The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 24 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 Belfast 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 12 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 8 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.16% 8.82% 2.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 53.33% 38.89% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 3
Average daily rate £301 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.43%
Application Platforms Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
15 54 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.31% 22.69% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 11
Average daily rate £301 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.30% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
SharePoint
County Antrim

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (33.33%) Data Management
4 5 (33.33%) IIS
4 5 (33.33%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) EDRMS
4 5 (33.33%) OOD
4 5 (33.33%) SOA
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Intranet
5 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (20.00%) Extranet
6 3 (20.00%) WebTrends
6 3 (20.00%) Websense
6 3 (20.00%) Cognos
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Replication
8 1 (6.67%) Service Management
8 1 (6.67%) Workflow

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Intranet
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) EDRMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Product Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Graduate
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 5 (33.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Data Management
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) OOD
2 5 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Websense
2 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (20.00%) Cognos
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle