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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 53 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1827 2158 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.32% 3.98% 4.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.18% 22.92% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 1279 1141
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 50 84
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -9.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.43%

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
10048 9417 8396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.25% 17.38% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6237 5827 4733
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 321 446
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -6 1650 £350 -1.40% 600
London -13 704 £375 -6.25% 221
South East -11 313 £360 +2.85% 101
City of London -6 193 £400 +6.66% 65
East of England +5 132 £325 -8.45% 46
Yorkshire +8 114 £300 - 34
West Midlands 0 113 £400 +33.33% 41
Scotland 0 106 £308 -18.00% 21
North West -18 106 £338 +3.84% 75
South West -11 102 £353 +0.71% 51
Hampshire +2 73 £373 +18.25% 12
Berkshire -25 60 £325 -7.14% 22
West Yorkshire -11 57 £288 -11.53% 18
Buckinghamshire -3 52 £321 -8.21% 16
Surrey +13 50 £375 - 35
Edinburgh +16 48 £350 -16.41% 11
Leeds -5 44 £288 +4.54% 10
Cambridgeshire +1 40 £325 -13.33% 6
Milton Keynes +3 39 £323 -7.85% 8
Birmingham +7 37 £450 +50.00% 13
Hertfordshire -5 35 £400 -1.59% 16
South Yorkshire +9 34 £275 +37.50% 6
East Midlands -20 33 £363 +5.07% 13
Manchester -27 32 £338 +2.27% 43
Wales -20 30 £325 - 4
Cheshire -13 29 £313 +0.80% 12
Glasgow +7 28 £300 -11.11% 8
Oxfordshire +3 28 £400 +60.00% 8
Reading -22 27 £394 +17.53% 12
Wiltshire -6 25 £390 +20.00% 10

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1480 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 886 (23.46%) SQL Server
3 848 (22.46%) SQL
4 845 (22.38%) Windows
5 842 (22.30%) .NET
6 770 (20.39%) Finance
7 740 (19.60%) MS Excel
8 716 (18.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 653 (17.29%) C#
10 532 (14.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 523 (13.85%) MS Office
12 511 (13.53%) Project Management
13 483 (12.79%) ITIL
14 481 (12.74%) Active Directory
15 480 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
16 478 (12.66%) Migration
17 427 (11.31%) HTML
18 408 (10.81%) Security Cleared
19 399 (10.57%) JavaScript
20 386 (10.22%) CSS
21 383 (10.14%) CRM
22 380 (10.06%) Office 365
23 369 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 360 (9.53%) ASP.NET
25 355 (9.40%) VMware
26 329 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
27 302 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 294 (7.79%) SC Cleared
29 292 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
30 289 (7.65%) Citrix

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 716 (18.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 532 (14.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 260 (6.89%) IIS
4 253 (6.70%) MS Exchange
5 244 (6.46%) Lync
6 164 (4.34%) BizTalk Server
7 118 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
8 109 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 90 (2.38%) CMS
10 59 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 58 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 46 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
13 36 (0.95%) IBM Notes
14 33 (0.87%) WebSphere
15 32 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 32 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
16 28 (0.74%) Documentum
16 28 (0.74%) JBoss
17 27 (0.72%) Apache
18 23 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 740 (19.60%) MS Excel
2 523 (13.85%) MS Office
3 267 (7.07%) MS Project
4 265 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 211 (5.59%) MS Visio
6 90 (2.38%) InfoPath
7 56 (1.48%) PowerPivot
8 14 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (0.29%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.053%) Mingle
15 1 (0.026%) Solid Edge
15 1 (0.026%) DOC1
15 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.026%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 292 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.37%) Maximo
6 12 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.24%) Primavera
7 9 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 8 (0.21%) Tridion
8 8 (0.21%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.19%) CA PPM
10 6 (0.16%) assyst
11 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.11%) SAP BPC
13 3 (0.079%) thinkFolio
13 3 (0.079%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 380 (10.06%) Office 365
2 142 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.01%) Yammer
4 34 (0.90%) IaaS
5 32 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (0.72%) SaaS
7 26 (0.69%) PaaS
8 25 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.56%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.13%) Google Drive
12 4 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
13 3 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.079%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.026%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.026%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.026%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 271 (7.18%) Intranet
2 161 (4.26%) SAN
3 139 (3.68%) Firewall
4 138 (3.65%) DNS
5 100 (2.65%) Internet
6 87 (2.30%) Network Security
7 86 (2.28%) DHCP
8 85 (2.25%) WAN
9 84 (2.22%) LAN
10 72 (1.91%) VPN
11 61 (1.62%) LDAP
12 60 (1.59%) TCP/IP
13 57 (1.51%) NAS
14 42 (1.11%) Extranet
15 41 (1.09%) VLAN
16 27 (0.72%) Wireless
17 25 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (0.64%) VoIP
19 21 (0.56%) SSL
20 20 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 886 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 369 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 302 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 224 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 218 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 148 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 121 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 73 (1.93%) Relational Database
9 69 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 67 (1.77%) PerformancePoint
11 58 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 55 (1.46%) OLAP
13 44 (1.17%) MS Access
14 38 (1.01%) QlikView
15 37 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 34 (0.90%) MySQL
16 34 (0.90%) EDRMS
17 31 (0.82%) RDBMS
18 30 (0.79%) Microsoft Power View
19 21 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 248 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 181 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (2.12%) JIRA
4 24 (0.64%) Subversion
5 23 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 22 (0.58%) Selenium
7 21 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.56%) NUnit
8 15 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.29%) LoadRunner
10 8 (0.21%) Hudson
10 8 (0.21%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.19%) TestNG
11 7 (0.19%) JUnit
12 6 (0.16%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.16%) JMeter
12 6 (0.16%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.16%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 770 (20.39%) Finance
2 193 (5.11%) Banking
3 98 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 81 (2.15%) Retail
5 72 (1.91%) Legal
6 69 (1.83%) Advertising
7 62 (1.64%) Marketing
8 52 (1.38%) Publishing
9 49 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 48 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 38 (1.01%) Law
12 35 (0.93%) Back Office
13 32 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (0.69%) French Language
15 25 (0.66%) Local Government
16 21 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.32%) Electronics
18 11 (0.29%) Automotive
19 10 (0.26%) Billing
20 9 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 925 (24.50%) Developer
2 676 (17.90%) Analyst
3 462 (12.24%) SharePoint Developer
4 310 (8.21%) Architect
5 296 (7.84%) Consultant
6 278 (7.36%) Project Manager
7 185 (4.90%) Administrator
8 182 (4.82%) Business Analyst
9 148 (3.92%) SharePoint Consultant
10 113 (2.99%) .NET Developer
11 108 (2.86%) Support Analyst
12 99 (2.62%) PMO Analyst
13 91 (2.41%) Support Engineer
13 91 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
14 83 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 78 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 71 (1.88%) SharePoint Administrator
17 67 (1.77%) SharePoint Architect
18 63 (1.67%) 3rd Line Support
19 62 (1.64%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (22.30%) .NET
2 427 (11.31%) HTML
3 386 (10.22%) CSS
4 360 (9.53%) ASP.NET
5 239 (6.33%) jQuery
6 204 (5.40%) Web Services
6 204 (5.40%) XML
7 140 (3.71%) .NET Framework
8 115 (3.05%) HTML5
9 107 (2.83%) WCF
10 87 (2.30%) Ajax
11 79 (2.09%) MDX
12 56 (1.48%) CSS3
13 50 (1.32%) Middleware
14 45 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 44 (1.17%) Entity Framework
16 42 (1.11%) REST
17 36 (0.95%) XSLT
17 36 (0.95%) SOAP
17 36 (0.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 275 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 135 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 100 (2.65%) User Experience
5 74 (1.96%) Clustering
6 73 (1.93%) NHS
7 64 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 53 (1.40%) Replication
9 45 (1.19%) PKI
10 40 (1.06%) Blackberry
11 39 (1.03%) PMI
12 31 (0.82%) Taxonomies
13 29 (0.77%) Visualisation
13 29 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 24 (0.64%) Wiki
15 22 (0.58%) E-Learning
15 22 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (0.56%) Data Integration
17 19 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 845 (22.38%) Windows
