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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 51 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1921 2111 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.48% 4.09% 3.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.12% 22.75% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1290 1202
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% +7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 90 84
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.99 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £33.65 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -5.12%

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 9280 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.98% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6500 5650 4968
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 383 447
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -7 1750 £375 - 501
London -14 764 £388 -3.12% 171
South East -4 402 £380 +15.15% 81
City of London -23 168 £388 -7.73% 82
Berkshire +2 118 £410 +9.33% 28
South West -14 106 £350 - 37
East of England 0 105 £380 +8.57% 39
Yorkshire -2 102 £338 +26.76% 50
Scotland -2 99 £339 -7.50% 20
West Midlands -12 90 £375 +2.73% 27
North West -21 86 £325 - 51
Surrey 0 72 £393 +30.83% 12
Buckinghamshire +6 65 £345 +6.15% 11
West Yorkshire -10 60 £315 +22.92% 35
Reading +12 59 £450 +9.09% 15
Hampshire -30 55 £315 -6.31% 19
Milton Keynes +9 49 £343 +14.16% 11
Wales 0 46 £350 -32.36% 9
East Midlands -15 44 £375 +100.00% 14
Cambridgeshire 0 43 £371 +6.07% 10
North East +1 42 £307 -13.56% 19
West Sussex +24 38 £475 +58.33% 1
Edinburgh 0 38 £375 +15.38% 8
Leeds -7 37 £300 +12.67% 25
South Wales +8 36 £350 -9.67% 8
Manchester -26 35 £388 +23.01% 28
Wiltshire -6 33 £344 -1.78% 6
Hertfordshire +12 32 £475 +27.09% 10
Glasgow +2 31 £330 -5.71% 9
Bristol -2 29 £456 +17.74% 18

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1568 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 1065 (25.36%) .NET
3 971 (23.12%) Windows
4 951 (22.64%) SQL Server
5 925 (22.02%) SQL
6 850 (20.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 837 (19.93%) C#
8 836 (19.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 829 (19.74%) MS Excel
10 756 (18.00%) Finance
11 576 (13.71%) HTML
12 547 (13.02%) JavaScript
13 543 (12.93%) Active Directory
14 536 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
15 525 (12.50%) MS Office
16 507 (12.07%) Project Management
17 504 (12.00%) CSS
18 497 (11.83%) ASP.NET
19 477 (11.36%) Security Cleared
20 447 (10.64%) Migration
21 414 (9.86%) CRM
22 387 (9.21%) ITIL
23 382 (9.10%) VMware
24 347 (8.26%) SC Cleared
25 344 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
26 334 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM
27 327 (7.79%) MS Exchange
28 305 (7.26%) Lync
29 299 (7.12%) Office 365
30 296 (7.05%) Business Intelligence

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 850 (20.24%) SharePoint 2013
2 836 (19.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 327 (7.79%) MS Exchange
4 305 (7.26%) Lync
5 206 (4.90%) IIS
6 169 (4.02%) SharePoint Server
6 169 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
7 159 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 118 (2.81%) CMS
9 96 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 93 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 63 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 51 (1.21%) MS Project Server
13 42 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
14 40 (0.95%) IBM Notes
15 37 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 33 (0.79%) WebSphere
17 32 (0.76%) Apache
18 30 (0.71%) Umbraco
18 30 (0.71%) Documentum
Applications
1 829 (19.74%) MS Excel
2 525 (12.50%) MS Office
3 264 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 262 (6.24%) MS Project
5 185 (4.40%) MS Visio
6 139 (3.31%) InfoPath
7 41 (0.98%) PowerPivot
8 36 (0.86%) Photoshop
9 18 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.21%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.12%) Mingle
13 3 (0.071%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.071%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.048%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.024%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.024%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.024%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 334 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 89 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.24%) SAP PS
6 9 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 7 (0.17%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
8 6 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.12%) Tridion
9 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.095%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.095%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.095%) CA Clarity
10 4 (0.095%) Endur
11 3 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.071%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 2 (0.048%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 299 (7.12%) Office 365
2 131 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (0.67%) SaaS
5 16 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.24%) PaaS
6 10 (0.24%) IaaS
7 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.12%) GitHub
9 3 (0.071%) Force.com
10 2 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.048%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.048%) Trello
11 1 (0.024%) Taleo
11 1 (0.024%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 270 (6.43%) Intranet
2 188 (4.48%) DNS
3 141 (3.36%) Firewall
4 137 (3.26%) SAN
5 101 (2.40%) DHCP
6 95 (2.26%) Internet
7 85 (2.02%) VPN
8 78 (1.86%) LAN
9 75 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 73 (1.74%) WAN
11 48 (1.14%) VoIP
12 44 (1.05%) Extranet
13 43 (1.02%) NAS
14 40 (0.95%) MPLS
15 38 (0.90%) Wireless
16 34 (0.81%) LDAP
16 34 (0.81%) HTTP
17 33 (0.79%) VLAN
18 25 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 951 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 296 (7.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 240 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 218 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 147 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 109 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 101 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 57 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 46 (1.10%) PerformancePoint
11 43 (1.02%) OLAP
11 43 (1.02%) MS Access
12 42 (1.00%) QlikView
13 33 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 33 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 28 (0.67%) Microsoft Power View
15 26 (0.62%) EDRMS
16 21 (0.50%) OLAP Cube
17 20 (0.48%) MongoDB
18 19 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 286 (6.81%) Visual Studio
2 229 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (1.33%) JIRA
4 31 (0.74%) Subversion
5 28 (0.67%) Selenium
6 24 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.55%) Git (software)
8 21 (0.50%) NUnit
9 20 (0.48%) WebDriver
10 19 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
11 18 (0.43%) Bugzilla
12 16 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
13 14 (0.33%) MSTest
14 13 (0.31%) MSBuild
14 13 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.24%) Maven
15 10 (0.24%) JUnit
16 9 (0.21%) JMeter
16 9 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 756 (18.00%) Finance
2 246 (5.86%) Banking
3 120 (2.86%) Advertising
4 119 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 89 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 87 (2.07%) Publishing
7 75 (1.79%) Marketing
8 63 (1.50%) Legal
9 49 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.12%) Retail
11 30 (0.71%) Law
12 27 (0.64%) Back Office
13 25 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.55%) Military
15 21 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.50%) French Language
16 16 (0.38%) Local Government
16 16 (0.38%) Front Office
17 15 (0.36%) Billing
18 13 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1164 (27.71%) Developer
2 790 (18.81%) Analyst
3 610 (14.52%) SharePoint Developer
4 368 (8.76%) Architect
5 355 (8.45%) Consultant
6 257 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 239 (5.69%) Business Analyst
8 205 (4.88%) Administrator
9 180 (4.29%) SharePoint Consultant
10 153 (3.64%) .NET Developer
11 123 (2.93%) Support Analyst
12 115 (2.74%) SharePoint Architect
13 113 (2.69%) PMO Analyst
14 95 (2.26%) SharePoint Administrator
15 93 (2.21%) Support Engineer
16 91 (2.17%) CRM Developer
17 85 (2.02%) Technical Architect
18 77 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
18 77 (1.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 73 (1.74%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1065 (25.36%) .NET
2 576 (13.71%) HTML
3 504 (12.00%) CSS
4 497 (11.83%) ASP.NET
5 294 (7.00%) jQuery
6 240 (5.71%) XML
7 227 (5.40%) Web Services
8 194 (4.62%) WCF
9 172 (4.10%) .NET Framework
10 142 (3.38%) HTML5
11 104 (2.48%) XSLT
12 95 (2.26%) Ajax
13 74 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 65 (1.55%) CSS3
15 56 (1.33%) REST
16 51 (1.21%) SOAP
17 49 (1.17%) Application Packaging
18 40 (0.95%) JSON
19 38 (0.90%) MDX
20 37 (0.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 269 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (3.50%) Clustering
3 125 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 88 (2.10%) User Experience
5 86 (2.05%) Blackberry
6 68 (1.62%) NHS
7 56 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 56 (1.33%) Thin Client
8 52 (1.24%) Replication
9 50 (1.19%) Open Source
10 47 (1.12%) Computer Science
11 36 (0.86%) Wiki
12 35 (0.83%) Visualisation
13 33 (0.79%) PMI
13 33 (0.79%) Social Media
14 30 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.69%) PKI
16 28 (0.67%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
17 26 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 971 (23.12%) Windows
2 344 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 249 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 233 (5.55%) Windows 7
5 185 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (2.38%) Windows XP
7 94 (2.24%) Linux
8 76 (1.81%) UNIX
9 53 (1.26%) Solaris
10 46 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 41 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 25 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (0.33%) Android
14 12 (0.29%) SUSE
15 9 (0.21%) HPUX
15 9 (0.21%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (12.07%) Project Management
3 447 (10.64%) Migration
4 414 (9.86%) CRM
5 387 (9.21%) ITIL
6 296 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
7 290 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 267 (6.36%) Workflow
9 245 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 215 (5.12%) Change Management
11 189 (4.50%) MVC
12 151 (3.60%) Document Management
13 140 (3.33%) Scrum
14 134 (3.19%) Content Management
15 127 (3.02%) Business Analysis
16 125 (2.98%) Service Delivery
17 124 (2.95%) Data Modelling
18 112 (2.67%) Service Management
19 110 (2.62%) Mentoring
20 106 (2.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 925 (22.02%) SQL
2 837 (19.93%) C#
3 547 (13.02%) JavaScript
4 269 (6.40%) PowerShell
5 145 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 127 (3.02%) VBA
7 107 (2.55%) Java
8 81 (1.93%) VB.NET
9 46 (1.10%) VB
10 38 (0.90%) VBScript
11 37 (0.88%) C
11 37 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 26 (0.62%) Korn
13 25 (0.60%) Perl
14 22 (0.52%) PHP
14 22 (0.52%) Python
15 14 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.31%) Jython
16 13 (0.31%) C++
Qualifications
1 477 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 347 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 205 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 185 (4.40%) Degree
5 85 (2.02%) MCSE
6 74 (1.76%) PMI Certification
7 71 (1.69%) ISEB
8 61 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 56 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 54 (1.29%) MCITP
11 52 (1.24%) PMP
12 46 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (0.98%) MCP
14 39 (0.93%) MCTS
15 38 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 33 (0.79%) ISTQB
17 22 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 18 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (0.36%) MCDST
19 15 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (3.81%) QA
2 115 (2.74%) SLA
3 32 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.33%) COBIT
6 12 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.19%) P3O
8 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.12%) WAI
8 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.071%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.048%) HL7
10 2 (0.048%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.048%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.048%) GxP
11 1 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.024%) WCAG
System Software
1 543 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 217 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 67 (1.60%) vSphere
5 63 (1.50%) XenApp
6 39 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 31 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 29 (0.69%) UAG
9 22 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 17 (0.40%) XenServer
13 15 (0.36%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.29%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (0.26%) vCloud
16 10 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 8 (0.19%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 168 (4.00%) SCCM
2 73 (1.74%) SCOM
3 49 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (0.76%) HP SIM
5 28 (0.67%) ARCserve
6 24 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 24 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 20 (0.48%) Puppet
8 18 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 17 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 17 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 17 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 15 (0.36%) Control-M
11 15 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 14 (0.33%) SCVMM
12 14 (0.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 14 (0.33%) Nagios
12 14 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1568 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 382 (9.10%) VMware
3 247 (5.88%) HP
4 218 (5.19%) Citrix
5 193 (4.60%) Oracle
6 168 (4.00%) Cisco
7 159 (3.79%) SAP
8 78 (1.86%) IBM
9 72 (1.71%) Remedy
10 62 (1.48%) Symantec
10 62 (1.48%) CheckPoint
11 58 (1.38%) Nintex
12 54 (1.29%) NetApp
13 53 (1.26%) Tableau
14 49 (1.17%) EMC
15 46 (1.10%) CA
16 43 (1.02%) Dell
17 42 (1.00%) Red Hat
18 41 (0.98%) Lotus
19 38 (0.90%) Business Objects
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