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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 512 499 476
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 80 71 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £329 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 74 £400 -7.24% 59
London +26 35 £440 -2.22% 21
City of London +15 13 £400 -11.11% 16
South East -32 12 £350 -24.32% 7
Yorkshire -7 9 £313 -10.71% 8
Surrey -4 6 £431 -6.75% 1
West Yorkshire -11 6 £288 -17.85% 4
West Midlands -6 5 £381 -10.29% 7
South West - 5 £350 - 5
Leeds -11 4 - - 2
Scotland -6 3 £353 -35.90%
North West -12 2 £375 - 6
Manchester -13 2 £375 - 2
Hampshire -19 2 £438 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Sheffield - 2 £325 -
Edinburgh - 2 £325 -
Berkshire -5 1 £350 -26.31% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £301 -18.78% 1
Oxfordshire -18 1 - -
Dewsbury - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £525 -
North East - - - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 179 (89.95%) Microsoft
2 79 (39.70%) CRM
2 79 (39.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 46 (23.12%) MS Excel
4 37 (18.59%) Dynamics AX
5 31 (15.58%) Finance
6 30 (15.08%) .NET
6 30 (15.08%) SQL Server
7 28 (14.07%) Windows
8 27 (13.57%) SQL
9 26 (13.07%) SharePoint
10 25 (12.56%) Active Directory
11 22 (11.06%) MS Exchange
12 21 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (10.05%) Lync
14 19 (9.55%) C#
14 19 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (8.54%) VMware
16 16 (8.04%) Advertising
16 16 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (8.04%) Office 365
17 15 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (7.54%) Migration
17 15 (7.54%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (6.03%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (13.07%) SharePoint
2 22 (11.06%) MS Exchange
3 20 (10.05%) Lync
4 16 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (7.54%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.02%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.01%) MS Project Server
9 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.01%) IIS
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.50%) SAS
11 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (23.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.51%) MS Project
3 3 (1.51%) MS Office
4 2 (1.01%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.01%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 79 (39.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (18.59%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (4.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.04%) Office 365
2 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.01%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.50%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.01%) NAS
2 2 (1.01%) DHCP
2 2 (1.01%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) IPsec
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) VPN
3 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.51%) ZAP BI
9 3 (1.51%) OLAP
10 2 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.50%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.50%) MS Access
11 1 (0.50%) DB2
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.50%) QlikView
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 16 (8.04%) Advertising
3 7 (3.52%) Retail
4 5 (2.51%) Banking
5 3 (1.51%) Marketing
5 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.50%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.08%) .NET
2 11 (5.53%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.52%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.51%) MDX
4 5 (2.51%) WPF
4 5 (2.51%) Silverlight
5 3 (1.51%) jQuery
5 3 (1.51%) JSON
5 3 (1.51%) Web Services
6 2 (1.01%) COM
6 2 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.03%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.51%) iPad
4 3 (1.51%) PKI
5 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.01%) FMCG
5 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.50%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.07%) Windows
2 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.70%) CRM
2 21 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (7.54%) Migration
4 13 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.53%) Change Management
7 10 (5.03%) ETL
8 9 (4.52%) ERP
8 9 (4.52%) Project Management
9 6 (3.02%) Workflow
10 5 (2.51%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (2.51%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.01%) Business Analysis
11 4 (2.01%) Business Transformation
11 4 (2.01%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.51%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (1.51%) Project Planning
12 3 (1.51%) BPR
13 2 (1.01%) E-Commerce
13 2 (1.01%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.57%) SQL
2 19 (9.55%) C#
3 9 (4.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.52%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.51%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.51%) VBScript
7 2 (1.01%) C
8 1 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
8 1 (0.50%) X++
8 1 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.52%) Degree
3 5 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) MCITP
4 4 (2.01%) MCSE
5 3 (1.51%) ACCA
5 3 (1.51%) CIMA
5 3 (1.51%) AAT
6 2 (1.01%) MCTS
7 1 (0.50%) MCP
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.50%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.51%) vSphere
5 4 (2.01%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.01%) XenApp
7 1 (0.50%) XenServer
7 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.52%) SCCM
2 8 (4.02%) SCOM
2 8 (4.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.01%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 179 (89.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.54%) VMware
3 4 (2.01%) Symantec
3 4 (2.01%) EMC
3 4 (2.01%) Citrix
3 4 (2.01%) IBM
4 2 (1.01%) Tableau
4 2 (1.01%) Polycom
4 2 (1.01%) McAfee
4 2 (1.01%) Lotus
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe
5 1 (0.50%) HP
5 1 (0.50%) Wyse
5 1 (0.50%) AppSense
5 1 (0.50%) Teradata
5 1 (0.50%) CA
5 1 (0.50%) CommVault
5 1 (0.50%) NetApp
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle
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