Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 70 69
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 2,551 3,061 3,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 3.16% 3.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.40% 17.43% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,582 2,027 2,111
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £223
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +3.43% -3.45% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 105 126
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +16.16% +27.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.50 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -36.94% +23.33% +21.62%

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 16,567 17,565 18,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.53% 18.12% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,046 11,310 12,013
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £230
90th Percentile £621 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 408 559
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.15% -7.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% - +11.11%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018.

Contractor 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 19 January 2018. 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 -26 2,297 £400 +6.67% 554
UK excluding London -2 1,577 £362 +3.43% 368
London -46 946 £425 +6.25% 224
South East -9 486 £375 - 72
North of England -2 324 £350 +3.70% 93
Midlands -8 230 £388 +3.33% 67
West Midlands -1 180 £390 +1.63% 36
Scotland +25 176 £350 +9.38% 27
South West -21 167 £338 -3.57% 55
North West +2 150 £369 +5.36% 51
East of England -17 142 £350 -6.67% 38
Yorkshire -6 132 £340 -2.86% 26
East Midlands -26 48 £356 +1.79% 31
North East +8 43 £325 - 16
Wales +11 37 £325 -18.75% 10
Northern Ireland -29 11 £375 +47.78% 5
Isle of Man - 8 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,058 (41.47%) Microsoft
2 821 (32.18%) Office 365
3 593 (23.25%) Windows
4 495 (19.40%) Active Directory
5 451 (17.68%) Migration
6 441 (17.29%) SQL
7 424 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
8 415 (16.27%) Finance
9 398 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
10 386 (15.13%) Microsoft Excel
11 365 (14.31%) SQL Server
12 352 (13.80%) Security Cleared
13 327 (12.82%) .NET
14 318 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 317 (12.43%) Project Management
16 313 (12.27%) C#
17 312 (12.23%) PowerShell
18 272 (10.66%) SharePoint 2013
19 265 (10.39%) JavaScript
19 265 (10.39%) SC Cleared
20 260 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
21 241 (9.45%) Skype for Business
22 232 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 232 (9.09%) CRM
23 227 (8.90%) VMware
24 224 (8.78%) HTML
25 221 (8.66%) MS Exchange
25 221 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
26 220 (8.62%) Skype
27 219 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 272 (10.66%) SharePoint 2013
2 241 (9.45%) Skype for Business
3 221 (8.66%) MS Exchange
4 203 (7.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 111 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
6 108 (4.23%) IIS
7 69 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 62 (2.43%) CMS
9 58 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
10 46 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 44 (1.72%) Confluence
12 31 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.98%) Documentum
14 23 (0.90%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.67%) Apache
15 17 (0.67%) MS Project Server
16 13 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.47%) Tomcat
18 11 (0.43%) Drupal
18 11 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 398 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 386 (15.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 232 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 174 (6.82%) Microsoft Project
5 144 (5.64%) MS Visio
6 64 (2.51%) InfoPath
7 22 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.71%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.16%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.12%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.12%) InVision
12 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.078%) InDesign
13 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 165 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.27%) Maximo
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.20%) Infor CRM
7 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.12%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 821 (32.18%) Office 365
2 318 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (5.14%) OneDrive
4 66 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
6 48 (1.88%) Yammer
7 27 (1.06%) IaaS
8 19 (0.74%) PaaS
8 19 (0.74%) SaaS
9 18 (0.71%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.59%) Slack
11 13 (0.51%) Trello
12 7 (0.27%) G Suite
13 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.12%) GitHub
15 3 (0.12%) Google Drive
16 2 (0.078%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 220 (8.62%) Skype
2 131 (5.14%) Intranet
3 104 (4.08%) DNS
4 81 (3.18%) SAN
5 72 (2.82%) Firewall
6 67 (2.63%) DHCP
6 67 (2.63%) Internet
7 57 (2.23%) WAN
8 53 (2.08%) LAN
9 48 (1.88%) TCP/IP
10 43 (1.69%) VPN
11 26 (1.02%) NAS
12 23 (0.90%) VLAN
13 21 (0.82%) SMS
14 20 (0.78%) Wireless
15 17 (0.67%) NetScaler
15 17 (0.67%) VoIP
16 16 (0.63%) iSCSI
17 14 (0.55%) Unified Communications
18 13 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 124 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 100 (3.92%) Power BI
4 91 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 61 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 59 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 57 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 43 (1.69%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 30 (1.18%) Data Mining
11 28 (1.10%) Big Data
12 26 (1.02%) PowerPivot
13 24 (0.94%) QlikView
14 23 (0.90%) EDRMS
15 22 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
17 16 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
18 14 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 113 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 100 (3.92%) JIRA
3 90 (3.53%) Visual Studio
4 60 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 30 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (0.90%) Subversion
7 22 (0.86%) Selenium
8 19 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.55%) gulp
10 13 (0.51%) NUnit
11 11 (0.43%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.35%) Maven
12 9 (0.35%) MSTest
12 9 (0.35%) NuGet
12 9 (0.35%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.27%) JMeter
13 7 (0.27%) JUnit
14 6 (0.24%) Ant
14 6 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.24%) Jasmine
General
1 415 (16.27%) Finance
