The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 40 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 432 372 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.46% 4.44% 3.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.90% 25.87% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 194 223
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £171 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 14
Average hourly rate £19.75 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £14.05 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.80 £38.90 £36.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1606 1438 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.58% 17.18% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 766 847
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 95 80
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.50 £41.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
SharePoint
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SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +4 125 £375 +5.78% 29
Hampshire +16 92 £325 -12.16% 12
Surrey -11 68 £325 -5.79% 30
Buckinghamshire -2 62 £353 +101.42% 12
East Sussex -9 21 £425 -19.04% 4
Middlesex +4 14 £275 -30.15%
Kent -1 14 £375 +30.20% 3
West Sussex -8 12 £400 -21.95% 5
Oxfordshire -10 12 £220 -27.27% 7
Sussex -2 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
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SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 341 (42.68%) Microsoft
2 232 (29.04%) Windows
3 195 (24.41%) Security Cleared
4 181 (22.65%) .NET
5 180 (22.53%) SQL
6 171 (21.40%) SQL Server
7 166 (20.78%) MS Excel
8 162 (20.28%) MS Office
9 149 (18.65%) SC Cleared
10 148 (18.52%) Project Management
11 146 (18.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 124 (15.52%) C#
13 119 (14.89%) Finance
14 101 (12.64%) Active Directory
15 100 (12.52%) SharePoint Server
16 98 (12.27%) Migration
17 93 (11.64%) ASP.NET
18 92 (11.51%) PRINCE2
19 89 (11.14%) SharePoint 2013
20 85 (10.64%) XML
21 80 (10.01%) MS Project
22 79 (9.89%) ITIL
22 79 (9.89%) CRM
23 74 (9.26%) Workflow
23 74 (9.26%) Visual Studio
24 69 (8.64%) HTML
25 63 (7.88%) Dynamics CRM
26 61 (7.63%) JavaScript
27 60 (7.51%) CSS
27 60 (7.51%) IIS

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 146 (18.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 100 (12.52%) SharePoint Server
3 89 (11.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 60 (7.51%) IIS
5 53 (6.63%) MS Exchange
6 42 (5.26%) MS Project Server
7 38 (4.76%) Lync
8 26 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (2.50%) WebSphere
11 19 (2.38%) CMS
12 16 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (1.00%) Documentum
15 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.63%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.63%) Apache
17 5 (0.63%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 166 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 162 (20.28%) MS Office
3 80 (10.01%) MS Project
4 31 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 18 (2.25%) InfoPath
7 11 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 63 (7.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.25%) Maximo
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Line 500
3 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Tridion
4 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) Exstream
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.25%) Office 365
2 13 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.75%) SaaS
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.26%) Intranet
2 24 (3.00%) SAN
3 16 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.88%) DNS
5 13 (1.63%) LDAP
5 13 (1.63%) WAN
6 12 (1.50%) HTTP
6 12 (1.50%) LAN
7 11 (1.38%) VPN
8 10 (1.25%) Firewall
9 9 (1.13%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.00%) Internet
11 7 (0.88%) Network Security
11 7 (0.88%) VoIP
12 5 (0.63%) DHCP
12 5 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.63%) VLAN
13 4 (0.50%) SMTP
14 2 (0.25%) KiloStream
14 2 (0.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (3.00%) OLAP
7 21 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (2.25%) MS Access
9 16 (2.00%) IDOL
10 15 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.38%) DTS
13 8 (1.00%) EDRMS
14 7 (0.88%) Relational Database
15 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.75%) QlikView
16 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
17 4 (0.50%) PerformancePoint
18 2 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 74 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 55 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.38%) SoapUI
4 10 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.63%) Selenium
5 5 (0.63%) WinRunner
5 5 (0.63%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.38%) NUnit
7 2 (0.25%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.13%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.13%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 119 (14.89%) Finance
2 35 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.25%) Marketing
4 13 (1.63%) Military
4 13 (1.63%) Publishing
5 12 (1.50%) Back Office
6 11 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.88%) Retail
