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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 55 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 28 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.84% 3.95% 5.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.39% 28.44% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 - £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -6.09%
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
161 109 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.35% 13.89% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 49 43
Average daily rate £413 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £45.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Chester +5 9 £475 +53.22% 3
Warrington -7 5 £375 - 4
Crewe - 5 £225 -
Macclesfield - 3 £338 - 1
Runcorn +1 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (30.61%) ITIL
2 14 (28.57%) Local Government
3 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 13 (26.53%) PRINCE2
4 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.45%) Windows
6 10 (20.41%) MS Project
7 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (12.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (12.24%) Matrix Management
8 6 (12.24%) IIS
8 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
8 6 (12.24%) .NET
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle
8 6 (12.24%) Project Management
8 6 (12.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.24%) Wireless
9 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.20%) Migration
9 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.20%) Intranet
9 5 (10.20%) SQL
9 5 (10.20%) MS Office
10 4 (8.16%) CRM
10 4 (8.16%) Linux
10 4 (8.16%) UNIX
10 4 (8.16%) Citrix

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.08%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.04%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) eRoom
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Project
2 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 6 (12.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
4 5 (10.20%) MS Office
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.04%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Wireless
2 5 (10.20%) Intranet
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) VPN
4 2 (4.08%) LDAP
4 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 2 (4.08%) SAN
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) WebEx
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.04%) NAS
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) Extranet
5 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) NUnit
2 1 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 14 (28.57%) Local Government
2 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 6 (12.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.08%) Publishing
5 2 (4.08%) Swedish Language
6 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Project Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Junior
3 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
4 6 (12.24%) ICT Project Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Developer
6 4 (8.16%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Project Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) SAP Trainer
8 2 (4.08%) Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.08%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) Rendezvous
2 2 (4.08%) jQuery
2 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.08%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.04%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.04%) CSS3
3 1 (2.04%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) DHTML
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Handset
3 2 (4.08%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) PRINCE2
3 6 (12.24%) Matrix Management
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
3 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.20%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.16%) CRM
5 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Service Management
7 2 (4.08%) Data Management
7 2 (4.08%) Change Management
7 2 (4.08%) Change Control
7 2 (4.08%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.08%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (6.12%) MCDST
2 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) CIPD
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) COBIT
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (4.08%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (2.04%) WSUS
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.08%) Ariba
5 2 (4.08%) CA
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.04%) AppSense
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Avaya
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) Sophos
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