Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 216 205
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 8 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.17% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 22
North West median daily rate £400 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £384 £360 £400
90th Percentile £468 £528 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5392 6506 8112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.36% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3395 4186 4845
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 240 403
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.91 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the North West

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester +20 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (25.00%) X++
4 2 (25.00%) MorphX
4 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mining

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MorphX
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) X++
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio
2 1 (12.50%) Sage