The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 66 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.62% - 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
631 735 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 97.98% 96.46% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 442 426
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 28
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £18.36 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Wales region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
South Wales - 4 £375 -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft