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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 50 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2001 2099 1958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.51% 3.84% 3.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.19% 21.21% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1191 1128
Average daily rate
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£363 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 103 81
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.49%

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
10425 9897 8755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.31% 18.11% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6668 5831 4980
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 395 421
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +1 1847 £363 -3.33% 481
London -6 826 £390 -2.50% 179
South East -6 361 £360 +2.85% 83
City of London +16 240 £398 -4.21% 50
East of England +9 144 £300 -24.05% 30
South West -6 125 £328 -6.42% 35
Yorkshire +3 107 £300 -14.28% 36
North West -26 106 £350 +4.47% 54
Hampshire +24 100 £373 +8.36% 13
West Midlands -5 95 £375 +15.38% 31
Scotland -8 94 £350 -6.04% 16
Berkshire -11 81 £350 -5.40% 13
West Yorkshire -11 68 £300 -14.28% 23
Leeds -1 56 £300 -14.28% 20
Surrey -15 49 £363 -3.33% 27
Manchester -13 47 £325 -1.51% 18
Edinburgh +9 46 £344 -23.61% 5
East Midlands -7 46 £356 +1.78% 21
Buckinghamshire -13 41 £350 +7.69% 11
Milton Keynes +2 37 £350 +21.63% 7
Essex +13 36 £325 -27.77% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 36 £400 +77.77% 12
Oxfordshire -3 32 £395 +77.52% 2
Reading -20 32 £385 +7.69% 6
Wales -12 29 £325 - 4
North East -25 29 £300 -7.69% 9
Wiltshire -10 28 £338 -3.57% 7
Norfolk +23 27 £175 -41.66%
Glasgow +3 27 £375 +12.78% 8
Hertfordshire -5 26 £275 -31.25% 6

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1501 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 924 (23.72%) SQL Server
3 880 (22.59%) SQL
4 855 (21.95%) Windows
5 827 (21.23%) .NET
6 822 (21.10%) Finance
7 785 (20.15%) MS Excel
8 770 (19.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 606 (15.55%) C#
10 590 (15.14%) MS Office
11 565 (14.50%) Project Management
12 550 (14.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 549 (14.09%) Active Directory
14 522 (13.40%) ITIL
15 513 (13.17%) Migration
16 447 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
17 446 (11.45%) Office 365
18 422 (10.83%) Security Cleared
19 395 (10.14%) HTML
20 385 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 371 (9.52%) CRM
22 368 (9.45%) JavaScript
23 367 (9.42%) VMware
24 363 (9.32%) ASP.NET
25 353 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
26 330 (8.47%) CSS
27 310 (7.96%) PRINCE2
28 304 (7.80%) MS PowerPoint
29 303 (7.78%) MS Project
30 294 (7.55%) Citrix

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 770 (19.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 550 (14.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 275 (7.06%) MS Exchange
4 261 (6.70%) IIS
5 251 (6.44%) Lync
6 164 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
7 127 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 100 (2.57%) SharePoint Server
9 73 (1.87%) CMS
10 70 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 52 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 48 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
13 37 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 28 (0.72%) IBM Notes
14 28 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
15 25 (0.64%) SAS
16 24 (0.62%) JBoss
16 24 (0.62%) LiveLink
17 23 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
18 21 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 785 (20.15%) MS Excel
2 590 (15.14%) MS Office
3 304 (7.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 303 (7.78%) MS Project
5 205 (5.26%) MS Visio
6 88 (2.26%) InfoPath
7 59 (1.51%) PowerPivot
8 19 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
10 14 (0.36%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.18%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.13%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.051%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.026%) SPSS
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 276 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.33%) Maximo
5 11 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.26%) WebTrends
6 10 (0.26%) CA PPM
7 9 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.21%) Tridion
8 8 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.18%) Primavera
9 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.15%) assyst
10 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 4 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 446 (11.45%) Office 365
