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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 50 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2069 2214 1944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.48% 3.98% 3.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.37% 21.58% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1291 1118
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £211
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 76 116 82
Average hourly rate £21.60 £18.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.72% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.68 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £18.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -13.09%

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
11261 10259 9078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 6067 5273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +2 1913 £375 - 514
London -5 822 £400 +2.56% 171
South East +1 399 £375 +7.14% 89
City of London +3 213 £400 -0.62% 41
East of England +17 143 £325 -19.00% 36
North West -19 126 £375 +14.50% 79
South West -3 121 £335 -8.84% 30
Yorkshire -10 112 £300 -14.28% 34
West Midlands -5 99 £375 +11.11% 42
Berkshire +3 89 £385 +2.66% 16
Hampshire +10 86 £413 +37.31% 17
Scotland -28 86 £375 +7.14% 17
West Yorkshire -23 77 £300 -14.28% 24
Leeds -14 64 £308 -12.14% 19
Surrey -6 60 £390 +0.64% 28
Buckinghamshire -1 59 £378 +7.85% 10
East Midlands -11 52 £350 -6.66% 25
Milton Keynes +9 51 £375 +7.14% 4
Manchester -13 50 £325 - 32
Edinburgh -3 47 £320 -12.08%
Essex +17 45 £305 -29.35% 2
North East -31 38 £300 -7.69% 6
Oxfordshire -5 34 £335 +50.56% 4
Reading -24 34 £483 +20.62% 8
Cambridgeshire -10 31 £419 +86.11% 17
Bristol +8 29 £376 +0.33% 12
Lancashire -2 29 £413 +37.50% 13
Wales -13 28 £338 +3.84% 3
Coventry +14 27 £400 +16.36% 6
Cheshire -24 27 £375 +15.38% 10

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 1519 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 963 (25.06%) SQL Server
3 878 (22.85%) SQL
4 850 (22.12%) Windows
5 828 (21.55%) .NET
6 818 (21.29%) Finance
7 773 (20.11%) MS Excel
8 760 (19.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 598 (15.56%) C#
10 586 (15.25%) MS Office
11 555 (14.44%) Project Management
12 539 (14.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 534 (13.90%) Active Directory
14 519 (13.51%) ITIL
15 513 (13.35%) Migration
16 453 (11.79%) Office 365
17 435 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
18 427 (11.11%) Security Cleared
19 404 (10.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 390 (10.15%) HTML
21 388 (10.10%) CRM
22 373 (9.71%) VMware
23 368 (9.58%) JavaScript
24 362 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
25 348 (9.06%) ASP.NET
26 334 (8.69%) CSS
27 308 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 306 (7.96%) MS PowerPoint
29 296 (7.70%) SC Cleared
30 288 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 760 (19.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 539 (14.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 269 (7.00%) IIS
3 269 (7.00%) MS Exchange
4 240 (6.25%) Lync
5 161 (4.19%) BizTalk Server
6 129 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 87 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
8 73 (1.90%) CMS
9 62 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 43 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 41 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 38 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 28 (0.73%) JBoss
14 27 (0.70%) IBM Notes
15 26 (0.68%) SAS
16 25 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
17 24 (0.62%) LiveLink
18 23 (0.60%) Tomcat
19 21 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 773 (20.11%) MS Excel
2 586 (15.25%) MS Office
3 306 (7.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 282 (7.34%) MS Project
5 192 (5.00%) MS Visio
6 88 (2.29%) InfoPath
7 52 (1.35%) PowerPivot
8 23 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.44%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
11 10 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.10%) RoboHelp
13 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.052%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.052%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.052%) XMetaL
14 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.052%) SPSS
15 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 288 (7.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.39%) Maximo
4 13 (0.34%) CA PPM
5 11 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 8 (0.21%) WebTrends
8 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.18%) Tridion
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.16%) assyst
10 6 (0.16%) Documaker
11 5 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 453 (11.79%) Office 365
2 149 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.33%) SaaS
4 50 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (1.01%) Yammer
6 31 (0.81%) PaaS
7 26 (0.68%) IaaS
8 22 (0.57%) OneDrive
9 16 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.26%) Google Drive
12 6 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.13%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.10%) GitHub
15 2 (0.052%) Taleo
15 2 (0.052%) Mimecast
16 1 (0.026%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 256 (6.66%) Intranet
2 184 (4.79%) SAN
3 182 (4.74%) DNS
4 148 (3.85%) Firewall
5 125 (3.25%) Internet
6 118 (3.07%) DHCP
7 94 (2.45%) WAN
8 92 (2.39%) Network Security
9 91 (2.37%) LAN
10 70 (1.82%) VPN
11 57 (1.48%) VLAN
12 52 (1.35%) NAS
13 47 (1.22%) LDAP
13 47 (1.22%) TCP/IP
14 43 (1.12%) Wireless
15 40 (1.04%) FTP
15 40 (1.04%) VoIP
16 33 (0.86%) Extranet
17 23 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 963 (25.06%) SQL Server
2 404 (10.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 308 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 227 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 224 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 187 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
7 164 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 82 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 70 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 61 (1.59%) MS Access
11 56 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 52 (1.35%) PerformancePoint
13 46 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
14 45 (1.17%) Microsoft Power View
14 45 (1.17%) Oracle Database
15 37 (0.96%) EDRMS
16 36 (0.94%) OLAP
17 35 (0.91%) MySQL
18 31 (0.81%) RDBMS
19 30 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 248 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 171 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (1.72%) JIRA
4 30 (0.78%) Subversion
5 29 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 27 (0.70%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.55%) Toad
8 18 (0.47%) Selenium
9 15 (0.39%) NUnit
10 13 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.29%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.29%) JUnit
11 11 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.23%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.23%) Hudson
13 8 (0.21%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.18%) TestNG
15 6 (0.16%) Maven
15 6 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
General
1 818 (21.29%) Finance
2 260 (6.77%) Banking
3 102 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 97 (2.52%) Retail
5 76 (1.98%) Advertising
6 70 (1.82%) Legal
7 69 (1.80%) Marketing
8 49 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.07%) Publishing
11 32 (0.83%) Law
12 31 (0.81%) Back Office
13 27 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.60%) Local Government
15 17 (0.44%) French Language
16 14 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.31%) Billing
18 11 (0.29%) Spanish Language
18 11 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 837 (21.78%) Developer
2 710 (18.48%) Analyst
3 381 (9.91%) SharePoint Developer
4 322 (8.38%) Architect
5 315 (8.20%) Project Manager
6 260 (6.77%) Consultant
7 222 (5.78%) Administrator
8 219 (5.70%) Business Analyst
9 131 (3.41%) SharePoint Consultant
10 119 (3.10%) PMO Analyst
11 116 (3.02%) Support Analyst
12 110 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
13 105 (2.73%) SharePoint Administrator
14 104 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 102 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 98 (2.55%) Support Engineer
17 86 (2.24%) .NET Developer
18 82 (2.13%) Coordinator
19 70 (1.82%) SQL Developer
20 68 (1.77%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 828 (21.55%) .NET
2 390 (10.15%) HTML
3 348 (9.06%) ASP.NET
4 334 (8.69%) CSS
5 218 (5.67%) jQuery
6 175 (4.55%) Web Services
7 134 (3.49%) XML
8 132 (3.43%) .NET Framework
9 127 (3.30%) HTML5
10 79 (2.06%) WCF
11 78 (2.03%) MDX
12 55 (1.43%) REST
13 45 (1.17%) Ajax
13 45 (1.17%) Middleware
13 45 (1.17%) SOAP
14 44 (1.14%) XSLT
14 44 (1.14%) CSS3
15 40 (1.04%) AngularJS
16 34 (0.88%) Application Packaging
17 27 (0.70%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 252 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 131 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 78 (2.03%) User Experience
5 66 (1.72%) Clustering
6 59 (1.54%) NHS
7 58 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 54 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 43 (1.12%) PMI
10 37 (0.96%) Replication
11 36 (0.94%) PKI
11 36 (0.94%) Visualisation
12 34 (0.88%) Wiki
13 33 (0.86%) Taxonomies
14 30 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (0.68%) E-Learning
16 21 (0.55%) GIS
16 21 (0.55%) Data Integration
16 21 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 850 (22.12%) Windows
2 288 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 202 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 202 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 187 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (3.93%) Linux
6 78 (2.03%) UNIX
7 50 (1.30%) Android
8 48 (1.25%) Windows XP
9 47 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 37 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 22 (0.57%) Solaris
13 20 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.36%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.29%) VMS
16 10 (0.26%) Debian
17 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (14.44%) Project Management
2 519 (13.51%) ITIL
3 513 (13.35%) Migration
4 435 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 388 (10.10%) CRM
6 362 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
7 281 (7.31%) PRINCE2
8 259 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 206 (5.36%) Change Management
10 189 (4.92%) Workflow
11 161 (4.19%) Document Management
12 155 (4.03%) Content Management
13 148 (3.85%) Business Analysis
14 126 (3.28%) Change Control
15 124 (3.23%) Service Management
16 121 (3.15%) Scrum
17 114 (2.97%) Data Migration
18 112 (2.91%) ETL
19 110 (2.86%) Service Delivery
20 106 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 878 (22.85%) SQL
2 598 (15.56%) C#
3 368 (9.58%) JavaScript
4 280 (7.29%) PowerShell
5 184 (4.79%) T-SQL
6 115 (2.99%) VB
7 93 (2.42%) VBA
8 86 (2.24%) Java
9 60 (1.56%) VB.NET
10 45 (1.17%) VBScript
11 39 (1.01%) C
12 25 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 23 (0.60%) C++
14 21 (0.55%) PHP
15 18 (0.47%) X++
16 16 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.36%) Perl
17 14 (0.36%) Ruby
17 14 (0.36%) FQL
17 14 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 427 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 296 (7.70%) SC Cleared
3 228 (5.93%) Degree
4 161 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (2.21%) PMI Certification
6 81 (2.11%) MCSE
7 68 (1.77%) PMP
8 59 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 50 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 41 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.04%) MCSA
13 39 (1.01%) ISEB
14 37 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 33 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (0.83%) CCNA
17 30 (0.78%) MCP
17 30 (0.78%) MCITP
18 23 (0.60%) CISSP
19 20 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.23%) QA
2 112 (2.91%) SLA
3 31 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.36%) P3O
6 11 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.052%) FATCA
9 2 (0.052%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.052%) WCAG
9 2 (0.052%) WAI
10 1 (0.026%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.026%) Basel II
10 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.026%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.026%) COSO
10 1 (0.026%) Basel III
10 1 (0.026%) MiFID
System Software
1 534 (13.90%) Active Directory
2 239 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 62 (1.61%) XenApp
5 54 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (1.35%) vSphere
7 35 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 34 (0.88%) ISA Server
9 26 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (0.57%) Xen
11 20 (0.52%) XenServer
11 20 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.44%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.29%) Terminal Server
15 9 (0.23%) NFS
15 9 (0.23%) UAG
16 7 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 135 (3.51%) SCCM
2 73 (1.90%) SCOM
3 32 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (0.75%) NetBackup
4 29 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 20 (0.52%) ARCserve
5 20 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 18 (0.47%) WSUS
6 18 (0.47%) SCVMM
6 18 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (0.31%) Puppet
9 10 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (0.26%) SCDPM
10 9 (0.23%) SCSM
10 9 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.23%) Foglight
10 9 (0.23%) OpenView
10 9 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1519 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 373 (9.71%) VMware
3 287 (7.47%) Citrix
4 265 (6.90%) Oracle
5 188 (4.89%) HP
6 140 (3.64%) Cisco
7 135 (3.51%) SAP
8 80 (2.08%) IBM
9 69 (1.80%) Symantec
10 65 (1.69%) EMC
11 61 (1.59%) Nintex
12 60 (1.56%) Remedy
13 55 (1.43%) NetApp
14 44 (1.14%) Red Hat
15 42 (1.09%) Dell
16 41 (1.07%) Cognos
17 39 (1.01%) Google
18 37 (0.96%) Adobe
19 33 (0.86%) Tableau
20 32 (0.83%) Lotus
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