Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 89 114
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,105 2,532 2,386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.69% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.23% 17.13% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 1,588 1,500
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £209
90th Percentile £560 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 110 104
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -12.09% -18.10%
10th Percentile £16.30 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.63 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.31 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.03% -12.50% -23.08%

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 6,062 14,782 17,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.78% 15.72% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,771 9,405 11,251
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 334 396
Median hourly rate £24.55 £20.86 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.72% +4.28% +1.73%
10th Percentile £12.99 £12.00 £11.92
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.58 £50.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%

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 12 July 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 12 July 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 12 July 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 -4 927 £425 +6.25% 175
UK excluding London +6 672 £400 - 151
London +4 367 £450 +5.88% 44
South East -16 162 £400 -2.44% 35
South West +27 118 £435 +8.77% 15
North of England -8 118 £375 - 40
Scotland +62 110 £425 +13.33% 13
Midlands +8 98 £425 +6.25% 28
Work from Home +26 96 £410 -8.89% 27
West Midlands +15 90 £450 +12.50% 20
North West +2 66 £375 - 19
East of England -7 52 £350 -12.50% 13
Yorkshire +21 36 £413 +3.13% 15
North East +11 16 £345 -23.33% 6
Wales +3 10 £400 +14.29% 6
East Midlands +18 8 £251 -32.09% 8
Northern Ireland +13 5 £160 -63.01% 1

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 579 (52.40%) Microsoft
2 465 (42.08%) Office 365
3 363 (32.85%) Azure
4 288 (26.06%) Windows
5 280 (25.34%) Active Directory
6 275 (24.89%) Migration
7 205 (18.55%) SQL
8 199 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
9 196 (17.74%) Power Platform
10 184 (16.65%) Security Cleared
11 179 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
12 178 (16.11%) SQL Server
12 178 (16.11%) .NET
13 172 (15.57%) PowerShell
14 171 (15.48%) C#
14 171 (15.48%) Finance
15 165 (14.93%) OneDrive
16 138 (12.49%) Public Sector
17 134 (12.13%) JavaScript
18 131 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
19 130 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
20 125 (11.31%) CRM
21 115 (10.41%) SC Cleared
22 114 (10.32%) DevOps
23 113 (10.23%) Windows 10
23 113 (10.23%) Windows Server
24 111 (10.05%) Project Management
25 110 (9.95%) ITIL
26 109 (9.86%) Skype
27 107 (9.68%) SCCM

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 78 (7.06%) Skype for Business
2 59 (5.34%) IIS
3 56 (5.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 55 (4.98%) Confluence
5 51 (4.62%) MS Exchange
6 33 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 30 (2.71%) CMS
8 29 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (1.81%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.72%) IBM Domino
11 14 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.81%) EPiServer
14 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.54%) nginx
16 5 (0.45%) Apache
16 5 (0.45%) Documentum
16 5 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
16 5 (0.45%) OnBase
Applications
1 179 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
2 130 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (4.43%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (3.26%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.27%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.36%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) MadCap Flare
10 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.090%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.090%) Snagit
10 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 100 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.36%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.090%) assyst
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.090%) Endur
7 1 (0.090%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.090%) Maximo
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.090%) Primavera
7 1 (0.090%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.090%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 465 (42.08%) Office 365
2 363 (32.85%) Azure
3 196 (17.74%) Power Platform
4 165 (14.93%) OneDrive
5 98 (8.87%) PowerApps
6 90 (8.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 89 (8.05%) Dynamics 365
8 62 (5.61%) Power Automate
9 51 (4.62%) Yammer
10 27 (2.44%) AWS
11 23 (2.08%) Logic Apps
11 23 (2.08%) SaaS
12 20 (1.81%) PaaS
13 19 (1.72%) IaaS
14 14 (1.27%) ShareGate
15 13 (1.18%) GCP
16 8 (0.72%) GitHub
17 7 (0.63%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.45%) G Suite
19 4 (0.36%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 109 (9.86%) Skype
2 61 (5.52%) Intranet
3 55 (4.98%) DNS
4 37 (3.35%) Firewall
5 36 (3.26%) DHCP
6 34 (3.08%) Internet
7 26 (2.35%) VPN
8 20 (1.81%) WAN
9 18 (1.63%) Kerberos
9 18 (1.63%) SAN
10 14 (1.27%) LAN
11 11 (1.00%) SSL
11 11 (1.00%) VoIP
12 10 (0.90%) MPLS
12 10 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (0.90%) TCP/IP
13 9 (0.81%) Wireless
14 8 (0.72%) NAS
14 8 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 106 (9.59%) Power BI
3 58 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (2.26%) MySQL
5 21 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.09%) Electronic Patient Records
9 11 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
12 7 (0.63%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (7.33%) JIRA
2 50 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 34 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.54%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.63%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.63%) Subversion
10 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.36%) FishEye
11 4 (0.36%) Selenium
11 4 (0.36%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.36%) webpack
12 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.27%) Postman
General
1 171 (15.48%) Finance
2 138 (12.49%) Public Sector
3 36 (3.26%) Banking
3 36 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.08%) Legal
6 21 (1.90%) Local Government
6 21 (1.90%) Marketing
7 16 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.36%) Electronics
9 14 (1.27%) Publishing
10 11 (1.00%) Front Office
11 10 (0.90%) German Language
12 9 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.72%) Retail
13 8 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.54%) Advertising
15 5 (0.45%) Law
15 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 204 (18.46%) Developer
2 144 (13.03%) Analyst
3 101 (9.14%) Consultant
4 89 (8.05%) Administrator
5 76 (6.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 67 (6.06%) Architect
6 67 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 49 (4.43%) Business Analyst
8 44 (3.98%) Office 365 Engineer
9 40 (3.62%) SharePoint Consultant
10 38 (3.44%) Support Engineer
11 35 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
13 28 (2.53%) Office 365 Administrator
14 27 (2.44%) Technical Architect
15 26 (2.35%) Office 365 Consultant
16 25 (2.26%) SharePoint Administrator
17 24 (2.17%) .NET Developer
18 23 (2.08%) SharePoint Analyst
19 19 (1.72%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (16.11%) .NET
2 89 (8.05%) HTML
3 62 (5.61%) CSS
4 61 (5.52%) ASP.NET
5 52 (4.71%) XML
6 43 (3.89%) .NET Framework
7 41 (3.71%) jQuery
8 40 (3.62%) Web Services
9 37 (3.35%) AngularJS
10 31 (2.81%) Entity Framework
11 29 (2.62%) OAuth
12 26 (2.35%) SAML
13 25 (2.26%) React
14 24 (2.17%) OpenID
15 23 (2.08%) LDAP
15 23 (2.08%) Node.js
16 21 (1.90%) HTML5
17 17 (1.54%) CSS3
17 17 (1.54%) LINQ
18 16 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.44%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.81%) User Experience
6 26 (2.35%) NHS
7 23 (2.08%) PKI
8 12 (1.09%) e-Health
8 12 (1.09%) iPad
8 12 (1.09%) LIMS
8 12 (1.09%) PACS
9 11 (1.00%) Clustering
10 10 (0.90%) Replication
10 10 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.81%) iPhone
11 9 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 288 (26.06%) Windows
2 113 (10.23%) Windows 10
2 113 (10.23%) Windows Server
3 42 (3.80%) Linux
4 37 (3.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 32 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.18%) Unix
10 8 (0.72%) Android
11 6 (0.54%) VMS
12 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) AIX
14 2 (0.18%) Solaris
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.090%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (24.89%) Migration
2 199 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
4 125 (11.31%) CRM
5 114 (10.32%) DevOps
6 111 (10.05%) Project Management
7 110 (9.95%) ITIL
8 101 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
9 97 (8.78%) Workflow
10 94 (8.51%) Data Migration
11 81 (7.33%) Project Delivery
12 69 (6.24%) Change Management
13 60 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (5.16%) PRINCE2
15 53 (4.80%) Scrum
16 50 (4.52%) Analytics
17 48 (4.34%) Document Management
18 47 (4.25%) Requirements Gathering
19 45 (4.07%) Data Analysis
20 43 (3.89%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 205 (18.55%) SQL
2 172 (15.57%) PowerShell
3 171 (15.48%) C#
4 134 (12.13%) JavaScript
5 35 (3.17%) Java
6 25 (2.26%) Python
6 25 (2.26%) TypeScript
6 25 (2.26%) VBA
7 24 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 22 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.81%) C
10 14 (1.27%) Apex Code
11 13 (1.18%) VBScript
12 7 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.36%) ES6
14 4 (0.36%) Groovy
14 4 (0.36%) VB
15 3 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 184 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 115 (10.41%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.70%) Degree
4 52 (4.71%) DV Cleared
5 51 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.35%) MCSA
7 20 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.09%) MCSE
10 11 (1.00%) CCNA
10 11 (1.00%) ISEB
11 10 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.81%) CISSP
12 9 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.72%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.72%) MCITP
13 8 (0.72%) MCP
13 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.54%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.71%) PMO
2 33 (2.99%) GDPR
3 27 (2.44%) QA
4 26 (2.35%) SLA
5 13 (1.18%) HL7
6 11 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.90%) P3O
8 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.18%) IFRS
11 2 (0.18%) NCSC
11 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.090%) COBIT
12 1 (0.090%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.090%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.090%) RMADS
System Software
1 280 (25.34%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.36%) Docker
6 14 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (1.09%) vSphere
8 12 (1.09%) XenApp
9 8 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.54%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.090%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 107 (9.68%) SCCM
2 60 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (2.99%) SCOM
4 18 (1.63%) Ansible
5 17 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (1.18%) SCDPM
7 11 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (1.00%) WSUS
8 10 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.81%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.81%) Terraform
10 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.72%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.63%) Puppet
12 6 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.54%) SCSM
12 6 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 579 (52.40%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.33%) VMware
3 67 (6.06%) Oracle
4 50 (4.52%) Citrix
5 41 (3.71%) SAP
6 37 (3.35%) Cisco
7 26 (2.35%) Atlassian
8 24 (2.17%) IBM
8 24 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 23 (2.08%) Nintex
10 19 (1.72%) HP
11 15 (1.36%) Adobe
11 15 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.09%) Apple
13 11 (1.00%) EMC
13 11 (1.00%) McAfee
14 10 (0.90%) Dell
14 10 (0.90%) OpenText
15 9 (0.81%) F5
15 9 (0.81%) Tableau