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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 524 496 467
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 53 62 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 31
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£385 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.11% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -20 51 £393 -7.64% 60
London -5 24 £400 -5.88% 22
South East -19 11 £350 -22.22% 8
City of London +24 7 £388 -22.50% 11
Berkshire +3 4 £350 -24.32% 2
West Midlands -6 3 £338 -27.02% 4
North West -10 3 £450 - 11
South West -18 3 £350 +3.70% 4
Reading - 3 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 2 £288 -17.85% 1
Yorkshire -4 2 £288 -17.85% 2
Surrey -7 2 £325 -29.72% 1
Scotland -8 2 £325 -27.77%
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £301 -18.78% 2
Hampshire -18 1 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 £475 - 1
Dorset - 1 £513 - 3
Poole - 1 £513 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Dewsbury - 1 £275 -
Guildford - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - - 4
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 166 (87.83%) Microsoft
2 75 (39.68%) CRM
2 75 (39.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (23.28%) MS Excel
4 36 (19.05%) Finance
5 35 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
6 31 (16.40%) SQL Server
7 26 (13.76%) .NET
7 26 (13.76%) Windows
8 25 (13.23%) SharePoint
8 25 (13.23%) SQL
8 25 (13.23%) MS Exchange
8 25 (13.23%) Active Directory
9 21 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (10.58%) Lync
11 19 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (9.52%) Office 365
13 17 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (8.47%) Advertising
14 16 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (7.94%) Migration
15 15 (7.94%) VMware
15 15 (7.94%) C#
16 14 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (6.88%) ERP
17 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (13.23%) SharePoint
1 25 (13.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.58%) Lync
3 16 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.59%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.53%) IIS
10 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (23.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.12%) MS Project
3 3 (1.59%) MS Office
4 2 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.06%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 75 (39.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.53%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.52%) Office 365
2 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.12%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.53%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) NAS
2 3 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.53%) IPsec
3 1 (0.53%) DHCP
3 1 (0.53%) VPN
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.12%) OLAP
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.59%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (1.59%) ZAP BI
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.53%) QlikView
9 1 (0.53%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MorphX
General
1 36 (19.05%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Advertising
3 7 (3.70%) Retail
4 6 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.12%) Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.76%) .NET
2 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.70%) MDX
4 6 (3.17%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.12%) Web Services
5 4 (2.12%) WPF
5 4 (2.12%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.59%) JSON
6 3 (1.59%) jQuery
7 2 (1.06%) COM
7 2 (1.06%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.53%) XML
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.12%) iPad
2 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.06%) FMCG
3 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.06%) PKI
3 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.53%) NHS
4 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.76%) Windows
2 12 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (39.68%) CRM
2 21 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (7.94%) Migration
4 13 (6.88%) ERP
4 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (4.76%) Change Management
5 9 (4.76%) ETL
6 8 (4.23%) Workflow
7 7 (3.70%) Business Analysis
7 7 (3.70%) Project Management
8 6 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.65%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.12%) Logistics
10 4 (2.12%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.12%) Business Transformation
10 4 (2.12%) Mentoring
11 3 (1.59%) Project Planning
11 3 (1.59%) BPR
12 2 (1.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.23%) SQL
2 15 (7.94%) C#
3 8 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.06%) VBScript
6 2 (1.06%) X++
7 1 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.53%) R
7 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.59%) AAT
4 3 (1.59%) Degree
4 3 (1.59%) MCITP
4 3 (1.59%) CIMA
4 3 (1.59%) ACCA
5 2 (1.06%) MCSE
5 2 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) MCTS
6 1 (0.53%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 25 (13.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.12%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.12%) vSphere
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.76%) SCCM
2 8 (4.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (3.70%) SCOM
4 4 (2.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.53%) WMI
Vendors
1 166 (87.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.94%) VMware
3 4 (2.12%) EMC
3 4 (2.12%) Symantec
3 4 (2.12%) IBM
4 3 (1.59%) Tableau
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle
4 3 (1.59%) Citrix
5 2 (1.06%) McAfee
5 2 (1.06%) Lotus
5 2 (1.06%) SAP
5 2 (1.06%) Polycom
6 1 (0.53%) Aastra
6 1 (0.53%) AppSense
6 1 (0.53%) Teradata
6 1 (0.53%) Wyse
6 1 (0.53%) Cognos
6 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.53%) Baan
6 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
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