The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint Server over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 106 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.50% 1.93% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
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£338 £325 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +71.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £265 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £340 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £365 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.05% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
467 363 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.42% 17.48% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 205 211
Average daily rate £350 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.33 £24.15 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

SharePoint Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint Server across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

SharePoint Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SharePoint Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SharePoint Server across the West Midlands region.

SharePoint Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SharePoint Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint Server across the West Midlands region.

SharePoint Server Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SharePoint Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham -4 1 £325 +10.16% 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
SharePoint Server
England

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SharePoint Server 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 Server.

1 14 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) C#
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (35.71%) FxCop
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) SCOM
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (35.71%) InfoPath
6 5 (35.71%) WCF
6 5 (35.71%) NUnit
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) HTML
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) CSS
7 4 (28.57%) XSL
7 4 (28.57%) XSLT
7 4 (28.57%) Web Development
7 4 (28.57%) Clustering
7 4 (28.57%) SCCM

SharePoint Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SharePoint Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (35.71%) FxCop
2 5 (35.71%) NUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Network Technician
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) XSL
3 4 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Web Development
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCOM
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 2 (14.29%) Nimsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Spiceworks
6 1 (7.14%) Tableau
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Apple