2 107 (4.19%) Banking
3 69 (2.70%) Advertising
4 60 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.16%) Marketing
6 47 (1.84%) Legal
7 41 (1.61%) Retail
8 36 (1.41%) Law
9 30 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.14%) Publishing
11 27 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (0.78%) Back Office
14 14 (0.55%) French Language
15 11 (0.43%) German Language
15 11 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.39%) Automotive
16 10 (0.39%) Front Office
17 8 (0.31%) Billing
18 7 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 473 (18.54%) Developer
2 429 (16.82%) Analyst
3 240 (9.41%) SharePoint Developer
4 218 (8.55%) Consultant
5 183 (7.17%) Project Manager
6 180 (7.06%) Architect
7 145 (5.68%) Administrator
8 122 (4.78%) Business Analyst
9 106 (4.16%) SharePoint Consultant
10 96 (3.76%) SharePoint Administrator
11 86 (3.37%) Support Engineer
12 64 (2.51%) Support Analyst
13 62 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 62 (2.43%) Senior Developer
14 60 (2.35%) 3rd Line Support
15 59 (2.31%) .NET Developer
16 57 (2.23%) PMO Analyst
17 56 (2.20%) SharePoint Project Manager
18 54 (2.12%) Coordinator
19 53 (2.08%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (12.82%) .NET
2 224 (8.78%) HTML
3 196 (7.68%) CSS
4 130 (5.10%) ASP.NET
5 113 (4.43%) XML
6 88 (3.45%) jQuery
7 75 (2.94%) Web Services
8 70 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 67 (2.63%) .NET Framework
9 67 (2.63%) REST
10 48 (1.88%) HTML5
11 40 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 34 (1.33%) Node.js
13 32 (1.25%) React
14 28 (1.10%) XSLT
15 27 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
16 25 (0.98%) Ajax
17 24 (0.94%) Entity Framework
17 24 (0.94%) JSON
17 24 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 91 (3.57%) User Experience
4 49 (1.92%) Clustering
5 48 (1.88%) Data Centre
6 34 (1.33%) Virtual Team
7 32 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.25%) Replication
8 30 (1.18%) PKI
9 25 (0.98%) CESG
9 25 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (0.90%) Taxonomies
11 22 (0.86%) CMDB
11 22 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (0.86%) iPad
11 22 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.78%) iPhone
13 19 (0.74%) e-Learning
14 18 (0.71%) Blackberry
15 17 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 593 (23.25%) Windows
2 213 (8.35%) Windows Server
3 155 (6.08%) Windows 10
4 137 (5.37%) Windows 7
5 122 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (2.59%) Linux
8 65 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (1.53%) Unix
10 30 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 28 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.02%) Android
13 18 (0.71%) Solaris
14 15 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.24%) AIX
17 6 (0.24%) SUSE
18 5 (0.20%) HPUX
19 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (17.68%) Migration
2 424 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
3 317 (12.43%) Project Management
4 260 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
5 232 (9.09%) CRM
6 219 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 209 (8.19%) ITIL
8 186 (7.29%) Workflow
9 130 (5.10%) PRINCE2
10 128 (5.02%) Document Management
11 120 (4.70%) Scrum
12 102 (4.00%) Change Management
13 92 (3.61%) Content Management
14 91 (3.57%) Business Analysis
15 90 (3.53%) ETL
16 88 (3.45%) Data Migration
17 84 (3.29%) Analytics
18 80 (3.14%) Test Automation
19 77 (3.02%) Change Control
20 74 (2.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 441 (17.29%) SQL
2 313 (12.27%) C#
3 312 (12.23%) PowerShell
4 265 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 79 (3.10%) T-SQL
6 40 (1.57%) Java
6 40 (1.57%) VBA
7 38 (1.49%) VBScript
8 30 (1.18%) VB
9 29 (1.14%) C
10 27 (1.06%) TypeScript
11 18 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.63%) PHP
13 10 (0.39%) Python
14 9 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.31%) C++
15 8 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.24%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 352 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 265 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 146 (5.72%) Degree
4 145 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 90 (3.53%) MCSE
6 70 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.49%) MCSA
8 28 (1.10%) PMP
9 27 (1.06%) PMI Certification
10 26 (1.02%) ISEB
11 25 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.94%) CCNA
13 21 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 13 (0.51%) ISTQB
19 12 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 11 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (8.23%) PMO
2 63 (2.47%) QA
3 40 (1.57%) SLA
4 38 (1.49%) GDPR
5 35 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 31 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (0.43%) MiFID
9 9 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.31%) P3O
11 6 (0.24%) HL7
12 5 (0.20%) GMP
12 5 (0.20%) RMADS
12 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.16%) COBIT
14 2 (0.078%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.078%) FIPS 140-2
14 2 (0.078%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 495 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 170 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.61%) vSphere
5 35 (1.37%) XenApp
6 33 (1.29%) XenDesktop
7 30 (1.18%) BitLocker
8 29 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.82%) Terminal Services
11 19 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.31%) Brightmail
15 7 (0.27%) KVM
15 7 (0.27%) XenServer
16 5 (0.20%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 110 (4.31%) SCCM
2 50 (1.96%) SCOM
3 43 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 40 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 40 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 33 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
6 32 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 31 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 28 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 20 (0.78%) WSUS
11 17 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.55%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
13 10 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
14 7 (0.27%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.20%) OpenView
15 5 (0.20%) TeamSite
16 3 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
16 3 (0.12%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1,058 (41.47%) Microsoft
2 227 (8.90%) VMware
3 123 (4.82%) HP
4 109 (4.27%) Citrix
5 87 (3.41%) Cisco
6 81 (3.18%) Oracle
7 80 (3.14%) SAP
8 71 (2.78%) Nintex
9 51 (2.00%) Symantec
10 50 (1.96%) McAfee
11 47 (1.84%) NetApp
12 44 (1.72%) Tableau
13 35 (1.37%) Veritas
14 34 (1.33%) Dell
14 34 (1.33%) Google
15 32 (1.25%) IBM
16 29 (1.14%) Ivanti
17 27 (1.06%) 3PAR
17 27 (1.06%) Apple
18 26 (1.02%) Altiris