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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 48 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1949 2034 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.71% 4.05% 4.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.75% 22.96% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1161 1107
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 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 68 86
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £11.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.11 £113.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +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
9391 8858 8065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.62% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5772 5203 4518
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 306 400
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.72 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -4 1762 £385 +6.06% 630
London -3 783 £400 - 225
South East -11 371 £375 +15.38% 117
City of London +3 205 £413 +3.12% 73
West Midlands +2 119 £375 +3.44% 55
North West -4 114 £325 - 62
East of England +22 109 £406 +16.07% 48
South West -30 103 £325 -13.53% 34
Berkshire -7 97 £355 -6.57% 31
Scotland +2 94 £350 -8.49% 38
Yorkshire +7 92 £326 -6.78% 48
West Yorkshire +1 67 £328 -6.42% 30
Hampshire -18 65 £363 +3.57% 23
Buckinghamshire -3 57 £375 +15.38% 16
Surrey -8 54 £438 +45.83% 26
Milton Keynes +7 52 £375 +21.75% 9
Leeds +8 50 £344 +1.85% 23
Wales +6 49 £384 +7.41% 2
East Midlands +9 44 £390 +127.40% 21
Reading -9 44 £338 -3.57% 13
Birmingham +21 43 £375 -25.00% 23
Edinburgh +2 43 £350 +9.37% 8
Oxfordshire +4 41 £463 +76.19% 7
Hertfordshire +24 36 £475 +35.71% 20
South Wales +7 34 £400 +17.64% 2
Manchester -14 34 £375 +17.18% 24
Merseyside +7 32 £265 +8.16% 13
Bristol -6 31 £325 -10.34% 8
North East -14 29 £301 +25.34% 9
Glasgow +13 27 £325 -18.75% 10

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1506 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 935 (23.68%) .NET
3 883 (22.36%) SQL
4 879 (22.26%) SQL Server
5 854 (21.63%) Windows
6 829 (20.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 772 (19.55%) C#
8 757 (19.17%) MS Excel
9 742 (18.79%) Finance
10 698 (17.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 532 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
12 524 (13.27%) JavaScript
13 523 (13.24%) HTML
14 511 (12.94%) Active Directory
15 505 (12.79%) CSS
16 481 (12.18%) Project Management
17 475 (12.03%) MS Office
18 453 (11.47%) Migration
19 448 (11.34%) Security Cleared
20 422 (10.69%) ASP.NET
21 410 (10.38%) CRM
22 394 (9.98%) ITIL
23 334 (8.46%) VMware
24 322 (8.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 317 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM
26 316 (8.00%) Office 365
27 314 (7.95%) SC Cleared
28 307 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
29 301 (7.62%) MS Exchange
30 296 (7.50%) Business Intelligence

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 829 (20.99%) SharePoint 2013
2 698 (17.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 301 (7.62%) MS Exchange
4 282 (7.14%) Lync
5 217 (5.50%) IIS
6 157 (3.98%) BizTalk Server
7 132 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 131 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
9 119 (3.01%) CMS
10 110 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 91 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 47 (1.19%) WebSphere
14 45 (1.14%) MS Project Server
15 40 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 39 (0.99%) IBM Notes
16 39 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
17 33 (0.84%) Documentum
18 32 (0.81%) Apache
19 21 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 757 (19.17%) MS Excel
2 475 (12.03%) MS Office
3 259 (6.56%) MS Project
4 249 (6.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 196 (4.96%) MS Visio
6 105 (2.66%) InfoPath
7 48 (1.22%) PowerPivot
8 26 (0.66%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.23%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 5 (0.13%) Mingle
12 4 (0.10%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.025%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.025%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 317 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.15%) CA PPM
8 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.10%) Endur
9 4 (0.10%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.10%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.076%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.076%) Maximo
10 3 (0.076%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.076%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 316 (8.00%) Office 365
2 150 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (0.71%) SaaS
4 28 (0.71%) Yammer
5 21 (0.53%) IaaS
6 12 (0.30%) PaaS
7 11 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.15%) GitHub
8 6 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.076%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 273 (6.91%) Intranet
2 125 (3.17%) DNS
3 124 (3.14%) SAN
4 120 (3.04%) Firewall
5 97 (2.46%) Internet
6 80 (2.03%) DHCP
7 78 (1.98%) VPN
8 75 (1.90%) LAN
9 72 (1.82%) WAN
10 63 (1.60%) TCP/IP
11 52 (1.32%) Network Security
12 42 (1.06%) NAS
12 42 (1.06%) LDAP
13 38 (0.96%) VoIP
14 37 (0.94%) Extranet
15 35 (0.89%) MPLS
16 29 (0.73%) VLAN
17 28 (0.71%) Wireless
18 27 (0.68%) SMTP
19 26 (0.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (22.26%) SQL Server
2 322 (8.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 257 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 209 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 170 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 111 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 103 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 76 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 67 (1.70%) Relational Database
10 63 (1.60%) PerformancePoint
11 52 (1.32%) OLAP
12 48 (1.22%) MS Access
13 44 (1.11%) QlikView
14 36 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (0.84%) Oracle Database
16 28 (0.71%) MySQL
17 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Power View
18 24 (0.61%) MongoDB
19 21 (0.53%) RDBMS
20 17 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 239 (6.05%) Visual Studio
2 210 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (1.90%) JIRA
4 33 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 31 (0.79%) Subversion
6 28 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.61%) Selenium
8 21 (0.53%) NUnit
9 20 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 16 (0.41%) Bugzilla
10 16 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 14 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
12 13 (0.33%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.28%) Ant
14 10 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
16 8 (0.20%) JUnit
16 8 (0.20%) Maven
16 8 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (0.20%) MSTest
General
1 742 (18.79%) Finance
2 246 (6.23%) Banking
3 131 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 99 (2.51%) Advertising
5 82 (2.08%) Publishing
6 79 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 63 (1.60%) Legal
8 58 (1.47%) Marketing
9 52 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.29%) Retail
11 39 (0.99%) Law
12 28 (0.71%) Back Office
13 24 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.51%) French Language
15 20 (0.51%) Local Government
16 15 (0.38%) Military
17 14 (0.35%) Billing
17 14 (0.35%) Electronics
18 11 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1091 (27.63%) Developer
2 792 (20.06%) Analyst
3 554 (14.03%) SharePoint Developer
4 370 (9.37%) Architect
5 313 (7.93%) Consultant
6 263 (6.66%) Project Manager
7 212 (5.37%) Business Analyst
8 192 (4.86%) Administrator
9 155 (3.93%) SharePoint Consultant
10 126 (3.19%) .NET Developer
11 125 (3.17%) Support Analyst
12 112 (2.84%) PMO Analyst
13 103 (2.61%) SharePoint Architect
14 92 (2.33%) Technical Architect
15 86 (2.18%) Support Engineer
16 82 (2.08%) SharePoint Administrator
17 76 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 72 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
18 72 (1.82%) CRM Developer
19 64 (1.62%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 935 (23.68%) .NET
2 523 (13.24%) HTML
3 505 (12.79%) CSS
4 422 (10.69%) ASP.NET
5 290 (7.34%) jQuery
6 211 (5.34%) XML
7 207 (5.24%) Web Services
8 156 (3.95%) .NET Framework
9 142 (3.60%) WCF
10 141 (3.57%) HTML5
11 105 (2.66%) Ajax
12 76 (1.92%) CSS3
13 65 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 54 (1.37%) MDX
15 51 (1.29%) Middleware
16 49 (1.24%) Application Packaging
16 49 (1.24%) REST
17 45 (1.14%) XSLT
18 40 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 39 (0.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 276 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (3.39%) Clustering
3 125 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 106 (2.68%) User Experience
5 68 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 66 (1.67%) NHS
7 65 (1.65%) Replication
8 56 (1.42%) Computer Science
9 42 (1.06%) PKI
10 39 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 39 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 37 (0.94%) Open Source
12 33 (0.84%) PMI
13 28 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 28 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
13 28 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 23 (0.58%) Social Media
15 23 (0.58%) Wiki
16 21 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 854 (21.63%) Windows
2 307 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 221 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 190 (4.81%) Windows 7
5 174 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (2.53%) Linux
7 97 (2.46%) UNIX
8 70 (1.77%) Windows XP
9 54 (1.37%) Solaris
10 44 (1.11%) Windows 8
11 31 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
13 19 (0.48%) Windows Vista
14 13 (0.33%) AIX
14 13 (0.33%) SUSE
15 12 (0.30%) Android
16 10 (0.25%) HPUX
17 8 (0.20%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (12.18%) Project Management
3 453 (11.47%) Migration
4 410 (10.38%) CRM
5 394 (9.98%) ITIL
6 296 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
7 284 (7.19%) PRINCE2
8 255 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 199 (5.04%) Workflow
10 173 (4.38%) MVC
11 171 (4.33%) Change Management
12 135 (3.42%) Scrum
13 132 (3.34%) Content Management
14 124 (3.14%) Document Management
14 124 (3.14%) Business Analysis
15 121 (3.06%) Service Delivery
15 121 (3.06%) Data Modelling
16 103 (2.61%) Programme Management
16 103 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 98 (2.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 883 (22.36%) SQL
2 772 (19.55%) C#
3 524 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 223 (5.65%) PowerShell
5 132 (3.34%) VBA
6 119 (3.01%) Java
7 108 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 46 (1.16%) VBScript
9 44 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 38 (0.96%) VB
11 37 (0.94%) C
12 30 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 28 (0.71%) PHP
14 27 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 22 (0.56%) C++
16 20 (0.51%) Korn
17 15 (0.38%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.38%) Perl
18 13 (0.33%) Python
19 8 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 448 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 314 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 189 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 158 (4.00%) Degree
5 87 (2.20%) MCSE
6 81 (2.05%) PMI Certification
7 69 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 62 (1.57%) ISEB
9 60 (1.52%) PMP
10 57 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 55 (1.39%) VCP4
12 54 (1.37%) MCP
13 43 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 41 (1.04%) MCITP
15 38 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (0.68%) MCTS
17 26 (0.66%) ISTQB
17 26 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (0.48%) APMP
19 17 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.17%) QA
2 104 (2.63%) SLA
3 17 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.25%) COBIT
5 10 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.18%) P3O
7 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.10%) HL7
9 4 (0.10%) WAI
10 2 (0.051%) GxP
10 2 (0.051%) GMP
10 2 (0.051%) EMIR
10 2 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.051%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.025%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 511 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 205 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.39%) vSphere
5 49 (1.24%) XenApp
6 35 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 28 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 26 (0.66%) UAG
10 25 (0.63%) VMware ESX
11 19 (0.48%) ISA Server
12 18 (0.46%) XenServer
13 16 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
14 15 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.33%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.30%) vCloud
18 10 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 7 (0.18%) Postfix
19 7 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 177 (4.48%) SCCM
2 87 (2.20%) SCOM
3 37 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (0.79%) HP SIM
5 26 (0.66%) ARCserve
6 24 (0.61%) SCVMM
6 24 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 23 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 18 (0.46%) EdgeSight
9 17 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 15 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.33%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.33%) WSUS
12 13 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
13 12 (0.30%) Puppet
14 11 (0.28%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.25%) Control-M
16 9 (0.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1506 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 334 (8.46%) VMware
3 228 (5.77%) Citrix
4 206 (5.22%) Oracle
5 199 (5.04%) HP
6 167 (4.23%) SAP
7 132 (3.34%) Cisco
8 100 (2.53%) IBM
9 62 (1.57%) Remedy
10 58 (1.47%) CA
11 56 (1.42%) EMC
12 51 (1.29%) Dell
13 50 (1.27%) Business Objects
14 48 (1.22%) Nintex
15 44 (1.11%) Symantec
16 40 (1.01%) Lotus
16 40 (1.01%) Red Hat
16 40 (1.01%) CheckPoint
17 36 (0.91%) NetApp
17 36 (0.91%) Veritas
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