Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 43 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 60 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.63% 3.59% 3.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 29.56% 23.65% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 31
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £294
90th Percentile £496 £491 £413
North West median daily rate £395 £375 £343
% change year-on-year +5.33% +9.49% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £19.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.72% +20.91% -36.00%

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 203 203 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.68% 15.19% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 140 150
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.77% -5.13%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £245
90th Percentile £569 £545 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year - +1.07% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.63 £31.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.92% +108.61% -21.79%
10th Percentile £15.51 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £38.18 £25.65
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £23.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.57% +56.67% -12.64%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +5 21 £443 +47.67% 1
Warrington -8 11 £400 +33.33% 6
Chester +2 9 £280 - 5
Ellesmere Port - 8 £250 -
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (40.00%) DevOps
3 23 (38.33%) Windows
4 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
7 16 (26.67%) Java
7 16 (26.67%) JUnit
7 16 (26.67%) JMeter
7 16 (26.67%) Office 365
8 15 (25.00%) Scrum
8 15 (25.00%) Selenium
8 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
10 12 (20.00%) Node.js
10 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 12 (20.00%) hapi
10 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (18.33%) .NET
11 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
12 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (16.67%) SQL
13 9 (15.00%) JIRA
13 9 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
13 9 (15.00%) Test Automation

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 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (13.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (6.67%) CMS
6 3 (5.00%) IIS
6 3 (5.00%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Line 50
2 1 (1.67%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (26.67%) Office 365
3 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.67%) IaaS
4 4 (6.67%) Trello
5 2 (3.33%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.67%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.67%) SaaS
6 1 (1.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (5.00%) Intranet
2 3 (5.00%) VoIP
3 2 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.33%) Skype
3 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) PSTN
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) SSL
4 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) JMeter
1 16 (26.67%) JUnit
2 15 (25.00%) Selenium
3 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
4 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
6 10 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (15.00%) JIRA
8 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (10.00%) GitLab
9 6 (10.00%) SonarQube
9 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
10 4 (6.67%) gulp
11 3 (5.00%) Maven
12 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
12 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (10.00%) Local Government
2 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Tester
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (3.33%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) hapi
1 12 (20.00%) Node.js
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (6.67%) SOAP
3 4 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
1 7 (11.67%) PKI
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.67%) Windows 10
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) DevOps
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.33%) CRM
7 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (11.67%) Migration
9 6 (10.00%) Case Management
9 6 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (10.00%) OWASP
9 6 (10.00%) Server Building
9 6 (10.00%) Web Operations
10 5 (8.33%) Project Management
11 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.67%) Content Management
11 4 (6.67%) TDD
11 4 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) Java
2 10 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (8.33%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.67%) GDPR
3 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (10.00%) Docker
2 6 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) SCCM
1 6 (10.00%) SCOM
2 4 (6.67%) AirWatch
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Foglight
3 1 (1.67%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Citrix
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 4 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.33%) Avaya
5 2 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (1.67%) Brocade
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) CommVault
6 1 (1.67%) F5
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) McAfee
6 1 (1.67%) NetApp
6 1 (1.67%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.67%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.67%) Sage
6 1 (1.67%) Siemens
6 1 (1.67%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.67%) Veeam