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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 34 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 60 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.43% 3.10% 4.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 24.49% 17.92% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 12
Average daily rate £425 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £37.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-41.00% +19.04%
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
245 173 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.17% 17.32% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 97 49
Average daily rate £425 £404 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.84 £28.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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 30 April 2016.

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
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington +17 34 £444 +11.00%
Chester -5 7 £269 -32.75%
Runcorn +6 5 £420 -
Macclesfield -5 2 £168 -50.44% 3
Congleton - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 46 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (45.12%) Windows
3 35 (42.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 34 (41.46%) PowerShell
4 34 (41.46%) Security Cleared
5 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
5 29 (35.37%) Migration
6 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
7 26 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (31.71%) SCCM
7 26 (31.71%) Windows 10
8 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
9 23 (28.05%) Skype for Business
9 23 (28.05%) SQL Server
9 23 (28.05%) MS Office
10 22 (26.83%) Skype
11 21 (25.61%) VMware
12 20 (24.39%) SCOM
12 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (23.17%) .NET
13 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
14 18 (21.95%) Data Migration
14 18 (21.95%) Office 365
15 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
15 17 (20.73%) C#
15 17 (20.73%) MS Excel
15 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
16 15 (18.29%) SQL
17 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET
17 14 (17.07%) Finance

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 35 (42.68%) SharePoint 2013
2 23 (28.05%) Skype for Business
3 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
4 10 (12.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (6.10%) IIS
6 2 (2.44%) Apache
6 2 (2.44%) CMS
6 2 (2.44%) eRoom
6 2 (2.44%) JBoss
6 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (28.05%) MS Office
2 17 (20.73%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.54%) MS Project
4 5 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.95%) Office 365
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
3 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 3 (3.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) Skype
2 6 (7.32%) Internet
2 6 (7.32%) SAN
3 5 (6.10%) DNS
4 4 (4.88%) WAN
5 3 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.66%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.44%) SSL
6 2 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (1.22%) DHCP
7 1 (1.22%) Intranet
7 1 (1.22%) LAN
7 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.22%) VPN
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.54%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.44%) MySQL
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.22%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.22%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.22%) QlikView
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (4.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Law
2 5 (6.10%) Local Government
3 4 (4.88%) Military
4 3 (3.66%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Advertising
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Designer
2 13 (15.85%) Architect
2 13 (15.85%) Developer
3 9 (10.98%) Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Consultant
4 8 (9.76%) SharePoint Designer
5 7 (8.54%) SharePoint Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.88%) Digital Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Digital Technical Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) .NET
2 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.76%) .NET Framework
4 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (8.54%) CAML
4 7 (8.54%) jQuery
4 7 (8.54%) Web Services
5 6 (7.32%) Entity Framework
6 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (3.66%) CSS
7 3 (3.66%) HTML
8 2 (2.44%) LAMP
8 2 (2.44%) WAMP
9 1 (1.22%) CSS3
9 1 (1.22%) HTML5
9 1 (1.22%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.22%) REST
9 1 (1.22%) WCF
9 1 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Fat Client
1 10 (12.20%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.10%) PKI
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) iPad
5 2 (2.44%) PMI
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.22%) Handset
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) Windows 10
2 26 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.20%) Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Migration
2 18 (21.95%) Data Migration
3 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
3 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
4 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.54%) ITIL
6 7 (8.54%) MVC
6 7 (8.54%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.32%) Open Source
7 6 (7.32%) Project Management
7 6 (7.32%) Service Management
7 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (7.32%) Web Development
8 5 (6.10%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.10%) OWASP
8 5 (6.10%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.10%) System Testing
8 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.73%) C#
3 15 (18.29%) SQL
4 7 (8.54%) Java
4 7 (8.54%) VB
5 6 (7.32%) FQL
5 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) ISEB
3 6 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.66%) Degree
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.44%) MCITP
6 2 (2.44%) MCTS
6 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.44%) RHCE
7 1 (1.22%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) FATCA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO22301
2 1 (1.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.63%) vSphere
4 6 (7.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.44%) UAG
6 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (31.71%) SCCM
2 20 (24.39%) SCOM
3 6 (7.32%) Puppet
4 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.88%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.66%) Windows Intune
6 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 46 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.61%) VMware
3 11 (13.41%) Citrix
4 6 (7.32%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco
6 3 (3.66%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) Brocade
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.22%) Avaya
8 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.22%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (1.22%) Tableau