Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 80 55
Rank change year-on-year +15 -25 -12
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 162 171 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.82% 2.51% 2.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.88% 15.55% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 104 156
North West median daily rate £388 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £226 £247 £205
90th Percentile £637 £484 £488
England median daily rate £384 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 17
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% -36.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £10.48 £14.38 £13.85
90th Percentile £41.00 £45.75 £37.81
England median hourly rate £20.00 £27.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.93% +23.33% +21.62%

SharePoint is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 906 1100 1357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.79% 16.13% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 699 784
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £232 £258 £251
90th Percentile £588 £553 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 66
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £14.93 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.66% -13.05% +2.51%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £20.73 £36.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SharePoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +23 85 £473 +45.38% 16
Cheshire +5 49 £300 -14.29% 14
Merseyside +1 6 £500 +53.85% 1
Lancashire 0 6 £475 +35.71% 2
Cumbria -7 1 - -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 76 (46.91%) Microsoft
2 45 (27.78%) Office 365
3 40 (24.69%) Migration
4 35 (21.60%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (20.99%) SQL Server
6 32 (19.75%) SQL
6 32 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (17.28%) Active Directory
8 27 (16.67%) .NET
9 26 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
10 25 (15.43%) MS Exchange
11 24 (14.81%) C#
11 24 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (14.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 22 (13.58%) ETL
13 22 (13.58%) Workflow
14 20 (12.35%) Management Information System
15 19 (11.73%) Intranet
15 19 (11.73%) Data Modelling
15 19 (11.73%) Windows
15 19 (11.73%) Information Architecture
15 19 (11.73%) Skype for Business
16 18 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 17 (10.49%) PowerShell
18 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (9.88%) Skype
18 16 (9.88%) ASP.NET
18 16 (9.88%) Content Management

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 25 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.73%) Skype for Business
3 15 (9.26%) CMS
4 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (3.70%) Confluence
9 6 (3.70%) IIS
10 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (2.47%) Umbraco
11 4 (2.47%) WordPress
12 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.62%) Drupal
13 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
Applications
1 35 (21.60%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (14.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (5.56%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.47%) LaTeX
6 3 (1.85%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (27.78%) Office 365
2 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (4.32%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.09%) Slack
4 5 (3.09%) Trello
5 2 (1.23%) IaaS
5 2 (1.23%) Yammer
6 1 (0.62%) GitHub
6 1 (0.62%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.73%) Intranet
2 16 (9.88%) Skype
3 6 (3.70%) DNS
4 5 (3.09%) VPN
5 4 (2.47%) Internet
5 4 (2.47%) WAN
6 3 (1.85%) Firewall
6 3 (1.85%) SAN
6 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.23%) DHCP
7 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.23%) LAN
8 1 (0.62%) Extranet
8 1 (0.62%) NAS
8 1 (0.62%) PBX
8 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.62%) VLAN
8 1 (0.62%) VoIP
8 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.09%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.09%) QlikView
5 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.85%) Big Data
6 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.85%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.62%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.62%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.94%) JIRA
3 7 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.47%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.47%) gulp
5 4 (2.47%) MSI
5 4 (2.47%) Selenium
6 3 (1.85%) MorphX
6 3 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.23%) Subversion
8 1 (0.62%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.62%) Grunt
8 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.62%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (8.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Retail
3 5 (3.09%) Local Government
4 3 (1.85%) Advertising
4 3 (1.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.85%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (22.84%) Developer
2 33 (20.37%) Architect
3 22 (13.58%) Analyst
4 20 (12.35%) Information Architect
5 14 (8.64%) Administrator
6 11 (6.79%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (6.17%) SharePoint Architect
8 9 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.56%) Consultant
8 9 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
9 7 (4.32%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Business Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
10 6 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.09%) CRM Developer
11 5 (3.09%) DBA
11 5 (3.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.67%) .NET
2 16 (9.88%) ASP.NET
3 12 (7.41%) CSS
4 11 (6.79%) HTML
5 10 (6.17%) jQuery
6 9 (5.56%) XML
7 8 (4.94%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.70%) JSON
8 6 (3.70%) WCF
9 5 (3.09%) Web Services
10 4 (2.47%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (2.47%) RESTful
10 4 (2.47%) Software Packaging
10 4 (2.47%) Sphinx
11 3 (1.85%) HTML5
11 3 (1.85%) REST
11 3 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.02%) Taxonomies
4 10 (6.17%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.56%) PKI
6 5 (3.09%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.47%) Clustering
8 3 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.85%) EPoS
8 3 (1.85%) iPhone
8 3 (1.85%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.85%) Replication
9 2 (1.23%) BYOD
9 2 (1.23%) CESG
9 2 (1.23%) iPad
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.23%) PMI
10 1 (0.62%) NHS
10 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.73%) Windows
2 12 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.70%) Android
4 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.09%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.69%) Migration
2 35 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (13.58%) ETL
4 22 (13.58%) Workflow
5 19 (11.73%) Data Modelling
5 19 (11.73%) Information Architecture
6 16 (9.88%) Content Management
7 15 (9.26%) Data Architecture
7 15 (9.26%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (8.64%) Analytical Thinking
8 14 (8.64%) Data Management
9 13 (8.02%) Data Migration
9 13 (8.02%) ITIL
10 10 (6.17%) Change Management
10 10 (6.17%) Content Development
10 10 (6.17%) Project Management
10 10 (6.17%) Validation
11 9 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.75%) SQL
2 24 (14.81%) C#
3 18 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 17 (10.49%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.32%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.47%) C++
6 4 (2.47%) Fortran
7 3 (1.85%) X++
8 2 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) Degree
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.23%) CIPD
5 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.23%) PMP
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.62%) APMP
6 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.62%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.62%) MCITP
6 1 (0.62%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.79%) PMO
3 5 (3.09%) GMP
4 3 (1.85%) COBIT
4 3 (1.85%) QA
5 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 28 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.09%) XenApp
3 4 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.23%) UAG
4 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) SCCM
1 6 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.47%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.47%) SCOM
2 4 (2.47%) WSUS
3 3 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.62%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 76 (46.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.56%) Citrix
3 6 (3.70%) Tableau
4 5 (3.09%) JD Edwards
4 5 (3.09%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.85%) Adobe
6 3 (1.85%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.85%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.85%) Nintex
6 3 (1.85%) Splunk
7 2 (1.23%) HP
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle
7 2 (1.23%) Veritas
7 2 (1.23%) VMware
8 1 (0.62%) Altiris
8 1 (0.62%) Apple
8 1 (0.62%) AppSense
8 1 (0.62%) Google
8 1 (0.62%) Hummingbird