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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 523 551 512
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 105 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 43
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +27 94 £450 +12.50% 113
London +17 33 £475 +18.75% 36
South East +8 18 £450 +7.78% 30
Berkshire +15 15 £450 +28.57% 20
North West -11 12 £350 -22.22% 16
South West +10 9 £475 +35.71% 5
East of England +5 8 £426 -8.33% 3
Manchester - 7 £360 - 10
Reading -7 5 £450 +16.12% 9
West Midlands -10 4 £450 +33.33% 15
Somerset - 4 £475 - 2
Bath - 4 £475 - 1
Scotland -7 3 £300 -7.69% 2
Edinburgh -9 3 £300 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire -13 3 £413 +43.47% 3
Devon - 3 - -
City of London +44 2 £495 +27.74% 5
Bristol +2 2 - - 1
Coventry 0 2 £450 +38.46% 1
North East - 2 £463 -
Slough - 2 £325 - 1
Essex - 2 £400 - 2
Norfolk - 2 £580 -
Suffolk - 2 £401 -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - -
Cheshire -3 1 £350 -26.31% 3
West Yorkshire -10 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £300 - 3
Durham - 1 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 193 (85.02%) Microsoft
2 95 (41.85%) CRM
3 94 (41.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 76 (33.48%) MS Excel
5 42 (18.50%) Dynamics AX
6 37 (16.30%) Finance
7 33 (14.54%) Office 365
8 32 (14.10%) .NET
8 32 (14.10%) SQL Server
9 30 (13.22%) C#
10 29 (12.78%) Advertising
11 28 (12.33%) SQL
12 27 (11.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (11.45%) Active Directory
14 25 (11.01%) SharePoint
14 25 (11.01%) Business Analysis
15 23 (10.13%) Migration
15 23 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (10.13%) Dynamics NAV
16 20 (8.81%) Retail
16 20 (8.81%) Skype for Business
17 19 (8.37%) JavaScript
18 18 (7.93%) Workflow
19 17 (7.49%) Windows
19 17 (7.49%) ERP
19 17 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 17 (7.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 16 (7.05%) MS Exchange
20 16 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.81%) Skype for Business
3 16 (7.05%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.44%) IIS
10 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 76 (33.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 94 (41.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (18.50%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (10.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.32%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.54%) Office 365
2 13 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.32%) Yammer
5 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.88%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.64%) Firewall
2 5 (2.20%) DNS
2 5 (2.20%) Skype
3 4 (1.76%) Extranet
4 2 (0.88%) DHCP
4 2 (0.88%) SAN
5 1 (0.44%) Network Security
5 1 (0.44%) SMTP
5 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (7.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 17 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.32%) MS Access
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.88%) OLTP
7 2 (0.88%) QlikView
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) MorphX
General
1 37 (16.30%) Finance
2 29 (12.78%) Advertising
3 20 (8.81%) Retail
4 12 (5.29%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.52%) Banking
6 7 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.20%) Marketing
7 5 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Danish Language
8 2 (0.88%) German Language
8 2 (0.88%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.10%) .NET
2 5 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.76%) COM
4 2 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) CSS
5 1 (0.44%) jQuery
5 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Licensing
3 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.32%) PKI
4 2 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.44%) FMCG
5 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.49%) Windows
2 5 (2.20%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (41.85%) CRM
2 25 (11.01%) Business Analysis
3 23 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (10.13%) Migration
4 18 (7.93%) Workflow
5 17 (7.49%) ERP
6 16 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (4.85%) Data Migration
9 10 (4.41%) Logistics
10 8 (3.52%) Regression Testing
10 8 (3.52%) Release Management
10 8 (3.52%) Service Management
10 8 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.08%) Integration Testing
11 7 (3.08%) Presales
12 6 (2.64%) Change Control
12 6 (2.64%) Procure-to-pay
12 6 (2.64%) Project Management
13 4 (1.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.22%) C#
2 28 (12.33%) SQL
3 19 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.88%) Java
5 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.88%) X++
6 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.52%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.64%) Degree
4 3 (1.32%) MCITP
5 2 (0.88%) MCSD
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) MCSA
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.76%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (1.76%) SCCM
2 3 (1.32%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.44%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (85.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.76%) F5
2 4 (1.76%) SAP
3 3 (1.32%) Infor
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle
3 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.88%) Tableau
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco
5 1 (0.44%) Citrix
5 1 (0.44%) Google
5 1 (0.44%) IronPort
5 1 (0.44%) Symantec
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