Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 66 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17 +4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 149 187 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.23% 3.26% 2.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.65% 23.23% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 119 75
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +30.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £114 £153 £181
90th Percentile £525 £537 £648
England median daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year - +7.87% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 15
North West median hourly rate £50.25 £13.54 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +271.26% -6.40% -4.40%
10th Percentile £20.25 £11.90 £10.09
90th Percentile £55.13 £21.67 £49.00
England median hourly rate £24.50 £17.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year +40.46% -8.20% -30.28%

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 559 805 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.12% 14.04% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 521 516
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £183 £163 £231
90th Percentile £587 £630 £600
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 37
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.03% +14.11% -3.60%
10th Percentile £16.89 £12.68 £10.80
90th Percentile £56.63 £38.85 £51.40
England median hourly rate £20.25 £19.82 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.16% +4.33% -5.00%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +25 74 £400 +6.67% 39
Cheshire +5 39 £338 -16.15% 19
Lancashire +31 14 £280 -17.04% 16
Cumbria -6 11 £240 - 1
Merseyside -4 6 £313 -17.60% 7
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 73 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 70 (46.98%) Office 365
3 52 (34.90%) Windows
4 43 (28.86%) Migration
5 40 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (26.85%) Azure
6 33 (22.15%) Active Directory
7 31 (20.81%) Power Platform
8 29 (19.46%) Windows Server
8 29 (19.46%) CRM
9 25 (16.78%) Dynamics CRM
10 24 (16.11%) .NET
11 23 (15.44%) C#
11 23 (15.44%) Skype for Business
12 22 (14.77%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (14.09%) Workflow
13 21 (14.09%) SQL Server
13 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
13 21 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (14.09%) SCCM
13 21 (14.09%) Power BI
13 21 (14.09%) Windows 10
14 20 (13.42%) ASP.NET
15 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
15 19 (12.75%) SQL
15 19 (12.75%) Finance
15 19 (12.75%) Skype
16 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (12.08%) Public Sector

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 23 (15.44%) Skype for Business
2 14 (9.40%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.72%) IIS
4 12 (8.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (6.71%) CMS
6 8 (5.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.68%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (2.68%) OnBase
8 4 (2.68%) Umbraco
9 3 (2.01%) Confluence
9 3 (2.01%) WordPress
10 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.67%) Site Server
Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (16.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.68%) SAP CRM
2 4 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (46.98%) Office 365
2 40 (26.85%) Azure
3 31 (20.81%) Power Platform
4 22 (14.77%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (9.40%) OneDrive
6 11 (7.38%) Azure Functions
6 11 (7.38%) Serverless
7 10 (6.71%) PowerApps
8 6 (4.03%) AWS
8 6 (4.03%) Yammer
9 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Flow
9 4 (2.68%) Mimecast
10 3 (2.01%) IaaS
11 2 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.34%) PaaS
11 2 (1.34%) Trello
12 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.67%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.75%) Skype
2 13 (8.72%) DNS
3 12 (8.05%) Intranet
4 11 (7.38%) Firewall
5 10 (6.71%) MPLS
6 8 (5.37%) BGP
6 8 (5.37%) DHCP
6 8 (5.37%) Internet
7 7 (4.70%) DMZ
7 7 (4.70%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (4.70%) VoIP
8 6 (4.03%) NetScaler
8 6 (4.03%) OSPF
8 6 (4.03%) RIP
8 6 (4.03%) SAN
9 5 (3.36%) Extranet
9 5 (3.36%) VPN
10 3 (2.01%) Network Security
11 2 (1.34%) SSL
11 2 (1.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) Power BI
1 21 (14.09%) SQL Server
1 21 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.70%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.68%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.34%) MySQL
5 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) JIRA
1 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.67%) Balsamiq
General
1 19 (12.75%) Finance
2 18 (12.08%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.03%) Local Government
5 4 (2.68%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (15.44%) Developer
2 22 (14.77%) Analyst
3 16 (10.74%) Consultant
4 15 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Architect
7 9 (6.04%) SharePoint Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Functional Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) Office 365 Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) Office 365 Developer
8 6 (4.03%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) SharePoint Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Office 365 Architect
10 4 (2.68%) Power BI Developer
10 4 (2.68%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.11%) .NET
2 20 (13.42%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.71%) HTML
4 7 (4.70%) XML
5 5 (3.36%) Ajax
5 5 (3.36%) CSS
5 5 (3.36%) Flash
5 5 (3.36%) jQuery
5 5 (3.36%) Silverlight
5 5 (3.36%) SOAP
5 5 (3.36%) Web Services
5 5 (3.36%) XHTML
5 5 (3.36%) XSLT
6 2 (1.34%) LDAP
6 2 (1.34%) Middleware
6 2 (1.34%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.67%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.38%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.37%) User Experience
4 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.03%) Life Science
5 6 (4.03%) PKI
6 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.68%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.01%) Clustering
8 3 (2.01%) PMI
9 2 (1.34%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.34%) NHS
9 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.67%) FMCG
10 1 (0.67%) iPhone
10 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.90%) Windows
2 29 (19.46%) Windows Server
3 21 (14.09%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.68%) Android
7 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.86%) Migration
2 40 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.46%) CRM
4 22 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (14.09%) Workflow
6 18 (12.08%) Project Management
7 13 (8.72%) Case Management
7 13 (8.72%) DevOps
7 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (8.72%) Kanban
7 13 (8.72%) Scrum
8 12 (8.05%) Architectural Design
8 12 (8.05%) ITIL
9 11 (7.38%) BDD
9 11 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.38%) QA Automation
9 11 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.38%) Static Code Analysis
9 11 (7.38%) TDD
10 10 (6.71%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.44%) C#
2 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
2 19 (12.75%) SQL
3 11 (7.38%) Java
4 10 (6.71%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.70%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) Degree
2 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.01%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.01%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.34%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.34%) MCP
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CISA
7 1 (0.67%) CISM
7 1 (0.67%) CISSP
7 1 (0.67%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.08%) QA
2 15 (10.07%) GDPR
3 10 (6.71%) SLA
4 5 (3.36%) PMO
5 2 (1.34%) RMADS
6 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.71%) BitLocker
3 7 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (4.03%) XenApp
4 6 (4.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (14.09%) SCCM
2 12 (8.05%) SCOM
3 5 (3.36%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.68%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 73 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.74%) Citrix
3 12 (8.05%) Cisco
4 10 (6.71%) SAP
4 10 (6.71%) VMware
5 9 (6.04%) Oracle
6 6 (4.03%) Brocade
6 6 (4.03%) Hitachi
6 6 (4.03%) Ivanti
6 6 (4.03%) McAfee
7 5 (3.36%) TOWER Software
8 4 (2.68%) Kofax
8 4 (2.68%) MobileIron
8 4 (2.68%) Nintex
8 4 (2.68%) Zscaler
9 3 (2.01%) Apple
9 3 (2.01%) IronPort
10 2 (1.34%) Arista
10 2 (1.34%) Avaya
10 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint