The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 27 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 5 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.17% 3.63% 6.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.81% 13.21% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Median daily rate £280 £269 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -32.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Median hourly rate £18.68 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 - £14.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.74 - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £25.70
% change year-on-year +86.44% -42.60%  

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 Chester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 21 53 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.50% 27.46% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 24
Median daily rate £295 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £267 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £22.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.70% -7.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.25 £14.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.21 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SharePoint in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Chester

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Chester

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Chester over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Local Government
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) CRM

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Handset
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCDST
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) DameWare
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP