The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 28 March 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 46 18
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 4 7 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.96% 1.63% 7.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.05% 7.14% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 18
Median daily rate £350 £300 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -10.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +2.08% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £23.75 £25.70
% change year-on-year +14.73% -7.58%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 21 98 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.29% 22.84% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 69 52
Median daily rate £356 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -73.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.70 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.89 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Lancashire

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Lancashire

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 3 £350 -
SharePoint
North West

SharePoint
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 8 (53.33%) C#
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
7 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (13.33%) VB
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (6.67%) CSS
8 1 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (6.67%) XML
8 1 (6.67%) Windows
8 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.67%) GMP
8 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Customer Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) LINQ
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WPF
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Market Research
4 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft