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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 568 509 421
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -88
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 52 102 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.50% 1.03% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 71
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50

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
10418 9890 8735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 18.10% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6673 5850 4963
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 395 432
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.58 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 July 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 July 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 -75 45 £375 +3.44% 21
London -9 21 £350 -6.66% 7
South East -28 13 £515 +64.80% 7
Scotland -6 6 £323 +97.85% 1
Hampshire -6 6 £520 +34.62% 2
West Sussex -3 5 £388 -18.42% 1
City of London -11 5 £338 -22.85% 3
Crawley - 4 £388 -
Edinburgh - 4 £315 -
East of England -5 3 £223 -50.55% 1
South West -10 3 £180 -49.47%
Winchester - 3 £525 -
Bristol - 3 £180 -
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £223 -53.15%
East Midlands - 2 £575 -
Lancashire +5 1 £500 +37.93% 2
Essex -7 1 - - 1
Cambridge -8 1 £300 -33.33%
Yorkshire -27 1 £375 +7.14% 1
North West -35 1 £500 +33.33% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £350 -
Huntingdon - 1 £145 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £575 -
Preston - 1 £500 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £575 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £375 - 1
Guildford - 1 - -

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 107 (80.45%) SharePoint
2 74 (55.64%) Microsoft
3 51 (38.35%) SQL Server
4 42 (31.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 38 (28.57%) .NET
6 37 (27.82%) MS Excel
7 36 (27.07%) Windows
8 33 (24.81%) SQL
9 32 (24.06%) HTML
10 30 (22.56%) CSS
10 30 (22.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (21.80%) C#
12 27 (20.30%) JavaScript
13 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
14 24 (18.05%) MS Office
15 23 (17.29%) ASP.NET
16 22 (16.54%) InfoPath
17 21 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (14.29%) Visual Studio
19 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
19 18 (13.53%) Intranet
19 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
19 18 (13.53%) SQL Server 2008
20 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
21 16 (12.03%) jQuery
21 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
21 16 (12.03%) Office 365
21 16 (12.03%) Web Services
22 15 (11.28%) Finance
22 15 (11.28%) Migration

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 107 (80.45%) SharePoint
2 42 (31.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 30 (22.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
5 11 (8.27%) IIS
6 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.26%) Lync
8 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (4.51%) MS Project Server
8 6 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
9 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
10 3 (2.26%) Apache
11 2 (1.50%) JBoss
11 2 (1.50%) CMS
11 2 (1.50%) Mule
12 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.75%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 37 (27.82%) MS Excel
2 24 (18.05%) MS Office
3 22 (16.54%) InfoPath
4 9 (6.77%) MS Project
5 4 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.50%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.75%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) Office 365
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) Intranet
2 10 (7.52%) Firewall
3 7 (5.26%) HTTP
3 7 (5.26%) SAN
4 6 (4.51%) SMTP
4 6 (4.51%) Internet
4 6 (4.51%) DNS
5 5 (3.76%) LAN
6 4 (3.01%) DHCP
7 3 (2.26%) WAN
7 3 (2.26%) VPN
7 3 (2.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.50%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.50%) SSH
8 2 (1.50%) VLAN
8 2 (1.50%) SSL
8 2 (1.50%) Extranet
8 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.75%) SMS
9 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (38.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (3.01%) Lumira
8 4 (3.01%) PerformancePoint
8 4 (3.01%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (1.50%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.50%) OLAP
10 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.26%) Subversion
2 7 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (4.51%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.75%) NUnit
5 1 (0.75%) MSTest
5 1 (0.75%) Moq
5 1 (0.75%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Advertising
3 1 (0.75%) Publishing
3 1 (0.75%) Military
3 1 (0.75%) Local Government
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) German Language
3 1 (0.75%) Legal
3 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.75%) Back Office
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Developer
2 22 (16.54%) Administrator
3 20 (15.04%) SharePoint Developer
4 16 (12.03%) Architect
4 16 (12.03%) Consultant
5 14 (10.53%) SharePoint Administrator
6 13 (9.77%) Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) SharePoint Consultant
8 8 (6.02%) SharePoint Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.76%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.01%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.01%) SharePoint Specialist
11 3 (2.26%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Change Manager
12 2 (1.50%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.57%) .NET
2 32 (24.06%) HTML
3 30 (22.56%) CSS
4 23 (17.29%) ASP.NET
5 16 (12.03%) Web Services
5 16 (12.03%) jQuery
6 14 (10.53%) XML
7 9 (6.77%) Middleware
7 9 (6.77%) WCF
8 8 (6.02%) Application Packaging
9 7 (5.26%) HTML5
9 7 (5.26%) XSLT
10 5 (3.76%) XSL
11 4 (3.01%) J2EE
11 4 (3.01%) CSS3
11 4 (3.01%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (2.26%) LINQ
13 2 (1.50%) Spring Integration
13 2 (1.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.76%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.01%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.26%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
6 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.50%) PKI
6 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) Blog
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.75%) Psychology
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.75%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Windows
2 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.51%) UNIX
6 5 (3.76%) Linux
6 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.01%) Solaris
8 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.28%) Migration
2 13 (9.77%) ITIL
3 11 (8.27%) CRM
4 10 (7.52%) SDLC
5 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.77%) Workflow
5 9 (6.77%) Content Management
6 8 (6.02%) Unit Testing
6 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.26%) Information Management
8 6 (4.51%) Project Management
8 6 (4.51%) Programme Management
8 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.76%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (3.76%) Information Architecture
10 4 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.01%) Network Management
10 4 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.01%) Release Management
10 4 (3.01%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.81%) SQL
2 29 (21.80%) C#
3 27 (20.30%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.02%) C
6 7 (5.26%) Java
6 7 (5.26%) VBA
7 5 (3.76%) VB
7 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) VBScript
10 1 (0.75%) C++
10 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.77%) Degree
4 7 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.50%) MCITP
6 2 (1.50%) MCPD
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PMP
7 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.75%) CCVP
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.75%) MCTS
7 1 (0.75%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) MCT
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) CCA
7 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) P3O
4 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.75%) WCAG
4 1 (0.75%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.51%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.50%) XenApp
4 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.75%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) ARCserve
2 4 (3.01%) SCOM
3 2 (1.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.75%) SCSM
Vendors
1 74 (55.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.52%) Citrix
2 10 (7.52%) VMware
3 9 (6.77%) Oracle
4 7 (5.26%) HP
5 6 (4.51%) Symantec
5 6 (4.51%) CA
5 6 (4.51%) Altiris
6 5 (3.76%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.01%) SAP
7 4 (3.01%) Sun
8 3 (2.26%) Cisco
9 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.50%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.50%) Polycom
9 2 (1.50%) Cognos
9 2 (1.50%) GoldenSource
9 2 (1.50%) Meridio
10 1 (0.75%) Brocade
10 1 (0.75%) Fujitsu
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