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 17 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 35 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 136 150 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.36% 5.08% 4.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 27.59% 28.63% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 92
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£328 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 16
Average hourly rate £22.42 £17.50 £40.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.08% -56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 £15.54 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £34.90 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% -34.16%
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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
493 524 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.82% 17.74% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 241 376
Average daily rate £335 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £437 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 57 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.61 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.34 £34.50 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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
Manchester -20 49 £328 +0.76% 32
Cheshire +8 42 £325 -1.88% 9
Lancashire 0 22 £300 -13.54% 3
Merseyside -2 18 £350 +7.69% 12
Cumbria - - - -
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SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 94 (34.43%) .NET
2 92 (33.70%) SQL Server
3 85 (31.14%) Microsoft
4 84 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 72 (26.37%) Windows
6 65 (23.81%) C#
7 62 (22.71%) SQL
8 57 (20.88%) Active Directory
9 54 (19.78%) HTML
10 50 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (17.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 43 (15.75%) JavaScript
13 41 (15.02%) CSS
14 40 (14.65%) MS Excel
15 39 (14.29%) DNS
16 38 (13.92%) IIS
16 38 (13.92%) jQuery
17 37 (13.55%) MS Exchange
17 37 (13.55%) Finance
18 36 (13.19%) ASP.NET
19 35 (12.82%) PowerShell
20 31 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
21 28 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
21 28 (10.26%) VMware
22 26 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
23 25 (9.16%) TCP/IP
23 25 (9.16%) ITIL
23 25 (9.16%) Project Management
24 24 (8.79%) Clustering

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 84 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 47 (17.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 38 (13.92%) IIS
4 37 (13.55%) MS Exchange
5 31 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.03%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (3.30%) Umbraco
10 7 (2.56%) MS Project Server
11 5 (1.83%) Lync
12 3 (1.10%) WordPress
12 3 (1.10%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
14 1 (0.37%) JCAPS
14 1 (0.37%) Documentum
14 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 40 (14.65%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.23%) MS Office
3 14 (5.13%) InfoPath
4 13 (4.76%) MS Project
5 8 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.83%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.73%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.10%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.37%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (1.10%) SaaS
3 2 (0.73%) Taleo
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.29%) DNS
2 25 (9.16%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.96%) DHCP
4 13 (4.76%) Intranet
5 9 (3.30%) SAN
6 8 (2.93%) Firewall
7 6 (2.20%) Wireless
7 6 (2.20%) LAN
7 6 (2.20%) WAN
8 5 (1.83%) Internet
9 4 (1.47%) IPsec
10 2 (0.73%) VoIP
10 2 (0.73%) SSL
10 2 (0.73%) VPN
10 2 (0.73%) Extranet
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.73%) VLAN
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (5.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.56%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.10%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.37%) QlikView
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.37%) OLAP
11 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.03%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.20%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.37%) MSTest
4 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 37 (13.55%) Finance
2 11 (4.03%) Banking
3 6 (2.20%) Local Government
3 6 (2.20%) Marketing
4 4 (1.47%) Advertising
4 4 (1.47%) Retail
5 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 88 (32.23%) Developer
2 56 (20.51%) SharePoint Developer
3 44 (16.12%) Analyst
4 24 (8.79%) Administrator
5 21 (7.69%) Consultant
6 17 (6.23%) SharePoint Administrator
7 16 (5.86%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.76%) Architect
9 11 (4.03%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.66%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.30%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.30%) SharePoint Consultant
12 8 (2.93%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.56%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.56%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.20%) Project Analyst
14 6 (2.20%) Web Developer
14 6 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 5 (1.83%) Tester
16 4 (1.47%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (34.43%) .NET
2 54 (19.78%) HTML
3 41 (15.02%) CSS
4 38 (13.92%) jQuery
5 36 (13.19%) ASP.NET
6 14 (5.13%) Web Services
7 13 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 10 (3.66%) HTML5
9 8 (2.93%) WCF
9 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.47%) XML
11 3 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.10%) REST
12 2 (0.73%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.73%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (0.73%) NHibernate
12 2 (0.73%) JSON
12 2 (0.73%) LINQ
12 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.73%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.79%) Clustering
2 14 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.20%) NHS
4 6 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.83%) Social Media
5 5 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.47%) Replication
7 3 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.73%) Handset
8 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.73%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.73%) iPad
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) FMCG
9 1 (0.37%) Informatics
9 1 (0.37%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.37%) User Experience
9 1 (0.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 72 (26.37%) Windows
2 50 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 50 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.93%) Linux
6 7 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.83%) UNIX
8 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.16%) ITIL
1 25 (9.16%) Project Management
2 21 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (7.33%) Migration
3 20 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (6.23%) Load Balancing
5 17 (6.23%) CRM
6 16 (5.86%) MVC
7 15 (5.49%) Web Development
8 14 (5.13%) Document Management
8 14 (5.13%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.03%) Time Management
9 11 (4.03%) ETL
9 11 (4.03%) Data Management
9 11 (4.03%) Change Management
10 9 (3.30%) Data Modelling
11 8 (2.93%) Service Management
11 8 (2.93%) Business Analysis
12 7 (2.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.81%) C#
2 62 (22.71%) SQL
3 43 (15.75%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.03%) VBA
6 10 (3.66%) C
6 10 (3.66%) Java
7 8 (2.93%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.83%) VBScript
10 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.73%) VB
11 2 (0.73%) X++
12 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (7.69%) Degree
2 19 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.23%) MCSE
4 13 (4.76%) MCTS
4 13 (4.76%) MCITP
5 11 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.73%) MCDST
10 1 (0.37%) PMP
10 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.49%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) HL7
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.66%) XenApp
2 10 (3.66%) XenServer
3 8 (2.93%) VMware ESX
3 8 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.20%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.83%) vSphere
7 4 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.37%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 10 (3.66%) SCCM
2 8 (2.93%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (2.20%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.20%) SCSM
3 6 (2.20%) SCOM
4 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 85 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.26%) VMware
3 17 (6.23%) Oracle
3 17 (6.23%) HP
4 14 (5.13%) Citrix
5 12 (4.40%) SAP
5 12 (4.40%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (3.30%) Cisco
7 6 (2.20%) Avaya
7 6 (2.20%) Remedy
7 6 (2.20%) Talend
8 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.47%) 3PAR
8 4 (1.47%) Nintex
9 3 (1.10%) NetApp
9 3 (1.10%) Adobe
9 3 (1.10%) Dell
9 3 (1.10%) EMC
9 3 (1.10%) Google
10 2 (0.73%) AppSense
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