Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 88 112
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24 -36
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,694 2,607 2,351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.73% 2.70% 2.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.97% 16.80% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,110 1,672 1,522
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +0.65%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £375
% change year-on-year -3.32% +10.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 88 116
Median hourly rate £25.68 £15.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.20% -13.04% -31.00%
10th Percentile £14.20 £12.00 £11.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £37.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £13.54 £16.00
% change year-on-year +73.62% -15.41% -41.82%

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 8,931 15,521 16,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.38% 16.10% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,616 10,006 10,995
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £282 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £403
% change year-on-year -1.11% +6.77% +1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 308 366
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.97% +0.67% -1.95%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.06% -2.86% -6.32%

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 1 April 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 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Top 18 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 1 April 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 +5 1,505 £413 -2.94% 398
UK excluding London +6 1,060 £400 -3.32% 301
London +13 584 £425 -3.41% 125
South East -5 276 £400 -5.88% 90
North of England -1 248 £350 -17.65% 85
South West +9 177 £425 +8.97% 35
North West +18 141 £350 -19.86% 54
Midlands +18 138 £400 - 35
Scotland +25 123 £400 +6.67% 15
West Midlands +25 108 £450 +12.50% 24
East of England +6 76 £375 -6.25% 27
Yorkshire -30 61 £375 -8.81% 26
Work from Home +1 53 £413 -8.33% 42
North East -3 46 £340 -15.00% 5
East Midlands +9 30 £350 -13.47% 11
Wales +4 15 £400 -10.11% 9
Northern Ireland +18 6 £100 -77.78% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 920 (54.31%) Microsoft
2 753 (44.45%) Office 365
3 525 (30.99%) Azure
4 470 (27.74%) Windows
5 426 (25.15%) Active Directory
6 412 (24.32%) Migration
7 303 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
8 290 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
9 288 (17.00%) Power Platform
10 267 (15.76%) SQL
11 251 (14.82%) Finance
12 244 (14.40%) Security Cleared
13 243 (14.34%) Microsoft Excel
14 242 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 224 (13.22%) OneDrive
16 217 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
17 216 (12.75%) CRM
18 204 (12.04%) .NET
19 202 (11.92%) PowerShell
19 202 (11.92%) Windows Server
20 197 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
21 195 (11.51%) SCCM
22 193 (11.39%) Windows 10
23 191 (11.28%) Power BI
24 186 (10.98%) Public Sector
25 178 (10.51%) Skype
26 170 (10.04%) C#
27 162 (9.56%) PowerApps
28 159 (9.39%) JavaScript
28 159 (9.39%) Problem-Solving

