The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 49 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1829 1974 1858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.60% 4.06% 4.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.17% 23.08% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1113 1136 1090
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 83 96
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.94 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +11.46%

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
9068 8553 8305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 17.57% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5692 5071 4672
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 331 435
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 -4 1665 £388 +3.33% 655
London -5 741 £400 -5.88% 265
South East -3 381 £388 +19.23% 108
City of London -12 174 £400 -5.88% 112
West Midlands +2 108 £375 - 42
Berkshire -2 100 £363 +8.20% 33
East of England +6 94 £400 +14.28% 33
Scotland +1 94 £350 -12.50% 16
North West -7 90 £325 - 57
Yorkshire +1 84 £350 +7.69% 36
South West -37 78 £345 -7.63% 58
Surrey -1 75 £435 +45.00% 18
West Yorkshire 0 60 £350 +7.69% 22
Buckinghamshire -2 59 £345 +9.00% 9
Milton Keynes +14 49 £344 +22.85% 6
Edinburgh +9 47 £378 +0.66% 5
Hampshire -37 46 £275 -18.51% 19
Leeds +3 45 £344 +1.85% 13
East Midlands 0 45 £400 +128.57% 26
Reading -1 44 £375 +15.38% 14
North East 0 40 £301 -14.05% 15
Wales +1 38 £400 +3.22% 5
Birmingham +9 36 £375 -11.76% 12
Manchester -7 36 £388 +28.63% 24
Hertfordshire +23 35 £475 +31.94% 12
Cambridgeshire -7 33 £368 +12.64% 7
West Sussex +15 29 £425 +33.85% 8
Oxfordshire -13 29 £463 +56.77% 8
South Wales +9 28 £400 +3.22% 5
Cardiff +7 25 £410 +5.80% 3

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1552 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 1009 (24.81%) .NET
3 932 (22.92%) Windows
4 929 (22.84%) SQL Server
5 898 (22.08%) SQL
6 840 (20.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 815 (20.04%) C#
8 788 (19.38%) MS Excel
9 745 (18.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 739 (18.17%) Finance
11 552 (13.57%) HTML
12 543 (13.35%) JavaScript
13 532 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
14 531 (13.06%) Active Directory
15 508 (12.49%) CSS
16 488 (12.00%) MS Office
17 483 (11.88%) Security Cleared
18 478 (11.75%) Project Management
19 449 (11.04%) ASP.NET
20 436 (10.72%) Migration
21 413 (10.15%) CRM
22 393 (9.66%) ITIL
23 358 (8.80%) VMware
24 347 (8.53%) SC Cleared
25 330 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
25 330 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
26 316 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 315 (7.75%) Office 365
28 310 (7.62%) MS Exchange
29 288 (7.08%) Business Intelligence

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 840 (20.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 745 (18.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 310 (7.62%) MS Exchange
4 287 (7.06%) Lync
5 225 (5.53%) IIS
6 171 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
7 147 (3.61%) SharePoint Server
8 140 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 112 (2.75%) CMS
10 105 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 91 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 59 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 52 (1.28%) WebSphere
14 45 (1.11%) MS Project Server
15 37 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 35 (0.86%) IBM Notes
16 35 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
17 34 (0.84%) Apache
18 33 (0.81%) Documentum
19 25 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 788 (19.38%) MS Excel
2 488 (12.00%) MS Office
3 270 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 260 (6.39%) MS Project
5 198 (4.87%) MS Visio
6 129 (3.17%) InfoPath
7 40 (0.98%) PowerPivot
8 29 (0.71%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
10 14 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.22%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.12%) Mingle
13 3 (0.074%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.049%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.025%) ProjectWise
15 1 (0.025%) Solid Edge
15 1 (0.025%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.025%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 330 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.25%) SAP PS
6 7 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.17%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.12%) CA Clarity
8 4 (0.098%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.098%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.098%) Endur
9 3 (0.074%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 3 (0.074%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.049%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 315 (7.75%) Office 365
2 135 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (0.61%) SaaS
5 15 (0.37%) IaaS
6 11 (0.27%) PaaS
7 10 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.12%) GitHub
10 2 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.049%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.025%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 269 (6.61%) Intranet
2 155 (3.81%) DNS
3 131 (3.22%) SAN
4 124 (3.05%) Firewall
5 88 (2.16%) DHCP
6 87 (2.14%) Internet
7 78 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 78 (1.92%) VPN
8 74 (1.82%) LAN
9 70 (1.72%) WAN
10 45 (1.11%) VoIP
11 43 (1.06%) LDAP
11 43 (1.06%) NAS
12 41 (1.01%) Network Security
13 34 (0.84%) MPLS
14 32 (0.79%) Extranet
15 31 (0.76%) Wireless
16 30 (0.74%) SMTP
17 28 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 929 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 316 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 248 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 220 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 153 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 99 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 92 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 82 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 60 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 51 (1.25%) MS Access
11 50 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
12 47 (1.16%) OLAP
13 37 (0.91%) QlikView
14 31 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (0.69%) Microsoft Power View
17 24 (0.59%) MongoDB
17 24 (0.59%) EDRMS
18 20 (0.49%) MySQL
19 19 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 268 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 212 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (1.48%) JIRA
4 28 (0.69%) Selenium
5 26 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 24 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.57%) Subversion
8 22 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 19 (0.47%) NUnit
10 18 (0.44%) WebDriver
11 16 (0.39%) Bugzilla
11 16 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
12 14 (0.34%) MSTest
12 14 (0.34%) TortoiseSVN
13 13 (0.32%) MSBuild
13 13 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.27%) Ant
15 9 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 8 (0.20%) JUnit
16 8 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 739 (18.17%) Finance
2 243 (5.97%) Banking
3 124 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 114 (2.80%) Advertising
5 85 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 81 (1.99%) Publishing
7 63 (1.55%) Legal
8 61 (1.50%) Marketing
9 54 (1.33%) Retail
10 42 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 34 (0.84%) Back Office
12 30 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.64%) Law
14 23 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.57%) French Language
15 18 (0.44%) Military
16 15 (0.37%) Local Government
17 13 (0.32%) Billing
18 12 (0.30%) Electronics
19 11 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1134 (27.88%) Developer
2 782 (19.23%) Analyst
3 588 (14.46%) SharePoint Developer
4 380 (9.34%) Architect
5 345 (8.48%) Consultant
6 251 (6.17%) Project Manager
7 224 (5.51%) Business Analyst
8 204 (5.02%) Administrator
9 174 (4.28%) SharePoint Consultant
10 143 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 121 (2.98%) Support Analyst
12 111 (2.73%) SharePoint Architect
13 107 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
14 94 (2.31%) Support Engineer
15 93 (2.29%) Technical Architect
16 91 (2.24%) SharePoint Administrator
17 84 (2.07%) CRM Developer
18 77 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
19 75 (1.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 71 (1.75%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1009 (24.81%) .NET
2 552 (13.57%) HTML
3 508 (12.49%) CSS
4 449 (11.04%) ASP.NET
5 277 (6.81%) jQuery
6 233 (5.73%) Web Services
7 232 (5.70%) XML
8 175 (4.30%) .NET Framework
9 170 (4.18%) WCF
10 137 (3.37%) HTML5
11 105 (2.58%) Ajax
12 69 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 67 (1.65%) XSLT
14 63 (1.55%) CSS3
15 53 (1.30%) Middleware
15 53 (1.30%) Application Packaging
16 49 (1.20%) REST
17 45 (1.11%) SOAP
18 44 (1.08%) JSON
19 36 (0.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 278 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (3.37%) Clustering
3 116 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 104 (2.56%) User Experience
5 76 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 63 (1.55%) NHS
6 63 (1.55%) Replication
7 53 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 50 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 50 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 38 (0.93%) Open Source
10 35 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (0.86%) PMI
11 34 (0.84%) PKI
12 32 (0.79%) Visualisation
13 31 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 28 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 24 (0.59%) Social Media
16 23 (0.57%) Wiki
