The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint Server 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 North West 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 Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 129 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 7 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.041% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 0.23% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Average daily rate £350 - £331
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.27% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+124.48% +44.11%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
448 426 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.58% 17.63% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 180 305
Average daily rate £330 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 45
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
SharePoint Server
England

SharePoint Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SharePoint Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SharePoint Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SharePoint Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SharePoint Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

SharePoint Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SharePoint Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SharePoint Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SharePoint Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint Server within the North West 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
Cheshire -4 3 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 2
SharePoint Server
England

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SharePoint Server 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 Server.

1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (50.00%) WSDL
3 10 (50.00%) SOAP
3 10 (50.00%) Web Services
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) NHS
5 8 (40.00%) XHTML
5 8 (40.00%) SOA
5 8 (40.00%) HTML
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) XML
5 8 (40.00%) XSLT
5 8 (40.00%) CSS
5 8 (40.00%) Ajax
5 8 (40.00%) Web 2.0
5 8 (40.00%) XPath
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) CSS3
5 8 (40.00%) Sass
6 7 (35.00%) Open Source
6 7 (35.00%) HTML5
6 7 (35.00%) Web Design
7 6 (30.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) MS Office
7 6 (30.00%) Adobe
7 6 (30.00%) Axure RP

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SharePoint Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) InfoPath
4 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) UI Developer
3 5 (25.00%) UI Programmer
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Web Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Software Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Server Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) SOAP
2 10 (50.00%) Web Services
2 10 (50.00%) WSDL
3 8 (40.00%) Ajax
3 8 (40.00%) jQuery
3 8 (40.00%) CSS3
3 8 (40.00%) Sass
3 8 (40.00%) XHTML
3 8 (40.00%) XML
3 8 (40.00%) XSLT
3 8 (40.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) HTML5
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) ODBC
6 1 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) NHS
2 8 (40.00%) Web 2.0
3 7 (35.00%) Open Source
4 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) SOA
2 7 (35.00%) Web Design
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 2 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (40.00%) XPath
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) WAI
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Adobe
3 2 (10.00%) Kofax
4 1 (5.00%) Capita