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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 62 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 118 131 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.93% 3.29% 4.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.01% 19.41% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 79
Average daily rate £385 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £226 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 21 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-41.00% +19.04%
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
737 675 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.32% 16.98% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 366 254
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 29
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
Cheshire +19 60 £425 +6.25% 5
Manchester 0 40 £363 - 16
Merseyside -21 5 £290 -10.76% 3
Lancashire -26 3 £313 -10.71% 1
Cumbria +1 2 £175 - 1
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 98 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 66 (28.57%) Windows
3 61 (26.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 58 (25.11%) .NET
5 54 (23.38%) Active Directory
6 48 (20.78%) PowerShell
7 46 (19.91%) Migration
8 44 (19.05%) MS Office
8 44 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 44 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 42 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 41 (17.75%) SQL Server
10 41 (17.75%) Windows Server
11 39 (16.88%) Finance
11 39 (16.88%) Skype for Business
11 39 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (16.45%) C#
12 38 (16.45%) MS Exchange
13 36 (15.58%) JavaScript
13 36 (15.58%) VMware
14 34 (14.72%) SQL
15 33 (14.29%) Windows 10
15 33 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (13.85%) Office 365
17 30 (12.99%) SCCM
18 29 (12.55%) jQuery
19 27 (11.69%) ITIL
20 26 (11.26%) ASP.NET
20 26 (11.26%) CRM

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 61 (26.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 44 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 39 (16.88%) Skype for Business
4 38 (16.45%) MS Exchange
5 18 (7.79%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (4.33%) IIS
7 9 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.03%) Apache
8 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.60%) CMS
10 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.30%) JBoss
12 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.87%) eRoom
14 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 44 (19.05%) MS Office
2 20 (8.66%) MS Project
3 15 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (4.76%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (11.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.85%) Office 365
2 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.60%) IaaS
3 6 (2.60%) PaaS
3 6 (2.60%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.26%) Skype
2 14 (6.06%) DNS
3 10 (4.33%) Intranet
4 9 (3.90%) Internet
4 9 (3.90%) SAN
5 8 (3.46%) DHCP
6 6 (2.60%) VoIP
6 6 (2.60%) WAN
7 4 (1.73%) Extranet
7 4 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.73%) VPN
8 3 (1.30%) LAN
8 3 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.30%) SSL
8 3 (1.30%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.30%) Wireless
9 2 (0.87%) Firewall
9 2 (0.87%) SMTP
9 2 (0.87%) VLAN
9 2 (0.87%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.73%) MySQL
6 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.30%) Power BI
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) MS Access
9 1 (0.43%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.73%) Subversion
3 4 (1.73%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.87%) JUnit
4 2 (0.87%) NUnit
4 2 (0.87%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.87%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.43%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (16.88%) Finance
2 18 (7.79%) Banking
3 7 (3.03%) Advertising
3 7 (3.03%) Local Government
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Law
6 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.73%) Military
7 3 (1.30%) Legal
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.87%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) International Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (22.51%) Developer
2 30 (12.99%) Analyst
3 23 (9.96%) Consultant
4 22 (9.52%) Architect
5 19 (8.23%) Designer
6 16 (6.93%) Project Manager
7 15 (6.49%) Microsoft Developer
7 15 (6.49%) SharePoint Developer
8 14 (6.06%) CRM Developer
9 12 (5.19%) SharePoint Consultant
10 11 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 10 (4.33%) Administrator
11 10 (4.33%) PMO Analyst
11 10 (4.33%) Senior Architect
12 9 (3.90%) .NET Developer
13 8 (3.46%) SharePoint Designer
13 8 (3.46%) SharePoint Specialist
14 7 (3.03%) C# Developer
14 7 (3.03%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.11%) .NET
2 29 (12.55%) jQuery
3 26 (11.26%) ASP.NET
4 23 (9.96%) HTML
5 21 (9.09%) CSS
6 10 (4.33%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.90%) Web Services
8 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.46%) CAML
9 6 (2.60%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.16%) XML
11 4 (1.73%) Ajax
12 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (1.30%) LAMP
12 3 (1.30%) XHTML
13 2 (0.87%) CSS3
13 2 (0.87%) HTML5
13 2 (0.87%) WAMP
13 2 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.76%) Fat Client
1 11 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 8 (3.46%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.16%) PKI
5 5 (2.16%) Social Media
6 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.73%) iPad
7 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.30%) Handset
7 3 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.30%) NHS
7 3 (1.30%) PMI
8 2 (0.87%) CMDB
8 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.87%) FMCG
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.87%) Wiki
9 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (28.57%) Windows
2 41 (17.75%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.49%) Linux
6 8 (3.46%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.73%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.87%) Unix
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.91%) Migration
2 27 (11.69%) ITIL
3 26 (11.26%) CRM
4 24 (10.39%) Data Migration
5 23 (9.96%) Project Management
6 21 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 21 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 20 (8.66%) ERP
7 20 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.49%) Web Development
10 13 (5.63%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (4.33%) Service Management
13 8 (3.46%) Change Control
13 8 (3.46%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.46%) MVC
14 7 (3.03%) TDD
15 6 (2.60%) Data Management
15 6 (2.60%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.78%) PowerShell
2 38 (16.45%) C#
3 36 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 34 (14.72%) SQL
5 10 (4.33%) Java
6 9 (3.90%) VB
7 7 (3.03%) FQL
7 7 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.16%) VBA
9 4 (1.73%) C
9 4 (1.73%) PHP
10 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (3.90%) Degree
6 6 (2.60%) ISEB
6 6 (2.60%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.73%) MCSE
9 3 (1.30%) MCDST
9 3 (1.30%) MCITP
9 3 (1.30%) MCTS
9 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.30%) RHCE
10 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.43%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) FATCA
2 2 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.23%) vSphere
4 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.60%) UAG
6 5 (2.16%) XenApp
6 5 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.73%) Brightmail
7 4 (1.73%) XenServer
8 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.99%) SCCM
2 24 (10.39%) SCOM
3 7 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 7 (3.03%) Puppet
4 4 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.73%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (1.30%) vRealize
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) TADDM
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 98 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.58%) VMware
3 23 (9.96%) Citrix
4 9 (3.90%) ServiceNow
5 8 (3.46%) Dell
5 8 (3.46%) IronPort
6 6 (2.60%) HP
6 6 (2.60%) NetApp
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco
7 5 (2.16%) Remedy
8 4 (1.73%) Compaq
8 4 (1.73%) Symantec
8 4 (1.73%) ThinPrint
9 3 (1.30%) Brocade
9 3 (1.30%) BT
9 3 (1.30%) Capita
9 3 (1.30%) Facebook
9 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.30%) Twitter
10 2 (0.87%) OpenText
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