The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 18 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 21 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.89% 6.61% 7.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 46.67% 36.36% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £405 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -34.54%
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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
45 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.92% 18.18% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 19
Average daily rate £350 £285 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -34.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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
Liverpool -1 18 £300 -4.00% 9
Wirral +1 1 - -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (48.00%) C#
4 11 (44.00%) .NET
5 10 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (36.00%) Umbraco
6 9 (36.00%) HTML5
6 9 (36.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (32.00%) QA
8 7 (28.00%) jQuery
9 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (24.00%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.00%) Internet
10 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (20.00%) Degree
10 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (16.00%) MS Project Server
11 4 (16.00%) WCF
11 4 (16.00%) Web Development
11 4 (16.00%) MS Project
11 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
11 4 (16.00%) Java
12 3 (12.00%) Oracle
12 3 (12.00%) VBScript
12 3 (12.00%) Web Services
12 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
12 3 (12.00%) Content Management

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (36.00%) Umbraco
3 4 (16.00%) MS Project Server
4 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Project
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.00%) Intranet
2 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Project Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Project Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Project Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) HTML5
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) jQuery
4 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (16.00%) WCF
7 3 (12.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) Content Management
4 3 (12.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
2 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) VBScript
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Veeam
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
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