Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 345 375
Rank change year-on-year -5 +30 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 27 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 13
South East median daily rate £513 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.02% +8.39% -13.89%
10th Percentile £407 £359 £275
90th Percentile £547 £575 £459
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15922 15769 18594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9446 9385 10896
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley -15 19 £513 +23.49% 2
Berkshire +3 14 £513 +10.81% 1
Hampshire +13 6 £432 -9.11%
Oxfordshire +4 5 £450 +10.43% 1
Surrey -21 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Office 365
3 9 (33.33%) CRM
3 9 (33.33%) Migration
3 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
6 6 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
8 4 (14.81%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (11.11%) Data Lake
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) C#
9 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
9 3 (11.11%) MCSE
9 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.11%) ERP
9 3 (11.11%) .NET
9 3 (11.11%) Finance

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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Office 365
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (3.70%) IaaS
6 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) Data Lake
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) Power BI
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Automotive
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) CRM
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) ERP
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Logistics
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.70%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) User Stories
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) U-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) MCSE
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Lotus
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau