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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 57 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 104 134 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.69% 4.43% 4.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.21% 29.78% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 56
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.42 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.34 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £40.25 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
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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
571 450 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.75% 14.87% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 220 234
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 49
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £29.10 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 45 £325 -1.51% 20
Cheshire -23 24 £325 -10.34% 8
Lancashire -4 14 £438 +40.00% 22
Merseyside -15 8 £224 -44.06% 8
Cumbria - 5 £350 -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 82 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 53 (22.75%) .NET
3 48 (20.60%) SQL
4 47 (20.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 45 (19.31%) MS Office
6 43 (18.45%) Security Cleared
7 41 (17.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 38 (16.31%) Migration
9 37 (15.88%) SQL Server
10 35 (15.02%) Windows
10 35 (15.02%) MS Excel
10 35 (15.02%) SC Cleared
11 33 (14.16%) Finance
12 32 (13.73%) Project Management
13 31 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (12.88%) ITIL
15 27 (11.59%) ASP.NET
16 26 (11.16%) JavaScript
16 26 (11.16%) HTML
17 24 (10.30%) PRINCE2
18 23 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (9.87%) .NET Framework
19 22 (9.44%) Windows 7
19 22 (9.44%) Citrix
20 21 (9.01%) C#
20 21 (9.01%) CRM
20 21 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (9.01%) Office 365
21 20 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
22 18 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 47 (20.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 41 (17.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 17 (7.30%) IIS
4 8 (3.43%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.00%) Lync
6 6 (2.58%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.86%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.86%) CMS
11 1 (0.43%) Documentum
11 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 45 (19.31%) MS Office
2 35 (15.02%) MS Excel
3 18 (7.73%) MS Project
4 14 (6.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (4.72%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.58%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.86%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (6.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.01%) Office 365
2 12 (5.15%) OneDrive
3 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.43%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.87%) Intranet
2 10 (4.29%) DNS
3 9 (3.86%) DHCP
4 8 (3.43%) Internet
5 7 (3.00%) SAN
6 6 (2.58%) Wireless
7 3 (1.29%) VLAN
7 3 (1.29%) WebEx
7 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.29%) VPN
8 2 (0.86%) LAN
8 2 (0.86%) SMS
8 2 (0.86%) VoIP
8 2 (0.86%) Firewall
8 2 (0.86%) NAS
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) Extranet
9 1 (0.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.86%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.00%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (0.86%) QlikView
11 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.86%) MS Access
12 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (5.58%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.72%) JIRA
3 7 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) MorphX
5 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.43%) NUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 33 (14.16%) Finance
2 15 (6.44%) Local Government
3 11 (4.72%) Banking
4 9 (3.86%) Retail
5 7 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.29%) Front Office
6 3 (1.29%) Law
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.86%) Legal
7 2 (0.86%) Back Office
7 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.86%) Swedish Language
7 2 (0.86%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (21.46%) Developer
2 37 (15.88%) Project Manager
3 35 (15.02%) Analyst
4 15 (6.44%) Consultant
5 14 (6.01%) SharePoint Developer
6 12 (5.15%) Architect
7 11 (4.72%) Administrator
7 11 (4.72%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.29%) PMO Analyst
9 9 (3.86%) SharePoint Project Manager
9 9 (3.86%) Training Manager
9 9 (3.86%) Trainer
10 7 (3.00%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.00%) Junior
10 7 (3.00%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.00%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.00%) SharePoint Consultant
10 7 (3.00%) CRM Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.75%) .NET
2 27 (11.59%) ASP.NET
3 26 (11.16%) HTML
4 23 (9.87%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.44%) jQuery
6 14 (6.01%) CSS
7 11 (4.72%) Entity Framework
8 10 (4.29%) WCF
9 8 (3.43%) Ajax
9 8 (3.43%) XML
10 7 (3.00%) LINQ
11 6 (2.58%) Web Services
12 5 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (1.72%) MDX
14 3 (1.29%) HTML5
15 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 2 (0.86%) NHibernate
15 2 (0.86%) Flash
15 2 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.58%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.58%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.58%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.15%) NHS
5 3 (1.29%) Handset
5 3 (1.29%) Clustering
5 3 (1.29%) User Experience
6 2 (0.86%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.86%) iPad
6 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.43%) GIS
7 1 (0.43%) Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.43%) PDA
7 1 (0.43%) Statistics
7 1 (0.43%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.02%) Windows
2 22 (9.44%) Windows 7
3 16 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.58%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.58%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.72%) UNIX
7 4 (1.72%) Solaris
8 3 (1.29%) AIX
9 2 (0.86%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.31%) Migration
2 32 (13.73%) Project Management
3 30 (12.88%) ITIL
4 24 (10.30%) PRINCE2
5 23 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (9.01%) CRM
7 17 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.58%) ERP
8 13 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (5.58%) Mentoring
9 11 (4.72%) Change Control
9 11 (4.72%) MVC
9 11 (4.72%) Test Scripting
10 10 (4.29%) Document Management
11 9 (3.86%) Change Management
11 9 (3.86%) Unit Testing
12 8 (3.43%) UML
12 8 (3.43%) Scrum
12 8 (3.43%) SDLC
13 7 (3.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.60%) SQL
2 26 (11.16%) JavaScript
3 21 (9.01%) C#
4 12 (5.15%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.29%) Java
5 10 (4.29%) VB
6 8 (3.43%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.58%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.72%) VBScript
8 4 (1.72%) VBA
8 4 (1.72%) C
9 1 (0.43%) VB6
9 1 (0.43%) X++
9 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.02%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.15%) MCSE
6 5 (2.15%) Degree
7 4 (1.72%) MCSA
7 4 (1.72%) CCNP
7 4 (1.72%) CCNA
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.72%) MCITP
8 3 (1.29%) MCDST
8 3 (1.29%) MCSD
8 3 (1.29%) CCA
8 3 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.29%) CCEA
8 3 (1.29%) VCP4
8 3 (1.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.15%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) HL7
2 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.29%) XenApp
4 6 (2.58%) XenServer
5 4 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) SCCM
2 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.86%) LiteSpeed
3 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.44%) Citrix
3 18 (7.73%) VMware
4 14 (6.01%) Oracle
5 12 (5.15%) SAP
6 10 (4.29%) AppSense
7 6 (2.58%) HP
8 5 (2.15%) McAfee
9 4 (1.72%) Cisco
9 4 (1.72%) Dell
9 4 (1.72%) Symantec
10 3 (1.29%) Altiris
11 2 (0.86%) Stellent
11 2 (0.86%) Alias
11 2 (0.86%) IronPort
11 2 (0.86%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.86%) Nintex
11 2 (0.86%) Neverfail
11 2 (0.86%) EMC
11 2 (0.86%) Avaya
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