2 150 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (1.18%) Yammer
5 45 (1.16%) SaaS
6 25 (0.64%) PaaS
6 25 (0.64%) OneDrive
7 23 (0.59%) IaaS
8 19 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.26%) Google Drive
12 6 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
13 5 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.13%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.051%) Taleo
15 1 (0.026%) GitHub
15 1 (0.026%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 276 (7.08%) Intranet
2 181 (4.65%) SAN
3 172 (4.41%) DNS
4 143 (3.67%) Firewall
5 121 (3.11%) Internet
6 117 (3.00%) DHCP
7 89 (2.28%) LAN
8 88 (2.26%) WAN
9 87 (2.23%) Network Security
10 71 (1.82%) VPN
11 56 (1.44%) VLAN
12 54 (1.39%) NAS
13 44 (1.13%) LDAP
14 42 (1.08%) TCP/IP
15 39 (1.00%) Extranet
16 37 (0.95%) Wireless
17 35 (0.90%) VoIP
18 30 (0.77%) FTP
19 20 (0.51%) MPLS
19 20 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 924 (23.72%) SQL Server
2 385 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 290 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 223 (5.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 206 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 184 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
7 156 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 84 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 76 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 63 (1.62%) MS Access
11 54 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 49 (1.26%) PerformancePoint
13 47 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 46 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
15 42 (1.08%) Microsoft Power View
16 39 (1.00%) OLAP
17 35 (0.90%) QlikView
18 34 (0.87%) RDBMS
19 33 (0.85%) EDRMS
20 31 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 243 (6.24%) Visual Studio
2 165 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (2.10%) JIRA
4 23 (0.59%) Selenium
5 22 (0.56%) Subversion
6 20 (0.51%) Jenkins
7 16 (0.41%) Toad
8 12 (0.31%) LoadRunner
9 11 (0.28%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.26%) NUnit
10 10 (0.26%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.18%) TestNG
12 7 (0.18%) JUnit
12 7 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
13 6 (0.15%) JMeter
13 6 (0.15%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 822 (21.10%) Finance
2 256 (6.57%) Banking
3 106 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 98 (2.52%) Retail
5 78 (2.00%) Legal
5 78 (2.00%) Marketing
6 72 (1.85%) Advertising
7 54 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.26%) Law
9 48 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 45 (1.16%) Publishing
11 34 (0.87%) Back Office
12 26 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (0.67%) Local Government
13 24 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.44%) French Language
15 15 (0.39%) Electronics
16 14 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.33%) Automotive
18 12 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 860 (22.07%) Developer
2 727 (18.66%) Analyst
3 406 (10.42%) SharePoint Developer
4 321 (8.24%) Project Manager
5 312 (8.01%) Architect
6 270 (6.93%) Consultant
7 213 (5.47%) Administrator
8 207 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 133 (3.41%) SharePoint Consultant
10 125 (3.21%) PMO Analyst
11 123 (3.16%) Support Analyst
12 104 (2.67%) Support Engineer
13 101 (2.59%) SharePoint Administrator
14 100 (2.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 99 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
16 96 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 92 (2.36%) .NET Developer
18 79 (2.03%) Applications Support
19 73 (1.87%) Coordinator
20 68 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 827 (21.23%) .NET
2 395 (10.14%) HTML
3 363 (9.32%) ASP.NET
4 330 (8.47%) CSS
5 225 (5.78%) jQuery
6 180 (4.62%) Web Services
7 149 (3.82%) XML
8 132 (3.39%) .NET Framework
9 127 (3.26%) HTML5
10 88 (2.26%) WCF
11 83 (2.13%) MDX
12 55 (1.41%) Ajax
12 55 (1.41%) CSS3
13 43 (1.10%) REST
14 41 (1.05%) AngularJS
15 40 (1.03%) SOAP
16 37 (0.95%) XSLT
17 35 (0.90%) Application Packaging
18 33 (0.85%) Middleware
19 31 (0.80%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 255 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 133 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.08%) User Experience
5 73 (1.87%) Clustering
6 61 (1.57%) NHS
7 55 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 50 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 48 (1.23%) PMI
10 44 (1.13%) PKI
11 40 (1.03%) Replication
12 36 (0.92%) Visualisation
13 33 (0.85%) Wiki
14 31 (0.80%) Taxonomies
15 30 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 29 (0.74%) E-Learning
17 24 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
18 22 (0.56%) Social Media
19 21 (0.54%) GIS
