The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint Server 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 Server over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 578 505 442
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -63
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 53 108 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.47% 1.05% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 67
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£350 £381 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £282 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £373 £365
% change year-on-year
-7.38% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £22.50

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
11261 10259 9078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 6067 5273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

SharePoint Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SharePoint Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SharePoint Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

SharePoint Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SharePoint Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint Server within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SharePoint Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SharePoint Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint Server within the UK.

SharePoint Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint Server within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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
England -85 43 £350 -9.96% 22
South East -39 22 £295 -1.80% 4
London -16 13 £350 -14.63% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £380 +68.88%
Scotland -11 6 £323 +97.85% 1
West Sussex - 5 £388 - 1
Berkshire -17 4 £285 -29.84% 1
Crawley - 4 £388 -
Edinburgh - 4 £315 -
East of England +2 3 £185 -56.47% 2
City of London -9 3 £350 -22.22% 2
Yorkshire -31 3 £375 +7.14% 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 2 £320 +42.22%
Hampshire -13 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -23 2 £275 -
Slough - 2 £295 -
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £575 - 1
East Midlands -9 1 £575 - 1
Lancashire -12 1 £500 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £145 -69.47% 1
Nottingham -14 1 £575 - 1
North West -39 1 £500 +33.33% 2
Highlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £225 - 1
Preston - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 £388 - 1
Huntingdon - 1 £145 -
Inverness - 1 - -

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SharePoint Server 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 Server.

1 87 (71.31%) SharePoint
2 55 (45.08%) Microsoft
3 42 (34.43%) SQL Server
4 37 (30.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 35 (28.69%) SQL
6 33 (27.05%) MS Excel
7 32 (26.23%) Windows
7 32 (26.23%) .NET
8 28 (22.95%) HTML
9 26 (21.31%) CSS
10 24 (19.67%) C#
10 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
10 24 (19.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
11 22 (18.03%) ASP.NET
12 20 (16.39%) InfoPath
13 19 (15.57%) MS Office
14 16 (13.11%) Intranet
14 16 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (12.30%) Oracle
15 15 (12.30%) UNIX
15 15 (12.30%) MS Exchange
15 15 (12.30%) Finance
15 15 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (12.30%) Office 365
15 15 (12.30%) Oracle Database
15 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (11.48%) Migration
16 14 (11.48%) jQuery
17 13 (10.66%) Active Directory

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SharePoint Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 87 (71.31%) SharePoint
2 37 (30.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (19.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (12.30%) MS Exchange
5 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.10%) Lync
6 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.10%) IIS
7 4 (3.28%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.46%) NetWeaver
8 3 (2.46%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.64%) Mule
9 2 (1.64%) Moodle
9 2 (1.64%) JBoss
9 2 (1.64%) Apache
10 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (27.05%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.39%) InfoPath
3 19 (15.57%) MS Office
4 6 (4.92%) MS Project
5 4 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.64%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.82%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.30%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) Intranet
2 7 (5.74%) HTTP
3 6 (4.92%) DNS
4 5 (4.10%) SS7
4 5 (4.10%) Firewall
4 5 (4.10%) SAN
4 5 (4.10%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (3.28%) LAN
5 4 (3.28%) SMTP
5 4 (3.28%) DHCP
6 3 (2.46%) WAN
6 3 (2.46%) WCDMA
6 3 (2.46%) UMTS
6 3 (2.46%) GPRS
6 3 (2.46%) VPN
6 3 (2.46%) GGSN
6 3 (2.46%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.64%) SGSN
7 2 (1.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (12.30%) Oracle Database
3 11 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.10%) SAP HANA
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.28%) PerformancePoint
5 4 (3.28%) Lumira
6 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.46%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.64%) EDMS
7 2 (1.64%) OLAP
7 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.92%) Subversion
3 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.82%) NUnit
5 1 (0.82%) MSTest
5 1 (0.82%) Moq
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Publishing
4 1 (0.82%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) German Language
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Developer
2 22 (18.03%) Administrator
3 20 (16.39%) SharePoint Developer
4 15 (12.30%) SharePoint Administrator
5 14 (11.48%) Consultant
6 11 (9.02%) Architect
7 10 (8.20%) Analyst
8 8 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.92%) SAP Basis Consultant
10 6 (4.92%) SharePoint Architect
11 5 (4.10%) SharePoint Specialist
12 4 (3.28%) Core Network Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
12 4 (3.28%) Network Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Support Engineer
13 3 (2.46%) Support Analyst
13 3 (2.46%) Project Manager
13 3 (2.46%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) .NET
2 28 (22.95%) HTML
3 26 (21.31%) CSS
4 22 (18.03%) ASP.NET
5 14 (11.48%) jQuery
6 12 (9.84%) Web Services
6 12 (9.84%) XML
7 10 (8.20%) J2EE
8 9 (7.38%) Middleware
9 8 (6.56%) XSLT
9 8 (6.56%) Application Packaging
9 8 (6.56%) WCF
10 7 (5.74%) HTML5
10 7 (5.74%) SAP Basis
11 6 (4.92%) XSL
12 5 (4.10%) .NET Framework
13 4 (3.28%) CSS3
14 3 (2.46%) LINQ
14 3 (2.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 2 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.10%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.10%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.28%) Life Science
4 4 (3.28%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.46%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.64%) PKI
6 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.82%) Telematics
7 1 (0.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.23%) Windows
2 15 (12.30%) UNIX
3 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.56%) Solaris
6 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.28%) Linux
7 4 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (11.48%) Migration
3 12 (9.84%) Content Management
4 11 (9.02%) ITIL
4 11 (9.02%) CRM
5 10 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.38%) SDLC
7 8 (6.56%) Unit Testing
7 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
7 8 (6.56%) Workflow
8 7 (5.74%) Information Management
9 6 (4.92%) Project Management
9 6 (4.92%) QMS
10 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.28%) B2B
11 4 (3.28%) Risk Management
11 4 (3.28%) Logistics
11 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.28%) Programme Management
11 4 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) SQL
2 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
2 24 (19.67%) C#
3 12 (9.84%) Java
4 11 (9.02%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.56%) C
6 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.28%) VBA
7 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.46%) VB
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.82%) VBScript
10 1 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.10%) Degree
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PMP
7 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.82%) CCVP
7 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.82%) MCPD
7 1 (0.82%) MCP
7 1 (0.82%) CCNP
7 1 (0.82%) CCA
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.28%) GxP
3 2 (1.64%) P3O
4 1 (0.82%) WCAG
4 1 (0.82%) WAI
4 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (45.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Oracle
3 11 (9.02%) SAP
4 8 (6.56%) Citrix
4 8 (6.56%) VMware
5 5 (4.10%) HP
6 4 (3.28%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.28%) Sun
6 4 (3.28%) Symantec
6 4 (3.28%) Altiris
6 4 (3.28%) CA
7 2 (1.64%) Cognos
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco
7 2 (1.64%) Sybase
7 2 (1.64%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.64%) Polycom
7 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.64%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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