Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 502 516
Rank change year-on-year -34 +14 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 98 113 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 92 71
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £398 £325
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in London

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in London

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Consultant in London

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in London

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +6 12 £488 +8.33% 2
West London -7 2 £575 +2.22%
South London -30 1 £360 -34.55% 1
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 79 (80.61%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.88%) CRM
2 43 (43.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (25.51%) Finance
3 25 (25.51%) Dynamics 365
4 22 (22.45%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (18.37%) Migration
5 18 (18.37%) SQL
5 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
7 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
7 11 (11.22%) ERP
8 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
9 9 (9.18%) C#
9 9 (9.18%) .NET
9 9 (9.18%) Data Migration
10 8 (8.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (8.16%) Windows
10 8 (8.16%) Office 365
10 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (8.16%) Presales
11 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
11 7 (7.14%) HTML
11 7 (7.14%) Banking
12 6 (6.12%) Business Analysis
12 6 (6.12%) Workflow
12 6 (6.12%) Advertising

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 43 (43.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (22.45%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (8.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.51%) Dynamics 365
2 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.16%) Office 365
4 4 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.06%) IaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Skype
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) Power BI
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.06%) PowerPivot
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.02%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.02%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (2.04%) MSTest
2 2 (2.04%) NUnit
3 1 (1.02%) MorphX
3 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (25.51%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Advertising
4 5 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.10%) Retail
5 4 (4.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.02%) German Language
6 1 (1.02%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) HTML
3 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.06%) COM
3 3 (3.06%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.06%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (2.04%) REST
4 2 (2.04%) SOAP
4 2 (2.04%) WCF
4 2 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (1.02%) jQuery
5 1 (1.02%) MDX
5 1 (1.02%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.02%) Blog
4 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.02%) Replication
4 1 (1.02%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.88%) CRM
2 18 (18.37%) Migration
3 12 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (11.22%) ERP
4 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.18%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.16%) Presales
7 6 (6.12%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.12%) Workflow
8 5 (5.10%) Analytics
8 5 (5.10%) Logistics
8 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.08%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.08%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.08%) Wealth Management
10 3 (3.06%) Contact Management
10 3 (3.06%) MVC
10 3 (3.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.18%) C#
4 3 (3.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (3.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.02%) PHP
5 1 (1.02%) Python
5 1 (1.02%) R
5 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.02%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.06%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) MCSA
3 2 (2.04%) MCSE
3 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.02%) MIIS
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (80.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.08%) VMware
3 2 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (1.02%) Dell
4 1 (1.02%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.02%) HP
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.02%) NetApp
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.02%) Splunk
4 1 (1.02%) Sybase
4 1 (1.02%) Symantec