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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SharePoint
Rank 41 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 132 95 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.07% 3.78% 4.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.32% 23.40% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 59 53
Median daily rate £375 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £650 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £39.20 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.80% +13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £21.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+43.52% +18.05%
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
566 406 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.47% 16.16% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 234 223
Median daily rate £400 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.98 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.04 £33.55 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +1 39 £390 -22.00% 8
Birmingham +2 34 £375 -6.25% 3
Staffordshire +6 12 £350 -3.44% 1
Shropshire -22 11 £330 +37.50% 2
Herefordshire +6 10 £325 - 2
Warwickshire -8 7 £400 +3.22% 2
Worcestershire -1 3 £425 -
Solihull -4 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £368 -
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 116 (52.97%) Microsoft
2 66 (30.14%) .NET
3 61 (27.85%) SQL Server
4 57 (26.03%) SQL
5 53 (24.20%) MS Excel
6 48 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (21.46%) Office 365
8 42 (19.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 42 (19.18%) Windows
9 41 (18.72%) MS Office
9 41 (18.72%) Visual Studio
9 41 (18.72%) Active Directory
10 40 (18.26%) C#
11 36 (16.44%) ASP.NET
11 36 (16.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 35 (15.98%) Migration
13 30 (13.70%) JavaScript
13 30 (13.70%) Security Cleared
14 27 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (11.87%) MS PowerPoint
15 26 (11.87%) HTML
15 26 (11.87%) Web Services
15 26 (11.87%) CRM
15 26 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (11.87%) Finance
16 25 (11.42%) XML
16 25 (11.42%) ITIL
16 25 (11.42%) Skype for Business
17 23 (10.50%) SharePoint 2010
17 23 (10.50%) CSS

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 36 (16.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 25 (11.42%) Skype for Business
3 23 (10.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (9.59%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.65%) IIS
6 7 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.20%) NServiceBus
7 6 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.83%) Apache
8 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.83%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.37%) CMS
10 2 (0.91%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (24.20%) MS Excel
2 41 (18.72%) MS Office
3 26 (11.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (6.85%) MS Project
5 9 (4.11%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.28%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.46%) GIMP
8 1 (0.46%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.37%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.46%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 47 (21.46%) Office 365
2 42 (19.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.65%) Yammer
5 7 (3.20%) IaaS
6 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.91%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.46%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.39%) Intranet
2 12 (5.48%) WAN
3 8 (3.65%) Skype
4 7 (3.20%) Network Security
5 6 (2.74%) DHCP
5 6 (2.74%) LAN
6 5 (2.28%) DNS
7 4 (1.83%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.83%) Internet
7 4 (1.83%) NAS
7 4 (1.83%) SSH
7 4 (1.83%) SSL
7 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.83%) WebEx
8 3 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.37%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.37%) MPLS
8 3 (1.37%) SAN
9 2 (0.91%) Firewall
9 2 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.02%) PerformancePoint
4 11 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.57%) Power BI
5 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (3.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.37%) Big Data
10 3 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.37%) MySQL
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.91%) HDInsight
11 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (18.72%) Visual Studio
2 27 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.20%) FxCop
3 7 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (3.20%) StyleCop
4 2 (0.91%) Selenium
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.46%) JIRA
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.46%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.46%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (11.87%) Finance
2 12 (5.48%) Advertising
3 11 (5.02%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.83%) Back Office
5 3 (1.37%) Automotive
5 3 (1.37%) Billing
5 3 (1.37%) Publishing
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 2 (0.91%) Military
6 2 (0.91%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (28.31%) Developer
2 31 (14.16%) SharePoint Developer
3 25 (11.42%) Analyst
4 21 (9.59%) Consultant
5 20 (9.13%) Architect
6 19 (8.68%) Administrator
7 15 (6.85%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.94%) Project Manager
9 11 (5.02%) SharePoint Administrator
10 10 (4.57%) SharePoint Consultant
11 9 (4.11%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (3.65%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.65%) SharePoint Architect
12 8 (3.65%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.74%) Dynamics AX Architect
13 6 (2.74%) SharePoint Specialist
14 5 (2.28%) ITIL Manager
14 5 (2.28%) PMO Lead
14 5 (2.28%) SharePoint Project Manager
14 5 (2.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (30.14%) .NET
2 36 (16.44%) ASP.NET
3 26 (11.87%) HTML
3 26 (11.87%) Web Services
4 25 (11.42%) XML
5 23 (10.50%) CSS
6 18 (8.22%) jQuery
7 14 (6.39%) .NET Framework
7 14 (6.39%) WCF
8 12 (5.48%) SAML
9 11 (5.02%) SOAP
10 10 (4.57%) REST
10 10 (4.57%) XSLT
11 8 (3.65%) RESTful
11 8 (3.65%) XSD
12 7 (3.20%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (2.74%) Backbone.js
13 6 (2.74%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.28%) Clustering
5 5 (2.28%) Data Conversion
5 5 (2.28%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.83%) CESG
6 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.83%) NHS
6 4 (1.83%) PMI
7 3 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.37%) Replication
7 3 (1.37%) Statistics
8 2 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.91%) User Experience
8 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.46%) Economics
9 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.18%) Windows
2 19 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.65%) Linux
5 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.91%) Unix
7 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) VMS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.98%) Migration
3 26 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (11.87%) CRM
4 25 (11.42%) ITIL
5 23 (10.50%) Project Management
6 22 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.68%) ETL
7 19 (8.68%) MVC
8 18 (8.22%) PRINCE2
9 15 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (5.48%) Regression Testing
11 12 (5.48%) Validation
12 11 (5.02%) Test Scripting
12 11 (5.02%) Web Development
13 10 (4.57%) Change Management
13 10 (4.57%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.57%) Service Design
14 9 (4.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.03%) SQL
2 40 (18.26%) C#
3 30 (13.70%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.31%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.48%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.57%) Java
7 8 (3.65%) C
8 7 (3.20%) XAML
9 5 (2.28%) VB
10 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.46%) VBA
10 1 (0.46%) VBScript
10 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (7.76%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.11%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.11%) ISEB
5 8 (3.65%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.20%) Degree
6 7 (3.20%) MCSA
7 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.37%) MCSD
8 3 (1.37%) MCTS
9 2 (0.91%) CISSP
9 2 (0.91%) CLAS
9 2 (0.91%) MCAD
9 2 (0.91%) MCITP
9 2 (0.91%) MCSE
9 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.20%) QA
3 6 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.28%) XenApp
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.83%) vSphere
5 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) SCOM
2 9 (4.11%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.20%) Puppet
4 4 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.37%) SCCM
6 2 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) DameWare
7 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Netcool
7 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.46%) SCSM
7 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (52.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.02%) VMware
3 9 (4.11%) Symantec
4 7 (3.20%) Cisco
4 7 (3.20%) Citrix
4 7 (3.20%) SaltStack
5 6 (2.74%) EMC
5 6 (2.74%) Oracle
6 5 (2.28%) Canon
6 5 (2.28%) SAP
7 4 (1.83%) F5
7 4 (1.83%) Sophos
8 3 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.91%) Dell
9 2 (0.91%) Google
9 2 (0.91%) HP
9 2 (0.91%) Polycom
10 1 (0.46%) BT
10 1 (0.46%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.46%) Meridio
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