Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 85 92
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 +21
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,925 991 2,472
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.75% 2.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.09% 18.61% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,337 663 1,545
10th Percentile £247 £256 £200
25th Percentile £350 £350 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
75th Percentile £538 £519 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 21 104
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.00 "
25th Percentile £14.19 £17.83 £12.00
Median hourly rate £19.45 £20.11 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year -3.28% +7.25% -11.24%
75th Percentile £35.55 £26.96 £43.81
90th Percentile £58.20 £30.05 £51.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.11 £18.25
% change year-on-year -12.98% +10.19% -8.75%

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 9,583 5,326 14,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 14.78% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,494 3,562 9,216
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +5.00%
75th Percentile £588 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 110 306
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.28
25th Percentile £15.44 £15.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
75th Percentile £52.63 £32.75 £40.07
90th Percentile £68.36 £52.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +5.57%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SharePoint as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SharePoint.

Daily rate trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SharePoint over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SharePoint.

Hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SharePoint over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 1,467 £450 - 586
UK excluding London -10 794 £413 -2.94% 432
London -4 690 £463 -2.63% 185
Work from Home -39 560 £475 +11.76% 119
South East -8 195 £450 +9.42% 115
Midlands +1 158 £413 -8.33% 91
North of England -1 153 £400 +6.67% 111
West Midlands -10 121 £425 -6.85% 54
North West +5 103 £400 +6.67% 63
South West -7 100 £405 -10.11% 35
Scotland -59 93 £400 -5.88% 22
East of England +9 67 £350 -3.45% 44
Yorkshire -12 44 £400 - 37
East Midlands +11 36 £338 +21.62% 37
Wales +3 24 £426 +6.38% 10
North East -9 6 £360 -4.00% 11
Northern Ireland -5 4 £135 -15.78% 4

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 983 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 851 (44.21%) Microsoft 365
3 743 (38.60%) Azure
4 483 (25.09%) Social Skills
5 454 (23.58%) Active Directory
6 439 (22.81%) Migration
6 439 (22.81%) Power Platform
7 406 (21.09%) Windows
8 395 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
9 313 (16.26%) PowerShell
10 309 (16.05%) SQL
11 303 (15.74%) Finance
12 285 (14.81%) Security Cleared
13 283 (14.70%) Business Intelligence
14 264 (13.71%) PowerApps
15 258 (13.40%) DevOps
16 256 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
17 249 (12.94%) OneDrive
18 237 (12.31%) Power BI
19 224 (11.64%) .NET
20 216 (11.22%) Microsoft Excel
21 212 (11.01%) JavaScript
22 210 (10.91%) SQL Server
23 202 (10.49%) SC Cleared
24 198 (10.29%) Azure Active Directory
25 197 (10.23%) CRM
26 194 (10.08%) Windows Server
27 191 (9.92%) JIRA
28 187 (9.71%) C#
29 185 (9.61%) Project Management

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
1 127 (6.60%) Confluence
2 123 (6.39%) MS Exchange
3 84 (4.36%) Skype for Business
4 57 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 53 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 52 (2.70%) CMS
7 42 (2.18%) Drupal
8 41 (2.13%) IIS
9 40 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
10 36 (1.87%) Apache
11 34 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (0.99%) Documentum
15 15 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
16 14 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (0.73%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.68%) Apache Spark
18 12 (0.62%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 256 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
2 216 (11.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 117 (6.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 51 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (1.45%) InfoPath
7 14 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.62%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.31%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.31%) Sketch
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.16%) SPSS
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.10%) InDesign
12 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 162 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (4.42%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.16%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.16%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.16%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.10%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.10%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 851 (44.21%) Microsoft 365
2 743 (38.60%) Azure
3 439 (22.81%) Power Platform
4 264 (13.71%) PowerApps
5 249 (12.94%) OneDrive
6 198 (10.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 163 (8.47%) AWS
7 163 (8.47%) Dynamics 365
8 162 (8.42%) Power Automate
9 105 (5.45%) PaaS
10 79 (4.10%) IaaS
10 79 (4.10%) SaaS
11 70 (3.64%) Serverless
12 62 (3.22%) Yammer
13 58 (3.01%) Azure Functions
14 47 (2.44%) Azure Logic Apps
15 37 (1.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 34 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
17 33 (1.71%) GitHub
18 29 (1.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.08%) DNS
1 117 (6.08%) Skype
2 95 (4.94%) Firewall
3 85 (4.42%) Intranet
4 81 (4.21%) DHCP
5 56 (2.91%) WAN
6 49 (2.55%) LAN
7 43 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 37 (1.92%) VPN
9 33 (1.71%) Internet
10 23 (1.19%) SAN
11 16 (0.83%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.83%) SSL
12 15 (0.78%) WebEx
13 13 (0.68%) Wireless
14 12 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (0.52%) NAS
15 10 (0.52%) Unified Communications
16 9 (0.47%) PBX
17 8 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (12.31%) Power BI
2 210 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 48 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
5 36 (1.87%) Data Lake
6 33 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (1.19%) QlikView
10 22 (1.14%) Big Data
10 22 (1.14%) Metadata
10 22 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 22 (1.14%) MySQL
11 21 (1.09%) Tableau
12 17 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 191 (9.92%) JIRA
2 41 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 34 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (1.30%) Selenium
6 22 (1.14%) Cucumber
7 19 (0.99%) Subversion
8 17 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.68%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.62%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
12 8 (0.42%) GitLab
12 8 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (0.36%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.31%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.26%) Mocha
15 5 (0.26%) Serena SBM
15 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 483 (25.09%) Social Skills
2 303 (15.74%) Finance
3 166 (8.62%) Public Sector
4 133 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (4.21%) Marketing
6 72 (3.74%) Presentation Skills
7 58 (3.01%) Banking
8 53 (2.75%) Legal
9 45 (2.34%) Documentation Skills
10 43 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
11 39 (2.03%) Retail
12 35 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
13 34 (1.77%) Telecoms
14 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.99%) Publishing
16 13 (0.68%) Back Office
17 10 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.47%) Local Government
19 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
19 8 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 310 (16.10%) Developer
2 242 (12.57%) Analyst
3 215 (11.17%) Architect
4 186 (9.66%) Consultant
5 109 (5.66%) SharePoint Developer
6 100 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 73 (3.79%) SharePoint Consultant
8 71 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 68 (3.53%) Administrator
9 68 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 63 (3.27%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 55 (2.86%) Microsoft 365 Architect
12 54 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
13 50 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
14 46 (2.39%) Support Engineer
15 45 (2.34%) SharePoint Engineer
16 44 (2.29%) Designer
17 42 (2.18%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
17 42 (2.18%) Support Analyst
18 39 (2.03%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (11.64%) .NET
2 107 (5.56%) CSS
2 107 (5.56%) HTML
