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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 48 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1965 2097 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.66% 4.04% 4.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.46% 22.98% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1203 1154
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 55 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £53.75 £39.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.38% +10.52%

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
9602 9127 8202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.58% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5769 5480 4671
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 304 406
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -3 1785 £375 +3.44% 597
London -7 759 £400 - 207
South East -5 368 £388 +15.67% 106
City of London 0 208 £413 +10.00% 71
West Midlands +10 146 £400 +6.66% 46
North West +4 131 £350 +9.37% 71
South West -21 108 £345 -2.81% 35
East of England +5 107 £400 +14.28% 40
Yorkshire +4 107 £300 -14.28% 45
Scotland +2 105 £350 -6.66% 51
Berkshire -17 88 £350 +4.08% 23
West Yorkshire +8 72 £320 -8.57% 28
Hampshire -17 60 £400 +14.28% 18
Surrey -3 58 £450 +38.46% 27
Birmingham +17 56 £410 +2.50% 20
Leeds +2 53 £328 -6.42% 21
Buckinghamshire -7 53 £339 -4.50% 11
Edinburgh +13 52 £350 +11.11% 23
Milton Keynes +4 48 £343 -2.00% 5
East Midlands -2 47 £390 +11.42% 26
Oxfordshire +5 40 £475 +90.00% 12
Reading -7 40 £294 -9.61% 14
Merseyside +7 36 £325 +26.21% 11
Wales -3 35 £350 +5.26% 9
Lancashire +8 31 £335 +20.87% 3
West Sussex +2 31 £340 -28.42% 2
Bristol -8 31 £325 -10.34% 10
Manchester -23 31 £344 +4.16% 33
Hertfordshire +5 29 £413 +17.85% 15
Cheshire -2 28 £400 +0.62% 20

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1481 (38.85%) Microsoft
2 891 (23.37%) .NET
3 867 (22.74%) SQL
4 864 (22.67%) SQL Server
5 808 (21.20%) Windows
6 784 (20.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 755 (19.81%) MS Excel
8 742 (19.46%) Finance
9 718 (18.84%) C#
10 619 (16.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 506 (13.27%) MS Office
12 498 (13.06%) Active Directory
13 489 (12.83%) Project Management
14 485 (12.72%) Migration
15 484 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
16 474 (12.43%) HTML
17 469 (12.30%) JavaScript
18 455 (11.94%) CSS
19 416 (10.91%) ITIL
20 409 (10.73%) CRM
21 397 (10.41%) Security Cleared
22 389 (10.20%) ASP.NET
23 331 (8.68%) VMware
24 330 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 316 (8.29%) Office 365
26 306 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM
27 294 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
28 289 (7.58%) PRINCE2
29 286 (7.50%) SC Cleared
30 285 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 784 (20.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 619 (16.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 278 (7.29%) MS Exchange
4 262 (6.87%) Lync
5 232 (6.09%) IIS
6 168 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
7 121 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 108 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
9 105 (2.75%) CMS
10 90 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 80 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 48 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
13 43 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 41 (1.08%) WebSphere
14 41 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
15 37 (0.97%) IBM Notes
16 33 (0.87%) MS Project Server
17 31 (0.81%) Apache
18 27 (0.71%) Documentum
19 24 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 755 (19.81%) MS Excel
2 506 (13.27%) MS Office
3 243 (6.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 241 (6.32%) MS Project
5 204 (5.35%) MS Visio
6 99 (2.60%) InfoPath
7 55 (1.44%) PowerPivot
8 19 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.21%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.13%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.10%) Mingle
14 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
15 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
16 1 (0.026%) ProjectWise
16 1 (0.026%) Solid Edge
16 1 (0.026%) CorelDRAW
16 1 (0.026%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 306 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.16%) Tridion
7 6 (0.16%) Maximo
8 5 (0.13%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.10%) Endur
9 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.10%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.10%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.10%) thinkFolio
10 3 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.079%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 316 (8.29%) Office 365
2 145 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (0.71%) Yammer
5 25 (0.66%) SaaS
6 22 (0.58%) IaaS
7 14 (0.37%) PaaS
8 11 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.10%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.079%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.052%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.052%) GitHub
13 1 (0.026%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 263 (6.90%) Intranet
2 134 (3.52%) Firewall
3 131 (3.44%) DNS
4 127 (3.33%) SAN
5 108 (2.83%) Internet
6 90 (2.36%) DHCP
7 81 (2.12%) VPN
8 80 (2.10%) WAN
9 79 (2.07%) LAN
10 68 (1.78%) Network Security
11 67 (1.76%) TCP/IP
12 51 (1.34%) LDAP
12 51 (1.34%) NAS
13 40 (1.05%) VoIP
14 37 (0.97%) VLAN
15 32 (0.84%) Extranet
16 31 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (0.81%) MPLS
17 30 (0.79%) Wireless
18 26 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 864 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 330 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 272 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 198 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 184 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 115 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
7 104 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 68 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 67 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 58 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
11 52 (1.36%) OLAP
12 43 (1.13%) MS Access
12 43 (1.13%) QlikView
13 40 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 34 (0.89%) Oracle Database
15 29 (0.76%) Microsoft Power View
15 29 (0.76%) MySQL
16 26 (0.68%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.58%) EDRMS
18 19 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 238 (6.24%) Visual Studio
2 183 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (2.15%) JIRA
4 30 (0.79%) Subversion
4 30 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 27 (0.71%) Selenium
6 23 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 19 (0.50%) NUnit
8 16 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 14 (0.37%) Bugzilla
10 13 (0.34%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.24%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 7 (0.18%) Hudson
13 7 (0.18%) TortoiseSVN
14 6 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
14 6 (0.16%) MSTest
14 6 (0.16%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.16%) MSBuild
General
1 742 (19.46%) Finance
2 208 (5.46%) Banking
3 119 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 92 (2.41%) Advertising
5 68 (1.78%) Publishing
6 66 (1.73%) Retail
7 64 (1.68%) Legal
8 63 (1.65%) Marketing
9 62 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 49 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 44 (1.15%) Law
12 24 (0.63%) Back Office
13 23 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.58%) Local Government
14 22 (0.58%) French Language
15 19 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.34%) Billing
16 13 (0.34%) Electronics
17 11 (0.29%) Automotive
18 9 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1017 (26.68%) Developer
2 728 (19.10%) Analyst
3 515 (13.51%) SharePoint Developer
4 341 (8.95%) Architect
5 305 (8.00%) Consultant
6 274 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 194 (5.09%) Business Analyst
8 182 (4.77%) Administrator
9 151 (3.96%) SharePoint Consultant
10 114 (2.99%) .NET Developer
11 107 (2.81%) Support Analyst
12 100 (2.62%) PMO Analyst
13 85 (2.23%) SharePoint Architect
14 81 (2.12%) Support Engineer
15 77 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 74 (1.94%) SharePoint Administrator
17 73 (1.92%) Technical Architect
18 72 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
19 70 (1.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 62 (1.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 891 (23.37%) .NET
2 474 (12.43%) HTML
3 455 (11.94%) CSS
4 389 (10.20%) ASP.NET
5 266 (6.98%) jQuery
6 215 (5.64%) XML
7 197 (5.17%) Web Services
8 137 (3.59%) .NET Framework
9 115 (3.02%) HTML5
10 108 (2.83%) WCF
11 98 (2.57%) Ajax
12 64 (1.68%) MDX
13 62 (1.63%) CSS3
14 54 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (1.26%) Middleware
16 39 (1.02%) REST
16 39 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 38 (1.00%) Application Packaging
18 34 (0.89%) AngularJS
19 33 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 281 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 121 (3.17%) Clustering
4 112 (2.94%) User Experience
5 66 (1.73%) NHS
5 66 (1.73%) Blackberry
6 61 (1.60%) Replication
7 58 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.10%) PKI
9 36 (0.94%) PMI
10 35 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 31 (0.81%) Open Source
12 30 (0.79%) Thin Client
12 30 (0.79%) Fat Client
13 29 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 29 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 28 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (0.66%) Taxonomies
