Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2616 3461 3707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 3.28% 3.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.40% 17.69% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1608 2253 2410
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £212 £213 £215
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 137 133
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22% +21.62%
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.25 £12.23
90th Percentile £46.75 £56.75 £42.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.99 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.20% +24.44% +25.00%

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 16983 19569 20287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.52% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11149 12702 12762
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £229
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 489 607
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.19
% change year-on-year -3.52% +8.05% +9.63%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -24 2402 £383 +2.00% 179
UK excluding London -10 1577 £350 - 122
London -36 1008 £425 +6.25% 73
South East -20 460 £363 -3.33% 18
North of England +12 340 £350 +7.69% 46
Midlands -21 238 £375 -3.85% 17
South West -28 185 £350 - 15
West Midlands -5 174 £400 +6.67% 11
East of England -19 160 £350 -6.67% 10
North West +15 156 £375 +11.11% 27
Scotland -1 149 £338 +5.47% 13
Yorkshire -6 128 £300 -7.69% 17
East Midlands -41 60 £350 -12.50% 6
North East +34 56 £350 +9.38% 2
Wales +5 29 £343 -11.61% 4
Northern Ireland -41 18 £366 +39.43%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SharePoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 1036 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 838 (32.03%) Office 365
3 583 (22.29%) Windows
4 481 (18.39%) Active Directory
5 474 (18.12%) Migration
6 456 (17.43%) SQL
7 453 (17.32%) Finance
8 443 (16.93%) Microsoft Office
9 431 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
10 397 (15.18%) SQL Server
11 390 (14.91%) Microsoft Excel
12 369 (14.11%) .NET
13 348 (13.30%) Project Management
14 329 (12.58%) C#
15 328 (12.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 326 (12.46%) Security Cleared
17 304 (11.62%) PowerShell
18 298 (11.39%) JavaScript
19 292 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
20 257 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
21 252 (9.63%) SharePoint 2010
22 248 (9.48%) Skype for Business
23 247 (9.44%) HTML
24 241 (9.21%) MS Exchange
24 241 (9.21%) SC Cleared
25 239 (9.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
26 238 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
27 225 (8.60%) Skype
28 221 (8.45%) Windows Server
28 221 (8.45%) 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
1 328 (12.54%) SharePoint 2013
2 252 (9.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 248 (9.48%) Skype for Business
4 241 (9.21%) MS Exchange
5 113 (4.32%) IIS
6 95 (3.63%) SharePoint Server
7 84 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 62 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (2.33%) CMS
10 58 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
11 38 (1.45%) Confluence
12 36 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
13 32 (1.22%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.84%) MS Project Server
14 22 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.76%) Apache
15 20 (0.76%) WebLogic
16 19 (0.73%) Drupal
17 16 (0.61%) JBoss
18 14 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 443 (16.93%) Microsoft Office
2 390 (14.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 239 (9.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 179 (6.84%) Microsoft Project
5 133 (5.08%) MS Visio
6 52 (1.99%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.15%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.15%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.11%) InVision
11 3 (0.11%) Stata
12 2 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.076%) InDesign
13 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.038%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 155 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 11 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.27%) Maximo
7 7 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 3 (0.11%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.11%) Eikon
11 3 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.11%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 838 (32.03%) Office 365
2 292 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (4.13%) OneDrive
4 58 (2.22%) Yammer
5 57 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 53 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (1.30%) IaaS
8 23 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (0.88%) PaaS
9 21 (0.80%) SaaS
10 9 (0.34%) Trello
11 8 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.31%) Slack
12 6 (0.23%) G Suite
13 5 (0.19%) GitHub
13 5 (0.19%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.11%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 225 (8.60%) Skype
2 157 (6.00%) Intranet
3 92 (3.52%) DNS
4 85 (3.25%) SAN
5 72 (2.75%) Firewall
6 62 (2.37%) WAN
7 60 (2.29%) TCP/IP
8 56 (2.14%) DHCP
9 53 (2.03%) Internet
10 52 (1.99%) LAN
11 39 (1.49%) NAS
12 33 (1.26%) VPN
13 24 (0.92%) Wireless
14 23 (0.88%) VLAN
15 21 (0.80%) VoIP
16 20 (0.76%) LDAP
17 19 (0.73%) SMS
18 17 (0.65%) iSCSI
19 16 (0.61%) NetScaler
19 16 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 127 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 69 (2.64%) Power BI
6 62 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 55 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.34%) EDRMS
10 26 (0.99%) Data Mining
11 25 (0.96%) PowerPivot
11 25 (0.96%) RDBMS
11 25 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 24 (0.92%) QlikView
13 20 (0.76%) Big Data
14 19 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
16 17 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 118 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 114 (4.36%) JIRA
2 114 (4.36%) Visual Studio
3 64 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 16 (0.61%) Subversion
7 14 (0.54%) gulp
8 13 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.46%) Maven
9 12 (0.46%) MorphX
9 12 (0.46%) NUnit
10 11 (0.42%) Selenium
11 10 (0.38%) Ant
12 9 (0.34%) JMeter
12 9 (0.34%) MSTest
12 9 (0.34%) NuGet
12 9 (0.34%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.27%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 453 (17.32%) Finance
2 133 (5.08%) Banking
3 84 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 81 (3.10%) Advertising
5 69 (2.64%) Marketing
6 57 (2.18%) Legal
7 53 (2.03%) Retail
8 44 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.30%) Law
10 32 (1.22%) Publishing
11 29 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.76%) Back Office
