Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 39 36 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.84% 2.90% 3.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.53% 19.46% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 40
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £350 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -14.27% +25.62%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £209
90th Percentile £493 £441 £457
North West median daily rate £333 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.60 £18.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.50% - -
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.34 £20.50
% change year-on-year -16.38% -15.41% -25.45%

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 236 185 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.21% 14.90% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 138 218
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -6.88% +4.92%
10th Percentile £229 £263 £230
90th Percentile £538 £500 £541
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.72% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +43.61% -20.42%
10th Percentile £10.02 £12.25 £13.10
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.00 £34.50
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +71.88% -21.53% -2.90%

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 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 - 13 £263 -
Chester -3 10 £320 +14.29%
Warrington -5 5 £413 +43.48% 7
Ellesmere Port - 2 £338 -
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Migration
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (30.77%) Office 365
4 11 (28.21%) .NET
4 11 (28.21%) Windows
5 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 9 (23.08%) C#
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
6 8 (20.51%) CRM
6 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
6 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (17.95%) VoIP
7 7 (17.95%) Web Services
7 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (15.38%) SLA
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (15.38%) MVC
8 6 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
9 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API

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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
3 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) CMS
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.56%) Confluence
6 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) Line 50
2 2 (5.13%) Sage X3
3 1 (2.56%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Office 365
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
3 3 (7.69%) Trello
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.13%) Google Drive
5 1 (2.56%) iPaaS
5 1 (2.56%) PaaS
5 1 (2.56%) SaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) VoIP
2 5 (12.82%) Skype
3 4 (10.26%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (10.26%) VPN
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) EDRMS
3 3 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (7.69%) Power BI
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) Travis CI
3 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.56%) gulp
4 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Local Government
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Integration Developer
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Integration Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Project Officer
6 2 (5.13%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) Web Services
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (12.82%) SOAP
6 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.69%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 2 (5.13%) REST
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) PKI
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) CRM
4 6 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (15.38%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.82%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
5 5 (12.82%) TDD
6 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.26%) User Stories
7 3 (7.69%) Active Listening
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) Content Management
7 3 (7.69%) Data Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.69%) Server Building
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.82%) SQL
4 4 (10.26%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) C
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) LotusScript
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.56%) HP ASE
4 1 (2.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) PaperCut
4 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix
2 3 (7.69%) Sage
3 2 (5.13%) Google
3 2 (5.13%) Lotus
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Siemens
4 1 (2.56%) CA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) ProCurve