The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 23 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 Berkshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 35 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 123 100 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.34% 3.98% 3.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.91% 28.01% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 44 45
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.25 £28.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.93% +37.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £19.00 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £31.75 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
457 357 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.14% 14.19% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 159 187
Average daily rate £350 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 17
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £34.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
SharePoint
South East

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Reading +7 62 £350 +27.27% 2
Bracknell +10 14 £258 - 3
Slough +12 10 £375 +25.00% 1
Newbury +6 8 £500 +48.14% 3
Maidenhead -12 1 - - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
Thatcham - - - -
SharePoint
South East

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 88 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 69 (29.11%) Windows
3 65 (27.43%) Security Cleared
4 56 (23.63%) SC Cleared
5 55 (23.21%) SQL
6 53 (22.36%) SharePoint Server
7 45 (18.99%) Project Management
7 45 (18.99%) SQL Server
8 41 (17.30%) .NET
8 41 (17.30%) MS Excel
9 36 (15.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (14.77%) C#
11 34 (14.35%) MS Office
12 33 (13.92%) Active Directory
13 31 (13.08%) Migration
14 28 (11.81%) ASP.NET
15 27 (11.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 26 (10.97%) PowerShell
17 24 (10.13%) CSS
18 22 (9.28%) IIS
18 22 (9.28%) Document Management
19 21 (8.86%) Visual Studio
20 20 (8.44%) Degree
21 19 (8.02%) HTML
22 18 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
22 18 (7.59%) Intranet
22 18 (7.59%) XML
22 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
22 18 (7.59%) Workflow
22 18 (7.59%) Finance

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 53 (22.36%) SharePoint Server
2 36 (15.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 27 (11.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (9.28%) IIS
5 14 (5.91%) Lync
6 6 (2.53%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.53%) Documentum
7 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.27%) Apache
9 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.84%) CMS
10 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.42%) SAP EP
Applications
1 41 (17.30%) MS Excel
2 34 (14.35%) MS Office
3 17 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (4.64%) MS Project
4 11 (4.64%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.27%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.42%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.38%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.59%) Intranet
2 11 (4.64%) LDAP
3 6 (2.53%) Kerberos
4 5 (2.11%) DNS
4 5 (2.11%) Network Security
5 4 (1.69%) LAN
5 4 (1.69%) WAN
6 3 (1.27%) VoIP
6 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.27%) DHCP
7 2 (0.84%) Firewall
7 2 (0.84%) SAN
8 1 (0.42%) Broadband
8 1 (0.42%) HTTP
8 1 (0.42%) VPN
8 1 (0.42%) Internet
8 1 (0.42%) Extranet
8 1 (0.42%) WPA
8 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.17%) IDOL
3 16 (6.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (5.91%) MS Access
5 13 (5.49%) DTS
5 13 (5.49%) OLAP
6 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.11%) EDRMS
8 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.42%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.69%) WinRunner
3 4 (1.69%) TestDirector
3 4 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.42%) Ant
5 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
1 18 (7.59%) Finance
2 11 (4.64%) Marketing
3 6 (2.53%) Publishing
4 5 (2.11%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) French Language
6 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Military
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (19.41%) Developer
2 35 (14.77%) Consultant
3 32 (13.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 29 (12.24%) Analyst
5 23 (9.70%) Architect
6 20 (8.44%) SharePoint Consultant
7 19 (8.02%) Coordinator
8 15 (6.33%) SharePoint Architect
8 15 (6.33%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.06%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.95%) Administrator
10 7 (2.95%) .NET Developer
10 7 (2.95%) Deployment Specialist
11 6 (2.53%) Designer
11 6 (2.53%) PMO Analyst
11 6 (2.53%) Project Coordinator
11 6 (2.53%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.11%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.11%) Security Consultant
12 5 (2.11%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.30%) .NET
2 28 (11.81%) ASP.NET
3 24 (10.13%) CSS
4 19 (8.02%) HTML
5 18 (7.59%) XML
6 14 (5.91%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 12 (5.06%) Web Services
8 9 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.11%) XSLT
9 5 (2.11%) jQuery
10 4 (1.69%) SAML
10 4 (1.69%) Middleware
10 4 (1.69%) JSP
11 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.84%) HTML5
12 2 (0.84%) WCF
12 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.84%) XHTML
12 2 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.22%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.53%) Social Media
3 6 (2.53%) Blog
4 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (1.27%) Xbox
4 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.27%) Statistics
4 3 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.84%) Graphic Design
5 2 (0.84%) Clustering
5 2 (0.84%) PMI
6 1 (0.42%) NHS
6 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.42%) DTV
6 1 (0.42%) Tandem
6 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.11%) Windows
2 18 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (5.49%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.22%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (1.69%) UNIX
7 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.84%) Linux
9 1 (0.42%) HPUX
9 1 (0.42%) Solaris
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.99%) Project Management
2 31 (13.08%) Migration
3 22 (9.28%) Document Management
4 18 (7.59%) Workflow
5 17 (7.17%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.33%) Test Scripting
7 14 (5.91%) ITIL
8 13 (5.49%) CRM
9 12 (5.06%) Information Management
10 11 (4.64%) Web Development
11 9 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.80%) Change Control
12 8 (3.38%) Risk Management
13 7 (2.95%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.95%) Unit Testing
13 7 (2.95%) Resource Management
13 7 (2.95%) System Testing
14 6 (2.53%) Time Management
14 6 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.21%) SQL
2 35 (14.77%) C#
3 26 (10.97%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.17%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.53%) Lua
6 6 (2.53%) VB
7 3 (1.27%) Java
7 3 (1.27%) C
7 3 (1.27%) VBA
8 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 65 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 56 (23.63%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.44%) Degree
4 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.53%) ISEB
6 5 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.69%) CISMP
7 4 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.69%) CISSP
7 4 (1.69%) MCP
8 3 (1.27%) MCSE
8 3 (1.27%) MCTS
8 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.84%) PMP
10 1 (0.42%) CCNP
10 1 (0.42%) CCNA
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.38%) SLA
2 6 (2.53%) GxP
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 33 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.69%) Shibboleth
3 4 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.27%) UAG
4 3 (1.27%) XenApp
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.84%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.69%) ARCserve
4 3 (1.27%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.27%) SCCM
4 3 (1.27%) SCOM
5 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 88 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.64%) Meridio
2 11 (4.64%) Citrix
3 10 (4.22%) Oracle
3 10 (4.22%) Google
4 9 (3.80%) SAP
5 8 (3.38%) VMware
6 6 (2.53%) Twitter
7 5 (2.11%) Remedy
8 4 (1.69%) Alias
8 4 (1.69%) CA
8 4 (1.69%) HP
9 3 (1.27%) Facebook
10 2 (0.84%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.84%) Symantec
10 2 (0.84%) Cisco
11 1 (0.42%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.42%) Cognos
11 1 (0.42%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.42%) Informatica
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