3 83 (4.31%) J2EE
4 66 (3.43%) AngularJS
5 61 (3.17%) React
6 55 (2.86%) REST
7 46 (2.39%) ASP.NET
8 43 (2.23%) jQuery
8 43 (2.23%) Web Services
9 27 (1.40%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.30%) ASP.NET Core
10 25 (1.30%) OAuth
10 25 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 24 (1.25%) HTML5
12 23 (1.19%) Kafka
12 23 (1.19%) Microsoft Graph
12 23 (1.19%) SOAP
12 23 (1.19%) XML
13 22 (1.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.36%) User Experience
2 44 (2.29%) Data Centre
3 40 (2.08%) Virtual Team
4 38 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.92%) Clustering
6 36 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 34 (1.77%) PKI
9 26 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.30%) Replication
11 24 (1.25%) Social Media
12 18 (0.94%) NHS
13 17 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.62%) Legacy Systems
15 12 (0.62%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.57%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 406 (21.09%) Windows
2 194 (10.08%) Windows Server
3 133 (6.91%) Windows 10
4 82 (4.26%) Linux
4 82 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
6 53 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (1.97%) Unix
8 36 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 32 (1.66%) Windows 7
10 29 (1.51%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (1.19%) Android
12 18 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.83%) AIX
13 16 (0.83%) Solaris
14 12 (0.62%) HPUX
14 12 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.47%) OpenVMS
16 7 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (22.81%) Migration
2 395 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (14.70%) Business Intelligence
4 258 (13.40%) DevOps
5 197 (10.23%) CRM
6 185 (9.61%) Project Management
7 172 (8.94%) ITIL
8 171 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
9 128 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 127 (6.60%) Change Management
11 120 (6.23%) Analytics
12 119 (6.18%) Project Delivery
13 110 (5.71%) Scrum
14 93 (4.83%) Data Migration
15 86 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 83 (4.31%) Service Management
17 76 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
18 64 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (3.22%) Workflow
20 60 (3.12%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 313 (16.26%) PowerShell
2 309 (16.05%) SQL
3 212 (11.01%) JavaScript
4 187 (9.71%) C#
5 147 (7.64%) Java
6 97 (5.04%) Python
7 43 (2.23%) TypeScript
8 32 (1.66%) C
9 31 (1.61%) VBA
10 24 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 21 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.94%) VB
14 13 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 13 (0.68%) VBScript
15 11 (0.57%) PHP
16 9 (0.47%) Perl
17 8 (0.42%) ES6
17 8 (0.42%) Go
17 8 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 285 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 202 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 113 (5.87%) Degree
4 72 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 66 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (1.87%) MCSE
7 28 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.83%) ISEB
10 15 (0.78%) MCSA
10 15 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.78%) PMP
11 13 (0.68%) CCNA
12 12 (0.62%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.57%) CISSP
14 9 (0.47%) CCNP
14 9 (0.47%) MCP
15 8 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.36%) PMO
2 60 (3.12%) SLA
3 59 (3.06%) QA
4 25 (1.30%) GDPR
5 20 (1.04%) Accessibility
6 12 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.26%) COBIT
8 5 (0.26%) NIST
9 4 (0.21%) GxP
9 4 (0.21%) HL7
9 4 (0.21%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.21%) P3O
10 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.10%) COSO
11 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 454 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 114 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (1.30%) XenApp
8 22 (1.14%) Docker
9 18 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.78%) vSphere
11 12 (0.62%) DFS Replication
12 11 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.52%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.47%) NFS
15 7 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.21%) Veritas File System
16 4 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 3 (0.16%) Firmware
17 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 165 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 115 (5.97%) SCCM
3 65 (3.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 42 (2.18%) Terraform
5 28 (1.45%) SCOM
6 27 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (1.09%) WSUS
9 18 (0.94%) Kubernetes
10 17 (0.88%) SCVMM
10 17 (0.88%) Tivoli
11 16 (0.83%) Ansible
12 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (0.78%) NetBackup
13 14 (0.73%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
15 12 (0.62%) Control-M
15 12 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 10 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 983 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 179 (9.30%) Oracle
3 174 (9.04%) VMware
4 125 (6.49%) SAP
5 89 (4.62%) Citrix
6 59 (3.06%) Cisco
7 48 (2.49%) HP
8 45 (2.34%) ServiceNow
9 44 (2.29%) Nintex
10 43 (2.23%) Dell
11 41 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
12 39 (2.03%) Atlassian
13 38 (1.97%) IBM
14 37 (1.92%) EMC
15 30 (1.56%) Adobe
16 28 (1.45%) Databricks
17 25 (1.30%) Symantec
18 22 (1.14%) Red Hat
18 22 (1.14%) Splunk
19 18 (0.94%) Remedy