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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 92 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 59 111 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 2.69% 2.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.24% 17.79% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 72 46
Median daily rate £338 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £17.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -2.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% +31.57%
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
525 624 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.70% 15.10% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 345 263
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £246 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 34
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +3.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.94%

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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 -23 24 £325 -23.52% 11
Cheshire +4 15 £344 +14.75% 2
Lancashire -5 10 £355 +3.27% 1
Merseyside -7 6 £338 +3.05% 3
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 77 (48.13%) Microsoft
2 49 (30.63%) SQL Server
3 43 (26.88%) Windows
4 34 (21.25%) SQL
5 32 (20.00%) C#
6 30 (18.75%) CRM
6 30 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (18.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (18.13%) Office 365
8 28 (17.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 27 (16.88%) Migration
9 27 (16.88%) .NET
10 25 (15.63%) MS Office
11 24 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 23 (14.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (14.38%) Skype for Business
12 23 (14.38%) Windows Server
12 23 (14.38%) Finance
13 22 (13.75%) Workflow
13 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
14 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
15 19 (11.88%) MS Excel
16 18 (11.25%) MS Exchange
17 15 (9.38%) ITIL
18 14 (8.75%) HTML
18 14 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (8.75%) Records Management
18 14 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (8.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 24 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 23 (14.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 23 (14.38%) Skype for Business
3 18 (11.25%) MS Exchange
4 10 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.00%) IIS
6 7 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.88%) CMS
8 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.25%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.63%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.63%) JBoss
9 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (15.63%) MS Office
2 19 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.38%) InfoPath
4 7 (4.38%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.88%) MS Project
7 2 (1.25%) Camtasia
7 2 (1.25%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 28 (17.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.13%) Office 365
2 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.50%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.25%) Yammer
5 1 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) Intranet
2 7 (4.38%) Firewall
2 7 (4.38%) Internet
2 7 (4.38%) LAN
2 7 (4.38%) SAN
3 6 (3.75%) DNS
3 6 (3.75%) VPN
4 5 (3.13%) WAN
5 4 (2.50%) DHCP
5 4 (2.50%) Extranet
5 4 (2.50%) PBX
5 4 (2.50%) Skype
5 4 (2.50%) VoIP
5 4 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.88%) NAS
6 3 (1.88%) Network Security
6 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.25%) Wireless
7 2 (1.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (18.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.13%) EDRMS
8 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.25%) MS Access
9 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (1.25%) MorphX
5 1 (0.63%) JIRA
5 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 23 (14.38%) Finance
2 13 (8.13%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Advertising
4 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Legal
5 3 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.88%) Publishing
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (30.00%) Developer
2 22 (13.75%) Analyst
3 20 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 15 (9.38%) Administrator
5 14 (8.75%) CRM Developer
6 11 (6.88%) Consultant
6 11 (6.88%) SharePoint Administrator
7 10 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
8 8 (5.00%) DBA
8 8 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (5.00%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.38%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.38%) Architect
10 6 (3.75%) Incident Manager
10 6 (3.75%) Service Manager
11 5 (3.13%) Messaging Analyst
11 5 (3.13%) Service Desk Manager
11 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.88%) .NET
2 14 (8.75%) HTML
3 12 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.25%) XML
5 9 (5.63%) CSS
5 9 (5.63%) jQuery
6 7 (4.38%) WF
7 6 (3.75%) Web Services
8 4 (2.50%) Ajax
9 3 (1.88%) LINQ
9 3 (1.88%) WPF
10 2 (1.25%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.25%) J2EE
10 2 (1.25%) JSP
10 2 (1.25%) Servlets
10 2 (1.25%) WCF
11 1 (0.63%) COM
11 1 (0.63%) HTML5
11 1 (0.63%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 7 (4.38%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.38%) Replication
4 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.13%) User Experience
6 3 (1.88%) BYOD
6 3 (1.88%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.88%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.25%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.25%) Life Science
7 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.25%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) iPad
8 1 (0.63%) iPhone
8 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.88%) Windows
2 23 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.38%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.88%) Linux
8 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.25%) AIX
9 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Solaris
10 1 (0.63%) Unix
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (18.75%) CRM
2 27 (16.88%) Migration
3 22 (13.75%) Workflow
4 15 (9.38%) ITIL
5 14 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (8.75%) Records Management
6 11 (6.88%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.25%) System Testing
8 9 (5.63%) Business Development
8 9 (5.63%) High Availability
9 8 (5.00%) Project Management
10 7 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.38%) ETL
11 6 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.75%) SOA
11 6 (3.75%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.25%) SQL
2 32 (20.00%) C#
3 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.63%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.50%) VB
8 2 (1.25%) C
8 2 (1.25%) VBA
8 2 (1.25%) VBScript
8 2 (1.25%) X++
9 1 (0.63%) Java
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.25%) MCSA
4 2 (1.25%) MCSE
4 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) CCNA
5 1 (0.63%) CCNP
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.63%) CNE
5 1 (0.63%) ECDL
5 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.50%) SLA
3 3 (1.88%) QA
4 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.63%) BS25999
5 1 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) COSO
5 1 (0.63%) P3O
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.88%) vSphere
4 3 (1.88%) XenApp
5 2 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.25%) Firmware
5 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.50%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (48.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.50%) VMware
3 10 (6.25%) Citrix
4 7 (4.38%) HP
4 7 (4.38%) IronPort
5 6 (3.75%) Cisco
5 6 (3.75%) Dell
5 6 (3.75%) Nintex
6 5 (3.13%) Oracle
7 4 (2.50%) Google
8 3 (1.88%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.88%) Apple
8 3 (1.88%) iManage
8 3 (1.88%) Sophos
9 2 (1.25%) Brocade
9 2 (1.25%) Fujitsu
9 2 (1.25%) Lotus
9 2 (1.25%) Motorola
9 2 (1.25%) SAP
9 2 (1.25%) Veritas
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