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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 35 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 153 135 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.79% 4.64% 4.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 30.12% 25.62% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 85
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £191 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £409 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
Average hourly rate £26.83 £17.50 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.31% -58.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.93 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.70 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -36.66%
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England

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
508 527 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.90% 18.10% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 241 374
Average daily rate £325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 55
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £20.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -4.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.67 £34.80 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Cheshire +14 55 £325 +8.33% 12
Manchester -14 50 £328 +11.96% 33
Lancashire +13 27 £288 -17.14% 4
Merseyside +2 16 £350 +16.66% 5
Cumbria - - - - 1
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 97 (33.92%) Microsoft
2 93 (32.52%) .NET
3 92 (32.17%) SQL Server
3 92 (32.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 80 (27.97%) Windows
5 69 (24.13%) SQL
6 63 (22.03%) C#
7 61 (21.33%) Active Directory
8 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (18.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 46 (16.08%) HTML
10 46 (16.08%) MS Excel
11 44 (15.38%) DNS
12 42 (14.69%) MS Exchange
13 40 (13.99%) IIS
13 40 (13.99%) Finance
14 38 (13.29%) JavaScript
15 37 (12.94%) ASP.NET
15 37 (12.94%) CSS
16 36 (12.59%) VMware
16 36 (12.59%) PowerShell
17 35 (12.24%) jQuery
18 32 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
19 29 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (10.14%) ITIL
20 28 (9.79%) Project Management
20 28 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
21 26 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
21 26 (9.09%) Clustering

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 92 (32.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 53 (18.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 42 (14.69%) MS Exchange
4 40 (13.99%) IIS
5 32 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (2.45%) MS Project Server
10 6 (2.10%) Umbraco
10 6 (2.10%) Lync
11 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.70%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.70%) WordPress
11 2 (0.70%) JCAPS
11 2 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.35%) Documentum
12 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 46 (16.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.94%) MS Office
3 13 (4.55%) MS Project
3 13 (4.55%) InfoPath
4 7 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.20%) Office 365
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.05%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) Taleo
4 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.38%) DNS
2 25 (8.74%) DHCP
3 23 (8.04%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.24%) Intranet
5 13 (4.55%) SAN
6 12 (4.20%) Firewall
7 9 (3.15%) LAN
7 9 (3.15%) WAN
8 6 (2.10%) Wireless
9 4 (1.40%) IPsec
10 3 (1.05%) SSL
10 3 (1.05%) Internet
10 3 (1.05%) Extranet
11 2 (0.70%) VPN
11 2 (0.70%) VoIP
11 2 (0.70%) VLAN
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (32.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (6.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.40%) QlikView
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.05%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.70%) MS Access
11 2 (0.70%) DTS
12 1 (0.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.35%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.35%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.10%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.35%) MSTest
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 40 (13.99%) Finance
2 11 (3.85%) Banking
3 6 (2.10%) Local Government
4 5 (1.75%) Marketing
4 5 (1.75%) Advertising
5 4 (1.40%) Retail
6 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 88 (30.77%) Developer
2 55 (19.23%) SharePoint Developer
3 45 (15.73%) Analyst
4 22 (7.69%) Consultant
4 22 (7.69%) Administrator
5 17 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.59%) SharePoint Administrator
7 13 (4.55%) Architect
8 12 (4.20%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.85%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.15%) Support Analyst
11 8 (2.80%) C# Developer
11 8 (2.80%) SharePoint Consultant
12 6 (2.10%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.10%) Project Analyst
12 6 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 4 (1.40%) Server Analyst
13 4 (1.40%) SQL Developer
13 4 (1.40%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (32.52%) .NET
2 46 (16.08%) HTML
3 37 (12.94%) ASP.NET
3 37 (12.94%) CSS
4 35 (12.24%) jQuery
5 22 (7.69%) Web Services
6 10 (3.50%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (2.80%) WCF
9 7 (2.45%) HTML5
10 4 (1.40%) XML
11 3 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.05%) REST
12 2 (0.70%) Ajax
12 2 (0.70%) NHibernate
12 2 (0.70%) JSON
12 2 (0.70%) LINQ
12 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.70%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.09%) Clustering
2 9 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.80%) NHS
4 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.40%) Replication
6 4 (1.40%) Social Media
7 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.70%) Handset
8 2 (0.70%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.70%) iPad
8 2 (0.70%) FMCG
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.35%) SCADA
9 1 (0.35%) Informatics
9 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (27.97%) Windows
2 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.24%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.80%) Linux
7 5 (1.75%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.75%) UNIX
8 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.14%) ITIL
2 28 (9.79%) Project Management
3 25 (8.74%) Migration
4 21 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (6.64%) MVC
7 18 (6.29%) CRM
8 15 (5.24%) Web Development
8 15 (5.24%) Load Balancing
8 15 (5.24%) Document Management
9 14 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.20%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.20%) Data Management
10 12 (4.20%) Change Management
11 11 (3.85%) Time Management
11 11 (3.85%) ETL
11 11 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.15%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.15%) Workflow
13 8 (2.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.13%) SQL
2 63 (22.03%) C#
3 38 (13.29%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.59%) PowerShell
5 12 (4.20%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.15%) C
6 9 (3.15%) VBA
7 8 (2.80%) Java
8 6 (2.10%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.75%) VBScript
10 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.70%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) X++
12 1 (0.35%) Python
12 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (6.99%) MCSE
3 19 (6.64%) Degree
4 14 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.20%) MCITP
5 12 (4.20%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.20%) MCTS
6 8 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.70%) MCDST
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.35%) PMP
10 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.90%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (21.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.59%) XenApp
3 15 (5.24%) XenServer
4 13 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.50%) vSphere
7 8 (2.80%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.10%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.10%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.70%) LiteSpeed
11 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (4.20%) SCCM
2 8 (2.80%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.10%) SCOM
3 6 (2.10%) SCSM
4 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.35%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 97 (33.92%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.59%) VMware
3 23 (8.04%) HP
3 23 (8.04%) Citrix
4 22 (7.69%) Oracle
5 12 (4.20%) SAP
5 12 (4.20%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (3.15%) Cisco
7 8 (2.80%) Dell
8 6 (2.10%) Remedy
8 6 (2.10%) Compaq
8 6 (2.10%) Talend
9 5 (1.75%) Nintex
10 4 (1.40%) Avaya
10 4 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.40%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.05%) IronPort
11 3 (1.05%) Siebel
11 3 (1.05%) Adobe
11 3 (1.05%) NetApp
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