Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SharePoint skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SharePoint over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +20
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 58 39 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.46% 3.12% 3.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.73% 21.20% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 49
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £296
90th Percentile £484 £500 £461
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.07% - -
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £18.68 £20.45
% change year-on-year +26.61% -8.63% -14.13%

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

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 217 184 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.69% 14.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 192
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £266 £263 £278
90th Percentile £566 £504 £573
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +79.86% -0.95%
10th Percentile £17.15 £10.60 £11.13
90th Percentile £35.50 £33.00 £22.28
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £20.34 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.27% +27.13% -8.57%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SharePoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in Cheshire

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Cheshire

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in Cheshire

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Cheshire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 14 £450 -
Chester +2 11 £280 - 3
Warrington -3 10 £400 +10.34% 2
Ellesmere Port - 8 £250 -
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (41.38%) Windows
3 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
3 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (34.48%) Office 365
5 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
6 14 (24.14%) SQL
6 14 (24.14%) .NET
6 14 (24.14%) Scrum
6 14 (24.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (24.14%) DevOps
6 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (22.41%) Selenium
7 13 (22.41%) Migration
7 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
8 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (18.97%) Skype for Business
9 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
9 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
9 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (17.24%) Java
10 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
10 10 (17.24%) JIRA
11 9 (15.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (15.52%) C#
11 9 (15.52%) CRM
11 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (18.97%) Skype for Business
5 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (8.62%) CMS
7 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.17%) Umbraco
8 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.45%) IIS
9 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.45%) Line 50
2 2 (3.45%) Sage X3
3 1 (1.72%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (34.48%) Office 365
2 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.90%) Trello
5 3 (5.17%) IaaS
5 3 (5.17%) OneDrive
6 2 (3.45%) Google Drive
7 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.72%) iPaaS
7 1 (1.72%) SaaS
7 1 (1.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) DNS
1 5 (8.62%) Skype
2 3 (5.17%) VoIP
3 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) SSL
3 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (6.90%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.17%) Power BI
6 2 (3.45%) EDRMS
6 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.72%) Big Data
7 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Selenium
2 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
3 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.24%) JIRA
4 9 (15.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (13.79%) JMeter
5 8 (13.79%) JUnit
6 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (10.34%) GitLab
7 6 (10.34%) SonarQube
8 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
8 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
9 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.17%) Bitbucket
10 3 (5.17%) gulp
11 2 (3.45%) Maven
11 2 (3.45%) Travis CI
11 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.34%) Local Government
2 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.52%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
5 3 (5.17%) CRM Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Tester
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (3.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.62%) hapi
3 5 (8.62%) Node.js
4 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.90%) SOAP
5 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.17%) XML
6 2 (3.45%) CSS
6 2 (3.45%) JSON
6 2 (3.45%) REST
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) PKI
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) DevOps
2 14 (24.14%) Scrum
3 13 (22.41%) Migration
4 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (15.52%) CRM
5 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
7 6 (10.34%) Case Management
7 6 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (10.34%) OWASP
7 6 (10.34%) Project Management
7 6 (10.34%) Server Building
7 6 (10.34%) Web Operations
8 5 (8.62%) Content Management
8 5 (8.62%) Workflow
9 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.90%) MVC
9 4 (6.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (3.45%) C
6 2 (3.45%) C++
6 2 (3.45%) LotusScript
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) CCNA
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) CCNP
4 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.72%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (10.34%) Docker
2 6 (10.34%) XenApp
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) SCOM
3 3 (5.17%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) PaperCut
5 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.72%) Foglight
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Citrix
3 4 (6.90%) VMware
4 3 (5.17%) Blue Coat
4 3 (5.17%) Sage
4 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.45%) Google
5 2 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Lotus
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) Siemens
6 1 (1.72%) Brocade
6 1 (1.72%) CA
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) CommVault
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) McAfee
6 1 (1.72%) NetApp
6 1 (1.72%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.72%) ProCurve