The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 242 252
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 7 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.091% 0.30% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.32% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 5
Median daily rate £488 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £575 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £485 £380
% change year-on-year -7.21% +27.63%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15228 19064 18935
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1321 1745
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Consultant in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the South East

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +6 3 £525 +2.94% 2
Oxfordshire -4 3 £450 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - - 1
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Migration
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Office 365
3 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
4 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) MCSE
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) Banking
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Office 365
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Order to Cash
4 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) MCSE
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
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