The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 505 543
Rank change year-on-year +3 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 98 153 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 105 56
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
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. 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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 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 3 months to 30 April 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
England +4 93 £450 - 16
London +25 53 £450 - 7
South West +12 10 £410 +2.50%
South East -16 9 £506 +12.50% 1
North West +32 8 £400 -11.11%
East of England -10 7 £500 +14.28% 3
City of London -13 7 £525 +15.06% 2
Bristol - 7 £410 -
Berkshire +2 6 £513 +13.88% 1
Scotland +41 5 £400 -11.20%
Manchester +13 4 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands +25 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Glasgow +5 3 £400 -15.78%
Reading -2 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 -
Bracknell +4 2 £513 +13.88%
East Midlands -4 2 £450 +24.13%
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
Wigan - 2 £450 -
Luton - 2 £500 -
Cheshire +27 1 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 £400 +166.66% 2
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Somerset +8 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire +5 1 £320 -47.32% 1
Suffolk +4 1 £500 +17.64%
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - - 2
Ipswich +1 1 £500 -
Peterborough +1 1 - -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 192 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 116 (55.24%) CRM
2 116 (55.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 56 (26.67%) .NET
4 55 (26.19%) C#
5 52 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 49 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 45 (21.43%) Office 365
8 42 (20.00%) SQL
9 41 (19.52%) Windows
9 41 (19.52%) Active Directory
10 39 (18.57%) SharePoint
11 38 (18.10%) SAP
12 37 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 33 (15.71%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (15.71%) Skype for Business
15 29 (13.81%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (12.86%) Retail
17 27 (12.86%) BizTalk Server
17 27 (12.86%) Business Analysis
18 26 (12.38%) Web Services
19 25 (11.90%) Dynamics AX
20 24 (11.43%) Project Management
21 23 (10.95%) Migration
21 23 (10.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 22 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 22 (10.48%) Waterfall
22 22 (10.48%) Finance

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 39 (18.57%) SharePoint
2 33 (15.71%) Skype for Business
3 27 (12.86%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (10.48%) MS Exchange
5 15 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (6.67%) IIS
7 12 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.95%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 116 (55.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (11.90%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.43%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (21.43%) Office 365
3 18 (8.57%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (7.62%) Yammer
5 13 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.81%) IaaS
7 3 (1.43%) PaaS
7 3 (1.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.71%) Skype
2 9 (4.29%) HTTPS
2 9 (4.29%) X.509
3 6 (2.86%) DNS
4 5 (2.38%) PBX
5 3 (1.43%) Firewall
6 2 (0.95%) DHCP
6 2 (0.95%) WAN
7 1 (0.48%) Internet
7 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.43%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.43%) Power BI
7 2 (0.95%) OLAP
7 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.48%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) QlikView
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.29%) MSTest
2 9 (4.29%) NUnit
3 7 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (12.86%) Retail
2 22 (10.48%) Finance
3 16 (7.62%) Marketing
4 14 (6.67%) Advertising
5 10 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.33%) Banking
7 5 (2.38%) Electronics
7 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.95%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (26.67%) .NET
2 26 (12.38%) Web Services
3 21 (10.00%) WCF
4 16 (7.62%) COM
5 14 (6.67%) HTML
6 13 (6.19%) XML
7 11 (5.24%) ASP.NET
8 10 (4.76%) XSD
9 9 (4.29%) REST
9 9 (4.29%) SOAP
9 9 (4.29%) Unity DI Container
9 9 (4.29%) XML Messaging
10 8 (3.81%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.81%) Entity Framework
11 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.90%) XSL
13 2 (0.95%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.95%) CSS
14 1 (0.48%) HTML5
14 1 (0.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.38%) Life Science
4 5 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.95%) Social Media
5 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.48%) BYOD
6 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.48%) Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) FMCG
6 1 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.52%) Windows
2 16 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (55.24%) CRM
2 29 (13.81%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (12.86%) Business Analysis
5 24 (11.43%) Project Management
6 23 (10.95%) Migration
7 22 (10.48%) Waterfall
8 20 (9.52%) SDLC
9 18 (8.57%) Case Management
9 18 (8.57%) Presales
10 17 (8.10%) IT Strategy
11 16 (7.62%) Data Management
11 16 (7.62%) Document Management
11 16 (7.62%) Workflow
12 15 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (7.14%) TOGAF
12 15 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
13 13 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.19%) C#
2 42 (20.00%) SQL
3 35 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 20 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.24%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.86%) C
7 1 (0.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.29%) Degree
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.90%) MCSE
5 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) MCITP
6 1 (0.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) GAAP
2 1 (0.48%) IFRS
System Software
1 41 (19.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) SCOM
2 11 (5.24%) SCCM
3 5 (2.38%) WSUS
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.95%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.95%) SCSM
Vendors
1 192 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.10%) SAP
3 33 (15.71%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (8.10%) Oracle
5 16 (7.62%) Infor
6 5 (2.38%) VMware
7 3 (1.43%) Adobe
7 3 (1.43%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) Polycom
9 1 (0.48%) Apple
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix
9 1 (0.48%) Dell
9 1 (0.48%) IBM
9 1 (0.48%) IFS
9 1 (0.48%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.48%) Reuters
9 1 (0.48%) Tableau
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Birmingham
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Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
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EMBS Ltd
Rate: To £650 (£500 + up to £150 expenses)
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