Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 642 647
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 209 211 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 158 157
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £375 £371 £325
90th Percentile £591 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 2018.

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 15 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 19 January 2018. 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 -12 193 £475 +5.56% 46
London -41 109 £500 +11.11% 21
UK excluding London +1 89 £475 - 25
South East -24 26 £513 +20.59% 5
Midlands +12 25 £401 -19.90% 10
North of England +33 21 £475 +2.70% 2
West Midlands +15 21 £401 -27.18% 8
North West +5 12 £475 +26.67%
Yorkshire +14 9 £500 -12.28%
East of England -1 8 £475 +46.15%
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
South West +2 3 £494 -3.66% 7
East Midlands +1 3 £400 +14.29% 2
Scotland -16 3 - - 1
Wales - 1 £500 -

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 181 (86.60%) Microsoft
2 80 (38.28%) CRM
2 80 (38.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 60 (28.71%) Dynamics 365
4 48 (22.97%) Finance
5 46 (22.01%) Dynamics AX
6 34 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 34 (16.27%) .NET
7 31 (14.83%) Migration
8 29 (13.88%) C#
9 25 (11.96%) Office 365
10 24 (11.48%) ERP
11 23 (11.00%) Active Directory
11 23 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (10.05%) SQL
12 21 (10.05%) SQL Server
13 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (9.09%) Windows
15 16 (7.66%) Dynamics NAV
16 14 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (6.70%) JavaScript
17 13 (6.22%) Project Management
17 13 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (6.22%) Logistics
17 13 (6.22%) Data Migration
18 12 (5.74%) Advertising
18 12 (5.74%) MS Exchange
18 12 (5.74%) Power BI

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 12 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.96%) CMS
5 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.96%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 80 (38.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (22.01%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (7.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (28.71%) Dynamics 365
2 34 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (11.96%) Office 365
4 12 (5.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.87%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.91%) IaaS
6 4 (1.91%) SaaS
7 3 (1.44%) PaaS
8 2 (0.96%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.48%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.91%) SAN
2 2 (0.96%) Skype
3 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.74%) Power BI
5 10 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.87%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.96%) OLAP
10 2 (0.96%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.96%) QlikView
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.48%) Big Data
11 1 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.96%) MorphX
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (22.97%) Finance
2 12 (5.74%) Advertising
3 10 (4.78%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.87%) Automotive
5 5 (2.39%) General Ledger
5 5 (2.39%) Marketing
5 5 (2.39%) Retail
6 3 (1.44%) Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.27%) .NET
2 9 (4.31%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.91%) COM
3 4 (1.91%) HTML
4 2 (0.96%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.96%) REST
4 2 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) Java EE
5 1 (0.48%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.48%) LDAP
5 1 (0.48%) MDX
5 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.91%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.48%) CESG
6 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.48%) Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.48%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.48%) FMCG
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.48%) NHS
6 1 (0.48%) Replication
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.09%) Windows
2 11 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (38.28%) CRM
2 31 (14.83%) Migration
3 24 (11.48%) ERP
4 23 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (6.22%) Data Migration
7 13 (6.22%) Logistics
7 13 (6.22%) Project Management
8 11 (5.26%) Analytics
8 11 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 9 (4.31%) Presales
10 8 (3.83%) Scrum
10 8 (3.83%) SDLC
11 6 (2.87%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (2.87%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.87%) Waterfall
11 6 (2.87%) Workflow
12 5 (2.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.88%) C#
2 21 (10.05%) SQL
3 14 (6.70%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.31%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.39%) R
6 3 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.44%) U-SQL
6 3 (1.44%) VBScript
7 2 (0.96%) C
7 2 (0.96%) C++
7 2 (0.96%) X++
8 1 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) Python
8 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.91%) MCSE
3 3 (1.44%) MCSA
3 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) Degree
5 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.39%) QA
System Software
1 23 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (1.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 181 (86.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.87%) VMware
3 5 (2.39%) Mercator
3 5 (2.39%) Oracle
4 3 (1.44%) Symantec
5 2 (0.96%) Lotus
5 2 (0.96%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.96%) Tableau
6 1 (0.48%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco
6 1 (0.48%) Citrix
6 1 (0.48%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.48%) Dell
6 1 (0.48%) HP
6 1 (0.48%) IBM
6 1 (0.48%) Sage
6 1 (0.48%) Sybase