The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
England / South East
Rank 232 231 258
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 13 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.38% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 9
Median daily rate £513 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
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 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 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +12 10 £513 +13.88% 1
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Microsoft Consultant
England

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 19 (61.29%) Migration
2 17 (54.84%) Office 365
2 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) PowerShell
4 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
5 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
6 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (16.13%) CRM
9 5 (16.13%) Windows
9 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.90%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
11 3 (9.68%) MCSE
11 3 (9.68%) MS Office
11 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (9.68%) Advertising
11 3 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (6.45%) IaaS
12 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
12 2 (6.45%) Finance
12 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
12 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (12.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Office 365
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.45%) IaaS
5 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Skype
1 1 (3.23%) SMTP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Advertising
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) B2B
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Order to Cash
5 1 (3.23%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (3.23%) Prototyping
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) F5
2 1 (3.23%) Lotus