The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint 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 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
Rank 37 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 143 100 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.65% 4.14% 4.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 31.92% 23.47% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 42 71
Average daily rate £325 £298 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.70 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% +20.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.52 £9.45 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £35.70 £23.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.43%
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
England

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint 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
Manchester +2 70 £345 +15.00% 14
Cheshire -6 32 £370 +55.78% 3
Lancashire -6 21 £277 - 1
Merseyside +11 9 £258 -37.57% 4
Cumbria - 1 £300 -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
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 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 80 (33.20%) Microsoft
2 79 (32.78%) .NET
3 62 (25.73%) SQL
4 59 (24.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 57 (23.65%) C#
6 56 (23.24%) SQL Server
6 56 (23.24%) Windows
7 42 (17.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (16.18%) MS Excel
9 36 (14.94%) ITIL
10 35 (14.52%) ASP.NET
11 34 (14.11%) Project Management
12 33 (13.69%) Migration
13 30 (12.45%) IIS
13 30 (12.45%) HTML
14 29 (12.03%) JavaScript
14 29 (12.03%) CSS
14 29 (12.03%) MS Exchange
15 28 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (11.20%) Finance
17 26 (10.79%) PRINCE2
17 26 (10.79%) jQuery
18 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (10.37%) Active Directory
18 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (9.54%) Intranet
19 23 (9.54%) MS Office
20 21 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (8.30%) Oracle
21 20 (8.30%) Web Services

SharePoint
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 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 59 (24.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 42 (17.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 30 (12.45%) IIS
4 29 (12.03%) MS Exchange
5 12 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.98%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (4.15%) Lync
7 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.66%) JCAPS
8 4 (1.66%) NetWeaver
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.83%) CMS
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.41%) SAS
11 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.54%) MS Office
3 12 (4.98%) InfoPath
4 10 (4.15%) MS Project
5 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.07%) Acrobat
6 5 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (2.07%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
2 2 (0.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.54%) Intranet
2 18 (7.47%) DNS
3 15 (6.22%) SAN
4 14 (5.81%) DHCP
5 13 (5.39%) Firewall
6 11 (4.56%) LAN
6 11 (4.56%) WAN
7 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.07%) Wireless
8 4 (1.66%) IPsec
9 3 (1.24%) Extranet
9 3 (1.24%) SSL
10 2 (0.83%) Internet
11 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (23.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.32%) QlikView
5 8 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.07%) SAP BW
8 5 (2.07%) SAP BI
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.66%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.66%) MS Access
9 4 (1.66%) DTS
10 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.41%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.83%) Selenium
3 2 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 27 (11.20%) Finance
2 15 (6.22%) Local Government
3 5 (2.07%) Banking
4 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Back Office
5 3 (1.24%) Advertising
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Billing
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (29.88%) Developer
2 45 (18.67%) Analyst
3 42 (17.43%) SharePoint Developer
4 17 (7.05%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.64%) Consultant
6 15 (6.22%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.81%) Administrator
8 13 (5.39%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.39%) Architect
9 9 (3.73%) Coordinator
10 8 (3.32%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.32%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.90%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.90%) SQL Developer
11 7 (2.90%) SharePoint Administrator
12 6 (2.49%) SharePoint Business Analyst
12 6 (2.49%) SharePoint Consultant
12 6 (2.49%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.49%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (32.78%) .NET
2 35 (14.52%) ASP.NET
3 30 (12.45%) HTML
4 29 (12.03%) CSS
5 26 (10.79%) jQuery
6 20 (8.30%) Web Services
7 8 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.49%) WCF
8 6 (2.49%) Ajax
9 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.07%) JSON
9 5 (2.07%) XML
10 3 (1.24%) SOAP
10 3 (1.24%) Middleware
10 3 (1.24%) HTML5
10 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.83%) RESTful
11 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) Clustering
2 13 (5.39%) NHS
3 6 (2.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.66%) Wiki
4 4 (1.66%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.24%) GIS
5 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.83%) FMCG
6 2 (0.83%) Social Media
6 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.83%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.41%) SCADA
7 1 (0.41%) Informatics
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.24%) Windows
2 28 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (7.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.66%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.41%) UNIX
7 1 (0.41%) MVS
7 1 (0.41%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.94%) ITIL
2 34 (14.11%) Project Management
3 33 (13.69%) Migration
4 26 (10.79%) PRINCE2
5 21 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (7.88%) MVC
7 14 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (5.39%) Change Management
9 12 (4.98%) Workflow
9 12 (4.98%) Test Scripting
10 11 (4.56%) Service Management
10 11 (4.56%) CRM
11 10 (4.15%) Web Development
11 10 (4.15%) Change Control
12 9 (3.73%) ITSM
12 9 (3.73%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.32%) Data Migration
14 7 (2.90%) Content Management
14 7 (2.90%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.73%) SQL
2 57 (23.65%) C#
3 29 (12.03%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.88%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.22%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.32%) VB
7 7 (2.90%) Java
8 5 (2.07%) VBScript
9 4 (1.66%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.83%) C
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) REXX
11 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) JCL
11 1 (0.41%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 12 (4.98%) Degree
2 11 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (3.32%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.90%) MCSE
6 6 (2.49%) ISEB
7 2 (0.83%) PMP
7 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.41%) MCT
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) QA
2 8 (3.32%) SLA
3 4 (1.66%) HL7
4 2 (0.83%) WAI
System Software
1 25 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.32%) VMware ESX
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.32%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.49%) XenApp
4 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.07%) XenServer
5 5 (2.07%) vSphere
6 4 (1.66%) LiteSpeed
7 3 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.32%) SCCM
2 7 (2.90%) SCOM
3 6 (2.49%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.66%) SCSM
4 4 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 80 (33.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.30%) Oracle
3 16 (6.64%) HP
3 16 (6.64%) Citrix
4 15 (6.22%) VMware
5 11 (4.56%) SAP
6 7 (2.90%) Siebel
6 7 (2.90%) Adobe
6 7 (2.90%) Informatica
6 7 (2.90%) IronPort
6 7 (2.90%) Open Text
7 6 (2.49%) Cisco
8 5 (2.07%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.07%) Compaq
8 5 (2.07%) Dell
8 5 (2.07%) Avaya
9 4 (1.66%) CommVault
9 4 (1.66%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.66%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (1.24%) Zoho
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