Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 91 93
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 +26
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,265 952 2,228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.49% 2.57% 2.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.04% 17.49% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 651 1,405
10th Percentile £230 £256 £206
25th Percentile £338 £336 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £408
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
75th Percentile £530 £518 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £570
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 93
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.13 "
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.83 £12.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.31 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.81% +19.44% -15.00%
75th Percentile £23.75 £30.05 £34.60
90th Percentile £39.50 £51.75 £47.69
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -9.76% +26.15% -16.25%

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 6,645 5,442 13,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.06% 14.70% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,559 3,726 8,562
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £647
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.11% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 116 264
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.21 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +12.68% -7.79%
75th Percentile £56.25 £32.44 £34.13
90th Percentile £65.54 £54.50 £49.63
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +22.50% +5.26% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +13 600 £473 +3.85% 131
South East -12 165 £456 +13.71% 63
North of England +10 141 £400 +6.67% 74
Midlands -3 123 £400 -11.11% 51
West Midlands -9 101 £403 -10.56% 34
North West +21 96 £413 +10.00% 42
South West -13 83 £425 -1.77% 26
East of England +2 56 £360 +2.86% 29
Yorkshire +7 39 £388 -8.82% 18
East Midlands +13 21 £265 -26.90% 17
North East -4 6 £403 +7.33% 14
SharePoint
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 566 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 557 (44.03%) Microsoft 365
3 435 (34.39%) Azure
4 291 (23.00%) Active Directory
5 286 (22.61%) Social Skills
6 272 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
7 266 (21.03%) Power Platform
8 257 (20.32%) Windows
9 235 (18.58%) Migration
10 234 (18.50%) PowerShell
11 207 (16.36%) Security Cleared
12 193 (15.26%) Finance
13 189 (14.94%) DevOps
14 175 (13.83%) Microsoft Office
15 160 (12.65%) SQL
16 159 (12.57%) SQL Server
17 156 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
18 152 (12.02%) Power BI
19 150 (11.86%) OneDrive
20 145 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
21 144 (11.38%) Project Management
22 141 (11.15%) PowerApps
23 139 (10.99%) JavaScript
24 135 (10.67%) SC Cleared
25 132 (10.43%) JIRA
26 127 (10.04%) Azure Active Directory
27 125 (9.88%) ITIL
28 124 (9.80%) Windows Server
29 122 (9.64%) VMware
30 112 (8.85%) Problem-Solving

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 96 (7.59%) Confluence
2 77 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 70 (5.53%) Skype for Business
4 44 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 36 (2.85%) Drupal
6 34 (2.69%) CMS
7 33 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (2.37%) IIS
9 25 (1.98%) Apache
10 18 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
13 13 (1.03%) Documentum
13 13 (1.03%) MS Project Server
14 12 (0.95%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.63%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 175 (13.83%) Microsoft Office
2 145 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (6.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (1.98%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.87%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.24%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.24%) SPSS
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.079%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.079%) Figma
12 1 (0.079%) InDesign
12 1 (0.079%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 49 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.16%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.16%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.16%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 557 (44.03%) Microsoft 365
2 435 (34.39%) Azure
3 266 (21.03%) Power Platform
4 150 (11.86%) OneDrive
5 141 (11.15%) PowerApps
6 127 (10.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 100 (7.91%) Power Automate
8 94 (7.43%) AWS
9 74 (5.85%) PaaS
10 56 (4.43%) IaaS
11 52 (4.11%) Serverless
12 50 (3.95%) SaaS
13 46 (3.64%) Azure Functions
14 45 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
14 45 (3.56%) Yammer
15 32 (2.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 28 (2.21%) Azure Logic Apps
17 19 (1.50%) GitHub
18 16 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
18 16 (1.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (6.88%) Skype
2 75 (5.93%) DNS
3 55 (4.35%) Intranet
4 51 (4.03%) DHCP
5 48 (3.79%) Firewall
6 46 (3.64%) WAN
7 42 (3.32%) LAN
8 28 (2.21%) Internet
9 25 (1.98%) TCP/IP
10 24 (1.90%) VPN
11 19 (1.50%) SAN
12 11 (0.87%) SSL
12 11 (0.87%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.79%) NAS
13 10 (0.79%) PBX
14 9 (0.71%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.71%) Network Security
15 8 (0.63%) WebEx
16 6 (0.47%) Node B
16 6 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 152 (12.02%) Power BI
3 35 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (1.42%) Data Lake
5 18 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 17 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.26%) Tableau
8 15 (1.19%) MySQL
9 12 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.87%) QlikView
11 10 (0.79%) Big Data
11 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.55%) Redis
13 6 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.47%) MS Access
13 6 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 132 (10.43%) JIRA
2 32 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 27 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.66%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 15 (1.19%) Selenium
6 10 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
7 9 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.71%) Subversion
8 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
9 5 (0.40%) JUnit
9 5 (0.40%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.32%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.32%) PyCharm
10 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 286 (22.61%) Social Skills
2 193 (15.26%) Finance
3 110 (8.70%) Public Sector
4 76 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (4.51%) Banking
6 46 (3.64%) Marketing
7 36 (2.85%) Legal
8 35 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
9 34 (2.69%) Telecoms
10 28 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
11 24 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
12 23 (1.82%) Retail
13 22 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
13 22 (1.74%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.11%) Publishing
15 11 (0.87%) Electronics
16 10 (0.79%) Law
17 9 (0.71%) Back Office
18 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
18 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (15.81%) Developer
2 163 (12.89%) Analyst
3 133 (10.51%) Architect
4 97 (7.67%) Consultant
5 85 (6.72%) SharePoint Developer
6 70 (5.53%) Project Manager
7 50 (3.95%) Administrator
8 44 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 43 (3.40%) SharePoint Consultant
10 39 (3.08%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 37 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
12 36 (2.85%) Business Analyst
13 32 (2.53%) Azure Engineer
14 28 (2.21%) Support Engineer
15 26 (2.06%) Designer
15 26 (2.06%) Technical Leader
16 25 (1.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 24 (1.90%) Microsoft 365 Architect
17 24 (1.90%) SharePoint Engineer
18 23 (1.82%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (8.46%) .NET
2 78 (6.17%) HTML
3 77 (6.09%) CSS
4 64 (5.06%) AngularJS
5 52 (4.11%) React
6 47 (3.72%) REST
7 34 (2.69%) ASP.NET
8 29 (2.29%) jQuery
9 28 (2.21%) ASP.NET Core
9 28 (2.21%) Web Services
10 24 (1.90%) Middleware
11 22 (1.74%) Microsoft Graph
12 21 (1.66%) OAuth
13 19 (1.50%) HTML5
13 19 (1.50%) Node.js
14 18 (1.42%) SOAP
14 18 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.26%) XML
16 14 (1.11%) .NET Core
16 14 (1.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 59 (4.66%) User Experience
2 40 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (2.92%) Clustering
4 29 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.06%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.58%) PKI
9 19 (1.50%) Replication
9 19 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.42%) Social Media
11 14 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.95%) NHS
13 10 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.55%) EMC VNX
16 6 (0.47%) Blackberry
16 6 (0.47%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 257 (20.32%) Windows
2 124 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 90 (7.11%) Windows 10
4 58 (4.58%) Linux
5 46 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.90%) Unix
9 22 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (1.34%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.19%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.87%) Android
16 8 (0.63%) AIX
16 8 (0.63%) Solaris
17 7 (0.55%) HPUX
17 7 (0.55%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (18.58%) Migration
3 189 (14.94%) DevOps
4 156 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
5 144 (11.38%) Project Management
6 125 (9.88%) ITIL
7 112 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
8 99 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 91 (7.19%) Change Management
10 88 (6.96%) Analytics
11 84 (6.64%) Project Delivery
12 72 (5.69%) CRM
12 72 (5.69%) Scrum
13 67 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 57 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 56 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (3.56%) PRINCE2
17 44 (3.48%) Business Case
17 44 (3.48%) Mentoring
17 44 (3.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 234 (18.50%) PowerShell
2 160 (12.65%) SQL
3 139 (10.99%) JavaScript
4 108 (8.54%) C#
5 65 (5.14%) Python
6 61 (4.82%) Java
7 38 (3.00%) TypeScript
8 24 (1.90%) C
9 18 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.95%) VBA
12 11 (0.87%) PHP
13 10 (0.79%) VB
14 8 (0.63%) ES6
14 8 (0.63%) Perl
15 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.55%) VBScript
16 6 (0.47%) Go
16 6 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 207 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 135 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 82 (6.48%) Degree
4 65 (5.14%) DV Cleared
5 47 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (2.37%) MCSE
7 20 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.50%) ISEB
9 14 (1.11%) PMP
10 13 (1.03%) MCSA
11 12 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.95%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.79%) CISSP
14 9 (0.71%) CCNA
14 9 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.63%) MCITP
16 7 (0.55%) CCNP
16 7 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.85%) PMO
2 62 (4.90%) QA
3 48 (3.79%) SLA
4 22 (1.74%) GDPR
5 12 (0.95%) Accessibility
6 11 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.40%) COBIT
10 4 (0.32%) NIST
11 3 (0.24%) EMIR
11 3 (0.24%) MiFID
11 3 (0.24%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.16%) COSO
12 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.079%) FISMA
13 1 (0.079%) GRC
13 1 (0.079%) P3O
13 1 (0.079%) TARGET2
System Software
1 291 (23.00%) Active Directory
2 83 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.95%) DFS Replication
7 12 (0.95%) Docker
7 12 (0.95%) vSphere
8 10 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.55%) XenApp
10 4 (0.32%) Firmware
10 4 (0.32%) NFS
10 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.32%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 99 (7.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 80 (6.32%) SCCM
3 36 (2.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 26 (2.06%) Terraform
5 20 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (1.50%) NetBackup
7 18 (1.42%) SCOM
7 18 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (1.26%) WSUS
9 13 (1.03%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.95%) Ansible
10 12 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (0.87%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (0.79%) SCDPM
12 10 (0.79%) SCSM
12 10 (0.79%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 566 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 122 (9.64%) VMware
3 83 (6.56%) Oracle
4 49 (3.87%) Citrix
5 44 (3.48%) Nintex
6 39 (3.08%) SAP
7 33 (2.61%) HP
8 32 (2.53%) Dell
8 32 (2.53%) EMC
9 29 (2.29%) Cisco
10 27 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (2.06%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.90%) Adobe
12 24 (1.90%) Atlassian
12 24 (1.90%) IBM
13 23 (1.82%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.74%) Splunk
15 18 (1.42%) Databricks
15 18 (1.42%) Symantec
16 16 (1.26%) Veeam