Period
to 24 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 92 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4 -22
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,119 2,647 2,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 2.66% 2.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.44% 16.15% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,374 1,635 1,567
UK median daily rate £414 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £205 £224 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £412 £363
% change year-on-year -2.79% +13.52% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 90 128
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £19.57 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.07% +7.25% -27.00%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £35.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £16.82 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.74% -3.90% -36.36%

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 10,369 16,387 16,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.35% 16.45% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,712 10,570 11,044
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 356 412
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.99% +2.21%
10th Percentile £11.28 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.43 £48.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.71% -3.53%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 +17 1,921 £425 - 551
UK excluding London +15 1,307 £400 -2.79% 451
London +40 769 £438 - 145
South East 0 354 £425 - 122
North of England -7 277 £363 -14.71% 129
South West +7 209 £391 -2.38% 54
Midlands +55 187 £419 +4.69% 67
North West +11 156 £356 -16.18% 75
West Midlands +50 142 £428 +13.25% 38
Scotland +19 132 £394 +5.00% 34
East of England +30 121 £425 +6.25% 37
Yorkshire -12 81 £375 -11.76% 41
East Midlands +10 41 £375 -10.71% 28
North East -15 40 £338 -15.63% 13
Wales +19 17 £431 -3.09% 5
Northern Ireland +2 7 £100 -75.00% 4
Channel Islands -2 5 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 1,115 (52.62%) Microsoft
2 931 (43.94%) Office 365
3 658 (31.05%) Azure
4 599 (28.27%) Windows
5 548 (25.86%) Active Directory
6 490 (23.12%) Migration
7 405 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
8 367 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
9 349 (16.47%) Power Platform
10 331 (15.62%) SQL
11 312 (14.72%) Security Cleared
12 301 (14.20%) Finance
13 289 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 278 (13.12%) Microsoft Excel
15 266 (12.55%) Windows 10
16 265 (12.51%) CRM
16 265 (12.51%) PowerShell
17 262 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
18 249 (11.75%) OneDrive
19 245 (11.56%) Dynamics CRM
20 243 (11.47%) .NET
21 233 (11.00%) Power BI
22 230 (10.85%) SCCM
23 227 (10.71%) Windows Server
24 222 (10.48%) C#
25 215 (10.15%) Project Management
26 214 (10.10%) JavaScript
26 214 (10.10%) Skype
27 206 (9.72%) SC Cleared
28 199 (9.39%) Dynamics 365

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
1 177 (8.35%) Skype for Business
2 151 (7.13%) MS Exchange
3 96 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 86 (4.06%) IIS
5 73 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 61 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 53 (2.50%) Confluence
8 48 (2.27%) CMS
9 42 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
11 34 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (0.80%) K2 blackpearl
15 14 (0.66%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.66%) WordPress
16 9 (0.42%) Documentum
17 8 (0.38%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.38%) LiveLink
18 6 (0.28%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 367 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
2 278 (13.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 185 (8.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (4.67%) Microsoft Project
5 86 (4.06%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.09%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.19%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Edge Animate
10 3 (0.14%) Windchill
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.094%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.047%) Figma
12 1 (0.047%) InVision
12 1 (0.047%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 245 (11.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.33%) SAP BPC
6 6 (0.28%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.14%) assyst
9 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
10 2 (0.094%) Changepoint
10 2 (0.094%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.094%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 931 (43.94%) Office 365
2 658 (31.05%) Azure
3 349 (16.47%) Power Platform
4 249 (11.75%) OneDrive
5 199 (9.39%) Dynamics 365
6 197 (9.30%) PowerApps
7 137 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 118 (5.57%) Microsoft Flow
9 103 (4.86%) AWS
10 77 (3.63%) Yammer
11 48 (2.27%) SaaS
12 45 (2.12%) PaaS
13 34 (1.60%) IaaS
14 31 (1.46%) Azure Functions
14 31 (1.46%) Serverless
15 27 (1.27%) GitHub
16 22 (1.04%) ShareGate
17 20 (0.94%) Mimecast
18 16 (0.76%) G Suite
18 16 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 214 (10.10%) Skype
2 127 (5.99%) DNS
3 94 (4.44%) DHCP
4 85 (4.01%) WAN
5 83 (3.92%) LAN
6 80 (3.78%) Intranet
7 64 (3.02%) Firewall
8 58 (2.74%) VPN
9 52 (2.45%) TCP/IP
9 52 (2.45%) VoIP
10 51 (2.41%) SAN
11 46 (2.17%) Internet
12 28 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.18%) MPLS
14 23 (1.09%) Network Security
15 22 (1.04%) VLAN
16 19 (0.90%) NAS
17 18 (0.85%) Extranet
17 18 (0.85%) HTTP
18 15 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 233 (11.00%) Power BI
3 118 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (2.69%) Electronic Patient Records
6 39 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
8 30 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (0.76%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.66%) MySQL
15 13 (0.61%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 113 (5.33%) JIRA
2 98 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 44 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 22 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.76%) Selenium
7 16 (0.76%) StarTeam
8 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.47%) JMeter
9 10 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.42%) Hudson
11 8 (0.38%) gulp
12 6 (0.28%) Grunt
12 6 (0.28%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.28%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.24%) Subversion
14 4 (0.19%) SoapUI
15 3 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 301 (14.20%) Finance
2 183 (8.64%) Public Sector
3 61 (2.88%) Marketing
4 58 (2.74%) Banking
5 46 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.79%) Legal
6 38 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.23%) Local Government
8 23 (1.09%) Publishing
9 22 (1.04%) Back Office
10 17 (0.80%) Retail
11 16 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.57%) Advertising
14 11 (0.52%) Front Office
14 11 (0.52%) Military
15 10 (0.47%) German Language
15 10 (0.47%) Law
16 9 (0.42%) Electronics
17 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 326 (15.38%) Developer
2 314 (14.82%) Analyst
3 216 (10.19%) Consultant
4 191 (9.01%) Architect
5 144 (6.80%) SharePoint Developer
6 131 (6.18%) Project Manager
7 117 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 96 (4.53%) Support Engineer
9 93 (4.39%) Business Analyst
10 92 (4.34%) Administrator
11 89 (4.20%) SharePoint Consultant
12 56 (2.64%) Office 365 Consultant
13 55 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 55 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
14 45 (2.12%) SharePoint Administrator
14 45 (2.12%) Support Analyst
14 45 (2.12%) Technical Architect
15 44 (2.08%) Coordinator
16 41 (1.93%) IT Support
16 41 (1.93%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (11.47%) .NET
2 147 (6.94%) HTML
3 127 (5.99%) CSS
4 86 (4.06%) ASP.NET
5 77 (3.63%) Web Services
6 74 (3.49%) XML
7 67 (3.16%) jQuery
8 46 (2.17%) React
9 45 (2.12%) REST
10 44 (2.08%) JSON
11 39 (1.84%) AngularJS
12 31 (1.46%) .NET Framework
13 30 (1.42%) HTML5
14 24 (1.13%) CSS3
15 23 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (0.99%) SOAP
17 19 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (0.85%) Ajax
18 18 (0.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (3.82%) User Experience
3 80 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 69 (3.26%) NHS
5 56 (2.64%) e-Health
5 56 (2.64%) LIMS
5 56 (2.64%) PACS
6 51 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 44 (2.08%) PKI
9 41 (1.93%) Clustering
10 35 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 19 (0.90%) PMI
12 19 (0.90%) Replication
13 18 (0.85%) e-Learning
14 15 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (0.66%) Fat Client
15 14 (0.66%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 599 (28.27%) Windows
2 266 (12.55%) Windows 10
3 227 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 148 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 119 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 48 (2.27%) Linux
8 45 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (1.98%) Android
10 41 (1.93%) Apple iOS
11 24 (1.13%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.99%) Unix
13 18 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.76%) AIX
15 13 (0.61%) VMS
16 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.38%) CentOS
17 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.33%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (23.12%) Migration
2 405 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (12.51%) CRM
4 262 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
5 215 (10.15%) Project Management
6 173 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 168 (7.93%) ITIL
8 154 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
9 149 (7.03%) Data Migration
10 144 (6.80%) Change Management
11 142 (6.70%) Workflow
12 133 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 131 (6.18%) DevOps
14 114 (5.38%) Analytics
15 94 (4.44%) Scrum
16 85 (4.01%) Document Management
17 84 (3.96%) Project Delivery
18 80 (3.78%) PRINCE2
19 66 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
20 65 (3.07%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 331 (15.62%) SQL
2 265 (12.51%) PowerShell
3 222 (10.48%) C#
4 214 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 46 (2.17%) Java
6 30 (1.42%) VBA
7 29 (1.37%) Python
8 22 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 19 (0.90%) VB.NET
10 18 (0.85%) PHP
11 12 (0.57%) C++
11 12 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.52%) C
12 11 (0.52%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.42%) VBScript
14 8 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.38%) Perl
15 7 (0.33%) Ruby
16 6 (0.28%) Groovy
17 4 (0.19%) Clipper
Qualifications
1 312 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 206 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 105 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (4.81%) Degree
5 64 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 64 (3.02%) MCSE
6 46 (2.17%) MCSA
7 28 (1.32%) MCITP
8 24 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 24 (1.13%) CCA
8 24 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
8 24 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 24 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 20 (0.94%) CCNA
9 20 (0.94%) ISEB
10 19 (0.90%) MCTS
11 17 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.76%) PMP
13 15 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.39%) PMO
2 70 (3.30%) QA
3 65 (3.07%) GDPR
4 64 (3.02%) SLA
5 56 (2.64%) HL7
6 20 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.38%) NIST
8 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.28%) P3O
9 5 (0.24%) GxP
10 4 (0.19%) ITGC
10 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.14%) GAMP
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.094%) COBIT
12 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.094%) RMADS
13 1 (0.047%) NCSC
System Software
1 548 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 132 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 69 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (1.79%) XenApp
6 28 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 27 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (1.27%) vSphere
8 26 (1.23%) DFS Replication
9 18 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.52%) Firmware
12 11 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.52%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.33%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.33%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 230 (10.85%) SCCM
2 66 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 58 (2.74%) SCOM
4 30 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
5 28 (1.32%) WSUS
6 25 (1.18%) AirWatch
7 20 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (0.85%) Netcool
10 12 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (0.42%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.38%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.33%) Ansible
13 7 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.33%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.33%) SCDPM
13 7 (0.33%) SCSM
13 7 (0.33%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,115 (52.62%) Microsoft
2 189 (8.92%) VMware
3 153 (7.22%) Citrix
4 99 (4.67%) Oracle
5 92 (4.34%) Cisco
6 81 (3.82%) SAP
7 39 (1.84%) HP
8 38 (1.79%) McAfee
9 37 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (1.70%) Nintex
11 31 (1.46%) Adobe
11 31 (1.46%) Google
12 30 (1.42%) Dell
13 26 (1.23%) Apple
14 23 (1.09%) Remedy
15 19 (0.90%) Tableau
15 19 (0.90%) Veritas
16 17 (0.80%) Sparx
17 15 (0.71%) Meraki
17 15 (0.71%) ServiceNow