Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 71 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 -17 -11
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 133 190 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 2.62% 2.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.34% 16.09% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 112 142
North West median daily rate £369 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.26% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £251 £224 £185
90th Percentile £582 £475 £475
England median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 17
North West median hourly rate £19.35 £20.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% -9.38% +0.38%
10th Percentile £11.35 £14.41 £14.30
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.18 £39.31
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +22.22%

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 867 1181 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.47% 16.31% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 742 754
North West median daily rate £386 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -3.90% +28.08%
10th Percentile £228 £253 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £543
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 59
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £15.25 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.05% -9.44% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.18 £38.40
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +4 68 £450 +38.46% 20
Cheshire +8 39 £350 - 6
Merseyside -19 8 £325 +8.33% 1
Lancashire +13 6 £475 +46.15% 2
Cumbria -5 1 - -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 60 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 44 (33.08%) Office 365
3 34 (25.56%) Migration
4 32 (24.06%) SQL
4 32 (24.06%) SQL Server
5 29 (21.80%) Active Directory
6 28 (21.05%) .NET
6 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (18.80%) C#
7 25 (18.80%) MS Exchange
8 23 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
9 22 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (15.04%) ETL
10 20 (15.04%) Intranet
11 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 19 (14.29%) Windows
12 17 (12.78%) Workflow
12 17 (12.78%) PowerShell
12 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (12.03%) CSS
13 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (11.28%) Skype for Business
15 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (10.53%) Data Modelling
15 14 (10.53%) HTML
15 14 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (9.77%) Management Information System

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 25 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.28%) Skype for Business
3 14 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (7.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (6.77%) CMS
7 8 (6.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (4.51%) IIS
9 5 (3.76%) Confluence
9 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (3.01%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (3.01%) Umbraco
10 4 (3.01%) WordPress
11 3 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (9.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.01%) LaTeX
6 3 (2.26%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.75%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.75%) Primavera
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (33.08%) Office 365
2 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.02%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (6.02%) OneDrive
4 4 (3.01%) Yammer
5 2 (1.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.75%) GitHub
6 1 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Slack
6 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.04%) Intranet
2 12 (9.02%) Skype
3 7 (5.26%) DNS
4 5 (3.76%) VPN
5 4 (3.01%) SAN
5 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.01%) WAN
6 3 (2.26%) Firewall
6 3 (2.26%) Internet
6 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.50%) DHCP
7 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.50%) LAN
8 1 (0.75%) Extranet
8 1 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.75%) PBX
8 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.75%) VLAN
8 1 (0.75%) VoIP
8 1 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.26%) PowerPivot
7 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.75%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.75%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.75%) OLTP
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.75%) QlikView
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.26%) JIRA
4 5 (3.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.01%) MSI
5 4 (3.01%) Selenium
6 3 (2.26%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.26%) gulp
6 3 (2.26%) MorphX
6 3 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.50%) Subversion
8 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.75%) Moq
8 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (9.77%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Local Government
4 4 (3.01%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Advertising
6 2 (1.50%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Developer
2 25 (18.80%) Architect
3 14 (10.53%) Analyst
4 13 (9.77%) .NET Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Information Architect
5 11 (8.27%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.27%) SharePoint Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Administrator
6 10 (7.52%) Consultant
6 10 (7.52%) SQL Developer
7 9 (6.77%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Office 365 Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.76%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.05%) .NET
2 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 16 (12.03%) CSS
4 14 (10.53%) HTML
5 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (8.27%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
6 11 (8.27%) jQuery
7 9 (6.77%) JSON
8 8 (6.02%) Entity Framework
8 8 (6.02%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (6.02%) RESTful
8 8 (6.02%) WCF
9 7 (5.26%) XML
10 6 (4.51%) Web Services
11 4 (3.01%) .NET Core
11 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET Core
11 4 (3.01%) REST
11 4 (3.01%) Software Packaging
11 4 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.27%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.77%) PKI
5 8 (6.02%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.26%) Clustering
6 3 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.26%) iPhone
6 3 (2.26%) Replication
7 2 (1.50%) BYOD
7 2 (1.50%) iPad
7 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.50%) PMI
8 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.75%) EPoS
8 1 (0.75%) Life Science
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Windows
2 12 (9.02%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.51%) Android
3 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) Migration
2 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (15.04%) ETL
5 17 (12.78%) Workflow
6 14 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 12 (9.02%) Information Architecture
7 12 (9.02%) ITIL
8 11 (8.27%) Data Architecture
8 11 (8.27%) Data Migration
8 11 (8.27%) MVC
9 10 (7.52%) Analytical Thinking
9 10 (7.52%) Change Management
9 10 (7.52%) Content Management
9 10 (7.52%) Data Management
9 10 (7.52%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (6.77%) DevOps
10 9 (6.77%) Project Management
10 9 (6.77%) TDD
11 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.06%) SQL
2 25 (18.80%) C#
3 17 (12.78%) PowerShell
4 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.52%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.01%) C++
6 4 (3.01%) Fortran
7 3 (2.26%) X++
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.50%) Degree
3 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.50%) PMP
3 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) CCNA
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.75%) MCITP
4 1 (0.75%) MCPD
4 1 (0.75%) MCSD
4 1 (0.75%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) PMO
2 7 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.51%) XenApp
3 4 (3.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.26%) UAG
5 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
2 5 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.01%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.01%) SCOM
3 4 (3.01%) WSUS
4 3 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 60 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.52%) Citrix
3 6 (4.51%) Tableau
4 5 (3.76%) DevExpress
4 5 (3.76%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.01%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.26%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.26%) Nintex
6 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.26%) Splunk
6 3 (2.26%) VMware
7 2 (1.50%) Adobe
7 2 (1.50%) Cisco
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle
7 2 (1.50%) Veritas
8 1 (0.75%) Apple
8 1 (0.75%) HP
8 1 (0.75%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.75%) Progress
8 1 (0.75%) SAP