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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 60 56
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 56 113 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 2.94% 2.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.40% 18.23% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 67 58
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £204 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +7.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +19.51% -  

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 418 620 550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.26% 16.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 375 314
Median daily rate £370 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 June 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
Cheshire +18 24 £350 -16.66% 1
Manchester -14 24 £325 -7.14% 20
Merseyside -19 4 £325 -2.98% 2
Lancashire -6 1 - - 2
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 38 (30.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.20%) Office 365
3 29 (23.58%) SQL
4 27 (21.95%) SQL Server
5 26 (21.14%) Active Directory
5 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (19.51%) .NET
6 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 22 (17.89%) Windows
7 22 (17.89%) Finance
8 20 (16.26%) C#
9 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
9 19 (15.45%) ITIL
9 19 (15.45%) MS Exchange
9 19 (15.45%) Migration
10 18 (14.63%) ASP.NET
11 16 (13.01%) DevOps
12 15 (12.20%) Windows Server
12 15 (12.20%) PRINCE2
13 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (11.38%) Scrum
13 14 (11.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (11.38%) Skype for Business
14 13 (10.57%) PMO
14 13 (10.57%) Web Services
14 13 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (9.76%) CSS
15 12 (9.76%) HTML
15 12 (9.76%) Project Management
15 12 (9.76%) MVC

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 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.38%) Skype for Business
3 10 (8.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (6.50%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.50%) IIS
6 5 (4.07%) CMS
6 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.44%) EPiServer
8 3 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.63%) Apache
9 2 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.63%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.81%) SAS
10 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (8.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (5.69%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (5.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) Primavera
3 1 (0.81%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.81%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.20%) Office 365
2 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (4.07%) OneDrive
3 5 (4.07%) Yammer
4 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.81%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) DNS
2 7 (5.69%) Skype
3 4 (3.25%) DHCP
3 4 (3.25%) LDAP
3 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.44%) Intranet
4 3 (2.44%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.44%) WAN
5 2 (1.63%) Internet
5 2 (1.63%) LAN
5 2 (1.63%) SAN
5 2 (1.63%) VPN
6 1 (0.81%) HTTP
6 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.63%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.81%) EDMS
8 1 (0.81%) IDOL
8 1 (0.81%) OLAP
8 1 (0.81%) OLTP
8 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.81%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Selenium
2 4 (3.25%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.81%) gulp
4 1 (0.81%) Moq
4 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Banking
3 8 (6.50%) Retail
4 7 (5.69%) Local Government
5 4 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.44%) Marketing
7 2 (1.63%) Advertising
7 2 (1.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
8 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Developer
2 21 (17.07%) Analyst
3 12 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.32%) Administrator
4 9 (7.32%) Architect
5 8 (6.50%) Consultant
6 7 (5.69%) IT Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) ServiceNow Developer
6 7 (5.69%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.88%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.88%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Coordinator
8 5 (4.07%) SharePoint Architect
9 4 (3.25%) IT Support
9 4 (3.25%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) SharePoint Support
9 4 (3.25%) SSIS Developer
9 4 (3.25%) SSRS Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.51%) .NET
2 18 (14.63%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.57%) Web Services
4 12 (9.76%) CSS
4 12 (9.76%) HTML
4 12 (9.76%) jQuery
5 11 (8.94%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (6.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (5.69%) JSON
9 6 (4.88%) Entity Framework
9 6 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (4.88%) RESTful
9 6 (4.88%) XML
10 5 (4.07%) WCF
11 3 (2.44%) CSS3
11 3 (2.44%) HTML5
11 3 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.88%) PKI
3 4 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.25%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.63%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) Blog
6 1 (0.81%) BYOD
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) EPoS
6 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
6 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.81%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Windows
2 15 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.44%) Android
6 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.63%) CentOS
7 2 (1.63%) Linux
8 1 (0.81%) Unix
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.45%) ITIL
2 19 (15.45%) Migration
3 16 (13.01%) DevOps
4 15 (12.20%) PRINCE2
5 14 (11.38%) Scrum
6 13 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (9.76%) MVC
7 12 (9.76%) Project Management
8 11 (8.94%) Workflow
9 9 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (5.69%) CRM
11 6 (4.88%) TDD
12 5 (4.07%) ETL
12 5 (4.07%) Identity Management
12 5 (4.07%) ITIL V3
12 5 (4.07%) Test Automation
13 4 (3.25%) High Availability
13 4 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (3.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) SQL
2 20 (16.26%) C#
3 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.81%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) Perl
6 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) Python
6 1 (0.81%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.44%) ECDL
5 2 (1.63%) MCPD
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) MCDST
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
6 1 (0.81%) MCSD
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) PMO
2 8 (6.50%) QA
2 8 (6.50%) SLA
3 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (2.44%) COBIT
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.81%) GMP
System Software
1 26 (21.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.69%) XenApp
3 4 (3.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.44%) UAG
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) SCCM
1 5 (4.07%) SCOM
2 4 (3.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.63%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.63%) vMotion
4 1 (0.81%) DameWare
4 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 38 (30.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.94%) Citrix
3 9 (7.32%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.50%) SAP
4 8 (6.50%) VMware
5 7 (5.69%) HP
6 3 (2.44%) CA
6 3 (2.44%) Capita
6 3 (2.44%) DevExpress
6 3 (2.44%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.44%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.44%) Remedy
6 3 (2.44%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.63%) Adobe
7 2 (1.63%) AppSense
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco
7 2 (1.63%) IBM
7 2 (1.63%) NetApp
7 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Progress