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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 486 442 371
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -71
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 127 143 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.24% 1.57% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 157
Average daily rate
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£389 £387 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.51% +10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £393 £340
% change year-on-year
-9.23% +15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Average hourly rate - £27.97 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%

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
10252 9098 10078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.50% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6171 5373 5641
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 368 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 113 £397 +1.66% 38
London +5 46 £410 +14.28% 15
South East -32 30 £300 -29.41% 8
Reading -7 16 £500 +13.63% 3
Berkshire -25 16 £500 +17.64% 3
City of London +23 9 £425 -2.07% 5
North West -1 8 £400 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -12 8 £338 +14.40% 3
Scotland -21 8 £345 +5.74%
South West -36 8 £375 -3.84% 3
Hampshire -6 7 £300 -29.41% 2
East of England -28 6 £450 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire +3 5 £350 +27.27% 3
Leeds +1 4 £350 +27.27% 2
West Yorkshire -2 4 £350 +27.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £225 -23.40% 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
East Midlands +8 2 - - 1
Wales -19 2 £256 -6.81% 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Surrey 0 1 - - 1
West Sussex -2 1 £475 -
Birmingham -4 1 £325 +10.16% 1
Oxfordshire -10 1 - -
Glasgow -15 1 £345 +5.74%
Kent - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £398 -
Norwich - 1 £398 -

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 225 (84.27%) SharePoint
2 125 (46.82%) .NET
3 118 (44.19%) SQL Server
4 114 (42.70%) Windows
5 110 (41.20%) Microsoft
6 107 (40.07%) C#
7 92 (34.46%) Security Cleared
8 78 (29.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET
10 74 (27.72%) SQL
11 73 (27.34%) SC Cleared
12 71 (26.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 59 (22.10%) MS Office
14 58 (21.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 57 (21.35%) JavaScript
16 47 (17.60%) Visual Studio
16 47 (17.60%) SQL Server 2005
17 46 (17.23%) XML
18 45 (16.85%) CSS
18 45 (16.85%) Web Services
19 44 (16.48%) Active Directory
19 44 (16.48%) WCF
20 41 (15.36%) T-SQL
21 40 (14.98%) MS Excel
21 40 (14.98%) Workflow
21 40 (14.98%) jQuery
21 40 (14.98%) PowerShell
22 39 (14.61%) HTML
23 38 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
23 38 (14.23%) SQL Server 2008

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 225 (84.27%) SharePoint
2 78 (29.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 71 (26.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 35 (13.11%) IIS
5 25 (9.36%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (6.74%) MS Exchange
7 10 (3.75%) MS Project Server
8 9 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.87%) Documentum
10 4 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.12%) Lync
11 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Foundation
12 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.75%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.75%) CMS
12 2 (0.75%) Apache
13 1 (0.37%) Papyrus
Applications
1 59 (22.10%) MS Office
2 40 (14.98%) MS Excel
3 29 (10.86%) InfoPath
4 16 (5.99%) MS Project
5 5 (1.87%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.75%) assyst
3 1 (0.37%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.37%) Tridion
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.49%) Office 365
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.62%) LDAP
1 15 (5.62%) Extranet
2 13 (4.87%) Firewall
3 12 (4.49%) Intranet
4 10 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.37%) DNS
5 9 (3.37%) SAN
6 7 (2.62%) SMTP
6 7 (2.62%) LAN
7 3 (1.12%) VoIP
8 2 (0.75%) DHCP
8 2 (0.75%) Internet
8 2 (0.75%) NAS
8 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.75%) WAN
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.37%) Wireless
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (44.19%) SQL Server
2 47 (17.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 38 (14.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (10.11%) IDOL
6 19 (7.12%) OLAP
7 16 (5.99%) DTS
8 10 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (3.00%) Oracle Database
10 8 (3.00%) PerformancePoint
10 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.50%) EDRMS
13 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (17.60%) Visual Studio
2 30 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (3.00%) NUnit
5 7 (2.62%) FxCop
6 6 (2.25%) WinRunner
6 6 (2.25%) TestDirector
6 6 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.75%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.75%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.75%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.75%) JIRA
9 1 (0.37%) Selenium
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.37%) Subversion
9 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 18 (6.74%) Finance
2 7 (2.62%) Legal
2 7 (2.62%) Advertising
3 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.87%) Marketing
3 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.12%) Publishing
4 3 (1.12%) Military
5 2 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 111 (41.57%) Developer
2 94 (35.21%) SharePoint Developer
3 37 (13.86%) Consultant
4 32 (11.99%) SharePoint Consultant
5 30 (11.24%) Administrator
6 28 (10.49%) Architect
7 25 (9.36%) SharePoint Administrator
8 16 (5.99%) SharePoint Architect
9 13 (4.87%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
9 13 (4.87%) Designer
9 13 (4.87%) Analyst
9 13 (4.87%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (3.37%) SharePoint Designer
11 8 (3.00%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.25%) SharePoint Specialist
14 5 (1.87%) Senior Developer
14 5 (1.87%) Test Analyst
14 5 (1.87%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (46.82%) .NET
2 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET
3 46 (17.23%) XML
4 45 (16.85%) CSS
4 45 (16.85%) Web Services
5 44 (16.48%) WCF
6 40 (14.98%) jQuery
7 39 (14.61%) HTML
8 38 (14.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 33 (12.36%) XSLT
10 32 (11.99%) .NET Framework
11 23 (8.61%) Ajax
12 12 (4.49%) Silverlight
13 10 (3.75%) WF
14 7 (2.62%) REST
15 6 (2.25%) CSS3
15 6 (2.25%) HTML5
15 6 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (2.25%) WPF
15 6 (2.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.62%) Clustering
4 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.62%) User Experience
6 5 (1.87%) Replication
6 5 (1.87%) Blog
7 4 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.50%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.50%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.75%) Open Source
8 2 (0.75%) PKI
8 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.75%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.37%) Tandem
9 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 114 (42.70%) Windows
2 58 (21.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.24%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.25%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.87%) AIX
8 4 (1.50%) UNIX
9 2 (0.75%) Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.98%) Workflow
2 30 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (11.24%) Web Development
3 28 (10.49%) Migration
4 25 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (7.49%) Document Management
6 18 (6.74%) ITIL
7 14 (5.24%) OO
8 12 (4.49%) Project Management
8 12 (4.49%) Change Management
9 11 (4.12%) MVC
9 11 (4.12%) RUP
9 11 (4.12%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.75%) Release Management
10 10 (3.75%) CRM
10 10 (3.75%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.00%) ERP
11 8 (3.00%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (3.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (40.07%) C#
2 74 (27.72%) SQL
3 57 (21.35%) JavaScript
4 41 (15.36%) T-SQL
5 40 (14.98%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.00%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.62%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.25%) C++
8 6 (2.25%) Java
8 6 (2.25%) C
9 4 (1.50%) XPath
10 3 (1.12%) VBA
10 3 (1.12%) VB
11 2 (0.75%) ABAP
11 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.75%) Korn
11 2 (0.75%) X++
12 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 92 (34.46%) Security Cleared
2 73 (27.34%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.49%) MCTS
4 12 (4.49%) Degree
5 11 (4.12%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.75%) MCITP
7 6 (2.25%) ISEB
8 4 (1.50%) MCSA
8 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.12%) MCP
9 3 (1.12%) PMP
9 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.75%) CCNP
10 2 (0.75%) CCA
10 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.74%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.00%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.12%) XenApp
7 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.00%) SCCM
2 6 (2.25%) SCOM
2 6 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.87%) Netcool
3 5 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.87%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 110 (41.20%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.99%) Citrix
3 27 (10.11%) Meridio
4 19 (7.12%) VMware
5 11 (4.12%) Oracle
6 8 (3.00%) HP
7 7 (2.62%) SAP
8 6 (2.25%) Cisco
8 6 (2.25%) EMC
9 5 (1.87%) McAfee
9 5 (1.87%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (1.87%) 3PAR
9 5 (1.87%) Adobe
9 5 (1.87%) CA
9 5 (1.87%) Veritas
10 4 (1.50%) NetApp
10 4 (1.50%) Symantec
10 4 (1.50%) Altiris
11 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
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