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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 21 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 51 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.78% 7.41% 4.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 29.82% 38.71% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £244 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £23.95
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -26.93%
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
171 124 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.74% 19.14% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 87 60
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 34 (39.53%) .NET
2 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
3 29 (33.72%) C#
3 29 (33.72%) CRM
3 29 (33.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (32.56%) JavaScript
5 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET
7 21 (24.42%) HTML
8 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
9 19 (22.09%) CSS
10 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
10 18 (20.93%) Finance
11 15 (17.44%) Web Services
12 14 (16.28%) Windows
12 14 (16.28%) Project Management
13 12 (13.95%) QA
13 12 (13.95%) WCF
13 12 (13.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (13.95%) Intranet
13 12 (13.95%) Migration
14 11 (12.79%) Workflow
14 11 (12.79%) SQL
15 10 (11.63%) IIS
16 9 (10.47%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (10.47%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (10.47%) HTML5
16 9 (10.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (13.95%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (11.63%) IIS
3 9 (10.47%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (10.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (8.14%) CMS
5 5 (5.81%) WordPress
6 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.33%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (9.30%) MS Project
4 7 (8.14%) MS Office
5 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.49%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Intranet
2 2 (2.33%) LTE
2 2 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.33%) NUnit
5 1 (1.16%) FxCop
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Advertising
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) CRM Developer
3 18 (20.93%) Analyst
4 14 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Developer
6 8 (9.30%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) CRM Architect
9 4 (4.65%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Coordinator
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Project Coordinator
11 2 (2.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.53%) .NET
2 23 (26.74%) ASP.NET
3 21 (24.42%) HTML
4 19 (22.09%) CSS
5 15 (17.44%) Web Services
6 12 (13.95%) WCF
7 9 (10.47%) HTML5
8 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.81%) Silverlight
9 5 (5.81%) jQuery
10 3 (3.49%) CSS3
11 2 (2.33%) Reactive Extensions
11 2 (2.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (2.33%) XML
11 2 (2.33%) XSL
11 2 (2.33%) XSLT
11 2 (2.33%) SOAP
11 2 (2.33%) REST
12 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Social Media
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) iPad
4 3 (3.49%) PMI
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Wiki
6 1 (1.16%) RIA
6 1 (1.16%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.16%) UNIX
4 1 (1.16%) HPUX
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
4 1 (1.16%) CentOS
4 1 (1.16%) SUSE
4 1 (1.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.72%) CRM
2 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) Project Management
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 11 (12.79%) Workflow
6 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.98%) OO
7 6 (6.98%) Scrum
7 6 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.81%) Time Management
8 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.65%) Line Management
9 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.65%) Change Control
9 4 (4.65%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (4.65%) System Testing
9 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.65%) Web Development
9 4 (4.65%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) C#
2 28 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.79%) SQL
4 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.81%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
6 2 (2.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) Korn
7 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.49%) PMP
3 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Postfix
2 1 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.49%) Nintex
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco
3 2 (2.33%) VMware
3 2 (2.33%) EMC
4 1 (1.16%) Avaya
4 1 (1.16%) CommVault
4 1 (1.16%) Veritas
4 1 (1.16%) Sun
4 1 (1.16%) HP
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