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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 26 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 42 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.43% 4.04% 6.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 28.97% 21.89% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 28
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£325 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £17.42 £16.84 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -60.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £11.01 £24.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.54 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% -34.16%
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
145 169 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.76% 18.47% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 75 115
Average daily rate £350 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 23
Average hourly rate £16.84 £20.27 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.90% +8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Chester +11 11 £410 +38.98% 2
Warrington -7 11 £410 +5.46% 1
Knutsford +12 3 - -
Macclesfield -1 1 - - 1
Northwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 43 (51.81%) SQL Server
2 42 (50.60%) Windows
3 35 (42.17%) Active Directory
4 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
5 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (37.35%) IIS
7 28 (33.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (32.53%) .NET
9 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
10 23 (27.71%) SQL
11 21 (25.30%) DNS
11 21 (25.30%) Finance
12 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
13 18 (21.69%) MS Exchange
13 18 (21.69%) Clustering
13 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
14 17 (20.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2003
15 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
15 16 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (14.46%) MCTS
18 12 (14.46%) Project Management
18 12 (14.46%) MCSE
18 12 (14.46%) Cyber-Ark
18 12 (14.46%) MCITP

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 31 (37.35%) IIS
2 28 (33.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 18 (21.69%) MS Exchange
4 16 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (13.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (8.43%) MS Project Server
8 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.41%) Lync
9 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.20%) CMS
10 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS Project
2 9 (10.84%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) DNS
2 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.02%) DHCP
3 5 (6.02%) Firewall
4 3 (3.61%) SAN
5 2 (2.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.41%) VPN
5 2 (2.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (51.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
1 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Local Government
4 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Developer
2 14 (16.87%) Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (12.05%) Administrator
5 9 (10.84%) Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (6.02%) Project Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Server Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.61%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) PMO Lead
10 2 (2.41%) Engagement Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Business Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (2.41%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.53%) .NET
2 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.82%) CSS
4 3 (3.61%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) WCF
6 1 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Clustering
2 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.02%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.41%) iPad
4 2 (2.41%) Handset
4 2 (2.41%) Replication
4 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.64%) Linux
6 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.82%) UNIX
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
2 12 (14.46%) Project Management
3 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.82%) Change Management
7 4 (4.82%) Migration
7 4 (4.82%) ERP
8 3 (3.61%) Service Management
8 3 (3.61%) Logistics
8 3 (3.61%) Document Management
8 3 (3.61%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (3.61%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.05%) C#
4 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.41%) X++
6 2 (2.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Java
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.46%) MCTS
2 12 (14.46%) MCSE
2 12 (14.46%) MCITP
3 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCDST
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (42.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.46%) Cyber-Ark
3 8 (9.64%) VMware
4 5 (6.02%) SAP
5 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco
6 2 (2.41%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.20%) Ariba
7 1 (1.20%) NetApp
7 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.20%) ESRI
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