Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 93 57
Rank change year-on-year -23 -36 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 102 116 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 2.14% 3.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.85% 13.79% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 65 126
North West median daily rate £328 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £195 £198 £192
90th Percentile £493 £438 £453
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 15
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -21.95% -25.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.03 £15.73
90th Percentile £51.25 £28.08 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -

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 861 841 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.81% 15.49% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 530 749
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £500 £504
England median daily rate £455 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +5.81% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 69
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £16.00 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -29.02% +18.63%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.50 £11.98
90th Percentile £53.50 £30.30 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +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 23 May 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 May 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 May 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 -36 38 £338 -0.74% 26
Cheshire -5 36 £341 -2.57% 11
Merseyside +14 9 £270 -22.86% 1
Cumbria 0 9 £250 -
Lancashire -8 2 £300 -14.29% 1
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 21 (20.59%) .NET
2 21 (20.59%) Migration
3 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (18.63%) C#
4 19 (18.63%) Office 365
4 19 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 18 (17.65%) ITIL
6 17 (16.67%) Workflow
7 16 (15.69%) Windows
7 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (13.73%) Oracle
8 14 (13.73%) Skype for Business
9 13 (12.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
9 13 (12.75%) Finance
9 13 (12.75%) Internet
9 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (12.75%) Content Management
9 13 (12.75%) CMS
10 12 (11.76%) Web Services
11 10 (9.80%) CRM
11 10 (9.80%) MVC
11 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.80%) Business Analysis
11 10 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (9.80%) Skype

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 14 (13.73%) Skype for Business
2 13 (12.75%) CMS
2 13 (12.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.90%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.90%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (2.94%) IIS
6 2 (1.96%) Confluence
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.98%) SAS
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (7.84%) Photoshop
4 7 (6.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.98%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.98%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.98%) Line 50
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.98%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.63%) Office 365
2 8 (7.84%) Google Analytics
3 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.94%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.98%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.98%) PaaS
5 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) Internet
2 10 (9.80%) Skype
3 6 (5.88%) VoIP
4 5 (4.90%) VPN
5 4 (3.92%) Firewall
5 4 (3.92%) Intranet
5 4 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.96%) DHCP
6 2 (1.96%) DNS
6 2 (1.96%) LAN
6 2 (1.96%) NAS
6 2 (1.96%) SAN
6 2 (1.96%) SMS
7 1 (0.98%) FTP
7 1 (0.98%) HTTP
7 1 (0.98%) SMTP
7 1 (0.98%) SSL
7 1 (0.98%) WAN
7 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.90%) EDRMS
3 5 (4.90%) QlikView
4 3 (2.94%) MS Access
4 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.96%) Power BI
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Selenium
1 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Subversion
3 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.98%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.96%) Back Office
2 2 (1.96%) Local Government
3 1 (0.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Billing
3 1 (0.98%) Law
3 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.98%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Developer
2 18 (17.65%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (8.82%) Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) Content Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) IT Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) IT Support
6 6 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Web Content Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Web Manager
7 5 (4.90%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (4.90%) SharePoint Specialist
7 5 (4.90%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) .NET
2 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 12 (11.76%) Web Services
4 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (7.84%) CSS
4 8 (7.84%) HTML
5 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (4.90%) SOAP
6 4 (3.92%) LDAP
6 4 (3.92%) WCF
7 3 (2.94%) jQuery
7 3 (2.94%) JSON
7 3 (2.94%) REST
8 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.96%) Spring
8 2 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.90%) User Experience
3 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.92%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.96%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.96%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.98%) BYOD
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.98%) PMI
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 10 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.94%) Android
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (2.94%) Windows NT
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.96%) Linux
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) Migration
2 18 (17.65%) ITIL
3 17 (16.67%) Workflow
4 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.75%) Content Management
5 10 (9.80%) Business Analysis
5 10 (9.80%) CRM
5 10 (9.80%) MVC
5 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.82%) Information Architecture
6 9 (8.82%) Scrum
7 8 (7.84%) Analytics
7 8 (7.84%) Change Control
8 6 (5.88%) Document Management
8 6 (5.88%) Facilities Management
8 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.90%) Release Management
9 5 (4.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 19 (18.63%) C#
3 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.86%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.92%) Python
6 3 (2.94%) Java
6 3 (2.94%) Ruby
6 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.94%) VB
7 2 (1.96%) C
7 2 (1.96%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) LotusScript
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.90%) MCSE
3 4 (3.92%) MCITP
3 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) CCNA
4 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.96%) CIPD
5 2 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.96%) Degree
5 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CCNP
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.98%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.98%) MCSA
6 1 (0.98%) MCTS
6 1 (0.98%) PMP
6 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) QA
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.92%) SCCM
2 4 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.94%) SCOM
3 3 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.96%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.98%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.73%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) Google
4 8 (7.84%) Cisco
4 8 (7.84%) HP
5 7 (6.86%) VMware
6 5 (4.90%) Lotus
7 4 (3.92%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.94%) Citrix
8 3 (2.94%) IBM
8 3 (2.94%) Planview
8 3 (2.94%) Sage
8 3 (2.94%) Symantec
9 2 (1.96%) IronPort
9 2 (1.96%) SAP
10 1 (0.98%) CA
10 1 (0.98%) Dell
10 1 (0.98%) Progress
10 1 (0.98%) Siemens
10 1 (0.98%) Sophos