The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
UK / England
Rank 466 488 519
Rank change year-on-year +22 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 108 125 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 49
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +52 66 £450 - 13
South East +5 13 £513 +13.88% 2
North West +20 8 £375 -16.66% 1
South West - 6 £420 - 3
East Midlands +1 4 £350 -3.44% 2
East of England -11 4 £463 +8.82%
Yorkshire +16 3 £400 +30.61% 1
North East - 3 £375 -
West Midlands +7 1 £325 -23.52% 2
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 192 (89.30%) Microsoft
2 113 (52.56%) CRM
2 113 (52.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 57 (26.51%) MS Excel
4 55 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 54 (25.12%) .NET
6 53 (24.65%) C#
6 53 (24.65%) SQL Server
7 51 (23.72%) Office 365
8 46 (21.40%) Active Directory
9 45 (20.93%) SQL
10 43 (20.00%) Windows
11 41 (19.07%) SharePoint
12 37 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (16.28%) SAP
14 33 (15.35%) Skype for Business
15 32 (14.88%) JavaScript
15 32 (14.88%) Salesforce.com
16 28 (13.02%) Migration
16 28 (13.02%) Business Analysis
17 26 (12.09%) Dynamics AX
17 26 (12.09%) BizTalk Server
17 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
17 26 (12.09%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (12.09%) Web Services
18 25 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (11.16%) Retail
20 23 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 23 (10.70%) PowerShell
21 22 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 41 (19.07%) SharePoint
2 33 (15.35%) Skype for Business
3 26 (12.09%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
4 20 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (5.12%) IIS
9 5 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (26.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 113 (52.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (12.09%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (5.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.40%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 55 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (23.72%) Office 365
3 17 (7.91%) Yammer
4 13 (6.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.72%) IaaS
6 4 (1.86%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.12%) DNS
1 11 (5.12%) Skype
2 6 (2.79%) DHCP
2 6 (2.79%) HTTPS
2 6 (2.79%) X.509
3 5 (2.33%) PBX
4 3 (1.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.93%) VLAN
5 2 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.47%) LDAP
6 1 (0.47%) SMTP
6 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.47%) VoIP
6 1 (0.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (24.65%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.40%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.93%) OLAP
9 2 (0.93%) Power BI
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.47%) Big Data
10 1 (0.47%) DocumentDB
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.47%) QlikView
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) MSTest
1 9 (4.19%) NUnit
2 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (11.16%) Retail
2 21 (9.77%) Finance
3 20 (9.30%) Advertising
4 11 (5.12%) Marketing
5 8 (3.72%) Banking
5 8 (3.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.40%) Electronics
6 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.12%) .NET
2 26 (12.09%) Web Services
3 17 (7.91%) WCF
4 16 (7.44%) COM
5 12 (5.58%) HTML
5 12 (5.58%) XML
6 10 (4.65%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.19%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.19%) REST
7 9 (4.19%) SOAP
7 9 (4.19%) Unity DI Container
8 8 (3.72%) Entity Framework
9 7 (3.26%) XSD
10 6 (2.79%) XML Messaging
10 6 (2.79%) XSL
11 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.93%) jQuery
14 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (0.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.33%) Life Science
2 5 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.93%) Clustering
3 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
3 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.47%) BYOD
4 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.47%) FMCG
4 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) NHS
4 1 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.00%) Windows
2 14 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (5.12%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (52.56%) CRM
2 28 (13.02%) Business Analysis
2 28 (13.02%) Migration
3 26 (12.09%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (9.77%) Project Management
6 19 (8.84%) Presales
6 19 (8.84%) Waterfall
7 18 (8.37%) Case Management
8 17 (7.91%) Data Management
8 17 (7.91%) SDLC
9 16 (7.44%) Document Management
9 16 (7.44%) IT Strategy
9 16 (7.44%) Workflow
10 15 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (6.98%) TOGAF
10 15 (6.98%) Zachman Framework
11 13 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.65%) C#
2 45 (20.93%) SQL
3 32 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 23 (10.70%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.58%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.79%) C
7 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.72%) Degree
3 7 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.40%) MCSE
6 1 (0.47%) MCITP
6 1 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GAAP
2 1 (0.47%) IFRS
System Software
1 46 (21.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.19%) SCCM
1 9 (4.19%) SCOM
2 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.86%) WSUS
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Nagios
4 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 192 (89.30%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.28%) SAP
3 32 (14.88%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (7.91%) Oracle
5 16 (7.44%) Infor
6 7 (3.26%) VMware
7 3 (1.40%) Adobe
7 3 (1.40%) HP
8 2 (0.93%) Dell
8 2 (0.93%) Polycom
9 1 (0.47%) Apple
9 1 (0.47%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix
9 1 (0.47%) F5
9 1 (0.47%) IBM
9 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.47%) Lotus
9 1 (0.47%) NetApp
9 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.47%) Tableau
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