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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.30% 2.51% 4.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.23% 10.48% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 13
Median daily rate - £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.04% -2.38%  

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 31 105 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.31% 23.97% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 66 51
Median daily rate £431 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) BeyondTrust
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Market Research
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
3 1 (16.67%) ScanSafe
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (16.67%) Canon
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Customer Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Market Research
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GMP
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BeyondTrust
1 1 (16.67%) Canon
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp
1 1 (16.67%) ScanSafe
1 1 (16.67%) VMware