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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -18 -11  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 61 128 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 3.33% 3.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.21% 18.99% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 53 65
Median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £196 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +2.08% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £26.83 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.36% -2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.20 £14.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.34 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £23.75 £25.70
% change year-on-year +14.73% -7.58%  

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 401 674 601
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 17.52% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 371 295
Median daily rate £363 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SharePoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 26 £350 -4.63% 14
Cheshire -8 16 £360 +10.76% 1
Merseyside -2 6 £381 +12.13% 2
Lancashire +19 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Cumbria +3 3 - - 1
SharePoint
England

SharePoint
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 35 (28.23%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.42%) SQL Server
3 32 (25.81%) .NET
4 29 (23.39%) Windows
4 29 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (21.77%) C#
5 27 (21.77%) SQL
6 25 (20.16%) Finance
7 24 (19.35%) Office 365
8 21 (16.94%) MS Office
9 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET
10 18 (14.52%) MS Excel
10 18 (14.52%) Migration
10 18 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (13.71%) ITIL
12 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
12 16 (12.90%) Workflow
13 15 (12.10%) Scrum
13 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
13 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (11.29%) Active Directory
14 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
15 13 (10.48%) DevOps
15 13 (10.48%) Banking
16 12 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (9.68%) Web Services
16 12 (9.68%) Project Management
17 11 (8.87%) jQuery
17 11 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
17 11 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server

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 10 (8.06%) Skype for Business
2 9 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.84%) IIS
5 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.03%) CMS
6 3 (2.42%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.81%) SAS
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (16.94%) MS Office
2 18 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.65%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (4.84%) InfoPath
5 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (4.03%) MS Project
6 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.81%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.81%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.35%) Office 365
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.61%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.61%) Yammer
5 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Intranet
2 5 (4.03%) Internet
2 5 (4.03%) Skype
3 4 (3.23%) Extranet
3 4 (3.23%) LDAP
4 3 (2.42%) WebEx
5 2 (1.61%) DNS
5 2 (1.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.61%) LAN
5 2 (1.61%) VPN
5 2 (1.61%) Wireless
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) HTTP
6 1 (0.81%) IPv4
6 1 (0.81%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) SSL
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) VLAN
6 1 (0.81%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.81%) Big Data
8 1 (0.81%) EDMS
8 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.81%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 5 (4.03%) JIRA
4 5 (4.03%) Selenium
5 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.81%) gulp
5 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.23%) Advertising
5 3 (2.42%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.42%) Local Government
5 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.42%) Publishing
5 3 (2.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (39.52%) Developer
2 18 (14.52%) SharePoint Developer
3 16 (12.90%) Analyst
4 12 (9.68%) Administrator
5 11 (8.87%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.26%) SQL Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Consultant
8 7 (5.65%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) ServiceNow Developer
8 7 (5.65%) SharePoint Consultant
9 6 (4.84%) Coordinator
10 5 (4.03%) Architect
10 5 (4.03%) SharePoint Administrator
10 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (3.23%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
11 4 (3.23%) SQL DBA
11 4 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.81%) .NET
2 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET
3 12 (9.68%) Web Services
4 11 (8.87%) jQuery
5 10 (8.06%) XML
6 9 (7.26%) HTML
7 7 (5.65%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.65%) CSS
8 6 (4.84%) WF
9 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.61%) Ajax
11 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.61%) J2EE
11 2 (1.61%) JSP
11 2 (1.61%) Servlets
12 1 (0.81%) SOAP
12 1 (0.81%) WCF
12 1 (0.81%) WPF
12 1 (0.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.84%) User Experience
3 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.23%) Replication
3 4 (3.23%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.42%) Learning Management System
4 3 (2.42%) SCORM
5 2 (1.61%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Blog
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Windows
2 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.65%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.65%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.61%) Unix
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.52%) Migration
3 17 (13.71%) ITIL
4 16 (12.90%) Workflow
5 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
5 15 (12.10%) Scrum
6 13 (10.48%) DevOps
7 12 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (9.68%) Project Management
8 11 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.65%) High Availability
9 7 (5.65%) MVC
9 7 (5.65%) SOA
10 6 (4.84%) CRM
10 6 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.03%) Analytics
11 5 (4.03%) ETL
11 5 (4.03%) Identity Management
11 5 (4.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.77%) C#
1 27 (21.77%) SQL
2 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.26%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.84%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.42%) VB
6 3 (2.42%) VBA
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.23%) ECDL
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.81%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) MCDST
4 1 (0.81%) MCPD
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.06%) QA
2 8 (6.45%) PMO
2 8 (6.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) BS25999
3 1 (0.81%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) COSO
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) GMP
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.61%) XenApp
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) SCCM
2 2 (1.61%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.81%) DameWare
3 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (28.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) ServiceNow
3 7 (5.65%) SAP
4 6 (4.84%) Citrix
4 6 (4.84%) HP
5 5 (4.03%) Nintex
5 5 (4.03%) VMware
6 4 (3.23%) Google
6 4 (3.23%) Remedy
7 3 (2.42%) Capita
7 3 (2.42%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.42%) Saba
7 3 (2.42%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.61%) Apple
8 2 (1.61%) Cisco
9 1 (0.81%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.81%) IBM
9 1 (0.81%) Motorola
9 1 (0.81%) NetApp
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat