The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 538 562 528
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 111 108 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 77 70
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 106 £475 +11.76% 30
London +2 46 £450 +5.88% 15
South East +27 18 £420 +6.66% 7
West Midlands -17 12 £550 +12.82% 4
Berkshire +15 9 £400 +4.91% 4
Birmingham -5 9 £550 +10.00% 3
North West +15 8 £500 +6.15% 1
South West +18 7 £488 +25.80%
Midlands - 7 £500 -
Reading +22 6 £400 +6.66% 2
City of London +10 6 £450 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £570 +23.24%
Manchester +3 5 £463 -13.95% 1
Surrey +14 4 £419 +24.07%
Dorset - 4 £538 -
West Yorkshire +10 3 £525 +5.00%
East of England +9 3 £435 -3.33% 1
Leeds - 3 £525 -
Cheshire +8 2 £500 +5.26%
Poole - 2 £550 -
County Antrim - 2 £450 -
Guildford - 2 £419 -
Belfast - 2 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £408 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +23 1 £450 -10.00%
Lancashire +20 1 £475 +9.57%
Scotland +19 1 - - 2
Wiltshire +12 1 £450 +1.12%
Swindon +10 1 £450 +12.50%

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 197 (87.95%) Microsoft
2 89 (39.73%) CRM
2 89 (39.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 61 (27.23%) MS Excel
4 50 (22.32%) C#
5 45 (20.09%) Dynamics AX
6 44 (19.64%) Finance
6 44 (19.64%) .NET
7 42 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 38 (16.96%) SQL
9 35 (15.63%) SQL Server
10 32 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 30 (13.39%) Migration
12 29 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 29 (12.95%) Office 365
13 26 (11.61%) Business Analysis
13 26 (11.61%) JavaScript
14 24 (10.71%) Dynamics NAV
15 23 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (9.82%) PowerShell
17 21 (9.38%) Windows
18 20 (8.93%) Retail
19 19 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (8.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 17 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
21 17 (7.59%) Zachman Framework
21 17 (7.59%) TOGAF
21 17 (7.59%) MS Exchange
22 15 (6.70%) Advertising

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.36%) Skype for Business
6 11 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.89%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.45%) Documentum
10 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 61 (27.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 89 (39.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (20.09%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (10.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.34%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (12.95%) Office 365
2 10 (4.46%) IaaS
3 8 (3.57%) PaaS
3 8 (3.57%) Yammer
4 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.45%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.68%) Skype
2 3 (1.34%) Firewall
3 2 (0.89%) CTI
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (8.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.13%) Power BI
6 5 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.89%) Essbase
8 2 (0.89%) OLAP
8 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.45%) Big Data
9 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.45%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (4.91%) NUnit
2 9 (4.02%) MSTest
3 8 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 44 (19.64%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Retail
3 15 (6.70%) Advertising
4 13 (5.80%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.64%) .NET
2 11 (4.91%) HTML
2 11 (4.91%) WCF
2 11 (4.91%) Web Services
3 9 (4.02%) .NET Framework
3 9 (4.02%) Entity Framework
3 9 (4.02%) REST
3 9 (4.02%) SOAP
3 9 (4.02%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (3.57%) COM
5 7 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.89%) MDX
8 1 (0.45%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) HTML5
8 1 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) RESTful
8 1 (0.45%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.45%) XML
8 1 (0.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.34%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
4 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
4 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.45%) BYOD
5 1 (0.45%) Clustering
5 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.45%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.38%) Windows
2 8 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.89%) Android
4 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.89%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (39.73%) CRM
2 30 (13.39%) Migration
3 26 (11.61%) Business Analysis
4 23 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (7.59%) TOGAF
6 17 (7.59%) Zachman Framework
7 13 (5.80%) Unit Testing
7 13 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (5.36%) Workflow
9 10 (4.46%) Data Management
9 10 (4.46%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.02%) Case Management
10 9 (4.02%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (4.02%) ERP
10 9 (4.02%) SOLID
11 8 (3.57%) Document Management
11 8 (3.57%) Project Management
11 8 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.32%) C#
2 38 (16.96%) SQL
3 26 (11.61%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.82%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.91%) C
6 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.89%) X++
8 1 (0.45%) Java
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.45%) R
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
8 1 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.34%) Degree
4 3 (1.34%) MCSE
5 2 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.45%) QA
1 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.45%) NFS
3 1 (0.45%) UAG
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.02%) SCCM
2 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.23%) SCOM
4 2 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.89%) SCSM
5 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 197 (87.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.91%) Oracle
3 9 (4.02%) SAP
4 8 (3.57%) Infor
4 8 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.89%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.89%) Lotus
5 2 (0.89%) VMware
6 1 (0.45%) Avaya
6 1 (0.45%) HP
6 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.45%) Tableau
6 1 (0.45%) Talend
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