The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 23 28
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 4 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.20% 5.72% 3.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.33% 23.75% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% +7.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +19.51% -  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 75 80 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.59% 24.10% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 21
Median daily rate £325 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £281 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +2.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Merseyside

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Merseyside

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Liverpool -10 4 £325 -17.72% 2
SharePoint
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Workflow
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) EPiServer
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Android
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (30.00%) CMS
1 3 (30.00%) EPiServer
1 3 (30.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) EDMS
2 1 (10.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) EPiServer Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (10.00%) WF
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (10.00%) VMware