Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 110 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 -37 -6
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,600 2,349 2,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.33% 3.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.61% 14.24% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,633 1,488 1,860
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - +4.38%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £567 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 120 99
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -38.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.25 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.57 £15.85 £30.50
% change year-on-year -14.39% -48.05% +22.00%

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 15,657 16,499 16,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 16.34% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,142 10,940 10,520
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 361 344
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.11 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% -4.71% -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% -1.37%

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 20 March 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 20 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in the UK

SharePoint
Top 16 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 20 March 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 +21 2,383 £425 +6.25% 576
UK excluding London +11 1,637 £425 +13.33% 457
London +12 899 £450 +5.88% 171
South East +12 555 £425 +8.42% 114
North of England +31 413 £425 +29.77% 110
Midlands +9 199 £400 +3.23% 87
South West -7 196 £400 +18.52% 65
North West +16 171 £438 +34.62% 67
Yorkshire +34 154 £425 +21.08% 34
West Midlands -8 138 £400 +6.67% 65
Scotland -18 129 £375 - 37
East of England +7 118 £425 +21.43% 29
North East +31 88 £400 +23.08% 9
East Midlands +32 59 £400 - 22
Wales -24 30 £450 +22.45% 13
Northern Ireland -3 3 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 1,138 (43.77%) Microsoft
2 966 (37.15%) Office 365
3 607 (23.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 587 (22.58%) Windows
5 535 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
6 517 (19.88%) Active Directory
7 488 (18.77%) Finance
8 442 (17.00%) Migration
9 416 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
10 414 (15.92%) SQL
11 386 (14.85%) Security Cleared
12 381 (14.65%) SQL Server
13 366 (14.08%) .NET
14 333 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
15 332 (12.77%) PowerShell
16 299 (11.50%) JavaScript
17 298 (11.46%) C#
18 286 (11.00%) SC Cleared
19 281 (10.81%) Project Management
20 272 (10.46%) Skype
21 259 (9.96%) Skype for Business
22 253 (9.73%) Windows Server
22 253 (9.73%) CRM
23 249 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
24 224 (8.62%) ITIL
25 206 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
26 205 (7.88%) OneDrive
27 204 (7.85%) VMware
28 202 (7.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
28 202 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM

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
1 259 (9.96%) Skype for Business
2 187 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 175 (6.73%) SharePoint 2013
4 127 (4.88%) IIS
5 102 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 92 (3.54%) SharePoint Server
7 68 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 61 (2.35%) Confluence
9 59 (2.27%) CMS
10 52 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
11 50 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.58%) SAS
14 15 (0.58%) TPMS
15 14 (0.54%) Apache
16 12 (0.46%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.46%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.46%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 416 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 333 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 202 (7.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 159 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
5 91 (3.50%) MS Visio
6 52 (2.00%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.27%) Open Workbench
9 6 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.12%) Stata
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.077%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.077%) SPSS
13 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.038%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.038%) Maya
Business Applications
1 202 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.31%) Lorenzo
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 7 (0.27%) SAP R/3
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.23%) SAP GRC
8 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
10 3 (0.12%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.12%) Maximo
10 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.12%) SAP GTS
11 2 (0.077%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 966 (37.15%) Office 365
2 607 (23.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (7.88%) OneDrive
4 112 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 108 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
6 96 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
7 85 (3.27%) Yammer
8 58 (2.23%) PaaS
9 51 (1.96%) SaaS
10 45 (1.73%) IaaS
11 20 (0.77%) Mimecast
12 15 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.54%) Serverless
14 12 (0.46%) Boomi
15 11 (0.42%) Azure Functions
16 10 (0.38%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.38%) Trello
17 8 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
18 6 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
18 6 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 272 (10.46%) Skype
2 129 (4.96%) DNS
3 115 (4.42%) Firewall
4 90 (3.46%) DHCP
5 86 (3.31%) Intranet
6 84 (3.23%) Internet
7 75 (2.88%) SAN
8 59 (2.27%) WAN
9 52 (2.00%) LAN
10 46 (1.77%) TCP/IP
10 46 (1.77%) VPN
11 30 (1.15%) Unified Communications
12 24 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (0.92%) VoIP
13 22 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (0.81%) SMTP
15 20 (0.77%) VLAN
16 19 (0.73%) NAS
17 14 (0.54%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 144 (5.54%) Power BI
3 92 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 48 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (1.77%) Electronic Patient Records
9 36 (1.38%) MySQL
10 30 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 24 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 22 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (0.77%) MS Access
14 17 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 17 (0.65%) Neo4j
14 17 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
14 17 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
15 16 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 150 (5.77%) JIRA
2 116 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 103 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 89 (3.42%) Git (software)
5 67 (2.58%) Jenkins
6 45 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 41 (1.58%) Selenium
8 40 (1.54%) JMeter
9 36 (1.38%) JUnit
10 29 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 16 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (0.58%) TeamCity
13 14 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
14 12 (0.46%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.42%) PVCS
16 10 (0.38%) gulp
16 10 (0.38%) Subversion
17 9 (0.35%) git-flow
17 9 (0.35%) GitLab
General
1 488 (18.77%) Finance
2 76 (2.92%) Banking
3 67 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 61 (2.35%) Marketing
5 39 (1.50%) Retail
6 38 (1.46%) Legal
7 30 (1.15%) Advertising
8 29 (1.12%) Publishing
9 27 (1.04%) Law
9 27 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.00%) Back Office
11 25 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.65%) French Language
14 16 (0.62%) German Language
15 15 (0.58%) Military
16 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.42%) Billing
18 9 (0.35%) Local Government
19 8 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 558 (21.46%) Developer
2 373 (14.35%) Analyst
3 237 (9.12%) SharePoint Developer
4 193 (7.42%) Architect
5 173 (6.65%) Consultant
6 156 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 120 (4.62%) Administrator
8 85 (3.27%) Support Engineer
9 81 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 80 (3.08%) Office 365 Engineer
10 80 (3.08%) PMO Analyst
11 79 (3.04%) Support Analyst
12 65 (2.50%) Business Analyst
13 60 (2.31%) SharePoint Consultant
14 59 (2.27%) Coordinator
14 59 (2.27%) SharePoint Administrator
15 57 (2.19%) C# Developer
16 55 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
17 54 (2.08%) Microsoft Developer
18 52 (2.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (14.08%) .NET
2 198 (7.62%) CSS
3 193 (7.42%) HTML
4 154 (5.92%) jQuery
5 124 (4.77%) ASP.NET
6 114 (4.38%) AngularJS
7 108 (4.15%) Web Services
8 81 (3.12%) REST
9 77 (2.96%) .NET Framework
10 74 (2.85%) XML
11 70 (2.69%) React
12 64 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 61 (2.35%) Node.js
14 53 (2.04%) JSON
14 53 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 49 (1.88%) Entity Framework
16 46 (1.77%) HTML5
17 38 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 30 (1.15%) SOAP
19 27 (1.04%) hapi
Miscellaneous
1 183 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 84 (3.23%) User Experience
5 60 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 46 (1.77%) e-Health
6 46 (1.77%) LIMS
6 46 (1.77%) PACS
7 41 (1.58%) NHS
8 40 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.54%) PKI
9 25 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 25 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 23 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 22 (0.85%) e-Learning
12 21 (0.81%) Taxonomies
13 18 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.65%) Blackberry
14 17 (0.65%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 587 (22.58%) Windows
2 253 (9.73%) Windows Server
3 193 (7.42%) Windows 10
4 111 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (3.54%) Windows 7
7 87 (3.35%) Linux
8 70 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (1.54%) Unix
10 17 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.58%) VME
13 14 (0.54%) Android
14 13 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.46%) Solaris
16 7 (0.27%) VMS
16 7 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.12%) AIX
18 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (17.00%) Migration
3 281 (10.81%) Project Management
4 253 (9.73%) CRM
5 249 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
6 224 (8.62%) ITIL
7 206 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
8 186 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 169 (6.50%) DevOps
10 155 (5.96%) Scrum
11 135 (5.19%) Workflow
12 133 (5.12%) PRINCE2
13 132 (5.08%) Change Management
14 130 (5.00%) Analytics
15 119 (4.58%) MVC
16 105 (4.04%) Data Migration
17 103 (3.96%) Service Management
18 101 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 87 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
19 87 (3.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 414 (15.92%) SQL
2 332 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 299 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 298 (11.46%) C#
5 114 (4.38%) Java
6 75 (2.88%) T-SQL
7 49 (1.88%) VBA
8 48 (1.85%) Python
9 30 (1.15%) VB
10 27 (1.04%) C
11 24 (0.92%) TypeScript
12 22 (0.85%) R
13 21 (0.81%) PHP
14 20 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.62%) Perl
16 13 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.50%) VBScript
17 11 (0.42%) Scala
18 10 (0.38%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 386 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 286 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 154 (5.92%) Degree
4 124 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (3.38%) DV Cleared
6 61 (2.35%) MCSE
7 45 (1.73%) PMP
8 31 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 30 (1.15%) CCNA
9 30 (1.15%) ISEB
10 28 (1.08%) MCSA
11 25 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.85%) Master's Degree
14 19 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (0.69%) DBS Check
16 17 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (7.38%) PMO
2 113 (4.35%) QA
3 53 (2.04%) SLA
4 47 (1.81%) HL7
5 45 (1.73%) Data Quality
6 39 (1.50%) GDPR
7 19 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.23%) GxP
9 6 (0.23%) IFRS
9 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.19%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.19%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.12%) P3O
13 2 (0.077%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.077%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 517 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 110 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (1.12%) Docker
6 28 (1.08%) vSphere
6 28 (1.08%) XenApp
7 27 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.96%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.46%) XenServer
13 11 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.27%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.23%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.23%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 173 (6.65%) SCCM
2 64 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
4 36 (1.38%) NetBackup
5 34 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
5 34 (1.31%) SCOM
6 27 (1.04%) WSUS
7 25 (0.96%) AirWatch
8 21 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 14 (0.54%) Ansible
9 14 (0.54%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (0.42%) Puppet
12 10 (0.38%) Kubernetes
12 10 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.27%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,138 (43.77%) Microsoft
2 204 (7.85%) VMware
3 134 (5.15%) Oracle
4 115 (4.42%) Cisco
5 114 (4.38%) SAP
6 99 (3.81%) Citrix
7 67 (2.58%) Nintex
8 60 (2.31%) HP
9 40 (1.54%) Dell
10 39 (1.50%) McAfee
11 36 (1.38%) Google
12 35 (1.35%) Symantec
13 30 (1.15%) IronPort
14 29 (1.12%) ServiceNow
15 28 (1.08%) Veritas
16 25 (0.96%) CA
17 24 (0.92%) EMC
17 24 (0.92%) Remedy
18 23 (0.88%) Adobe
19 21 (0.81%) Salesforce.com