Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 17 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 53 60
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -26
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 130 189 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.68% 3.84% 2.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.99% 18.49% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 126 84
Scotland median daily rate £333 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £187 £200 £225
90th Percentile £438 £428 £468
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -64.10% +116.67%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £21.60
% change year-on-year -21.57% +18.08% +19.97%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 813 1022 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.75% 20.79% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 612 465
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £233 £220 £180
90th Percentile £550 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 29
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £36.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.58% +47.00% +104.08%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.50 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SharePoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in Scotland

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in Scotland

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in Scotland

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in Scotland

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 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
Edinburgh +9 60 £345 -1.43% 3
Glasgow -15 31 £333 +51.14% 2
Aberdeen 0 17 £375 +141.94% 1
Renfrewshire +4 12 £318 +5.83%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £220 - 2
Perth and Kinross - 3 £250 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £110 -
Stirling - 1 - -
SharePoint
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 48 (36.92%) Office 365
3 38 (29.23%) SQL Server
4 35 (26.92%) Windows
5 26 (20.00%) Finance
6 25 (19.23%) .NET
6 25 (19.23%) C#
6 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
7 24 (18.46%) Windows Server
8 23 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (16.92%) Migration
10 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
11 20 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (15.38%) SQL
12 19 (14.62%) Active Directory
12 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
13 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
14 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (11.54%) Project Management
16 14 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (10.77%) Document Management
17 13 (10.00%) IIS
18 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET
18 12 (9.23%) Intranet
18 12 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 20 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (10.00%) IIS
4 10 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (5.38%) OpenStack
5 7 (5.38%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.85%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.54%) CMS
7 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.77%) Confluence
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) assyst
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (36.92%) Office 365
2 3 (2.31%) IaaS
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.31%) SaaS
2 3 (2.31%) Yammer
3 2 (1.54%) AdWords
3 2 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.54%) Basecamp
3 2 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) Intranet
2 6 (4.62%) Skype
3 3 (2.31%) Internet
3 3 (2.31%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.31%) S/MIME
3 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.54%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.54%) ISDN
4 2 (1.54%) VoIP
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (6.92%) PowerPivot
4 9 (6.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.08%) Power BI
7 3 (2.31%) QlikView
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.54%) EDRMS
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.77%) Big Data
9 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
2 14 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.54%) JIRA
3 2 (1.54%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Advertising
4 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.77%) Law
4 1 (0.77%) Local Government
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (29.23%) Developer
2 24 (18.46%) Analyst
3 21 (16.15%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (10.77%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (6.15%) IT Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) SharePoint Specialist
6 7 (5.38%) Architect
6 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Consultant
7 6 (4.62%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.85%) IT Support
8 5 (3.85%) SharePoint Architect
8 5 (3.85%) SharePoint Project Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Administrator
9 4 (3.08%) SharePoint Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) .NET
2 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET
3 11 (8.46%) XML
4 10 (7.69%) CSS
5 9 (6.92%) jQuery
6 8 (6.15%) XSLT
7 4 (3.08%) HTML
8 1 (0.77%) CGI
8 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Clustering
4 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) PKI
4 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.54%) PMI
5 2 (1.54%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.77%) CMDB
6 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Windows
2 24 (18.46%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.15%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.31%) Android
9 2 (1.54%) AIX
9 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.92%) Migration
3 15 (11.54%) Project Management
4 14 (10.77%) Document Management
5 11 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.46%) Workflow
6 9 (6.92%) Records Management
7 8 (6.15%) High Availability
7 8 (6.15%) Refactoring
7 8 (6.15%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.38%) CRM
8 7 (5.38%) ITIL
8 7 (5.38%) People Management
9 6 (4.62%) Business Development
9 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (3.85%) Data Integration
10 5 (3.85%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) C#
1 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.38%) SQL
3 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (2.31%) VBScript
6 1 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.92%) Degree
4 9 (6.92%) MCSE
5 7 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.54%) HND
8 2 (1.54%) MCITP
8 2 (1.54%) MCSA
8 2 (1.54%) MCTS
8 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.54%) PMP
9 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.77%) HNC
9 1 (0.77%) ISEB
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (14.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.31%) XenApp
4 3 (2.31%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (2.31%) WSUS
2 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.54%) Netcool
3 1 (0.77%) SCCM
3 1 (0.77%) SCOM
3 1 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) VMware
3 9 (6.92%) Nintex
4 7 (5.38%) HP
5 6 (4.62%) NetApp
6 5 (3.85%) Citrix
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle
8 3 (2.31%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.54%) AppSense
9 2 (1.54%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.54%) Google
9 2 (1.54%) McAfee
9 2 (1.54%) Veritas
10 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.77%) Cisco
10 1 (0.77%) Cognos
10 1 (0.77%) Planview
10 1 (0.77%) SAP
10 1 (0.77%) Sybase
10 1 (0.77%) Symantec