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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 520 488 459
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 67 78 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 37
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -5 66 £400 - 59
London +12 28 £400 - 17
South East -16 13 £418 -16.50% 13
City of London +16 11 £388 -8.82% 8
East of England +8 10 £458 +19.60% 4
Cambridgeshire - 8 £450 - 1
Reading +7 5 £354 - 1
Berkshire 0 5 £354 -29.30% 3
South West -15 4 £431 +7.81% 5
North West -16 4 £463 +42.30% 7
Hampshire -22 3 £500 -
Yorkshire -7 2 £300 -14.28% 1
West Midlands -8 2 £335 -10.66% 2
Midlands - 2 £470 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 1
Surrey -5 1 £500 +5.26% 2
Manchester -13 1 £600 +84.61% 4
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Guildford - 1 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £301 - 6
Poole - 1 £513 - 2
Dorset - 1 £513 - 3
Derbyshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 4
Thames Valley - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 148 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (35.47%) CRM
2 61 (35.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (24.42%) MS Excel
4 38 (22.09%) Finance
5 34 (19.77%) Dynamics AX
6 30 (17.44%) SQL Server
7 27 (15.70%) .NET
8 23 (13.37%) SQL
9 22 (12.79%) Active Directory
9 22 (12.79%) MS Exchange
10 21 (12.21%) Migration
10 21 (12.21%) Lync
11 19 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (11.05%) C#
11 19 (11.05%) SharePoint
12 18 (10.47%) Windows
12 18 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (8.72%) Advertising
14 14 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (7.56%) ERP
16 12 (6.98%) Office 365
17 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
17 11 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (5.81%) VMware
18 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 22 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 21 (12.21%) Lync
3 19 (11.05%) SharePoint
4 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.74%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (24.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS Project
3 3 (1.74%) MS Office
4 2 (1.16%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.16%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 61 (35.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (19.77%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.58%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.98%) Office 365
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) LucidChart
3 1 (0.58%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) NAS
2 2 (1.16%) VoIP
2 2 (1.16%) DNS
2 2 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) IPsec
3 1 (0.58%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.74%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (1.74%) ZAP BI
8 3 (1.74%) OLAP
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.58%) MS Access
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.58%) QlikView
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.16%) MorphX
General
1 38 (22.09%) Finance
2 15 (8.72%) Advertising
3 7 (4.07%) Retail
3 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.33%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.70%) .NET
2 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.65%) Web Services
4 7 (4.07%) MDX
5 5 (2.91%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.33%) WPF
6 4 (2.33%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.74%) XML
8 2 (1.16%) ODBC
8 2 (1.16%) OLE
8 2 (1.16%) COM
8 2 (1.16%) REST
8 2 (1.16%) JSON
8 2 (1.16%) jQuery
9 1 (0.58%) CSS
9 1 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.33%) PKI
2 4 (2.33%) iPad
3 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.16%) FMCG
3 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.58%) NHS
4 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.47%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.58%) UNIX
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.47%) CRM
2 21 (12.21%) Migration
3 19 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (7.56%) ERP
5 11 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.81%) Business Analysis
6 10 (5.81%) Project Management
7 8 (4.65%) ETL
7 8 (4.65%) Workflow
8 6 (3.49%) Change Management
8 6 (3.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.91%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (2.91%) Business Transformation
10 4 (2.33%) Analytics
10 4 (2.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.33%) Logistics
10 4 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (1.74%) MVC
11 3 (1.74%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.37%) SQL
2 19 (11.05%) C#
3 9 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.33%) X++
5 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (1.16%) VBScript
6 2 (1.16%) VBA
7 1 (0.58%) C
7 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.91%) MCSE
4 4 (2.33%) MCITP
4 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.74%) AAT
5 3 (1.74%) Degree
5 3 (1.74%) ACCA
5 3 (1.74%) CIMA
6 2 (1.16%) MCTS
6 2 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) VCP4
7 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) CCNA
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.81%) SCCM
2 6 (3.49%) SCOM
3 4 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.58%) WMI
5 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 148 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.81%) VMware
3 4 (2.33%) Symantec
3 4 (2.33%) EMC
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle
3 4 (2.33%) IBM
4 3 (1.74%) Tableau
5 2 (1.16%) SAP
5 2 (1.16%) Citrix
5 2 (1.16%) Polycom
5 2 (1.16%) Lotus
6 1 (0.58%) Baan
6 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Aastra
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee
6 1 (0.58%) NetApp
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe
6 1 (0.58%) HP
6 1 (0.58%) Cognos
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