Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 93 68
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25 -2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,728 2,647 3,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.56% 3.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.39% 15.48% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,648 1,645 2,170
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.07% - -
10th Percentile £213 £207 £213
90th Percentile £563 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +14.12% +0.14% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 115 129
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -32.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.49
90th Percentile £36.28 £45.75 £56.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -41.18% +32.22%

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 17,721 17,098 18,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.82% 16.56% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,432 11,346 12,243
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 415 450
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.70 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.87
% change year-on-year +1.23% -4.15% +11.70%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 0 2,480 £421 +8.01% 598
UK excluding London -13 1,635 £400 +14.12% 455
London +2 1,020 £425 - 171
South East +4 546 £413 +11.49% 136
North of England -3 400 £400 +14.29% 123
South West -13 198 £400 +9.89% 69
North West -16 172 £389 -2.81% 59
Midlands -42 165 £400 +6.67% 58
Yorkshire +3 157 £425 +32.81% 47
East of England +2 149 £400 +6.73% 41
Scotland -13 149 £375 +8.70% 20
West Midlands -63 101 £400 +2.56% 37
North East +14 72 £400 +14.29% 17
East Midlands +8 62 £400 +14.29% 20
Wales -28 25 £425 +25.93% 6
Northern Ireland +27 10 £400 +6.67% 2
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,107 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 1,012 (37.10%) Office 365
3 608 (22.29%) Windows
4 545 (19.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 512 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
6 508 (18.62%) Migration
7 492 (18.04%) Active Directory
8 481 (17.63%) Finance
9 437 (16.02%) Microsoft Office
10 392 (14.37%) Microsoft Excel
11 386 (14.15%) .NET
12 378 (13.86%) SQL
13 375 (13.75%) PowerShell
14 373 (13.67%) SQL Server
15 355 (13.01%) Security Cleared
16 334 (12.24%) C#
17 328 (12.02%) Project Management
18 302 (11.07%) JavaScript
19 275 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
20 261 (9.57%) SharePoint 2013
21 258 (9.46%) Windows Server
22 251 (9.20%) ITIL
23 246 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
24 244 (8.94%) CSS
24 244 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
24 244 (8.94%) SC Cleared
25 237 (8.69%) Skype
26 231 (8.47%) OneDrive
27 226 (8.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
28 218 (7.99%) HTML

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
1 261 (9.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 205 (7.51%) Skype for Business
3 192 (7.04%) MS Exchange
4 134 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 124 (4.55%) IIS
6 85 (3.12%) SharePoint Server
7 77 (2.82%) Confluence
8 72 (2.64%) CMS
9 63 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 43 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
11 42 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.92%) K2 blackpearl
13 25 (0.92%) SAS
14 22 (0.81%) Apache Spark
15 21 (0.77%) Umbraco
16 20 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 16 (0.59%) Apache
19 14 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 437 (16.02%) Microsoft Office
2 392 (14.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 226 (8.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 158 (5.79%) Microsoft Project
5 142 (5.21%) MS Visio
6 81 (2.97%) InfoPath
7 19 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.11%) InVision
10 3 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.11%) SPSS
11 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.037%) EViews
12 1 (0.037%) InCopy
12 1 (0.037%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 146 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.33%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.18%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.18%) Lorenzo
5 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.18%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.11%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.073%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 2 (0.073%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.073%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.073%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.073%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,012 (37.10%) Office 365
2 545 (19.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (8.47%) OneDrive
4 104 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 88 (3.23%) Yammer
6 82 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (2.68%) IaaS
8 68 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
9 64 (2.35%) PaaS
10 53 (1.94%) SaaS
11 25 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.92%) Serverless
12 22 (0.81%) Azure Functions
13 13 (0.48%) Mimecast
13 13 (0.48%) Trello
14 12 (0.44%) Slack
15 11 (0.40%) G Suite
15 11 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
16 10 (0.37%) Boomi
17 9 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 237 (8.69%) Skype
2 125 (4.58%) Firewall
3 123 (4.51%) DNS
4 114 (4.18%) Intranet
5 73 (2.68%) DHCP
6 72 (2.64%) Internet
7 56 (2.05%) LAN
8 54 (1.98%) WAN
9 43 (1.58%) SAN
10 42 (1.54%) TCP/IP
11 40 (1.47%) VPN
12 29 (1.06%) Kerberos
13 26 (0.95%) DMZ
14 23 (0.84%) SSL
15 21 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (0.73%) VoIP
17 19 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
17 19 (0.70%) WebEx
17 19 (0.70%) Wireless
18 18 (0.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.81%) Power BI
3 64 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (1.87%) Electronic Patient Records
6 45 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
9 40 (1.47%) MS Access
10 35 (1.28%) Relational Database
11 31 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (0.99%) Hadoop
14 19 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
14 19 (0.70%) QlikView
15 18 (0.66%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.66%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.48%) Big Data
16 13 (0.48%) MySQL
16 13 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 146 (5.35%) JIRA
2 117 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 91 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 61 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 59 (2.16%) Jenkins
7 51 (1.87%) Selenium
8 31 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
9 30 (1.10%) JUnit
10 29 (1.06%) JMeter
10 29 (1.06%) TeamCity
11 25 (0.92%) Bitbucket
11 25 (0.92%) GitLab
