The first table below looks at the demand for SharePoint 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 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 44 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2306 2070 2220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.10% 4.34% 3.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.97% 24.96% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1186 1277
Average daily rate £360 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £11.49 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £40.00 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SharePoint
Daily Rate Trend

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

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SharePoint
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 2119 £357 +2.07% 575
London -4 911 £390 +4.00% 240
South East -2 432 £350 - 95
City of London -2 258 £365 -8.75% 94
South West -4 210 £350 +7.69% 44
North West +1 146 £325 +9.24% 57
East of England -3 129 £350 - 30
Berkshire +4 125 £375 +5.78% 23
West Midlands -8 108 £350 +16.66% 41
Scotland -16 97 £375 +5.63% 40
Hampshire +16 92 £325 -12.16% 12
Yorkshire -8 83 £300 -0.82% 30
Manchester 0 70 £338 +12.50% 32
Surrey -11 68 £325 -5.79% 28
Buckinghamshire -2 62 £353 +101.42% 12
Reading +7 60 £350 +13.17% 10
Cambridgeshire +16 59 £350 - 4
Wiltshire -1 57 £350 +12.00% 6
West Yorkshire -8 51 £315 -0.47% 18
East Midlands -19 48 £363 +12.40% 22
Milton Keynes -2 45 £353 +116.92% 7
Bristol -11 44 £363 +11.53% 21
Wales +14 43 £340 +12.39% 8
South Wales +15 41 £340 +12.39% 7
North East +4 37 £235 -32.85% 12
Somerset -6 37 £375 +17.18% 5
Leeds -12 36 £300 -4.15% 11
Cardiff +10 34 £340 +11.47% 5
Cheshire -11 33 £373 +56.84% 13
Tyne and Wear +1 31 £235 -38.96% 7

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SharePoint 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.

1 1604 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 1226 (28.53%) .NET
3 1080 (25.13%) SQL Server
4 1026 (23.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 951 (22.13%) SQL
6 900 (20.94%) Windows
7 863 (20.08%) C#
8 830 (19.32%) MS Excel
9 811 (18.87%) Finance
10 658 (15.31%) MS Office
11 653 (15.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 609 (14.17%) Project Management
13 559 (13.01%) ASP.NET
14 526 (12.24%) Security Cleared
15 485 (11.29%) Active Directory
16 467 (10.87%) JavaScript
17 451 (10.50%) HTML
18 441 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 434 (10.10%) ITIL
20 432 (10.05%) Migration
21 416 (9.68%) SC Cleared
22 397 (9.24%) CSS
23 371 (8.63%) CRM
24 357 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
25 352 (8.19%) XML
26 346 (8.05%) MS Exchange
27 329 (7.66%) Intranet
28 326 (7.59%) PRINCE2
29 318 (7.40%) Visual Studio
30 317 (7.38%) VMware

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SharePoint 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1026 (23.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 653 (15.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 346 (8.05%) MS Exchange
4 294 (6.84%) SharePoint Server
5 283 (6.59%) IIS
6 162 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 156 (3.63%) Lync
8 113 (2.63%) CMS
9 109 (2.54%) MS Project Server
10 99 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
11 84 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 68 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
13 44 (1.02%) IBM Notes
14 41 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 35 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
15 35 (0.81%) Documentum
16 33 (0.77%) WebSphere
17 26 (0.61%) WebLogic
17 26 (0.61%) Umbraco
18 23 (0.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 830 (19.32%) MS Excel
2 658 (15.31%) MS Office
3 284 (6.61%) MS Project
4 230 (5.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 182 (4.24%) InfoPath
6 157 (3.65%) MS Visio
7 45 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
8 40 (0.93%) PowerPivot
9 26 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
10 17 (0.40%) Photoshop
11 11 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.070%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.070%) Mingle
12 3 (0.070%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.070%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.047%) InDesign
13 2 (0.047%) SPSS
14 1 (0.023%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.023%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 275 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.33%) CA Clarity
4 11 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.21%) WebTrends
5 9 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.16%) Maximo
7 6 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.093%) Summit
9 4 (0.093%) Oracle CRM
9 4 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.093%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.093%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.093%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.070%) CSG Singleview
10 3 (0.070%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 122 (2.84%) Office 365
2 35 (0.81%) SaaS
3 30 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.093%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.070%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.070%) PaaS
6 3 (0.070%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 329 (7.66%) Intranet
2 152 (3.54%) SAN
3 145 (3.37%) Firewall
4 131 (3.05%) DNS
5 86 (2.00%) DHCP
6 83 (1.93%) LAN
7 76 (1.77%) WAN
7 76 (1.77%) TCP/IP
8 75 (1.75%) Internet
9 48 (1.12%) VPN
10 38 (0.88%) VoIP
11 37 (0.86%) LDAP
12 35 (0.81%) Wireless
12 35 (0.81%) Extranet
13 29 (0.67%) SSL
14 28 (0.65%) HTTP
14 28 (0.65%) NAS
15 19 (0.44%) VLAN
16 18 (0.42%) SMTP
17 17 (0.40%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1080 (25.13%) SQL Server
2 441 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 357 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 280 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 241 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 215 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 187 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 83 (1.93%) MS Access
10 82 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 63 (1.47%) OLAP
12 55 (1.28%) PerformancePoint
13 46 (1.07%) EDRMS
14 45 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 39 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 39 (0.91%) QlikView
16 34 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
17 33 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 32 (0.74%) MySQL
19 27 (0.63%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 318 (7.40%) Visual Studio
2 176 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (0.98%) Subversion
4 39 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.67%) JIRA
6 19 (0.44%) NUnit
7 15 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (0.33%) Selenium
9 13 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 13 (0.30%) Ant
9 13 (0.30%) Maven
10 12 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.26%) Gradle
11 11 (0.26%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.21%) Mockito
12 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.21%) JUnit
12 9 (0.21%) TestDirector
General
1 811 (18.87%) Finance
2 274 (6.38%) Banking
3 107 (2.49%) Publishing
4 91 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 85 (1.98%) Retail
6 82 (1.91%) Marketing
7 57 (1.33%) Legal
7 57 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 49 (1.14%) Advertising
9 47 (1.09%) Back Office
10 46 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 43 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.81%) Local Government
13 32 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.54%) Billing
14 23 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.51%) Military
16 18 (0.42%) Law
17 15 (0.35%) French Language
17 15 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1242 (28.90%) Developer
2 802 (18.66%) Analyst
3 630 (14.66%) SharePoint Developer
4 349 (8.12%) Architect
5 340 (7.91%) Consultant
6 264 (6.14%) Administrator
7 262 (6.10%) Project Manager
8 233 (5.42%) Business Analyst
9 194 (4.51%) .NET Developer
10 192 (4.47%) SharePoint Consultant
11 138 (3.21%) SharePoint Administrator
12 112 (2.61%) Support Analyst
12 112 (2.61%) Coordinator
13 110 (2.56%) SharePoint Architect
14 95 (2.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 85 (1.98%) PMO Analyst
16 83 (1.93%) C# Developer
16 83 (1.93%) Support Engineer
17 76 (1.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 71 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1226 (28.53%) .NET
2 559 (13.01%) ASP.NET
3 451 (10.50%) HTML
4 397 (9.24%) CSS
5 352 (8.19%) XML
6 276 (6.42%) Web Services
7 263 (6.12%) jQuery
8 210 (4.89%) WCF
9 200 (4.65%) .NET Framework
10 134 (3.12%) XSLT
11 118 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 117 (2.72%) Ajax
13 73 (1.70%) HTML5
14 62 (1.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 57 (1.33%) WF
16 55 (1.28%) MDX
16 55 (1.28%) SOAP
17 53 (1.23%) Middleware
18 48 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 41 (0.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 80 (1.86%) Blackberry
3 72 (1.68%) NHS
4 65 (1.51%) Clustering
5 59 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 51 (1.19%) Taxonomies
7 50 (1.16%) Replication
8 39 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (0.86%) PMI
10 35 (0.81%) Social Media
11 34 (0.79%) Wiki
12 32 (0.74%) FMCG
13 27 (0.63%) CMDB
14 24 (0.56%) E-Learning
14 24 (0.56%) PKI
14 24 (0.56%) Statistics
15 23 (0.54%) Fat Client
15 23 (0.54%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.47%) GIS
17 19 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 900 (20.94%) Windows
2 306 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 253 (5.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 232 (5.40%) Windows 7
5 127 (2.96%) Windows XP
6 94 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (2.12%) Linux
8 87 (2.02%) UNIX
9 59 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 39 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 33 (0.77%) Solaris
12 18 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.33%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.28%) VMS
16 11 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.23%) AIX
17 10 (0.23%) HPUX
18 9 (0.21%) Android
18 9 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (14.17%) Project Management
2 434 (10.10%) ITIL
3 432 (10.05%) Migration
4 371 (8.63%) CRM
5 326 (7.59%) PRINCE2
6 314 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
7 306 (7.12%) Workflow
8 256 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
9 248 (5.77%) MVC
10 209 (4.86%) Change Management
11 205 (4.77%) Document Management
12 203 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 170 (3.96%) Business Analysis
14 130 (3.03%) OO
15 127 (2.96%) Content Management
16 124 (2.89%) Scrum
17 120 (2.79%) Service Delivery
18 117 (2.72%) Service Management
19 112 (2.61%) Asset Management
20 109 (2.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 951 (22.13%) SQL
2 863 (20.08%) C#
3 467 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 282 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 174 (4.05%) Java
6 169 (3.93%) T-SQL
7 112 (2.61%) VB.NET
8 99 (2.30%) VB
9 97 (2.26%) VBA
10 89 (2.07%) C
11 52 (1.21%) PHP
12 40 (0.93%) Perl
13 32 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 32 (0.74%) VBScript
14 27 (0.63%) C++
15 23 (0.54%) VB6
16 18 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.26%) Python
17 11 (0.26%) ABAP
18 10 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 526 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 416 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 226 (5.26%) Degree
4 179 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 84 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 80 (1.86%) MCSE
7 67 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 66 (1.54%) ISEB
9 57 (1.33%) PMI Certification
10 52 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 51 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 47 (1.09%) MCITP
13 43 (1.00%) MCP
14 35 (0.81%) PMP
15 34 (0.79%) ISTQB
16 29 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (0.65%) MCTS
18 20 (0.47%) CCNA
19 18 (0.42%) MCSD
19 18 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.00%) QA
2 115 (2.68%) SLA
3 70 (1.63%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.49%) ISO 9000
5 20 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.33%) P3O
8 11 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.23%) GxP
10 7 (0.16%) HL7
11 6 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.12%) EMIR
12 5 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.12%) WAI
13 3 (0.070%) Basel III
13 3 (0.070%) COBIT
14 2 (0.047%) WCAG
14 2 (0.047%) GCP
14 2 (0.047%) FATCA
14 2 (0.047%) CRD IV
System Software
1 485 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 205 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 70 (1.63%) XenApp
5 46 (1.07%) vSphere
6 44 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 32 (0.74%) UAG
8 31 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 26 (0.61%) ISA Server
9 26 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 19 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.28%) IAG
13 12 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (0.21%) XenServer
16 8 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.14%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 109 (2.54%) SCCM
2 86 (2.00%) SCOM
3 46 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 40 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 27 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 24 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 20 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 17 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
9 17 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 16 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.28%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.26%) Netcool
15 10 (0.23%) ARCserve
16 9 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
16 9 (0.21%) SCSM
16 9 (0.21%) Tivoli
17 7 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1604 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 317 (7.38%) VMware
3 259 (6.03%) Oracle
4 183 (4.26%) Citrix
5 177 (4.12%) HP
6 173 (4.03%) SAP
7 143 (3.33%) Cisco
8 61 (1.42%) Business Objects
9 60 (1.40%) Adobe
10 55 (1.28%) Symantec
10 55 (1.28%) IBM
11 51 (1.19%) Open Text
12 46 (1.07%) Lotus
13 45 (1.05%) EMC
14 39 (0.91%) NetApp
15 32 (0.74%) Cognos
16 30 (0.70%) Remedy
17 29 (0.67%) Dell
18 25 (0.58%) Sitecore
19 24 (0.56%) Meridio
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