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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 54 44
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 23 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.61% 3.05% 3.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.96% 20.00% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 15
Median daily rate £350 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.95% -4.65%  

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 96 140 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.05% 15.27% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 52
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £571 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.31 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +17 8 £284 -37.01%
Chester +17 5 £280 +4.08%
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Macclesfield +1 1 £385 +10.00% 1
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
3 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 15 (38.46%) Office 365
4 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
6 9 (23.08%) C#
6 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.08%) .NET
6 9 (23.08%) Citrix
6 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Migration
8 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (17.95%) Local Government
8 7 (17.95%) JSON
8 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (15.38%) XenApp
9 6 (15.38%) PKI
9 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 6 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.38%) Project Management
9 6 (15.38%) DNS
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel

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 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
3 6 (15.38%) IIS
3 6 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (5.13%) Apache
7 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (10.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) CA PPM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.56%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Office 365
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
3 3 (7.69%) Yammer
4 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) Skype
3 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) LAN
4 2 (5.13%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.56%) Big Data
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.56%) OLAP
6 1 (2.56%) OLTP
6 1 (2.56%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.56%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.56%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Moq
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
1 7 (17.95%) Local Government
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Architect
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Architect
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) CRM Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) JSON
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.38%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (12.82%) CSS
5 5 (12.82%) jQuery
6 4 (10.26%) HTML
6 4 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (10.26%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) Ajax
7 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.69%) CSS3
7 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (7.69%) REST
7 3 (7.69%) RESTful
7 3 (7.69%) WAP
7 3 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Blog
4 1 (2.56%) BYOD
4 1 (2.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) MVC
3 5 (12.82%) TDD
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps
4 4 (10.26%) High Availability
4 4 (10.26%) Server Building
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
1 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) ECDL
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) MCDST
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 3 (7.69%) COBIT
3 2 (5.13%) PMO
3 2 (5.13%) QA
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (7.69%) UAG
5 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCOM
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.13%) vMotion
4 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.56%) DameWare
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) CA
4 3 (7.69%) DevExpress
4 3 (7.69%) SAP
5 2 (5.13%) AppSense
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) RedGate
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas