The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 17 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 Bedfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 32 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 14 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.17% 6.81% 2.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 28.57% 33.33% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Average daily rate £394 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £255 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
49 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.11% 20.42% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 29
Average daily rate £419 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £158 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
SharePoint
East of England

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Bedford -5 1 £450 +12.50% 6
SharePoint
East of England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Workflow
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (27.78%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 2 (11.11%) WCF
8 2 (11.11%) WF
8 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (11.11%) Firewall
8 2 (11.11%) IIS
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (11.11%) Citrix
8 2 (11.11%) VPN
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows
9 1 (5.56%) MCSE
9 1 (5.56%) MCSA

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.56%) Papyrus
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.56%) InDesign
3 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) OpenVPN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Design Authority
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) WF
5 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) XSD
5 1 (5.56%) XSLT
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
3 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) CCSP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCIP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco