Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 48 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 62 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.24% 3.18% 4.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 34.44% 22.60% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 33
Cheshire median daily rate £395 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £260
90th Percentile £483 £500 £421
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £12.50
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £14.46 £15.13
% change year-on-year +52.14% -4.40% -32.78%

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 180 177 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.22% 14.09% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 119 140
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -12.67% -6.83%
10th Percentile £196 £213 £185
90th Percentile £501 £553 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.52% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.88 £24.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.69% +84.62% -34.18%
10th Percentile £15.34 £11.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £18.31 £38.75 £18.23
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.46 £15.25
% change year-on-year +38.31% -5.18% -16.44%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +12 26 £438 +40.00% 3
Chester +3 8 £280 -13.85% 2
Warrington -2 6 £375 +25.00% 3
Ellesmere Port - 5 £200 -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
1 33 (53.23%) DevOps
2 31 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (43.55%) Java
4 26 (41.94%) JUnit
4 26 (41.94%) JMeter
5 22 (35.48%) Node.js
5 22 (35.48%) hapi
6 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
7 19 (30.65%) Static Code Analysis
8 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (25.81%) Windows
9 16 (25.81%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.97%) SonarQube
10 13 (20.97%) Scrum
11 11 (17.74%) Selenium
12 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
12 10 (16.13%) Office 365
13 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
13 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
13 9 (14.52%) SQL
13 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
14 8 (12.90%) .NET
14 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 7 (11.29%) Mockito
15 7 (11.29%) React

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 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.84%) IIS
5 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.13%) Office 365
3 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.06%) IaaS
5 3 (4.84%) OneDrive
6 2 (3.23%) iPaaS
6 2 (3.23%) SaaS
7 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Internet
1 3 (4.84%) Intranet
1 3 (4.84%) Skype
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.23%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) VoIP
2 2 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) PSTN
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
3 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) JMeter
1 26 (41.94%) JUnit
2 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
3 16 (25.81%) Cucumber
4 13 (20.97%) SonarQube
5 11 (17.74%) Selenium
6 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 8 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (11.29%) JIRA
7 7 (11.29%) Mockito
8 6 (9.68%) GitLab
9 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.84%) Maven
11 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.23%) gulp
11 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
1 3 (4.84%) Local Government
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.23%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) hapi
1 22 (35.48%) Node.js
2 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
3 8 (12.90%) .NET
4 7 (11.29%) Apache Camel
4 7 (11.29%) Dropwizard
4 7 (11.29%) React
4 7 (11.29%) REST
4 7 (11.29%) Spring
4 7 (11.29%) WireMock
5 3 (4.84%) CSS
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
7 1 (1.61%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Clustering
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) PKI
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) DevOps
2 19 (30.65%) Static Code Analysis
3 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.97%) Scrum
5 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (11.29%) CRM
8 6 (9.68%) Case Management
8 6 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (9.68%) OWASP
8 6 (9.68%) Web Operations
9 5 (8.06%) Project Management
9 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (4.84%) BDD
11 3 (4.84%) High Availability
11 3 (4.84%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (4.84%) Patch Management
11 3 (4.84%) Server Building
11 3 (4.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 9 (14.52%) SQL
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Docker
3 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) AirWatch
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) Foglight
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 5 (8.06%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Blue Coat
4 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.23%) Avaya
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Brocade
6 1 (1.61%) CommVault
6 1 (1.61%) F5
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) IronPort
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.61%) NetApp
6 1 (1.61%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Symantec
6 1 (1.61%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.61%) Veeam
6 1 (1.61%) Veritas