Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 September 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 86 87
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +22
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,662 685 2,227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.56% 2.68% 2.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.65% 18.00% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,181 488 1,454
10th Percentile £225 £263 £200
25th Percentile £335 £362 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £494
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £408
% change year-on-year - +10.43% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 17 84
10th Percentile £14.23 £14.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.22 £16.25 £13.94
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.96 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -16.54% +28.90% -11.56%
75th Percentile £37.63 £64.50 £44.13
90th Percentile £51.00 " £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.82 £27.50 £20.92
% change year-on-year -17.02% +31.48% -7.72%

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,457 3,806 12,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 14.87% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,863 2,585 7,952
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £405 £388 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +0.54%
75th Percentile £600 £571 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 98 245
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.63 £10.88
25th Percentile £16.67 £15.19 £13.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.62 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.01% +8.10% -
75th Percentile £53.75 £34.75 £34.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £57.27 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.74 £20.86
% change year-on-year +12.70% +4.24% +4.28%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SharePoint as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in England

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SharePoint in England.

Daily rate trend for SharePoint in England

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SharePoint in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SharePoint in England

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SharePoint in England.

Hourly rate trend for SharePoint in England

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SharePoint in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in England

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the England region over the 6 months to 28 September 2021. 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
London -10 778 £475 - 167
South East -8 207 £450 +7.14% 74
Midlands -11 191 £403 -6.67% 99
North of England -7 185 £376 +2.03% 107
West Midlands -19 143 £425 -3.13% 65
North West +9 119 £376 -9.88% 66
South West -20 107 £415 -5.20% 52
East of England -1 72 £350 +7.69% 46
Yorkshire -10 56 £400 +18.52% 36
East Midlands -4 46 £325 +60.49% 34
North East -15 10 £363 +7.41% 5
SharePoint
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 812 (48.86%) Microsoft
2 697 (41.94%) Microsoft 365
3 562 (33.81%) Azure
4 400 (24.07%) Social Skills
5 377 (22.68%) Windows
6 374 (22.50%) Active Directory
7 357 (21.48%) Power Platform
8 315 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
9 275 (16.55%) Finance
10 271 (16.31%) SQL
11 268 (16.13%) Migration
12 240 (14.44%) PowerShell
13 223 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
13 223 (13.42%) PowerApps
14 217 (13.06%) DevOps
15 214 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
16 210 (12.64%) Security Cleared
17 206 (12.39%) C#
18 204 (12.27%) Microsoft Excel
19 199 (11.97%) Power BI
20 196 (11.79%) ITIL
21 187 (11.25%) .NET
22 185 (11.13%) OneDrive
23 180 (10.83%) SQL Server
24 171 (10.29%) Windows Server
25 168 (10.11%) JavaScript
26 163 (9.81%) JIRA
27 157 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
28 155 (9.33%) Project Management
29 144 (8.66%) Azure Active Directory

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 121 (7.28%) Confluence
2 61 (3.67%) MS Exchange
3 55 (3.31%) CMS
4 40 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 40 (2.41%) Skype for Business
5 37 (2.23%) IIS
6 34 (2.05%) Drupal
6 34 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 29 (1.74%) Apache
8 25 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
9 23 (1.38%) Documentum
10 19 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.66%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (0.42%) EPiServer
17 7 (0.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 223 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
2 204 (12.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (5.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 36 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.20%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.30%) Camtasia
9 5 (0.30%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.18%) InDesign
10 3 (0.18%) Sketch
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 91 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.24%) Primavera
7 3 (0.18%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.12%) StreamServe
9 1 (0.060%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 697 (41.94%) Microsoft 365
2 562 (33.81%) Azure
3 357 (21.48%) Power Platform
4 223 (13.42%) PowerApps
5 185 (11.13%) OneDrive
6 144 (8.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 140 (8.42%) Power Automate
8 104 (6.26%) Dynamics 365
9 98 (5.90%) AWS
10 70 (4.21%) PaaS
11 63 (3.79%) SaaS
12 62 (3.73%) Yammer
13 59 (3.55%) IaaS
14 54 (3.25%) Serverless
15 51 (3.07%) Azure Functions
16 43 (2.59%) Azure Logic Apps
17 33 (1.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 30 (1.81%) GitHub
19 21 (1.26%) ShareGate
20 20 (1.20%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 88 (5.29%) Firewall
2 75 (4.51%) Intranet
3 73 (4.39%) DNS
4 68 (4.09%) Skype
5 61 (3.67%) DHCP
6 41 (2.47%) Internet
6 41 (2.47%) WAN
7 38 (2.29%) LAN
8 34 (2.05%) VPN
9 27 (1.62%) TCP/IP
10 19 (1.14%) SAN
11 17 (1.02%) Kerberos
12 13 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (0.72%) PBX
13 12 (0.72%) Unified Communications
13 12 (0.72%) WebEx
14 11 (0.66%) Extranet
14 11 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.60%) Network Security
16 9 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (11.97%) Power BI
2 180 (10.83%) SQL Server
3 36 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (1.62%) Oracle Database
5 26 (1.56%) Metadata
6 23 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (1.32%) Data Lake
8 20 (1.20%) MySQL
9 18 (1.08%) QlikView
9 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (1.08%) Tableau
10 17 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.84%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.66%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 163 (9.81%) JIRA
2 42 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.08%) Subversion
5 18 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.96%) Selenium
7 15 (0.90%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
10 8 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.42%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.30%) Serena SBM
12 5 (0.30%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.24%) GitLab
13 4 (0.24%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 400 (24.07%) Social Skills
2 275 (16.55%) Finance
3 140 (8.42%) Public Sector
4 117 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (5.05%) Marketing
6 73 (4.39%) Banking
7 65 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
8 47 (2.83%) Legal
9 44 (2.65%) Telecoms
10 39 (2.35%) Documentation Skills
11 35 (2.11%) Influencing Skills
12 31 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
13 24 (1.44%) Manufacturing
14 22 (1.32%) Retail
15 18 (1.08%) Electronics
16 17 (1.02%) Publishing
17 14 (0.84%) Local Government
18 10 (0.60%) Front Office
18 10 (0.60%) Law
19 8 (0.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 300 (18.05%) Developer
2 232 (13.96%) Analyst
3 139 (8.36%) Architect
4 131 (7.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 123 (7.40%) Consultant
6 96 (5.78%) Project Manager
7 78 (4.69%) Administrator
8 71 (4.27%) Business Analyst
9 65 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 59 (3.55%) Support Engineer
11 54 (3.25%) SharePoint Consultant
12 43 (2.59%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 41 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
13 41 (2.47%) Support Analyst
14 37 (2.23%) 2nd Line Support
14 37 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
15 35 (2.11%) .NET Developer
15 35 (2.11%) Designer
16 34 (2.05%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
16 34 (2.05%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (11.25%) .NET
2 102 (6.14%) HTML
3 95 (5.72%) CSS
4 54 (3.25%) REST
4 54 (3.25%) Web Services
5 53 (3.19%) ASP.NET
6 46 (2.77%) AngularJS
7 42 (2.53%) jQuery
8 39 (2.35%) .NET Framework
9 35 (2.11%) React
10 30 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (1.74%) OAuth
12 26 (1.56%) HTML5
13 25 (1.50%) SOAP
14 23 (1.38%) Microsoft Graph
15 20 (1.20%) J2EE
15 20 (1.20%) LDAP
16 17 (1.02%) .NET Core
16 17 (1.02%) RESTful
17 16 (0.96%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 66 (3.97%) User Experience
2 62 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 30 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (1.74%) Clustering
5 29 (1.74%) PKI
5 29 (1.74%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.56%) Social Media
7 23 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
8 22 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.14%) NHS
9 19 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
10 18 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.08%) Replication
11 15 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.72%) Taxonomies
12 12 (0.72%) Wiki
13 10 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 377 (22.68%) Windows
2 171 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 118 (7.10%) Windows 10
4 81 (4.87%) Linux
5 46 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (2.35%) Unix
6 39 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 30 (1.81%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.90%) Android
11 12 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.66%) AIX
12 11 (0.66%) Solaris
13 7 (0.42%) HPUX
14 6 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.30%) CentOS
15 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (16.13%) Migration
3 217 (13.06%) DevOps
4 214 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
5 196 (11.79%) ITIL
6 157 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
7 155 (9.33%) Project Management
8 135 (8.12%) Project Delivery
9 125 (7.52%) CRM
10 109 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 106 (6.38%) Change Management
12 104 (6.26%) Scrum
13 93 (5.60%) Analytics
14 81 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 79 (4.75%) Service Management
16 74 (4.45%) Service Delivery
17 66 (3.97%) Workflow
18 64 (3.85%) Data Protection
18 64 (3.85%) Waterfall
19 62 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 271 (16.31%) SQL
2 240 (14.44%) PowerShell
3 206 (12.39%) C#
4 168 (10.11%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.79%) Python
6 55 (3.31%) Java
7 39 (2.35%) VB.NET
8 36 (2.17%) VBA
9 31 (1.87%) C
10 29 (1.74%) TypeScript
11 24 (1.44%) VB
12 21 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.84%) VBScript
15 10 (0.60%) PHP
15 10 (0.60%) R
16 8 (0.48%) Perl
17 6 (0.36%) ES6
18 5 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 210 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 139 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 90 (5.42%) Degree
4 61 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 43 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.08%) MCSE
8 16 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.90%) ISEB
9 15 (0.90%) PMP
10 14 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.84%) MCSA
11 13 (0.78%) CCNA
12 10 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.54%) MCP
14 8 (0.48%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.48%) MCITP
14 8 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 7 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.78%) PMO
2 54 (3.25%) QA
3 45 (2.71%) SLA
4 27 (1.62%) Accessibility
5 25 (1.50%) GDPR
6 14 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.48%) COBIT
9 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.30%) HL7
10 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.24%) GRC
11 4 (0.24%) P3O
12 3 (0.18%) NIST
13 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.12%) WCAG
14 1 (0.060%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.060%) MiFID
14 1 (0.060%) NCSC
System Software
1 374 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 73 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 33 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 21 (1.26%) vSphere
7 20 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.02%) XenApp
9 16 (0.96%) Docker
10 12 (0.72%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.72%) DFS Replication
11 11 (0.66%) NFS
12 10 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.24%) Firmware
15 4 (0.24%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 130 (7.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 98 (5.90%) SCCM
3 37 (2.23%) Terraform
4 30 (1.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 22 (1.32%) WSUS
6 19 (1.14%) Ansible
6 19 (1.14%) SCOM
7 17 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (0.96%) Tivoli
9 15 (0.90%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
11 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (0.66%) Control-M
12 11 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
12 11 (0.66%) Puppet
13 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (0.60%) SCDPM
13 10 (0.60%) SCSM
13 10 (0.60%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 812 (48.86%) Microsoft
2 122 (7.34%) VMware
3 102 (6.14%) Oracle
4 74 (4.45%) SAP
5 66 (3.97%) Citrix
6 61 (3.67%) Cisco
7 55 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 48 (2.89%) Atlassian
9 39 (2.35%) HP
10 37 (2.23%) Nintex
11 34 (2.05%) IBM
11 34 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.74%) Adobe
13 28 (1.68%) EMC
14 25 (1.50%) Dell
15 22 (1.32%) Splunk
15 22 (1.32%) Symantec
16 20 (1.20%) Databricks
16 20 (1.20%) NetApp
17 18 (1.08%) Veeam