Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 636 647 687
Rank change year-on-year +11 +40 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 206 269 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 182 125
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £366 £363 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90227 104434 107865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58501 67966 66791
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2891 3103 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +1.49%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Consultant in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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
England +20 200 £450 - 23
London +38 119 £465 +3.33% 11
UK excluding London -21 86 £438 -2.78% 13
South East -22 21 £513 +13.89% 5
East of England -13 19 £500 +11.11% 3
Midlands +25 16 £400 -9.09% 2
North of England +52 14 £400 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +37 11 £425 -4.49% 1
North West +27 11 £400 -11.11%
South West +9 11 £410 +2.50%
Scotland +45 5 £400 -13.56%
East Midlands -8 5 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £400 +166.67% 2

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 188 (91.26%) Microsoft
2 97 (47.09%) CRM
2 97 (47.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 46 (22.33%) Active Directory
4 41 (19.90%) .NET
5 40 (19.42%) Finance
5 40 (19.42%) Dynamics AX
6 39 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (18.93%) SQL
7 34 (16.50%) C#
7 34 (16.50%) Migration
7 34 (16.50%) Dynamics 365
8 33 (16.02%) SQL Server
9 32 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (14.56%) Windows
11 28 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (13.11%) JavaScript
12 27 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (13.11%) Office 365
13 23 (11.17%) MS Exchange
14 22 (10.68%) SAP
15 21 (10.19%) Project Management
16 19 (9.22%) Retail
16 19 (9.22%) Manufacturing
16 19 (9.22%) PowerShell
17 18 (8.74%) Business Analysis
17 18 (8.74%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (8.74%) SharePoint
18 16 (7.77%) SDLC
19 15 (7.28%) Azure Active Directory

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (11.17%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.80%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (6.80%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.88%) IIS
6 7 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.97%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 97 (47.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (19.42%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (5.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.46%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.46%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (16.50%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (13.11%) Office 365
4 15 (7.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.88%) IaaS
6 6 (2.91%) SaaS
7 4 (1.94%) PaaS
8 3 (1.46%) Yammer
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.88%) Skype
2 5 (2.43%) DNS
3 4 (1.94%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.94%) X.509
4 3 (1.46%) Internet
4 3 (1.46%) LDAP
4 3 (1.46%) PBX
4 3 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.46%) VPN
5 2 (0.97%) Firewall
5 2 (0.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.91%) Power BI
5 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.49%) OLAP
7 1 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.43%) MorphX
3 5 (2.43%) MSTest
3 5 (2.43%) NUnit
4 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 40 (19.42%) Finance
2 19 (9.22%) Manufacturing
2 19 (9.22%) Retail
3 15 (7.28%) Banking
4 13 (6.31%) Marketing
5 7 (3.40%) Advertising
6 4 (1.94%) Electronics
6 4 (1.94%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.94%) Private Banking
6 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.46%) Law
7 3 (1.46%) Legal
7 3 (1.46%) Local Government
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.90%) .NET
2 15 (7.28%) Web Services
3 13 (6.31%) HTML
4 11 (5.34%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.34%) WCF
5 8 (3.88%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (3.88%) Entity Framework
6 7 (3.40%) REST
7 6 (2.91%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (2.43%) SOAP
8 5 (2.43%) XML
9 4 (1.94%) COM
9 4 (1.94%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.94%) XSD
10 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.97%) CSS
11 1 (0.49%) HTML5
11 1 (0.49%) SAML
11 1 (0.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.91%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.97%) Social Media
5 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) FMCG
6 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.49%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.56%) Windows
2 14 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.94%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (47.09%) CRM
2 34 (16.50%) Migration
3 28 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (10.19%) Project Management
6 18 (8.74%) Business Analysis
7 16 (7.77%) SDLC
8 15 (7.28%) IT Strategy
8 15 (7.28%) Workflow
9 14 (6.80%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.31%) ERP
11 12 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (5.34%) MVC
12 11 (5.34%) Presales
13 10 (4.85%) Logistics
13 10 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (4.37%) Data Migration
15 8 (3.88%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (3.88%) TOGAF
15 8 (3.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.93%) SQL
2 34 (16.50%) C#
3 27 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.22%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.37%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.43%) X++
7 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.97%) C
8 2 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.49%) Java
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.37%) MCSE
3 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.91%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) MCSA
5 1 (0.49%) MCTS
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) GAAP
2 1 (0.49%) IFRS
System Software
1 46 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.88%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.97%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) SCCM
2 5 (2.43%) SCOM
3 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.94%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.46%) WSUS
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.97%) SCSM
6 1 (0.49%) Ansible
6 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.49%) MIIS
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 188 (91.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.68%) SAP
3 18 (8.74%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.40%) VMware
5 4 (1.94%) Oracle
6 3 (1.46%) Adobe
6 3 (1.46%) Forcepoint
6 3 (1.46%) HP
6 3 (1.46%) Infor
6 3 (1.46%) Reuters
7 2 (0.97%) Lotus
7 2 (0.97%) Polycom
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix
8 1 (0.49%) Dell
8 1 (0.49%) IBM
8 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.49%) NetApp
8 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.49%) Symantec
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
South London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago