Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 April 2018 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
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 76 65
Rank change year-on-year -31 -11 -11
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,351 2,665 3,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.90% 3.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.10% 16.95% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,778 2,136
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £361
% change year-on-year +4.53% -0.69% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 103 110
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% +22.22% -

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16,668 15,725 18,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 17.09% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,047 10,130 11,785
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 324 462
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -7.14% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +14.29%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
England -34 2,089 £400 +2.56% 441
UK excluding London -14 1,412 £375 +4.53% 343
London -53 921 £425 +1.19% 139
South East -20 477 £400 - 87
North of England -13 263 £350 +3.70% 76
South West -7 175 £355 +1.43% 39
Scotland +40 166 £375 +25.00% 28
Midlands -42 165 £375 +5.63% 72
North West -2 133 £326 -6.79% 43
West Midlands -36 110 £340 -3.55% 31
Yorkshire -10 94 £375 +9.09% 25
East of England -48 89 £350 -1.41% 28
East Midlands -13 58 £400 +8.47% 41
Wales +10 54 £375 -6.25% 6
North East +6 37 £324 +8.00% 8
Northern Ireland +11 21 £450 +71.43% 3
Isle of Man - 8 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 951 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 771 (32.79%) Office 365
3 524 (22.29%) Windows
4 419 (17.82%) Finance
5 417 (17.74%) Migration
6 406 (17.27%) SQL
7 394 (16.76%) Active Directory
8 374 (15.91%) Microsoft Excel
9 367 (15.61%) Security Cleared
10 359 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
11 352 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
12 347 (14.76%) SQL Server
13 334 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 326 (13.87%) PowerShell
15 286 (12.17%) Project Management
16 285 (12.12%) SC Cleared
17 275 (11.70%) JavaScript
18 271 (11.53%) C#
19 250 (10.63%) .NET
20 248 (10.55%) SharePoint 2013
21 240 (10.21%) CRM
22 221 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
23 220 (9.36%) Windows Server
24 218 (9.27%) Skype for Business
25 216 (9.19%) Skype
26 211 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 200 (8.51%) PMO
28 197 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
29 192 (8.17%) CSS
30 187 (7.95%) Workflow

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 248 (10.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 218 (9.27%) Skype for Business
3 156 (6.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 135 (5.74%) MS Exchange
5 122 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
6 102 (4.34%) IIS
7 56 (2.38%) CMS
8 54 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 53 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
10 36 (1.53%) Confluence
11 28 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 27 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 27 (1.15%) IBM Notes
13 22 (0.94%) K2 blackpearl
14 20 (0.85%) Apache
15 17 (0.72%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.68%) Documentum
17 15 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
18 13 (0.55%) Apache Spark
18 13 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 374 (15.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 352 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
3 211 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 143 (6.08%) Microsoft Project
5 141 (6.00%) MS Visio
6 79 (3.36%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.64%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.13%) InVision
12 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.085%) SPSS
13 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 147 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.30%) Infor CRM
4 7 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.13%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.13%) Primavera
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.13%) Workfront
7 2 (0.085%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.085%) Concordance
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.085%) Relativity
7 2 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 771 (32.79%) Office 365
2 334 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (7.19%) OneDrive
4 64 (2.72%) Yammer
5 53 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
5 53 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
7 34 (1.45%) SaaS
8 26 (1.11%) IaaS
9 17 (0.72%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.68%) G Suite
11 15 (0.64%) PaaS
12 14 (0.60%) Slack
13 12 (0.51%) Trello
14 7 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (0.21%) GitHub
16 4 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.13%) Google Drive
17 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 216 (9.19%) Skype
2 118 (5.02%) Intranet
3 107 (4.55%) DNS
4 89 (3.79%) Internet
5 82 (3.49%) SAN
6 77 (3.28%) DHCP
7 72 (3.06%) Firewall
8 54 (2.30%) VPN
9 45 (1.91%) LAN
10 40 (1.70%) TCP/IP
11 38 (1.62%) WAN
12 32 (1.36%) SMS
13 26 (1.11%) VoIP
14 19 (0.81%) VLAN
15 16 (0.68%) NAS
16 14 (0.60%) iSCSI
17 12 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (0.51%) Unified Communications
17 12 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.23%) Power BI
3 104 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 52 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (1.32%) Big Data
10 30 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 22 (0.94%) Data Mining
12 20 (0.85%) EDRMS
12 20 (0.85%) QlikView
13 18 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (0.68%) MongoDB
14 16 (0.68%) MySQL
15 15 (0.64%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.60%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 115 (4.89%) Visual Studio
2 98 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (3.62%) JIRA
4 26 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (0.94%) Selenium
6 17 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.68%) Subversion
8 12 (0.51%) NUnit
9 11 (0.47%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.26%) GitLab
11 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.21%) JUnit
12 5 (0.21%) Maven
12 5 (0.21%) MSTest
13 4 (0.17%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.17%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.13%) Axure RP
14 3 (0.13%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.13%) Jasmine
General
1 419 (17.82%) Finance
2 99 (4.21%) Banking
3 74 (3.15%) Legal
4 50 (2.13%) Marketing
5 45 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 41 (1.74%) Retail
7 40 (1.70%) Advertising
8 33 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.36%) Publishing
10 25 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (0.85%) Law
13 17 (0.72%) Front Office
14 15 (0.64%) Billing
15 14 (0.60%) Back Office
15 14 (0.60%) German Language
16 11 (0.47%) French Language
16 11 (0.47%) Military
17 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 437 (18.59%) Developer
2 418 (17.78%) Analyst
3 239 (10.17%) SharePoint Developer
4 202 (8.59%) Architect
5 155 (6.59%) Project Manager
6 151 (6.42%) Consultant
7 132 (5.61%) Administrator
8 118 (5.02%) Business Analyst
9 93 (3.96%) Support Engineer
10 80 (3.40%) SharePoint Consultant
11 75 (3.19%) SharePoint Administrator
11 75 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
12 73 (3.11%) SharePoint Analyst
13 65 (2.76%) Support Analyst
13 65 (2.76%) Trainer
14 54 (2.30%) SharePoint Engineer
15 53 (2.25%) PMO Analyst
16 52 (2.21%) Data Analyst
16 52 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 49 (2.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (10.63%) .NET
2 192 (8.17%) CSS
3 178 (7.57%) HTML
4 129 (5.49%) XML
5 111 (4.72%) jQuery
6 94 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 87 (3.70%) Web Services
8 69 (2.93%) AngularJS
9 61 (2.59%) REST
10 54 (2.30%) .NET Framework
11 43 (1.83%) HTML5
12 42 (1.79%) XSLT
13 32 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (1.19%) React
15 25 (1.06%) JSON
16 24 (1.02%) Node.js
16 24 (1.02%) SOAP
17 23 (0.98%) RESTful
18 21 (0.89%) CSS3
19 19 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 197 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 68 (2.89%) User Experience
4 66 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 36 (1.53%) Clustering
6 36 (1.53%) PKI
7 34 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 27 (1.15%) e-Learning
10 25 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 21 (0.89%) NHS
12 21 (0.89%) Replication
13 20 (0.85%) iPad
13 20 (0.85%) iPhone
13 20 (0.85%) Smartphone
14 19 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (0.72%) Taxonomies
16 16 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 524 (22.29%) Windows
2 220 (9.36%) Windows Server
3 154 (6.55%) Windows 10
4 119 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 114 (4.85%) Windows 7
6 105 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (2.34%) Linux
8 54 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (1.70%) Unix
10 26 (1.11%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.77%) Solaris
13 15 (0.64%) Android
14 12 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.21%) zOS
18 4 (0.17%) AIX
18 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (17.74%) Migration
2 359 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (12.17%) Project Management
4 240 (10.21%) CRM
5 221 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
6 187 (7.95%) Workflow
7 186 (7.91%) ITIL
8 181 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 159 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
10 134 (5.70%) PRINCE2
11 132 (5.61%) Change Management
12 120 (5.10%) Document Management
13 114 (4.85%) Scrum
14 112 (4.76%) Business Analysis
15 87 (3.70%) SDLC
16 77 (3.28%) Analytics
17 75 (3.19%) Content Management
18 73 (3.11%) Data Migration
19 71 (3.02%) ETL
20 68 (2.89%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 406 (17.27%) SQL
2 326 (13.87%) PowerShell
3 275 (11.70%) JavaScript
4 271 (11.53%) C#
5 54 (2.30%) VBA
6 49 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 46 (1.96%) C
8 43 (1.83%) Java
9 33 (1.40%) Python
10 26 (1.11%) VB
11 23 (0.98%) TypeScript
12 20 (0.85%) VBScript
13 17 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 15 (0.64%) PHP
15 11 (0.47%) C++
16 9 (0.38%) R
16 9 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.34%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.30%) Perl
19 6 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 367 (15.61%) Security Cleared
2 285 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 135 (5.74%) Degree
4 116 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (3.32%) DV Cleared
6 65 (2.76%) MCSE
7 33 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.23%) MCSA
9 25 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.06%) ISEB
9 25 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 23 (0.98%) CCNA
11 21 (0.89%) PMP
12 20 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.72%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (0.64%) MCITP
17 12 (0.51%) DBS Check
18 11 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (8.51%) PMO
2 66 (2.81%) QA
3 51 (2.17%) GDPR
4 46 (1.96%) SLA
5 45 (1.91%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.26%) GMP
9 5 (0.21%) GxP
9 5 (0.21%) P3O
10 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) HL7
11 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.085%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.085%) MiFID
12 2 (0.085%) PSD2
12 2 (0.085%) Solvency II
System Software
1 394 (16.76%) Active Directory
2 134 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.62%) vSphere
5 26 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.02%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.85%) XenApp
8 18 (0.77%) BitLocker
9 15 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 15 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.26%) XenServer
14 5 (0.21%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.21%) Firmware
14 5 (0.21%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.085%) Docker
15 2 (0.085%) KVM
15 2 (0.085%) Xen
Systems Management
1 103 (4.38%) SCCM
2 52 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 34 (1.45%) SCOM
5 33 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
6 25 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
6 25 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 22 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (0.81%) WSUS
9 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 16 (0.68%) HP ALM
11 13 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.55%) OpenSSO
12 9 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.30%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
15 5 (0.21%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 951 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 173 (7.36%) VMware
3 104 (4.42%) Citrix
4 98 (4.17%) Oracle
5 96 (4.08%) HP
6 82 (3.49%) Cisco
7 76 (3.23%) SAP
8 71 (3.02%) Nintex
9 42 (1.79%) Google
10 35 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.45%) McAfee
11 34 (1.45%) Symantec
12 32 (1.36%) IBM
13 31 (1.32%) Apple
14 28 (1.19%) Dell
14 28 (1.19%) Lotus
14 28 (1.19%) Veeam
15 25 (1.06%) NetApp
15 25 (1.06%) Sitecore
16 23 (0.98%) Salesforce.com