17 22 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 932 (22.92%) Windows
2 330 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 255 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 205 (5.04%) Windows 7
5 175 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (2.41%) Linux
7 93 (2.29%) UNIX
8 87 (2.14%) Windows XP
9 56 (1.38%) Solaris
10 44 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 37 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 21 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.34%) Android
15 12 (0.30%) SUSE
16 11 (0.27%) AIX
17 10 (0.25%) HPUX
17 10 (0.25%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (11.75%) Project Management
3 436 (10.72%) Migration
4 413 (10.15%) CRM
5 393 (9.66%) ITIL
6 288 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
7 282 (6.93%) PRINCE2
8 262 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 234 (5.75%) Workflow
10 198 (4.87%) Change Management
11 181 (4.45%) MVC
12 136 (3.34%) Document Management
13 130 (3.20%) Scrum
14 129 (3.17%) Content Management
15 123 (3.02%) Business Analysis
16 118 (2.90%) Service Delivery
17 117 (2.88%) Data Modelling
18 101 (2.48%) ETL
19 98 (2.41%) Mentoring
20 96 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 898 (22.08%) SQL
2 815 (20.04%) C#
3 543 (13.35%) JavaScript
4 243 (5.97%) PowerShell
5 131 (3.22%) T-SQL
6 130 (3.20%) VBA
7 118 (2.90%) Java
8 61 (1.50%) VB.NET
9 43 (1.06%) VBScript
9 43 (1.06%) VB
10 36 (0.89%) C
11 35 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.64%) Korn
13 24 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 23 (0.57%) PHP
15 16 (0.39%) C++
15 16 (0.39%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.37%) Perl
17 13 (0.32%) Jython
18 11 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 483 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 347 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 203 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 155 (3.81%) Degree
5 90 (2.21%) MCSE
6 81 (1.99%) PMI Certification
7 67 (1.65%) ISEB
8 65 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 59 (1.45%) PMP
10 56 (1.38%) MCITP
11 50 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 49 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 44 (1.08%) MCP
14 43 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 39 (0.96%) MCTS
16 29 (0.71%) ISTQB
17 23 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 17 (0.42%) APMP
20 15 (0.37%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (3.74%) QA
2 123 (3.02%) SLA
3 19 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.32%) COBIT
5 13 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.20%) P3O
7 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.12%) WAI
8 5 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.049%) EMIR
9 2 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.049%) HL7
9 2 (0.049%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.049%) GxP
9 2 (0.049%) GMP
10 1 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.025%) WCAG
10 1 (0.025%) FATCA
System Software
1 531 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 208 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 61 (1.50%) vSphere
5 57 (1.40%) XenApp
6 38 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 28 (0.69%) UAG
8 27 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 21 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 17 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.42%) XenServer
13 13 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
14 12 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.27%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 9 (0.22%) vCloud
18 7 (0.17%) VMware Server
19 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 160 (3.93%) SCCM
2 80 (1.97%) SCOM
3 44 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 36 (0.89%) HP SIM
5 29 (0.71%) ARCserve
6 23 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 21 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 20 (0.49%) SCVMM
9 19 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 18 (0.44%) Backup Exec
10 18 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (0.39%) EdgeSight
11 16 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
12 15 (0.37%) CA SiteMinder
13 13 (0.32%) Control-M
13 13 (0.32%) Puppet
13 13 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.30%) SCOrch
15 11 (0.27%) Nagios
15 11 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1552 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 358 (8.80%) VMware
3 248 (6.10%) HP
4 220 (5.41%) Citrix
5 207 (5.09%) Oracle
6 174 (4.28%) SAP
7 143 (3.52%) Cisco
8 90 (2.21%) IBM
9 69 (1.70%) Remedy
10 60 (1.48%) CA
11 53 (1.30%) EMC
12 49 (1.20%) Nintex
13 47 (1.16%) CheckPoint
14 46 (1.13%) Tableau
15 43 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 43 (1.06%) Symantec
16 40 (0.98%) NetApp
16 40 (0.98%) Dell
16 40 (0.98%) Business Objects
17 36 (0.89%) Lotus
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