The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 19 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.08% 4.23% 6.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.22% 26.09% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £233 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £220 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £380 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £19.67 £25.00 £36.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.32% -30.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.41 £17.11 £35.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £27.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.17% -2.50%
SharePoint
Cheshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
37 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.36% 16.20% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 10
Average daily rate £275 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £38.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £14.81 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 7 (77.78%) Local Government
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) iPad
4 2 (22.22%) MCDST
4 2 (22.22%) Handset
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) LAN

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (77.78%) Local Government
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Coordinator
2 3 (33.33%) PMO Coordinator
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) ICT Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Project Assistant
4 1 (11.11%) Project Support Assistant
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Handset
1 2 (22.22%) iPad
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCDST
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) VMware