20 18 (0.46%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 855 (21.95%) Windows
2 292 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 210 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 202 (5.18%) Windows 7
5 183 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 137 (3.52%) Linux
7 54 (1.39%) UNIX
8 52 (1.33%) Windows XP
8 52 (1.33%) Windows 8
9 48 (1.23%) Android
10 36 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 22 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.54%) Solaris
14 12 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.28%) Debian
15 11 (0.28%) VMS
15 11 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.21%) AIX
17 7 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (14.50%) Project Management
2 522 (13.40%) ITIL
3 513 (13.17%) Migration
4 447 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
5 371 (9.52%) CRM
6 353 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
7 310 (7.96%) PRINCE2
8 263 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 202 (5.18%) Change Management
10 183 (4.70%) Workflow
11 155 (3.98%) Document Management
12 143 (3.67%) Content Management
13 137 (3.52%) Scrum
14 136 (3.49%) Business Analysis
15 130 (3.34%) Service Management
16 125 (3.21%) Programme Management
17 119 (3.05%) Change Control
18 109 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
19 102 (2.62%) Data Migration
20 101 (2.59%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 880 (22.59%) SQL
2 606 (15.55%) C#
3 368 (9.45%) JavaScript
4 265 (6.80%) PowerShell
5 176 (4.52%) T-SQL
6 98 (2.52%) VB
7 89 (2.28%) VBA
8 68 (1.75%) Java
9 54 (1.39%) VB.NET
10 39 (1.00%) C
11 38 (0.98%) VBScript
12 26 (0.67%) C++
13 22 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 18 (0.46%) X++
15 18 (0.46%) PHP
16 14 (0.36%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.33%) R
18 10 (0.26%) Perl
19 9 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 422 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 293 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 226 (5.80%) Degree
4 167 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 92 (2.36%) PMI Certification
6 85 (2.18%) MCSE
7 72 (1.85%) PMP
8 60 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 53 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 41 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (1.03%) MCSA
12 37 (0.95%) ISEB
12 37 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 35 (0.90%) MCP
14 32 (0.82%) MCITP
15 30 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 26 (0.67%) CCNA
17 21 (0.54%) CISSP
18 19 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.21%) QA
2 107 (2.75%) SLA
3 25 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.36%) P3O
6 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.077%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.077%) COBIT
7 3 (0.077%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.051%) HL7
8 2 (0.051%) FATCA
8 2 (0.051%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.051%) WCAG
8 2 (0.051%) WAI
9 1 (0.026%) Basel II
9 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.026%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.026%) Basel III
9 1 (0.026%) MiFID
System Software
1 549 (14.09%) Active Directory
2 231 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 65 (1.67%) XenApp
5 54 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (1.28%) vSphere
7 35 (0.90%) VMware ESX
8 31 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.64%) ISA Server
11 22 (0.56%) Xen
12 18 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.44%) XenServer
14 15 (0.39%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.33%) UAG
16 8 (0.21%) vCloud
17 7 (0.18%) NFS
18 6 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
18 6 (0.15%) SRDF
18 6 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 150 (3.85%) SCCM
2 78 (2.00%) SCOM
3 29 (0.74%) Backup Exec
3 29 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 22 (0.56%) NetBackup
4 22 (0.56%) SCVMM
4 22 (0.56%) ARCserve
5 19 (0.49%) WSUS
6 15 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (0.33%) SCDPM
8 12 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (0.28%) SCSM
9 11 (0.28%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.26%) HP SIM
10 10 (0.26%) Puppet
10 10 (0.26%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1501 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 367 (9.42%) VMware
3 294 (7.55%) Citrix
4 278 (7.14%) Oracle
5 189 (4.85%) HP
6 149 (3.82%) SAP
7 126 (3.23%) Cisco
8 73 (1.87%) IBM
9 67 (1.72%) Symantec
10 63 (1.62%) Nintex
11 55 (1.41%) EMC
12 53 (1.36%) Remedy
13 52 (1.33%) Dell
14 43 (1.10%) Red Hat
15 42 (1.08%) NetApp
16 37 (0.95%) Cognos
17 35 (0.90%) Lotus
17 35 (0.90%) Google
18 34 (0.87%) Veeam
19 33 (0.85%) Adobe
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