Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 80 91
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 +20
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 1,428 1,420 2,461
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.74% 2.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.96% 18.91% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 934 1,540
10th Percentile £230 £213 £213
25th Percentile £340 £313 £317
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £415 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 88
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.50 "
25th Percentile £14.00 £18.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +40.00% -11.76%
75th Percentile £41.25 £49.63 £21.02
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £39.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £13.54
% change year-on-year -7.32% +51.46% -14.06%

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 7,530 7,508 14,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 14.46% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,136 4,960 9,477
10th Percentile £300 £263 £281
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +1.71% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 171 279
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.95
25th Percentile £17.13 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.25% +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £52.63 £35.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.03 £53.75 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £16.36
% change year-on-year +26.32% +16.17% -3.79%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -12 1,088 £450 +7.14% 368
UK excluding London -16 581 £425 +6.25% 276
London +7 537 £450 - 106
Work from Home -38 434 £463 +8.82% 73
South East -3 150 £450 +12.50% 81
North of England -1 119 £438 +20.69% 67
Midlands +4 97 £403 -5.29% 52
Scotland -24 97 £425 +6.25% 13
North West +3 84 £495 +46.67% 35
West Midlands -13 75 £450 - 36
South West -23 56 £400 -6.43% 33
East of England +8 41 £370 +8.82% 28
Yorkshire -2 28 £400 +3.23% 24
East Midlands +19 22 £300 -18.64% 16
Wales +22 19 £475 +18.75% 1
North East +1 7 £455 +25.52% 8
Northern Ireland +8 2 £136 -15.00% 2

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 688 (48.18%) Microsoft 365
2 643 (45.03%) Microsoft
3 511 (35.78%) Azure
4 357 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 337 (23.60%) Social Skills
6 332 (23.25%) Migration
7 318 (22.27%) Power Platform
8 298 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
8 298 (20.87%) Windows
9 284 (19.89%) Security Cleared
10 257 (18.00%) PowerShell
11 217 (15.20%) Finance
12 212 (14.85%) DevOps
13 208 (14.57%) SC Cleared
14 202 (14.15%) OneDrive
15 192 (13.45%) SQL Server
16 189 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
17 186 (13.03%) SQL
18 178 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
18 178 (12.46%) Power BI
19 167 (11.69%) PowerApps
20 152 (10.64%) Windows Server
21 150 (10.50%) JavaScript
22 148 (10.36%) VMware
23 143 (10.01%) Azure Active Directory
24 140 (9.80%) Project Management
25 138 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
26 132 (9.24%) JIRA
27 131 (9.17%) Public Sector
28 126 (8.82%) Problem-Solving

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
1 103 (7.21%) Confluence
2 101 (7.07%) MS Exchange
3 78 (5.46%) Skype for Business
4 53 (3.71%) IIS
5 45 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 45 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.47%) Apache
7 21 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.19%) CMS
9 15 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
10 14 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.91%) Drupal
12 12 (0.84%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.70%) MS Project Server
14 9 (0.63%) Documentum
15 7 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 189 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 34 (2.38%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.14%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.14%) SPSS
12 1 (0.070%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.070%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.070%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 70 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.21%) SAP QM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.070%) Maximo
9 1 (0.070%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 688 (48.18%) Microsoft 365
2 511 (35.78%) Azure
3 318 (22.27%) Power Platform
4 202 (14.15%) OneDrive
5 167 (11.69%) PowerApps
6 143 (10.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 120 (8.40%) Power Automate
8 113 (7.91%) AWS
9 70 (4.90%) PaaS
10 68 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
11 61 (4.27%) SaaS
12 48 (3.36%) IaaS
13 46 (3.22%) Serverless
13 46 (3.22%) Yammer
14 41 (2.87%) Azure Functions
15 31 (2.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 23 (1.61%) GitHub
17 22 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
17 22 (1.54%) Azure Logic Apps
18 20 (1.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.56%) DNS
2 100 (7.00%) Skype
3 62 (4.34%) DHCP
4 53 (3.71%) Firewall
5 50 (3.50%) Intranet
6 43 (3.01%) WAN
7 38 (2.66%) TCP/IP
8 37 (2.59%) LAN
9 34 (2.38%) VPN
10 27 (1.89%) Internet
11 22 (1.54%) WAAS
12 21 (1.47%) SAN
13 19 (1.33%) SSL
14 13 (0.91%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.70%) NAS
17 9 (0.63%) Kerberos
17 9 (0.63%) Network Security
18 8 (0.56%) VLAN
19 7 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 178 (12.46%) Power BI
3 34 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.75%) Data Lake
5 22 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 22 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
7 18 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 18 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.05%) Big Data
9 15 (1.05%) QlikView
9 15 (1.05%) Tableau
10 11 (0.77%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.70%) MS Access
11 10 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
11 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.63%) MySQL
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 132 (9.24%) JIRA
2 39 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 33 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.91%) Cucumber
5 13 (0.91%) Selenium
6 11 (0.77%) Visual Studio Code
7 10 (0.70%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.70%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.56%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.56%) JUnit
9 7 (0.49%) IntelliJ
9 7 (0.49%) PyCharm
9 7 (0.49%) Subversion
10 6 (0.42%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.35%) Gatling
11 5 (0.35%) webpack
12 4 (0.28%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.28%) JMeter
12 4 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 337 (23.60%) Social Skills
2 217 (15.20%) Finance
3 131 (9.17%) Public Sector
4 105 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (3.78%) Banking
6 44 (3.08%) Marketing
7 42 (2.94%) Legal
8 39 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
9 31 (2.17%) Telecoms
10 29 (2.03%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
12 27 (1.89%) Retail
13 21 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
14 13 (0.91%) Electronics
15 12 (0.84%) Back Office
16 11 (0.77%) French Language
16 11 (0.77%) Law
16 11 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.77%) Publishing
17 10 (0.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 221 (15.48%) Developer
2 182 (12.75%) Architect
3 153 (10.71%) Analyst
4 124 (8.68%) Consultant
5 80 (5.60%) Project Manager
5 80 (5.60%) SharePoint Developer
6 58 (4.06%) Administrator
7 51 (3.57%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 46 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 46 (3.22%) SharePoint Consultant
9 43 (3.01%) Business Analyst
10 38 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (2.59%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 37 (2.59%) Technical Architect
12 34 (2.38%) SharePoint Engineer
13 31 (2.17%) Azure Engineer
14 29 (2.03%) Support Engineer
14 29 (2.03%) Technical Leader
15 27 (1.89%) Azure Architect
16 26 (1.82%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (8.68%) .NET
2 81 (5.67%) CSS
2 81 (5.67%) HTML
3 57 (3.99%) AngularJS
4 47 (3.29%) React
5 43 (3.01%) ASP.NET
6 39 (2.73%) Middleware
7 38 (2.66%) REST
8 32 (2.24%) jQuery
8 32 (2.24%) Web Services
9 31 (2.17%) ASP.NET Core
10 28 (1.96%) XML
11 25 (1.75%) HTML5
12 23 (1.61%) Kafka
12 23 (1.61%) Node.js
13 20 (1.40%) J2EE
14 18 (1.26%) Microsoft Graph
14 18 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (1.19%) OAuth
15 17 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.85%) User Experience
2 42 (2.94%) Clustering
3 38 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.31%) Data Centre
4 33 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.10%) PKI
6 25 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 24 (1.68%) EMC VNX
8 23 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.40%) Replication
9 20 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.91%) Social Media
11 13 (0.91%) Taxonomies
12 12 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.77%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.70%) Blog
14 10 (0.70%) NHS
15 8 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 298 (20.87%) Windows
2 152 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 119 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 85 (5.95%) Linux
5 73 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (1.96%) Windows XP
10 25 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (1.33%) Unix
12 19 (1.33%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.19%) CentOS
14 16 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.49%) Android
15 7 (0.49%) SUSE
16 6 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.35%) Solaris
18 2 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (23.25%) Migration
2 298 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (14.85%) DevOps
4 178 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
5 140 (9.80%) Project Management
6 126 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (7.49%) ITIL
7 107 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 98 (6.86%) Change Management
9 91 (6.37%) Analytics
10 89 (6.23%) CRM
11 85 (5.95%) Project Delivery
12 69 (4.83%) Data Migration
13 68 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 66 (4.62%) Scrum
15 62 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 57 (3.99%) Decision-Making
17 52 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (3.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 49 (3.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 257 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 186 (13.03%) SQL
3 150 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 104 (7.28%) C#
5 78 (5.46%) Java
6 77 (5.39%) Python
7 38 (2.66%) TypeScript
8 19 (1.33%) C
8 19 (1.33%) VBA
9 14 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 14 (0.98%) Go
10 13 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.91%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.91%) VB
11 10 (0.70%) Ruby
12 9 (0.63%) Perl
12 9 (0.63%) PHP
13 8 (0.56%) VBScript
14 6 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 284 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 208 (14.57%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.11%) Degree
3 73 (5.11%) DV Cleared
4 60 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (2.66%) MCSE
6 28 (1.96%) ISEB
7 18 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.63%) MCSA
11 8 (0.56%) MCITP
12 7 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.49%) CISSP
13 6 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.42%) PMP
14 5 (0.35%) CCNA
14 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.41%) QA
2 53 (3.71%) PMO
2 53 (3.71%) SLA
3 18 (1.26%) GDPR
4 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.35%) COBIT
6 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.28%) NIST
8 3 (0.21%) EMIR
8 3 (0.21%) MiFID
8 3 (0.21%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.21%) WCAG
9 2 (0.14%) COSO
9 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.14%) GRC
9 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.070%) NCSC
System Software
1 357 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 109 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.12%) Docker
6 16 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.70%) vSphere
8 9 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.56%) DFS Replication
10 7 (0.49%) XenApp
11 5 (0.35%) NFS
11 5 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.28%) Firmware
12 4 (0.28%) Veritas File System
13 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 122 (8.54%) Microsoft Intune
2 92 (6.44%) SCCM
3 32 (2.24%) Terraform
4 31 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (1.54%) IBM BigFix
5 22 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
6 21 (1.47%) SCOM
7 19 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 17 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.98%) Kubernetes
9 14 (0.98%) WSUS
10 12 (0.84%) Ansible
10 12 (0.84%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (0.70%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.63%) Control-M
12 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (0.56%) SCDPM
13 8 (0.56%) SCSM
13 8 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 643 (45.03%) Microsoft
2 148 (10.36%) VMware
3 99 (6.93%) Oracle
4 66 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 65 (4.55%) SAP
6 55 (3.85%) Citrix
7 50 (3.50%) Nintex
8 45 (3.15%) EMC
9 38 (2.66%) Dell
10 33 (2.31%) Cisco
11 29 (2.03%) HP
12 27 (1.89%) IBM
13 24 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.68%) ServiceNow
14 21 (1.47%) Splunk
15 19 (1.33%) Adobe
15 19 (1.33%) Databricks
16 17 (1.19%) Atlassian
17 16 (1.12%) NetApp
17 16 (1.12%) Symantec