The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 29 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 21 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.10% 1.82% 3.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 38.18% 14.71% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £347 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £317 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £399 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -28.81%
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 Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
55 34 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.35% 12.36% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 67
Average daily rate £325 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £413 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £12.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.00% -43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 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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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
Preston +3 9 £505 +45.53%
Blackburn - - - -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) VMware
3 19 (38.78%) Citrix
3 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
6 16 (32.65%) HP
7 15 (30.61%) DHCP
7 15 (30.61%) DNS
7 15 (30.61%) SQL
7 15 (30.61%) XenServer
8 14 (28.57%) ITIL
8 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 14 (28.57%) XenApp
9 12 (24.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
9 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
10 11 (22.45%) Windows XP
11 10 (20.41%) Oracle
11 10 (20.41%) Web Services
11 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
13 8 (16.33%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (16.33%) C
14 7 (14.29%) Dell
14 7 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (14.29%) Degree

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (24.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (12.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (8.16%) IIS
7 1 (2.04%) Lync
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.04%) Documentum
7 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.16%) InfoPath
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Maximo
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) DHCP
1 15 (30.61%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 3 (6.12%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) LAN
2 3 (6.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) QlikView
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Analyst
1 7 (14.29%) Administrator
2 6 (12.24%) SharePoint Administrator
2 6 (12.24%) Data Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Server Support
6 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Administrator
7 1 (2.04%) Functional Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) Wiki
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (22.45%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) Document Management
3 6 (12.24%) Data Migration
3 6 (12.24%) Metadata Management
3 6 (12.24%) Data Management
3 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
3 6 (12.24%) ETL
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.20%) Release Management
5 4 (8.16%) Change Management
5 4 (8.16%) Validation
6 3 (6.12%) Change Control
7 2 (4.08%) Line Management
7 2 (4.08%) Data Mapping
7 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) ITSM
7 2 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.33%) C
4 5 (10.20%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) Degree
4 6 (12.24%) MCSE
4 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) PMP
6 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) XenServer
3 14 (28.57%) XenApp
4 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
4 6 (12.24%) vSphere
5 5 (10.20%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.82%) VMware
3 19 (38.78%) Citrix
4 16 (32.65%) HP
5 10 (20.41%) Oracle
6 7 (14.29%) Dell
7 6 (12.24%) Compaq
7 6 (12.24%) Talend
8 3 (6.12%) IronPort
8 3 (6.12%) Open Text
8 3 (6.12%) Siebel
8 3 (6.12%) Informatica
9 2 (4.08%) SAP
10 1 (2.04%) Kronos
10 1 (2.04%) NetApp
10 1 (2.04%) webMethods
10 1 (2.04%) McAfee
10 1 (2.04%) Primavera
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco
10 1 (2.04%) IBM