12 22 (0.81%) Cucumber
13 20 (0.73%) gulp
14 18 (0.66%) Jasmine
15 16 (0.59%) NUnit
15 16 (0.59%) Subversion
15 16 (0.59%) Visual Studio Code
16 12 (0.44%) Maven
General
1 481 (17.63%) Finance
2 90 (3.30%) Banking
3 68 (2.49%) Legal
4 65 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 64 (2.35%) Retail
6 60 (2.20%) Marketing
7 42 (1.54%) Law
8 38 (1.39%) Advertising
9 31 (1.14%) Publishing
10 29 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (0.95%) Back Office
12 26 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.73%) Military
14 17 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.55%) Billing
16 14 (0.51%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.29%) Front Office
18 6 (0.22%) Local Government
19 4 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 529 (19.39%) Developer
2 445 (16.31%) Analyst
3 265 (9.71%) SharePoint Developer
4 207 (7.59%) Architect
5 206 (7.55%) Consultant
6 175 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 134 (4.91%) Administrator
8 110 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 98 (3.59%) SharePoint Consultant
10 93 (3.41%) SharePoint Engineer
11 88 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 84 (3.08%) SharePoint Administrator
13 81 (2.97%) Business Analyst
13 81 (2.97%) Office 365 Engineer
14 76 (2.79%) PMO Analyst
15 70 (2.57%) Support Engineer
16 62 (2.27%) Coordinator
17 59 (2.16%) SharePoint Analyst
18 55 (2.02%) IT Support
19 54 (1.98%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (14.15%) .NET
2 244 (8.94%) CSS
3 218 (7.99%) HTML
4 181 (6.63%) jQuery
5 136 (4.99%) ASP.NET
6 113 (4.14%) AngularJS
7 103 (3.78%) React
8 96 (3.52%) Web Services
9 94 (3.45%) .NET Framework
10 88 (3.23%) REST
11 76 (2.79%) XML
12 68 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 62 (2.27%) HTML5
14 59 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 51 (1.87%) Entity Framework
16 45 (1.65%) Node.js
17 41 (1.50%) CSS3
17 41 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 30 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
18 30 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 246 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 94 (3.45%) User Experience
4 74 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 52 (1.91%) NHS
7 51 (1.87%) e-Health
7 51 (1.87%) LIMS
7 51 (1.87%) PACS
8 48 (1.76%) PKI
9 32 (1.17%) Taxonomies
10 26 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 25 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 25 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 23 (0.84%) e-Learning
14 21 (0.77%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (0.73%) iPhone
15 20 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 608 (22.29%) Windows
2 258 (9.46%) Windows Server
3 209 (7.66%) Windows 10
4 136 (4.99%) Windows 7
5 127 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (2.82%) Linux
8 51 (1.87%) Unix
9 49 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.17%) Android
12 18 (0.66%) Solaris
13 16 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.44%) VME
16 8 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.11%) AIX
19 2 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (18.62%) Migration
3 328 (12.02%) Project Management
4 275 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
5 251 (9.20%) ITIL
6 244 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
7 212 (7.77%) CRM
8 177 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 149 (5.46%) Scrum
10 147 (5.39%) Workflow
11 145 (5.32%) Change Management
12 142 (5.21%) Analytics
13 140 (5.13%) PRINCE2
14 137 (5.02%) DevOps
15 129 (4.73%) MVC
16 117 (4.29%) Data Migration
17 103 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 93 (3.41%) Business Analysis
19 90 (3.30%) Content Management
20 88 (3.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 378 (13.86%) SQL
2 375 (13.75%) PowerShell
3 334 (12.24%) C#
4 302 (11.07%) JavaScript
5 89 (3.26%) Java
6 50 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 48 (1.76%) Python
8 41 (1.50%) C
9 39 (1.43%) TypeScript
10 35 (1.28%) VBA
11 26 (0.95%) R
11 26 (0.95%) VB
12 18 (0.66%) MATLAB
12 18 (0.66%) Scala
13 15 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.51%) Perl
15 13 (0.48%) PHP
16 11 (0.40%) C++
17 10 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 355 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 244 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 182 (6.67%) Degree
4 128 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.05%) MCSE
7 30 (1.10%) MCSA
7 30 (1.10%) PMP
8 29 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 26 (0.95%) Master's Degree
10 25 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (0.73%) DBS Check
14 19 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (0.59%) ISEB
16 16 (0.59%) MCITP
16 16 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (7.95%) PMO
2 94 (3.45%) QA
3 53 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 53 (1.94%) GDPR
4 51 (1.87%) HL7
5 49 (1.80%) SLA
6 17 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.37%) GxP
9 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.073%) COBIT
11 2 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.073%) P3O
12 1 (0.037%) GAMP
12 1 (0.037%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.037%) WAI
System Software
1 492 (18.04%) Active Directory
2 101 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.58%) XenApp
5 42 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (1.36%) XenDesktop
7 33 (1.21%) vSphere
8 27 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.77%) Docker
10 14 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 12 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.44%) XenServer
13 11 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.33%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.26%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.15%) Dovecot
17 4 (0.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 135 (4.95%) SCCM
2 56 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (1.54%) SCOM
4 27 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
5 25 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (0.92%) WSUS
6 22 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 20 (0.73%) AirWatch
8 18 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 13 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.37%) Ansible
10 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.26%) Control-M
13 7 (0.26%) HP ALM
13 7 (0.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1,107 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 184 (6.74%) VMware
3 132 (4.84%) Citrix
4 125 (4.58%) SAP
5 124 (4.55%) Oracle
6 106 (3.89%) Cisco
7 97 (3.56%) Nintex
8 59 (2.16%) HP
9 51 (1.87%) Google
10 39 (1.43%) Adobe
11 36 (1.32%) Apple
11 36 (1.32%) McAfee
11 36 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 32 (1.17%) Dell
13 28 (1.03%) Remedy
14 26 (0.95%) CA
14 26 (0.95%) Symantec
15 22 (0.81%) NetApp
16 21 (0.77%) Lotus
17 19 (0.70%) Sitecore