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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 48 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2227 1931 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.96% 3.68% 3.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.00% 21.45% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1119 1292
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 75 99
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -33.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -36.66%

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
10124 9002 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.16% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 5229 5718
Average daily rate £375 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 374 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 2001 £366 +1.66% 602
London +5 895 £390 +0.64% 223
South East +3 346 £350 - 109
City of London +8 209 £400 -5.88% 91
North West +3 153 £325 +4.83% 57
South West -3 147 £363 +9.84% 42
Scotland +4 132 £350 +6.06% 34
West Midlands -2 125 £338 +3.84% 44
East of England -13 112 £400 +14.28% 33
Yorkshire -1 91 £350 +12.00% 51
Berkshire -7 87 £375 -11.50% 24
West Yorkshire -4 73 £350 +12.00% 35
Surrey -4 69 £387 +19.09% 22
East Midlands 0 62 £356 +29.54% 24
Hampshire +4 59 £301 -3.73% 23
Cheshire +17 55 £325 +8.33% 12
Birmingham +3 54 £350 - 15
Glasgow +9 51 £363 +20.83% 13
Reading -4 51 £400 -5.88% 12
North East +18 50 £325 +20.70% 15
Manchester -14 50 £328 +11.96% 33
Leeds -5 49 £350 +12.00% 20
Buckinghamshire +5 47 £338 +12.50% 6
Wiltshire -3 41 £350 -16.66% 7
Milton Keynes +6 35 £350 - 1
Suffolk +4 33 £425 - 4
Wales -12 31 £325 +6.12% 9
Gloucestershire +4 30 £401 +11.45% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 30 £225 -30.76% 11
Edinburgh -15 30 £364 +10.30% 9

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1651 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 1160 (26.65%) .NET
3 1078 (24.76%) SQL Server
4 971 (22.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 950 (21.82%) Windows
6 931 (21.39%) SQL
7 927 (21.30%) MS Excel
8 877 (20.15%) Finance
9 847 (19.46%) C#
10 770 (17.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 595 (13.67%) Project Management
12 573 (13.16%) MS Office
13 567 (13.03%) HTML
14 557 (12.80%) ASP.NET
15 551 (12.66%) Active Directory
16 500 (11.49%) JavaScript
17 469 (10.77%) Security Cleared
18 435 (9.99%) ITIL
19 431 (9.90%) Migration
20 430 (9.88%) CSS
21 389 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 384 (8.82%) CRM
23 377 (8.66%) PRINCE2
24 373 (8.57%) VMware
24 373 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
25 372 (8.55%) SC Cleared
26 346 (7.95%) Visual Studio
27 341 (7.83%) MS Exchange
28 329 (7.56%) Intranet
29 322 (7.40%) SQL Server 2008

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 971 (22.31%) SharePoint 2010
2 770 (17.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 341 (7.83%) MS Exchange
4 288 (6.62%) IIS
5 220 (5.05%) SharePoint Server
6 205 (4.71%) Lync
7 173 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 140 (3.22%) CMS
9 122 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
10 80 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 79 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 65 (1.49%) IBM Notes
13 59 (1.36%) MS Project Server
14 44 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 42 (0.96%) Documentum
16 41 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
17 38 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
18 35 (0.80%) Umbraco
19 33 (0.76%) WordPress
20 31 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 927 (21.30%) MS Excel
2 573 (13.16%) MS Office
3 272 (6.25%) MS Project
4 257 (5.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 194 (4.46%) InfoPath
6 182 (4.18%) MS Visio
7 58 (1.33%) PowerPivot
8 41 (0.94%) Photoshop
9 28 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.11%) RoboHelp
11 5 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.092%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.069%) DOC1
14 2 (0.046%) ProjectWise
15 1 (0.023%) CPLEX
15 1 (0.023%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.023%) InDesign
15 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 288 (6.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.37%) WebTrends
6 15 (0.34%) CA Clarity
7 10 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 8 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
11 5 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 5 (0.11%) Tridion
11 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.11%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.092%) SAP PS
12 4 (0.092%) Changepoint
12 4 (0.092%) Misys Midas
12 4 (0.092%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 245 (5.63%) Office 365
2 92 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (0.71%) SaaS
4 21 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.39%) IaaS
6 13 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.14%) Force.com
8 5 (0.11%) PaaS
8 5 (0.11%) GitHub
9 3 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.046%) Taleo
10 2 (0.046%) Trello
10 2 (0.046%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 329 (7.56%) Intranet
2 199 (4.57%) DNS
3 160 (3.68%) Firewall
4 154 (3.54%) SAN
5 112 (2.57%) DHCP
6 94 (2.16%) LAN
7 92 (2.11%) WAN
8 91 (2.09%) TCP/IP
9 88 (2.02%) Internet
10 57 (1.31%) VPN
11 52 (1.19%) Extranet
12 44 (1.01%) LDAP
12 44 (1.01%) NAS
13 41 (0.94%) HTTP
14 38 (0.87%) VoIP
14 38 (0.87%) Wireless
15 28 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (0.64%) VLAN
16 25 (0.57%) SSL
17 22 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1078 (24.76%) SQL Server
2 389 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 322 (7.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 216 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 182 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 168 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 146 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
8 109 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 81 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 51 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 51 (1.17%) EDRMS
11 47 (1.08%) QlikView
12 46 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
13 42 (0.96%) Oracle Database
14 39 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
15 36 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 36 (0.83%) OLAP
16 34 (0.78%) MS Access
17 30 (0.69%) MySQL
18 24 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 346 (7.95%) Visual Studio
2 195 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (1.24%) JIRA
4 40 (0.92%) Subversion
5 31 (0.71%) Selenium
6 22 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.48%) NUnit
7 21 (0.48%) WebDriver
8 19 (0.44%) Jenkins
8 19 (0.44%) JMeter
9 18 (0.41%) Bugzilla
9 18 (0.41%) JUnit
9 18 (0.41%) TortoiseSVN
10 17 (0.39%) Maven
10 17 (0.39%) TestNG
11 16 (0.37%) Ant
12 15 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (0.30%) SoapUI
13 13 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 877 (20.15%) Finance
2 238 (5.47%) Banking
3 102 (2.34%) Marketing
4 101 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 95 (2.18%) Advertising
6 93 (2.14%) Publishing
7 71 (1.63%) Legal
8 62 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.36%) Retail
10 45 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 38 (0.87%) Back Office
12 37 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 37 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.80%) Law
14 28 (0.64%) Front Office
15 23 (0.53%) Local Government
16 20 (0.46%) Billing
17 17 (0.39%) Military
18 15 (0.34%) French Language
19 11 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1182 (27.15%) Developer
2 781 (17.94%) Analyst
3 686 (15.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 378 (8.68%) Consultant
5 315 (7.24%) Architect
6 287 (6.59%) Project Manager
7 233 (5.35%) Business Analyst
8 223 (5.12%) Administrator
9 197 (4.53%) SharePoint Consultant
10 154 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 123 (2.83%) Coordinator
12 114 (2.62%) SharePoint Administrator
13 113 (2.60%) Support Analyst
14 112 (2.57%) PMO Analyst
15 96 (2.21%) SharePoint Architect
16 85 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 82 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
18 75 (1.72%) CRM Developer
19 71 (1.63%) Support Engineer
20 70 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1160 (26.65%) .NET
2 567 (13.03%) HTML
3 557 (12.80%) ASP.NET
4 430 (9.88%) CSS
5 294 (6.75%) XML
6 293 (6.73%) jQuery
7 276 (6.34%) Web Services
8 197 (4.53%) .NET Framework
9 193 (4.43%) WCF
10 135 (3.10%) XSLT
11 118 (2.71%) HTML5
12 91 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 83 (1.91%) Ajax
14 61 (1.40%) WF
15 56 (1.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 56 (1.29%) SOAP
15 56 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 49 (1.13%) Middleware
17 48 (1.10%) MDX
18 47 (1.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 144 (3.31%) Management Information System
2 101 (2.32%) Clustering
3 87 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 62 (1.42%) NHS
5 60 (1.38%) Replication
5 60 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 49 (1.13%) Open Source
7 44 (1.01%) Social Media
8 40 (0.92%) PMI
9 39 (0.90%) Taxonomies
10 36 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 36 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 34 (0.78%) CMDB
12 32 (0.74%) Wiki
12 32 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 31 (0.71%) PKI
14 27 (0.62%) iPad
14 27 (0.62%) FMCG
14 27 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 950 (21.82%) Windows
2 373 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 267 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 223 (5.12%) Windows 7
5 146 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (2.55%) Windows XP
7 94 (2.16%) Linux
8 81 (1.86%) UNIX
9 41 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 27 (0.62%) Solaris
12 16 (0.37%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.30%) Android
13 13 (0.30%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.14%) CentOS
17 5 (0.11%) Windows NT
18 4 (0.092%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.069%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (13.67%) Project Management
2 435 (9.99%) ITIL
3 431 (9.90%) Migration
4 384 (8.82%) CRM
5 377 (8.66%) PRINCE2
6 309 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
7 296 (6.80%) Workflow
8 259 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 231 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
10 211 (4.85%) Change Management
11 210 (4.82%) Document Management
12 186 (4.27%) MVC
13 160 (3.68%) Business Analysis
14 151 (3.47%) Scrum
15 135 (3.10%) Content Management
16 118 (2.71%) Web Development
16 118 (2.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 113 (2.60%) Configuration Management
18 105 (2.41%) Programme Management
19 103 (2.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 931 (21.39%) SQL
2 847 (19.46%) C#
3 500 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 298 (6.85%) PowerShell
5 165 (3.79%) T-SQL
6 159 (3.65%) Java
7 99 (2.27%) VBA
8 96 (2.21%) VB.NET
9 69 (1.59%) VB
10 63 (1.45%) C
11 45 (1.03%) PHP
12 44 (1.01%) Perl
13 29 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 27 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 25 (0.57%) VBScript
16 21 (0.48%) Python
17 14 (0.32%) C++
18 11 (0.25%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.21%) Ruby
20 8 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 469 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 372 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 263 (6.04%) Degree
4 207 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (2.04%) MCSE
6 78 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 71 (1.63%) MCITP
8 70 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 65 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 61 (1.40%) ISEB
11 60 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 57 (1.31%) PMP
13 44 (1.01%) MCP
14 41 (0.94%) MCTS
15 36 (0.83%) ISTQB
16 25 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 23 (0.53%) MCSD
18 20 (0.46%) CISSP
18 20 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 19 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (3.65%) QA
2 114 (2.62%) SLA
3 58 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 30 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.48%) P3O
6 11 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 8 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.14%) HL7
9 5 (0.11%) COBIT
9 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.069%) EMIR
10 3 (0.069%) GCP
10 3 (0.069%) GxP
11 2 (0.046%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.046%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.046%) Basel III
12 1 (0.023%) FATCA
12 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 551 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 210 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 62 (1.42%) XenApp
5 56 (1.29%) vSphere
6 45 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 33 (0.76%) UAG
8 32 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 27 (0.62%) ISA Server
10 26 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.57%) Terminal Services
12 17 (0.39%) XenServer
13 16 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.14%) NFS
16 6 (0.14%) Xen
17 5 (0.11%) vCloud
17 5 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 134 (3.08%) SCCM
2 77 (1.77%) SCOM
3 54 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 22 (0.51%) ARCserve
6 21 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 20 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (0.44%) Puppet
9 18 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 14 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 14 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (0.30%) HP SIM
12 12 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.25%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 9 (0.21%) SCSM
15 9 (0.21%) WSUS
16 8 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
16 8 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1651 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 373 (8.57%) VMware
3 249 (5.72%) Oracle
4 206 (4.73%) HP
4 206 (4.73%) Citrix
5 168 (3.86%) Cisco
6 147 (3.38%) SAP
7 68 (1.56%) Lotus
8 66 (1.52%) IBM
9 62 (1.42%) Remedy
10 56 (1.29%) Nintex
11 55 (1.26%) NetApp
12 52 (1.19%) Symantec
13 51 (1.17%) Sitecore
14 50 (1.15%) Adobe
15 48 (1.10%) Business Objects
16 43 (0.99%) Dell
16 43 (0.99%) CheckPoint
17 37 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
17 37 (0.85%) Cognos
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