Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 85 72
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 -13
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 161 130 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.72% 2.31% 2.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.11% 15.24% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 73 117
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -
10th Percentile £196 £249 £209
90th Percentile £500 £587 £475
England median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 13
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £19.35 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.25% -5.13% -9.38%
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.35 £14.60
90th Percentile £51.25 £42.50 £40.70
England median hourly rate £23.65 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.25% -21.57% +18.60%

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 889 853 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.04% 15.16% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 531 735
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% -4.53%
10th Percentile £191 £235 £251
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 47
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £24.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +54.84% -8.82%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.15 £11.64
90th Percentile £110.00 £47.00 £33.26
England median hourly rate £21.75 £20.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% +1.09% +5.26%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -22 63 £363 -14.71% 42
Cheshire +14 57 £375 +7.14% 12
Merseyside +16 16 £313 -3.85% 10
Cumbria +3 6 - - 1
Lancashire -19 5 £425 -10.53% 2
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 69 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 50 (31.06%) .NET
3 48 (29.81%) Office 365
4 43 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (24.22%) C#
6 38 (23.60%) Windows
7 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
8 33 (20.50%) MS Exchange
9 32 (19.88%) DevOps
10 29 (18.01%) SQL
11 25 (15.53%) Scrum
12 24 (14.91%) Migration
12 24 (14.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 23 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
14 22 (13.66%) Active Directory
14 22 (13.66%) Selenium
14 22 (13.66%) Windows Server
15 21 (13.04%) Skype for Business
15 21 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (11.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (11.18%) Git (software)
18 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
18 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
18 17 (10.56%) Workflow
19 16 (9.94%) CRM
19 16 (9.94%) Visual Studio Team System
19 16 (9.94%) Test Automation

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 33 (20.50%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 15 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.83%) Umbraco
6 10 (6.21%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (6.21%) CMS
7 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.48%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.86%) IIS
10 2 (1.24%) Confluence
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.24%) WordPress
11 1 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 23 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (4.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.62%) Line 50
2 1 (0.62%) Primavera
2 1 (0.62%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.62%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 48 (29.81%) Office 365
2 24 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.48%) IaaS
5 4 (2.48%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.48%) Trello
6 3 (1.86%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.24%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.24%) Google Drive
7 2 (1.24%) Yammer
8 1 (0.62%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) Skype
2 10 (6.21%) DNS
3 8 (4.97%) Intranet
4 6 (3.73%) Internet
5 4 (2.48%) LAN
5 4 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.86%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.86%) WAN
7 2 (1.24%) DHCP
7 2 (1.24%) Firewall
7 2 (1.24%) PSTN
8 1 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.62%) HTTP
8 1 (0.62%) SAN
8 1 (0.62%) SSL
8 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (3.11%) Power BI
5 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.48%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.86%) Big Data
6 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.86%) MS Access
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.24%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (13.66%) Selenium
1 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
2 18 (11.18%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (9.94%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (8.07%) Bitbucket
5 12 (7.45%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.45%) JIRA
5 12 (7.45%) TeamCity
6 10 (6.21%) gulp
6 10 (6.21%) JMeter
6 10 (6.21%) JUnit
7 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.73%) GitLab
8 6 (3.73%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.48%) Maven
10 2 (1.24%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.24%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (7.45%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Banking
3 8 (4.97%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.97%) Retail
4 6 (3.73%) Local Government
5 2 (1.24%) Back Office
5 2 (1.24%) Legal
5 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Billing
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.62%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (29.81%) Developer
2 18 (11.18%) SharePoint Developer
3 17 (10.56%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.94%) .NET Developer
4 16 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.70%) Administrator
6 12 (7.45%) SharePoint Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) CRM Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (4.97%) Consultant
9 7 (4.35%) Analyst
9 7 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) Project Officer
10 6 (3.73%) Project Support Officer
10 6 (3.73%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) Support Officer
11 5 (3.11%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (31.06%) .NET
2 19 (11.80%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (8.07%) AngularJS
3 13 (8.07%) Web Services
4 12 (7.45%) .NET Framework
4 12 (7.45%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.45%) CSS
5 11 (6.83%) Entity Framework
6 10 (6.21%) SOAP
7 7 (4.35%) HTML
7 7 (4.35%) React
8 5 (3.11%) hapi
8 5 (3.11%) jQuery
8 5 (3.11%) Node.js
8 5 (3.11%) REST
8 5 (3.11%) XML
9 3 (1.86%) WCF
10 2 (1.24%) JSON
10 2 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.83%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.35%) PKI
4 6 (3.73%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.48%) Clustering
5 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.24%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.62%) Life Science
8 1 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
8 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.60%) Windows
2 22 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.73%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.11%) Linux
8 3 (1.86%) Unix
8 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.86%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.62%) AIX
9 1 (0.62%) Android
9 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) VMS
9 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.88%) DevOps
3 25 (15.53%) Scrum
4 24 (14.91%) Migration
5 21 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (10.56%) Workflow
7 16 (9.94%) CRM
7 16 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (9.94%) Test Automation
8 15 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (8.70%) Project Management
9 14 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.45%) MVC
11 11 (6.83%) Content Management
12 10 (6.21%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.21%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (6.21%) Refactoring
12 10 (6.21%) Static Code Analysis
12 10 (6.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.22%) C#
2 29 (18.01%) SQL
3 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.45%) Java
5 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.48%) Python
6 3 (1.86%) C
7 2 (1.24%) C++
7 2 (1.24%) LotusScript
7 2 (1.24%) Ruby
8 1 (0.62%) VB
8 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) MCITP
3 3 (1.86%) MCSE
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.24%) CCNA
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.24%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.24%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.24%) Degree
5 1 (0.62%) CCNP
5 1 (0.62%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.62%) PMP
5 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) GDPR
2 3 (1.86%) PMO
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.35%) XenApp
3 6 (3.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (3.73%) Docker
4 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) SCCM
2 7 (4.35%) SCOM
3 4 (2.48%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.24%) WSUS
5 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) Foglight
5 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.62%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.62%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 69 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.21%) Citrix
2 10 (6.21%) VMware
3 8 (4.97%) Cisco
4 6 (3.73%) Oracle
5 5 (3.11%) SAP
6 4 (2.48%) Blue Coat
6 4 (2.48%) Google
6 4 (2.48%) Lotus
6 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.86%) HP
8 2 (1.24%) Brocade
8 2 (1.24%) IBM
8 2 (1.24%) NetApp
8 2 (1.24%) Veeam
9 1 (0.62%) F5
9 1 (0.62%) Meraki
9 1 (0.62%) Nintex
9 1 (0.62%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.62%) TippingPoint