Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 98 63
Rank change year-on-year -9 -35 -7
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,464 2,421 3,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.53% 3.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.35% 14.97% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,489 1,512 2,410
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £206 £206 £218
90th Percentile £550 £537 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 120 132
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.47 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.81% -10.55% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.13 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £23.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.15% -9.80% +13.33%

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 17,169 16,172 19,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.78% 16.92% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,227 10,452 13,123
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 403 482
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.30 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £20.73
% change year-on-year +3.65% -6.92% +3.65%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -11 2,209 £400 - 432
UK excluding London -13 1,470 £388 +10.71% 319
London -17 951 £425 - 144
South East -9 528 £395 +5.33% 74
North of England -7 262 £350 +7.69% 87
South West -4 175 £375 +7.14% 51
Midlands -33 174 £400 +10.73% 56
Scotland +3 167 £408 +25.38% 25
North West 0 132 £350 - 45
East of England -18 114 £375 -3.23% 18
West Midlands -35 109 £375 +4.17% 32
Yorkshire +19 104 £358 +19.17% 30
East Midlands -5 68 £404 +11.38% 24
Wales +4 45 £388 -3.13% 3
North East -37 26 £390 +30.00% 12
Northern Ireland +31 8 £525 +64.32% 2
Channel Islands - 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 1,027 (41.68%) Microsoft
2 898 (36.44%) Office 365
3 582 (23.62%) Windows
4 513 (20.82%) Migration
5 454 (18.43%) Finance
6 448 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 439 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 413 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
9 410 (16.64%) SQL Server
10 399 (16.19%) PowerShell
11 366 (14.85%) Microsoft Excel
12 361 (14.65%) SQL
13 358 (14.53%) Security Cleared
14 344 (13.96%) Microsoft Office
15 343 (13.92%) C#
16 334 (13.56%) .NET
17 296 (12.01%) JavaScript
17 296 (12.01%) SharePoint 2013
18 283 (11.49%) Project Management
19 278 (11.28%) SC Cleared
20 264 (10.71%) ITIL
21 263 (10.67%) Windows Server
22 254 (10.31%) CSS
23 249 (10.11%) Skype
24 236 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
25 228 (9.25%) Skype for Business
26 219 (8.89%) HTML
27 216 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
28 211 (8.56%) OneDrive
29 210 (8.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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
1 296 (12.01%) SharePoint 2013
2 228 (9.25%) Skype for Business
3 169 (6.86%) MS Exchange
4 160 (6.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 128 (5.19%) IIS
6 114 (4.63%) SharePoint Server
7 69 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 56 (2.27%) CMS
9 50 (2.03%) Confluence
10 34 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (1.38%) IBM Notes
11 32 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (1.30%) K2 blackpearl
12 29 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 20 (0.81%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.69%) SAS
16 16 (0.65%) Apache Spark
17 15 (0.61%) Apache
18 14 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 366 (14.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 344 (13.96%) Microsoft Office
3 210 (8.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 143 (5.80%) Microsoft Project
5 127 (5.15%) MS Visio
6 87 (3.53%) InfoPath
7 16 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.37%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.24%) InVision
11 4 (0.16%) PTC Creo
11 4 (0.16%) Windchill
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.041%) InDesign
13 1 (0.041%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 125 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.28%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.24%) Primavera
6 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.12%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.081%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.081%) Concordance
8 2 (0.081%) Relativity
8 2 (0.081%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.081%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 898 (36.44%) Office 365
2 439 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (8.56%) OneDrive
4 89 (3.61%) Yammer
5 83 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 70 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
7 63 (2.56%) SaaS
8 45 (1.83%) IaaS
9 33 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (1.10%) PaaS
11 18 (0.73%) G Suite
12 13 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.49%) Slack
13 12 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (0.49%) Trello
14 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.24%) Google Drive
16 5 (0.20%) Boomi
16 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 249 (10.11%) Skype
2 132 (5.36%) DNS
3 121 (4.91%) Intranet
4 94 (3.81%) DHCP
5 88 (3.57%) Firewall
6 82 (3.33%) Internet
7 68 (2.76%) SAN
8 50 (2.03%) VPN
9 44 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 43 (1.75%) LAN
11 37 (1.50%) WAN
12 25 (1.01%) SMS
13 24 (0.97%) Wireless
14 22 (0.89%) NetScaler
15 19 (0.77%) VLAN
15 19 (0.77%) VoIP
16 18 (0.73%) NAS
17 17 (0.69%) Kerberos
18 15 (0.61%) iSCSI
19 14 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 115 (4.67%) Power BI
3 83 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 50 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 42 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (1.06%) MS Access
11 23 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
11 23 (0.93%) PowerPivot
11 23 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 18 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.61%) Data Mining
14 15 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (0.57%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 147 (5.97%) Visual Studio
2 129 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 97 (3.94%) JIRA
4 47 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 25 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.97%) Selenium
8 16 (0.65%) NUnit
8 16 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.61%) GitLab
10 13 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.45%) Subversion
12 10 (0.41%) gulp
12 10 (0.41%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.37%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.37%) webpack
14 7 (0.28%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.24%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.24%) Grunt
15 6 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 454 (18.43%) Finance
2 113 (4.59%) Banking
3 86 (3.49%) Legal
4 49 (1.99%) Advertising
5 47 (1.91%) Retail
6 43 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.62%) Publishing
8 38 (1.54%) Marketing
9 32 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (1.06%) Law
13 22 (0.89%) Back Office
14 17 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.65%) Military
16 15 (0.61%) Billing
17 10 (0.41%) Front Office
18 8 (0.32%) Spanish Language
19 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 6 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 522 (21.19%) Developer
2 416 (16.88%) Analyst
3 280 (11.36%) SharePoint Developer
4 185 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 169 (6.86%) Architect
6 153 (6.21%) Administrator
7 152 (6.17%) Consultant
8 104 (4.22%) Business Analyst
9 90 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 90 (3.65%) Support Engineer
10 86 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 79 (3.21%) SharePoint Administrator
12 75 (3.04%) SharePoint Consultant
12 75 (3.04%) SharePoint Engineer
13 66 (2.68%) SharePoint Analyst
14 65 (2.64%) Office 365 Engineer
15 57 (2.31%) .NET Developer
15 57 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
16 54 (2.19%) C# Developer
17 52 (2.11%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (13.56%) .NET
2 254 (10.31%) CSS
3 219 (8.89%) HTML
4 162 (6.57%) jQuery
5 134 (5.44%) ASP.NET
6 131 (5.32%) XML
7 94 (3.81%) Web Services
8 93 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 93 (3.77%) REST
9 66 (2.68%) HTML5
10 61 (2.48%) .NET Framework
10 61 (2.48%) React
11 59 (2.39%) XSLT
12 57 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (1.42%) WCF
14 34 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (1.34%) JSON
15 33 (1.34%) KnockoutJS
16 32 (1.30%) CSS3
17 31 (1.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 236 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 86 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 60 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 56 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 54 (2.19%) User Experience
7 50 (2.03%) PKI
8 34 (1.38%) Clustering
8 34 (1.38%) NHS
9 31 (1.26%) LIMS
10 30 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 30 (1.22%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (0.93%) e-Health
12 23 (0.93%) PACS
13 22 (0.89%) Blackberry
14 21 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.85%) Taxonomies
15 19 (0.77%) e-Learning
15 19 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 582 (23.62%) Windows
2 263 (10.67%) Windows Server
3 174 (7.06%) Windows 10
4 149 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 142 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (5.28%) Windows 7
7 86 (3.49%) Linux
8 73 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (2.31%) Unix
10 37 (1.50%) Apple iOS
11 27 (1.10%) Android
12 26 (1.06%) Solaris
13 23 (0.93%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.53%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.24%) zOS
18 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (20.82%) Migration
2 413 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (11.49%) Project Management
4 264 (10.71%) ITIL
5 216 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
6 209 (8.48%) CRM
7 206 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
8 175 (7.10%) Workflow
9 164 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 152 (6.17%) Change Management
11 139 (5.64%) Scrum
12 131 (5.32%) PRINCE2
13 107 (4.34%) Business Analysis
14 101 (4.10%) Document Management
15 99 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 95 (3.86%) Data Migration
17 92 (3.73%) Analytics
18 87 (3.53%) Content Management
19 82 (3.33%) MVC
20 77 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 399 (16.19%) PowerShell
2 361 (14.65%) SQL
3 343 (13.92%) C#
4 296 (12.01%) JavaScript
5 56 (2.27%) Java
6 48 (1.95%) C
7 40 (1.62%) VBA
8 38 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 37 (1.50%) TypeScript
10 36 (1.46%) Python
11 19 (0.77%) C++
11 19 (0.77%) VB
12 18 (0.73%) R
13 17 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 13 (0.53%) MATLAB
14 13 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.49%) VBScript
16 9 (0.37%) Perl
17 8 (0.32%) ES6
18 7 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 358 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 278 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 168 (6.82%) Degree
4 139 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 70 (2.84%) MCSE
7 56 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (1.50%) PMP
9 30 (1.22%) PMI Certification
10 27 (1.10%) MCSA
11 18 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.73%) MCITP
12 16 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.57%) CCNA
14 14 (0.57%) ISEB
15 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (8.08%) PMO
2 71 (2.88%) SLA
3 65 (2.64%) QA
4 59 (2.39%) GDPR
5 49 (1.99%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.93%) HL7
7 16 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.61%) GxP
9 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.16%) GMP
11 3 (0.12%) GCP
11 3 (0.12%) GLP
12 2 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.081%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.081%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.041%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.041%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.041%) PSD2
System Software
1 448 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 126 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.03%) XenApp
5 47 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (1.54%) vSphere
7 36 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.61%) BitLocker
10 13 (0.53%) XenServer
11 12 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.41%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.28%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.24%) Docker
18 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 141 (5.72%) SCCM
2 54 (2.19%) SCOM
3 53 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
5 31 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 22 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (0.89%) WSUS
7 18 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 17 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.45%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.37%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.32%) HP SIM
14 8 (0.32%) OpenSSO
15 7 (0.28%) SCSM
15 7 (0.28%) vRealize
16 6 (0.24%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 1,027 (41.68%) Microsoft
2 186 (7.55%) VMware
3 141 (5.72%) Citrix
4 126 (5.11%) SAP
5 116 (4.71%) Oracle
6 82 (3.33%) Cisco
7 80 (3.25%) Nintex
8 79 (3.21%) HP
9 51 (2.07%) ServiceNow
10 38 (1.54%) Google
11 34 (1.38%) Lotus
12 32 (1.30%) Apple
12 32 (1.30%) Dell
12 32 (1.30%) McAfee
13 30 (1.22%) Remedy
14 29 (1.18%) IBM
15 27 (1.10%) Adobe
15 27 (1.10%) NetApp
15 27 (1.10%) Sitecore
16 22 (0.89%) Salesforce.com