The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SharePoint skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SharePoint over the 3 months to 26 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 69 32
Rank change year-on-year +28 -37  
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 77 70 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.58% 2.44% 4.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 24.44% 14.17% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 67
Median daily rate £350 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £26.85
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 - £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £25.70
% change year-on-year +83.33% -41.63%  

SharePoint is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 315 494 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.65% 17.25% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 263 313
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +6.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £397 £375
% change year-on-year +0.75% +5.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -27.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £19.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.04% -13.75%  

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SharePoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for SharePoint in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SharePoint in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SharePoint in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SharePoint in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SharePoint in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SharePoint in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SharePoint in the West Midlands

SharePoint
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SharePoint within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 26 £388 -11.93% 10
Solihull +17 10 £350 -
Staffordshire +3 9 £350 -20.00% 4
Warwickshire +9 7 £450 +20.00% 2
Coventry -1 6 £445 +13.01% 4
Shropshire +33 5 £330 +10.00% 4
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 63 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.68%) Office 365
3 37 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (21.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 28 (17.72%) .NET
6 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (15.19%) Active Directory
8 23 (14.56%) Finance
8 23 (14.56%) PMO
9 22 (13.92%) Migration
9 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Project
9 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
9 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Excel
10 19 (12.03%) Windows
11 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
11 18 (11.39%) SQL
12 17 (10.76%) MS Visio
13 16 (10.13%) JavaScript
13 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.49%) C#
14 15 (9.49%) HTML
14 15 (9.49%) CSS
14 15 (9.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 15 (9.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
16 12 (7.59%) PRINCE2
16 12 (7.59%) Project Management
17 11 (6.96%) Advertising
17 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET
17 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification

SharePoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 34 (21.52%) SharePoint 2013
2 15 (9.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (5.06%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.53%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.27%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Confluence
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (10.76%) MS Visio
3 15 (9.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.27%) Workfront
4 1 (0.63%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.63%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.68%) Office 365
2 37 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.43%) SaaS
4 6 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.16%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.27%) G Suite
6 2 (1.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) Intranet
2 5 (3.16%) DNS
3 4 (2.53%) DHCP
3 4 (2.53%) Skype
4 2 (1.27%) Internet
4 2 (1.27%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.27%) LAN
4 2 (1.27%) LDAP
4 2 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.63%) Firewall
5 1 (0.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.63%) PBX
5 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.63%) SAN
5 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) Power BI
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) MS Access
5 1 (0.63%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.63%) QlikView
5 1 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (5.70%) JIRA
1 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.63%) MorphX
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (14.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Advertising
3 6 (3.80%) Legal
4 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.53%) Publishing
5 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.90%) Local Government
6 3 (1.90%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (20.25%) Administrator
2 31 (19.62%) Developer
3 24 (15.19%) SharePoint Administrator
4 22 (13.92%) SharePoint Developer
5 20 (12.66%) Analyst
5 20 (12.66%) Architect
6 10 (6.33%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Consultant
7 8 (5.06%) Project Administrator
7 8 (5.06%) Project Planner
8 6 (3.80%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Project Officer
8 6 (3.80%) Project Support Officer
8 6 (3.80%) Support Officer
9 5 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.16%) Dynamics AX Architect
9 5 (3.16%) Office 365 Administrator
9 5 (3.16%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.72%) .NET
2 15 (9.49%) CSS
2 15 (9.49%) HTML
3 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.33%) jQuery
5 6 (3.80%) Web Services
6 4 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.53%) Ajax
6 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.53%) REST
7 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.90%) Classic ASP
7 3 (1.90%) COM
7 3 (1.90%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (1.90%) SOAP
8 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.63%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (6.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.90%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.27%) Clustering
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) Blog
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.03%) Windows
2 9 (5.70%) Windows Server
2 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.90%) Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.92%) Migration
3 16 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (7.59%) PRINCE2
4 12 (7.59%) Project Management
5 10 (6.33%) MVC
6 9 (5.70%) Project Planning
7 8 (5.06%) Business Analysis
7 8 (5.06%) Time Management
8 7 (4.43%) CRM
8 7 (4.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (4.43%) Process Improvement
9 5 (3.16%) Change Management
9 5 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.16%) Dashboard Development
9 5 (3.16%) ITIL
9 5 (3.16%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.16%) Scrum
9 5 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.39%) SQL
2 16 (10.13%) JavaScript
3 15 (9.49%) C#
4 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) VB
6 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.27%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
7 1 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.06%) Degree
4 6 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB
8 1 (0.63%) MCPD
8 1 (0.63%) MCSD
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.56%) PMO
2 4 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.90%) COSO
3 3 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.90%) P3O
3 3 (1.90%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (15.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.27%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.63%) Nagios
1 1 (0.63%) SCOM
1 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.16%) VMware
3 3 (1.90%) SAP
3 3 (1.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.27%) Casewise
4 2 (1.27%) Cisco
4 2 (1.27%) Citrix
4 2 (1.27%) Google
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.27%) Remedy
5 1 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.63%) Capita
5 1 (0.63%) Dell
5 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.63%) Kronos
5 1 (0.63%) NetApp
5 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.63%) Symantec
Birmingham
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago