (0.49%) CTI
4 1 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (11.22%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.95%) OLAP
8 2 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.49%) MS Access
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.46%) MorphX
3 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 40 (19.51%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Manufacturing
2 12 (5.85%) Advertising
3 9 (4.39%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 2 (0.98%) Billing
5 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.98%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.98%) French Language
6 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Danish Language
6 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.32%) .NET
2 8 (3.90%) MDX
3 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.44%) Web Services
3 5 (2.44%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) ODBC
4 2 (0.98%) OLE
4 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) HTML5
5 1 (0.49%) REST
5 1 (0.49%) WCF
5 1 (0.49%) jQuery
5 1 (0.49%) Ajax
5 1 (0.49%) JSON
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.93%) NHS
1 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.46%) User Experience
5 2 (0.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.80%) Windows
2 6 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.46%) Windows Phone
3 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.46%) Android
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (37.07%) CRM
2 36 (17.56%) Migration
3 29 (14.15%) Business Analysis
4 23 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.88%) ETL
6 10 (4.88%) ERP
6 10 (4.88%) Workflow
7 9 (4.39%) Data Migration
8 8 (3.90%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (3.41%) ITIL
9 7 (3.41%) Resource Management
9 7 (3.41%) Business Process Improvement
10 6 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.44%) TDD
11 5 (2.44%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.44%) Data Modelling
11 5 (2.44%) Project Management
12 4 (1.95%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.68%) SQL
2 22 (10.73%) C#
3 16 (7.80%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.39%) X++
5 5 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.95%) VBA
6 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.46%) C
8 2 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.39%) MCSE
5 7 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.93%) Degree
7 3 (1.46%) MCSA
8 2 (0.98%) MCITP
8 2 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.41%) SCCM
1 7 (3.41%) SCOrch
2 6 (2.93%) SCOM
3 4 (1.95%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 169 (82.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.44%) VMware
3 3 (1.46%) Citrix
3 3 (1.46%) HP
3 3 (1.46%) F5
3 3 (1.46%) Sonus
4 2 (0.98%) Cisco
4 2 (0.98%) Intel
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle
4 2 (0.98%) SAP
4 2 (0.98%) AppSense
5 1 (0.49%) Polycom
5 1 (0.49%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.49%) Avaya
5 1 (0.49%) Hitachi
5 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Siebel
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe
5 1 (0.49%) Dell
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