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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 39 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 144 108 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.46% 4.41% 4.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 30.06% 23.08% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 79
Average daily rate £325 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.40 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.21% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.02 £9.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £34.80 £23.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
479 468 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 19.10% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 206 320
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 42
Average hourly rate £28.50 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £30.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
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 16 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 16 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 16 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 +1 70 £345 +15.00% 32
Cheshire -7 31 £373 +56.84% 12
Lancashire -9 20 £280 -18.54% 1
Merseyside +7 9 £258 -37.57% 8
Cumbria - 1 £300 -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 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 79 (32.11%) .NET
1 79 (32.11%) Microsoft
2 63 (25.61%) SQL
3 57 (23.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 55 (22.36%) C#
4 55 (22.36%) SQL Server
4 55 (22.36%) Windows
5 42 (17.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 37 (15.04%) ITIL
6 37 (15.04%) MS Excel
7 34 (13.82%) ASP.NET
8 33 (13.41%) Project Management
9 32 (13.01%) Migration
10 29 (11.79%) Finance
10 29 (11.79%) HTML
10 29 (11.79%) JavaScript
11 28 (11.38%) IIS
11 28 (11.38%) CSS
12 27 (10.98%) MS Exchange
12 27 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (10.57%) PRINCE2
14 24 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (9.76%) Intranet
14 24 (9.76%) jQuery
15 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (9.35%) MS Office
15 23 (9.35%) Active Directory
16 22 (8.94%) Oracle
17 20 (8.13%) Web Services

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 57 (23.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 42 (17.07%) SharePoint 2013
3 28 (11.38%) IIS
4 27 (10.98%) MS Exchange
5 12 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (4.07%) Lync
6 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.03%) NetWeaver
8 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.63%) JCAPS
9 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.22%) CMS
10 2 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.41%) SAS
11 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.35%) MS Office
3 11 (4.47%) InfoPath
4 10 (4.07%) MS Project
5 6 (2.44%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (2.03%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (2.03%) Acrobat
7 3 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.76%) Intranet
2 18 (7.32%) DNS
3 15 (6.10%) SAN
4 14 (5.69%) DHCP
4 14 (5.69%) Firewall
5 11 (4.47%) LAN
5 11 (4.47%) WAN
6 5 (2.03%) Wireless
6 5 (2.03%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.63%) IPsec
8 3 (1.22%) SSL
8 3 (1.22%) Extranet
9 2 (0.81%) Internet
10 1 (0.41%) NAS
10 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.25%) QlikView
6 8 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.85%) SAP BW
8 6 (2.44%) SAP BI
8 6 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.03%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.63%) DTS
10 4 (1.63%) MS Access
11 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.41%) StreamInsight
12 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.41%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 29 (11.79%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Local Government
3 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.63%) Banking
4 3 (1.22%) Retail
4 3 (1.22%) Back Office
4 3 (1.22%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) Legal
5 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.81%) Billing
5 2 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (29.27%) Developer
2 49 (19.92%) Analyst
3 40 (16.26%) SharePoint Developer
4 18 (7.32%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.91%) Project Manager
6 16 (6.50%) Architect
7 15 (6.10%) Consultant
8 13 (5.28%) Administrator
8 13 (5.28%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.66%) Support Analyst
9 9 (3.66%) Coordinator
10 8 (3.25%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.25%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.25%) SharePoint Business Analyst
11 7 (2.85%) SQL Developer
11 7 (2.85%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.44%) DBA
12 6 (2.44%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.44%) SharePoint Consultant
12 6 (2.44%) SAP Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (32.11%) .NET
2 34 (13.82%) ASP.NET
3 29 (11.79%) HTML
4 28 (11.38%) CSS
5 24 (9.76%) jQuery
6 20 (8.13%) Web Services
7 8 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.44%) WCF
8 6 (2.44%) Ajax
9 5 (2.03%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.03%) JSON
9 5 (2.03%) XML
9 5 (2.03%) Middleware
10 3 (1.22%) HTML5
10 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (1.22%) SOAP
11 2 (0.81%) WSDL
11 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.81%) LINQ
11 2 (0.81%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.50%) Clustering
2 13 (5.28%) NHS
3 8 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.03%) GIS
5 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.63%) Wiki
5 4 (1.63%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.81%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.81%) FMCG
7 2 (0.81%) Social Media
8 1 (0.41%) SCADA
8 1 (0.41%) Informatics
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.36%) Windows
2 27 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.91%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.63%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.81%) Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) UNIX
8 1 (0.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.04%) ITIL
2 33 (13.41%) Project Management
3 32 (13.01%) Migration
4 26 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (10.57%) PRINCE2
5 19 (7.72%) MVC
6 15 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (5.69%) Change Management
8 12 (4.88%) CRM
8 12 (4.88%) Workflow
8 12 (4.88%) Test Scripting
9 11 (4.47%) Service Management
10 10 (4.07%) Business Analysis
10 10 (4.07%) Change Control
11 9 (3.66%) Web Development
11 9 (3.66%) ITSM
11 9 (3.66%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.25%) Data Management
12 8 (3.25%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (3.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.61%) SQL
2 55 (22.36%) C#
3 29 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.10%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.25%) VB
7 7 (2.85%) Java
8 5 (2.03%) VBScript
9 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.22%) C
11 1 (0.41%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) REXX
11 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (4.47%) Degree
1 11 (4.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.85%) MCSE
5 6 (2.44%) ISEB
6 2 (0.81%) PMP
6 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.41%) MCSA
7 1 (0.41%) MCT
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.66%) SLA
2 8 (3.25%) QA
3 4 (1.63%) HL7
4 2 (0.81%) WAI
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.25%) VMware ESX
2 8 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.25%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.44%) XenApp
5 5 (2.03%) XenServer
5 5 (2.03%) vSphere
6 4 (1.63%) LiteSpeed
7 3 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) SCCM
2 7 (2.85%) SCOM
3 6 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.63%) SCSM
4 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 79 (32.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.94%) Oracle
3 17 (6.91%) HP
4 16 (6.50%) Citrix
5 15 (6.10%) VMware
6 13 (5.28%) SAP
7 7 (2.85%) IronPort
7 7 (2.85%) Open Text
7 7 (2.85%) Siebel
7 7 (2.85%) Cisco
7 7 (2.85%) Adobe
7 7 (2.85%) Informatica
8 6 (2.44%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.03%) Compaq
9 5 (2.03%) Dell
9 5 (2.03%) Avaya
10 4 (1.63%) CommVault
10 4 (1.63%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.22%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (1.22%) Zoho
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