Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 88 78
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10 +9
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 50 121 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.73% 2.31% 2.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.84% 18.82% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 85 86
Median daily rate £425 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £215 £146 £200
90th Percentile £569 £491 £500
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £40.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +77.44% +17.99%
10th Percentile £16.60 £16.40 £12.76
90th Percentile £33.75 £53.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £27.75 £21.05 £24.00
% change year-on-year +31.86% -12.31% +17.45%

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 252 643 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.77% 12.25% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 395 564
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 49
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £23.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.76% -13.32% +7.50%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.28 £12.52
90th Percentile £34.40 £53.75 £77.00
Median hourly rate £25.17 £20.84 £21.50
% change year-on-year +20.77% -3.06% +4.88%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SharePoint as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SharePoint in the North West.

Daily rate trend for SharePoint in the North West

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SharePoint in the North West over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the North West

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SharePoint in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the North West

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SharePoint in the North West over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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
Cheshire +16 21 £450 +46.34% 5
Manchester +28 11 £375 +12.36% 17
Lancashire +17 9 £388 -8.82% 6
Merseyside +22 6 £350 -16.17% 5
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.00%) Azure
3 16 (32.00%) Power Platform
4 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (24.00%) Power BI
6 11 (22.00%) Office 365
6 11 (22.00%) SQL
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (18.00%) CRM
8 9 (18.00%) Windows
8 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (18.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (18.00%) Migration
8 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
8 9 (18.00%) DevOps
8 9 (18.00%) Public Sector
9 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
9 8 (16.00%) JMeter
9 8 (16.00%) JUnit
9 8 (16.00%) CSS
10 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.00%) QA
10 7 (14.00%) PowerApps
11 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.00%) Java
11 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
11 6 (12.00%) Project Management

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 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.00%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.00%) Azure
2 16 (32.00%) Power Platform
3 11 (22.00%) Office 365
4 7 (14.00%) PowerApps
5 4 (8.00%) BrowserStack
5 4 (8.00%) Power Automate
6 3 (6.00%) AWS
6 3 (6.00%) Boomi
6 3 (6.00%) Logic Apps
6 3 (6.00%) OneDrive
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Stack
8 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Skype
2 3 (6.00%) Intranet
2 3 (6.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) OpenScape
3 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) Power BI
2 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.00%) ZAP BI
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) GIS
5 1 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) JMeter
2 8 (16.00%) JUnit
3 5 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.00%) git-flow
4 4 (8.00%) GitLab
4 4 (8.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (18.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) E-Discovery Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) IT Programme Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Process Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Salesforce Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Salesforce Solution Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Security Technician
6 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) CSS
2 5 (10.00%) Spring
3 4 (8.00%) .NET
3 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.00%) Dropwizard
3 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.00%) Handlebars
3 4 (8.00%) hapi
3 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 4 (8.00%) jQuery
3 4 (8.00%) Node.js
4 3 (6.00%) REST
4 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 3 (6.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (18.00%) CRM
2 9 (18.00%) DevOps
2 9 (18.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (8.00%) BDD
5 4 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (8.00%) Microservices
5 4 (8.00%) OWASP
5 4 (8.00%) QA Automation
5 4 (8.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) Java
4 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.00%) Java 8
6 3 (6.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
1 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CISM
3 1 (2.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 4 (8.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Docker
3 2 (4.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Citrix
3 3 (6.00%) Dell
3 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.00%) Apple
4 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Nuix
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.00%) Avaya
5 1 (2.00%) DataFlux
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee
5 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.00%) VMware