The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 May 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 / North West
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 58 62
Rank change year-on-year -39 +4  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 43 122 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 3.09% 2.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 18.13% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 52
Median daily rate £325 £356 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £197 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £456 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% -2.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £20.39 £22.25
% change year-on-year -6.91% -8.35%  

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 North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 430 673 536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.36% 17.03% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 387 297
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £40.60 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.50% -0.91%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in the North West

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in the North West over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the North West

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the North West

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Cheshire -2 17 £294 -30.88% 3
Manchester -13 16 £325 -7.14% 25
Merseyside -18 3 £325 -5.10% 1
Lancashire +6 2 £350 +9.37% 4
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 North West region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.61%) Office 365
3 25 (21.74%) SQL
3 25 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
5 21 (18.26%) Windows
5 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 21 (18.26%) Finance
6 20 (17.39%) .NET
7 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
7 19 (16.52%) Migration
8 18 (15.65%) JavaScript
9 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (13.91%) ITIL
10 15 (13.04%) PRINCE2
10 15 (13.04%) C#
10 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
10 15 (13.04%) DevOps
11 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET
11 14 (12.17%) Scrum
12 13 (11.30%) Project Management
12 13 (11.30%) Windows Server
13 12 (10.43%) Skype for Business
13 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (10.43%) Banking
14 11 (9.57%) Web Services
14 11 (9.57%) Workflow
14 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
14 11 (9.57%) PMO
15 10 (8.70%) MVC

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.43%) Skype for Business
3 8 (6.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.35%) CMS
6 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.35%) IIS
7 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.61%) EPiServer
8 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.74%) Apache
9 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.74%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.87%) SAS
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (6.96%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.87%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (6.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.87%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.87%) Primavera
2 1 (0.87%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.87%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.87%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.61%) Office 365
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.61%) Yammer
4 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.74%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.87%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Skype
2 5 (4.35%) DNS
3 4 (3.48%) LDAP
4 3 (2.61%) DHCP
4 3 (2.61%) Intranet
4 3 (2.61%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.61%) WebEx
5 2 (1.74%) Internet
5 2 (1.74%) LAN
5 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.74%) WAN
6 1 (0.87%) HTTP
6 1 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.87%) SAN
6 1 (0.87%) VPN
6 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.74%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.87%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.87%) IDOL
7 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.87%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) JIRA
1 5 (4.35%) Selenium
2 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.87%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.87%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.87%) gulp
4 1 (0.87%) Moq
4 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 21 (18.26%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Banking
3 6 (5.22%) Local Government
4 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.48%) Retail
6 3 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.61%) Marketing
7 2 (1.74%) Advertising
7 2 (1.74%) Legal
7 2 (1.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Developer
2 19 (16.52%) Analyst
3 11 (9.57%) Administrator
4 9 (7.83%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.96%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Consultant
6 7 (6.09%) Coordinator
6 7 (6.09%) ServiceNow Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Architect
7 6 (5.22%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Support
9 4 (3.48%) IT Support
9 4 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.48%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.48%) SSIS Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET
3 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
3 11 (9.57%) Web Services
4 10 (8.70%) jQuery
5 9 (7.83%) CSS
5 9 (7.83%) HTML
6 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.48%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.48%) JSON
9 4 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (3.48%) RESTful
9 4 (3.48%) XML
10 3 (2.61%) WCF
11 2 (1.74%) JSP
11 2 (1.74%) LAMP
11 2 (1.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.48%) PKI
3 4 (3.48%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.61%) Learning Management System
4 3 (2.61%) SCORM
4 3 (2.61%) User Experience
5 2 (1.74%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.87%) Blog
6 1 (0.87%) EPoS
6 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.87%) Handset
6 1 (0.87%) iPhone
6 1 (0.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Windows
2 13 (11.30%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.22%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.74%) Android
7 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.74%) CentOS
7 2 (1.74%) Linux
8 1 (0.87%) Unix
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.52%) Migration
3 16 (13.91%) ITIL
4 15 (13.04%) DevOps
4 15 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 14 (12.17%) Scrum
6 13 (11.30%) Project Management
7 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (9.57%) Workflow
9 10 (8.70%) MVC
10 9 (7.83%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (6.09%) CRM
12 5 (4.35%) Identity Management
12 5 (4.35%) ITIL V3
12 5 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.35%) TDD
12 5 (4.35%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.35%) Validation
13 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (3.48%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.74%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.04%) C#
4 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.61%) VBA
7 1 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.87%) Java
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.48%) ECDL
4 2 (1.74%) MCPD
5 1 (0.87%) CCNA
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.87%) Degree
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) MCDST
5 1 (0.87%) MCP
5 1 (0.87%) MCSD
5 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) PMO
2 9 (7.83%) QA
2 9 (7.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) COBIT
3 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.87%) GMP
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.22%) XenApp
3 3 (2.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.87%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) SCCM
2 4 (3.48%) SCOM
3 3 (2.61%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.74%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.74%) vMotion
5 1 (0.87%) DameWare
5 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) Citrix
3 9 (7.83%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.96%) SAP
4 8 (6.96%) VMware
5 7 (6.09%) HP
6 3 (2.61%) CA
6 3 (2.61%) Capita
6 3 (2.61%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.61%) Remedy
6 3 (2.61%) Saba
6 3 (2.61%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.74%) Apple
7 2 (1.74%) AppSense
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco
7 2 (1.74%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.74%) IBM
7 2 (1.74%) NetApp
7 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.87%) Adobe
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