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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 42 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 129 119 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.49% 4.12% 4.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.22% 26.74% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 62 50
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£350 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £423 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +84.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £23.79 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.38% +10.52%
SharePoint
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
638 445 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.24% 15.39% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 236 209
Average daily rate £375 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 43
Average hourly rate £16.17 £29.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.24% +48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £15.05 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -7.89%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Merseyside +6 36 £325 +26.21% 10
Lancashire +5 31 £335 +19.80% 3
Manchester -25 30 £344 +4.16% 34
Cheshire -5 28 £400 +6.66% 19
Cumbria -5 4 - - 1
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 78 (36.28%) Microsoft
2 49 (22.79%) Windows
3 46 (21.40%) SQL
4 42 (19.53%) ITIL
4 42 (19.53%) MS Excel
5 41 (19.07%) .NET
6 40 (18.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
8 29 (13.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 28 (13.02%) Oracle
9 28 (13.02%) IIS
10 27 (12.56%) Security Cleared
11 26 (12.09%) Finance
11 26 (12.09%) Migration
12 23 (10.70%) Citrix
12 23 (10.70%) SC Cleared
13 22 (10.23%) Project Management
14 21 (9.77%) HTML
14 21 (9.77%) VMware
14 21 (9.77%) Windows 7
15 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (8.84%) C#
15 19 (8.84%) JavaScript
16 18 (8.37%) MS Office
16 18 (8.37%) ASP.NET
16 18 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (7.91%) UNIX
17 17 (7.91%) Active Directory
18 16 (7.44%) Local Government
18 16 (7.44%) Agile Software Development

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 40 (18.60%) SharePoint 2010
2 29 (13.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 28 (13.02%) IIS
4 10 (4.65%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (3.72%) Lync
6 7 (3.26%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.79%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.86%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 4 (1.86%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.40%) CMS
9 3 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.93%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.47%) eRoom
11 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 42 (19.53%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.37%) MS Office
3 15 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.05%) MS Project
5 10 (4.65%) MS Visio
6 9 (4.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.86%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.86%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.44%) Office 365
2 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.98%) Intranet
2 14 (6.51%) SAN
3 9 (4.19%) DHCP
4 8 (3.72%) DNS
5 6 (2.79%) Internet
5 6 (2.79%) Wireless
6 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.86%) VPN
7 3 (1.40%) LDAP
7 3 (1.40%) VLAN
7 3 (1.40%) Network Security
7 3 (1.40%) Firewall
8 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.93%) NAS
8 2 (0.93%) WAN
9 1 (0.47%) LAN
9 1 (0.47%) SMS
9 1 (0.47%) VoIP
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.47%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.79%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) MS Access
8 2 (0.93%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.93%) QlikView
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) JIRA
2 6 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.40%) Ant
4 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 26 (12.09%) Finance
2 16 (7.44%) Local Government
3 5 (2.33%) Publishing
4 4 (1.86%) Banking
4 4 (1.86%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
5 2 (0.93%) Swedish Language
5 2 (0.93%) Retail
5 2 (0.93%) Legal
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.53%) Analyst
2 34 (15.81%) Developer
3 21 (9.77%) Architect
3 21 (9.77%) Project Manager
3 21 (9.77%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (6.51%) Consultant
5 13 (6.05%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.05%) Administrator
6 10 (4.65%) Project Analyst
6 10 (4.65%) SharePoint Consultant
7 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (3.72%) Trainer
8 7 (3.26%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.26%) Junior
8 7 (3.26%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (2.79%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (2.79%) Coordinator
9 6 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (2.79%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.07%) .NET
2 21 (9.77%) HTML
3 18 (8.37%) ASP.NET
4 15 (6.98%) CSS
4 15 (6.98%) jQuery
5 9 (4.19%) XML
6 8 (3.72%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.26%) Web Services
8 5 (2.33%) Ajax
9 4 (1.86%) WCF
9 4 (1.86%) LINQ
9 4 (1.86%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.86%) HTML5
9 4 (1.86%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.93%) REST
10 2 (0.93%) CSS3
10 2 (0.93%) Middleware
11 1 (0.47%) XHTML
11 1 (0.47%) Classic ASP
11 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.86%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.40%) PMI
5 3 (1.40%) NHS
5 3 (1.40%) Handset
5 3 (1.40%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.40%) User Experience
6 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (0.93%) iPad
6 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.79%) Windows
2 21 (9.77%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.91%) UNIX
5 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.26%) AIX
7 7 (3.26%) Linux
8 5 (2.33%) Solaris
8 5 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.53%) ITIL
2 26 (12.09%) Migration
3 22 (10.23%) Project Management
4 16 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.44%) Mentoring
5 15 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.98%) CRM
6 13 (6.05%) ERP
7 12 (5.58%) Content Management
8 11 (5.12%) Change Control
9 10 (4.65%) Test Scripting
9 10 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.19%) Workflow
10 9 (4.19%) UML
11 8 (3.72%) Portfolio Management
12 7 (3.26%) Change Management
13 6 (2.79%) SOA
13 6 (2.79%) Document Management
13 6 (2.79%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.40%) SQL
2 19 (8.84%) C#
2 19 (8.84%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.51%) Java
4 11 (5.12%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.26%) VBA
5 7 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.40%) VB
9 2 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.70%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.72%) MCSE
5 6 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.86%) Degree
7 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.40%) MCSD
7 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.40%) MCDST
7 3 (1.40%) CCA
7 3 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.40%) CCEA
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CCNA
8 2 (0.93%) CCDA
8 2 (0.93%) CCDP
8 2 (0.93%) CIPD
8 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.12%) QA
2 10 (4.65%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) HL7
3 2 (0.93%) GMP
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.79%) XenApp
5 2 (0.93%) XenServer
5 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.93%) UAG
5 2 (0.93%) LiteSpeed
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) SCCM
2 4 (1.86%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (36.28%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.02%) Oracle
3 23 (10.70%) Citrix
4 21 (9.77%) VMware
5 15 (6.98%) Remedy
6 10 (4.65%) EMC
6 10 (4.65%) HP
6 10 (4.65%) IBM
7 8 (3.72%) CA
8 7 (3.26%) Cisco
8 7 (3.26%) SAP
8 7 (3.26%) Nintex
8 7 (3.26%) McAfee
9 5 (2.33%) Tableau
10 4 (1.86%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.86%) Dell
11 3 (1.40%) Sun
11 3 (1.40%) AppSense
12 2 (0.93%) IronPort
12 2 (0.93%) hybris
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