The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Knutsford region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 9 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 8.45% 2.33% 3.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 50.00% 13.64% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£268 £269 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% +16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £224 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £314 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.27%
Application Platforms Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
12 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 16.90% 17.05% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 8
Average daily rate £360 £276 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.67% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £452 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) IIS
3 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) MCTS
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (25.00%) MCITP
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCTS
1 3 (25.00%) MCITP
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat