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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 490 421 370
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -51
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 109 152 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.08% 1.69% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 140
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £367 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
Average hourly rate - £19.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -66.25%

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
10124 9002 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.16% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 5229 5718
Average daily rate £375 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 374 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -50 101 £375 -3.22% 46
London -3 32 £405 +2.85% 14
South East -29 30 £301 -29.21% 12
Reading -2 19 £406 -9.72% 6
Berkshire -20 19 £406 -4.41% 8
North West +8 11 £375 - 2
City of London +25 9 £450 +5.88% 8
West Midlands -12 8 £339 +4.23% 3
East of England -29 7 £425 +6.25% 3
South West -37 6 £363 -7.05% 3
Lancashire - 6 £363 -
West Yorkshire +6 5 £350 +19.14% 3
Yorkshire +3 5 £350 +19.14% 3
Hampshire -7 5 £345 -13.97% 2
Leeds +10 4 £350 +27.27%
Scotland -25 4 £163 -53.09% 1
Milton Keynes +3 3 £225 -
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £225 -23.40%
Manchester -10 3 £375 - 2
East Midlands +4 2 - - 5
Cheshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
Surrey -3 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -5 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 £325 +10.16% 1
Norfolk -8 1 £398 +156.77%
Norwich -13 1 £398 +156.77%
Bedfordshire -20 1 £400 - 2

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 220 (82.40%) SharePoint
2 112 (41.95%) .NET
3 111 (41.57%) Microsoft
4 110 (41.20%) SQL Server
5 108 (40.45%) Windows
6 100 (37.45%) C#
7 90 (33.71%) Security Cleared
8 79 (29.59%) SQL
8 79 (29.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 73 (27.34%) ASP.NET
10 70 (26.22%) SC Cleared
11 68 (25.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 59 (22.10%) MS Office
13 53 (19.85%) JavaScript
14 49 (18.35%) Web Services
15 47 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 46 (17.23%) Visual Studio
17 44 (16.48%) CSS
17 44 (16.48%) SQL Server 2005
18 43 (16.10%) XML
19 42 (15.73%) Workflow
20 41 (15.36%) WCF
21 40 (14.98%) MS Excel
22 39 (14.61%) T-SQL
23 38 (14.23%) IIS
23 38 (14.23%) Active Directory
23 38 (14.23%) PowerShell
24 37 (13.86%) jQuery
24 37 (13.86%) SQL Server 2008
25 36 (13.48%) HTML

