Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 66 56
Rank change year-on-year -29 -10 -6
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2584 3446 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 3.27% 3.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.57% 17.57% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 2222 2420
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 142 131
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.57% +17.57% +19.67%
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.30 £56.45 £42.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.97 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -27.38% +25.00% +23.08%

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 16595 19611 20362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.60% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10861 12817 12816
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 508 621
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -28 2392 £390 +4.00% 164
UK excluding London -13 1569 £350 - 108
London -36 986 £425 +6.25% 61
South East -13 491 £375 - 30
North of England +8 318 £325 - 40
Midlands -13 250 £375 -6.25% 9
South West -25 186 £350 - 13
West Midlands +3 175 £389 +3.67% 5
East of England -21 152 £379 -5.31% 11
Scotland -12 134 £335 +13.56% 5
North West -2 133 £369 +9.26% 28
Yorkshire +4 119 £300 -7.69% 10
East Midlands -27 71 £350 -12.50% 4
North East +32 66 £325 +2.69% 2
Wales +11 26 £346 -13.44%
Northern Ireland -46 14 £324 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1015 (39.28%) Microsoft
2 822 (31.81%) Office 365
3 564 (21.83%) Windows
4 474 (18.34%) Active Directory
5 464 (17.96%) Finance
6 462 (17.88%) Migration
6 462 (17.88%) Microsoft Office
7 434 (16.80%) SQL
8 411 (15.91%) SQL Server
9 404 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 390 (15.09%) .NET
11 367 (14.20%) Microsoft Excel
12 362 (14.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 336 (13.00%) C#
13 336 (13.00%) Project Management
14 331 (12.81%) Security Cleared
15 311 (12.04%) JavaScript
16 300 (11.61%) PowerShell
17 278 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 263 (10.18%) HTML
19 252 (9.75%) SharePoint 2010
20 251 (9.71%) Skype for Business
21 246 (9.52%) MS Exchange
22 243 (9.40%) SC Cleared
23 241 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
24 236 (9.13%) CSS
25 234 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
26 229 (8.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 223 (8.63%) Skype
28 221 (8.55%) PMO

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
1 362 (14.01%) SharePoint 2013
2 252 (9.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 251 (9.71%) Skype for Business
4 246 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 121 (4.68%) IIS
6 93 (3.60%) SharePoint Server
7 90 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 64 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 59 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
10 53 (2.05%) CMS
11 35 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (1.24%) Confluence
13 31 (1.20%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.93%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.85%) MS Project Server
16 21 (0.81%) Apache
17 19 (0.74%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.66%) Drupal
19 16 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
20 15 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 462 (17.88%) Microsoft Office
2 367 (14.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 229 (8.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 180 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
5 130 (5.03%) MS Visio
6 44 (1.70%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.15%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.15%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.12%) InVision
11 3 (0.12%) Stata
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.077%) InDesign
13 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 162 (6.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 10 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.27%) Maximo
8 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 3 (0.12%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.12%) Eikon
11 3 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 822 (31.81%) Office 365
2 278 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (4.26%) OneDrive
4 56 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (2.13%) Yammer
6 54 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (1.20%) IaaS
8 26 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (0.81%) PaaS
10 19 (0.74%) SaaS
11 8 (0.31%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.23%) G Suite
13 5 (0.19%) GitHub
13 5 (0.19%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
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
1 223 (8.63%) Skype
2 163 (6.31%) Intranet
3 90 (3.48%) DNS
4 75 (2.90%) SAN
5 67 (2.59%) Firewall
6 62 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 58 (2.24%) DHCP
7 58 (2.24%) WAN
8 49 (1.90%) LAN
9 48 (1.86%) Internet
10 38 (1.47%) NAS
11 30 (1.16%) VPN
12 21 (0.81%) LDAP
12 21 (0.81%) VLAN
13 20 (0.77%) Wireless
14 18 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (0.66%) iSCSI
15 17 (0.66%) NetScaler
15 17 (0.66%) VoIP
16 14 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 70 (2.71%) Power BI
6 63 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 54 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 37 (1.43%) EDRMS
11 27 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 24 (0.93%) PowerPivot
12 24 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.85%) QlikView
14 19 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 17 (0.66%) MySQL
16 16 (0.62%) MS Access
17 15 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
17 15 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 132 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 125 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 105 (4.06%) JIRA
4 63 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 25 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 24 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (0.77%) Subversion
8 16 (0.62%) gulp
9 13 (0.50%) MorphX
10 12 (0.46%) NUnit
11 11 (0.43%) Selenium
12 10 (0.39%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.39%) Maven
13 9 (0.35%) Ant
13 9 (0.35%) MSTest
13 9 (0.35%) NuGet
14 8 (0.31%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.27%) MSI
15 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 464 (17.96%) Finance
2 145 (5.61%) Banking
3 86 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 81 (3.13%) Advertising
5 74 (2.86%) Marketing
6 56 (2.17%) Retail
7 53 (2.05%) Legal
7 53 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.08%) Law
9 25 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 24 (0.93%) Publishing
11 23 (0.89%) Electronics
12 22 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.74%) Automotive
14 18 (0.70%) Back Office
15 17 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.46%) Local Government
17 9 (0.35%) French Language
18 8 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 525 (20.32%) Developer
2 449 (17.38%) Analyst
3 277 (10.72%) SharePoint Developer
4 232 (8.98%) Consultant
5 213 (8.24%) Project Manager
6 170 (6.58%) Administrator
7 169 (6.54%) Architect
8 121 (4.68%) Business Analyst
9 102 (3.95%) SharePoint Administrator
10 100 (3.87%) SharePoint Consultant
11 87 (3.37%) .NET Developer
12 72 (2.79%) PMO Analyst
13 65 (2.52%) SharePoint Project Manager
14 62 (2.40%) SharePoint Architect
14 62 (2.40%) Support Engineer
15 61 (2.36%) Support Analyst
16 58 (2.24%) Coordinator
17 57 (2.21%) Senior Developer
18 53 (2.05%) IT Analyst
19 51 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (15.09%) .NET
2 263 (10.18%) HTML
3 236 (9.13%) CSS
4 165 (6.39%) ASP.NET
5 117 (4.53%) jQuery
6 92 (3.56%) XML
7 88 (3.41%) Web Services
8 85 (3.29%) AngularJS
9 69 (2.67%) .NET Framework
10 61 (2.36%) REST
11 56 (2.17%) HTML5
12 50 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (1.93%) WCF
13 41 (1.59%) Ajax
14 35 (1.35%) Entity Framework
15 31 (1.20%) JSON
15 31 (1.20%) React
15 31 (1.20%) SOAP
16 30 (1.16%) RESTful
17 28 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 199 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 74 (2.86%) User Experience
4 59 (2.28%) Data Centre
5 47 (1.82%) Clustering
6 36 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 34 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 32 (1.24%) PKI
9 27 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.04%) CESG
10 25 (0.97%) NHS
10 25 (0.97%) Social Media
11 24 (0.93%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.77%) Taxonomies
13 19 (0.74%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.66%) Replication
16 16 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 16 (0.62%) CMDB
16 16 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 564 (21.83%) Windows
2 217 (8.40%) Windows Server
3 118 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 116 (4.49%) Windows 7
5 115 (4.45%) Windows 10
6 102 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 80 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 79 (3.06%) Linux
9 51 (1.97%) Unix
10 26 (1.01%) Android
10 26 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.93%) Solaris
11 24 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.50%) SUSE
14 12 (0.46%) AIX
14 12 (0.46%) HPUX
14 12 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.15%) CentOS
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (17.88%) Migration
2 404 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (13.00%) Project Management
4 241 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
5 234 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 221 (8.55%) CRM
6 221 (8.55%) ITIL
7 172 (6.66%) Workflow
8 142 (5.50%) PRINCE2
9 137 (5.30%) Document Management
10 124 (4.80%) Change Management
11 110 (4.26%) Scrum
12 101 (3.91%) Content Management
12 101 (3.91%) Programme Management
13 94 (3.64%) Data Migration
14 86 (3.33%) MVC
15 85 (3.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 82 (3.17%) Change Control
17 80 (3.10%) Business Analysis
18 71 (2.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 434 (16.80%) SQL
2 336 (13.00%) C#
3 311 (12.04%) JavaScript
4 300 (11.61%) PowerShell
5 81 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 39 (1.51%) Java
7 35 (1.35%) VBScript
8 34 (1.32%) VBA
9 23 (0.89%) VB
10 22 (0.85%) C
10 22 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 19 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.54%) PHP
14 13 (0.50%) X++
15 11 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.43%) Python
16 9 (0.35%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.35%) Perl
17 7 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 331 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 243 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 152 (5.88%) Degree
4 146 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (2.90%) MCSE
6 66 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.28%) MCSA
7 33 (1.28%) PMI Certification
8 32 (1.24%) PMP
9 29 (1.12%) ISEB
10 25 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 20 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.46%) CCNA
15 12 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (8.55%) PMO
2 64 (2.48%) QA
3 52 (2.01%) SLA
4 31 (1.20%) GDPR
5 27 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 26 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (0.54%) MiFID
8 11 (0.43%) COBIT
9 9 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.23%) HL7
12 5 (0.19%) RMADS
13 4 (0.15%) P3O
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.077%) Basel III
15 2 (0.077%) Def Stans
15 2 (0.077%) FIPS 140-2
15 2 (0.077%) GCP
System Software
1 474 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 143 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.63%) XenApp
5 38 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 30 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 28 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (1.08%) vSphere
8 25 (0.97%) BitLocker
9 24 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.46%) KVM
12 12 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 10 (0.39%) Samba
13 10 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.31%) Brightmail
15 7 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 89 (3.44%) SCCM
2 48 (1.86%) SCOM
3 31 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 26 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 22 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 21 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 21 (0.81%) WSUS
7 20 (0.77%) Backup Exec
7 20 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 19 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (0.46%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.46%) OpenView
10 9 (0.35%) Ansible
10 9 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (0.27%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.23%) TeamSite
13 5 (0.19%) Nagios
13 5 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1015 (39.28%) Microsoft
2 206 (7.97%) VMware
3 123 (4.76%) Citrix
4 121 (4.68%) HP
5 104 (4.02%) SAP
6 96 (3.72%) Oracle
7 89 (3.44%) Cisco
8 75 (2.90%) Nintex
9 42 (1.63%) Tableau
10 39 (1.51%) ServiceNow
10 39 (1.51%) Symantec
11 36 (1.39%) McAfee
11 36 (1.39%) NetApp
12 34 (1.32%) IBM
12 34 (1.32%) Veritas
13 27 (1.04%) Google
13 27 (1.04%) Remedy
14 25 (0.97%) Altiris
15 23 (0.89%) Dell
15 23 (0.89%) LANDesk