Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 86 83
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,165 864 2,383
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.80% 2.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.14% 19.01% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,556 606 1,577
10th Percentile £230 £235 £200
25th Percentile £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £410
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
75th Percentile £538 £523 £490
90th Percentile £600 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.59% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 32 89
10th Percentile £15.16 £15.13 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.05 £19.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate £27.46 £27.75 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.05% +32.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £48.75 £64.50 £44.00
90th Percentile £55.25 £66.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.59 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.39% - +7.14%

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 10,750 4,544 12,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 14.73% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,368 3,065 8,369
10th Percentile £300 £288 £260
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £556 £550
90th Percentile £675 £650 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £446 £425
% change year-on-year +0.84% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 129 296
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.63 £10.70
25th Percentile £16.19 £15.88 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +6.97% +4.61%
75th Percentile £53.75 £38.75 £40.02
90th Percentile £69.38 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% - -

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SharePoint.

Daily rate trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SharePoint over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SharePoint.

Hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SharePoint over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -10 1,686 £450 +2.86% 637
UK excluding London -11 899 £401 -5.59% 504
London 0 776 £488 +5.98% 186
Work from Home -33 585 £475 +15.15% 111
South East -20 207 £434 +4.67% 97
Midlands 0 204 £401 -5.59% 106
North of England -4 191 £373 -0.67% 140
West Midlands -13 154 £413 -2.94% 71
North West -5 122 £370 -10.30% 79
South West -15 109 £425 -2.86% 59
Scotland -69 79 £383 -14.76% 31
East of England -2 74 £375 +13.64% 47
Yorkshire -14 59 £400 +18.52% 51
East Midlands +1 48 £350 +72.84% 34
Wales -11 30 £450 -1.37% 18
North East -9 10 £363 +7.41% 10
Northern Ireland -7 6 £153 -4.69% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 1,121 (51.78%) Microsoft
2 934 (43.14%) Microsoft 365
3 805 (37.18%) Azure
4 538 (24.85%) Social Skills
5 515 (23.79%) Windows
6 512 (23.65%) Power Platform
7 488 (22.54%) Active Directory
8 415 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
9 410 (18.94%) Migration
10 374 (17.27%) SQL
11 359 (16.58%) Finance
12 357 (16.49%) PowerApps
13 342 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
14 321 (14.83%) PowerShell
15 310 (14.32%) .NET
16 272 (12.56%) Security Cleared
17 269 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
18 260 (12.01%) Microsoft Excel
19 257 (11.87%) DevOps
20 254 (11.73%) CRM
21 251 (11.59%) C#
22 247 (11.41%) OneDrive
23 242 (11.18%) Power BI
24 238 (10.99%) ITIL
25 234 (10.81%) Windows Server
26 219 (10.12%) Oracle
27 217 (10.02%) SQL Server
28 215 (9.93%) JavaScript
29 214 (9.88%) Dynamics 365
30 206 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM

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
1 140 (6.47%) Confluence
2 98 (4.53%) MS Exchange
3 63 (2.91%) CMS
4 54 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 48 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 48 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 46 (2.12%) IIS
7 43 (1.99%) Drupal
8 41 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 32 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
10 30 (1.39%) Apache
11 25 (1.15%) Documentum
12 22 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.65%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 269 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
2 260 (12.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 117 (5.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (3.46%) MS Visio
5 54 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.92%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.28%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.28%) Sketch
11 5 (0.23%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.14%) InDesign
14 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.092%) InVision
Business Applications
1 206 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (5.54%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.18%) Primavera
6 4 (0.18%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.18%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.14%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.14%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.092%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.092%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.092%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.092%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.046%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 934 (43.14%) Microsoft 365
2 805 (37.18%) Azure
3 512 (23.65%) Power Platform
4 357 (16.49%) PowerApps
5 247 (11.41%) OneDrive
6 214 (9.88%) Dynamics 365
7 198 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 190 (8.78%) Power Automate
9 140 (6.47%) AWS
10 79 (3.65%) PaaS
10 79 (3.65%) SaaS
11 62 (2.86%) Yammer
12 58 (2.68%) Serverless
13 54 (2.49%) Azure Logic Apps
13 54 (2.49%) IaaS
14 48 (2.22%) Azure Functions
15 32 (1.48%) GitHub
16 29 (1.34%) ShareGate
17 28 (1.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 26 (1.20%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.82%) Firewall
2 117 (5.40%) DNS
3 100 (4.62%) Intranet
4 85 (3.93%) Skype
5 82 (3.79%) DHCP
6 60 (2.77%) WAN
7 55 (2.54%) LAN
8 49 (2.26%) VPN
9 46 (2.12%) Internet
10 40 (1.85%) TCP/IP
11 23 (1.06%) SAN
12 19 (0.88%) WebEx
13 16 (0.74%) Kerberos
14 15 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (0.55%) Extranet
16 12 (0.55%) PBX
16 12 (0.55%) VoIP
17 11 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (11.18%) Power BI
2 217 (10.02%) SQL Server
3 44 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
4 33 (1.52%) Data Lake
5 32 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 28 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (1.25%) Metadata
9 27 (1.25%) MySQL
10 23 (1.06%) QlikView
11 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.74%) Tableau
13 15 (0.69%) Big Data
13 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
16 10 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 195 (9.01%) JIRA
2 49 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.92%) Selenium
4 20 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 19 (0.88%) Subversion
6 18 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 14 (0.65%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
8 9 (0.42%) GitLab
9 8 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.28%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.23%) Serena SBM
11 5 (0.23%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.23%) Zephyr
12 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 538 (24.85%) Social Skills
2 359 (16.58%) Finance
3 199 (9.19%) Public Sector
4 172 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (4.76%) Marketing
6 95 (4.39%) Presentation Skills
7 85 (3.93%) Banking
8 53 (2.45%) Documentation Skills
8 53 (2.45%) Legal
9 48 (2.22%) Telecoms
10 42 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
11 41 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
12 33 (1.52%) Retail
13 29 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 22 (1.02%) Publishing
15 20 (0.92%) Electronics
16 18 (0.83%) Local Government
17 11 (0.51%) Law
18 10 (0.46%) Back Office
18 10 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 374 (17.27%) Developer
2 288 (13.30%) Analyst
3 216 (9.98%) Architect
4 215 (9.93%) Consultant
5 163 (7.53%) SharePoint Developer
6 122 (5.64%) Project Manager
7 100 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 93 (4.30%) Administrator
9 79 (3.65%) SharePoint Consultant
10 78 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 75 (3.46%) Support Engineer
12 57 (2.63%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 57 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
13 54 (2.49%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
14 53 (2.45%) Support Analyst
15 49 (2.26%) Designer
16 47 (2.17%) Microsoft 365 Architect
17 46 (2.12%) 2nd Line Support
18 45 (2.08%) SharePoint Engineer
19 42 (1.94%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (14.32%) .NET
2 124 (5.73%) CSS
2 124 (5.73%) HTML
3 119 (5.50%) J2EE
4 65 (3.00%) ASP.NET
5 64 (2.96%) jQuery
6 63 (2.91%) Web Services
7 62 (2.86%) REST
8 50 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 46 (2.12%) React
10 44 (2.03%) AngularJS
11 42 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 32 (1.48%) HTML5
13 27 (1.25%) SOAP
14 25 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (1.11%) LDAP
15 24 (1.11%) XML
16 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Graph
16 22 (1.02%) OAuth
17 21 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.06%) User Experience
2 65 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 56 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 43 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (1.57%) PKI
5 34 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 29 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 28 (1.29%) Social Media
8 25 (1.15%) Clustering
9 24 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.06%) NHS
11 22 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
13 19 (0.88%) Replication
14 17 (0.79%) Wiki
15 13 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.60%) Taxonomies
16 12 (0.55%) e-Learning
17 11 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 515 (23.79%) Windows
2 234 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 179 (8.27%) Windows 10
4 100 (4.62%) Linux
5 81 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 48 (2.22%) Unix
8 44 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 43 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 38 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.29%) Android
13 18 (0.83%) AIX
13 18 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.74%) Solaris
15 12 (0.55%) HPUX
15 12 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.42%) OpenVMS
17 8 (0.37%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (18.94%) Migration
3 342 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
4 257 (11.87%) DevOps
5 254 (11.73%) CRM
6 238 (10.99%) ITIL
7 204 (9.42%) Project Management
8 181 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
9 169 (7.81%) Project Delivery
10 133 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 127 (5.87%) Change Management
12 121 (5.59%) Scrum
13 114 (5.27%) Analytics
14 110 (5.08%) Service Management
15 97 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 96 (4.43%) Requirements Gathering
17 88 (4.06%) Data Migration
18 81 (3.74%) Waterfall
19 77 (3.56%) Workflow
20 74 (3.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 374 (17.27%) SQL
2 321 (14.83%) PowerShell
3 251 (11.59%) C#
4 215 (9.93%) JavaScript
5 159 (7.34%) Java
6 73 (3.37%) Python
7 47 (2.17%) VBA
8 43 (1.99%) VB.NET
9 41 (1.89%) TypeScript
10 35 (1.62%) C
10 35 (1.62%) VB
11 26 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 20 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 19 (0.88%) VBScript
15 12 (0.55%) PHP
16 11 (0.51%) R
17 8 (0.37%) Perl
18 6 (0.28%) ES6
18 6 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 272 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 192 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.31%) Degree
4 65 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 59 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (1.06%) MCSE
8 18 (0.83%) MCSA
8 18 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.74%) PMP
10 15 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.60%) CCNA
12 11 (0.51%) ISEB
12 11 (0.51%) MCP
13 10 (0.46%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.37%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.17%) PMO
2 60 (2.77%) SLA
3 54 (2.49%) QA
4 32 (1.48%) Accessibility
5 27 (1.25%) GDPR
6 14 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.46%) WCAG
9 9 (0.42%) HL7
10 7 (0.32%) COBIT
10 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.28%) NCSC
11 6 (0.28%) P3O
12 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.18%) GRC
14 3 (0.14%) GxP
14 3 (0.14%) NIST
14 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
15 2 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 488 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 107 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 48 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (1.43%) XenApp
7 22 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 21 (0.97%) vSphere
9 18 (0.83%) BitLocker
9 18 (0.83%) Docker
10 12 (0.55%) NFS
11 10 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.37%) DFS Replication
12 8 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.18%) Firmware
14 4 (0.18%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 188 (8.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 129 (5.96%) SCCM
3 55 (2.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 38 (1.76%) Terraform
5 22 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
5 22 (1.02%) WSUS
6 21 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (0.92%) Ansible
7 20 (0.92%) SCOM
8 18 (0.83%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.74%) SCVMM
9 16 (0.74%) Tivoli
10 15 (0.69%) Kubernetes
10 15 (0.69%) Puppet
11 13 (0.60%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.55%) Control-M
13 11 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,121 (51.78%) Microsoft
2 219 (10.12%) Oracle
3 182 (8.41%) SAP
4 168 (7.76%) VMware
5 106 (4.90%) Citrix
6 82 (3.79%) Cisco
7 67 (3.09%) ServiceNow
8 59 (2.73%) Atlassian
9 46 (2.12%) Nintex
10 44 (2.03%) HP
10 44 (2.03%) IBM
11 40 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (1.62%) EMC
13 33 (1.52%) Adobe
14 31 (1.43%) Symantec
15 30 (1.39%) Splunk
16 27 (1.25%) Dell
16 27 (1.25%) Veeam
17 20 (0.92%) Databricks
18 19 (0.88%) Google