9 6 (0.75%) Banking
10 5 (0.63%) Games
11 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Automotive
12 2 (0.25%) French Language
12 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 172 (21.53%) Developer
2 125 (15.64%) Analyst
3 79 (9.89%) Consultant
4 75 (9.39%) SharePoint Developer
5 73 (9.14%) Architect
6 69 (8.64%) Project Manager
7 56 (7.01%) .NET Developer
8 45 (5.63%) Coordinator
8 45 (5.63%) Administrator
9 40 (5.01%) SharePoint Consultant
10 29 (3.63%) VB.NET Developer
11 26 (3.25%) Business Analyst
11 26 (3.25%) SharePoint Architect
12 19 (2.38%) Test Analyst
12 19 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
13 18 (2.25%) Project Coordinator
14 17 (2.13%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.00%) Technical Manager
15 16 (2.00%) Service Analyst
15 16 (2.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (22.65%) .NET
2 93 (11.64%) ASP.NET
3 85 (10.64%) XML
4 69 (8.64%) HTML
5 60 (7.51%) CSS
6 58 (7.26%) WCF
7 47 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 40 (5.01%) Web Services
8 40 (5.01%) XSLT
9 30 (3.75%) jQuery
10 25 (3.13%) WF
11 23 (2.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 23 (2.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 21 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (2.50%) Middleware
14 13 (1.63%) SOAP
15 11 (1.38%) LINQ
16 9 (1.13%) HTML5
17 8 (1.00%) Ajax
17 8 (1.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.50%) Management Information System
2 20 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.00%) Replication
4 10 (1.25%) Blog
5 9 (1.13%) Social Media
6 8 (1.00%) Clustering
6 8 (1.00%) Statistics
6 8 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 6 (0.75%) AS400
7 6 (0.75%) N-Tier
7 6 (0.75%) Social Network
7 6 (0.75%) CMDB
7 6 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.63%) PMI
8 5 (0.63%) NHS
8 5 (0.63%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.50%) Economics
10 3 (0.38%) Open Source
10 3 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 232 (29.04%) Windows
2 53 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (4.38%) Windows 7
5 32 (4.01%) Windows XP
6 16 (2.00%) Linux
6 16 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.88%) UNIX
8 9 (1.13%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) HPUX
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (18.52%) Project Management
2 98 (12.27%) Migration
3 92 (11.51%) PRINCE2
4 79 (9.89%) ITIL
4 79 (9.89%) CRM
5 74 (9.26%) Workflow
6 55 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (6.51%) MVC
8 49 (6.13%) Document Management
9 37 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (4.38%) Scrum
11 34 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (3.63%) Web Development
13 28 (3.50%) Information Management
13 28 (3.50%) Test Scripting
14 26 (3.25%) Configuration Management
15 22 (2.75%) SOA
15 22 (2.75%) Service Management
16 21 (2.63%) Change Management
16 21 (2.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (22.53%) SQL
2 124 (15.52%) C#
3 61 (7.63%) JavaScript
4 52 (6.51%) PowerShell
5 44 (5.51%) Java
6 37 (4.63%) C
7 32 (4.01%) VB
8 31 (3.88%) VB.NET
8 31 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.88%) C++
10 12 (1.50%) PHP
11 9 (1.13%) VBA
12 7 (0.88%) VB6
13 6 (0.75%) Delphi
13 6 (0.75%) Lua
14 3 (0.38%) VBScript
15 2 (0.25%) Perl
16 1 (0.13%) ActionScript 2.0
16 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.13%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 195 (24.41%) Security Cleared
2 149 (18.65%) SC Cleared
3 53 (6.63%) Degree
4 40 (5.01%) DV Cleared
5 31 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 22 (2.75%) ISEB
8 20 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (2.13%) MCSE
10 14 (1.75%) ISTQB
11 13 (1.63%) MCP
12 10 (1.25%) PMI Certification
13 9 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (1.00%) CISSP
15 5 (0.63%) PMP
16 4 (0.50%) CISMP
16 4 (0.50%) CISM
16 4 (0.50%) CRISC
17 3 (0.38%) MCSA
17 3 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.38%) SLA
2 15 (1.88%) QA
3 13 (1.63%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.75%) GxP
6 3 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 101 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 41 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.25%) vSphere
5 7 (0.88%) UAG
6 6 (0.75%) Shibboleth
7 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.38%) XenApp
8 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (3.13%) SCOM
2 23 (2.88%) SCCM
3 21 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.50%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.38%) MIIS
9 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.25%) WSUS
9 2 (0.25%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.13%) MOM
10 1 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 341 (42.68%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.13%) VMware
3 33 (4.13%) HP
3 33 (4.13%) Citrix
3 33 (4.13%) Oracle
4 17 (2.13%) SAP
5 16 (2.00%) Cisco
6 14 (1.75%) Google
6 14 (1.75%) Ektron
7 11 (1.38%) McAfee
8 10 (1.25%) Meridio
8 10 (1.25%) Sophos
8 10 (1.25%) Adobe
9 9 (1.13%) IBM
10 8 (1.00%) Lumension
11 7 (0.88%) Remedy
12 6 (0.75%) Symantec
12 6 (0.75%) Lotus
12 6 (0.75%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.75%) Twitter
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