Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 76 94
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 +5
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 986 2,379 2,668
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.88% 2.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.27% 19.60% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1,560 1,655
Median daily rate £425 £409 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% -0.30% +9.33%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £213
90th Percentile £561 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 94 95
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% -3.41% +10.08%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £66.00 £53.75 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year +53.85% +12.37% +15.69%

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 5,398 12,136 17,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 14.69% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,326 7,794 11,223
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £275 £253 £275
90th Percentile £650 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 324 402
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.19 £12.18
90th Percentile £60.63 £53.38 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.30 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +23.41% -2.38% +5.00%

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 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -15 806 £425 +3.03% 302
UK excluding London +5 520 £413 +3.13% 246
London -27 356 £450 +5.88% 78
Work from Home -9 223 £400 - 53
South East -1 126 £413 -2.94% 58
North of England +2 110 £410 +13.10% 80
Midlands +8 85 £388 -3.13% 37
Scotland +42 82 £449 +19.67% 19
South West +11 73 £435 +12.28% 28
West Midlands +10 70 £400 -3.03% 26
North West +6 70 £450 +28.57% 44
Yorkshire +27 26 £419 +8.06% 27
East of England -8 26 £335 -21.18% 23
Wales +25 15 £388 -6.06% 4
East Midlands +24 15 £325 -13.33% 11
North East +18 14 £325 -13.33% 9
Northern Ireland +4 3 £160 -50.77%

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 466 (47.26%) Microsoft
2 365 (37.02%) Office 365
3 320 (32.45%) Azure
4 248 (25.15%) Windows
5 247 (25.05%) Migration
6 213 (21.60%) Power Platform
7 210 (21.30%) Active Directory
8 201 (20.39%) Security Cleared
9 180 (18.26%) PowerShell
10 165 (16.73%) SQL
11 152 (15.42%) OneDrive
12 145 (14.71%) SC Cleared
13 143 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
14 131 (13.29%) Finance
15 127 (12.88%) C#
16 126 (12.78%) .NET
17 122 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
18 121 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
19 116 (11.76%) Public Sector
20 114 (11.56%) PowerApps
21 105 (10.65%) Project Management
22 103 (10.45%) JavaScript
22 103 (10.45%) Power Automate
23 101 (10.24%) Power BI
24 99 (10.04%) Workflow
25 98 (9.94%) SQL Server
26 94 (9.53%) Microsoft Excel
27 88 (8.92%) Windows Server
28 87 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
29 85 (8.62%) DevOps

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 58 (5.88%) Confluence
2 45 (4.56%) Skype for Business
3 44 (4.46%) MS Exchange
4 43 (4.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 37 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 34 (3.45%) IIS
7 26 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (2.03%) CMS
9 18 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.61%) Documentum
14 6 (0.61%) Mailman
14 6 (0.61%) nginx
15 4 (0.41%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 122 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (9.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (4.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (3.04%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.54%) InfoPath
6 22 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.91%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.30%) SPSS
12 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.10%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 69 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.30%) Avolution ABACUS
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle iSupplier
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.20%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.10%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.10%) iTrent
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.10%) Primavera
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 365 (37.02%) Office 365
2 320 (32.45%) Azure
3 213 (21.60%) Power Platform
4 152 (15.42%) OneDrive
5 114 (11.56%) PowerApps
6 103 (10.45%) Power Automate
7 87 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
8 72 (7.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 53 (5.38%) Logic Apps
10 52 (5.27%) Yammer
11 40 (4.06%) AWS
12 17 (1.72%) PaaS
12 17 (1.72%) SaaS
13 15 (1.52%) IaaS
14 14 (1.42%) ShareGate
15 9 (0.91%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.81%) Serverless
17 7 (0.71%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (0.71%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.59%) Skype
2 51 (5.17%) Intranet
3 43 (4.36%) DNS
4 41 (4.16%) Firewall
5 27 (2.74%) WAN
6 24 (2.43%) DHCP
7 23 (2.33%) Internet
8 19 (1.93%) VPN
9 17 (1.72%) LAN
10 15 (1.52%) SAN
11 13 (1.32%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.01%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.71%) Network Security
13 7 (0.71%) SMTP
14 6 (0.61%) IMAP
14 6 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (0.61%) S/MIME
14 6 (0.61%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.51%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (10.24%) Power BI
2 98 (9.94%) SQL Server
3 41 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.12%) Big Data
8 10 (1.01%) MySQL
8 10 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.91%) QlikView
10 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (0.71%) EDRMS
12 6 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (0.61%) Tableau
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (7.71%) JIRA
2 44 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.03%) Bitbucket
4 19 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.42%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.81%) JMeter
11 8 (0.81%) JUnit
12 7 (0.71%) Maven
12 7 (0.71%) Selenium
12 7 (0.71%) Subversion
13 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.61%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.51%) Gradle
14 5 (0.51%) Hudson
15 4 (0.41%) FishEye
General
1 131 (13.29%) Finance
2 116 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 37 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.14%) Banking
4 31 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.84%) Marketing
6 19 (1.93%) Legal
7 18 (1.83%) Local Government
8 16 (1.62%) Electronics
9 13 (1.32%) Retail
10 11 (1.12%) Law
11 8 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.81%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.71%) German Language
12 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.71%) Military
12 7 (0.71%) Publishing
13 6 (0.61%) Advertising
13 6 (0.61%) Polish Language
14 5 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 168 (17.04%) Developer
2 127 (12.88%) Analyst
3 112 (11.36%) Consultant
4 94 (9.53%) Architect
5 74 (7.51%) Administrator
6 64 (6.49%) SharePoint Developer
7 54 (5.48%) SharePoint Consultant
8 47 (4.77%) Business Analyst
9 45 (4.56%) Project Manager
10 31 (3.14%) Microsoft Developer
11 30 (3.04%) SharePoint Administrator
12 29 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
13 28 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.74%) SharePoint Analyst
15 25 (2.54%) SharePoint Engineer
16 23 (2.33%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.23%) Support Analyst
18 21 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 21 (2.13%) JIRA Administrator
18 21 (2.13%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (12.78%) .NET
2 63 (6.39%) CSS
3 60 (6.09%) HTML
4 41 (4.16%) ASP.NET
5 39 (3.96%) REST
6 30 (3.04%) XML
7 28 (2.84%) .NET Framework
8 23 (2.33%) Web Services
9 22 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 21 (2.13%) jQuery
11 17 (1.72%) .NET Core
11 17 (1.72%) Node.js
11 17 (1.72%) WCF
12 15 (1.52%) React
12 15 (1.52%) SOAP
13 13 (1.32%) J2EE
14 12 (1.22%) JSON
14 12 (1.22%) RESTful
15 10 (1.01%) Middleware
16 9 (0.91%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.33%) User Experience
5 17 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.52%) PKI
7 14 (1.42%) NHS
7 14 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.12%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.12%) Replication
9 10 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 8 (0.81%) Clustering
10 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.51%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.51%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 248 (25.15%) Windows
2 88 (8.92%) Windows Server
3 77 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 69 (7.00%) Linux
5 28 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 20 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.93%) Unix
10 18 (1.83%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.62%) CentOS
11 16 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (1.42%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.91%) Android
13 9 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.61%) SUSE
15 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (25.05%) Migration
2 143 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
4 105 (10.65%) Project Management
5 99 (10.04%) Workflow
6 85 (8.62%) DevOps
7 80 (8.11%) CRM
8 71 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (7.00%) Data Migration
10 67 (6.80%) ITIL
11 54 (5.48%) Project Delivery
12 49 (4.97%) Change Management
12 49 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (4.06%) PRINCE2
14 39 (3.96%) Scrum
15 36 (3.65%) Document Management
16 33 (3.35%) Business Analysis
16 33 (3.35%) Information Management
17 31 (3.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (18.26%) PowerShell
2 165 (16.73%) SQL
3 127 (12.88%) C#
4 103 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.45%) Java
6 27 (2.74%) Python
7 16 (1.62%) VBScript
8 12 (1.22%) VB
9 10 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.81%) C
10 8 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.61%) Perl
11 6 (0.61%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.61%) VBA
12 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.41%) Java 8
14 3 (0.30%) PHP
15 2 (0.20%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 201 (20.39%) Security Cleared
2 145 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.97%) DV Cleared
4 45 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (4.36%) Degree
6 29 (2.94%) MCSE
7 14 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.32%) ISEB
9 11 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.91%) CISSP
10 9 (0.91%) MCP
11 7 (0.71%) MCSA
12 6 (0.61%) MCSD
13 4 (0.41%) APMP
13 4 (0.41%) CISA
13 4 (0.41%) CISM
13 4 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.96%) PMO
2 32 (3.25%) SLA
3 24 (2.43%) QA
4 21 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.51%) NIST
7 3 (0.30%) GDPR
7 3 (0.30%) NCSC
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.20%) P3O
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) EMIR
9 1 (0.10%) GLP
9 1 (0.10%) GMP
9 1 (0.10%) MiFID
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (21.30%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.54%) Docker
4 20 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.51%) vSphere
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.20%) XenApp
12 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 57 (5.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 46 (4.67%) SCCM
3 15 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (1.42%) Ansible
5 12 (1.22%) SCOM
6 9 (0.91%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.81%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.61%) Terraform
10 5 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
10 5 (0.51%) Puppet
10 5 (0.51%) QRadar
11 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.41%) Nessus
11 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.41%) WSUS
12 3 (0.30%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 466 (47.26%) Microsoft
2 63 (6.39%) VMware
3 60 (6.09%) Oracle
4 41 (4.16%) SAP
5 36 (3.65%) Citrix
6 34 (3.45%) HP
6 34 (3.45%) Nintex
7 29 (2.94%) Cisco
8 27 (2.74%) Atlassian
9 24 (2.43%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.83%) EMC
11 16 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.32%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.12%) DocuSign
14 10 (1.01%) Dell
14 10 (1.01%) IronPort
15 9 (0.91%) Baan
15 9 (0.91%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.91%) Remedy
15 9 (0.91%) Tripwire