Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 79 92
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 +9
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,264 1,900 2,640
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.79% 2.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.96% 19.54% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,125 1,323 1,709
Median daily rate £425 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% -2.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 66 89
Median hourly rate £50.50 £25.59 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.34% +70.60% -14.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.00 £29.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -11.76% +87.57% -22.31%

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 6,667 9,722 16,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.01% 14.29% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,528 6,398 10,548
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £256 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 203 321
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.33 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.18% +4.46% -1.07%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.98 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year +33.33% +6.65% -6.24%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -8 993 £425 - 390
UK excluding London -7 553 £410 +2.50% 273
London +4 483 £435 -3.33% 136
Work from Home -26 345 £436 +9.06% 100
South East 0 140 £430 +1.18% 80
North of England -3 117 £369 +5.43% 58
Scotland +8 96 £429 +14.40% 15
Midlands +4 93 £338 -15.63% 54
North West 0 82 £400 +14.29% 34
West Midlands -8 69 £388 -11.68% 39
South West -4 61 £405 +1.25% 35
East of England -8 31 £425 - 26
East Midlands +20 24 £325 -7.14% 15
Yorkshire +1 18 £419 +9.84% 15
North East +7 17 £344 +1.10% 9
Wales +21 14 £500 +14.29% 6
Northern Ireland 0 1 £155 +55.00% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 603 (47.71%) Microsoft 365
2 560 (44.30%) Microsoft
3 409 (32.36%) Azure
4 296 (23.42%) Migration
5 293 (23.18%) Active Directory
6 276 (21.84%) Windows
7 270 (21.36%) Power Platform
8 241 (19.07%) Security Cleared
9 229 (18.12%) PowerShell
10 218 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
11 204 (16.14%) OneDrive
12 196 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
13 188 (14.87%) SC Cleared
14 181 (14.32%) Finance
15 142 (11.23%) PowerApps
16 140 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
17 139 (11.00%) Public Sector
18 137 (10.84%) SQL
19 131 (10.36%) SQL Server
20 127 (10.05%) Microsoft Excel
20 127 (10.05%) Azure Active Directory
21 125 (9.89%) Power BI
22 124 (9.81%) Project Management
23 118 (9.34%) Windows Server
24 115 (9.10%) DevOps
24 115 (9.10%) VMware
25 113 (8.94%) .NET
26 110 (8.70%) Windows 10
27 108 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
28 106 (8.39%) JavaScript

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 76 (6.01%) Confluence
2 72 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 59 (4.67%) Skype for Business
4 52 (4.11%) IIS
5 47 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 44 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 22 (1.74%) CMS
8 19 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.47%) Documentum
13 6 (0.47%) Drupal
13 6 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.47%) Mailman
14 5 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.32%) Alfresco
Applications
1 196 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
2 127 (10.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (5.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (3.56%) MS Visio
5 31 (2.45%) InfoPath
5 31 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.16%) SPSS
12 1 (0.079%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.079%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.079%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 58 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.24%) Avolution ABACUS
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle iSupplier
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.16%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 603 (47.71%) Microsoft 365
2 409 (32.36%) Azure
3 270 (21.36%) Power Platform
4 204 (16.14%) OneDrive
5 142 (11.23%) PowerApps
6 127 (10.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 94 (7.44%) Power Automate
8 74 (5.85%) Dynamics 365
9 57 (4.51%) AWS
10 51 (4.03%) Yammer
11 42 (3.32%) SaaS
12 36 (2.85%) PaaS
13 29 (2.29%) Logic Apps
14 23 (1.82%) IaaS
15 20 (1.58%) ShareGate
16 15 (1.19%) Serverless
17 13 (1.03%) Azure Functions
18 12 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
19 10 (0.79%) Boomi
20 9 (0.71%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 80 (6.33%) DNS
2 69 (5.46%) Skype
3 50 (3.96%) Intranet
4 48 (3.80%) Firewall
5 44 (3.48%) WAN
6 36 (2.85%) LAN
7 33 (2.61%) DHCP
8 32 (2.53%) VPN
9 30 (2.37%) Internet
10 25 (1.98%) TCP/IP
11 22 (1.74%) SAN
12 21 (1.66%) WAAS
13 13 (1.03%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.87%) SSL
15 10 (0.79%) Network Security
15 10 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.71%) VLAN
17 8 (0.63%) SMTP
18 7 (0.55%) IMAP
18 7 (0.55%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 125 (9.89%) Power BI
3 19 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (1.42%) Data Lake
5 17 (1.34%) QlikView
6 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.87%) Big Data
8 11 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
8 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.63%) Tableau
12 7 (0.55%) MS Access
12 7 (0.55%) MySQL
12 7 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 95 (7.52%) JIRA
2 36 (2.85%) Visual Studio
3 21 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 18 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.63%) JUnit
6 8 (0.63%) Selenium
6 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
7 7 (0.55%) Subversion
8 6 (0.47%) Hudson
8 6 (0.47%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.47%) PyCharm
9 5 (0.40%) Gatling
9 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.40%) NUnit
10 4 (0.32%) JMeter
General
1 181 (14.32%) Finance
2 139 (11.00%) Public Sector
3 52 (4.11%) Banking
4 40 (3.16%) Marketing
5 38 (3.01%) Legal
5 38 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 37 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.74%) Retail
8 19 (1.50%) Electronics
9 17 (1.34%) Local Government
10 15 (1.19%) Law
11 13 (1.03%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.87%) French Language
12 11 (0.87%) Publishing
13 10 (0.79%) German Language
14 8 (0.63%) Advertising
14 8 (0.63%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 170 (13.45%) Developer
2 141 (11.16%) Analyst
3 138 (10.92%) Architect
4 133 (10.52%) Consultant
5 77 (6.09%) Project Manager
6 63 (4.98%) Administrator
7 61 (4.83%) SharePoint Developer
8 52 (4.11%) SharePoint Consultant
9 41 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (3.16%) Office 365 Engineer
11 39 (3.09%) Business Analyst
12 33 (2.61%) SharePoint Engineer
13 31 (2.45%) Technical Architect
14 30 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (2.22%) SharePoint Administrator
15 28 (2.22%) Support Analyst
16 27 (2.14%) Office 365 Manager
17 26 (2.06%) Migration Engineer
18 24 (1.90%) Support Engineer
19 22 (1.74%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (8.94%) .NET
2 73 (5.78%) HTML
3 67 (5.30%) CSS
4 41 (3.24%) REST
5 40 (3.16%) ASP.NET
6 37 (2.93%) AngularJS
7 36 (2.85%) React
8 32 (2.53%) Middleware
9 29 (2.29%) XML
10 27 (2.14%) Web Services
11 22 (1.74%) Node.js
12 21 (1.66%) JSON
13 20 (1.58%) HTML5
13 20 (1.58%) jQuery
14 18 (1.42%) ASP.NET Core
15 17 (1.34%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.27%) J2EE
16 16 (1.27%) SOAP
17 12 (0.95%) .NET Core
17 12 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.64%) User Experience
4 27 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (1.98%) Clustering
5 25 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.74%) EMC VNX
6 22 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (1.34%) PKI
7 17 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.19%) NHS
9 12 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 11 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.87%) Replication
10 11 (0.87%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.79%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.71%) Social Media
13 8 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 276 (21.84%) Windows
2 118 (9.34%) Windows Server
3 110 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 79 (6.25%) Linux
5 50 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (2.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (1.90%) CentOS
8 24 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.66%) Windows XP
11 18 (1.42%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.34%) Unix
13 14 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.71%) Android
15 8 (0.63%) SUSE
16 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.16%) Solaris
17 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (23.42%) Migration
2 218 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
4 124 (9.81%) Project Management
5 115 (9.10%) DevOps
6 108 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
7 98 (7.75%) ITIL
8 87 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 81 (6.41%) Change Management
10 75 (5.93%) Project Delivery
11 72 (5.70%) CRM
12 71 (5.62%) Workflow
13 62 (4.91%) Analytics
14 60 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
15 59 (4.67%) Data Migration
16 57 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 54 (4.27%) Decision-Making
18 50 (3.96%) Scrum
19 45 (3.56%) ERP
20 44 (3.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 229 (18.12%) PowerShell
2 137 (10.84%) SQL
3 106 (8.39%) JavaScript
4 83 (6.57%) C#
5 55 (4.35%) Java
6 45 (3.56%) Python
7 21 (1.66%) TypeScript
8 18 (1.42%) VBA
9 15 (1.19%) C
10 13 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.03%) VB
11 10 (0.79%) Go
11 10 (0.79%) Perl
12 9 (0.71%) Ruby
13 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.40%) VBScript
15 4 (0.32%) PHP
16 2 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 241 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 188 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (3.96%) Degree
5 47 (3.72%) DV Cleared
6 43 (3.40%) MCSE
7 19 (1.50%) ISEB
8 15 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.11%) MCSA
10 12 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.71%) MCP
12 9 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.55%) CISSP
14 6 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.40%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.32%) CCNA
16 4 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.59%) PMO
2 54 (4.27%) QA
3 49 (3.88%) SLA
4 12 (0.95%) GDPR
5 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.32%) NIST
6 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.24%) NCSC
8 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.16%) EMIR
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
8 2 (0.16%) P3O
8 2 (0.16%) WCAG
9 1 (0.079%) COBIT
9 1 (0.079%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.079%) TARGET2
System Software
1 293 (23.18%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.95%) Docker
5 12 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.32%) vSphere
9 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.16%) XenApp
11 1 (0.079%) Firmware
11 1 (0.079%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.079%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 101 (7.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 67 (5.30%) SCCM
3 22 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 21 (1.66%) IBM BigFix
5 20 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (1.19%) NetBackup
7 13 (1.03%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.87%) SCOM
8 11 (0.87%) Terraform
8 11 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.71%) QRadar
10 7 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.47%) Ansible
11 6 (0.47%) Consul
11 6 (0.47%) Kibana
11 6 (0.47%) logstash
11 6 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.40%) Control-M
12 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 560 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 115 (9.10%) VMware
3 77 (6.09%) Oracle
4 58 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 57 (4.51%) SAP
6 51 (4.03%) Nintex
7 44 (3.48%) Citrix
8 41 (3.24%) EMC
9 37 (2.93%) HP
10 29 (2.29%) Cisco
11 21 (1.66%) Dell
12 20 (1.58%) Adobe
13 19 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.50%) ServiceNow
14 17 (1.34%) IBM
15 15 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
16 14 (1.11%) CommVault
16 14 (1.11%) Google
17 13 (1.03%) Veeam
18 12 (0.95%) Concur