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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 47 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2284 1966 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.95% 3.72% 3.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.34% 21.31% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1177 1356
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 86 94
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.41 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.26% -35.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £45.00 £49.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -35.00%

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
10222 9225 10228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.68% 17.47% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6147 5459 5730
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 371 503
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 2032 £375 +2.04% 622
London +3 913 £400 - 226
South East +5 367 £382 +13.60% 115
City of London +13 212 £400 -0.31% 87
South West -3 164 £375 +4.16% 45
Scotland +7 146 £347 +2.20% 53
North West -6 140 £325 - 66
West Midlands -9 117 £350 - 45
Berkshire -2 99 £425 - 21
Yorkshire +4 98 £350 +18.64% 44
East of England -10 92 £399 +6.40% 42
Hampshire +8 77 £336 +20.08% 28
West Yorkshire -2 74 £350 +18.64% 33
Reading +3 65 £500 +17.64% 13
Surrey -6 65 £400 +23.07% 26
North East +10 64 £325 +13.63% 13
East Midlands -2 58 £375 +66.66% 20
Birmingham 0 54 £338 +8.87% 13
Manchester -21 51 £325 - 38
Buckinghamshire +16 50 £350 +21.73% 13
Glasgow +12 50 £375 +15.38% 22
Leeds -6 49 £350 +16.66% 21
Wiltshire +4 45 £350 -16.66% 12
Cheshire +12 43 £325 -1.88% 13
Edinburgh -6 41 £350 +1.44% 11
Milton Keynes +17 39 £350 +100.00% 9
Gloucestershire +5 35 £415 +41.27% 8
Wales -12 35 £344 +44.73% 6
South Wales +9 33 £340 +43.15% 6
Tyne and Wear -11 30 £350 +29.99% 11

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1656 (37.39%) Microsoft
2 1177 (26.57%) .NET
3 1067 (24.09%) SQL Server
4 994 (22.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 992 (22.40%) Windows
6 919 (20.75%) MS Excel
7 902 (20.37%) SQL
8 880 (19.87%) C#
9 875 (19.76%) Finance
10 830 (18.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 621 (14.02%) HTML
12 597 (13.48%) Project Management
13 595 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
14 587 (13.25%) ASP.NET
15 574 (12.96%) Active Directory
16 549 (12.40%) MS Office
17 526 (11.88%) JavaScript
18 491 (11.09%) Security Cleared
19 480 (10.84%) CSS
20 426 (9.62%) ITIL
21 405 (9.14%) Migration
22 389 (8.78%) VMware
23 377 (8.51%) PRINCE2
24 376 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
25 372 (8.40%) SC Cleared
25 372 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 365 (8.24%) Visual Studio
26 365 (8.24%) CRM
27 348 (7.86%) MS Exchange
28 318 (7.18%) Intranet

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 994 (22.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 830 (18.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 348 (7.86%) MS Exchange
4 274 (6.19%) IIS
5 225 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
6 224 (5.06%) Lync
7 179 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 139 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
9 122 (2.75%) CMS
10 83 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 81 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 63 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
13 60 (1.35%) IBM Notes
14 58 (1.31%) MS Project Server
15 45 (1.02%) Documentum
16 44 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 35 (0.79%) WebSphere
17 35 (0.79%) Umbraco
18 29 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
19 28 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 919 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 549 (12.40%) MS Office
3 301 (6.80%) MS Project
4 276 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 198 (4.47%) MS Visio
6 189 (4.27%) InfoPath
7 54 (1.22%) PowerPivot
8 48 (1.08%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.16%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.11%) RoboHelp
14 3 (0.068%) DOC1
15 2 (0.045%) ProjectWise
16 1 (0.023%) Open Workbench
16 1 (0.023%) CPLEX
16 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 284 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.36%) CA Clarity
5 15 (0.34%) WebTrends
6 10 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.23%) SAP PS
7 9 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.11%) Tridion
10 5 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.090%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.090%) Changepoint
11 4 (0.090%) Misys Midas
11 4 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 272 (6.14%) Office 365
2 103 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.63%) SaaS
4 24 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.38%) IaaS
7 9 (0.20%) GitHub
8 6 (0.14%) PaaS
8 6 (0.14%) Force.com
9 3 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.045%) Taleo
10 2 (0.045%) Trello
10 2 (0.045%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 318 (7.18%) Intranet
2 200 (4.52%) DNS
3 154 (3.48%) Firewall
4 151 (3.41%) SAN
5 105 (2.37%) DHCP
6 92 (2.08%) Internet
7 82 (1.85%) LAN
8 78 (1.76%) WAN
9 76 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 60 (1.35%) VPN
11 54 (1.22%) Extranet
12 44 (0.99%) LDAP
13 39 (0.88%) NAS
14 37 (0.84%) Wireless
14 37 (0.84%) VoIP
14 37 (0.84%) HTTP
15 26 (0.59%) SSL
16 25 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (0.54%) VLAN
18 23 (0.52%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1067 (24.09%) SQL Server
2 372 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 317 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 213 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 170 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 158 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 129 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 114 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 76 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 48 (1.08%) EDRMS
11 47 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
12 45 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 40 (0.90%) QlikView
13 40 (0.90%) Oracle Database
14 38 (0.86%) MS Access
15 34 (0.77%) OLAP
15 34 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
16 29 (0.65%) RDBMS
17 24 (0.54%) MySQL
18 22 (0.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 365 (8.24%) Visual Studio
2 210 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (1.63%) JIRA
4 43 (0.97%) Subversion
5 38 (0.86%) Selenium
6 30 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 28 (0.63%) WebDriver
8 25 (0.56%) JUnit
8 25 (0.56%) JMeter
9 24 (0.54%) Bugzilla
9 24 (0.54%) Maven
9 24 (0.54%) NUnit
9 24 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
10 23 (0.52%) TestNG
11 22 (0.50%) Ant
12 19 (0.43%) Git (software)
13 16 (0.36%) MSBuild
13 16 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
14 15 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 875 (19.76%) Finance
2 265 (5.98%) Banking
3 106 (2.39%) Marketing
4 99 (2.24%) Advertising
4 99 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 83 (1.87%) Publishing
6 81 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 72 (1.63%) Legal
8 60 (1.35%) Retail
9 51 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 41 (0.93%) Back Office
11 37 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 36 (0.81%) Law
13 34 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 29 (0.65%) Front Office
15 26 (0.59%) Military
16 24 (0.54%) Local Government
17 15 (0.34%) French Language
18 14 (0.32%) Billing
19 13 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1199 (27.07%) Developer
2 824 (18.60%) Analyst
3 708 (15.99%) SharePoint Developer
4 389 (8.78%) Consultant
5 325 (7.34%) Architect
6 282 (6.37%) Project Manager
7 251 (5.67%) Business Analyst
8 230 (5.19%) Administrator
9 197 (4.45%) SharePoint Consultant
10 156 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 130 (2.94%) PMO Analyst
12 121 (2.73%) Support Analyst
13 113 (2.55%) SharePoint Administrator
14 111 (2.51%) SharePoint Architect
15 103 (2.33%) Coordinator
16 87 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 85 (1.92%) CRM Developer
18 77 (1.74%) Support Engineer
19 75 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
20 69 (1.56%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1177 (26.57%) .NET
2 621 (14.02%) HTML
3 587 (13.25%) ASP.NET
4 480 (10.84%) CSS
5 318 (7.18%) jQuery
6 292 (6.59%) XML
7 268 (6.05%) Web Services
8 224 (5.06%) .NET Framework
9 215 (4.85%) WCF
10 149 (3.36%) HTML5
11 138 (3.12%) XSLT
12 95 (2.14%) Ajax
13 91 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 63 (1.42%) CSS3
15 58 (1.31%) WF
16 57 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 54 (1.22%) REST
18 51 (1.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 51 (1.15%) SOAP
19 50 (1.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 279 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 112 (2.53%) Clustering
4 86 (1.94%) Blackberry
5 67 (1.51%) User Experience
6 60 (1.35%) Replication
7 59 (1.33%) NHS
7 59 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 55 (1.24%) Open Source
9 47 (1.06%) Social Media
10 39 (0.88%) Fat Client
10 39 (0.88%) Thin Client
11 37 (0.84%) PMI
12 34 (0.77%) Taxonomies
13 33 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (0.72%) Wiki
14 32 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 31 (0.70%) Visualisation
16 29 (0.65%) iPad
17 27 (0.61%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 992 (22.40%) Windows
2 376 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 279 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 235 (5.31%) Windows 7
5 162 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (2.37%) Linux
6 105 (2.37%) Windows XP
7 91 (2.05%) UNIX
8 52 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 32 (0.72%) Solaris
11 17 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.36%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.29%) Android
14 10 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.14%) CentOS
17 5 (0.11%) Windows NT
18 4 (0.090%) AIX
18 4 (0.090%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (13.48%) Project Management
2 595 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
3 426 (9.62%) ITIL
4 405 (9.14%) Migration
5 377 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 365 (8.24%) CRM
7 315 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
8 308 (6.95%) Workflow
9 272 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 217 (4.90%) Change Management
11 210 (4.74%) Document Management
12 202 (4.56%) MVC
13 162 (3.66%) Business Analysis
14 154 (3.48%) Scrum
15 148 (3.34%) Content Management
16 115 (2.60%) Web Development
17 111 (2.51%) Programme Management
18 104 (2.35%) Service Delivery
19 103 (2.33%) Service Management
20 101 (2.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 902 (20.37%) SQL
2 880 (19.87%) C#
3 526 (11.88%) JavaScript
4 304 (6.86%) PowerShell
5 172 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 146 (3.30%) Java
7 102 (2.30%) VBA
8 98 (2.21%) VB.NET
9 64 (1.45%) VB
10 59 (1.33%) C
11 42 (0.95%) Perl
12 37 (0.84%) PHP
13 36 (0.81%) Shell Script
14 34 (0.77%) VBScript
15 27 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.45%) Python
17 17 (0.38%) C++
17 17 (0.38%) Korn
18 16 (0.36%) Bash Shell
19 13 (0.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 491 (11.09%) Security Cleared
2 372 (8.40%) SC Cleared
3 259 (5.85%) Degree
4 214 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (1.96%) MCSE
6 76 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 72 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 72 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 69 (1.56%) MCITP
9 60 (1.35%) ISEB
10 57 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 54 (1.22%) PMP
12 52 (1.17%) MCTS
13 40 (0.90%) MCP
14 37 (0.84%) ISTQB
15 25 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (0.52%) MCSD
17 22 (0.50%) MCSA
17 22 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 16 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (3.59%) QA
2 113 (2.55%) SLA
3 44 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.47%) P3O
6 14 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.25%) COBIT
8 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.11%) HL7
10 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.068%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.045%) EMIR
12 2 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.045%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.045%) GxP
13 1 (0.023%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.023%) GCP
13 1 (0.023%) GMP
13 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 574 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 206 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 72 (1.63%) XenApp
5 56 (1.26%) vSphere
6 46 (1.04%) VMware ESX
7 39 (0.88%) UAG
8 38 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 28 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 23 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (0.41%) XenServer
11 18 (0.41%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.18%) NFS
15 7 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (0.14%) vCloud
16 6 (0.14%) Xen
17 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 153 (3.45%) SCCM
2 73 (1.65%) SCOM
3 53 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 41 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 30 (0.68%) ARCserve
6 23 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 22 (0.50%) Puppet
8 21 (0.47%) HP SIM
9 19 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 18 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (0.38%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 14 (0.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 14 (0.32%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 10 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
15 10 (0.23%) Control-M
15 10 (0.23%) Nagios
16 9 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1656 (37.39%) Microsoft
2 389 (8.78%) VMware
3 255 (5.76%) Oracle
4 223 (5.03%) HP
5 215 (4.85%) Citrix
6 164 (3.70%) Cisco
7 162 (3.66%) SAP
8 74 (1.67%) IBM
9 71 (1.60%) Remedy
10 62 (1.40%) Lotus
11 58 (1.31%) Symantec
12 56 (1.26%) Nintex
13 55 (1.24%) NetApp
14 49 (1.11%) Red Hat
15 47 (1.06%) Business Objects
16 46 (1.04%) Cognos
16 46 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 43 (0.97%) Adobe
18 42 (0.95%) Sitecore
18 42 (0.95%) Tableau
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