Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 74 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -18
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 177 152 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.13% 2.79% 2.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.82% 18.05% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 86 94
North West median daily rate £403 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +5.36% -0.71%
10th Percentile £165 £190 £228
90th Percentile £552 £648 £484
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £14.46 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.14% -1.97% -34.44%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.35 £11.10
90th Percentile £25.92 £45.00 £16.10
England median hourly rate £20.12 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.99% -36.36% +12.24%

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 811 842 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.34% 15.48% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 551 645
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £181 £250 £275
90th Percentile £628 £600 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 27
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £14.46 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.77% -2.69% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.35 £47.00 £19.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -8 77 £394 -16.67% 34
Cheshire +11 57 £375 +15.38% 9
Merseyside +10 19 £425 - 7
Lancashire -19 6 £425 -15.00% 2
Cumbria -2 2 - -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 57 (32.20%) .NET
3 52 (29.38%) Office 365
4 51 (28.81%) DevOps
5 48 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (25.99%) Microsoft Azure
7 42 (23.73%) C#
8 38 (21.47%) CRM
9 37 (20.90%) Windows
10 33 (18.64%) Dynamics CRM
11 31 (17.51%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (17.51%) SQL Server
12 26 (14.69%) Scrum
13 24 (13.56%) Workflow
14 23 (12.99%) SQL
14 23 (12.99%) Visual Studio
14 23 (12.99%) Selenium
14 23 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
16 21 (11.86%) Java
16 21 (11.86%) Finance
16 21 (11.86%) Git (software)
16 21 (11.86%) Octopus Deploy
17 20 (11.30%) Static Code Analysis
17 20 (11.30%) JMeter
17 20 (11.30%) JUnit
17 20 (11.30%) Active Directory
17 20 (11.30%) MS Exchange
18 18 (10.17%) Visual Studio Team System
19 17 (9.60%) 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 20 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.91%) CMS
3 13 (7.34%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (6.21%) Umbraco
5 10 (5.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (5.65%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.69%) IIS
9 2 (1.13%) SAS
9 2 (1.13%) WordPress
10 1 (0.56%) Confluence
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.21%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (18.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.13%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.13%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (29.38%) Office 365
2 46 (25.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.34%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (3.39%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.82%) IaaS
6 5 (2.82%) SaaS
7 4 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.69%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.69%) PaaS
9 2 (1.13%) iPaaS
9 2 (1.13%) Trello
9 2 (1.13%) Yammer
10 1 (0.56%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.65%) Skype
2 9 (5.08%) Internet
3 8 (4.52%) Intranet
4 6 (3.39%) DNS
5 4 (2.26%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.69%) Firewall
6 3 (1.69%) LAN
6 3 (1.69%) WAN
6 3 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.13%) CTI
7 2 (1.13%) MPLS
7 2 (1.13%) PBX
7 2 (1.13%) PSTN
7 2 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.13%) VoIP
7 2 (1.13%) VPN
8 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.56%) SAN
8 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.39%) EDRMS
4 3 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.13%) Big Data
5 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.13%) Power BI
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 23 (12.99%) Selenium
1 23 (12.99%) Visual Studio
2 21 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (11.30%) JMeter
3 20 (11.30%) JUnit
4 18 (10.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 17 (9.60%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.04%) Bitbucket
7 15 (8.47%) TeamCity
8 13 (7.34%) gulp
9 10 (5.65%) Cucumber
10 8 (4.52%) GitLab
10 8 (4.52%) JIRA
11 6 (3.39%) SonarQube
12 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.26%) Maven
14 2 (1.13%) InstallShield
14 2 (1.13%) MSI
General
1 21 (11.86%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Banking
2 9 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.39%) Retail
4 4 (2.26%) Law
4 4 (2.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.69%) Local Government
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.13%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (35.59%) Developer
2 15 (8.47%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (7.34%) .NET Developer
3 13 (7.34%) CRM Developer
3 13 (7.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 13 (7.34%) SharePoint Engineer
4 12 (6.78%) Consultant
4 12 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.65%) Administrator
5 10 (5.65%) Analyst
5 10 (5.65%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (4.52%) Architect
6 8 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.39%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Consultant
9 5 (2.82%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (32.20%) .NET
2 23 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (8.47%) hapi
3 15 (8.47%) Node.js
4 14 (7.91%) Web Services
5 13 (7.34%) AngularJS
5 13 (7.34%) SOAP
6 11 (6.21%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.65%) Entity Framework
8 9 (5.08%) CSS
9 7 (3.95%) React
10 6 (3.39%) HTML
11 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.56%) .NET Core
12 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1 (0.56%) jQuery
12 1 (0.56%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.39%) Hedge funds
3 6 (3.39%) User Experience
4 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.26%) Clustering
5 4 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.69%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.69%) PKI
7 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.13%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.90%) Windows
2 17 (9.60%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.65%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.69%) Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.13%) Unix
8 1 (0.56%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.81%) DevOps
2 48 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (21.47%) CRM
4 31 (17.51%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (14.69%) Scrum
6 24 (13.56%) Workflow
7 20 (11.30%) Static Code Analysis
8 17 (9.60%) Test Automation
9 15 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (7.91%) Content Management
10 14 (7.91%) ITIL
10 14 (7.91%) Migration
10 14 (7.91%) Project Management
10 14 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.34%) Deployment Automation
11 13 (7.34%) MVC
12 12 (6.78%) Case Management
12 12 (6.78%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (6.78%) Continuous Deployment
12 12 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.73%) C#
2 23 (12.99%) SQL
3 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.86%) Java
5 5 (2.82%) VB
5 5 (2.82%) VBScript
6 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.26%) Degree
3 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) PMO
2 4 (2.26%) GDPR
2 4 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.39%) Docker
4 5 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.26%) XenApp
6 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) SCCM
2 4 (2.26%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (2.26%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Foglight
3 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.65%) VMware
3 9 (5.08%) Citrix
4 5 (2.82%) SAP
5 4 (2.26%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.26%) Cisco
5 4 (2.26%) Google
5 4 (2.26%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.69%) Capita
7 2 (1.13%) Avaya
7 2 (1.13%) Brocade
7 2 (1.13%) Civica
7 2 (1.13%) Dell
7 2 (1.13%) IPFX
7 2 (1.13%) NetApp
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle
7 2 (1.13%) Reuters
7 2 (1.13%) Sophos
7 2 (1.13%) Veeam
7 2 (1.13%) Wyse