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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 502 398 379
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -19
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 85 173 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.90% 1.94% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 99 66
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£373 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £260 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50

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
9433 8921 8159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.58% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5789 5262 4567
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 309 403
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -87 77 £375 - 29
South East -41 44 £388 +6.74% 8
Reading +2 23 £296 -26.13% 2
Berkshire -13 23 £296 -32.34% 4
London +1 16 £360 -15.29% 11
West Sussex -10 8 £475 -
City of London +8 6 £388 +29.16% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £358 - 2
Scotland -4 6 £325 -20.24% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £358 - 1
East of England +7 5 £313 -1.57%
West Midlands -9 4 £100 -71.42% 1
Hampshire -38 4 £363 +1.39% 1
East Grinstead +3 3 £475 -
Yorkshire -26 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire -27 3 - -
North West -25 2 £470 +34.28% 3
East Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
Surrey -9 1 - -
Kent -10 1 £450 +73.07% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 - 1
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Portsmouth - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Watford - - - -
Godalming - - - -

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 136 (80.47%) SharePoint
2 98 (57.99%) Microsoft
3 70 (41.42%) SQL Server
4 63 (37.28%) Windows
5 61 (36.09%) .NET
6 55 (32.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 51 (30.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 48 (28.40%) SQL
9 46 (27.22%) C#
10 44 (26.04%) Security Cleared
11 43 (25.44%) Active Directory
12 41 (24.26%) SC Cleared
13 39 (23.08%) MS Excel
14 37 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (21.30%) JavaScript
16 35 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (19.53%) HTML
17 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET
18 31 (18.34%) CSS
19 26 (15.38%) PowerShell
20 24 (14.20%) MS Office
21 23 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (13.02%) InfoPath
22 22 (13.02%) jQuery
23 21 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (12.43%) VMware
24 20 (11.83%) XML
24 20 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
25 19 (11.24%) Intranet
26 18 (10.65%) Visual Studio

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 136 (80.47%) SharePoint
2 55 (32.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 51 (30.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (9.47%) MS Exchange
5 12 (7.10%) IIS
6 9 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (4.73%) MS Project Server
7 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.55%) Lync
9 5 (2.96%) CMS
10 3 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.18%) Apache
11 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.18%) Content Management Server
11 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.18%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (0.59%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 39 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.20%) MS Office
3 22 (13.02%) InfoPath
4 8 (4.73%) MS Project
5 3 (1.78%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.47%) Office 365
2 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.24%) Intranet
2 11 (6.51%) Firewall
3 8 (4.73%) SAN
3 8 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.14%) SMTP
4 7 (4.14%) LAN
4 7 (4.14%) Extranet
5 4 (2.37%) WAN
5 4 (2.37%) DNS
6 3 (1.78%) DHCP
6 3 (1.78%) Internet
7 2 (1.18%) VLAN
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) SSH
8 1 (0.59%) SSL
8 1 (0.59%) LDAP
8 1 (0.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (41.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.73%) PerformancePoint
7 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.55%) IDOL
9 4 (2.37%) OLAP
9 4 (2.37%) MS Access
9 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Power View
10 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.59%) DB2
12 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Visual Studio
2 16 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.92%) StarTeam
4 7 (4.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.18%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.59%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.59%) NUnit
6 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.59%) FxCop
6 1 (0.59%) Axure RP
General
1 17 (10.06%) Finance
2 7 (4.14%) Advertising
3 5 (2.96%) Marketing
4 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Publishing
5 1 (0.59%) Military
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (27.22%) Developer
2 35 (20.71%) Consultant
3 34 (20.12%) SharePoint Developer
4 27 (15.98%) SharePoint Consultant
5 21 (12.43%) Administrator
6 20 (11.83%) Architect
7 14 (8.28%) SharePoint Administrator
7 14 (8.28%) SharePoint Architect
8 12 (7.10%) Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (5.33%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
11 8 (4.73%) Integration Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.96%) Applications Developer
13 5 (2.96%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.96%) Technical Consultant
14 4 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Consultant
14 4 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
14 4 (2.37%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (36.09%) .NET
2 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET
2 33 (19.53%) HTML
3 31 (18.34%) CSS
4 22 (13.02%) jQuery
5 20 (11.83%) XML
6 16 (9.47%) Web Services
7 15 (8.88%) .NET Framework
7 15 (8.88%) WCF
8 14 (8.28%) XSLT
9 13 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 7 (4.14%) Ajax
10 7 (4.14%) Application Packaging
10 7 (4.14%) Silverlight
10 7 (4.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (4.14%) REST
11 6 (3.55%) XSL
12 5 (2.96%) WPF
12 5 (2.96%) WF
13 4 (2.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.55%) Clustering
3 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.96%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.96%) PKI
4 5 (2.96%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.37%) Replication
5 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.78%) Blog
6 3 (1.78%) Open Source
6 3 (1.78%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.18%) User Experience
7 2 (1.18%) VLE
8 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.59%) Psychology
8 1 (0.59%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.59%) Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (37.28%) Windows
2 37 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (8.88%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.92%) Linux
7 4 (2.37%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.78%) UNIX
9 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (10.65%) Workflow
2 18 (10.65%) Migration
3 16 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.88%) CRM
5 14 (8.28%) ITIL
6 11 (6.51%) Configuration Management
6 11 (6.51%) Document Management
6 11 (6.51%) MVC
6 11 (6.51%) Information Architecture
6 11 (6.51%) Mentoring
7 9 (5.33%) Web Development
8 7 (4.14%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.14%) Content Management
8 7 (4.14%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.55%) Change Management
9 6 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.96%) B2B
11 4 (2.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.40%) SQL
2 46 (27.22%) C#
3 36 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 26 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 16 (9.47%) VB
6 12 (7.10%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.51%) VBScript
8 6 (3.55%) Java
9 5 (2.96%) VBA
10 4 (2.37%) C++
11 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.18%) PHP
13 1 (0.59%) Perl
13 1 (0.59%) C
13 1 (0.59%) XPath
13 1 (0.59%) X++
13 1 (0.59%) R
13 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.33%) Degree
5 6 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.96%) MCSE
7 4 (2.37%) MCITP
8 3 (1.78%) MCSA
8 3 (1.78%) MCTS
9 2 (1.18%) VCP4
9 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.59%) MCPD
10 1 (0.59%) MCT
10 1 (0.59%) ISEB
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) SLA
2 5 (2.96%) QA
System Software
1 43 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.28%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.14%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.96%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.59%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (7.69%) SCCM
2 12 (7.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.14%) ARCserve
4 6 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.37%) SCOM
6 1 (0.59%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.59%) WSUS
6 1 (0.59%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.59%) SCSM
6 1 (0.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 98 (57.99%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.43%) VMware
3 17 (10.06%) Oracle
4 13 (7.69%) Citrix
5 10 (5.92%) Borland
6 7 (4.14%) CA
6 7 (4.14%) Altiris
6 7 (4.14%) Symantec
7 6 (3.55%) McAfee
7 6 (3.55%) 3PAR
7 6 (3.55%) HP
8 5 (2.96%) Meridio
9 3 (1.78%) Brocade
9 3 (1.78%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.78%) Lotus
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.18%) Cisco
10 2 (1.18%) Sun
10 2 (1.18%) Nintex
11 1 (0.59%) LANDesk
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