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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 31 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 16 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.00% 5.20% 3.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.54% 24.17% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 11
Median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £198 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +2.08% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Median hourly rate £18.68 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 - £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.74 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £23.75 £25.70
% change year-on-year +14.73% -7.58%  

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 71 211 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.30% 21.51% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 116 58
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +3.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in Cheshire

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 6 £350 +7.69%
Chester +11 4 £280 +14.28%
Knutsford +12 1 - -
Macclesfield +2 1 £450 +168.65% 1
Runcorn +1 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £370 -
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.81%) Banking
5 7 (22.58%) SLA
6 6 (19.35%) C#
6 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
7 5 (16.13%) Office 365
7 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) ETL
7 5 (16.13%) Project Management
7 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 5 (16.13%) Workflow
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (12.90%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.90%) Replication
8 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.90%) ECDL
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery

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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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
1 4 (12.90%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP MDG
2 1 (3.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) WebEx
2 2 (6.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
4 1 (3.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.68%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
4 3 (9.68%) Local Government
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
5 1 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Coordinator
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) DBA
4 4 (12.90%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (12.90%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) CRM Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) Project Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.68%) HTML
3 3 (9.68%) XML
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) Ajax
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) WF
5 1 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Learning Management System
3 3 (9.68%) SCORM
4 2 (6.45%) e-Learning
4 2 (6.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) Blog
5 1 (3.23%) EPoS
5 1 (3.23%) Handset
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ETL
1 5 (16.13%) Migration
1 5 (16.13%) Project Management
1 5 (16.13%) Workflow
2 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (12.90%) Database Mirroring
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.90%) High Availability
2 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Coaching
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) SOA
4 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C#
1 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ECDL
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCDST
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) BS25999
3 1 (3.23%) COBIT
3 1 (3.23%) COSO
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) DameWare
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Remedy
3 3 (9.68%) Saba
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Informatica
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle