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 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 18 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 3 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.46% 9.05% 8.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.67% 42.22% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £411 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.07 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.61% +300.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -5.12%
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
18 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.75% 21.43% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 2
Average daily rate £376 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.67 £36.07 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +80.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £40.57 £34.80
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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (50.00%) Local Government
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (21.43%) MCDST
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
4 3 (21.43%) Handset
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) iPad
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) PMO Lead
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (14.29%) Server Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Project Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
1 3 (21.43%) Handset
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
1 3 (21.43%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp