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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 40 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 91 120 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.81% 4.99% 4.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.45% 27.65% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 73 49
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£371 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.11% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.31 £16.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
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
388 434 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.23% 18.05% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 223 166
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -28.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.28 £27.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

SharePoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SharePoint across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SharePoint Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Birmingham -10 24 £375 +11.11% 10
Coventry +13 21 £375 +15.38% 4
Shropshire +6 9 £270 - 2
Staffordshire -4 8 £313 +47.05% 2
Warwickshire -12 7 £413 +32.00%
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Solihull -3 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £413 -
Worcestershire -4 1 - - 1
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 60 (27.65%) .NET
3 56 (25.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 55 (25.35%) SQL Server
5 42 (19.35%) MS Excel
6 41 (18.89%) C#
7 38 (17.51%) SQL
7 38 (17.51%) Project Management
8 37 (17.05%) Migration
9 35 (16.13%) CRM
10 31 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 28 (12.90%) PRINCE2
11 28 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (12.44%) Office 365
12 27 (12.44%) Windows
13 23 (10.60%) Change Management
13 23 (10.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
14 22 (10.14%) Finance
14 22 (10.14%) MS Project
14 22 (10.14%) JavaScript
15 21 (9.68%) ITIL
16 19 (8.76%) HTML
16 19 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (8.29%) Visual Studio
17 18 (8.29%) Active Directory
18 17 (7.83%) CSS
18 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
19 16 (7.37%) MS Office

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 56 (25.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 28 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (4.15%) Lync
5 6 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.30%) CMS
7 4 (1.84%) IIS
8 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.92%) Mule
9 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.92%) Documentum
9 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.46%) Moodle
10 1 (0.46%) Node.js
Applications
1 42 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.14%) MS Project
3 16 (7.37%) MS Office
4 12 (5.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.76%) InfoPath
6 5 (2.30%) PowerPivot
6 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.38%) Primavera
3 2 (0.92%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.46%) Maximo
4 1 (0.46%) Exstream
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.44%) Office 365
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) SaaS
3 3 (1.38%) PaaS
4 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Yammer
5 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.37%) Intranet
2 7 (3.23%) Internet
3 5 (2.30%) DHCP
3 5 (2.30%) DNS
3 5 (2.30%) SAN
4 3 (1.38%) WAN
4 3 (1.38%) Extranet
4 3 (1.38%) Firewall
5 2 (0.92%) Network Security
5 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.92%) LAN
6 1 (0.46%) Skype
6 1 (0.46%) NAS
6 1 (0.46%) Wireless
6 1 (0.46%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.46%) SMTP
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.23%) MS Access
9 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.84%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (1.38%) QlikView
12 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Power View
13 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.46%) EDMS
14 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (8.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) ReSharper
General
1 22 (10.14%) Finance
2 9 (4.15%) Advertising
3 6 (2.76%) Automotive
3 6 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.84%) Retail
5 3 (1.38%) Law
5 3 (1.38%) Local Government
6 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.46%) Military
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (31.34%) Developer
2 42 (19.35%) SharePoint Developer
3 27 (12.44%) Analyst
4 26 (11.98%) Project Manager
5 22 (10.14%) Consultant
6 19 (8.76%) Architect
7 16 (7.37%) SharePoint Consultant
8 9 (4.15%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.69%) Project Planner
10 7 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 6 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (2.76%) PMO Analyst
11 6 (2.76%) Designer
11 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Developer
12 5 (2.30%) SharePoint Architect
12 5 (2.30%) Administrator
12 5 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.30%) Senior Manager
12 5 (2.30%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (2.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (27.65%) .NET
2 31 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.76%) HTML
4 17 (7.83%) CSS
5 12 (5.53%) WCF
5 12 (5.53%) Web Services
6 11 (5.07%) jQuery
7 10 (4.61%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.23%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.76%) REST
9 6 (2.76%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.84%) HTML5
11 3 (1.38%) ServiceStack
11 3 (1.38%) XML
11 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.92%) XSLT
12 2 (0.92%) Classic ASP
12 2 (0.92%) MDX
12 2 (0.92%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.84%) NHS
3 4 (1.84%) User Experience
4 3 (1.38%) Clustering
4 3 (1.38%) Wiki
4 3 (1.38%) PMI
5 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.46%) PDA
6 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.46%) DTV
6 1 (0.46%) EPoS
6 1 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.44%) Windows
2 8 (3.69%) Windows 7
2 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.38%) Linux
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.46%) VMS
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.51%) Project Management
2 37 (17.05%) Migration
3 35 (16.13%) CRM
4 28 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 23 (10.60%) Change Management
6 21 (9.68%) ITIL
7 18 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.45%) Document Management
8 14 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (6.45%) Workflow
9 12 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.07%) ERP
10 11 (5.07%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.15%) Service Management
11 9 (4.15%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.15%) Project Planning
11 9 (4.15%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.69%) Change Control
13 7 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.89%) C#
2 38 (17.51%) SQL
3 22 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.92%) C
6 2 (0.92%) VBA
6 2 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.46%) Java
7 1 (0.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) Degree
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.38%) MCITP
7 3 (1.38%) PMP
7 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.38%) APMP
7 3 (1.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.92%) PgMP
8 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.46%) MCPD
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.46%) MCTS
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.46%) MCSE
9 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.92%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.92%) XenApp
4 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.92%) SCOM
2 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.91%) Oracle
3 11 (5.07%) VMware
4 9 (4.15%) Citrix
5 8 (3.69%) SAP
5 8 (3.69%) IBM
6 6 (2.76%) i2
7 5 (2.30%) Cisco
8 4 (1.84%) EMC
8 4 (1.84%) Nintex
9 3 (1.38%) Amdocs
9 3 (1.38%) Telerik
9 3 (1.38%) GoldenSource
9 3 (1.38%) Capita
9 3 (1.38%) NetApp
9 3 (1.38%) HP
10 2 (0.92%) Lotus
10 2 (0.92%) CA
10 2 (0.92%) Remedy
10 2 (0.92%) Google
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