The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Lancashire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 30 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 21 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.02% 1.99% 2.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 34.43% 12.90% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 6
Average daily rate £277 - £155
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 - £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.43%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
61 31 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.59% 15.42% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 58
Average daily rate £282 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £453 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.24 £18.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.62% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £18.00 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £18.40 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
SharePoint
North West

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn -1 1 £218 -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Citrix
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) HP
3 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL
4 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (28.00%) Siebel
5 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle
5 7 (28.00%) IIS
5 7 (28.00%) SAN
5 7 (28.00%) Informatica
5 7 (28.00%) Firewall
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (28.00%) Open Text
5 7 (28.00%) IronPort
5 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (28.00%) Clustering
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (24.00%) Change Control
6 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (20.00%) vSphere
7 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (20.00%) XenApp

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) IIS
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.00%) SAS
5 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) LAN
1 7 (28.00%) WAN
1 7 (28.00%) SAN
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Support Officer
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Designer
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) Wiki
3 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.00%) NHS
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
1 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Change Control
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) VBA
5 1 (4.00%) REXX
5 1 (4.00%) JCL
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) MCSE
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
2 5 (20.00%) XenServer
2 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 5 (20.00%) vSphere
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Citrix
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) HP
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) IronPort
4 7 (28.00%) Informatica
4 7 (28.00%) Open Text
4 7 (28.00%) Siebel
5 5 (20.00%) Compaq
5 5 (20.00%) Dell
6 4 (16.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (4.00%) CA