The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SharePoint Server (inc MOSS & SPS)
Rank 110 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing SharePoint Server 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.83% 2.15% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £265 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
- -68.15%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
436 326 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.80% 16.37% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 178 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £226 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 21
Average hourly rate £16.75 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
SharePoint Server
England

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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - 2
Birmingham -8 1 £325 +10.16% 3
Staffordshire - - - - 2
SharePoint Server
England

SharePoint Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (47.62%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (38.10%) Office 365
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) WCF
6 6 (28.57%) InfoPath
6 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) NUnit
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (28.57%) CSS
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (28.57%) FxCop
6 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (23.81%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) HTML
7 5 (23.81%) XSL
7 5 (23.81%) XSLT
7 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (23.81%) Web Development
7 5 (23.81%) SCOM
8 4 (19.05%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (28.57%) NUnit
2 6 (28.57%) FxCop
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
3 1 (4.76%) Network Support Technician
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Network Technician
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
3 1 (4.76%) Network Support
3 1 (4.76%) DBA
3 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
3 1 (4.76%) Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) WCF
3 6 (28.57%) CSS
4 5 (23.81%) HTML
4 5 (23.81%) XSL
4 5 (23.81%) XSLT
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Web Development
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Security Management
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCOM
2 4 (19.05%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) Nimsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Spiceworks
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Tableau