The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 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 West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 136 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +12.67%  
10th Percentile £405 £400 £343
90th Percentile £415 £400 £368
England median daily rate £450 £480 £450
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 South West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2872 3003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.72% 95.38% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 6450 6581
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £563 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 432 794
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.75 £43.83
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in the South West

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the South West

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol - 3 £410 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 8 (72.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (63.64%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 6 (54.55%) MVC
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (54.55%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
6 4 (36.36%) Electronics
6 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (36.36%) SAP
6 4 (36.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (36.36%) Marketing
6 4 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (9.09%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) Advertising
8 1 (9.09%) C
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 1 (9.09%) IIS
8 1 (9.09%) HTML
8 1 (9.09%) JavaScript

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (36.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 6 (54.55%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SAP