The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 28 April 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -33 +3  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.23% 3.09% 7.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 20.00% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £380 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £400 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £460 £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £25.41
% change year-on-year +89.65% -42.93%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 30 15 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.35% 15.46% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 15
Median daily rate £375 £400 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +92.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £360 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £430 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SharePoint in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Northern Ireland

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in Northern Ireland

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Northern Ireland

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
County Antrim -30 3 £380 -5.00%
SharePoint
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Sage
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Advertising
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Sage
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft