The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 18 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 54 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.99% 7.58% 4.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 34.39% 38.64% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 14
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£350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £249 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
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 £18.50 £21.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -28.81%
SharePoint
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
157 132 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.31% 19.61% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 95 62
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -60.60%
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 Birmingham

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 31 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) .NET
3 23 (28.75%) CRM
3 23 (28.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
4 22 (27.50%) JavaScript
5 21 (26.25%) C#
5 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
6 19 (23.75%) Project Management
7 18 (22.50%) Finance
8 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
8 14 (17.50%) HTML
9 13 (16.25%) CSS
10 12 (15.00%) Windows
10 12 (15.00%) SQL
10 12 (15.00%) QA
11 11 (13.75%) Web Services
11 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 10 (12.50%) Intranet
13 9 (11.25%) MS Office
13 9 (11.25%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (11.25%) Workflow
14 8 (10.00%) WCF
14 8 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (10.00%) Banking
15 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (8.75%) Advertising
15 7 (8.75%) Migration

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 8 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (8.75%) IIS
2 7 (8.75%) CMS
3 6 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.25%) WordPress
5 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.25%) MS Office
2 9 (11.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.50%) MS Project
4 3 (3.75%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (28.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.50%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) Intranet
2 2 (2.50%) LTE
3 1 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.25%) Wireless
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.50%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.25%) FxCop
3 1 (1.25%) NUnit
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 7 (8.75%) Advertising
4 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Legal
7 1 (1.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (38.75%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) CRM Developer
4 9 (11.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Data Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) CRM Architect
8 4 (5.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Database Developer
9 3 (3.75%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.00%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
2 14 (17.50%) HTML
3 13 (16.25%) CSS
4 11 (13.75%) Web Services
5 8 (10.00%) WCF
6 5 (6.25%) Silverlight
6 5 (6.25%) HTML5
7 4 (5.00%) jQuery
7 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.75%) CSS3
9 2 (2.50%) REST
9 2 (2.50%) XSL
9 2 (2.50%) XSLT
9 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.25%) XML
10 1 (1.25%) SOAP
10 1 (1.25%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (1.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Social Media
2 6 (7.50%) PMI
3 4 (5.00%) iPad
4 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.25%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.25%) UNIX
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) CRM
2 19 (23.75%) Project Management
3 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.25%) Workflow
6 7 (8.75%) Migration
7 6 (7.50%) Scrum
7 6 (7.50%) Time Management
7 6 (7.50%) Change Control
7 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL
8 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.00%) System Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.00%) Web Development
9 4 (5.00%) Resource Management
9 4 (5.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 21 (26.25%) C#
3 12 (15.00%) SQL
4 7 (8.75%) Java
5 6 (7.50%) Perl
5 6 (7.50%) VBA
6 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) PMP
1 6 (7.50%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) P3O
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (1.25%) Nintex
3 1 (1.25%) HP
3 1 (1.25%) Apple
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos
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