2 289 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 208 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 171 (4.53%) Windows 7
5 160 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 133 (3.52%) Linux
7 75 (1.99%) UNIX
8 52 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 39 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 36 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (0.93%) Android
12 33 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
13 29 (0.77%) Solaris
14 21 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.42%) Debian
16 13 (0.34%) AIX
17 11 (0.29%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.26%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.24%) CentOS
20 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (13.53%) Project Management
2 483 (12.79%) ITIL
3 480 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
4 478 (12.66%) Migration
5 383 (10.14%) CRM
6 329 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
7 282 (7.47%) PRINCE2
8 242 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 167 (4.42%) Change Management
10 166 (4.40%) Workflow
11 140 (3.71%) Document Management
12 137 (3.63%) Business Analysis
13 134 (3.55%) Scrum
14 125 (3.31%) Content Management
15 112 (2.97%) Programme Management
16 110 (2.91%) Service Management
17 107 (2.83%) MVC
18 106 (2.81%) Service Delivery
19 100 (2.65%) Data Modelling
20 98 (2.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 848 (22.46%) SQL
2 653 (17.29%) C#
3 399 (10.57%) JavaScript
4 219 (5.80%) PowerShell
5 136 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 92 (2.44%) VBA
7 90 (2.38%) Java
8 60 (1.59%) VB
9 43 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 36 (0.95%) VBScript
11 35 (0.93%) C
12 24 (0.64%) C++
13 22 (0.58%) X++
14 20 (0.53%) PHP
15 17 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 12 (0.32%) Python
19 11 (0.29%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 408 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 294 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 205 (5.43%) Degree
4 173 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 80 (2.12%) MCSE
7 65 (1.72%) PMP
8 49 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 46 (1.22%) ISEB
10 45 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 44 (1.17%) MCP
12 41 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 32 (0.85%) MCITP
16 28 (0.74%) MCSA
17 26 (0.69%) CCNA
18 25 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 24 (0.64%) APMP
20 19 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.26%) QA
2 98 (2.60%) SLA
3 16 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.29%) P3O
6 10 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.079%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.079%) EMIR
9 3 (0.079%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.053%) GMP
10 2 (0.053%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.053%) FATCA
10 2 (0.053%) HL7
10 2 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.026%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.026%) Basel III
11 1 (0.026%) COBIT
11 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 481 (12.74%) Active Directory
2 220 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 51 (1.35%) vSphere
5 50 (1.32%) XenApp
6 41 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 40 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 34 (0.90%) ISA Server
10 24 (0.64%) UAG
11 22 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.50%) Xen
13 16 (0.42%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 13 (0.34%) Terminal Server
15 12 (0.32%) Samba
16 11 (0.29%) XenServer
17 9 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.21%) vCloud
18 8 (0.21%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 173 (4.58%) SCCM
2 95 (2.52%) SCOM
3 34 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (0.74%) SCVMM
4 28 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 26 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 24 (0.64%) ARCserve
7 18 (0.48%) HP SIM
8 17 (0.45%) Puppet
9 13 (0.34%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.34%) WSUS
9 13 (0.34%) OpenView
10 12 (0.32%) EdgeSight
11 11 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.26%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
13 9 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1480 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 355 (9.40%) VMware
3 289 (7.65%) Citrix
4 219 (5.80%) Oracle
5 194 (5.14%) HP
6 164 (4.34%) SAP
7 119 (3.15%) Cisco
8 99 (2.62%) IBM
9 60 (1.59%) Remedy
10 53 (1.40%) Nintex
11 51 (1.35%) EMC
12 46 (1.22%) Business Objects
12 46 (1.22%) Dell
12 46 (1.22%) CA
12 46 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 45 (1.19%) Symantec
14 43 (1.14%) Cognos
15 41 (1.09%) NetApp
16 40 (1.06%) Lotus
17 35 (0.93%) Veeam
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