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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 48 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 114 103 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 3.77% 4.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.45% 23.41% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 56
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +79.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £18.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.67 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.52%
SharePoint
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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
586 440 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.08% 16.09% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 220 233
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 43
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.96 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 34 £375 +17.18% 25
Merseyside +7 32 £265 +8.16% 13
Cheshire -8 23 £400 +16.95% 12
Lancashire +1 19 £288 -4.16% 6
Cumbria - 4 - - 3
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SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 69 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 50 (24.51%) Windows
3 44 (21.57%) SQL Server
4 39 (19.12%) SQL
5 37 (18.14%) .NET
5 37 (18.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 35 (17.16%) ITIL
7 33 (16.18%) MS Excel
8 30 (14.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (13.24%) IIS
10 26 (12.75%) Finance
11 24 (11.76%) Oracle
12 23 (11.27%) HTML
12 23 (11.27%) Migration
13 22 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (10.29%) C#
14 21 (10.29%) JavaScript
15 20 (9.80%) Project Management
15 20 (9.80%) Windows 7
16 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (9.31%) Active Directory
16 19 (9.31%) Intranet
16 19 (9.31%) CSS
17 18 (8.82%) ASP.NET
17 18 (8.82%) Citrix
17 18 (8.82%) VMware
17 18 (8.82%) Security Cleared
18 17 (8.33%) SC Cleared
18 17 (8.33%) UNIX
19 16 (7.84%) Remedy

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 37 (18.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 30 (14.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 27 (13.24%) IIS
4 9 (4.41%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.92%) Lync
6 7 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.43%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.96%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 4 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.47%) CMS
9 3 (1.47%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.98%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.49%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.90%) InfoPath
3 10 (4.90%) MS Office
4 9 (4.41%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.41%) MS Project
5 3 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.98%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.96%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.98%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.84%) Office 365
2 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.31%) Intranet
2 12 (5.88%) SAN
3 9 (4.41%) DNS
4 7 (3.43%) Internet
4 7 (3.43%) DHCP
5 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.47%) LDAP
6 3 (1.47%) VLAN
7 2 (0.98%) Network Security
7 2 (0.98%) Wireless
7 2 (0.98%) Firewall
7 2 (0.98%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) WAN
8 1 (0.49%) Extranet
8 1 (0.49%) LAN
8 1 (0.49%) SMS
8 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.98%) QlikView
10 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.98%) MS Access
10 2 (0.98%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.96%) JIRA
2 4 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.47%) Ant
4 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.49%) Xcode
4 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 26 (12.75%) Finance
2 13 (6.37%) Local Government
3 5 (2.45%) Banking
4 4 (1.96%) Publishing
4 4 (1.96%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.47%) Marketing
5 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (23.04%) Analyst
2 40 (19.61%) Developer
3 26 (12.75%) SharePoint Developer
4 21 (10.29%) Architect
5 16 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.37%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.37%) Administrator
7 12 (5.88%) Consultant
8 10 (4.90%) Project Analyst
8 10 (4.90%) SharePoint Consultant
9 8 (3.92%) PMO Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Junior
10 7 (3.43%) SharePoint Administrator
11 6 (2.94%) Coordinator
12 5 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.45%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (2.45%) Junior Project Manager
12 5 (2.45%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.14%) .NET
2 23 (11.27%) HTML
3 19 (9.31%) CSS
4 18 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 15 (7.35%) jQuery
6 7 (3.43%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.94%) HTML5
8 4 (1.96%) Ajax
8 4 (1.96%) Rendezvous
8 4 (1.96%) Web Services
8 4 (1.96%) XML
9 2 (0.98%) WCF
9 2 (0.98%) REST
9 2 (0.98%) CSS3
10 1 (0.49%) LINQ
10 1 (0.49%) XHTML
10 1 (0.49%) Middleware
10 1 (0.49%) Cocoa
10 1 (0.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.96%) Clustering
4 3 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.47%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.47%) PMI
4 3 (1.47%) NHS
4 3 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.98%) iPad
5 2 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (0.98%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.49%) CESG
6 1 (0.49%) Handset
6 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.51%) Windows
2 20 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.33%) UNIX
5 11 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.43%) AIX
7 7 (3.43%) Linux
8 4 (1.96%) Solaris
8 4 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.16%) ITIL
2 23 (11.27%) Migration
3 20 (9.80%) Project Management
4 15 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.37%) Content Management
6 12 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (5.39%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.39%) Change Control
8 10 (4.90%) CRM
8 10 (4.90%) Workflow
8 10 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.41%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.92%) ERP
11 6 (2.94%) SOA
11 6 (2.94%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (2.94%) Matrix Management
12 5 (2.45%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.12%) SQL
2 21 (10.29%) C#
2 21 (10.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.88%) Java
4 9 (4.41%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.41%) VBA
5 8 (3.92%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.43%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.96%) C
7 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.49%) X++
8 1 (0.49%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.41%) MCSE
5 7 (3.43%) Degree
6 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.96%) VCP4
7 3 (1.47%) MCSD
7 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.47%) CCA
7 3 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.47%) CCEA
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.98%) CCNA
8 2 (0.98%) CCDA
8 2 (0.98%) CCDP
8 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) SLA
1 12 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) HL7
2 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.98%) GMP
System Software
1 19 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.94%) XenApp
4 2 (0.98%) XenServer
4 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.98%) vSphere
4 2 (0.98%) UAG
4 2 (0.98%) LiteSpeed
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.45%) SCCM
2 4 (1.96%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.98%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.76%) Oracle
3 18 (8.82%) Citrix
3 18 (8.82%) VMware
4 16 (7.84%) Remedy
5 10 (4.90%) HP
5 10 (4.90%) IBM
6 9 (4.41%) EMC
7 8 (3.92%) SAP
7 8 (3.92%) CA
8 7 (3.43%) Nintex
9 5 (2.45%) Tableau
9 5 (2.45%) McAfee
10 4 (1.96%) AppSense
10 4 (1.96%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.96%) Cisco
10 4 (1.96%) Dell
11 3 (1.47%) Avaya
11 3 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.47%) Sun
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