The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Specialist
UK
Rank 594 635 613
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 7 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.002% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.002% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Median daily rate £525 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £450 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £450 £374
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +20.48%
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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +18 7 £525 +16.66% 1
London - 4 £600 -
East of England - 1 £275 -
Colchester - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £263 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Essex - 1 £275 -

Microsoft Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 8 (50.00%) Migration
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (43.75%) MS Office
4 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
4 7 (43.75%) Office 365
5 6 (37.50%) Skype
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
5 6 (37.50%) Unified Communications
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) Identity Management
6 5 (31.25%) OneDrive
6 5 (31.25%) Yammer
7 3 (18.75%) IaaS
7 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Presales
7 3 (18.75%) Power BI
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) CRM
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 3 (18.75%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) SCOM
8 2 (12.50%) Data Migration

Microsoft Specialist 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 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (43.75%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (43.75%) Office 365
3 5 (31.25%) OneDrive
3 5 (31.25%) Yammer
4 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) IaaS
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Skype
1 6 (37.50%) Unified Communications
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
3 2 (12.50%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Power BI
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Identity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) Presales
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Email Filtering
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PLM
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) MOS
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (12.50%) Nagios
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp