Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 110 91
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19 -26
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,511 2,416 2,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.32% 2.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.17% 14.02% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,538 1,488 1,571
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £206 £205
90th Percentile £556 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 114 122
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% -13.40% +1.04%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.88 £43.75 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00% -

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 14,624 17,235 16,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 16.54% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,286 11,310 10,432
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.47% +2.56%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 407 393
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -5.92%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +25 2,316 £400 - 605
UK excluding London +24 1,565 £400 +3.23% 467
London +9 883 £425 - 192
South East +22 531 £400 +2.56% 112
North of England +53 291 £375 +7.14% 134
Midlands +38 234 £400 - 65
South West -10 194 £400 +6.67% 62
West Midlands +48 183 £405 +15.71% 44
North West +49 164 £356 +6.92% 77
East of England +37 164 £425 +13.33% 41
Scotland -22 93 £375 -6.25% 37
Yorkshire +10 84 £400 +6.67% 40
East Midlands -3 50 £370 -7.50% 21
Wales -3 43 £350 -10.83% 13
North East +34 42 £450 +16.13% 17
Northern Ireland +2 14 £433 -13.50% 4
Channel Islands -5 2 £600 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 1,194 (47.55%) Microsoft
2 1,026 (40.86%) Office 365
3 659 (26.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 645 (25.69%) Windows
5 593 (23.62%) Active Directory
6 461 (18.36%) Migration
7 455 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
8 420 (16.73%) Finance
9 413 (16.45%) SQL Server
10 407 (16.21%) SQL
11 392 (15.61%) .NET
12 375 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
13 354 (14.10%) Security Cleared
14 341 (13.58%) Microsoft Excel
15 334 (13.30%) C#
16 293 (11.67%) PowerShell
17 282 (11.23%) Project Management
18 280 (11.15%) Skype
18 280 (11.15%) Power Platform
19 277 (11.03%) JavaScript
20 276 (10.99%) SC Cleared
21 254 (10.12%) Windows Server
22 247 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
23 245 (9.76%) Windows 10
23 245 (9.76%) Skype for Business
24 230 (9.16%) CRM
25 226 (9.00%) ITIL
26 224 (8.92%) VMware
27 214 (8.52%) OneDrive
28 211 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 245 (9.76%) Skype for Business
2 167 (6.65%) MS Exchange
3 156 (6.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 143 (5.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 132 (5.26%) IIS
6 85 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
7 62 (2.47%) Confluence
8 58 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 40 (1.59%) CMS
10 38 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (1.00%) Apache
13 16 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.40%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.32%) LiveLink
16 7 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
16 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.24%) Documentum
17 6 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 375 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 341 (13.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 184 (7.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 111 (4.42%) Microsoft Project
5 79 (3.15%) MS Visio
6 40 (1.59%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.44%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Sketch
12 3 (0.12%) Stata
13 2 (0.080%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.080%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.040%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.040%) Maya
14 1 (0.040%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 194 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 30 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.24%) SAP R/3
7 5 (0.20%) Maximo
7 5 (0.20%) Relativity
8 4 (0.16%) HFM
8 4 (0.16%) Lorenzo
8 4 (0.16%) Revive Adserver
9 3 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.12%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.080%) Primavera
10 2 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (40.86%) Office 365
2 659 (26.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 280 (11.15%) Power Platform
4 214 (8.52%) OneDrive
5 146 (5.81%) Dynamics 365
6 141 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 112 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
8 107 (4.26%) PowerApps
9 75 (2.99%) Yammer
10 48 (1.91%) Microsoft Flow
11 43 (1.71%) ShareGate
12 39 (1.55%) SaaS
13 34 (1.35%) IaaS
14 24 (0.96%) PaaS
15 17 (0.68%) Azure Stack
16 13 (0.52%) Mimecast
17 12 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
17 12 (0.48%) G Suite
17 12 (0.48%) Serverless
17 12 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 280 (11.15%) Skype
2 133 (5.30%) DNS
3 110 (4.38%) Firewall
4 101 (4.02%) Intranet
5 97 (3.86%) Internet
6 88 (3.50%) DHCP
7 76 (3.03%) WAN
8 70 (2.79%) VPN
9 59 (2.35%) LAN
9 59 (2.35%) SAN
9 59 (2.35%) TCP/IP
10 35 (1.39%) VLAN
11 29 (1.15%) Unified Communications
12 23 (0.92%) Wireless
13 19 (0.76%) MPLS
14 17 (0.68%) NAS
14 17 (0.68%) Network Security
14 17 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 181 (7.21%) Power BI
3 107 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 90 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 54 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (1.71%) MySQL
9 42 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
10 37 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 31 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 29 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 23 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
15 19 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (0.60%) Data Lake
18 15 (0.60%) MS Access
19 14 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 161 (6.41%) Visual Studio
2 122 (4.86%) JIRA
3 98 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 71 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 69 (2.75%) Git (software)
6 56 (2.23%) Jenkins
7 29 (1.15%) JMeter
8 26 (1.04%) JUnit
9 24 (0.96%) Cucumber
9 24 (0.96%) Selenium
10 18 (0.72%) Bitbucket
11 17 (0.68%) git-flow
11 17 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.40%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.32%) Mockito
13 8 (0.32%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.32%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.32%) WebDriver
14 7 (0.28%) ERwin
14 7 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 420 (16.73%) Finance
2 73 (2.91%) Banking
3 50 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.43%) Retail
5 33 (1.31%) Legal
6 31 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.08%) French Language
8 26 (1.04%) German Language
9 25 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (0.88%) Law
11 21 (0.84%) Publishing
12 20 (0.80%) Billing
12 20 (0.80%) Marketing
13 18 (0.72%) Advertising
14 17 (0.68%) Back Office
14 17 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.68%) Local Government
15 11 (0.44%) Military
16 9 (0.36%) Front Office
17 8 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 553 (22.02%) Developer
2 360 (14.34%) Analyst
3 247 (9.84%) SharePoint Developer
4 179 (7.13%) Architect
5 164 (6.53%) Consultant
6 151 (6.01%) Project Manager
7 96 (3.82%) Administrator
7 96 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 90 (3.58%) Business Analyst
9 86 (3.42%) Support Engineer
10 78 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 67 (2.67%) SharePoint Consultant
12 60 (2.39%) Office 365 Engineer
12 60 (2.39%) Support Analyst
13 56 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
14 55 (2.19%) .NET Developer
14 55 (2.19%) Office 365 Architect
14 55 (2.19%) PMO Analyst
15 54 (2.15%) Coordinator
16 53 (2.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (15.61%) .NET
2 203 (8.08%) HTML
3 185 (7.37%) CSS
4 157 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 150 (5.97%) jQuery
6 143 (5.69%) Web Services
7 115 (4.58%) REST
8 107 (4.26%) XML
9 99 (3.94%) AngularJS
10 95 (3.78%) JSON
11 88 (3.50%) .NET Framework
12 66 (2.63%) WCF
13 57 (2.27%) React
14 54 (2.15%) HTML5
15 51 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 48 (1.91%) Node.js
17 43 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
18 41 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (1.51%) SOAP
20 33 (1.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 187 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 100 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 84 (3.35%) User Experience
5 63 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 55 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (1.95%) NHS
8 41 (1.63%) e-Health
8 41 (1.63%) LIMS
8 41 (1.63%) PACS
9 33 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.23%) PKI
11 26 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.00%) Driving Licence
13 23 (0.92%) Blackberry
14 22 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (0.84%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.76%) PMI
16 19 (0.76%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 645 (25.69%) Windows
2 254 (10.12%) Windows Server
3 245 (9.76%) Windows 10
4 102 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (4.02%) Windows 7
6 97 (3.86%) Linux
7 86 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.35%) Unix
11 26 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.72%) Android
13 12 (0.48%) VMS
14 11 (0.44%) Solaris
15 10 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (18.36%) Migration
2 455 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (11.23%) Project Management
4 247 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
5 230 (9.16%) CRM
6 226 (9.00%) ITIL
7 211 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 172 (6.85%) DevOps
9 165 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
10 139 (5.54%) Change Management
11 138 (5.50%) Workflow
12 121 (4.82%) Analytics
13 113 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 111 (4.42%) Data Migration
15 104 (4.14%) Scrum
16 101 (4.02%) PRINCE2
17 87 (3.46%) MVC
17 87 (3.46%) Service Management
18 78 (3.11%) Business Analysis
19 76 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 407 (16.21%) SQL
2 334 (13.30%) C#
3 293 (11.67%) PowerShell
4 277 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 90 (3.58%) Java
6 64 (2.55%) T-SQL
7 44 (1.75%) VBA
8 42 (1.67%) Python
9 26 (1.04%) VB
10 23 (0.92%) VB.NET
11 21 (0.84%) C
12 19 (0.76%) Perl
13 17 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 12 (0.48%) C++
14 12 (0.48%) PHP
15 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.36%) VBScript
17 8 (0.32%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 354 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 276 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 113 (4.50%) Degree
4 93 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 45 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 36 (1.43%) PMP
8 34 (1.35%) MCSA
9 33 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 33 (1.31%) MCSE
10 29 (1.15%) CCNA
10 29 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (1.15%) ISTQB
11 23 (0.92%) ISEB
12 18 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.48%) CCNP
14 12 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 12 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.77%) PMO
2 89 (3.54%) QA
3 74 (2.95%) SLA
4 46 (1.83%) HL7
5 40 (1.59%) GDPR
6 22 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.24%) IFRS
11 5 (0.20%) NIST
12 3 (0.12%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.12%) Dublin Core
12 3 (0.12%) GxP
12 3 (0.12%) P3O
12 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.12%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.080%) GMP
System Software
1 593 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 132 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 59 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (1.27%) XenApp
7 23 (0.92%) vSphere
8 21 (0.84%) Docker
9 20 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.68%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.48%) Shibboleth
13 10 (0.40%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 7 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.28%) DFS Replication
17 6 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 181 (7.21%) SCCM
2 102 (4.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (1.59%) SCOM
4 35 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 31 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (1.15%) WSUS
7 22 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 22 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 20 (0.80%) Kubernetes
9 19 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (0.76%) Puppet
10 16 (0.64%) Terraform
11 12 (0.48%) Ansible
12 10 (0.40%) HP ALM
13 9 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
14 8 (0.32%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.32%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,194 (47.55%) Microsoft
2 224 (8.92%) VMware
3 108 (4.30%) Oracle
3 108 (4.30%) SAP
4 91 (3.62%) Citrix
5 87 (3.46%) Cisco
6 53 (2.11%) HP
7 51 (2.03%) Nintex
8 41 (1.63%) McAfee
9 40 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (1.35%) Dell
11 31 (1.23%) Tableau
12 27 (1.08%) Adobe
12 27 (1.08%) ServiceNow
13 24 (0.96%) Google
13 24 (0.96%) Veeam
14 22 (0.88%) Remedy
15 21 (0.84%) NetApp
16 19 (0.76%) Apple
17 17 (0.68%) Symantec