Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 94 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 -35 -3
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 133 114 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.18% 1.98% 3.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.35% 12.77% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 65 128
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £203 £253 £226
90th Percentile £543 £500 £451
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 9
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £20.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.77% +1.66% -25.45%
10th Percentile £12.59 £13.55 £19.31
90th Percentile £51.25 £31.85 £75.35
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.22 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.24% -15.76% +9.86%

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 927 893 1,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.22% 15.52% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 557 752
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £234 £249
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 45
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £16.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.81% -21.53% +16.51%
10th Percentile £12.44 £10.50 £11.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.00 £39.00
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +1.27%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +9 52 £341 -2.57% 15
Manchester -30 44 £389 +3.67% 32
Merseyside +27 17 £320 -1.54% 2
Cumbria - 6 - - 1
Lancashire -15 4 £300 -33.33% 3
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 53 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 42 (31.58%) Office 365
3 36 (27.07%) SQL Server
4 34 (25.56%) Windows
5 31 (23.31%) .NET
5 31 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (20.30%) Migration
7 26 (19.55%) C#
7 26 (19.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (18.80%) SQL
8 25 (18.80%) MS Exchange
9 20 (15.04%) Skype for Business
10 19 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
11 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
11 18 (13.53%) Windows Server
12 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
12 17 (12.78%) Scrum
13 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
13 16 (12.03%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (11.28%) Workflow
14 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared
14 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (10.53%) Web Services
16 13 (9.77%) ITIL

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 26 (19.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 25 (18.80%) MS Exchange
3 20 (15.04%) Skype for Business
4 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.26%) CMS
6 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.76%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.01%) Umbraco
8 3 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.50%) Confluence
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (12.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Line 50
2 2 (1.50%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.75%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Primavera
3 1 (0.75%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 42 (31.58%) Office 365
2 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.01%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.01%) Trello
6 3 (2.26%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.50%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.50%) Google Drive
7 2 (1.50%) iPaaS
7 2 (1.50%) SaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.75%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.77%) Skype
2 10 (7.52%) DNS
3 5 (3.76%) VoIP
4 3 (2.26%) Intranet
4 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.50%) DHCP
5 2 (1.50%) Firewall
5 2 (1.50%) HTTP
5 2 (1.50%) Internet
5 2 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.50%) SMS
5 2 (1.50%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) FTP
6 1 (0.75%) LAN
6 1 (0.75%) SMTP
6 1 (0.75%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.51%) Power BI
4 5 (3.76%) EDRMS
5 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.01%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (3.01%) MS Access
6 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
8 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Selenium
2 9 (6.77%) JIRA
3 7 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.51%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.76%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.26%) gulp
6 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.26%) JMeter
6 3 (2.26%) JUnit
7 2 (1.50%) GitLab
7 2 (1.50%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.50%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.75%) Maven
General
1 9 (6.77%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Local Government
4 5 (3.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Back Office
5 2 (1.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Developer
2 18 (13.53%) Project Manager
3 14 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
4 12 (9.02%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) SharePoint Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Administrator
6 10 (7.52%) Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) IT Support
9 6 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.51%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.51%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (4.51%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.76%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.31%) .NET
2 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (10.53%) Web Services
4 10 (7.52%) CSS
5 8 (6.02%) HTML
5 8 (6.02%) SOAP
6 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.51%) React
7 6 (4.51%) REST
8 5 (3.76%) jQuery
8 5 (3.76%) XML
9 4 (3.01%) LDAP
10 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.26%) JSON
10 3 (2.26%) WCF
11 2 (1.50%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.50%) Node.js
11 2 (1.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.51%) PKI
3 5 (3.76%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.01%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.56%) Windows
2 18 (13.53%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.01%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (3.01%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.26%) Linux
6 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.50%) Android
7 2 (1.50%) Unix
8 1 (0.75%) AIX
8 1 (0.75%) VMS
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.30%) Migration
3 17 (12.78%) Scrum
4 15 (11.28%) Workflow
5 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (9.77%) CRM
6 13 (9.77%) ITIL
7 12 (9.02%) DevOps
8 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.52%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.02%) Change Management
9 8 (6.02%) MVC
9 8 (6.02%) Project Management
10 7 (5.26%) Analytics
10 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.26%) Content Management
10 7 (5.26%) TDD
10 7 (5.26%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.51%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.55%) C#
2 25 (18.80%) SQL
3 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.76%) Java
6 4 (3.01%) Python
7 3 (2.26%) C
8 2 (1.50%) C++
8 2 (1.50%) LotusScript
8 2 (1.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) MCSE
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.26%) CCNA
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.26%) Degree
4 3 (2.26%) MCITP
5 2 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.75%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (3.76%) XenApp
3 2 (1.50%) Docker
4 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) SCOM
3 4 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.26%) WSUS
5 2 (1.50%) MaaS360
5 2 (1.50%) PaperCut
5 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 53 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.27%) Oracle
3 7 (5.26%) Cisco
3 7 (5.26%) HP
4 6 (4.51%) Citrix
4 6 (4.51%) SAP
5 5 (3.76%) Google
5 5 (3.76%) Lotus
5 5 (3.76%) VMware
6 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.26%) IBM
7 3 (2.26%) Sage
8 2 (1.50%) IronPort
8 2 (1.50%) Siemens
9 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.75%) Meraki
9 1 (0.75%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.75%) Sophos
9 1 (0.75%) Symantec
9 1 (0.75%) Wyse