The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 Merseyside 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 18 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 9 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.92% 2.35% 4.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 47.37% 20.00% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate £258 £413 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.57% +45.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £343 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £483 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.43%
Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
19 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.38% 11.74% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 20
Average daily rate £275 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £305 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £450 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.28%
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 Merseyside

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +5 5 £308 -25.45% 4
St Helens - 2 £265 -
Wirral - - - -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) HL7
5 4 (28.57%) LiteSpeed
5 4 (28.57%) Document Management
5 4 (28.57%) Clustering
5 4 (28.57%) DTS
5 4 (28.57%) CommVault
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) JCAPS
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) NHS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) JCAPS
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
1 2 (14.29%) Extranet
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 4 (28.57%) DTS
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Document Management
2 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) LiteSpeed
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) CommVault
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco