The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 68 64 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 97 112 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 2.50% 4.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.05% 17.15% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 71 78
Median daily rate £343 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £26.18 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.74% +45.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.29 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.75 £42.02 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £21.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+43.52% +18.05%
SharePoint
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
569 653 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 14.56% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 408 267
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £512 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £27.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SharePoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SharePoint
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 across the North West region.

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SharePoint
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 across the North West region.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 48 £325 - 19
Cheshire +23 35 £350 +2.94% 5
Merseyside 0 4 £300 +110.52% 2
Lancashire -10 3 £506 +35.00% 3
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 93 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.38%) Windows
3 42 (20.90%) Finance
3 42 (20.90%) SQL Server
4 40 (19.90%) SQL
5 36 (17.91%) MS Excel
6 33 (16.42%) CRM
6 33 (16.42%) Migration
6 33 (16.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 31 (15.42%) Office 365
8 29 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (14.43%) MS Office
8 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
9 28 (13.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 28 (13.93%) Dynamics CRM
10 25 (12.44%) .NET
11 24 (11.94%) ITIL
12 23 (11.44%) Skype for Business
13 22 (10.95%) JavaScript
14 21 (10.45%) C#
14 21 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (9.95%) Windows Server
16 19 (9.45%) PowerShell
16 19 (9.45%) Banking
16 19 (9.45%) Workflow
17 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (8.46%) Project Management
18 17 (8.46%) MS PowerPoint
19 16 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (7.96%) MS Exchange

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (16.42%) SharePoint 2013
2 28 (13.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 23 (11.44%) Skype for Business
4 16 (7.96%) MS Exchange
5 12 (5.97%) IIS
6 11 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (3.48%) JBoss
9 7 (3.48%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.99%) Apache
10 6 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.99%) CMS
11 5 (2.49%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.00%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.50%) GeoServer
14 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.43%) MS Office
3 17 (8.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (7.46%) MS Project
5 9 (4.48%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
7 2 (1.00%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (13.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.42%) Office 365
2 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.99%) SaaS
4 4 (1.99%) IaaS
4 4 (1.99%) PaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.97%) Intranet
2 10 (4.98%) DNS
2 10 (4.98%) Internet
2 10 (4.98%) SAN
3 7 (3.48%) NAS
3 7 (3.48%) SSL
3 7 (3.48%) VPN
4 5 (2.49%) Firewall
4 5 (2.49%) LAN
4 5 (2.49%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.99%) Network Security
5 4 (1.99%) PBX
5 4 (1.99%) Skype
5 4 (1.99%) VoIP
5 4 (1.99%) WAN
6 3 (1.49%) DHCP
6 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.00%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.50%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (6.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.98%) MySQL
5 6 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.49%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.99%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.00%) MS Access
9 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (6.47%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.99%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.00%) JIRA
4 2 (1.00%) MorphX
5 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 42 (20.90%) Finance
2 19 (9.45%) Banking
3 8 (3.98%) Marketing
4 7 (3.48%) Advertising
4 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Electronics
7 3 (1.49%) Law
7 3 (1.49%) Legal
8 2 (1.00%) Local Government
8 2 (1.00%) Retail
9 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.50%) International Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (22.89%) Analyst
2 33 (16.42%) Developer
3 19 (9.45%) Architect
4 13 (6.47%) Consultant
4 13 (6.47%) CRM Developer
5 11 (5.47%) PMO Analyst
5 11 (5.47%) SharePoint Consultant
6 10 (4.98%) Administrator
7 9 (4.48%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Designer
8 8 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (3.98%) SharePoint Administrator
8 8 (3.98%) SharePoint Designer
8 8 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.98%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.48%) SharePoint Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.44%) .NET
2 13 (6.47%) HTML
3 8 (3.98%) CSS
4 7 (3.48%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.99%) JSP
5 6 (2.99%) LAMP
5 6 (2.99%) XML
6 5 (2.49%) Web Services
7 4 (1.99%) jQuery
8 3 (1.49%) Ajax
8 3 (1.49%) WAMP
9 2 (1.00%) CAML
9 2 (1.00%) LINQ
9 2 (1.00%) WCF
9 2 (1.00%) WF
9 2 (1.00%) WPF
10 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.50%) JSON
10 1 (0.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.98%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.98%) Data Integration
4 7 (3.48%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.99%) PMI
5 6 (2.99%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.99%) Life Science
6 4 (1.99%) PKI
6 4 (1.99%) Replication
7 3 (1.49%) BYOD
7 3 (1.49%) CMDB
7 3 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.00%) FMCG
8 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.38%) Windows
2 20 (9.95%) Windows Server
3 16 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (5.47%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.98%) Linux
5 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.49%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.99%) AIX
8 4 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.00%) Solaris
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.50%) Unix
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.42%) CRM
1 33 (16.42%) Migration
2 29 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (11.94%) ITIL
4 19 (9.45%) Workflow
5 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (8.46%) Project Management
7 14 (6.97%) Records Management
8 12 (5.97%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.98%) Business Development
9 10 (4.98%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (4.98%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.48%) Data Protection
10 9 (4.48%) ETL
10 9 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.98%) Data Migration
11 8 (3.98%) ERP
11 8 (3.98%) System Testing
11 8 (3.98%) Web Development
12 7 (3.48%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.90%) SQL
2 22 (10.95%) JavaScript
3 21 (10.45%) C#
4 19 (9.45%) PowerShell
5 13 (6.47%) VBA
6 11 (5.47%) Java
6 11 (5.47%) PHP
7 9 (4.48%) VB
8 6 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.00%) C
11 2 (1.00%) FQL
11 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.00%) VBScript
11 2 (1.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.48%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.99%) MCITP
5 6 (2.99%) MCTS
5 6 (2.99%) RHCE
5 6 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) Degree
7 2 (1.00%) CCNA
7 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.00%) MCSA
7 2 (1.00%) MCSE
8 1 (0.50%) CCNP
8 1 (0.50%) CNE
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PMP
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) FATCA
4 1 (0.50%) P3O
System Software
1 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.48%) UAG
3 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.49%) vSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.00%) XenApp
5 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) Puppet
1 10 (4.98%) SCCM
2 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.99%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.49%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.49%) TADDM
4 3 (1.49%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.00%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.46%) VMware
3 13 (6.47%) Citrix
4 11 (5.47%) SAP
4 11 (5.47%) ServiceNow
5 10 (4.98%) Oracle
6 8 (3.98%) Brocade
6 8 (3.98%) HP
6 8 (3.98%) IronPort
7 7 (3.48%) Cisco
8 6 (2.99%) Dell
8 6 (2.99%) IBM
8 6 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.49%) Lotus
10 3 (1.49%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.49%) CODA
10 3 (1.49%) Concur
10 3 (1.49%) iManage
10 3 (1.49%) Maconomy
10 3 (1.49%) Remedy