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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 47 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2103 1978 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.85% 3.88% 3.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.87% 22.66% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1137 1284
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 75
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -37.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £55.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £26.13
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -25.35%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9616 8730 9811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.59% 17.11% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5676 4959 5564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 445 448
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 1907 £370 - 576
London +2 861 £400 - 192
South East +1 368 £350 - 116
City of London -1 193 £414 +3.11% 71
North West +3 136 £335 +11.66% 37
South West 0 132 £350 +2.94% 40
West Midlands -1 117 £320 -8.57% 43
East of England -18 108 £395 +12.85% 52
Berkshire -4 105 £350 -16.16% 25
Scotland -10 96 £350 - 45
Yorkshire -4 74 £350 +12.00% 45
Surrey -8 67 £375 +15.38% 29
Reading -4 58 £343 -19.41% 10
West Yorkshire -11 58 £350 +11.55% 29
East Midlands -1 55 £350 +16.66% 32
Buckinghamshire 0 52 £325 -1.51% 17
Hampshire -26 51 £350 +3.70% 25
Manchester -12 49 £330 +12.34% 24
Cheshire +11 46 £325 +13.04% 5
Wiltshire +12 43 £350 -16.66% 6
Wales -9 42 £325 +10.16% 7
Leeds -12 40 £350 +12.00% 18
North East +16 37 £325 +29.35% 17
South Wales -6 36 £325 +5.69% 5
Birmingham +3 35 £338 -12.90% 19
Milton Keynes -6 32 £350 -3.38% 12
West Sussex +18 31 £220 -48.23% 3
Edinburgh -13 31 £390 +11.42% 12
Suffolk -5 30 £425 - 6
Lancashire +11 28 £313 -3.84% 1

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1638 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 1165 (26.81%) .NET
3 1087 (25.01%) SQL Server
4 992 (22.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 913 (21.01%) SQL
6 910 (20.94%) Windows
7 905 (20.82%) MS Excel
8 866 (19.93%) Finance
9 844 (19.42%) C#
10 733 (16.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 616 (14.17%) Project Management
12 581 (13.37%) MS Office
13 565 (13.00%) ASP.NET
14 547 (12.59%) HTML
15 527 (12.13%) Active Directory
16 512 (11.78%) JavaScript
17 492 (11.32%) Security Cleared
18 439 (10.10%) Migration
19 432 (9.94%) CSS
20 424 (9.76%) ITIL
21 403 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 396 (9.11%) CRM
23 379 (8.72%) SC Cleared
24 374 (8.61%) PRINCE2
25 351 (8.08%) VMware
26 348 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
27 339 (7.80%) Intranet
28 337 (7.75%) Visual Studio
29 332 (7.64%) MS Exchange
30 325 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 992 (22.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 733 (16.87%) SharePoint 2013
3 332 (7.64%) MS Exchange
4 294 (6.76%) IIS
5 252 (5.80%) SharePoint Server
6 191 (4.39%) Lync
7 155 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 149 (3.43%) CMS
9 117 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
10 84 (1.93%) MS Project Server
11 80 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 75 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
13 65 (1.50%) IBM Notes
14 45 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 39 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
16 38 (0.87%) Documentum
17 36 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
18 32 (0.74%) WordPress
19 30 (0.69%) WebSphere
20 28 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 905 (20.82%) MS Excel
2 581 (13.37%) MS Office
3 291 (6.70%) MS Project
4 251 (5.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 190 (4.37%) InfoPath
6 171 (3.93%) MS Visio
7 62 (1.43%) PowerPivot
8 40 (0.92%) Photoshop
9 26 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
11 6 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.12%) ProjectWise
13 4 (0.092%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.069%) DOC1
15 2 (0.046%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.046%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.046%) SPSS
16 1 (0.023%) InDesign
16 1 (0.023%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 291 (6.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.39%) WebTrends
4 16 (0.37%) CA Clarity
5 13 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.16%) Maximo
8 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.12%) Tridion
10 5 (0.12%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.12%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.092%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.092%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.069%) Changepoint
12 3 (0.069%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 201 (4.62%) Office 365
2 81 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.76%) SaaS
4 20 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.39%) IaaS
7 5 (0.12%) Force.com
7 5 (0.12%) PaaS
7 5 (0.12%) GitHub
8 3 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.046%) Taleo
9 2 (0.046%) Trello
9 2 (0.046%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.023%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 339 (7.80%) Intranet
2 170 (3.91%) DNS
3 162 (3.73%) Firewall
4 150 (3.45%) SAN
5 102 (2.35%) DHCP
6 95 (2.19%) LAN
7 93 (2.14%) WAN
8 89 (2.05%) Internet
9 77 (1.77%) TCP/IP
10 57 (1.31%) VPN
11 49 (1.13%) Extranet
11 49 (1.13%) LDAP
12 42 (0.97%) NAS
13 39 (0.90%) VoIP
14 38 (0.87%) HTTP
15 36 (0.83%) Wireless
16 27 (0.62%) VLAN
17 25 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (0.58%) SSL
18 20 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1087 (25.01%) SQL Server
2 403 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 325 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 237 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 200 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 178 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 153 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
8 111 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 98 (2.25%) Relational Database
10 55 (1.27%) PerformancePoint
10 55 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 49 (1.13%) EDRMS
11 49 (1.13%) MS Access
11 49 (1.13%) Oracle Database
12 46 (1.06%) QlikView
13 45 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.01%) OLAP
14 44 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
15 36 (0.83%) MySQL
16 26 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 337 (7.75%) Visual Studio
2 208 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (1.15%) JIRA
4 45 (1.04%) Subversion
5 27 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 24 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.53%) Selenium
8 22 (0.51%) Maven
8 22 (0.51%) JUnit
9 20 (0.46%) Ant
10 19 (0.44%) JMeter
10 19 (0.44%) NUnit
10 19 (0.44%) WebDriver
11 18 (0.41%) TortoiseSVN
11 18 (0.41%) Bugzilla
12 17 (0.39%) TestNG
13 15 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 14 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (0.23%) MSBuild
General
1 866 (19.93%) Finance
2 253 (5.82%) Banking
3 104 (2.39%) Marketing
4 103 (2.37%) Publishing
5 100 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 76 (1.75%) Advertising
7 74 (1.70%) Legal
8 61 (1.40%) Retail
9 60 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 45 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 43 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 36 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 36 (0.83%) Law
13 31 (0.71%) Back Office
14 28 (0.64%) Front Office
15 27 (0.62%) Local Government
16 20 (0.46%) Military
17 19 (0.44%) Billing
18 16 (0.37%) French Language
19 12 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1188 (27.34%) Developer
2 780 (17.95%) Analyst
3 669 (15.39%) SharePoint Developer
4 357 (8.21%) Consultant
5 310 (7.13%) Architect
6 294 (6.76%) Project Manager
7 260 (5.98%) Administrator
8 230 (5.29%) Business Analyst
9 188 (4.33%) SharePoint Consultant
10 153 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 137 (3.15%) SharePoint Administrator
12 118 (2.72%) Coordinator
13 113 (2.60%) PMO Analyst
14 109 (2.51%) Support Analyst
15 92 (2.12%) SharePoint Architect
16 89 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 77 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
18 76 (1.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 66 (1.52%) Support Engineer
20 63 (1.45%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1165 (26.81%) .NET
2 565 (13.00%) ASP.NET
3 547 (12.59%) HTML
4 432 (9.94%) CSS
5 307 (7.06%) XML
6 286 (6.58%) jQuery
7 269 (6.19%) Web Services
8 199 (4.58%) .NET Framework
9 185 (4.26%) WCF
10 135 (3.11%) XSLT
11 101 (2.32%) HTML5
12 97 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 90 (2.07%) Ajax
14 61 (1.40%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 58 (1.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 56 (1.29%) MDX
17 52 (1.20%) WF
18 47 (1.08%) Middleware
19 46 (1.06%) SOAP
19 46 (1.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 143 (3.29%) Management Information System
2 92 (2.12%) Clustering
3 85 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 60 (1.38%) NHS
4 60 (1.38%) Replication
5 59 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 51 (1.17%) Open Source
7 45 (1.04%) Social Media
8 40 (0.92%) Taxonomies
9 36 (0.83%) PMI
10 34 (0.78%) Wiki
11 33 (0.76%) CMDB
11 33 (0.76%) PKI
12 32 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.69%) FMCG
15 28 (0.64%) Fat Client
15 28 (0.64%) Thin Client
15 28 (0.64%) Hedge funds
16 24 (0.55%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 910 (20.94%) Windows
2 348 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 243 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 216 (4.97%) Windows 7
5 133 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (2.55%) Windows XP
7 101 (2.32%) Linux
8 95 (2.19%) UNIX
9 46 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 35 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.60%) Solaris
12 18 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.30%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.23%) Android
14 10 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.16%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.14%) CentOS
17 4 (0.092%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.092%) VMS
17 4 (0.092%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (14.17%) Project Management
2 439 (10.10%) Migration
3 424 (9.76%) ITIL
4 396 (9.11%) CRM
5 374 (8.61%) PRINCE2
6 304 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
7 284 (6.53%) Workflow
8 252 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 232 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
10 225 (5.18%) Document Management
11 205 (4.72%) Change Management
12 203 (4.67%) MVC
13 160 (3.68%) Business Analysis
14 150 (3.45%) Scrum
15 146 (3.36%) Content Management
16 126 (2.90%) Configuration Management
17 121 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 116 (2.67%) Web Development
19 112 (2.58%) Service Delivery
20 110 (2.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 913 (21.01%) SQL
2 844 (19.42%) C#
3 512 (11.78%) JavaScript
4 296 (6.81%) PowerShell
5 178 (4.10%) Java
6 159 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 109 (2.51%) VB.NET
8 97 (2.23%) VBA
9 78 (1.79%) VB
10 66 (1.52%) C
11 47 (1.08%) Perl
11 47 (1.08%) PHP
12 30 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 29 (0.67%) VBScript
14 26 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.44%) Python
16 13 (0.30%) C++
17 10 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 9 (0.21%) Ruby
19 7 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 492 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 379 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 262 (6.03%) Degree
4 193 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (1.98%) MCSE
6 82 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 74 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 68 (1.56%) PMI Certification
9 65 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 60 (1.38%) ISEB
11 56 (1.29%) MCITP
12 49 (1.13%) MCP
12 49 (1.13%) PMP
13 37 (0.85%) ISTQB
14 34 (0.78%) MCTS
15 27 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 23 (0.53%) MCSD
17 19 (0.44%) MCSA
17 19 (0.44%) CISSP
18 15 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (3.29%) QA
2 99 (2.28%) SLA
3 61 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.46%) P3O
7 14 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 9 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.18%) HL7
10 5 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.092%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.069%) GCP
12 3 (0.069%) GxP
12 3 (0.069%) EMIR
13 2 (0.046%) COBIT
13 2 (0.046%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.046%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.046%) Basel III
14 1 (0.023%) FATCA
14 1 (0.023%) GMP
System Software
1 527 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 203 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 57 (1.31%) XenApp
5 54 (1.24%) vSphere
6 49 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 34 (0.78%) UAG
8 29 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 27 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 27 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.32%) XenServer
11 13 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.14%) Shibboleth
15 6 (0.14%) Xen
15 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 123 (2.83%) SCCM
2 71 (1.63%) SCOM
3 53 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 45 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 29 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 17 (0.39%) ARCserve
9 16 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 16 (0.37%) Puppet
10 14 (0.32%) SCOrch
11 12 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.21%) Netcool
13 9 (0.21%) SCSM
14 8 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (0.16%) WSUS
15 7 (0.16%) HP SIM
15 7 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 1638 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 351 (8.08%) VMware
3 262 (6.03%) Oracle
4 211 (4.86%) Citrix
5 167 (3.84%) HP
6 162 (3.73%) Cisco
7 147 (3.38%) SAP
8 68 (1.56%) Lotus
9 64 (1.47%) IBM
10 54 (1.24%) NetApp
11 53 (1.22%) Adobe
12 52 (1.20%) Business Objects
12 52 (1.20%) Symantec
12 52 (1.20%) Nintex
13 49 (1.13%) Sitecore
14 46 (1.06%) Remedy
15 37 (0.85%) McAfee
15 37 (0.85%) Dell
16 35 (0.81%) CheckPoint
17 33 (0.76%) Cognos
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