Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 103 98
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 -29
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,380 2,557 2,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 2.50% 2.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.78% 14.90% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,536 1,538 1,574
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 97 117
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +17.50% -21.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £11.74
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.93 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £21.38 £19.97
% change year-on-year +6.43% +7.04% -27.38%

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 12,674 17,161 16,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.77% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,181 11,165 10,869
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 401 410
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.74 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +5.00% -2.44%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +24 2,190 £413 +1.85% 602
UK excluding London +20 1,428 £400 - 478
London +29 907 £425 - 174
South East +18 473 £413 +3.13% 119
North of England +11 246 £363 -3.33% 135
South West +12 209 £410 +2.50% 78
Midlands +47 192 £400 -0.93% 61
East of England +23 157 £425 +6.25% 37
West Midlands +45 150 £406 - 37
North West +10 143 £350 -6.67% 84
Scotland -11 101 £375 -3.23% 23
Yorkshire 0 79 £425 +13.33% 43
East Midlands -1 38 £375 -7.12% 23
Wales +25 28 £375 -8.54% 24
North East +5 24 £399 -11.39% 8
Northern Ireland +10 18 £325 -18.75% 3
Channel Islands -5 5 £600 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,201 (50.46%) Microsoft
2 1,038 (43.61%) Office 365
3 674 (28.32%) Azure
4 649 (27.27%) Windows
5 597 (25.08%) Active Directory
6 466 (19.58%) Migration
7 450 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
8 425 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
9 381 (16.01%) SQL
10 374 (15.71%) Finance
11 350 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 345 (14.50%) Power Platform
13 329 (13.82%) Security Cleared
14 322 (13.53%) Microsoft Excel
15 301 (12.65%) .NET
16 298 (12.52%) PowerShell
17 296 (12.44%) Project Management
18 283 (11.89%) Windows 10
19 277 (11.64%) C#
20 276 (11.60%) Skype
21 273 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
22 272 (11.43%) OneDrive
23 262 (11.01%) CRM
24 255 (10.71%) JavaScript
25 246 (10.34%) Windows Server
26 233 (9.79%) Skype for Business
26 233 (9.79%) Dynamics CRM
27 231 (9.71%) SC Cleared
28 229 (9.62%) VMware
29 223 (9.37%) ITIL

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
1 233 (9.79%) Skype for Business
2 140 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 126 (5.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 100 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 93 (3.91%) IIS
6 58 (2.44%) Confluence
7 46 (1.93%) CMS
8 39 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
9 38 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 37 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
15 14 (0.59%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.55%) Apache
17 11 (0.46%) Documentum
18 9 (0.38%) WordPress
19 8 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
20 7 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 425 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 322 (13.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (9.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
5 84 (3.53%) MS Visio
6 40 (1.68%) InfoPath
7 21 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.17%) Sketch
9 4 (0.17%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.13%) Windchill
11 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.042%) InVision
12 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 233 (9.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.21%) Primavera
8 4 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.13%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.084%) assyst
10 2 (0.084%) CA PPM
10 2 (0.084%) Changepoint
10 2 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.084%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.084%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,038 (43.61%) Office 365
2 674 (28.32%) Azure
3 345 (14.50%) Power Platform
4 272 (11.43%) OneDrive
5 181 (7.61%) Dynamics 365
6 168 (7.06%) PowerApps
7 136 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 97 (4.08%) AWS
8 97 (4.08%) Microsoft Flow
9 76 (3.19%) Yammer
10 46 (1.93%) IaaS
11 39 (1.64%) PaaS
12 37 (1.55%) SaaS
13 31 (1.30%) ShareGate
14 23 (0.97%) Azure Functions
14 23 (0.97%) Serverless
15 20 (0.84%) G Suite
16 19 (0.80%) Google Drive
16 19 (0.80%) Mimecast
17 17 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 276 (11.60%) Skype
2 137 (5.76%) DNS
3 102 (4.29%) Intranet
4 99 (4.16%) WAN
5 95 (3.99%) Firewall
6 92 (3.87%) DHCP
7 90 (3.78%) LAN
8 73 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 73 (3.07%) VPN
9 72 (3.03%) Internet
10 41 (1.72%) SAN
10 41 (1.72%) VoIP
11 39 (1.64%) VLAN
12 24 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (0.97%) HTTP
13 23 (0.97%) Network Security
13 23 (0.97%) Wireless
14 20 (0.84%) MPLS
15 18 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
16 16 (0.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 212 (8.91%) Power BI
3 117 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
7 41 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 36 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
11 33 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (0.80%) EDRMS
12 19 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (0.76%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (0.59%) MySQL
17 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (0.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 135 (5.67%) JIRA
2 133 (5.59%) Visual Studio
3 63 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 57 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (1.60%) Git (software)
6 33 (1.39%) Jenkins
7 25 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.76%) Selenium
9 14 (0.59%) JMeter
10 13 (0.55%) StarTeam
11 12 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.38%) gulp
13 9 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.38%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.34%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.34%) git-flow
14 8 (0.34%) JUnit
14 8 (0.34%) Subversion
14 8 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 374 (15.71%) Finance
2 180 (7.56%) Public Sector
3 65 (2.73%) Banking
4 58 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.14%) Marketing
6 39 (1.64%) Legal
6 39 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.30%) Retail
8 25 (1.05%) Local Government
9 23 (0.97%) Billing
10 21 (0.88%) Publishing
11 19 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.76%) Back Office
12 18 (0.76%) Law
13 15 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.59%) Advertising
15 12 (0.50%) Electronics
15 12 (0.50%) French Language
15 12 (0.50%) Front Office
16 10 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 429 (18.03%) Developer
2 398 (16.72%) Analyst
3 200 (8.40%) Consultant
4 199 (8.36%) SharePoint Developer
5 164 (6.89%) Architect
6 157 (6.60%) Project Manager
7 123 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 112 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 96 (4.03%) Administrator
10 92 (3.87%) Support Engineer
11 89 (3.74%) SharePoint Consultant
12 76 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 67 (2.82%) Support Analyst
14 63 (2.65%) Office 365 Consultant
15 58 (2.44%) Coordinator
16 50 (2.10%) IT Support
16 50 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
17 49 (2.06%) SharePoint Analyst
18 48 (2.02%) CRM Developer
18 48 (2.02%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (12.65%) .NET
2 172 (7.23%) HTML
3 150 (6.30%) CSS
4 133 (5.59%) ASP.NET
5 129 (5.42%) Web Services
6 99 (4.16%) jQuery
7 80 (3.36%) XML
8 78 (3.28%) REST
9 76 (3.19%) JSON
10 60 (2.52%) AngularJS
11 57 (2.39%) .NET Framework
12 54 (2.27%) React
13 45 (1.89%) HTML5
14 44 (1.85%) WCF
15 39 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (1.22%) Node.js
17 29 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (1.13%) CSS3
19 25 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 188 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 86 (3.61%) User Experience
4 77 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 57 (2.39%) NHS
6 45 (1.89%) e-Health
6 45 (1.89%) LIMS
6 45 (1.89%) PACS
7 44 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 42 (1.76%) Clustering
9 36 (1.51%) PKI
10 35 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (1.43%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (1.05%) PMI
14 21 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (0.84%) Driving Licence
15 20 (0.84%) Smartphone
16 18 (0.76%) Fat Client
16 18 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 649 (27.27%) Windows
2 283 (11.89%) Windows 10
3 246 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 152 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (4.54%) Windows 7
7 61 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 55 (2.31%) Linux
10 34 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 32 (1.34%) Android
12 21 (0.88%) Unix
13 18 (0.76%) Windows XP
14 17 (0.71%) AIX
15 14 (0.59%) VMS
16 10 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.42%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.34%) CentOS
17 8 (0.34%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (19.58%) Migration
2 450 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (12.44%) Project Management
4 273 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
5 262 (11.01%) CRM
6 223 (9.37%) ITIL
7 218 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 160 (6.72%) Change Management
9 154 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
9 154 (6.47%) Workflow
10 142 (5.97%) Data Migration
11 138 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 126 (5.29%) Project Delivery
13 123 (5.17%) Analytics
14 121 (5.08%) DevOps
15 101 (4.24%) Scrum
16 91 (3.82%) Business Analysis
17 88 (3.70%) PRINCE2
18 85 (3.57%) Decision-Making
18 85 (3.57%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 381 (16.01%) SQL
2 298 (12.52%) PowerShell
3 277 (11.64%) C#
4 255 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 71 (2.98%) Java
6 42 (1.76%) Python
7 37 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 26 (1.09%) VBA
9 19 (0.80%) C
9 19 (0.80%) Perl
10 18 (0.76%) PHP
11 17 (0.71%) C++
12 15 (0.63%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.59%) VB
13 14 (0.59%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.46%) VBScript
16 10 (0.42%) Groovy
17 7 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 329 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 231 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 134 (5.63%) Degree
4 102 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 58 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 50 (2.10%) MCSE
7 45 (1.89%) MCSA
7 45 (1.89%) PMI Certification
8 34 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.34%) PMP
10 30 (1.26%) ISTQB
11 28 (1.18%) CCNA
12 24 (1.01%) ISEB
13 22 (0.92%) MCITP
14 21 (0.88%) CCA
14 21 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (0.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (5.50%) PMO
2 92 (3.87%) SLA
3 86 (3.61%) QA
4 45 (1.89%) HL7
5 44 (1.85%) GDPR
6 21 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.25%) NIST
9 6 (0.25%) P3O
10 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.21%) GxP
11 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.13%) COBIT
12 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.13%) ITGC
12 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 597 (25.08%) Active Directory
2 168 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 67 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (1.89%) XenApp
6 38 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (1.39%) vSphere
8 28 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.09%) DFS Replication
10 17 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.42%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.29%) Firmware
15 6 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.25%) vCloud
16 5 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 184 (7.73%) SCCM
2 92 (3.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (1.68%) SCOM
4 32 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
5 31 (1.30%) WSUS
6 22 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 21 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (0.59%) Netcool
9 14 (0.59%) Terraform
10 11 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.46%) Puppet
11 10 (0.42%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.42%) HP ALM
11 10 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.42%) Kubernetes
12 9 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,201 (50.46%) Microsoft
2 229 (9.62%) VMware
3 128 (5.38%) Citrix
4 105 (4.41%) SAP
5 100 (4.20%) Oracle
6 89 (3.74%) Cisco
7 52 (2.18%) Nintex
8 51 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (1.97%) HP
10 38 (1.60%) Google
10 38 (1.60%) McAfee
11 31 (1.30%) Adobe
11 31 (1.30%) Dell
11 31 (1.30%) Tableau
12 29 (1.22%) Apple
13 25 (1.05%) Veeam
14 24 (1.01%) Remedy
15 20 (0.84%) Veritas
16 15 (0.63%) Meraki
17 14 (0.59%) ServiceNow