The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 27 April 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.

Microsoft SharePoint
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 27 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.59% 2.89% 4.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 33.33% 23.40% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 23
Median daily rate £375 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £25.70
% change year-on-year +86.44% -42.60%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 81 94 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.78% 12.37% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 81
Median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £16.75 £9.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.11% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.60 £15.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Birmingham

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in Birmingham

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (40.00%) Office 365
2 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) .NET
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (16.00%) HTML
5 8 (16.00%) CSS
5 8 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) JIRA
7 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (12.00%) SaaS
7 6 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (12.00%) SQL
7 6 (12.00%) Finance
8 5 (10.00%) MVC
8 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (10.00%) C#
8 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
8 5 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (10.00%) Advertising
8 5 (10.00%) jQuery
8 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
9 4 (8.00%) System Integration Testing

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 8 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Office 365
2 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DHCP
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) Intranet
2 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) QlikView
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) MorphX
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Advertising
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Architect
3 11 (22.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Administrator
4 8 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Azure Architect
7 4 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.00%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) CSS
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
3 5 (10.00%) jQuery
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.00%) REST
4 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 3 (6.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.00%) COM
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
6 1 (2.00%) SPServices
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (10.00%) MVC
4 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Scrum
4 4 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Business Development
5 3 (6.00%) CRM
5 3 (6.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (6.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) P3M3
5 3 (6.00%) System Testing
5 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Web Development
6 2 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) MCPD
2 1 (2.00%) MCSD
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 3 (6.00%) P3O
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Casewise
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.00%) Kronos
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
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