The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 33 45
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 85 154 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.13% 5.22% 3.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.52% 29.17% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 107 76
Median daily rate £345 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +198.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £27.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.95% -4.65%  

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 the South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 395 528 520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.55% 17.89% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 374 356
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +110.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in the South West

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the South West

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the South West

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in the South West

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Bristol -12 27 £375 +10.29% 8
Wiltshire -15 20 £285 -27.48% 3
Somerset -9 18 £285 -26.92% 3
Devon -3 11 £350 +16.66%
Dorset +6 3 £375 -2.59%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £419 +11.66% 2
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South West region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 72 (36.92%) Security Cleared
2 70 (35.90%) Finance
3 60 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 59 (30.26%) SC Cleared
5 54 (27.69%) Microsoft Office
6 53 (27.18%) SharePoint Server
7 50 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (25.64%) Office 365
8 49 (25.13%) Programme Management
9 42 (21.54%) .NET
10 41 (21.03%) Microsoft Project
10 41 (21.03%) Project Planning
11 40 (20.51%) Telecoms
12 39 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (18.46%) Project Management
14 34 (17.44%) SQL
15 33 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (16.41%) Windows
16 32 (16.41%) Active Directory
17 31 (15.90%) PMO
18 30 (15.38%) Change Control
18 30 (15.38%) C#
18 30 (15.38%) SQL Server
19 25 (12.82%) Workflow
20 23 (11.79%) SharePoint 2010
21 22 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
22 21 (10.77%) Manufacturing
22 21 (10.77%) JavaScript
22 21 (10.77%) SAP
23 20 (10.26%) ASP.NET

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 53 (27.18%) SharePoint Server
2 39 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 23 (11.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (7.69%) IIS
5 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.64%) MS Exchange
6 11 (5.64%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.08%) Apache
9 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.03%) Documentum
9 2 (1.03%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.03%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (1.03%) Moodle
9 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 54 (27.69%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (21.03%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (2.05%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (9.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.03%) Primavera
3 2 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.64%) Office 365
2 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.23%) DNS
1 18 (9.23%) Extranet
2 11 (5.64%) Internet
2 11 (5.64%) Skype
3 9 (4.62%) DHCP
3 9 (4.62%) DMZ
4 8 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (3.08%) Intranet
5 6 (3.08%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (2.56%) SAN
7 3 (1.54%) LDAP
8 2 (1.03%) Firewall
8 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.03%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.03%) WAN
8 2 (1.03%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.51%) NAS
9 1 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.08%) MySQL
5 5 (2.56%) Power BI
5 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.54%) MS Access
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.51%) Redis
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.54%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.03%) AppScan
4 2 (1.03%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.03%) Pylint
4 2 (1.03%) Selenium
4 2 (1.03%) TestRail
5 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 70 (35.90%) Finance
2 40 (20.51%) Telecoms
3 21 (10.77%) Manufacturing
4 19 (9.74%) Electronics
4 19 (9.74%) Marketing
5 12 (6.15%) Advertising
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (21.54%) Developer
2 31 (15.90%) SharePoint Developer
3 30 (15.38%) Analyst
4 18 (9.23%) PMO Analyst
5 17 (8.72%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.72%) Support Officer
6 16 (8.21%) Project Officer
6 16 (8.21%) Project Support Officer
6 16 (8.21%) SharePoint Engineer
7 14 (7.18%) Architect
8 11 (5.64%) Administrator
9 10 (5.13%) Project Analyst
10 9 (4.62%) Consultant
10 9 (4.62%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.10%) IT Analyst
11 8 (4.10%) Programme Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.59%) Junior
12 7 (3.59%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.54%) .NET
2 20 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.72%) CSS
3 17 (8.72%) HTML
4 14 (7.18%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.59%) jQuery
6 7 (3.59%) XML
7 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (2.56%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.56%) WCF
8 5 (2.56%) Web Services
9 4 (2.05%) COM
9 4 (2.05%) HTML5
9 4 (2.05%) LINQ
9 4 (2.05%) XSLT
10 2 (1.03%) CSS3
10 2 (1.03%) LINQ to SQL
10 2 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.62%) Client/Server
1 9 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.10%) PKI
3 7 (3.59%) RIA
4 5 (2.56%) Clustering
4 5 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.41%) Windows
2 20 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.23%) Linux
4 17 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.08%) CentOS
8 6 (3.08%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.05%) Unix
10 3 (1.54%) Solaris
11 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
12 1 (0.51%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) HPUX
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.13%) Programme Management
3 41 (21.03%) Project Planning
4 36 (18.46%) Project Management
5 33 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (15.38%) Change Control
7 25 (12.82%) Workflow
8 22 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (10.26%) Incident Management
10 19 (9.74%) Digital Marketing
11 18 (9.23%) Migration
12 17 (8.72%) MVC
13 13 (6.67%) Programme Governance
14 11 (5.64%) Document Management
14 11 (5.64%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (5.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (5.64%) Test Management
15 10 (5.13%) Quality Management
16 8 (4.10%) Content Management
16 8 (4.10%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.44%) SQL
2 30 (15.38%) C#
3 21 (10.77%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.08%) PHP
6 4 (2.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.03%) F#
7 2 (1.03%) Perl
7 2 (1.03%) Ruby
7 2 (1.03%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) C-shell
8 1 (0.51%) Java
8 1 (0.51%) Korn
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (36.92%) Security Cleared
2 59 (30.26%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.72%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.59%) Degree
5 4 (2.05%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.03%) CEH
7 2 (1.03%) CISA
7 2 (1.03%) CISM
7 2 (1.03%) CISSP
7 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.03%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) APMP
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) MCP
8 1 (0.51%) MCSA
8 1 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.90%) PMO
2 2 (1.03%) IFRS
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 32 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.59%) DFS Replication
4 6 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.08%) Samba
5 5 (2.56%) Squid
6 4 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.03%) vSphere
8 1 (0.51%) KVM
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) Nagios
1 5 (2.56%) Webmin
1 5 (2.56%) Xymon
2 3 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.03%) Netcool
3 2 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.03%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.03%) vRealize
4 1 (0.51%) OpenView
4 1 (0.51%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.77%) SAP
3 18 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.67%) Nintex
5 11 (5.64%) VMware
6 9 (4.62%) Citrix
6 9 (4.62%) HP
7 7 (3.59%) Oracle
8 5 (2.56%) Meridio
8 5 (2.56%) Veeam
9 4 (2.05%) Veritas
10 3 (1.54%) Remedy
11 2 (1.03%) Black Duck
11 2 (1.03%) Cisco
11 2 (1.03%) Dell
11 2 (1.03%) EMC
11 2 (1.03%) F5
11 2 (1.03%) IBM
11 2 (1.03%) Veracode
12 1 (0.51%) Ubiquiti
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