The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SharePoint skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SharePoint
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 28 27 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 10 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.69% 2.61% 4.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.73% 15.69% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 15
Median daily rate £350 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.20% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +0.48% +3.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £26.83 £26.27
% change year-on-year +1.56% +2.12%  

SharePoint is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 44 51 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.24% 16.61% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 51
Median daily rate £365 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% -18.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SharePoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SharePoint in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Bedfordshire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Bedford - 3 £350 - 1
Luton +11 2 £200 -61.90%
SharePoint
East of England

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Workflow
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Office 365
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (13.33%) CSS
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (13.33%) HTML
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) SMTP
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) DNS
7 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Dell
7 2 (13.33%) Lotus
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Advertising
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System

SharePoint
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) SMTP
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Collaboration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Manager
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Messaging Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Workflow
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Strategic Management
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Database Security
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Service Design
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Dell
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
2 2 (13.33%) Nintex