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
1 141 (8.32%) Skype for Business
2 109 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 81 (4.78%) IIS
4 69 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 62 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 54 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (2.77%) CMS
8 41 (2.42%) Confluence
9 32 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
10 30 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
14 9 (0.53%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.53%) IBM Domino
14 9 (0.53%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.53%) WordPress
15 8 (0.47%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.41%) LiveLink
17 6 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 290 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
2 243 (14.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 149 (8.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (4.49%) MS Visio
5 68 (4.01%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.89%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.24%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.18%) Edge Animate
9 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.059%) Figma
11 1 (0.059%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.059%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.059%) Snagit
11 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 197 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.41%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.30%) Scribe Insight
4 5 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.18%) assyst
6 3 (0.18%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.12%) Primavera
7 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.059%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 753 (44.45%) Office 365
2 525 (30.99%) Azure
3 288 (17.00%) Power Platform
4 224 (13.22%) OneDrive
5 162 (9.56%) PowerApps
6 151 (8.91%) Dynamics 365
7 124 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 76 (4.49%) Microsoft Flow
9 68 (4.01%) Yammer
10 56 (3.31%) AWS
11 38 (2.24%) SaaS
12 30 (1.77%) PaaS
13 25 (1.48%) ShareGate
14 24 (1.42%) IaaS
15 23 (1.36%) Azure Functions
15 23 (1.36%) Serverless
16 13 (0.77%) Mimecast
16 13 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
17 12 (0.71%) G Suite
17 12 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 178 (10.51%) Skype
2 98 (5.79%) DNS
3 77 (4.55%) DHCP
4 71 (4.19%) Intranet
5 54 (3.19%) WAN
6 51 (3.01%) LAN
7 44 (2.60%) SAN
8 43 (2.54%) Firewall
9 39 (2.30%) Internet
10 36 (2.13%) VPN
11 28 (1.65%) VoIP
12 24 (1.42%) MPLS
13 22 (1.30%) TCP/IP
14 21 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (0.83%) Network Security
15 14 (0.83%) SSL
16 13 (0.77%) Extranet
16 13 (0.77%) NAS
16 13 (0.77%) NetScaler
17 12 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 191 (11.28%) Power BI
3 96 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (2.42%) Electronic Patient Records
6 34 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 14 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.71%) MySQL
14 11 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.59%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (3.78%) Visual Studio
2 58 (3.42%) JIRA
3 45 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (1.18%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.65%) Selenium
7 7 (0.41%) Hudson
7 7 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.30%) eggPlant
9 5 (0.30%) JMeter
9 5 (0.30%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.24%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.24%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (0.24%) SilkTest
11 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.18%) Postman
11 3 (0.18%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.18%) StarTeam
General
1 251 (14.82%) Finance
2 186 (10.98%) Public Sector
3 49 (2.89%) Banking
4 39 (2.30%) Marketing
5 36 (2.13%) Legal
6 35 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.53%) Local Government
9 24 (1.42%) Publishing
10 17 (1.00%) Retail
11 15 (0.89%) Back Office
12 14 (0.83%) German Language
13 13 (0.77%) Electronics
13 13 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.59%) Front Office
14 10 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.41%) Advertising
15 7 (0.41%) Military
16 6 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 245 (14.46%) Developer
2 210 (12.40%) Analyst
3 186 (10.98%) Consultant
4 161 (9.50%) Architect
5 96 (5.67%) Project Manager
6 93 (5.49%) SharePoint Developer
7 84 (4.96%) Administrator
8 82 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 81 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 76 (4.49%) SharePoint Consultant
11 57 (3.36%) Business Analyst
12 46 (2.72%) Office 365 Consultant
13 45 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
13 45 (2.66%) Technical Architect
14 43 (2.54%) Office 365 Engineer
15 42 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
16 40 (2.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 38 (2.24%) Office 365 Architect
18 35 (2.07%) SharePoint Administrator
19 32 (1.89%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (12.04%) .NET
2 126 (7.44%) HTML
3 96 (5.67%) CSS
4 74 (4.37%) XML
5 62 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 60 (3.54%) jQuery
7 55 (3.25%) Web Services
8 41 (2.42%) .NET Framework
9 36 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 32 (1.89%) React
10 32 (1.89%) REST
11 29 (1.71%) JSON
12 24 (1.42%) HTML5
13 23 (1.36%) Entity Framework
14 20 (1.18%) SAML
14 20 (1.18%) SOAP
15 19 (1.12%) OAuth
16 16 (0.94%) LDAP
16 16 (0.94%) LINQ
16 16 (0.94%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.42%) NHS
3 57 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (2.77%) User Experience
6 46 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 40 (2.36%) e-Health
7 40 (2.36%) LIMS
7 40 (2.36%) PACS
8 32 (1.89%) PKI
9 19 (1.12%) Clustering
9 19 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.06%) Replication
11 16 (0.94%) e-Learning
12 14 (0.83%) iPad
12 14 (0.83%) iPhone
13 12 (0.71%) Learning Management System
13 12 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 470 (27.74%) Windows
2 202 (11.92%) Windows Server
3 193 (11.39%) Windows 10
4 83 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (3.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 56 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.95%) Android
9 31 (1.83%) Linux
10 30 (1.77%) Windows Server 2019
11 27 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.24%) Unix
13 15 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.71%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.65%) VMS
16 9 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.30%) AIX
17 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (24.32%) Migration
2 303 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
4 216 (12.75%) CRM
5 159 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
6 153 (9.03%) ITIL
7 151 (8.91%) Project Management
8 123 (7.26%) DevOps
9 117 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 115 (6.79%) Data Migration
11 102 (6.02%) Workflow
12 94 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 90 (5.31%) Change Management
14 87 (5.14%) Analytics
15 80 (4.72%) PRINCE2
16 73 (4.31%) Document Management
17 72 (4.25%) Scrum
18 67 (3.96%) Project Delivery
19 57 (3.36%) Data Analysis
20 54 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 267 (15.76%) SQL
2 202 (11.92%) PowerShell
3 170 (10.04%) C#
4 159 (9.39%) JavaScript
5 39 (2.30%) Java
6 31 (1.83%) VBA
7 30 (1.77%) VB.NET
8 28 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.12%) C
9 19 (1.12%) Python
10 14 (0.83%) TypeScript
11 7 (0.41%) PHP
11 7 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.41%) VBScript
12 6 (0.35%) C++
13 5 (0.30%) VB
14 4 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.18%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.18%) Ruby
16 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 244 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 157 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.31%) Degree
4 63 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (2.72%) DV Cleared
6 32 (1.89%) MCSE
7 27 (1.59%) MCSA
8 17 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.89%) CCNA
9 15 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.77%) MCP
11 12 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (0.71%) ISEB
12 11 (0.65%) CCA
12 11 (0.65%) MCITP
13 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.13%) GDPR
2 63 (3.72%) PMO
3 47 (2.77%) SLA
4 41 (2.42%) HL7
5 40 (2.36%) QA
6 22 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.65%) P3O
8 7 (0.41%) NIST
9 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.24%) ITGC
10 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.18%) GAMP
11 3 (0.18%) GxP
12 2 (0.12%) IFRS
12 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.12%) RMADS
13 1 (0.059%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.059%) PMBOK
System Software
1 426 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 90 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.53%) XenApp
6 21 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.12%) vSphere
9 18 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.71%) DFS Replication
11 12 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.47%) Firmware
15 6 (0.35%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.30%) vCloud
16 5 (0.30%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 195 (11.51%) SCCM
2 80 (4.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 55 (3.25%) SCOM
4 23 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 22 (1.30%) WSUS
6 18 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.89%) SCDPM
8 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (0.65%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.47%) SCSM
11 8 (0.47%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.41%) RSA Archer
13 6 (0.35%) Ansible
13 6 (0.35%) Netcool
13 6 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 920 (54.31%) Microsoft
2 129 (7.62%) VMware
3 116 (6.85%) Citrix
4 94 (5.55%) Oracle
5 70 (4.13%) SAP
6 64 (3.78%) Cisco
7 27 (1.59%) Adobe
8 26 (1.53%) HP
8 26 (1.53%) Nintex
9 25 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 23 (1.36%) Dell
10 23 (1.36%) McAfee
11 22 (1.30%) Apple
12 18 (1.06%) EMC
13 17 (1.00%) Google
13 17 (1.00%) IBM
13 17 (1.00%) Sparx
14 15 (0.89%) Trend Micro
15 14 (0.83%) CA
15 14 (0.83%) Salesforce.com