Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -36 -2 -22
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 115 233 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.99% 3.11% 2.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.82% 18.58% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 128 131
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £256 £226 £213
90th Percentile £500 £451 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 22
North West median hourly rate £20.84 £20.50 £26.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -22.08% -1.94%
10th Percentile £13.55 £19.31 £15.00
90th Percentile £31.85 £75.35 £45.98
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09% +10.00%

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 897 1254 1162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.54% 16.74% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 751 656
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +22.14%
10th Percentile £232 £249 £213
90th Percentile £544 £525 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £397
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.19% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 53
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +16.51% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £11.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £39.00 £46.07
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +11.43%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -26 54 £388 +19.23% 18
Cheshire -7 36 £350 -10.26% 10
Merseyside -19 9 £325 +8.33% 4
Lancashire +5 8 £450 +40.63% 2
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 36 (31.30%) Office 365
3 35 (30.43%) SQL Server
4 33 (28.70%) SQL
5 30 (26.09%) Migration
6 29 (25.22%) Active Directory
7 27 (23.48%) .NET
8 26 (22.61%) MS Exchange
9 24 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (18.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (18.26%) C#
11 20 (17.39%) Windows
11 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET
13 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (13.91%) ETL
13 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (13.91%) Skype for Business
14 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
14 15 (13.04%) Windows Server
14 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
15 14 (12.17%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (12.17%) Workflow
15 14 (12.17%) Finance
15 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (11.30%) jQuery
16 13 (11.30%) MVC
16 13 (11.30%) CSS
16 13 (11.30%) Citrix
17 12 (10.43%) ITIL

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 26 (22.61%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.91%) Skype for Business
3 14 (12.17%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.96%) IIS
7 7 (6.09%) CMS
7 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.48%) Umbraco
10 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.74%) Apache
11 2 (1.74%) EPiServer
11 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.87%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.87%) Primavera
4 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.30%) Office 365
2 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.96%) OneDrive
4 7 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.35%) Yammer
6 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.87%) IaaS
7 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.87%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) Intranet
2 9 (7.83%) DNS
2 9 (7.83%) Skype
3 5 (4.35%) DHCP
3 5 (4.35%) WAN
4 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.48%) VPN
5 3 (2.61%) LAN
5 3 (2.61%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.61%) SAN
6 2 (1.74%) Internet
6 2 (1.74%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.87%) Firewall
7 1 (0.87%) HTTP
7 1 (0.87%) Wireless
7 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.61%) PowerPivot
7 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.74%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.87%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.87%) OLTP
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.87%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.48%) JIRA
4 4 (3.48%) MSI
5 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.61%) gulp
5 3 (2.61%) MorphX
5 3 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.61%) Selenium
5 3 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.87%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.87%) Moq
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Local Government
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 5 (4.35%) Banking
5 2 (1.74%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Developer
2 15 (13.04%) Architect
3 14 (12.17%) .NET Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Consultant
6 10 (8.70%) Administrator
7 9 (7.83%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.96%) SharePoint Architect
9 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) SharePoint Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Information Architect
10 5 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.48%) .NET
2 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET
3 13 (11.30%) CSS
3 13 (11.30%) jQuery
4 12 (10.43%) HTML
5 11 (9.57%) .NET Framework
5 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
5 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (7.83%) JSON
6 9 (7.83%) Web Services
7 8 (6.96%) Entity Framework
7 8 (6.96%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (6.96%) RESTful
7 8 (6.96%) WCF
8 4 (3.48%) .NET Core
8 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Core
8 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.48%) REST
8 4 (3.48%) Software Packaging
8 4 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.96%) PKI
4 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.61%) iPhone
5 3 (2.61%) Replication
5 3 (2.61%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 2 (1.74%) iPad
6 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.87%) EPoS
7 1 (0.87%) Handset
7 1 (0.87%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.87%) Life Science
7 1 (0.87%) PMI
7 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Windows
2 15 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.35%) Android
4 5 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.74%) CentOS
6 2 (1.74%) Linux
7 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Migration
2 24 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (13.91%) ETL
5 14 (12.17%) Workflow
6 13 (11.30%) MVC
7 12 (10.43%) DevOps
7 12 (10.43%) ITIL
8 10 (8.70%) Change Management
9 9 (7.83%) TDD
10 8 (6.96%) CRM
10 8 (6.96%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.96%) Project Management
11 7 (6.09%) Data Management
11 7 (6.09%) Data Migration
11 7 (6.09%) Service Management
12 6 (5.22%) Data Architecture
12 6 (5.22%) Incident Management
12 6 (5.22%) Information Architecture
12 6 (5.22%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) SQL
2 21 (18.26%) C#
3 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.61%) X++
6 1 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.74%) Degree
3 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) CCNA
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.87%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.87%) MCDST
4 1 (0.87%) MCP
4 1 (0.87%) MCPD
4 1 (0.87%) MCSD
4 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) PMO
2 5 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.61%) COBIT
4 2 (1.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (25.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.70%) XenApp
3 6 (5.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.61%) UAG
5 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.74%) vSphere
7 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) SCCM
1 7 (6.09%) SCOM
2 4 (3.48%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.48%) WSUS
3 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.74%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.74%) vMotion
5 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.30%) Citrix
3 7 (6.09%) VMware
4 6 (5.22%) Tableau
5 5 (4.35%) DevExpress
5 5 (4.35%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.61%) Adobe
6 3 (2.61%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.61%) AppSense
6 3 (2.61%) CA
6 3 (2.61%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.61%) Splunk
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco
7 2 (1.74%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) NetApp
7 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.87%) Hummingbird
8 1 (0.87%) Symantec
8 1 (0.87%) Veeam