Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 85 103
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 -4
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 871 2,436 2,554
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 2.76% 2.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.59% 18.19% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 1,579 1,553
Median daily rate £438 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 98 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.02 £23.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.49% -11.11% +16.98%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.77
90th Percentile £66.00 £53.75 £43.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% +2.27% +10.00%

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 4,446 13,389 17,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 15.16% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 8,530 11,265
Median daily rate £470 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £270
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 326 423
Median hourly rate £25.65 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.30% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.25 £12.03
90th Percentile £54.49 £52.38 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.91 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.10% +2.44% +2.50%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 -4 700 £450 +9.09% 283
UK excluding London +8 481 £425 +6.25% 227
London +4 310 £475 +11.76% 67
Work from Home +16 166 £405 -10.00% 58
South East -9 98 £411 -0.30% 53
Scotland +54 94 £425 +11.11% 6
North of England +16 83 £375 +7.14% 68
Midlands +19 81 £438 +9.38% 42
South West +22 79 £438 +9.38% 38
West Midlands +14 74 £445 +9.88% 34
North West +25 52 £425 +26.87% 35
East of England -9 27 £325 -23.53% 13
Yorkshire +16 21 £338 -20.59% 25
Wales +21 13 £450 +24.14% 6
North East +26 10 £338 -21.51% 8
East Midlands +30 7 £180 -52.00% 8
Northern Ireland +7 6 £160 -62.68% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 440 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 335 (38.46%) Office 365
3 294 (33.75%) Azure
4 240 (27.55%) Migration
5 204 (23.42%) Active Directory
6 202 (23.19%) Windows
7 188 (21.58%) Power Platform
8 182 (20.90%) Security Cleared
9 163 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
10 160 (18.37%) SQL
11 149 (17.11%) PowerShell
12 142 (16.30%) C#
13 130 (14.93%) .NET
14 129 (14.81%) OneDrive
15 123 (14.12%) SQL Server
16 116 (13.32%) JavaScript
16 116 (13.32%) SC Cleared
17 113 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
18 111 (12.74%) Finance
19 110 (12.63%) Public Sector
20 108 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
21 99 (11.37%) Workflow
21 99 (11.37%) PowerApps
22 98 (11.25%) Project Management
23 94 (10.79%) DevOps
24 89 (10.22%) Power BI
25 87 (9.99%) CRM
26 83 (9.53%) Skype
27 82 (9.41%) Power Automate
28 81 (9.30%) JIRA

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 62 (7.12%) Skype for Business
2 49 (5.63%) Confluence
3 46 (5.28%) MS Exchange
4 45 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 32 (3.67%) IIS
6 26 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 21 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.95%) CMS
12 16 (1.84%) IBM Domino
13 15 (1.72%) IBM Notes
14 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
16 6 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.69%) Documentum
16 6 (0.69%) nginx
17 5 (0.57%) Alfresco
Applications
1 113 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (9.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (3.10%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (2.41%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.34%) SPSS
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 67 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.46%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.34%) Avolution ABACUS
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle iSupplier
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) assyst
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.11%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.11%) iTrent
7 1 (0.11%) Primavera
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 335 (38.46%) Office 365
2 294 (33.75%) Azure
3 188 (21.58%) Power Platform
4 129 (14.81%) OneDrive
5 99 (11.37%) PowerApps
6 82 (9.41%) Power Automate
7 75 (8.61%) Dynamics 365
8 72 (8.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (5.05%) Logic Apps
10 38 (4.36%) AWS
10 38 (4.36%) Yammer
11 21 (2.41%) SaaS
12 20 (2.30%) PaaS
13 19 (2.18%) IaaS
14 12 (1.38%) ShareGate
15 9 (1.03%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.92%) GCP
17 7 (0.80%) Serverless
18 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
19 5 (0.57%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 83 (9.53%) Skype
2 57 (6.54%) Intranet
3 44 (5.05%) DNS
4 33 (3.79%) Firewall
5 24 (2.76%) DHCP
6 18 (2.07%) Internet
6 18 (2.07%) VPN
7 13 (1.49%) WAN
8 8 (0.92%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.80%) LAN
9 7 (0.80%) NAS
9 7 (0.80%) SAN
10 6 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (0.69%) VoIP
11 5 (0.57%) HTTP
11 5 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.46%) OpenScape
12 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 89 (10.22%) Power BI
3 43 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (2.53%) MySQL
5 21 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (1.38%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.92%) Big Data
9 8 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (0.80%) GIS
11 6 (0.69%) EDRMS
11 6 (0.69%) QlikView
12 5 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 81 (9.30%) JIRA
2 48 (5.51%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (2.18%) Bitbucket
5 18 (2.07%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.95%) TeamCity
7 15 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (1.26%) JMeter
11 9 (1.03%) JUnit
12 8 (0.92%) Selenium
13 7 (0.80%) Maven
13 7 (0.80%) Subversion
14 6 (0.69%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.57%) GitLab
15 5 (0.57%) Gradle
15 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 111 (12.74%) Finance
