Period
to 20 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 August 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 > Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 250 221
Rank change year-on-year +31 -29 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 14 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 10
Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £342 £375 £359
90th Percentile £515 £595 £678
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7213 9149 8186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 94.90% 95.56% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 5434 4786
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £556 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 315 480
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -14.35% +5.45%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £42.65 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -2.63% +6.92% +4.53%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in the Midlands

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the Midlands

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Consultant in the Midlands

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the Midlands

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
West Midlands +45 11 £475 -7.32% 2
East Midlands -14 3 £320 -20.00% 3
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Midlands region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) LDAP
7 2 (14.29%) MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Logistics
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
7 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 2 (14.29%) REST
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) WCF
8 1 (7.14%) High Availability
8 1 (7.14%) Office 365

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 2 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Logistics
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Process Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft