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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 22 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 15 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.60% 6.56% 3.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.23% 38.89% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate £350 £215 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -18.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.17% -2.50%
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
78 54 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.93% 16.88% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 5
Average daily rate £375 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £216 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 7 £340 +36.00% 2
Wirral +1 3 £425 +120.77% 1
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
4 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (17.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (13.79%) QA
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.34%) Advertising
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
7 3 (10.34%) Power BI
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
8 2 (6.90%) Marketing
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.90%) Local Government
8 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (6.90%) MCDST
8 2 (6.90%) Document Management
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.90%) iPad
8 2 (6.90%) Change Control
8 2 (6.90%) Procure-to-pay
8 2 (6.90%) FMCG
8 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (17.24%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Sage 1000
1 1 (3.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Intranet
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) VPN
1 2 (6.90%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Power BI
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Essbase
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (3.45%) MS Access
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) MSTest
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Local Government
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Communications Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) PMO Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Procurement Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) ODBC
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.90%) FMCG
1 2 (6.90%) Handset
1 2 (6.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
1 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
2 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Document Management
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) V-Model
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCDST
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) BT
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) OpenText
2 2 (6.90%) Remedy
2 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Ariba
3 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Siemens
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