Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 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
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 63 53
Rank change year-on-year -33 -10 -6
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2455 3599 3867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 3.33% 3.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.20% 18.12% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 2347 2455
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.04% +1.38%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 141 158
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +9.86% +18.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £51.50 £42.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -25.28% +12.36% +23.61%

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 16152 19866 20158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.80% 18.38% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10427 13056 12493
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 494 696
UK median hourly rate £19.30 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.37% +1.95% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.90 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.73 £19.73
% change year-on-year -8.35% +5.08% +12.73%

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 24 August 2017.

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 24 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Top 16 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 24 August 2017. 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 -35 2300 £400 +6.67% 301
UK excluding London -18 1450 £350 - 201
London -32 983 £425 +6.25% 110
South East -16 516 £375 -1.32% 48
North of England -36 254 £325 -0.31% 57
Midlands -21 220 £361 -3.67% 32
South West -29 185 £350 - 34
West Midlands +7 145 £350 -6.67% 23
East of England -21 139 £425 +21.43% 17
North West -32 117 £350 - 29
Scotland -25 108 £325 +2.36% 14
Yorkshire -34 75 £300 -7.69% 18
East Midlands -33 72 £363 -9.38% 9
North East +22 62 £300 -3.23% 10
Wales -9 22 £375 - 1
Northern Ireland -46 13 £324 +8.00%

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 965 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 727 (29.61%) Office 365
3 547 (22.28%) Windows
4 482 (19.63%) Finance
5 462 (18.82%) Active Directory
6 461 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
7 425 (17.31%) SQL Server
8 418 (17.03%) Migration
9 402 (16.37%) SQL
10 400 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
11 390 (15.89%) .NET
12 352 (14.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 344 (14.01%) Microsoft Excel
14 339 (13.81%) Security Cleared
15 326 (13.28%) Project Management
16 308 (12.55%) C#
17 292 (11.89%) JavaScript
18 268 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
19 253 (10.31%) HTML
20 250 (10.18%) PowerShell
21 238 (9.69%) SC Cleared
22 235 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
23 234 (9.53%) CSS
24 233 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
25 230 (9.37%) Skype for Business
26 228 (9.29%) SharePoint 2010
27 218 (8.88%) ITIL
28 211 (8.59%) Skype
29 209 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
30 208 (8.47%) 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
1 352 (14.34%) SharePoint 2013
2 230 (9.37%) Skype for Business
3 228 (9.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 201 (8.19%) MS Exchange
5 137 (5.58%) IIS
6 110 (4.48%) SharePoint Server
7 89 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 70 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
9 59 (2.40%) CMS
10 58 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 30 (1.22%) Apache
11 30 (1.22%) Confluence
12 24 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 23 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (0.94%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (0.77%) Drupal
15 19 (0.77%) WebLogic
16 18 (0.73%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 461 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
2 344 (14.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 209 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 188 (7.66%) Microsoft Project
5 138 (5.62%) MS Visio
6 44 (1.79%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.12%) InVision
10 3 (0.12%) Stata
11 2 (0.081%) InDesign
12 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.041%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 144 (5.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
5 10 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.33%) Maximo
8 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.16%) Changepoint
10 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.12%) assyst
11 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.12%) Primavera
11 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.12%) Staffware
11 3 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 727 (29.61%) Office 365
2 268 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (4.52%) OneDrive
4 69 (2.81%) Yammer
5 49 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (1.79%) IaaS
7 36 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (1.10%) SaaS
9 23 (0.94%) PaaS
10 17 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.29%) G Suite
13 5 (0.20%) GitHub
13 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.16%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.12%) MailChimp
15 3 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 211 (8.59%) Skype
2 140 (5.70%) Intranet
3 98 (3.99%) DNS
4 65 (2.65%) DHCP
5 60 (2.44%) Firewall
5 60 (2.44%) SAN
6 57 (2.32%) TCP/IP
6 57 (2.32%) WAN
7 56 (2.28%) Internet
8 50 (2.04%) LAN
9 31 (1.26%) LDAP
9 31 (1.26%) VPN
10 27 (1.10%) Extranet
11 26 (1.06%) NAS
12 18 (0.73%) Wireless
13 16 (0.65%) VoIP
13 16 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (0.53%) PBX
15 13 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 121 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 70 (2.85%) Power BI
7 62 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 41 (1.67%) EDRMS
11 29 (1.18%) MySQL
12 26 (1.06%) QlikView
13 25 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (0.98%) PowerPivot
14 24 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 18 (0.73%) Oracle Database
18 17 (0.69%) OLAP
19 16 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 131 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 124 (5.05%) Visual Studio
3 117 (4.77%) JIRA
4 43 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 33 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 16 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 15 (0.61%) MorphX
7 15 (0.61%) Selenium
8 14 (0.57%) Subversion
9 13 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.45%) NUnit
11 10 (0.41%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.41%) MSTest
12 9 (0.37%) Axure RP
12 9 (0.37%) gulp
12 9 (0.37%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.37%) Maven
12 9 (0.37%) SpecFlow
12 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 482 (19.63%) Finance
2 142 (5.78%) Banking
3 104 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 82 (3.34%) Retail
5 78 (3.18%) Marketing
6 69 (2.81%) Advertising
7 67 (2.73%) Legal
8 57 (2.32%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.26%) Electronics
10 28 (1.14%) Publishing
11 23 (0.94%) Automotive
12 22 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.73%) Law
13 18 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.57%) Local Government
16 13 (0.53%) Back Office
16 13 (0.53%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.45%) Military
18 10 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 492 (20.04%) Developer
2 425 (17.31%) Analyst
3 257 (10.47%) SharePoint Developer
4 214 (8.72%) Consultant
5 198 (8.07%) Project Manager
6 177 (7.21%) Architect
7 167 (6.80%) Administrator
8 112 (4.56%) Business Analyst
9 100 (4.07%) SharePoint Administrator
10 95 (3.87%) SharePoint Consultant
11 83 (3.38%) .NET Developer
12 65 (2.65%) PMO Analyst
13 63 (2.57%) Support Engineer
14 61 (2.48%) Coordinator
15 59 (2.40%) SharePoint Architect
16 56 (2.28%) SharePoint Project Manager
17 55 (2.24%) IT Analyst
17 55 (2.24%) Support Analyst
18 46 (1.87%) SharePoint Analyst
19 45 (1.83%) Office 365 Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (15.89%) .NET
2 253 (10.31%) HTML
3 234 (9.53%) CSS
4 156 (6.35%) ASP.NET
5 133 (5.42%) jQuery
6 105 (4.28%) Web Services
7 100 (4.07%) XML
8 91 (3.71%) AngularJS
9 68 (2.77%) WCF
10 64 (2.61%) HTML5
11 60 (2.44%) .NET Framework
12 51 (2.08%) REST
13 45 (1.83%) Ajax
14 38 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 37 (1.51%) SOAP
16 33 (1.34%) XSLT
17 32 (1.30%) CSS3
17 32 (1.30%) Entity Framework
18 30 (1.22%) Middleware
18 30 (1.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 63 (2.57%) User Experience
4 62 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 43 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 38 (1.55%) Clustering
7 30 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 26 (1.06%) Blackberry
9 26 (1.06%) CESG
10 23 (0.94%) PKI
11 22 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 19 (0.77%) NHS
13 18 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.69%) Social Media
15 15 (0.61%) iPad
16 14 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.57%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 547 (22.28%) Windows
2 204 (8.31%) Windows Server
3 117 (4.77%) Windows 7
4 114 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (4.48%) Windows 10
6 103 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 96 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 85 (3.46%) Linux
9 57 (2.32%) Unix
10 30 (1.22%) Android
11 29 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.06%) Windows XP
13 25 (1.02%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.90%) Solaris
15 15 (0.61%) AIX
16 12 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.49%) SUSE
17 10 (0.41%) CentOS
17 10 (0.41%) HPUX
18 9 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (17.03%) Migration
2 400 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (13.28%) Project Management
4 235 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 233 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
6 218 (8.88%) ITIL
7 208 (8.47%) CRM
8 156 (6.35%) Workflow
9 145 (5.91%) PRINCE2
10 138 (5.62%) Change Management
11 125 (5.09%) Document Management
12 123 (5.01%) Scrum
13 101 (4.11%) Programme Management
14 95 (3.87%) Content Management
15 94 (3.83%) MVC
16 87 (3.54%) Data Migration
17 85 (3.46%) Business Analysis
17 85 (3.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 82 (3.34%) Change Control
19 79 (3.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (16.37%) SQL
2 308 (12.55%) C#
3 292 (11.89%) JavaScript
4 250 (10.18%) PowerShell
5 72 (2.93%) T-SQL
6 38 (1.55%) VBA
7 37 (1.51%) Java
8 28 (1.14%) C
9 27 (1.10%) VBScript
10 23 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 21 (0.86%) VB
12 19 (0.77%) PHP
13 16 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.61%) X++
15 12 (0.49%) Perl
16 11 (0.45%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.37%) Python
18 7 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 7 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 339 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 238 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 158 (6.44%) Degree
4 116 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (2.97%) DV Cleared
6 46 (1.87%) MCSE
7 33 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 27 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (1.06%) PMP
11 23 (0.94%) MCSA
12 22 (0.90%) ISEB
12 22 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.53%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.53%) MCP
16 9 (0.37%) CESG Certified Professional
17 8 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (8.07%) PMO
2 64 (2.61%) QA
3 52 (2.12%) SLA
4 27 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 20 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.65%) GDPR
7 15 (0.61%) COBIT
8 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.49%) MiFID
8 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) HL7
10 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.081%) Basel III
12 2 (0.081%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.081%) GxP
12 2 (0.081%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.081%) IFRS
12 2 (0.081%) P3O
System Software
1 462 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 123 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.87%) XenApp
5 37 (1.51%) XenDesktop
6 33 (1.34%) vSphere
7 28 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (1.06%) BitLocker
9 25 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.49%) Samba
12 12 (0.49%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.41%) KVM
13 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (0.29%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.29%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (3.71%) SCCM
2 39 (1.59%) SCOM
3 32 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 17 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (0.57%) WSUS
8 13 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (0.49%) Ansible
10 11 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 11 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.45%) Netcool
11 10 (0.41%) OpenView
11 10 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.29%) DatAdvantage
13 7 (0.29%) Puppet
13 7 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 965 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 187 (7.62%) VMware
3 131 (5.34%) Citrix
4 118 (4.81%) SAP
5 117 (4.77%) Oracle
6 109 (4.44%) HP
7 75 (3.05%) Cisco
8 61 (2.48%) Nintex
9 41 (1.67%) ServiceNow
10 33 (1.34%) Tableau
11 30 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 30 (1.22%) Remedy
12 28 (1.14%) Symantec
13 26 (1.06%) IBM
14 25 (1.02%) Altiris
15 24 (0.98%) Adobe
15 24 (0.98%) Google
15 24 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
16 23 (0.94%) Veritas
17 22 (0.90%) NetApp