The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 43 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 133 105 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.53% 3.59% 3.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.77% 20.59% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 57 53
Median daily rate £310 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £222 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £14.37 £39.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.14% +143.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.39 £22.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-8.35% +15.58%
SharePoint
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
611 510 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.82% 17.42% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 253 275
Median daily rate £370 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £30.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +20.58%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SharePoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SharePoint across the Scotland region.

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint across the Scotland region.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -9 65 £313 +15.74% 1
Glasgow +2 28 £220 -26.66% 5
Edinburgh -30 18 £270 -22.85% 8
Aberdeen +9 5 - - 3
Moray - 2 £420 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
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UK

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 85 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 79 (40.51%) Windows
3 67 (34.36%) Security Cleared
4 64 (32.82%) Windows Server
5 58 (29.74%) PowerShell
5 58 (29.74%) Migration
6 56 (28.72%) Finance
7 55 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 46 (23.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 43 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (22.05%) HP
10 43 (22.05%) MS Exchange
11 42 (21.54%) Project Management
12 41 (21.03%) MS Excel
12 41 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (20.51%) Office 365
14 37 (18.97%) MCSE
15 36 (18.46%) .NET
16 35 (17.95%) SQL Server
16 35 (17.95%) JavaScript
17 34 (17.44%) DNS
18 33 (16.92%) SQL
18 33 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
18 33 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2013
19 32 (16.41%) Skype for Business
19 32 (16.41%) Risk Management
20 30 (15.38%) Degree
21 29 (14.87%) Load Balancing
21 29 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2010

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (22.05%) MS Exchange
2 33 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (16.41%) Skype for Business
4 29 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (12.31%) OpenStack
8 23 (11.79%) Office Communications Server
9 20 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (8.72%) IIS
10 17 (8.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (8.21%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (3.59%) Live Communications Server
13 4 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (2.05%) CMS
14 2 (1.03%) Apache
14 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
14 2 (1.03%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.51%) Drupal
15 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 41 (21.03%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.74%) MS Project
3 18 (9.23%) MS Office
4 9 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 40 (20.51%) Office 365
2 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.54%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.51%) AdWords
5 1 (0.51%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.44%) DNS
2 26 (13.33%) Skype
3 23 (11.79%) Extranet
4 15 (7.69%) DHCP
5 13 (6.67%) SSL
6 11 (5.64%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.13%) WAN
8 9 (4.62%) NetScaler
9 7 (3.59%) Intranet
10 6 (3.08%) Network Security
11 5 (2.56%) SAN
11 5 (2.56%) SMTP
12 4 (2.05%) SSH
13 3 (1.54%) Internet
13 3 (1.54%) SNMP
14 2 (1.03%) BIG-IP
14 2 (1.03%) Firewall
14 2 (1.03%) LAN
15 1 (0.51%) VPN
15 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.03%) Informix
5 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) DTS
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.51%) QlikView
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.79%) Visual Studio
2 21 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (1.03%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.51%) PVCS
4 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
General
1 56 (28.72%) Finance
2 21 (10.77%) Banking
3 3 (1.54%) Retail
3 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (10.77%) SharePoint Engineer
2 16 (8.21%) Administrator
2 16 (8.21%) Developer
3 15 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.67%) Consultant
5 12 (6.15%) Analyst
6 11 (5.64%) PMO Specialist
7 9 (4.62%) Messaging Engineer
7 9 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (4.10%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Financial Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.08%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) Change Manager
10 6 (3.08%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.08%) SharePoint Administrator
10 6 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.56%) Designer
11 5 (2.56%) SharePoint Consultant
11 5 (2.56%) SharePoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.46%) .NET
2 22 (11.28%) XML
3 21 (10.77%) CSS
4 15 (7.69%) HTML
5 11 (5.64%) jQuery
6 8 (4.10%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.10%) XSLT
7 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.54%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.54%) Web Services
9 2 (1.03%) SAML
9 2 (1.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.51%) COM
10 1 (0.51%) HTML5
10 1 (0.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.36%) Computer Science
2 22 (11.28%) Data Centre
3 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.64%) Clustering
5 6 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.08%) PKI
5 6 (3.08%) PMI
5 6 (3.08%) Replication
6 5 (2.56%) CMDB
6 5 (2.56%) Taxonomies
7 4 (2.05%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (40.51%) Windows
2 64 (32.82%) Windows Server
3 43 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.13%) Linux
7 7 (3.59%) Unix
8 6 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.54%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.03%) Android
10 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.03%) Solaris
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.74%) Migration
2 42 (21.54%) Project Management
3 32 (16.41%) Risk Management
4 29 (14.87%) Load Balancing
5 27 (13.85%) Programme Management
6 24 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (11.79%) Coaching
8 20 (10.26%) Workflow
9 15 (7.69%) Quality Management
10 14 (7.18%) ITIL
11 13 (6.67%) Change Control
11 13 (6.67%) Change Management
11 13 (6.67%) High Availability
12 12 (6.15%) SDLC
13 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.64%) Content Management
14 10 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.62%) Validation
16 8 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 7 (3.59%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.74%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 33 (16.92%) SQL
4 27 (13.85%) C#
5 4 (2.05%) VB
6 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.54%) VBScript
7 2 (1.03%) Java
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (34.36%) Security Cleared
2 46 (23.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 37 (18.97%) MCSE
5 30 (15.38%) Degree
6 8 (4.10%) MCP
6 8 (4.10%) MCSD
6 8 (4.10%) MCTS
6 8 (4.10%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.56%) PMP
8 4 (2.05%) CISMP
8 4 (2.05%) CISSP
9 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) CCNA
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.51%) MCITP
10 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.62%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) QA
3 3 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.59%) XenApp
5 6 (3.08%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.03%) Brightmail
9 2 (1.03%) vSphere
10 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.51%) UAG
10 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (4.10%) WSUS
2 7 (3.59%) SCOM
3 6 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.08%) SCCM
3 6 (3.08%) SCVMM
3 6 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.56%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (2.05%) QRadar
5 4 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.03%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 85 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 43 (22.05%) HP
3 26 (13.33%) VMware
4 24 (12.31%) Citrix
5 19 (9.74%) IronPort
6 18 (9.23%) Nintex
7 9 (4.62%) Oracle
8 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.08%) Altiris
9 6 (3.08%) CA
9 6 (3.08%) Symantec
10 5 (2.56%) AppSense
10 5 (2.56%) arcserve
11 4 (2.05%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.05%) Brocade
11 4 (2.05%) Lumension
11 4 (2.05%) Splunk
12 2 (1.03%) F5
12 2 (1.03%) Google
12 2 (1.03%) Xamarin
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