The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 379 380
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 56 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 35
Median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £380
% change year-on-year -5.26% +25.00%  
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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
City of London -5 5 £463 +4.22% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 118 (96.72%) Microsoft
2 78 (63.93%) CRM
2 78 (63.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (27.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (24.59%) SQL
4 30 (24.59%) Active Directory
5 29 (23.77%) .NET
6 28 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (22.13%) C#
7 27 (22.13%) SQL Server
8 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
9 22 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (18.03%) SAP
10 21 (17.21%) SharePoint
10 21 (17.21%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (17.21%) Finance
10 21 (17.21%) Business Analysis
10 21 (17.21%) Dynamics 365
11 19 (15.57%) Project Management
11 19 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (15.57%) Windows
12 17 (13.93%) Office 365
13 16 (13.11%) SDLC
13 16 (13.11%) Web Services
13 16 (13.11%) Retail
14 15 (12.30%) Dynamics AX
14 15 (12.30%) Waterfall
14 15 (12.30%) IT Strategy
15 14 (11.48%) Skype for Business
15 14 (11.48%) Presales

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 21 (17.21%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.48%) Skype for Business
3 13 (10.66%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.92%) IIS
6 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 78 (63.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (12.30%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.64%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.82%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (17.21%) Dynamics 365
3 17 (13.93%) Office 365
4 11 (9.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.74%) IaaS
6 6 (4.92%) Yammer
7 5 (4.10%) PaaS
8 4 (3.28%) SaaS
9 3 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
11 1 (0.82%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) HTTPS
1 4 (3.28%) Skype
1 4 (3.28%) X.509
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.64%) VPN
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) PBX
3 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.74%) Power BI
4 5 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.46%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.64%) OLAP
8 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.82%) Big Data
8 1 (0.82%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.82%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.82%) QlikView
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MSTest
1 8 (6.56%) NUnit
2 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Retail
3 12 (9.84%) Banking
4 8 (6.56%) Marketing
5 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.28%) Private Banking
6 3 (2.46%) Advertising
6 3 (2.46%) Legal
7 2 (1.64%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.77%) .NET
2 16 (13.11%) Web Services
3 13 (10.66%) HTML
3 13 (10.66%) WCF
4 9 (7.38%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (6.56%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.56%) Entity Framework
5 8 (6.56%) REST
5 8 (6.56%) SOAP
6 7 (5.74%) COM
7 5 (4.10%) XML
8 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.28%) XML Messaging
8 4 (3.28%) XSD
9 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.82%) CSS
10 1 (0.82%) MDX
10 1 (0.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.64%) Life Science
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.82%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.57%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) VMS
4 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (63.93%) CRM
2 22 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.21%) Business Analysis
4 19 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (15.57%) Project Management
5 16 (13.11%) SDLC
6 15 (12.30%) IT Strategy
6 15 (12.30%) Waterfall
7 14 (11.48%) Presales
8 12 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (9.84%) TOGAF
8 12 (9.84%) Workflow
8 12 (9.84%) Zachman Framework
9 10 (8.20%) Migration
9 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.38%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (6.56%) Case Management
11 8 (6.56%) SOLID
11 8 (6.56%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.59%) SQL
2 27 (22.13%) C#
3 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.82%) C
6 1 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 5 (4.10%) Degree
2 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) GAAP
2 1 (0.82%) IFRS
System Software
1 30 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.64%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) SCCM
1 3 (2.46%) SCOM
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.82%) MIIS
3 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 118 (96.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.03%) SAP
3 21 (17.21%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (5.74%) Oracle
5 6 (4.92%) Infor
6 3 (2.46%) Adobe
6 3 (2.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco
7 1 (0.82%) Dell
7 1 (0.82%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.82%) IFS
7 1 (0.82%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.82%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.82%) Splunk
7 1 (0.82%) Symantec
7 1 (0.82%) Tableau
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