Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 98 88 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 +21
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,212 1,034 2,144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.58% 2.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.64% 17.86% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,559 738 1,447
10th Percentile £225 £219 £200
25th Percentile £355 £313 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £416
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -0.84% -0.95%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £500
90th Percentile £639 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 44 73
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.68 £13.40
25th Percentile £19.78 £21.19 £17.83
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.54% +140.48% +7.29%
75th Percentile £51.00 £64.50 £43.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +6.67% +35.34%

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 10,715 5,788 10,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.38% 14.43% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,380 3,928 6,974
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -4.26%
75th Percentile £625 £565 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 173 231
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.00 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.68 £18.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate £24.36 £26.96 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.64% +34.80% +5.93%
75th Percentile £51.00 £57.17 £36.70
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -20.83% +31.51% +4.29%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 1,772 £475 +15.85% 572
UK excluding London -2 953 £425 +3.66% 442
London -9 794 £500 +21.21% 181
Work from Home -32 535 £495 +16.35% 119
South East +3 241 £425 +1.49% 91
Midlands +17 207 £475 +46.15% 72
North of England 0 193 £400 -5.88% 140
West Midlands +12 161 £475 +24.59% 51
South West +13 140 £450 +9.76% 48
North West -4 117 £346 -23.06% 83
Scotland -52 72 £398 -9.14% 41
East of England -9 69 £375 +15.38% 35
Yorkshire +5 63 £425 +3.03% 40
East Midlands -11 44 £373 +24.17% 21
Wales -5 37 £452 +39.08% 12
North East -1 13 £438 +29.63% 17
Northern Ireland -3 2 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,112 (50.27%) Microsoft
2 883 (39.92%) Microsoft 365
3 744 (33.63%) Azure
4 546 (24.68%) Power Platform
5 532 (24.05%) Social Skills
6 522 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
7 481 (21.75%) Windows
8 437 (19.76%) Migration
9 427 (19.30%) Active Directory
10 394 (17.81%) Finance
11 387 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
12 361 (16.32%) SQL
13 360 (16.27%) PowerApps
14 349 (15.78%) .NET
15 329 (14.87%) PowerShell
16 307 (13.88%) Security Cleared
17 286 (12.93%) Microsoft Excel
18 281 (12.70%) OneDrive
19 279 (12.61%) Power BI
20 271 (12.25%) ITIL
21 265 (11.98%) DevOps
22 262 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
23 260 (11.75%) CRM
24 256 (11.57%) SQL Server
25 255 (11.53%) C#
26 249 (11.26%) Public Sector
27 232 (10.49%) Project Management
28 227 (10.26%) SC Cleared
29 224 (10.13%) Dynamics 365
30 215 (9.72%) Windows Server

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
1 150 (6.78%) Confluence
2 62 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 61 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 52 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 51 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 48 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
7 42 (1.90%) CMS
8 37 (1.67%) IIS
9 28 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
10 22 (0.99%) Apache Spark
11 18 (0.81%) Apache
11 18 (0.81%) Documentum
12 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.59%) EPiServer
14 12 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.50%) Drupal
16 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.45%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 286 (12.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 262 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (5.47%) MS Visio
4 112 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 72 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.36%) Open Workbench
7 8 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.090%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.090%) Sketch
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.045%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 206 (9.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (4.16%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.32%) Primavera
7 6 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.23%) Avolution ABACUS
9 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.14%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 883 (39.92%) Microsoft 365
2 744 (33.63%) Azure
3 546 (24.68%) Power Platform
4 360 (16.27%) PowerApps
5 281 (12.70%) OneDrive
6 224 (10.13%) Dynamics 365
7 201 (9.09%) Power Automate
8 174 (7.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 118 (5.33%) AWS
10 90 (4.07%) SaaS
11 70 (3.16%) Azure Logic Apps
12 64 (2.89%) PaaS
13 53 (2.40%) Yammer
14 47 (2.12%) IaaS
15 41 (1.85%) GitHub
16 39 (1.76%) ShareGate
17 36 (1.63%) Serverless
18 27 (1.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 26 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
20 25 (1.13%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.61%) DNS
2 95 (4.29%) Firewall
3 78 (3.53%) Skype
4 68 (3.07%) DHCP
5 67 (3.03%) Intranet
6 61 (2.76%) WAN
7 58 (2.62%) LAN
8 57 (2.58%) VPN
9 56 (2.53%) Internet
10 28 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (1.04%) TCP/IP
11 23 (1.04%) WebEx
12 22 (0.99%) VoIP
13 21 (0.95%) Unified Communications
13 21 (0.95%) VLAN
14 16 (0.72%) SAN
15 14 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (0.59%) Kerberos
16 13 (0.59%) SSL
17 12 (0.54%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (12.61%) Power BI
2 256 (11.57%) SQL Server
3 39 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (1.63%) Metadata
4 36 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 34 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.49%) Electronic Patient Records
7 32 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 27 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (0.86%) Data Lake
10 19 (0.86%) QlikView
11 18 (0.81%) MySQL
12 17 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 203 (9.18%) JIRA
2 81 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 40 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 22 (0.99%) GitLab
6 20 (0.90%) Bitbucket
6 20 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 19 (0.86%) Selenium
8 17 (0.77%) Maven
9 16 (0.72%) Subversion
9 16 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (0.45%) gulp
12 9 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.36%) Yeoman
14 6 (0.27%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.18%) VersionOne
General
1 532 (24.05%) Social Skills
2 394 (17.81%) Finance
3 249 (11.26%) Public Sector
4 179 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (4.93%) Marketing
6 103 (4.66%) Banking
7 82 (3.71%) Presentation Skills
8 64 (2.89%) Telecoms
9 56 (2.53%) Organisational Skills
10 51 (2.31%) Legal
11 46 (2.08%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.72%) Electronics
13 36 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
14 30 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
15 22 (0.99%) Law
15 22 (0.99%) Retail
16 20 (0.90%) Local Government
17 19 (0.86%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 391 (17.68%) Developer
2 312 (14.10%) Analyst
3 217 (9.81%) Architect
4 177 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 170 (7.69%) Consultant
6 144 (6.51%) Project Manager
7 118 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 94 (4.25%) Administrator
9 74 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
10 72 (3.25%) Support Engineer
11 65 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 55 (2.49%) IT Manager
13 45 (2.03%) Microsoft 365 Architect
14 44 (1.99%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 44 (1.99%) Support Analyst
15 41 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support
15 41 (1.85%) SharePoint Consultant
16 37 (1.67%) Service Analyst
16 37 (1.67%) Technical Architect
17 34 (1.54%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (15.78%) .NET
2 166 (7.50%) HTML
3 140 (6.33%) CSS
4 98 (4.43%) jQuery
5 94 (4.25%) J2EE
6 92 (4.16%) ASP.NET
7 80 (3.62%) Web Services
8 79 (3.57%) React
9 75 (3.39%) HTML5
10 74 (3.35%) REST
11 63 (2.85%) .NET Framework
12 54 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 36 (1.63%) RESTful
14 32 (1.45%) XML
15 29 (1.31%) JSON
16 27 (1.22%) SOAP
17 26 (1.18%) AngularJS
18 24 (1.08%) .NET Core
18 24 (1.08%) Entity Framework
18 24 (1.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (4.02%) Management Information System
2 74 (3.35%) User Experience
3 51 (2.31%) Data Centre
4 46 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (1.81%) NHS
6 34 (1.54%) PKI
7 31 (1.40%) LIMS
8 30 (1.36%) e-Health
8 30 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 30 (1.36%) PACS
9 24 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
9 24 (1.08%) Replication
9 24 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 23 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
13 19 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.81%) Social Media
15 16 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 481 (21.75%) Windows
2 215 (9.72%) Windows Server
3 170 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 81 (3.66%) Linux
5 72 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (2.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 39 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 32 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (1.18%) Unix
11 25 (1.13%) Android
12 16 (0.72%) CentOS
13 15 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.50%) VMS
15 9 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.32%) Solaris
17 5 (0.23%) SUSE
17 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (19.76%) Migration
3 387 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
4 271 (12.25%) ITIL
5 265 (11.98%) DevOps
6 260 (11.75%) CRM
7 232 (10.49%) Project Management
8 182 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
9 181 (8.18%) Project Delivery
10 165 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 148 (6.69%) Change Management
11 148 (6.69%) Scrum
12 129 (5.83%) Analytics
13 125 (5.65%) Waterfall
14 118 (5.33%) Data Migration
15 111 (5.02%) Service Management
16 101 (4.57%) Requirements Gathering
17 93 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
18 90 (4.07%) PRINCE2
19 88 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 361 (16.32%) SQL
2 329 (14.87%) PowerShell
3 255 (11.53%) C#
4 208 (9.40%) JavaScript
5 119 (5.38%) Java
6 71 (3.21%) Python
7 56 (2.53%) TypeScript
8 54 (2.44%) VBA
9 52 (2.35%) VB
9 52 (2.35%) VB.NET
10 36 (1.63%) C
11 27 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.22%) VBScript
12 22 (0.99%) Bash
13 15 (0.68%) R
13 15 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.50%) Ruby
16 6 (0.27%) Scala
17 4 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 307 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 227 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 98 (4.43%) Degree
4 58 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (1.04%) MCSE
8 20 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 20 (0.90%) PMP
9 18 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 18 (0.81%) MCSA
10 17 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (0.63%) ISEB
13 13 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.54%) MCITP
15 9 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.36%) MCP
16 8 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.56%) PMO
2 102 (4.61%) QA
3 74 (3.35%) SLA
4 31 (1.40%) GDPR
5 30 (1.36%) HL7
6 25 (1.13%) Accessibility
7 23 (1.04%) Data Quality
8 19 (0.86%) NCSC
9 17 (0.77%) WCAG
10 10 (0.45%) COBIT
10 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.41%) NIST
12 6 (0.27%) GxP
12 6 (0.27%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.23%) GRC
14 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.18%) P3O
15 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 427 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 84 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 32 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (1.18%) BitLocker
5 25 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.04%) Docker
7 21 (0.95%) vSphere
8 20 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.86%) XenApp
10 9 (0.41%) NFS
10 9 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.36%) HDFS
12 7 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.23%) Firmware
15 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
17 1 (0.045%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 167 (7.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 115 (5.20%) SCCM
3 42 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 31 (1.40%) Terraform
5 29 (1.31%) Ansible
5 29 (1.31%) Puppet
6 24 (1.08%) Kubernetes
7 18 (0.81%) WSUS
8 16 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 15 (0.68%) AppManager
9 15 (0.68%) SCOM
10 14 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.41%) Control-M
12 9 (0.41%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.36%) MobiControl
13 8 (0.36%) QRadar
13 8 (0.36%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,112 (50.27%) Microsoft
2 187 (8.45%) Oracle
3 173 (7.82%) SAP
4 132 (5.97%) VMware
5 92 (4.16%) Citrix
6 82 (3.71%) Cisco
7 73 (3.30%) ServiceNow
8 49 (2.22%) IBM
9 41 (1.85%) Atlassian
10 36 (1.63%) Nintex
11 30 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.27%) Veeam
13 27 (1.22%) HP
14 26 (1.18%) Sitecore
15 25 (1.13%) Splunk
16 24 (1.08%) Google
17 21 (0.95%) Ivanti
18 20 (0.90%) Adobe
19 18 (0.81%) Telerik
20 16 (0.72%) Symantec