Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 96 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 -29 -9
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,594 2,605 3,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.60% 3.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.90% 15.52% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,565 1,590 2,221
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.96%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £213
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 119 142
UK median hourly rate £22.83 £20.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.15% -21.57% +18.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.87 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.40 £48.15 £56.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.36% -34.55% +25.00%

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 17,406 16,785 19,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.83% 16.75% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,334 10,991 12,834
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 415 507
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +7.89%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -4 2,326 £410 +5.13% 678
UK excluding London -20 1,546 £400 +14.29% 497
London -9 978 £425 - 206
South East -5 510 £400 +6.67% 128
North of England -20 322 £381 +17.31% 151
Midlands -32 182 £410 +9.33% 87
South West -14 176 £400 +14.29% 65
Scotland +1 165 £390 +16.42% 16
North West +4 161 £375 +3.45% 79
East of England +1 151 £400 +8.11% 43
Yorkshire -2 122 £375 +25.00% 56
West Midlands -55 110 £413 +5.77% 50
East Midlands +7 70 £408 +16.43% 36
North East -25 40 £450 +38.46% 16
Wales -18 28 £410 +19.71% 5
Northern Ireland +37 15 £400 +23.46% 3
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,057 (40.75%) Microsoft
2 942 (36.31%) Office 365
3 604 (23.28%) Windows
4 508 (19.58%) Migration
5 501 (19.31%) Active Directory
6 489 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 458 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
8 449 (17.31%) Finance
9 399 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
9 399 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
10 387 (14.92%) PowerShell
11 379 (14.61%) .NET
12 377 (14.53%) SQL Server
13 356 (13.72%) C#
14 339 (13.07%) SQL
15 319 (12.30%) Project Management
16 305 (11.76%) Security Cleared
17 270 (10.41%) JavaScript
18 268 (10.33%) SharePoint 2013
19 262 (10.10%) ITIL
20 259 (9.98%) Windows Server
21 257 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
22 251 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
23 245 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
24 234 (9.02%) CSS
25 231 (8.91%) SC Cleared
26 230 (8.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 221 (8.52%) Skype
28 208 (8.02%) PMO
29 207 (7.98%) OneDrive

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
1 268 (10.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 199 (7.67%) Skype for Business
3 195 (7.52%) MS Exchange
4 147 (5.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 123 (4.74%) IIS
6 85 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
7 78 (3.01%) Confluence
8 67 (2.58%) CMS
9 65 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 37 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
10 37 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 34 (1.31%) K2 blackpearl
12 31 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
13 29 (1.12%) Umbraco
14 28 (1.08%) IBM Notes
15 18 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (0.58%) Apache
16 15 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.54%) SAS
18 13 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 399 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 399 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 230 (8.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 151 (5.82%) Microsoft Project
4 147 (5.67%) MS Visio
5 79 (3.05%) InfoPath
6 23 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.15%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.15%) Windchill
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.12%) InVision
10 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.12%) SPSS
11 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 109 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.31%) SAP GRC
3 8 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.27%) SAP R/3
5 5 (0.19%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.19%) Primavera
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.077%) Oracle CRM On Demand
8 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.077%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.077%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 2 (0.077%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 942 (36.31%) Office 365
2 489 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 207 (7.98%) OneDrive
4 103 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 79 (3.05%) Yammer
6 69 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
7 63 (2.43%) IaaS
8 62 (2.39%) SaaS
9 51 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
10 47 (1.81%) PaaS
11 23 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.66%) Slack
13 16 (0.62%) Azure Functions
13 16 (0.62%) Serverless
13 16 (0.62%) Trello
14 14 (0.54%) G Suite
15 12 (0.46%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.31%) Google Drive
17 7 (0.27%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 221 (8.52%) Skype
2 139 (5.36%) DNS
3 122 (4.70%) Firewall
4 112 (4.32%) Intranet
5 92 (3.55%) DHCP
6 76 (2.93%) Internet
7 55 (2.12%) VPN
8 49 (1.89%) SAN
9 46 (1.77%) LAN
10 42 (1.62%) WAN
11 39 (1.50%) TCP/IP
12 28 (1.08%) Kerberos
13 26 (1.00%) DMZ
14 25 (0.96%) Wireless
15 22 (0.85%) SSL
16 21 (0.81%) NetScaler
17 18 (0.69%) VLAN
17 18 (0.69%) WebEx
18 17 (0.66%) NAS
18 17 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 107 (4.12%) Power BI
3 79 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 56 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (1.50%) Electronic Patient Records
9 38 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
10 35 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 33 (1.27%) MS Access
13 24 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (0.81%) PowerPivot
15 18 (0.69%) QlikView
15 18 (0.69%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.66%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
17 15 (0.58%) Big Data
17 15 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 141 (5.44%) JIRA
2 130 (5.01%) Visual Studio
3 101 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 53 (2.04%) Git (software)
6 42 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 42 (1.62%) Selenium
7 28 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 22 (0.85%) JUnit
10 21 (0.81%) Bitbucket
10 21 (0.81%) GitLab
10 21 (0.81%) JMeter
11 19 (0.73%) Cucumber
12 18 (0.69%) NUnit
13 17 (0.66%) gulp