2 110 (12.63%) Public Sector
3 31 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.10%) Banking
5 20 (2.30%) Marketing
6 18 (2.07%) Local Government
6 18 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.61%) Legal
8 13 (1.49%) Electronics
9 12 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.92%) Retail
11 7 (0.80%) Front Office
11 7 (0.80%) Law
12 6 (0.69%) Military
13 5 (0.57%) Back Office
13 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.57%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.46%) Advertising
14 4 (0.46%) French Language
15 3 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 173 (19.86%) Developer
2 110 (12.63%) Analyst
3 91 (10.45%) Consultant
4 74 (8.50%) Architect
5 70 (8.04%) Administrator
6 67 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
7 53 (6.08%) Business Analyst
8 40 (4.59%) Project Manager
9 39 (4.48%) SharePoint Consultant
10 29 (3.33%) Office 365 Engineer
10 29 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (3.21%) SharePoint Analyst
12 27 (3.10%) Microsoft Developer
13 26 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (2.41%) JIRA Administrator
14 21 (2.41%) Office 365 Administrator
14 21 (2.41%) Technical Architect
15 20 (2.30%) SharePoint Administrator
15 20 (2.30%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (14.93%) .NET
2 58 (6.66%) CSS
3 57 (6.54%) HTML
4 39 (4.48%) ASP.NET
5 34 (3.90%) AngularJS
6 33 (3.79%) .NET Framework
6 33 (3.79%) XML
7 29 (3.33%) Web Services
8 28 (3.21%) REST
9 24 (2.76%) Node.js
10 23 (2.64%) jQuery
11 18 (2.07%) React
11 18 (2.07%) WCF
12 17 (1.95%) .NET Core
13 15 (1.72%) Visualforce
14 14 (1.61%) Entity Framework
14 14 (1.61%) LDAP
14 14 (1.61%) OAuth
15 13 (1.49%) SAML
16 12 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.87%) User Experience
4 20 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.18%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.07%) PKI
7 12 (1.38%) NHS
8 11 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.26%) Replication
9 10 (1.15%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
10 9 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.69%) Blog
12 6 (0.69%) Clustering
12 6 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.57%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 202 (23.19%) Windows
2 70 (8.04%) Windows Server
3 68 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 36 (4.13%) Linux
5 28 (3.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (1.84%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.49%) Android
12 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.92%) Unix
14 5 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (27.55%) Migration
2 163 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
4 99 (11.37%) Workflow
5 98 (11.25%) Project Management
6 94 (10.79%) DevOps
7 87 (9.99%) CRM
8 77 (8.84%) Data Migration
9 69 (7.92%) ITIL
10 66 (7.58%) Project Delivery
11 58 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (5.86%) Change Management
13 50 (5.74%) Scrum
14 46 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (4.71%) Business Analysis
17 39 (4.48%) PRINCE2
18 36 (4.13%) Document Management
19 34 (3.90%) Data Modelling
20 32 (3.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 160 (18.37%) SQL
2 149 (17.11%) PowerShell
3 142 (16.30%) C#
4 116 (13.32%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.82%) Java
6 17 (1.95%) Python
6 17 (1.95%) TypeScript
6 17 (1.95%) VBScript
7 15 (1.72%) Apex Code
8 14 (1.61%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.03%) C
10 8 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.92%) VB
11 7 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.80%) VBA
12 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.46%) ES6
12 4 (0.46%) Java 8
12 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 182 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.32%) SC Cleared
3 54 (6.20%) DV Cleared
4 47 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (4.94%) Degree
6 19 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (1.95%) MCSA
7 17 (1.95%) MCSE
8 13 (1.49%) ISEB
9 12 (1.38%) CISSP
10 11 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.80%) MCSD
13 5 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.46%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.33%) PMO
2 24 (2.76%) QA
3 21 (2.41%) Data Quality
4 19 (2.18%) SLA
5 8 (0.92%) GDPR
5 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.69%) NIST
7 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.34%) NCSC
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.23%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.23%) P3O
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) EMIR
11 1 (0.11%) GLP
11 1 (0.11%) GMP
11 1 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.11%) MiFID
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 204 (23.42%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.76%) Docker
3 19 (2.18%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.57%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.57%) vSphere
7 5 (0.57%) XenApp
8 4 (0.46%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (5.86%) SCCM
2 50 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (1.84%) Ansible
5 15 (1.72%) SCOM
6 10 (1.15%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.92%) WSUS
8 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.80%) Terraform
9 6 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.57%) Puppet
11 4 (0.46%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.46%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.46%) SCSM
11 4 (0.46%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 440 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.05%) Oracle
3 42 (4.82%) VMware
4 33 (3.79%) SAP
5 29 (3.33%) Citrix
5 29 (3.33%) HP
6 26 (2.99%) Atlassian
6 26 (2.99%) Nintex
7 25 (2.87%) IBM
8 21 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (2.18%) Cisco
10 11 (1.26%) Dell
11 10 (1.15%) Tableau
12 9 (1.03%) McAfee
12 9 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.92%) IronPort
13 8 (0.92%) OpenText
14 7 (0.80%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.80%) Meraki
15 6 (0.69%) Synology