The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 44 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 20 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.56% 4.67% 6.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.18% 30.26% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 35
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£413 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £289 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.85 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.37% +6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £39.22 £26.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -5.12%
SharePoint
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
141 152 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.08% 15.45% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 67
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £241 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.57 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 5 £275 -
Knutsford +6 3 £325 - 3
Chester -4 3 - -
Warrington -16 3 £420 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
3 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
4 17 (27.42%) .NET
4 17 (27.42%) Finance
5 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (24.19%) IIS
7 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
8 12 (19.35%) DNS
8 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
8 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (17.74%) SQL
10 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (16.13%) Clustering
10 10 (16.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (16.13%) Load Balancing
11 8 (12.90%) Project Management
11 8 (12.90%) Local Government
11 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.29%) MCTS
12 7 (11.29%) MCSE
12 7 (11.29%) MCITP
13 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
13 6 (9.68%) MS Project

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 19 (30.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (24.19%) IIS
3 10 (16.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
5 5 (8.06%) MS Project Server
6 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.61%) CMS
8 1 (1.61%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS Project
2 6 (9.68%) MS Office
3 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.23%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
2 12 (19.35%) DNS
3 4 (6.45%) Wireless
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 3 (4.84%) Intranet
4 3 (4.84%) DHCP
4 3 (4.84%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.61%) SAN
5 1 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) MSTest
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Local Government
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Administrator
3 9 (14.52%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.84%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.84%) PMO Lead
7 2 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Server Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Server Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) WCF
3 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) Middleware
4 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) Handset
2 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.84%) iPad
3 2 (3.23%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) GIS
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.23%) UNIX
7 1 (1.61%) Solaris
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Load Balancing
2 8 (12.90%) Project Management
2 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (9.68%) ITIL
4 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.84%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.84%) Document Management
5 3 (4.84%) ERP
5 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.23%) Release Management
6 2 (3.23%) Line Management
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (3.23%) Change Control
6 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.23%) Logistics
6 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.61%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.74%) SQL
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) X++
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
5 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.29%) MCTS
2 7 (11.29%) MCSE
2 7 (11.29%) MCITP
3 3 (4.84%) MCDST
3 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) CIPD
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) vSphere
3 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) VMware
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) ESRI
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.61%) Ariba
6 1 (1.61%) NetApp
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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