The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 519 530
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 97 103 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 65 67
England median daily rate £450 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £358 £375 £325
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £480 £438
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £256 £230
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
London +20 59 £460 -5.64% 12
East of England +2 13 £500 -2.43%
West Midlands +30 9 £450 - 1
Midlands +14 9 £450 -10.00% 4
South East -4 7 £488 +4.83% 3
North of England +51 4 £425 -15.00% 3
North West +22 4 £425 -15.00% 1
South West 0 4 £410 +2.50% 1
Microsoft Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 189 (92.65%) Microsoft
2 105 (51.47%) CRM
2 105 (51.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 45 (22.06%) Active Directory
4 43 (21.08%) SQL
5 42 (20.59%) .NET
5 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (18.63%) C#
7 37 (18.14%) Finance
8 36 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 34 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
10 33 (16.18%) Dynamics AX
11 32 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (14.71%) Office 365
13 30 (14.71%) JavaScript
13 30 (14.71%) Windows
14 29 (14.22%) Migration
15 28 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (12.75%) SAP
17 25 (12.25%) SharePoint
17 25 (12.25%) Business Analysis
18 22 (10.78%) MS Exchange
19 21 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
20 20 (9.80%) Retail
20 20 (9.80%) Project Management
20 20 (9.80%) Skype for Business
21 17 (8.33%) Web Services
21 17 (8.33%) SDLC
22 16 (7.84%) BizTalk Server

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 25 (12.25%) SharePoint
2 22 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 20 (9.80%) Skype for Business
4 16 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.92%) IIS
9 3 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.98%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 105 (51.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (16.18%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (4.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.47%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
3 30 (14.71%) Office 365
4 15 (7.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.92%) IaaS
6 6 (2.94%) SaaS
6 6 (2.94%) Yammer
7 5 (2.45%) PaaS
8 3 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.49%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.41%) Skype
2 5 (2.45%) DNS
2 5 (2.45%) PBX
3 4 (1.96%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.96%) X.509
4 3 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.98%) Firewall
5 2 (0.98%) Internet
5 2 (0.98%) VPN
5 2 (0.98%) WAN
6 1 (0.49%) DHCP
6 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.92%) Power BI
5 6 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.47%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.47%) OLAP
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.49%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.49%) QlikView
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (4.90%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.92%) MSTest
2 8 (3.92%) NUnit
3 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.96%) MorphX
5 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 37 (18.14%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Retail
3 16 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 15 (7.35%) Banking
4 15 (7.35%) Marketing
5 8 (3.92%) Advertising
6 5 (2.45%) Electronics
6 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.96%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.47%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.47%) Law
8 3 (1.47%) Legal
8 3 (1.47%) Local Government
9 2 (0.98%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.59%) .NET
2 17 (8.33%) Web Services
3 15 (7.35%) HTML
4 14 (6.86%) WCF
5 10 (4.90%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.41%) Unity DI Container
7 8 (3.92%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.92%) Entity Framework
7 8 (3.92%) REST
7 8 (3.92%) SOAP
8 7 (3.43%) COM
9 5 (2.45%) XML
10 4 (1.96%) XML Messaging
10 4 (1.96%) XSD
11 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.98%) CSS
12 1 (0.49%) HTML5
12 1 (0.49%) MDX
12 1 (0.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.96%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.98%) Life Science
5 2 (0.98%) Social Media
5 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.49%) BYOD
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) FMCG
6 1 (0.49%) NHS
6 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.71%) Windows
2 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.45%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (51.47%) CRM
2 32 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (14.22%) Migration
4 28 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (12.25%) Business Analysis
6 20 (9.80%) Project Management
7 17 (8.33%) SDLC
8 16 (7.84%) Workflow
9 15 (7.35%) IT Strategy
9 15 (7.35%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.37%) Presales
11 12 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (5.88%) TOGAF
11 12 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
12 10 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.41%) Dependency Injection
14 8 (3.92%) Case Management
14 8 (3.92%) MVC
14 8 (3.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.08%) SQL
2 38 (18.63%) C#
3 30 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.35%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.90%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.96%) X++
7 2 (0.98%) C
7 2 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.43%) Degree
3 7 (3.43%) MCSE
4 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.49%) MCITP
4 1 (0.49%) MCTS
4 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) GAAP
2 1 (0.49%) IFRS
System Software
1 45 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.94%) SCCM
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.47%) SCOM
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.98%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.98%) SCSM
4 1 (0.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.49%) MIIS
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 189 (92.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.75%) SAP
3 21 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.43%) Oracle
5 6 (2.94%) Infor
6 5 (2.45%) VMware
7 3 (1.47%) Adobe
7 3 (1.47%) Forcepoint
7 3 (1.47%) HP
7 3 (1.47%) Reuters
8 2 (0.98%) Polycom
9 1 (0.49%) Apple
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco
9 1 (0.49%) Dell
9 1 (0.49%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.49%) IBM
9 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.49%) Splunk
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec
9 1 (0.49%) Tableau
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