16 24 (0.63%) Data Integration
17 23 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 808 (21.20%) Windows
2 285 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 193 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 182 (4.77%) Windows 7
5 166 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (3.07%) Linux
7 84 (2.20%) UNIX
8 71 (1.86%) Windows XP
9 46 (1.21%) Solaris
10 39 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 32 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
12 31 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 17 (0.45%) Android
15 14 (0.37%) Debian
16 13 (0.34%) AIX
16 13 (0.34%) SUSE
17 11 (0.29%) HPUX
18 9 (0.24%) Apple iOS
19 8 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (12.83%) Project Management
2 485 (12.72%) Migration
3 484 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
4 416 (10.91%) ITIL
5 409 (10.73%) CRM
6 294 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
7 289 (7.58%) PRINCE2
8 245 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 171 (4.49%) Change Management
10 153 (4.01%) Workflow
11 140 (3.67%) MVC
12 134 (3.52%) Scrum
13 131 (3.44%) Content Management
14 126 (3.31%) Service Delivery
15 124 (3.25%) Business Analysis
16 113 (2.96%) Data Modelling
17 110 (2.89%) Document Management
18 105 (2.75%) Mentoring
19 102 (2.68%) Programme Management
20 94 (2.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 867 (22.74%) SQL
2 718 (18.84%) C#
3 469 (12.30%) JavaScript
4 202 (5.30%) PowerShell
5 121 (3.17%) Java
6 120 (3.15%) VBA
7 98 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 42 (1.10%) VB
9 37 (0.97%) VBScript
10 36 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 33 (0.87%) C
12 28 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 27 (0.71%) PHP
14 24 (0.63%) C++
15 23 (0.60%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.45%) Python
17 16 (0.42%) Perl
17 16 (0.42%) X++
18 13 (0.34%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 397 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 286 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 192 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 160 (4.20%) Degree
5 96 (2.52%) MCSE
6 88 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 67 (1.76%) PMP
8 54 (1.42%) MCP
9 53 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 52 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 51 (1.34%) ISEB
12 43 (1.13%) MCITP
13 42 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 36 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
15 32 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (0.73%) MCSA
17 24 (0.63%) CCNA
18 21 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 20 (0.52%) ISTQB
19 20 (0.52%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (2.70%) QA
2 97 (2.54%) SLA
3 21 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.16%) P3O
8 5 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.10%) COBIT
9 4 (0.10%) WAI
10 3 (0.079%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.079%) HL7
11 2 (0.052%) GxP
11 2 (0.052%) GMP
11 2 (0.052%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.052%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.052%) EMIR
12 1 (0.026%) FATCA
System Software
1 498 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 206 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 50 (1.31%) vSphere
5 44 (1.15%) XenApp
6 32 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 32 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 25 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 24 (0.63%) UAG
10 22 (0.58%) ISA Server
11 20 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 15 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (0.34%) XenServer
15 12 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 11 (0.29%) vCloud
16 11 (0.29%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 177 (4.64%) SCCM
2 83 (2.18%) SCOM
3 28 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (0.71%) SCVMM
5 22 (0.58%) HP SIM
6 20 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 17 (0.45%) ARCserve
8 16 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.39%) EdgeSight
9 15 (0.39%) WSUS
10 12 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (0.31%) Puppet
10 12 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
11 11 (0.29%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1481 (38.85%) Microsoft
2 331 (8.68%) VMware
3 248 (6.51%) Citrix
4 205 (5.38%) Oracle
5 176 (4.62%) HP
6 146 (3.83%) SAP
7 139 (3.65%) Cisco
8 95 (2.49%) IBM
9 56 (1.47%) EMC
9 56 (1.47%) Remedy
10 52 (1.36%) Dell
11 48 (1.26%) CA
12 45 (1.18%) Nintex
13 43 (1.13%) Business Objects
14 42 (1.10%) Lotus
15 39 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 38 (1.00%) CheckPoint
17 34 (0.89%) Veritas
18 33 (0.87%) Veeam
18 33 (0.87%) Symantec
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