Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 55 54
Rank change year-on-year -21 -1 -12
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 105 191 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.41% 3.63% 3.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.56% 18.53% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 113 94
Scotland median daily rate £325 £318 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -3.05% -6.43%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £223
90th Percentile £425 £430 £438
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.04% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.85% -63.47% +122.86%
10th Percentile £12.85 £13.62 £23.95
90th Percentile £18.75 £14.70 £116.70
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -5.21% +9.09% +18.73%

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 721 1031 1003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 16.55% 19.60% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 584 499
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £185
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £37.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.64% +88.75% +60.00%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £26.69 £42.70 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £20.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.82% +1.95% +14.29%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +21 43 £328 +9.17% 4
Glasgow -15 32 £328 +0.77% 5
Renfrewshire -1 12 £315 +1.61%
Aberdeen -6 12 £363 +133.87%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £250 -
Fife +8 2 £145 -52.07%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
SharePoint
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 38 (36.19%) Office 365
2 36 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.67%) Finance
4 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
5 26 (24.76%) .NET
6 25 (23.81%) Windows
7 24 (22.86%) C#
7 24 (22.86%) Migration
8 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (18.10%) PowerShell
10 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (16.19%) Visual Studio
11 17 (16.19%) Project Management
11 17 (16.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
13 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (13.33%) SQL
14 13 (12.38%) IIS
14 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
15 12 (11.43%) Risk Management
15 12 (11.43%) Workflow
15 12 (11.43%) CSS
15 12 (11.43%) XML
15 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
15 12 (11.43%) SharePoint Server

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 17 (16.19%) SharePoint 2010
2 14 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (12.38%) IIS
4 12 (11.43%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (5.71%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.81%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.81%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) Confluence
7 1 (0.95%) Drupal
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (7.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) assyst
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (36.19%) Office 365
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.81%) IaaS
3 4 (3.81%) SaaS
4 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.90%) Yammer
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) Intranet
2 4 (3.81%) Skype
3 1 (0.95%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.95%) DHCP
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) QlikView
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.90%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.95%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.95%) Power BI
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.86%) JIRA
3 3 (2.86%) StarTeam
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Legal
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Developer
2 22 (20.95%) Analyst
3 17 (16.19%) SharePoint Developer
4 13 (12.38%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.62%) Consultant
6 7 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (5.71%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.76%) SharePoint Specialist
9 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Project Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) CRM Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (2.86%) IT Support
10 3 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) QlikView Developer
10 3 (2.86%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) CSS
2 12 (11.43%) XML
3 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET
4 10 (9.52%) jQuery
5 8 (7.62%) XSLT
6 4 (3.81%) HTML
7 1 (0.95%) CGI
7 1 (0.95%) XHTML
7 1 (0.95%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.71%) Clustering
3 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.86%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) PMI
5 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) Replication
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.81%) AIX
7 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.95%) Linux
9 1 (0.95%) OS/2
9 1 (0.95%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.86%) Migration
2 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (16.19%) Project Management
4 12 (11.43%) Risk Management
4 12 (11.43%) Workflow
5 11 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.62%) High Availability
6 8 (7.62%) Records Management
7 7 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 7 (6.67%) Document Management
7 7 (6.67%) People Management
8 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.71%) Refactoring
9 5 (4.76%) Business Development
9 5 (4.76%) Change Management
9 5 (4.76%) CRM
9 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.86%) C#
2 19 (18.10%) PowerShell
3 14 (13.33%) SQL
4 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.52%) Degree
4 10 (9.52%) MCSE
5 7 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (4.76%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.81%) MCITP
8 3 (2.86%) MCSA
8 3 (2.86%) MCTS
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.90%) HND
9 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.90%) PMP
10 1 (0.95%) HNC
10 1 (0.95%) ISEB
10 1 (0.95%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (6.67%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) PMO
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (2.86%) Netcool
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.90%) SCOM
3 1 (0.95%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.95%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 36 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) HP
2 8 (7.62%) Nintex
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) VMware
4 3 (2.86%) Citrix
4 3 (2.86%) McAfee
4 3 (2.86%) Veritas
5 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.95%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.95%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.95%) CA
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco
6 1 (0.95%) Cognos
6 1 (0.95%) F5
6 1 (0.95%) Intel
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) Sybase
6 1 (0.95%) Tableau