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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SharePoint
UK / Scotland
Rank 72 77 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 -32  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 35 54 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.99% 2.09% 3.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.82% 11.49% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 51
Median daily rate £323 £367 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £271 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £76.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.92 £25.70
% change year-on-year +4.18% +0.83%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 273 470 445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.56% 18.16% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 287 245
Median daily rate £358 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.18% -31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Glasgow +3 13 £249 -9.45% 4
Edinburgh +10 12 £400 +22.13% 2
Aberdeen - 5 £363 - 1
Fife - 2 £145 -
Dundee - 1 £105 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £105 -
SharePoint
UK

SharePoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.40%) Finance
3 19 (26.03%) Office 365
4 17 (23.29%) MS Office
5 16 (21.92%) SQL
5 16 (21.92%) Windows
5 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
6 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
6 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
7 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
8 12 (16.44%) Migration
9 11 (15.07%) C#
9 11 (15.07%) .NET
10 10 (13.70%) Clustering
10 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
11 9 (12.33%) Change Management
11 9 (12.33%) Banking
12 8 (10.96%) MCITP
12 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (10.96%) Skype
12 8 (10.96%) Asset Management
12 8 (10.96%) AIX
12 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (9.59%) Veritas
13 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (9.59%) Netcool
13 7 (9.59%) Intel Security
13 7 (9.59%) Citrix

SharePoint
Top Related 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 8 (10.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (9.59%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.85%) CMS
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.11%) IIS
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.74%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.37%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Office
2 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.11%) MS Project
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.37%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.37%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.37%) Primavera
3 1 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.37%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Office 365
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Skype
2 5 (6.85%) Intranet
3 4 (5.48%) PABX
3 4 (5.48%) VoIP
3 4 (5.48%) WAN
4 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.37%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.37%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) DNS
5 1 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.11%) QlikView
4 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.37%) DB2
6 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.37%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) German Language
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Developer
3 8 (10.96%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.11%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (4.11%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Floorwalker
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
3 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.11%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) jQuery
6 2 (2.74%) Web Services
7 1 (1.37%) Ajax
7 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.37%) LINQ
7 1 (1.37%) Middleware
7 1 (1.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (1.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Clustering
2 5 (6.85%) Replication
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
4 8 (10.96%) AIX
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.37%) OS/2
8 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Migration
2 9 (12.33%) Change Management
3 8 (10.96%) Asset Management
3 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
4 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.22%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
6 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) CRM
6 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (5.48%) Project Management
8 3 (4.11%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.11%) ETL
8 3 (4.11%) OO
8 3 (4.11%) OOP
8 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.11%) VBA
5 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) MCITP
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.59%) MCSA
2 7 (9.59%) MCSE
2 7 (9.59%) MCTS
3 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) PMO
2 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (9.59%) Netcool
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.48%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.37%) FlexNet
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.37%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Citrix
2 7 (9.59%) Intel Security
2 7 (9.59%) Veritas
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Charles River
5 2 (2.74%) Intel
5 2 (2.74%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.37%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.37%) CA
6 1 (1.37%) Casewise
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
6 1 (1.37%) F5
6 1 (1.37%) Lotus
6 1 (1.37%) Nintex
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Tableau
6 1 (1.37%) Xerox
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