Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 87 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 -25 -5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 138 137 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.57% 2.31% 2.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.27% 14.56% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 80 151
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £171 £197 £188
90th Percentile £648 £500 £475
England median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 20
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £15.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% -24.38% -27.27%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.53 £12.04
90th Percentile £48.75 £16.45 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.91% +10.00% +25.00%

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 799 941 1,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.86% 15.86% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 608 777
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £231 £255 £220
90th Percentile £600 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 86
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -29.41% +27.93%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.40 £18.60 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +26 71 £445 +22.76% 27
Cheshire -5 40 £300 -2.04% 18
Merseyside +3 6 £365 +2.46% 1
Cumbria 0 6 £250 -
Lancashire -7 1 - - 2
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 60 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (19.57%) Migration
4 24 (17.39%) Office 365
5 21 (15.22%) Content Management
6 20 (14.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (14.49%) Workflow
6 20 (14.49%) SQL
6 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
6 20 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (13.77%) Information Architecture
7 19 (13.77%) CMS
8 18 (13.04%) .NET
8 18 (13.04%) C#
8 18 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (11.59%) Data Modelling
9 16 (11.59%) Finance
10 15 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (10.14%) Internet
11 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
11 14 (10.14%) ASP.NET
11 14 (10.14%) Skype for Business
12 13 (9.42%) ITIL
12 13 (9.42%) Intranet
12 13 (9.42%) Management Information System
13 12 (8.70%) Skype
14 11 (7.97%) PMO
14 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder 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 19 (13.77%) CMS
2 14 (10.14%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.35%) Confluence
5 5 (3.62%) IIS
6 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.90%) K2 blackpearl
6 4 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.90%) WordPress
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.72%) Drupal
9 1 (0.72%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.72%) SAS
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (14.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (6.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.07%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.90%) LaTeX
6 3 (2.17%) Camtasia
7 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.39%) Office 365
2 6 (4.35%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.35%) Slack
2 6 (4.35%) Trello
3 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.72%) GitHub
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) Internet
2 13 (9.42%) Intranet
3 12 (8.70%) Skype
4 6 (4.35%) VPN
5 4 (2.90%) Firewall
5 4 (2.90%) VoIP
6 3 (2.17%) NAS
6 3 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.17%) SAN
7 2 (1.45%) LAN
7 2 (1.45%) WAN
8 1 (0.72%) DNS
8 1 (0.72%) Extranet
8 1 (0.72%) PBX
8 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.72%) VLAN
8 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (7.25%) QlikView
4 7 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.90%) Big Data
5 4 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.90%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.90%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.45%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.72%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.72%) MySQL
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) JIRA
2 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.72%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.72%) Grunt
5 1 (0.72%) gulp
5 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.72%) Selenium
5 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 16 (11.59%) Finance
2 2 (1.45%) Advertising
2 2 (1.45%) Banking
2 2 (1.45%) Legal
2 2 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Local Government
3 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Developer
2 22 (15.94%) Architect
3 20 (14.49%) Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) SharePoint Developer
5 15 (10.87%) Information Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Administrator
7 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (4.35%) Consultant
7 6 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Content Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Trainer
8 5 (3.62%) Web Content Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Web Manager
9 4 (2.90%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Business Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Service Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) .NET
2 14 (10.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.97%) CSS
3 11 (7.97%) HTML
4 8 (5.80%) XML
5 6 (4.35%) jQuery
6 4 (2.90%) COM
6 4 (2.90%) Sphinx
7 3 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.45%) Ajax
8 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.45%) HTML5
8 2 (1.45%) Node.js
8 2 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.45%) Velocity
8 2 (1.45%) WCF
9 1 (0.72%) Ember.js
9 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.72%) JSON
9 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.25%) Taxonomies
4 7 (5.07%) e-Learning
5 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.90%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.90%) User Experience
6 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.17%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.17%) PKI
7 2 (1.45%) BYOD
7 2 (1.45%) CESG
7 2 (1.45%) Clustering
7 2 (1.45%) EPoS
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.45%) NHS
7 2 (1.45%) PMI
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.25%) Windows
2 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.17%) Android
3 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.57%) Migration
2 21 (15.22%) Content Management
3 20 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (14.49%) Workflow
4 19 (13.77%) Information Architecture
5 18 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.59%) Data Modelling
7 13 (9.42%) ITIL
8 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.25%) Analytics
9 10 (7.25%) Data Architecture
9 10 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (7.25%) Quality Management
10 9 (6.52%) Analytical Thinking
10 9 (6.52%) Data Migration
10 9 (6.52%) ETL
10 9 (6.52%) Validation
11 8 (5.80%) Data Management
12 7 (5.07%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.07%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.49%) SQL
2 18 (13.04%) C#
3 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.62%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.62%) VB
6 4 (2.90%) C++
6 4 (2.90%) Fortran
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) Java
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) CIPD
4 3 (2.17%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.45%) MCITP
5 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.72%) APMP
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.72%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) MCTS
6 1 (0.72%) PgMP
6 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) PMO
2 8 (5.80%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.62%) GMP
4 4 (2.90%) QA
5 3 (2.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.72%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) SCOM
2 1 (0.72%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 60 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle
3 6 (4.35%) Google
4 5 (3.62%) HP
4 5 (3.62%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.90%) Citrix
5 4 (2.90%) VMware
6 3 (2.17%) Planview
7 2 (1.45%) Cisco
7 2 (1.45%) Nintex
7 2 (1.45%) Sage
7 2 (1.45%) SAP
7 2 (1.45%) Symantec
8 1 (0.72%) Adobe
8 1 (0.72%) Capita
8 1 (0.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.72%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.72%) Twitter
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas