The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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.

Microsoft Consultant
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 386 389
Rank change year-on-year +50 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 64 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 20
Median daily rate £450 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £368 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £469
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
City of London +12 7 £525 -2.77% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 123 (96.09%) Microsoft
2 86 (67.19%) CRM
2 86 (67.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 47 (36.72%) SQL Server
4 42 (32.81%) .NET
4 42 (32.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (32.03%) C#
6 37 (28.91%) SharePoint
7 36 (28.13%) SQL
8 34 (26.56%) Active Directory
9 33 (25.78%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (25.00%) SAP
10 32 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 31 (24.22%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (23.44%) Windows
12 30 (23.44%) Office 365
13 28 (21.88%) JavaScript
14 25 (19.53%) Skype for Business
15 23 (17.97%) Web Services
15 23 (17.97%) BizTalk Server
16 22 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (16.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (16.41%) Business Analysis
18 20 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (15.63%) Retail
19 18 (14.06%) Presales
19 18 (14.06%) Case Management
19 18 (14.06%) Waterfall
19 18 (14.06%) Project Management

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 37 (28.91%) SharePoint
2 25 (19.53%) Skype for Business
3 23 (17.97%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (7.03%) MS Exchange
5 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.25%) IIS
6 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 86 (67.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (10.94%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.56%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.78%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (32.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (23.44%) Office 365
3 16 (12.50%) Yammer
4 10 (7.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.69%) IaaS
6 4 (3.13%) PaaS
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) HTTPS
1 6 (4.69%) X.509
2 5 (3.91%) DNS
2 5 (3.91%) Skype
3 3 (2.34%) DHCP
3 3 (2.34%) Firewall
4 2 (1.56%) WAN
5 1 (0.78%) VLAN
5 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (36.72%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.34%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.56%) OLAP
9 2 (1.56%) Power BI
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.78%) Big Data
10 1 (0.78%) DocumentDB
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) QlikView
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MSTest
1 9 (7.03%) NUnit
2 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (15.63%) Retail
2 13 (10.16%) Finance
3 8 (6.25%) Marketing
4 7 (5.47%) Banking
5 6 (4.69%) Advertising
6 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.56%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (32.81%) .NET
2 23 (17.97%) Web Services
3 17 (13.28%) WCF
4 16 (12.50%) COM
5 12 (9.38%) HTML
6 11 (8.59%) XML
7 9 (7.03%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.03%) REST
7 9 (7.03%) SOAP
7 9 (7.03%) Unity DI Container
8 8 (6.25%) Entity Framework
9 7 (5.47%) XSD
10 6 (4.69%) XML Messaging
11 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
11 5 (3.91%) XSL
12 3 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 2 (1.56%) jQuery
14 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (0.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) Life Science
3 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.44%) Windows
2 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.19%) CRM
2 22 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.41%) Business Analysis
4 18 (14.06%) Case Management
4 18 (14.06%) Presales
4 18 (14.06%) Project Management
4 18 (14.06%) Waterfall
5 17 (13.28%) Data Management
6 16 (12.50%) Document Management
6 16 (12.50%) SDLC
6 16 (12.50%) Workflow
7 15 (11.72%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (11.72%) IT Strategy
7 15 (11.72%) TOGAF
7 15 (11.72%) Zachman Framework
8 12 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.03%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (7.03%) SOLID
9 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.03%) C#
2 36 (28.13%) SQL
3 28 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.34%) C
5 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GAAP
2 1 (0.78%) IFRS
System Software
1 34 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCOM
2 4 (3.13%) SCCM
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.34%) WSUS
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 123 (96.09%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.00%) SAP
3 31 (24.22%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (13.28%) Oracle
5 16 (12.50%) Infor
6 4 (3.13%) VMware
7 3 (2.34%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) IFS
8 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.78%) Reuters
8 1 (0.78%) Tableau