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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 53 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 85 93 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.70% 3.48% 5.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.44% 22.74% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 37 75
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.04 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.12% +36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.63 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.07 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +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
517 409 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.44% 15.32% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 207 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 37
Average hourly rate £18.25 £21.77 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +18.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.31 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -11 33 £388 +23.01% 24
Merseyside +4 18 £193 - 8
Cheshire -11 17 £413 +0.30% 12
Lancashire -9 12 £256 -1.44% 8
Cumbria - - - - 1
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 63 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 61 (30.05%) Microsoft
3 55 (27.09%) .NET
4 51 (25.12%) Windows
5 46 (22.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 45 (22.17%) SQL
7 34 (16.75%) C#
7 34 (16.75%) HTML
7 34 (16.75%) IIS
8 33 (16.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (15.27%) ITIL
10 30 (14.78%) JavaScript
10 30 (14.78%) Finance
11 28 (13.79%) MS Excel
12 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET
12 25 (12.32%) Active Directory
12 25 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (11.82%) CSS
14 22 (10.84%) Oracle
14 22 (10.84%) jQuery
15 21 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (10.34%) Project Management
16 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (9.36%) Intranet
18 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (8.87%) Remedy
19 17 (8.37%) DNS
19 17 (8.37%) Office 365
19 17 (8.37%) QA
20 16 (7.88%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 46 (22.66%) SharePoint 2010
2 34 (16.75%) IIS
3 33 (16.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (4.93%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (4.43%) Umbraco
6 8 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.97%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (1.97%) MS Project Server
8 4 (1.97%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (1.48%) Lync
9 3 (1.48%) Joomla!
9 3 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.48%) WordPress
10 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.99%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) eRoom
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 28 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.42%) InfoPath
4 7 (3.45%) MS Office
5 6 (2.96%) MS Project
6 3 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.99%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.97%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.97%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.48%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.99%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.37%) Office 365
2 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.36%) Intranet
2 17 (8.37%) DNS
3 12 (5.91%) SAN
4 11 (5.42%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.94%) DHCP
6 6 (2.96%) Internet
7 3 (1.48%) Firewall
7 3 (1.48%) WAN
7 3 (1.48%) LDAP
8 2 (0.99%) VPN
8 2 (0.99%) LAN
8 2 (0.99%) Wireless
9 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.49%) Extranet
9 1 (0.49%) SMS
9 1 (0.49%) NAS
9 1 (0.49%) VLAN
9 1 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (6.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.99%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.99%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.49%) OLAP
9 1 (0.49%) MS Access
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.48%) Ant
5 1 (0.49%) Xcode
5 1 (0.49%) Subversion
5 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (14.78%) Finance
2 7 (3.45%) Local Government
3 6 (2.96%) Banking
4 5 (2.46%) Marketing
5 4 (1.97%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.48%) Publishing
6 3 (1.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (24.63%) Developer
2 47 (23.15%) Analyst
3 33 (16.26%) SharePoint Developer
4 17 (8.37%) Administrator
5 16 (7.88%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.39%) Architect
7 14 (6.90%) Consultant
8 11 (5.42%) SharePoint Consultant
8 11 (5.42%) SharePoint Administrator
9 10 (4.93%) Project Analyst
10 8 (3.94%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Coordinator
12 6 (2.96%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.96%) .NET Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
13 5 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.46%) Business Analyst
13 5 (2.46%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.09%) .NET
2 34 (16.75%) HTML
3 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET
4 24 (11.82%) CSS
5 22 (10.84%) jQuery
6 12 (5.91%) HTML5
7 10 (4.93%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.94%) Web Services
9 5 (2.46%) WCF
10 4 (1.97%) REST
10 4 (1.97%) Rendezvous
11 3 (1.48%) Ajax
12 2 (0.99%) CSS3
13 1 (0.49%) Cocoa
13 1 (0.49%) Middleware
13 1 (0.49%) XML
13 1 (0.49%) XHTML
13 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1 (0.49%) iOS SDK
13 1 (0.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.43%) Clustering
3 4 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.48%) NHS
4 3 (1.48%) PMI
4 3 (1.48%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.48%) Social Media
5 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (0.99%) iPad
5 2 (0.99%) User Experience
5 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.99%) GIS
5 2 (0.99%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.49%) Handset
6 1 (0.49%) CESG
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.12%) Windows
2 25 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (6.90%) UNIX
5 13 (6.40%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.45%) Linux
6 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.97%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.27%) ITIL
2 21 (10.34%) Project Management
3 16 (7.88%) Migration
4 14 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.90%) Content Management
5 13 (6.40%) Workflow
6 11 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.93%) CRM
8 9 (4.43%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.43%) Change Control
9 7 (3.45%) Document Management
9 7 (3.45%) SOA
9 7 (3.45%) ERP
9 7 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (3.45%) Web Development
10 6 (2.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (2.96%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.96%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (2.96%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.17%) SQL
2 34 (16.75%) C#
3 30 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.91%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.42%) Java
6 9 (4.43%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.94%) VBA
8 5 (2.46%) C
9 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.48%) VBScript
11 2 (0.99%) X++
12 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.49%) PHP
12 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (5.91%) Degree
2 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.93%) MCSE
4 6 (2.96%) MCITP
4 6 (2.96%) MCTS
5 3 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.99%) CCNA
6 2 (0.99%) CCDA
6 2 (0.99%) CCDP
7 1 (0.49%) MCDST
7 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.49%) CIPD
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.37%) QA
2 13 (6.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) GMP
3 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.94%) XenApp
3 6 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.46%) XenServer
5 4 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.99%) UAG
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (1.97%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (1.48%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (1.48%) SCCM
3 2 (0.99%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.84%) Oracle
3 18 (8.87%) Remedy
4 16 (7.88%) VMware
5 15 (7.39%) Citrix
6 12 (5.91%) HP
7 9 (4.43%) IBM
7 9 (4.43%) Nintex
8 8 (3.94%) SAP
8 8 (3.94%) EMC
8 8 (3.94%) CA
9 5 (2.46%) Tableau
10 4 (1.97%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.48%) AppSense
11 3 (1.48%) Google
11 3 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.48%) Sun
11 3 (1.48%) Avaya
11 3 (1.48%) Cisco
12 2 (0.99%) hybris
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