The table below looks at the statistics for SharePoint skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 44 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 111 98 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.52% 4.07% 4.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.27% 23.96% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 71
Median daily rate £340 £371 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% +15.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £21.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.80% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+25.84% +25.35%
SharePoint
England

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
576 409 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.29% 16.98% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 220 228
Median daily rate £400 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 39
Median hourly rate £12.75 £17.30 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.30% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.26 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.92 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SharePoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

SharePoint Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SharePoint
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 across the West Midlands region.

SharePoint Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SharePoint Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SharePoint
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 across the West Midlands region.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +2 38 £340 -9.33% 10
Birmingham -19 19 £325 -13.33% 5
Herefordshire +3 10 £325 -
Warwickshire +1 9 £400 -3.03% 1
Staffordshire -4 9 £350 -
Solihull -9 7 £225 -
Wolverhampton +3 2 £305 -26.15%
Worcestershire -1 2 £425 - 1
Shropshire -39 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 70 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 55 (30.22%) SQL Server
3 51 (28.02%) SQL
4 48 (26.37%) .NET
5 43 (23.63%) Windows
6 36 (19.78%) MS Excel
7 34 (18.68%) Active Directory
8 32 (17.58%) Office 365
9 31 (17.03%) Migration
10 29 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (14.84%) MS Office
11 27 (14.84%) Security Cleared
12 26 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
13 25 (13.74%) Visual Studio
14 24 (13.19%) C#
15 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (12.09%) ASP.NET
16 22 (12.09%) Project Management
17 21 (11.54%) CRM
17 21 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
17 21 (11.54%) PowerShell
18 19 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (9.89%) ITIL
19 18 (9.89%) MS Project
19 18 (9.89%) Skype for Business
20 17 (9.34%) SharePoint 2010
20 17 (9.34%) MS Exchange

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 18 (9.89%) Skype for Business
3 17 (9.34%) MS Exchange
3 17 (9.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (5.49%) IIS
5 8 (4.40%) NServiceBus
6 7 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.20%) Apache
8 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.20%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.10%) CMS
10 2 (1.10%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (19.78%) MS Excel
2 27 (14.84%) MS Office
3 21 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (9.89%) MS Project
5 9 (4.95%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.75%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.55%) GIMP
7 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.65%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.55%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.58%) Office 365
2 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.40%) IaaS
4 6 (3.30%) Yammer
5 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.55%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.14%) Intranet
2 12 (6.59%) WAN
3 8 (4.40%) Network Security
4 6 (3.30%) Internet
4 6 (3.30%) LAN
5 5 (2.75%) DHCP
5 5 (2.75%) SAN
6 4 (2.20%) BIG-IP
6 4 (2.20%) DNS
6 4 (2.20%) SSH
6 4 (2.20%) SSL
6 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.65%) Firewall
7 3 (1.65%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.65%) MPLS
7 3 (1.65%) NAS
8 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (30.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (4.40%) PerformancePoint
6 8 (4.40%) Power BI
6 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.65%) MySQL
9 3 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.10%) MS Access
10 2 (1.10%) NonStop SQL
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (13.74%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.40%) FxCop
4 8 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (4.40%) StyleCop
5 2 (1.10%) JIRA
5 2 (1.10%) Selenium
6 1 (0.55%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.55%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (2.75%) Advertising
2 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.20%) Back Office
3 4 (2.20%) Banking
3 4 (2.20%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Automotive
4 2 (1.10%) Military
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
5 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (21.43%) Developer
2 29 (15.93%) Analyst
3 23 (12.64%) SharePoint Developer
4 18 (9.89%) Administrator
5 14 (7.69%) Consultant
6 13 (7.14%) Architect
7 11 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.95%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.95%) SharePoint Administrator
9 8 (4.40%) PMO Analyst
9 8 (4.40%) SharePoint Architect
10 6 (3.30%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.30%) Project Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.75%) Azure Consultant
11 5 (2.75%) Change Manager
11 5 (2.75%) PMO Lead
11 5 (2.75%) SharePoint Specialist
12 4 (2.20%) Cloud Consultant
12 4 (2.20%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.37%) .NET
2 22 (12.09%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.79%) CSS
3 16 (8.79%) HTML
4 15 (8.24%) XML
5 14 (7.69%) Web Services
6 8 (4.40%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.40%) jQuery
7 7 (3.85%) SAML
8 6 (3.30%) WCF
9 5 (2.75%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.75%) REST
9 5 (2.75%) SOAP
10 4 (2.20%) RESTful
10 4 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.20%) XSD
10 4 (2.20%) XSLT
11 3 (1.65%) Backbone.js
11 3 (1.65%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.20%) CESG
3 4 (2.20%) Clustering
4 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.65%) NHS
4 3 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.65%) Replication
4 3 (1.65%) Statistics
4 3 (1.65%) User Experience
5 2 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.10%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.63%) Windows
2 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (4.95%) Linux
5 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.65%) Unix
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.03%) Migration
2 29 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.09%) Project Management
4 21 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (11.54%) CRM
5 18 (9.89%) ITIL
6 15 (8.24%) PRINCE2
7 13 (7.14%) ETL
7 13 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (6.04%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.49%) Workflow
11 9 (4.95%) DevOps
12 8 (4.40%) Application Packaging
12 8 (4.40%) High Availability
12 8 (4.40%) Microservices
12 8 (4.40%) Scrum
13 7 (3.85%) Business Analysis
13 7 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.02%) SQL
2 24 (13.19%) C#
3 21 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 16 (8.79%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.49%) Java
6 9 (4.95%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.30%) C
7 6 (3.30%) VB
8 4 (2.20%) XAML
9 3 (1.65%) VBScript
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.04%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.30%) Degree
6 5 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.75%) ISEB
6 5 (2.75%) MCSA
6 5 (2.75%) MCSD
7 4 (2.20%) MCAD
7 4 (2.20%) MCTS
8 3 (1.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.65%) MCITP
9 2 (1.10%) CISSP
9 2 (1.10%) CLAS
9 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.10%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) PMBOK
System Software
1 34 (18.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.85%) XenApp
4 4 (2.20%) vSphere
5 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.14%) SCOM
2 9 (4.95%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.40%) Puppet
4 5 (2.75%) SCCM
5 4 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) DameWare
7 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.55%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.55%) SCSM
7 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.55%) Simpana
7 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.69%) VMware
3 9 (4.95%) Oracle
3 9 (4.95%) Symantec
4 8 (4.40%) SaltStack
5 7 (3.85%) Cisco
5 7 (3.85%) Citrix
6 6 (3.30%) SAP
7 5 (2.75%) EMC
7 5 (2.75%) F5
8 4 (2.20%) Sophos
9 3 (1.65%) HP
9 3 (1.65%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.10%) Dell
10 2 (1.10%) Google
10 2 (1.10%) NetApp
11 1 (0.55%) Adobe
11 1 (0.55%) CommVault
11 1 (0.55%) Meridio
11 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
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