13 20 (0.76%) Electronics
14 18 (0.69%) Automotive
14 18 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.38%) French Language
16 10 (0.38%) Local Government
17 7 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 510 (19.50%) Developer
2 451 (17.24%) Analyst
3 264 (10.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 228 (8.72%) Consultant
5 214 (8.18%) Project Manager
6 173 (6.61%) Administrator
7 172 (6.57%) Architect
8 127 (4.85%) Business Analyst
9 102 (3.90%) SharePoint Administrator
10 98 (3.75%) SharePoint Consultant
11 78 (2.98%) Support Engineer
12 76 (2.91%) .NET Developer
13 65 (2.48%) PMO Analyst
13 65 (2.48%) SharePoint Project Manager
14 64 (2.45%) Support Analyst
15 63 (2.41%) SharePoint Architect
16 58 (2.22%) Coordinator
16 58 (2.22%) Senior Developer
17 56 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 53 (2.03%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (14.11%) .NET
2 247 (9.44%) HTML
3 219 (8.37%) CSS
4 150 (5.73%) ASP.NET
5 102 (3.90%) jQuery
5 102 (3.90%) XML
6 90 (3.44%) Web Services
7 80 (3.06%) AngularJS
8 71 (2.71%) REST
9 67 (2.56%) .NET Framework
10 49 (1.87%) HTML5
11 42 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (1.61%) WCF
12 37 (1.41%) Ajax
13 32 (1.22%) SOAP
14 31 (1.19%) XSLT
15 30 (1.15%) Entity Framework
16 29 (1.11%) JSON
17 28 (1.07%) React
18 27 (1.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 208 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 75 (2.87%) User Experience
4 58 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 55 (2.10%) Clustering
6 35 (1.34%) Virtual Team
7 34 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 33 (1.26%) PKI
9 27 (1.03%) CESG
10 26 (0.99%) Replication
11 25 (0.96%) Social Media
12 24 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.84%) NHS
13 22 (0.84%) Taxonomies
14 20 (0.76%) Blackberry
14 20 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.73%) iPad
16 16 (0.61%) CMDB
16 16 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 583 (22.29%) Windows
2 221 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 137 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 120 (4.59%) Windows 7
5 119 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 107 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (3.02%) Linux
8 74 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (1.91%) Unix
10 27 (1.03%) Android
10 27 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 23 (0.88%) Solaris
13 13 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.50%) SUSE
14 12 (0.46%) AIX
14 12 (0.46%) HPUX
15 11 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.11%) CentOS
17 2 (0.076%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (18.12%) Migration
2 431 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (13.30%) Project Management
4 257 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
5 238 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 221 (8.45%) CRM
7 219 (8.37%) ITIL
8 181 (6.92%) Workflow
9 150 (5.73%) PRINCE2
10 144 (5.50%) Document Management
11 117 (4.47%) Change Management
12 114 (4.36%) Scrum
13 104 (3.98%) Data Migration
14 103 (3.94%) Content Management
15 91 (3.48%) Programme Management
16 89 (3.40%) Business Analysis
17 81 (3.10%) ETL
18 77 (2.94%) MVC
19 76 (2.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 73 (2.79%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 456 (17.43%) SQL
2 329 (12.58%) C#
3 304 (11.62%) PowerShell
4 298 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 78 (2.98%) T-SQL
6 46 (1.76%) Java
7 35 (1.34%) VBA
8 33 (1.26%) VBScript
9 25 (0.96%) C
10 23 (0.88%) TypeScript
11 21 (0.80%) VB
12 20 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.65%) PHP
14 13 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.46%) X++
16 11 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 11 (0.42%) Python
17 9 (0.34%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.34%) Perl
18 7 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 326 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 241 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 159 (6.08%) Degree
4 143 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (2.94%) MCSE
6 66 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 34 (1.30%) MCSA
9 32 (1.22%) PMP
10 27 (1.03%) ISEB
11 25 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (0.73%) CCNA
15 17 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 15 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 13 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.38%) MCP
19 10 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (8.37%) PMO
2 57 (2.18%) QA
3 51 (1.95%) SLA
4 36 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 34 (1.30%) GDPR
6 31 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.50%) MiFID
9 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.31%) COBIT
10 8 (0.31%) P3O
11 7 (0.27%) HL7
12 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.19%) RMADS
14 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.076%) Def Stans
15 2 (0.076%) FIPS 140-2
15 2 (0.076%) GCP
15 2 (0.076%) GMP
15 2 (0.076%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 481 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 151 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.45%) XenApp
5 36 (1.38%) vSphere
6 34 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 30 (1.15%) BitLocker
7 30 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
8 25 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (0.57%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (0.46%) KVM
13 12 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.34%) Samba
15 8 (0.31%) Brightmail
16 7 (0.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 101 (3.86%) SCCM
2 51 (1.95%) SCOM
3 36 (1.38%) NetBackup
4 34 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 26 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 23 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 22 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 21 (0.80%) WSUS
10 20 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 15 (0.57%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.46%) OpenView
13 11 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.34%) Ansible
14 9 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
15 7 (0.27%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
17 5 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
17 5 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1036 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 214 (8.18%) VMware
3 131 (5.01%) HP
4 122 (4.66%) Citrix
5 99 (3.78%) Cisco
6 97 (3.71%) SAP
7 94 (3.59%) Oracle
8 81 (3.10%) Nintex
9 42 (1.61%) Tableau
10 41 (1.57%) NetApp
11 40 (1.53%) McAfee
11 40 (1.53%) Symantec
12 37 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 37 (1.41%) Veritas
13 33 (1.26%) IBM
14 26 (0.99%) Google
14 26 (0.99%) Remedy
15 25 (0.96%) Dell
16 24 (0.92%) AppSense
17 23 (0.88%) Salesforce.com