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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 32 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 137 119 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.54% 4.42% 5.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 31.21% 24.29% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 57 83
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £192 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £334
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 11
Average hourly rate £22.42 £18.00 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -57.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £31.40 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-8.97% -26.41%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
439 490 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.56% 18.20% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 224 381
Average daily rate £325 £310 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -14 49 £330 +12.34% 23
Cheshire +8 47 £325 +13.04% 5
Lancashire +10 28 £313 -3.84% 1
Merseyside +5 9 £400 +33.33% 6
Cumbria - - - -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 93 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 86 (30.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 83 (29.75%) .NET
4 76 (27.24%) Windows
5 74 (26.52%) SQL Server
6 65 (23.30%) SQL
7 57 (20.43%) C#
8 54 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 52 (18.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 51 (18.28%) Active Directory
12 44 (15.77%) MS Excel
13 41 (14.70%) MS Exchange
13 41 (14.70%) IIS
14 38 (13.62%) HTML
15 37 (13.26%) CSS
16 36 (12.90%) ASP.NET
16 36 (12.90%) Finance
16 36 (12.90%) PowerShell
17 35 (12.54%) VMware
17 35 (12.54%) DNS
18 31 (11.11%) JavaScript
18 31 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (10.75%) jQuery
20 28 (10.04%) Project Management
21 27 (9.68%) Migration
22 26 (9.32%) Clustering
22 26 (9.32%) Oracle
22 26 (9.32%) ITIL
22 26 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 86 (30.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 52 (18.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 41 (14.70%) IIS
3 41 (14.70%) MS Exchange
4 26 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (5.02%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (3.58%) Lync
9 4 (1.43%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.43%) JCAPS
10 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.72%) CMS
11 2 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.36%) Documentum
12 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (15.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.73%) InfoPath
3 15 (5.38%) MS Office
4 12 (4.30%) MS Project
5 7 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.15%) Office 365
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.08%) SaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Taleo
4 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.54%) DNS
2 23 (8.24%) DHCP
3 18 (6.45%) SAN
4 17 (6.09%) Firewall
4 17 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 15 (5.38%) Intranet
6 12 (4.30%) LAN
6 12 (4.30%) WAN
7 7 (2.51%) Wireless
8 4 (1.43%) IPsec
9 3 (1.08%) SSL
9 3 (1.08%) Extranet
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.72%) VPN
10 2 (0.72%) VoIP
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.36%) NAS
11 1 (0.36%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.36%) VLAN
11 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.51%) QlikView
9 6 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.79%) MS Access
10 5 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.43%) DTS
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.36%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.36%) OLAP
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 36 (12.90%) Finance
2 10 (3.58%) Banking
3 8 (2.87%) Local Government
4 4 (1.43%) Advertising
5 3 (1.08%) Marketing
5 3 (1.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (30.82%) Developer
2 54 (19.35%) SharePoint Developer
3 50 (17.92%) Analyst
4 20 (7.17%) Business Analyst
4 20 (7.17%) Consultant
5 18 (6.45%) Administrator
6 14 (5.02%) Project Manager
7 13 (4.66%) Architect
8 12 (4.30%) SharePoint Administrator
9 11 (3.94%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.58%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.23%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.87%) SharePoint Business Analyst
13 6 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (2.15%) SharePoint Consultant
13 6 (2.15%) SQL Developer
13 6 (2.15%) Project Analyst
13 6 (2.15%) Applications Support
13 6 (2.15%) Support Analyst
13 6 (2.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (29.75%) .NET
2 38 (13.62%) HTML
3 37 (13.26%) CSS
4 36 (12.90%) ASP.NET
5 30 (10.75%) jQuery
6 18 (6.45%) Web Services
7 9 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.15%) XML
8 6 (2.15%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.79%) WCF
10 4 (1.43%) Ajax
11 3 (1.08%) HTML5
11 3 (1.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.08%) Razor View Engine
11 3 (1.08%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.72%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (0.72%) CSS3
12 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.72%) RESTful
12 2 (0.72%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Clustering
2 11 (3.94%) NHS
3 8 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.79%) Replication
6 4 (1.43%) Wiki
6 4 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.43%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.72%) Handset
8 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.72%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.72%) FMCG
8 2 (0.72%) Social Media
8 2 (0.72%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 76 (27.24%) Windows
2 54 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.94%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.23%) Linux
8 5 (1.79%) UNIX
8 5 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.72%) Solaris
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.04%) Project Management
2 27 (9.68%) Migration
3 26 (9.32%) ITIL
4 19 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (5.73%) MVC
7 15 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 14 (5.02%) CRM
9 13 (4.66%) Change Management
9 13 (4.66%) Web Development
10 12 (4.30%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.30%) Document Management
11 11 (3.94%) Workflow
11 11 (3.94%) Change Control
12 10 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (3.58%) Data Management
13 9 (3.23%) ETL
13 9 (3.23%) Time Management
14 8 (2.87%) Data Migration
14 8 (2.87%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.30%) SQL
2 57 (20.43%) C#
3 36 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 31 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.30%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.87%) C
6 8 (2.87%) VBA
7 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.51%) Java
8 5 (1.79%) VBScript
8 5 (1.79%) VB
9 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) JCL
10 1 (0.36%) REXX
10 1 (0.36%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 17 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.02%) MCSE
2 14 (5.02%) Degree
3 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.51%) MCTS
5 7 (2.51%) MCITP
6 5 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.72%) MCDST
8 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.36%) PMP
9 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.58%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) HL7
2 4 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.38%) VMware ESX
3 14 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.30%) XenApp
5 10 (3.58%) XenServer
5 10 (3.58%) vSphere
6 8 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (2.87%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.79%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.43%) LiteSpeed
9 4 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (4.30%) SCCM
2 6 (2.15%) SCOM
2 6 (2.15%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.15%) SCSM
3 4 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.36%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 93 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.54%) VMware
3 26 (9.32%) Oracle
4 23 (8.24%) HP
5 22 (7.89%) Citrix
6 12 (4.30%) Cyber-Ark
7 11 (3.94%) SAP
8 10 (3.58%) Cisco
9 8 (2.87%) Dell
10 7 (2.51%) Siebel
10 7 (2.51%) IronPort
10 7 (2.51%) Informatica
10 7 (2.51%) Open Text
11 6 (2.15%) Compaq
12 5 (1.79%) Talend
13 4 (1.43%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.43%) Avaya
13 4 (1.43%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.43%) CommVault
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