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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 19 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 53 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.86% 7.14% 4.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 33.13% 36.43% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £248 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -35.00%
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
160 129 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.70% 19.60% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 99 69
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 £248 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -57.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.20 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 23 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 23 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 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.57%) .NET
3 27 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 26 (32.10%) CRM
4 26 (32.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.40%) C#
6 22 (27.16%) MS Excel
7 19 (23.46%) HTML
7 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
7 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET
8 18 (22.22%) Project Management
8 18 (22.22%) Finance
9 17 (20.99%) CSS
10 12 (14.81%) QA
10 12 (14.81%) Web Services
10 12 (14.81%) SQL
11 11 (13.58%) WCF
11 11 (13.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (12.35%) PRINCE2
12 10 (12.35%) Windows
12 10 (12.35%) Intranet
13 9 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (11.11%) Workflow
13 9 (11.11%) IIS
13 9 (11.11%) MS Office
14 8 (9.88%) Migration
14 8 (9.88%) Banking
14 8 (9.88%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (8.64%) Social Media

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 11 (13.58%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (11.11%) IIS
3 8 (9.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (8.64%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (8.64%) CMS
5 5 (6.17%) WordPress
6 2 (2.47%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (27.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.11%) MS Office
2 9 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.41%) MS Project
4 3 (3.70%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.41%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) Intranet
2 2 (2.47%) LTE
3 1 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.17%) MySQL
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Visual Studio
1 7 (8.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.23%) FxCop
3 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Advertising
4 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) CRM Developer
4 12 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Data Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Architect
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) CRM Architect
9 4 (4.94%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (3.70%) Database Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Coordinator
11 2 (2.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.57%) .NET
2 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET
2 19 (23.46%) HTML
3 17 (20.99%) CSS
4 12 (14.81%) Web Services
5 11 (13.58%) WCF
6 7 (8.64%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.64%) HTML5
7 5 (6.17%) Silverlight
8 4 (4.94%) jQuery
9 3 (3.70%) CSS3
10 2 (2.47%) REST
10 2 (2.47%) XSL
10 2 (2.47%) XSLT
10 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (1.23%) XML
11 1 (1.23%) SOAP
11 1 (1.23%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (1.23%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Social Media
2 6 (7.41%) PMI
3 4 (4.94%) iPad
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
6 1 (1.23%) RIA
6 1 (1.23%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.23%) SUSE
3 1 (1.23%) HPUX
3 1 (1.23%) Solaris
3 1 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) CRM
2 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (22.22%) Project Management
4 10 (12.35%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.11%) Workflow
6 8 (9.88%) Migration
7 6 (7.41%) Scrum
7 6 (7.41%) Change Control
7 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Time Management
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.94%) Web Development
9 4 (4.94%) Resource Management
9 4 (4.94%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.94%) ITIL
9 4 (4.94%) OO
9 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 23 (28.40%) C#
3 12 (14.81%) SQL
4 7 (8.64%) Java
5 5 (6.17%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.17%) Perl
5 5 (6.17%) VBA
6 1 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.23%) Korn
6 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.23%) VB
6 1 (1.23%) C
6 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) PMP
1 6 (7.41%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.17%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.23%) MCITP
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.47%) Nintex
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.23%) Cognos
3 1 (1.23%) Sun
3 1 (1.23%) EMC
3 1 (1.23%) Veritas
3 1 (1.23%) VMware
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