The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 9 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% 19.05% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 50.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Application Platforms Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.71% 38.10% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
SharePoint
Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SharePoint across the Bedford region.

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint across the Bedford region.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SharePoint also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SharePoint.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
3 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (25.00%) InDesign
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Internet

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SharePoint also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SharePoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) InDesign
2 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCSP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCIP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe