The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 April 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.31% 2.43% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.00% 14.29% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £250 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +3.69% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £25.70
% change year-on-year +83.33% -41.63%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 20 35 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 16.53% 16.99% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 14
Median daily rate £450 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in the Midlands

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) MS Visio
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
4 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (22.22%) SAML
4 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 2 (22.22%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (55.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Product Owner
1 5 (55.56%) Digital Product Owner
1 5 (55.56%) Product Owner
2 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
1 2 (22.22%) SAML
1 2 (22.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
1 5 (55.56%) User Stories
2 2 (22.22%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (22.22%) VMware