Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 56 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -33
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 39 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.06% 3.01% 2.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.97% 22.22% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 29
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £203
90th Percentile £500 £412 £435
North West median daily rate £363 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +6.62% +0.74% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £25.00
North West median hourly rate £19.35 £20.39 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.13% -9.38% -16.14%

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 186 216 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.58% 13.53% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 154 126
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £387 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.27% -3.38% +23.08%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £213
90th Percentile £505 £569 £500
North West median daily rate £385 £400 £420
% change year-on-year -3.75% -4.76% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 23
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.88% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £37.60 £23.55 £34.35
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +57.38% -10.29% +1.49%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +24 15 £288 -18.44% 3
Chester +20 6 £280 -4.76% 1
Macclesfield -2 1 £385 +18.46%
Widnes - 1 - -
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
1 22 (56.41%) Office 365
2 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 12 (30.77%) Migration
6 10 (25.64%) .NET
6 10 (25.64%) C#
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (23.08%) PKI
7 9 (23.08%) JSON
7 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
8 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
8 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
8 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (17.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
9 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
9 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) Windows
9 7 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (17.95%) TDD
10 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared

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 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
4 7 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (17.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.26%) IIS
6 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (5.13%) CMS
7 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
8 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (56.41%) Office 365
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.26%) OneDrive
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (7.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Skype
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.56%) OLAP
6 1 (2.56%) OLTP
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MSI
2 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) gulp
2 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Moq
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Local Government
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Architect
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) SharePoint Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Administrator
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Office 365 Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) CRM Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Exchange Migration Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) JSON
3 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
3 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
4 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (15.38%) jQuery
6 5 (12.82%) CSS
6 5 (12.82%) Entity Framework
6 5 (12.82%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (12.82%) RESTful
6 5 (12.82%) WCF
6 5 (12.82%) Web Services
7 4 (10.26%) .NET Core
7 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (10.26%) REST
7 4 (10.26%) Software Packaging
7 4 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (7.69%) CSS3
8 3 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) PKI
2 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Android
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) TDD
4 6 (15.38%) DevOps
4 6 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 4 (10.26%) Change Management
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.26%) High Availability
6 4 (10.26%) OO
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) Server Building
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.13%) BDD
8 2 (5.13%) Content Management
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) COBIT
1 3 (7.69%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 3 (7.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
1 4 (10.26%) SCOM
1 4 (10.26%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
2 5 (12.82%) DevExpress
3 2 (5.13%) Veritas
4 1 (2.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.56%) CA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) RedGate
4 1 (2.56%) Samsung
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Tableau