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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 489 510 529
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 117 82 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 36
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£475 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £408 £488
% change year-on-year
+10.42% -16.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +28 106 £475 +16.56% 73
London +56 68 £488 +21.87% 31
City of London +30 16 £425 +21.42% 14
South East -14 11 £434 +15.73% 11
West Midlands -17 8 £450 -10.00% 10
Berkshire +14 7 £438 +2.94% 1
East of England -34 5 £473 +11.17% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £413 - 3
Scotland -13 3 £495 - 4
Hampshire -4 2 £384 -14.66% 1
Birmingham -9 2 £363 -24.47% 3
Manchester -10 2 - - 3
North West -13 2 - - 4
Hertfordshire -16 2 £325 -27.77% 1
Windsor - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 2
York - 2 £413 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Reading +6 1 £600 +41.17% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes -2 1 - - 1
Surrey -4 1 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - - 2
South West -23 1 £425 -7.10% 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Watford - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Woking - - - - 1

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 226 (91.13%) Microsoft
2 121 (48.79%) CRM
2 121 (48.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 54 (21.77%) MS Excel
4 50 (20.16%) .NET
5 45 (18.15%) SQL Server
6 43 (17.34%) Dynamics AX
7 41 (16.53%) SharePoint
8 33 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (12.10%) Finance
9 30 (12.10%) C#
10 27 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (10.08%) SQL
11 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (9.68%) Windows
13 23 (9.27%) JavaScript
14 21 (8.47%) Workflow
15 20 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (8.06%) Degree
16 19 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (7.66%) ASP.NET
17 18 (7.26%) Active Directory
17 18 (7.26%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (6.85%) Project Management
18 17 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 16 (6.45%) MS Exchange
19 16 (6.45%) HTML
20 15 (6.05%) Web Services
20 15 (6.05%) XML
21 14 (5.65%) MS Office

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 41 (16.53%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.26%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.65%) Lync
5 12 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.63%) MS Project Server
7 8 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.21%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.81%) IIS
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (21.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.65%) MS Office
3 11 (4.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 121 (48.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (17.34%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (3.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.63%) Office 365
3 4 (1.61%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.61%) SAN
2 2 (0.81%) DHCP
2 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.40%) Multicast
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) VPN
3 1 (0.40%) LAN
3 1 (0.40%) WAN
3 1 (0.40%) CTI
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) IPsec
3 1 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.40%) NAS
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.21%) OLAP
8 3 (1.21%) MS Access
8 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.81%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (4.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.81%) MSI
3 2 (0.81%) MorphX
General
1 30 (12.10%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Advertising
3 8 (3.23%) Retail
4 6 (2.42%) Marketing
5 5 (2.02%) Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Law
6 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.40%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.16%) .NET
2 19 (7.66%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.45%) HTML
4 15 (6.05%) Web Services
4 15 (6.05%) XML
5 10 (4.03%) WSDL
5 10 (4.03%) CSS
6 9 (3.63%) Silverlight
7 6 (2.42%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.02%) WPF
9 2 (0.81%) jQuery
9 2 (0.81%) JSON
10 1 (0.40%) .NET Remoting
10 1 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.02%) iPad
3 3 (1.21%) PKI
4 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (0.81%) Smartcard
4 2 (0.81%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.40%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.40%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.68%) Windows
2 12 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.40%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (48.79%) CRM
2 27 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.47%) Workflow
4 20 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (6.85%) Project Management
6 13 (5.24%) Migration
7 10 (4.03%) Validation
8 9 (3.63%) ETL
8 9 (3.63%) Waterfall
9 8 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.82%) ERP
11 6 (2.42%) Change Management
11 6 (2.42%) Business Transformation
12 5 (2.02%) Business Analysis
12 5 (2.02%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (1.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (1.61%) Mentoring
14 3 (1.21%) Document Management
14 3 (1.21%) Logistics
15 2 (0.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.10%) C#
2 25 (10.08%) SQL
3 23 (9.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.03%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.61%) VBScript
6 4 (1.61%) VB
7 2 (0.81%) X++
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (8.06%) Degree
2 19 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) MCSE
5 3 (1.21%) ACCA
5 3 (1.21%) CIMA
5 3 (1.21%) AAT
6 2 (0.81%) MCITP
6 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.42%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenServer
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) UAG
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (2.02%) SCCM
3 4 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 226 (91.13%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.44%) VMware
3 3 (1.21%) Citrix
3 3 (1.21%) CA
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle
4 2 (0.81%) SAP
4 2 (0.81%) Polycom
4 2 (0.81%) 3PAR
5 1 (0.40%) F5
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.40%) Imperva
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco
5 1 (0.40%) HP
5 1 (0.40%) EMC
5 1 (0.40%) AppSense
5 1 (0.40%) Teradata
5 1 (0.40%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.40%) CommVault
5 1 (0.40%) Epicor
5 1 (0.40%) NetApp
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwick
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 days ago