Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 43 64
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21 -34
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 36 79 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.96% 4.41% 2.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.78% 24.61% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 30
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +2.63% +1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £301 £213
90th Percentile £454 £453 £488
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.68 - £27.50
North West median hourly rate £20.84 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% -25.45% +1.23%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 182 321 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.95% 17.92% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 209 114
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £213
90th Percentile £500 £528 £509
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £20.89 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.61% +24.05% -
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.68 £10.06
90th Percentile £33.00 £35.50 £36.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.53% +16.51% -2.78%

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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
Warrington +14 11 £363 -19.53% 3
Chester +17 8 £280 -29.38% 3
Knutsford +5 2 £350 +1.45%
Macclesfield +5 1 £385 +10.00%
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 19 (52.78%) Office 365
2 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 12 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (30.56%) Migration
7 10 (27.78%) Citrix
7 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
7 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 9 (25.00%) .NET
8 9 (25.00%) C#
8 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (25.00%) JSON
9 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
9 8 (22.22%) PKI
9 8 (22.22%) Local Government
9 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 8 (22.22%) XenApp
10 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (19.44%) DevOps
10 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003

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 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (16.67%) IIS
4 6 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.56%) Apache
7 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.78%) CMS
8 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) CA PPM
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (52.78%) Office 365
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) OneDrive
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (11.11%) Skype
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (2.78%) OLAP
7 1 (2.78%) OLTP
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.78%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) gulp
2 1 (2.78%) Moq
2 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.22%) Local Government
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) SharePoint Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Office 365 Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Business Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.78%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
1 9 (25.00%) JSON
2 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (16.67%) jQuery
5 5 (13.89%) CSS
5 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
5 5 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (13.89%) RESTful
5 5 (13.89%) WCF
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Core
6 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Core
6 4 (11.11%) REST
6 4 (11.11%) Software Packaging
6 4 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (8.33%) CSS3
7 3 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) PKI
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) BYOD
5 1 (2.78%) Handset
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Migration
2 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) DevOps
3 6 (16.67%) Server Building
3 6 (16.67%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) MVC
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
5 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) High Availability
5 4 (11.11%) OO
6 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.56%) BDD
7 2 (5.56%) Network Management
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.00%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCDST
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) COBIT
2 2 (5.56%) PMO
3 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) XenApp
3 6 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.33%) UAG
6 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCOM
2 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) WSUS
3 2 (5.56%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.56%) vMotion
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) DevExpress
4 3 (8.33%) CA
5 2 (5.56%) AppSense
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) Apple
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) RedGate
6 1 (2.78%) Samsung
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Tableau
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas