Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 84 64
Rank change year-on-year -27 -20 -9
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,240 2,513 3,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.76% 3.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.70% 16.21% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,396 1,616 2,192
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.07% +3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £220
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 113 110
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £27.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -32.41% +31.71% -8.89%

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 16,354 15,504 18,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.40% 17.05% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,833 10,039 12,190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 365 459
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £52.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.68 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.32% -8.88% +17.14%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -36 2,007 £400 - 448
UK excluding London -20 1,336 £375 +4.90% 338
London -42 882 £413 -2.94% 143
South East -9 486 £389 -2.81% 87
North of England -37 219 £350 +7.69% 86
Midlands -27 175 £400 +14.29% 78
South West -6 156 £350 - 32
Scotland +13 144 £400 +30.19% 27
West Midlands -39 108 £375 +11.11% 48
Yorkshire -2 98 £375 +15.38% 27
North West -40 93 £350 - 46
East of England -35 90 £350 -6.04% 22
East Midlands +9 71 £408 +8.67% 29
Wales +12 45 £375 -11.76% 3
North East -35 28 £325 +18.18% 13
Northern Ireland +24 20 £494 +63.90% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 929 (41.47%) Microsoft
2 776 (34.64%) Office 365
3 529 (23.62%) Windows
4 426 (19.02%) Finance
5 423 (18.88%) Migration
6 395 (17.63%) Active Directory
7 370 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 361 (16.12%) PowerShell
9 360 (16.07%) SQL
10 358 (15.98%) Microsoft Excel
11 356 (15.89%) SQL Server
12 352 (15.71%) Security Cleared
13 332 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
14 329 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
15 283 (12.63%) SC Cleared
16 278 (12.41%) C#
17 266 (11.88%) Project Management
18 247 (11.03%) JavaScript
19 239 (10.67%) Windows Server
20 238 (10.63%) .NET
21 236 (10.54%) Skype for Business
22 230 (10.27%) Skype
23 228 (10.18%) SharePoint 2013
24 218 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
25 204 (9.11%) CRM
26 203 (9.06%) ITIL
26 203 (9.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 195 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
28 191 (8.53%) CSS
29 180 (8.04%) PMO

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
1 236 (10.54%) Skype for Business
2 228 (10.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 152 (6.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 144 (6.43%) MS Exchange
5 118 (5.27%) SharePoint Server
6 105 (4.69%) IIS
7 62 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 55 (2.46%) CMS
9 42 (1.88%) Confluence
10 32 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (1.43%) IBM Notes
11 30 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 28 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
13 27 (1.21%) K2 blackpearl
14 19 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 19 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.80%) Apache
15 18 (0.80%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
17 15 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 358 (15.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 329 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
3 203 (9.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 133 (5.94%) Microsoft Project
5 123 (5.49%) MS Visio
6 69 (3.08%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.31%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.18%) PTC Creo
10 4 (0.18%) Windchill
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.13%) InVision
11 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.089%) SPSS
13 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.045%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 114 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.31%) Infor CRM
4 7 (0.31%) Primavera
5 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.18%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.089%) Concordance
8 2 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.089%) Line 50
8 2 (0.089%) Relativity
8 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.089%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.089%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 776 (34.64%) Office 365
2 370 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 175 (7.81%) OneDrive
4 67 (2.99%) Yammer
5 57 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
6 55 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 47 (2.10%) SaaS
8 30 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
9 26 (1.16%) IaaS
10 19 (0.85%) G Suite
11 16 (0.71%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.71%) PaaS
12 15 (0.67%) Slack
13 10 (0.45%) Trello
14 7 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.27%) GitHub
16 5 (0.22%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
18 3 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 230 (10.27%) Skype
2 125 (5.58%) DNS
3 119 (5.31%) Intranet
4 98 (4.38%) DHCP
5 84 (3.75%) SAN
6 77 (3.44%) Firewall
7 75 (3.35%) Internet
8 62 (2.77%) VPN
9 41 (1.83%) TCP/IP
10 38 (1.70%) LAN
11 28 (1.25%) SMS
11 28 (1.25%) WAN
12 22 (0.98%) VoIP
13 21 (0.94%) VLAN
14 20 (0.89%) NAS
15 19 (0.85%) iSCSI
16 17 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (0.71%) NetScaler
17 16 (0.71%) Wireless
18 13 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.40%) Power BI
3 91 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 49 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 42 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (1.03%) PowerPivot
12 21 (0.94%) NoSQL
13 20 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (0.85%) Data Mining
15 18 (0.80%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.71%) Big Data
16 16 (0.71%) Endeca
17 15 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (0.67%) QlikView
18 12 (0.54%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 129 (5.76%) Visual Studio
2 117 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (3.66%) JIRA
4 29 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (1.07%) Git (software)
6 22 (0.98%) Selenium
7 19 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.49%) Subversion
9 10 (0.45%) GitLab
9 10 (0.45%) NUnit
9 10 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.27%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.22%) MSTest
12 5 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.18%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.18%) webpack
14 3 (0.13%) ERwin
14 3 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 426 (19.02%) Finance
2 100 (4.46%) Banking
3 84 (3.75%) Legal
4 53 (2.37%) Marketing
5 40 (1.79%) Advertising
6 39 (1.74%) Retail
7 38 (1.70%) Publishing
8 37 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.61%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.80%) Back Office
12 18 (0.80%) Law
13 13 (0.58%) Billing
13 13 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.54%) Front Office
14 12 (0.54%) Military
15 11 (0.49%) German Language
16 9 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 430 (19.20%) Developer
2 406 (18.13%) Analyst
3 225 (10.04%) SharePoint Developer
4 185 (8.26%) Architect
5 156 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 138 (6.16%) Administrator
7 132 (5.89%) Consultant
8 109 (4.87%) Business Analyst
9 86 (3.84%) Support Engineer
10 68 (3.04%) Support Analyst
11 67 (2.99%) SharePoint Administrator
11 67 (2.99%) SharePoint Analyst
12 65 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 64 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
14 61 (2.72%) SharePoint Consultant
15 55 (2.46%) Trainer
16 52 (2.32%) IT Manager
17 49 (2.19%) PMO Analyst
18 48 (2.14%) SharePoint Engineer
19 46 (2.05%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (10.63%) .NET
2 191 (8.53%) CSS
3 160 (7.14%) HTML
4 120 (5.36%) XML
5 116 (5.18%) jQuery
6 97 (4.33%) ASP.NET
7 87 (3.88%) Web Services
8 64 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 64 (2.86%) REST
9 49 (2.19%) XSLT
10 44 (1.96%) .NET Framework
11 37 (1.65%) HTML5
12 33 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (1.25%) JSON
14 26 (1.16%) React
14 26 (1.16%) WCF
15 25 (1.12%) SOAP
16 22 (0.98%) Node.js
16 22 (0.98%) RESTful
17 19 (0.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 195 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 74 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 56 (2.50%) User Experience
5 49 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (2.05%) PKI
7 41 (1.83%) Data Centre
8 38 (1.70%) Clustering
9 28 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.21%) NHS
11 23 (1.03%) Replication
12 21 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 21 (0.94%) Thin Client
13 19 (0.85%) e-Learning
13 19 (0.85%) Life Science
14 18 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (0.80%) LIMS
15 16 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
15 16 (0.71%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 529 (23.62%) Windows
2 239 (10.67%) Windows Server
3 139 (6.21%) Windows 10
4 130 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 104 (4.64%) Windows 7
7 69 (3.08%) Linux
8 67 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (2.05%) Unix
10 22 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 22 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 20 (0.89%) Solaris
12 12 (0.54%) Android
12 12 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.27%) zOS
16 5 (0.22%) AIX
17 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (18.88%) Migration
2 332 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (11.88%) Project Management
4 218 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
5 204 (9.11%) CRM
6 203 (9.06%) ITIL
7 168 (7.50%) Workflow
8 162 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 152 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
10 147 (6.56%) Change Management
11 124 (5.54%) PRINCE2
12 111 (4.96%) Document Management
13 110 (4.91%) Scrum
14 97 (4.33%) Business Analysis
15 91 (4.06%) Analytics
16 77 (3.44%) Content Management
17 69 (3.08%) Data Modelling
18 64 (2.86%) Data Migration
18 64 (2.86%) ETL
18 64 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 361 (16.12%) PowerShell
2 360 (16.07%) SQL
3 278 (12.41%) C#
4 247 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 54 (2.41%) C
6 50 (2.23%) Java
7 47 (2.10%) VBA
8 42 (1.88%) T-SQL
9 36 (1.61%) Python
10 22 (0.98%) TypeScript
11 19 (0.85%) VBScript
12 17 (0.76%) VB
12 17 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.63%) C++
14 13 (0.58%) R
15 11 (0.49%) PHP
15 11 (0.49%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.31%) Perl
17 6 (0.27%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 352 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 283 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 140 (6.25%) Degree
4 119 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (3.04%) MCSE
6 66 (2.95%) DV Cleared
7 48 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.29%) PMP
9 23 (1.03%) MCSA
9 23 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.80%) ISEB
11 18 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.76%) CCNA
13 14 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (0.63%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.63%) MCITP
13 14 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (8.04%) PMO
2 61 (2.72%) QA
3 58 (2.59%) GDPR
3 58 (2.59%) SLA
4 43 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.45%) GxP
7 9 (0.40%) HL7
8 5 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.22%) GMP
8 5 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.18%) GCP
9 4 (0.18%) GLP
9 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.089%) COBIT
10 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.089%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.089%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 395 (17.63%) Active Directory
2 141 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.70%) vSphere
5 35 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (1.47%) XenApp
7 26 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.67%) Terminal Services
10 12 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.49%) BitLocker
12 10 (0.45%) XenServer
13 9 (0.40%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.18%) Firmware
16 4 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (5.22%) SCCM
2 52 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 39 (1.74%) SCOM
5 35 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
6 20 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.76%) WSUS
9 16 (0.71%) Backup Exec
9 16 (0.71%) OpenSSO
10 14 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.45%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (0.31%) SCSM
14 7 (0.31%) vRealize
15 6 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 929 (41.47%) Microsoft
2 179 (7.99%) VMware
3 118 (5.27%) Citrix
4 97 (4.33%) SAP
5 96 (4.29%) Oracle
6 88 (3.93%) HP
7 81 (3.62%) Cisco
8 67 (2.99%) Nintex
9 44 (1.96%) Google
10 42 (1.88%) ServiceNow
11 40 (1.79%) IBM
12 33 (1.47%) Lotus
13 31 (1.38%) Dell
14 29 (1.29%) Sitecore
14 29 (1.29%) Symantec
15 28 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
16 24 (1.07%) Apple
16 24 (1.07%) NetApp
17 21 (0.94%) SolarWinds
18 20 (0.89%) Veeam