14 15 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
15 13 (0.50%) Jasmine
16 12 (0.46%) SonarQube
16 12 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 449 (17.31%) Finance
2 108 (4.16%) Banking
3 85 (3.28%) Legal
4 56 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.04%) Retail
6 46 (1.77%) Law
7 44 (1.70%) Advertising
7 44 (1.70%) Marketing
8 40 (1.54%) Publishing
9 38 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.81%) Back Office
12 21 (0.81%) Military
13 14 (0.54%) Billing
13 14 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.27%) Local Government
16 5 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 532 (20.51%) Developer
2 425 (16.38%) Analyst
3 272 (10.49%) SharePoint Developer
4 188 (7.25%) Consultant
5 182 (7.02%) Architect
6 179 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 149 (5.74%) Administrator
8 94 (3.62%) Support Analyst
9 92 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 92 (3.55%) SharePoint Consultant
10 87 (3.35%) SharePoint Engineer
11 86 (3.32%) Business Analyst
12 81 (3.12%) SharePoint Administrator
13 74 (2.85%) Support Engineer
14 72 (2.78%) Office 365 Engineer
15 68 (2.62%) PMO Analyst
16 58 (2.24%) .NET Developer
16 58 (2.24%) C# Developer
16 58 (2.24%) Coordinator
16 58 (2.24%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (14.61%) .NET
2 234 (9.02%) CSS
3 207 (7.98%) HTML
4 171 (6.59%) jQuery
5 144 (5.55%) ASP.NET
6 102 (3.93%) AngularJS
7 91 (3.51%) .NET Framework
8 89 (3.43%) REST
8 89 (3.43%) XML
9 87 (3.35%) Web Services
10 86 (3.32%) React
11 65 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 65 (2.51%) HTML5
12 55 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (1.54%) Entity Framework
14 36 (1.39%) CSS3
14 36 (1.39%) XSLT
15 35 (1.35%) Node.js
16 33 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 32 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 251 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 80 (3.08%) User Experience
4 68 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 68 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
5 62 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 55 (2.12%) PKI
7 44 (1.70%) LIMS
8 42 (1.62%) NHS
9 39 (1.50%) e-Health
9 39 (1.50%) PACS
10 30 (1.16%) Clustering
11 28 (1.08%) Taxonomies
11 28 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 22 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.85%) e-Learning
13 22 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 22 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 604 (23.28%) Windows
2 259 (9.98%) Windows Server
3 184 (7.09%) Windows 10
4 141 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 135 (5.20%) Windows 7
6 134 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (3.35%) Linux
8 65 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (2.00%) Unix
10 38 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 34 (1.31%) Android
12 18 (0.69%) Solaris
13 16 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (19.58%) Migration
2 458 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (12.30%) Project Management
4 262 (10.10%) ITIL
5 257 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
6 245 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
7 171 (6.59%) CRM
7 171 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 157 (6.05%) Workflow
9 150 (5.78%) Change Management
10 146 (5.63%) Scrum
11 135 (5.20%) PRINCE2
12 127 (4.90%) Analytics
13 116 (4.47%) DevOps
14 115 (4.43%) MVC
15 109 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 101 (3.89%) Business Analysis
17 99 (3.82%) Data Migration
18 93 (3.59%) Content Management
19 87 (3.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 387 (14.92%) PowerShell
2 356 (13.72%) C#
3 339 (13.07%) SQL
4 270 (10.41%) JavaScript
5 77 (2.97%) Java
6 50 (1.93%) C
7 40 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 37 (1.43%) TypeScript
9 32 (1.23%) Python
9 32 (1.23%) VBA
10 19 (0.73%) VB
11 16 (0.62%) R
12 14 (0.54%) C++
12 14 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.46%) Perl
15 11 (0.42%) PHP
15 11 (0.42%) VBScript
16 10 (0.39%) ES6
17 8 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 305 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 231 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 178 (6.86%) Degree
4 128 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (2.43%) MCSE
6 51 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (1.27%) PMP
8 31 (1.20%) PMI Certification
9 26 (1.00%) MCSA
10 20 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.66%) MCITP
13 15 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (0.58%) DBS Check
13 15 (0.58%) Master's Degree
14 14 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.50%) CCNA
16 11 (0.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (8.02%) PMO
2 77 (2.97%) QA
3 57 (2.20%) GDPR
4 53 (2.04%) SLA
5 39 (1.50%) HL7
6 37 (1.43%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.50%) GxP
9 11 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.15%) GMP
12 3 (0.12%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.12%) GCP
12 3 (0.12%) GLP
12 3 (0.12%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.077%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.077%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.039%) P3O
System Software
1 501 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 108 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 50 (1.93%) XenApp
5 47 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (1.27%) vSphere
6 33 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 29 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (0.62%) BitLocker
9 15 (0.58%) Docker
10 12 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 12 (0.46%) XenServer
11 11 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.39%) DFS Replication
13 9 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.15%) Dovecot
15 4 (0.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 134 (5.17%) SCCM
2 52 (2.00%) SCOM
3 48 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
5 25 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (0.73%) WSUS
7 17 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 16 (0.62%) NetBackup
8 16 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.54%) AirWatch
10 12 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.42%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.39%) Ansible
12 10 (0.39%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.31%) HP SIM
14 7 (0.27%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,057 (40.75%) Microsoft
2 184 (7.09%) VMware
3 142 (5.47%) Citrix
4 127 (4.90%) SAP
5 102 (3.93%) Oracle
6 97 (3.74%) Cisco
7 91 (3.51%) Nintex
8 65 (2.51%) HP
9 41 (1.58%) Google
10 40 (1.54%) ServiceNow
11 38 (1.46%) Apple
12 36 (1.39%) Adobe
12 36 (1.39%) McAfee
13 31 (1.20%) Dell
13 31 (1.20%) Remedy
14 29 (1.12%) NetApp
15 28 (1.08%) Lotus
16 25 (0.96%) CA
17 23 (0.89%) IBM
18 21 (0.81%) Sony