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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SharePoint
England / North West
Rank 64 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 72 117 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 3.04% 2.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.63% 19.12% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 70 48
Median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% -3.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £360 £360
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.01% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.27 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £27.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +25.00%

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
433 612 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.48% 15.91% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 342 261
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 43 31
Median hourly rate £14.75 £27.05 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.47% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -12 24 £350 -15.15% 18
Cheshire +20 22 £363 +23.57% 3
Lancashire +13 11 £355 +15.44% 2
Merseyside -10 8 £350 -3.44% 5
Cumbria +13 2 - -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 68 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 42 (26.42%) SQL Server
3 41 (25.79%) Windows
4 37 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (19.50%) SQL
6 30 (18.87%) MS Office
6 30 (18.87%) Finance
6 30 (18.87%) Migration
6 30 (18.87%) Office 365
7 29 (18.24%) C#
8 26 (16.35%) CRM
8 26 (16.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (15.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
9 25 (15.72%) .NET
10 24 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
10 24 (15.09%) Workflow
10 24 (15.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (13.84%) MS Excel
12 21 (13.21%) Windows Server
13 19 (11.95%) ITIL
13 19 (11.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (10.69%) Skype for Business
14 17 (10.69%) Visual Studio
15 16 (10.06%) Banking
16 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (8.81%) Records Management
17 14 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
18 13 (8.18%) ASP.NET

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 (15.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 19 (11.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (10.69%) Skype for Business
4 10 (6.29%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.40%) IIS
6 5 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.52%) CMS
7 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.26%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.63%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.63%) SAS
10 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (18.87%) MS Office
2 22 (13.84%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (6.29%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (4.40%) InfoPath
5 7 (4.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.63%) Snagit
6 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.87%) Office 365
2 4 (2.52%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.26%) Yammer
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.92%) Intranet
2 7 (4.40%) Firewall
2 7 (4.40%) Internet
2 7 (4.40%) LAN
2 7 (4.40%) SAN
3 6 (3.77%) Skype
3 6 (3.77%) VPN
4 5 (3.14%) DNS
4 5 (3.14%) WAN
5 4 (2.52%) Extranet
5 4 (2.52%) PBX
5 4 (2.52%) VoIP
5 4 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.89%) DHCP
6 3 (1.89%) LDAP
6 3 (1.89%) NAS
6 3 (1.89%) Network Security
6 3 (1.89%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.89%) WebEx
7 2 (1.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (15.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.14%) EDRMS
8 2 (1.26%) MS Access
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.63%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.63%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (10.69%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 4 (2.52%) Selenium
5 2 (1.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 30 (18.87%) Finance
2 16 (10.06%) Banking
3 8 (5.03%) Advertising
4 5 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.89%) Publishing
6 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (31.45%) Developer
2 20 (12.58%) Analyst
3 19 (11.95%) SharePoint Developer
4 16 (10.06%) Administrator
5 12 (7.55%) Consultant
6 11 (6.92%) CRM Developer
6 11 (6.92%) SharePoint Consultant
7 9 (5.66%) SharePoint Administrator
7 9 (5.66%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.03%) Architect
8 8 (5.03%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.40%) DBA
9 7 (4.40%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.77%) Designer
10 6 (3.77%) SharePoint Designer
11 5 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 5 (3.14%) IT Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.72%) .NET
2 13 (8.18%) ASP.NET
3 12 (7.55%) HTML
4 11 (6.92%) XML
5 10 (6.29%) jQuery
6 9 (5.66%) Web Services
7 8 (5.03%) CSS
8 5 (3.14%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.14%) WF
9 4 (2.52%) Ajax
10 3 (1.89%) LINQ
10 3 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.89%) WPF
11 2 (1.26%) J2EE
11 2 (1.26%) JSP
11 2 (1.26%) Servlets
12 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.63%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.03%) Data Integration
2 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.40%) User Experience
4 6 (3.77%) Replication
5 5 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.89%) BYOD
6 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.89%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.89%) SCORM
6 3 (1.89%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.89%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.26%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.26%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.26%) Life Science
7 2 (1.26%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.26%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.79%) Windows
2 21 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.40%) Windows 10
4 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.89%) Linux
7 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.26%) AIX
8 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.26%) Unix
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.87%) Migration
3 26 (16.35%) CRM
4 24 (15.09%) Workflow
5 19 (11.95%) ITIL
6 14 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.81%) Records Management
7 12 (7.55%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (7.55%) PRINCE2
8 11 (6.92%) Project Management
9 10 (6.29%) Scrum
9 10 (6.29%) System Testing
10 9 (5.66%) Business Development
10 9 (5.66%) DevOps
11 8 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (5.03%) High Availability
11 8 (5.03%) Validation
12 7 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (4.40%) ETL
12 7 (4.40%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.50%) SQL
2 29 (18.24%) C#
3 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.03%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.89%) VB
7 3 (1.89%) VBA
8 2 (1.26%) C
8 2 (1.26%) Java
8 2 (1.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) ECDL
5 1 (0.63%) MCSA
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) QA
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 6 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) BS25999
3 1 (0.63%) COBIT
3 1 (0.63%) COSO
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) GMP
3 1 (0.63%) P3O
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.26%) Firmware
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.26%) vSphere
4 2 (1.26%) XenApp
4 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) SCCM
2 3 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 68 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.92%) VMware
3 9 (5.66%) Citrix
4 8 (5.03%) HP
5 6 (3.77%) Oracle
5 6 (3.77%) SAP
5 6 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.14%) Cisco
6 5 (3.14%) Nintex
7 4 (2.52%) Dell
7 4 (2.52%) Google
7 4 (2.52%) Remedy
8 3 (1.89%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.89%) Apple
8 3 (1.89%) IBM
8 3 (1.89%) Saba
9 2 (1.26%) Capita
9 2 (1.26%) iManage
9 2 (1.26%) Motorola
9 2 (1.26%) Sophos
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