Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 648 652
Rank change year-on-year -24 +4 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 174 217 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 162 153
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £325
90th Percentile £563 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in England

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in England

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Consultant in England

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in England

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 95 £475 +5.56% 9
South East -5 27 £513 +22.02% 2
Midlands +18 20 £401 -19.90% 3
North of England +58 19 £450 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +21 15 £401 -15.68% 3
East of England -15 12 £450 +3.45%
Yorkshire +32 9 £500 -7.41%
North West +20 9 £413 -13.16% 1
East Midlands 0 4 £360 -10.00%
South West -8 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 151 (86.78%) Microsoft
2 66 (37.93%) CRM
2 66 (37.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 48 (27.59%) Dynamics AX
4 41 (23.56%) Dynamics 365
5 39 (22.41%) Finance
6 31 (17.82%) Migration
7 28 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (14.37%) Active Directory
9 24 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (13.79%) SQL
9 24 (13.79%) .NET
10 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
11 21 (12.07%) Office 365
12 20 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (10.92%) ERP
14 17 (9.77%) C#
15 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
15 16 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (8.62%) Dynamics NAV
16 15 (8.62%) SharePoint
16 15 (8.62%) Windows
17 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (7.47%) Logistics
18 13 (7.47%) MS Exchange
18 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (6.90%) Workflow
20 11 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
21 10 (5.75%) Project Management
21 10 (5.75%) Manufacturing

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.47%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.87%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.72%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.15%) CMS
7 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 66 (37.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (27.59%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (8.62%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.56%) Dynamics 365
2 28 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (12.07%) Office 365
4 8 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (2.30%) IaaS
6 2 (1.15%) PaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.72%) LDAP
1 3 (1.72%) Skype
2 2 (1.15%) Internet
2 2 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.17%) Power BI
2 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.30%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.72%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (1.15%) OLAP
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.57%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.57%) QlikView
8 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (4.02%) MorphX
2 6 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (1.15%) MSTest
4 2 (1.15%) NUnit
4 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (22.41%) Finance
2 10 (5.75%) Banking
2 10 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.02%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.45%) Advertising
4 6 (3.45%) Automotive
5 5 (2.87%) Retail
6 4 (2.30%) Legal
7 2 (1.15%) Billing
7 2 (1.15%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) German Language
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Local Government
8 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.79%) .NET
2 8 (4.60%) HTML
3 7 (4.02%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.45%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.30%) REST
6 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.72%) COM
6 3 (1.72%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (1.15%) SOAP
7 2 (1.15%) WCF
7 2 (1.15%) Web Services
8 1 (0.57%) CSS
8 1 (0.57%) jQuery
8 1 (0.57%) MDX
8 1 (0.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.15%) Blog
3 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.57%) CESG
4 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (0.57%) Replication
4 1 (0.57%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.62%) Windows
2 6 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.93%) CRM
2 31 (17.82%) Migration
3 24 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (10.92%) ERP
6 16 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.47%) Logistics
8 12 (6.90%) Workflow
9 10 (5.75%) Project Management
10 9 (5.17%) Business Analysis
10 9 (5.17%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.60%) Presales
11 8 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.02%) Analytics
13 5 (2.87%) Data Cleansing
13 5 (2.87%) MVC
13 5 (2.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (2.87%) Traceability Matrix
13 5 (2.87%) Waterfall
14 4 (2.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.79%) SQL
2 17 (9.77%) C#
3 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.60%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.02%) X++
6 3 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.15%) R
7 2 (1.15%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.87%) MCSE
3 4 (2.30%) Degree
4 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.15%) MCSA
6 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PMP
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 25 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.72%) SCCM
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.15%) SCOM
2 2 (1.15%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.57%) MIIS
3 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 151 (86.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.30%) VMware
3 3 (1.72%) Lotus
4 2 (1.15%) Citrix
4 2 (1.15%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.15%) Symantec
5 1 (0.57%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.57%) Dell
5 1 (0.57%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.57%) HP
5 1 (0.57%) IBM
5 1 (0.57%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.57%) NetApp
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle
5 1 (0.57%) Sage
5 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.57%) Splunk
5 1 (0.57%) Sybase
5 1 (0.57%) Tableau