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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 31 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 15 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.93% 4.81% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.81% 42.11% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.17 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.99% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -13.58%
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
63 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.49% 11.42% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 18
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £31.99 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.34% +42.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015. 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
Blackpool +7 7 £304 +12.50%
Preston -3 4 £400 +100.00%
Lytham St Annes +4 1 £451 -
Chorley - 1 £375 -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 20 (42.55%) SQL
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
3 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
4 14 (29.79%) Citrix
4 14 (29.79%) Windows
5 13 (27.66%) .NET
6 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
6 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
7 10 (21.28%) XenApp
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle
8 9 (19.15%) HTML
8 9 (19.15%) ERP
8 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 9 (19.15%) AppSense
8 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.02%) JIRA
9 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.02%) UML
9 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.02%) XML
9 8 (17.02%) ITIL
9 8 (17.02%) Java
9 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
9 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
10 7 (14.89%) Active Directory

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (10.64%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project
3 2 (4.26%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) DHCP
1 7 (14.89%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
2 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) MS Access
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Developer
1 10 (21.28%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
3 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Tester
4 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Applications Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) HTML
3 8 (17.02%) XML
4 5 (10.64%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
2 9 (19.15%) ERP
2 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) UML
4 7 (14.89%) Validation
5 6 (12.77%) Supply Chain Management
6 5 (10.64%) Logistics
6 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Server Building
8 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Web Development
8 3 (6.38%) Software Deployment
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
3 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.64%) VB
4 5 (10.64%) C
5 4 (8.51%) VBScript
6 3 (6.38%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.38%) MCSA
4 3 (6.38%) CCNP
4 3 (6.38%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) VCP4
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.38%) MCITP
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 3 (6.38%) VCP5
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) APMP
6 1 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) XenApp
2 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) XenServer
4 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Citrix
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) AppSense
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
4 4 (8.51%) McAfee
5 3 (6.38%) Altiris
6 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.26%) Stellent
6 2 (4.26%) Compaq
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) SAP
6 2 (4.26%) Cognos
6 2 (4.26%) Nintex
7 1 (2.13%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.13%) Talend
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