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 220 (82.40%) SharePoint
2 79 (29.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 68 (25.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 38 (14.23%) IIS
5 24 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (5.99%) MS Exchange
7 11 (4.12%) MS Project Server
8 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.87%) Documentum
9 5 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.12%) Lync
10 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Foundation
11 2 (0.75%) CMS
11 2 (0.75%) Apache
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.37%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.37%) Captiva
Applications
1 59 (22.10%) MS Office
2 40 (14.98%) MS Excel
3 29 (10.86%) InfoPath
4 15 (5.62%) MS Project
5 5 (1.87%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.75%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) assyst
4 1 (0.37%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.37%) Tridion
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 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
2 14 (5.24%) Firewall
3 12 (4.49%) Extranet
4 11 (4.12%) Intranet
4 11 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.00%) DNS
6 6 (2.25%) SAN
6 6 (2.25%) LAN
7 4 (1.50%) SMTP
8 3 (1.12%) VoIP
8 3 (1.12%) Internet
8 3 (1.12%) NAS
8 3 (1.12%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.75%) Wireless
9 2 (0.75%) Network Security
9 2 (0.75%) DHCP
9 2 (0.75%) VPN
10 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (41.20%) SQL Server
2 44 (16.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 37 (13.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (10.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (10.86%) IDOL
5 19 (7.12%) OLAP
6 16 (5.99%) DTS
7 9 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.62%) PerformancePoint
9 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.87%) EDRMS
12 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (17.23%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (4.12%) TestDirector
4 10 (3.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (3.75%) WinRunner
5 8 (3.00%) NUnit
6 7 (2.62%) FxCop
7 6 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.75%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.75%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.75%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.75%) JIRA
10 1 (0.37%) Selenium
10 1 (0.37%) Firebug
10 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (5.99%) Finance
2 7 (2.62%) Legal
3 6 (2.25%) Advertising
3 6 (2.25%) Marketing
4 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.50%) Publishing
5 4 (1.50%) Military
5 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 110 (41.20%) Developer
2 91 (34.08%) SharePoint Developer
3 33 (12.36%) Consultant
4 29 (10.86%) Administrator
4 29 (10.86%) SharePoint Consultant
5 25 (9.36%) Architect
5 25 (9.36%) SharePoint Administrator
6 15 (5.62%) Designer
7 14 (5.24%) SharePoint Architect
7 14 (5.24%) Analyst
8 9 (3.37%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (3.37%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.37%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 9 (3.37%) SharePoint Designer
9 7 (2.62%) Test Analyst
9 7 (2.62%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (1.87%) Tester
11 5 (1.87%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (41.95%) .NET
2 73 (27.34%) ASP.NET
3 49 (18.35%) Web Services
4 44 (16.48%) CSS
5 43 (16.10%) XML
6 41 (15.36%) WCF
7 37 (13.86%) jQuery
8 36 (13.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 36 (13.48%) HTML
9 31 (11.61%) .NET Framework
10 29 (10.86%) XSLT
11 21 (7.87%) Ajax
12 8 (3.00%) WF
12 8 (3.00%) Silverlight
13 7 (2.62%) REST
13 7 (2.62%) XSL
14 6 (2.25%) CSS3
15 5 (1.87%) HTML5
15 5 (1.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 5 (1.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.37%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.87%) Clustering
3 12 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.25%) Taxonomies
4 6 (2.25%) Blog
5 5 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.50%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.12%) Replication
8 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.75%) NHS
8 2 (0.75%) PKI
8 2 (0.75%) Open Source
9 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.37%) iPhone
9 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.37%) CMDB
9 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 108 (40.45%) Windows
2 47 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.37%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.12%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.25%) AIX
8 4 (1.50%) UNIX
9 2 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.73%) Workflow
2 30 (11.24%) Migration
3 28 (10.49%) Web Development
4 21 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (5.99%) Project Management
5 16 (5.99%) Document Management
6 15 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.62%) ITIL
7 13 (4.87%) OO
7 13 (4.87%) Business Analysis
8 12 (4.49%) Change Management
9 11 (4.12%) RUP
10 10 (3.75%) CRM
10 10 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.75%) MVC
10 10 (3.75%) Release Management
11 9 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.37%) Content Management
11 9 (3.37%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.37%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 100 (37.45%) C#
2 79 (29.59%) SQL
3 53 (19.85%) JavaScript
4 39 (14.61%) T-SQL
5 38 (14.23%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.00%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.62%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.62%) C
8 6 (2.25%) VB
9 5 (1.87%) Java
10 4 (1.50%) VBA
10 4 (1.50%) XPath
11 3 (1.12%) C++
11 3 (1.12%) Lua
12 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.75%) Korn
12 2 (0.75%) ABAP
13 1 (0.37%) X++
13 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 90 (33.71%) Security Cleared
2 70 (26.22%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.62%) Degree
5 13 (4.87%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.49%) MCTS
7 11 (4.12%) MCITP
7 11 (4.12%) ISEB
8 4 (1.50%) MCSE
9 3 (1.12%) MCP
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.12%) PMP
9 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.75%) CCA
10 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.75%) CCNP
10 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.36%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.00%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.12%) XenApp
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.00%) SCCM
3 6 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.25%) Netcool
3 6 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (1.87%) SCOM
5 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.75%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.75%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 111 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.86%) Citrix
3 26 (9.74%) Meridio
4 17 (6.37%) VMware
5 10 (3.75%) Oracle
6 8 (3.00%) HP
7 7 (2.62%) SAP
7 7 (2.62%) Cisco
8 6 (2.25%) Adobe
8 6 (2.25%) EMC
8 6 (2.25%) Veritas
8 6 (2.25%) McAfee
9 5 (1.87%) NetApp
9 5 (1.87%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (1.50%) CA
10 4 (1.50%) Google
11 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.75%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.75%) Nimsoft
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