The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 47 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.36% 2.29% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.77% 17.14% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£294 £233 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.34% -33.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £187 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £279 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.09% -30.00%
SharePoint
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
65 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.62% 13.36% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 18 28
Average daily rate £400 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £363 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -3 2 £319 - 2
Luton -24 1 £250 -13.79%
SharePoint
East of England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) .NET
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) Workflow
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (20.00%) IIS
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) MCSE
8 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (10.00%) Citrix
9 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.00%) DNS
9 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL
9 2 (10.00%) MS Project
9 2 (10.00%) Web Services
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) WF
4 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XSD
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Workflow
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper