The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint Foundation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint Foundation over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation (WSS 4.0)
Rank 568 553 525
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Foundation 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.012% 0.013%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.034% 0.070% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£410 £550 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £550 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £575 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8899 8630 8290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.67% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5567 5102 4650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 316 426
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.05 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

SharePoint Foundation
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SharePoint Foundation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SharePoint Foundation
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SharePoint Foundation within the UK.

SharePoint Foundation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SharePoint Foundation
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint Foundation within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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
London +12 3 £410 -25.45% 1
England -21 3 £410 -25.45% 2
City of London +15 1 £463 -15.90%
South East - - - -
Staines - - - -
Surrey - - - -

SharePoint Foundation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) XHTML
4 2 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (40.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server

SharePoint Foundation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (60.00%) XHTML
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) CAML
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (20.00%) WPF
5 1 (20.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) MSF
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) RUP
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Process
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle