The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Birmingham 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 29 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 37 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.23% 5.69% 4.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 32.17% 31.82% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 16
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £259 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £435 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.27%
Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
115 110 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.27% 17.89% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 47
Average daily rate £325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £126.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
SharePoint
West Midlands

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.93%) Project Management
3 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
4 18 (32.14%) Finance
5 16 (28.57%) C#
5 16 (28.57%) .NET
6 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
7 12 (21.43%) SQL
7 12 (21.43%) MS Office
8 10 (17.86%) Web Services
8 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
9 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
9 9 (16.07%) Intranet
9 9 (16.07%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (14.29%) Banking
10 8 (14.29%) CSS
10 8 (14.29%) Java
10 8 (14.29%) VBA
11 7 (12.50%) MySQL
11 7 (12.50%) Perl
11 7 (12.50%) HTML
11 7 (12.50%) CRM
11 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (12.50%) CMS
11 7 (12.50%) Social Media
11 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (10.71%) Change Control
12 6 (10.71%) P3O

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (12.50%) CMS
1 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (8.93%) WordPress
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.57%) MS Project Server
4 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Documentum
5 1 (1.79%) FileNet
Applications
1 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (21.43%) MS Office
3 9 (16.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (10.71%) MS Project
5 2 (3.57%) InfoPath
5 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (10.71%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Intranet
2 2 (3.57%) LTE
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) MySQL
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) NUnit
2 1 (1.79%) FxCop
General
1 18 (32.14%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.14%) Advertising
5 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Legal
7 1 (1.79%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Database Developer
3 5 (8.93%) CRM Developer
3 5 (8.93%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) PMO Manager
6 2 (3.57%) PMO Lead
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Support Technician
7 1 (1.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) Web Services
3 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
4 8 (14.29%) CSS
5 7 (12.50%) HTML
6 5 (8.93%) WCF
7 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (5.36%) CSS3
9 2 (3.57%) jQuery
9 2 (3.57%) XML
9 2 (3.57%) XSL
9 2 (3.57%) XSLT
10 1 (1.79%) SOAP
10 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.79%) REST
10 1 (1.79%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (1.79%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (1.79%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Social Media
2 6 (10.71%) PMI
3 2 (3.57%) Market Risk
3 2 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Solaris
2 1 (1.79%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Project Management
2 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
3 7 (12.50%) CRM
3 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.71%) Change Control
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 4 (7.14%) Web Development
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.36%) User Stories
8 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.57%) E-Discovery
8 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.57%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) C#
2 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.43%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) Java
4 8 (14.29%) VBA
5 7 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
1 6 (10.71%) PMP
1 6 (10.71%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) P3O
2 3 (5.36%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) Cognos
3 1 (1.79%) Apple
3 1 (1.79%) Nintex
3 1 (1.79%) LANDesk
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