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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 480 490 510
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 139 96 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 53 33
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£472 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £416
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.90%
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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +13 128 £450 +12.50% 59
London +38 77 £488 +23.41% 25
City of London +32 19 £400 - 13
South East -33 12 £503 +18.29% 9
Yorkshire +5 11 £369 -7.81% 6
West Midlands -13 7 £425 -2.85% 3
East of England -16 7 £413 +3.77%
Surrey -7 5 £538 +53.57% 3
Berkshire +10 4 £600 +33.33% 1
Scotland -8 4 £490 - 3
Manchester -9 4 £375 -6.25% 1
North West -25 4 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -33 4 £500 +9.28% 5
Hertfordshire - 3 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 3
Sheffield - 3 £325 - 3
Hampshire -16 2 £459 +2.00% 3
Windsor - 2 - -
Reading +14 1 £600 +41.17%
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +2 1 £425 - 3
Birmingham -7 1 £363 -19.44%
Glasgow - 1 £380 - 1
Guildford - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 239 (90.53%) Microsoft
2 123 (46.59%) CRM
2 123 (46.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 61 (23.11%) MS Excel
4 48 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
5 46 (17.42%) SQL Server
6 44 (16.67%) .NET
7 42 (15.91%) SharePoint
8 33 (12.50%) Finance
9 31 (11.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (11.36%) SQL
11 29 (10.98%) Windows
11 29 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (9.47%) C#
12 25 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (9.09%) Workflow
14 23 (8.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (8.33%) Active Directory
16 21 (7.95%) MS Exchange
16 21 (7.95%) JavaScript
16 21 (7.95%) Migration
17 20 (7.58%) Project Management
17 20 (7.58%) Degree
17 20 (7.58%) Lync
18 19 (7.20%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 16 (6.06%) Web Services
21 15 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
22 14 (5.30%) SharePoint 2010
22 14 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 42 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 20 (7.58%) Lync
4 19 (7.20%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (5.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (4.17%) MS Project Server
9 9 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.14%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.76%) IIS
13 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (23.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.55%) MS Project
3 8 (3.03%) MS Office
4 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 123 (46.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (3.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (4.55%) Office 365
2 4 (1.52%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.89%) NAS
2 2 (0.76%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.76%) DHCP
2 2 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) SAN
3 1 (0.38%) CTI
3 1 (0.38%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) IPsec
3 1 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) VPN
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) Multicast
3 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (8.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.14%) OLAP
9 3 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
9 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.14%) ZAP BI
10 2 (0.76%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.76%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.38%) MS Access
11 1 (0.38%) DB2
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.76%) MSI
2 2 (0.76%) MorphX
General
1 33 (12.50%) Finance
2 11 (4.17%) Advertising
3 9 (3.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.27%) Marketing
5 5 (1.89%) Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.14%) Law
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.38%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.67%) .NET
2 16 (6.06%) Web Services
3 12 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.41%) XML
5 8 (3.03%) HTML
6 7 (2.65%) Silverlight
7 6 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.89%) WPF
9 4 (1.52%) CSS
9 4 (1.52%) WSDL
10 3 (1.14%) JSON
10 3 (1.14%) jQuery
11 2 (0.76%) REST
11 2 (0.76%) MDX
12 1 (0.38%) .NET Remoting
12 1 (0.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.79%) Data Structures
3 5 (1.89%) iPad
4 4 (1.52%) PKI
5 2 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.38%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.38%) NHS
6 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.98%) Windows
2 11 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.38%) Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (46.59%) CRM
2 29 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (9.09%) Workflow
5 21 (7.95%) Migration
6 20 (7.58%) Project Management
7 13 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (4.17%) ERP
9 10 (3.79%) ETL
10 9 (3.41%) Change Management
10 9 (3.41%) Waterfall
11 7 (2.65%) Business Transformation
11 7 (2.65%) Mentoring
12 5 (1.89%) PRINCE2
12 5 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (1.52%) Project Planning
13 4 (1.52%) Logistics
13 4 (1.52%) Validation
14 3 (1.14%) BPR
14 3 (1.14%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.36%) SQL
2 25 (9.47%) C#
3 21 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.52%) VBScript
7 3 (1.14%) VB
7 3 (1.14%) X++
8 2 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (7.58%) Degree
2 14 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.89%) AAT
4 5 (1.89%) ACCA
4 5 (1.89%) CIMA
4 5 (1.89%) MCITP
5 4 (1.52%) MCSE
6 2 (0.76%) MCTS
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.38%) MCP
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) GxP
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.89%) vSphere
2 5 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.52%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.38%) UAG
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) XenServer
4 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.79%) SCCM
2 8 (3.03%) SCOM
3 7 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 239 (90.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.55%) VMware
3 5 (1.89%) Symantec
4 4 (1.52%) IBM
4 4 (1.52%) EMC
4 4 (1.52%) Citrix
5 3 (1.14%) CA
6 2 (0.76%) Polycom
7 1 (0.38%) Aastra
7 1 (0.38%) Imperva
7 1 (0.38%) F5
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.38%) AppSense
7 1 (0.38%) Teradata
7 1 (0.38%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.38%) CommVault
7 1 (0.38%) Epicor
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.38%) HP
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