Period
to 15 September 2019

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 6 months to 15 September 2019 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
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 93 55
Rank change year-on-year +47 -38 +7
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 163 115 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.90% 2.27% 3.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 26.21% 13.71% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 68 105
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £125 £203
90th Percentile £569 £517 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year - +0.01% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.20 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.00% -38.46% -14.13%
10th Percentile £30.95 £14.50 £17.35
90th Percentile £47.00 £23.85 £41.23
England median hourly rate £21.77 £24.00 £20.22
% change year-on-year -9.28% +18.71% -15.76%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 622 839 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.89% 16.53% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 477 452
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.49% +6.01%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £574 £563 £574
England median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +25.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £27.25 £39.73
England median hourly rate £20.86 £21.25 £20.71
% change year-on-year -1.86% +2.63% +3.53%

SharePoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SharePoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 15 September 2019.

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 6 months to 15 September 2019.

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 6 months to 15 September 2019. 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
Birmingham +38 66 £400 +23.08% 14
Coventry +9 22 £300 -31.43% 6
Shropshire +20 20 £400 +8.11%
Warwickshire -2 19 £413 -2.94% 4
Worcestershire +9 15 £413 +230.00% 4
Solihull +11 7 £400 +18.52% 2
Staffordshire +15 4 £550 +51.72% 1
Herefordshire +11 4 £525 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £400 -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SharePoint.

1 99 (60.74%) Microsoft
2 74 (45.40%) Office 365
3 41 (25.15%) Active Directory
4 35 (21.47%) Azure
5 34 (20.86%) Windows
6 30 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
6 30 (18.40%) Finance
6 30 (18.40%) Migration
6 30 (18.40%) Power Platform
7 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (15.34%) Microsoft Excel
9 20 (12.27%) CRM
9 20 (12.27%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (12.27%) OneDrive
10 19 (11.66%) PowerApps
10 19 (11.66%) VMware
11 18 (11.04%) CSS
11 18 (11.04%) C#
11 18 (11.04%) Power BI
12 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 17 (10.43%) .NET
12 17 (10.43%) SQL
12 17 (10.43%) Google
13 16 (9.82%) Security Cleared
13 16 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (9.82%) Management Information System
13 16 (9.82%) Project Management
13 16 (9.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (9.82%) Project Delivery

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 16 (9.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 13 (7.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (3.68%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.07%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.45%) CMS
6 3 (1.84%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (15.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (6.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.23%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.61%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 20 (12.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) Maximo
3 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 74 (45.40%) Office 365
2 35 (21.47%) Azure
3 30 (18.40%) Power Platform
4 20 (12.27%) OneDrive
5 19 (11.66%) PowerApps
6 12 (7.36%) G Suite
7 9 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (5.52%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (5.52%) Google Drive
8 7 (4.29%) Mimecast
8 7 (4.29%) SaaS
9 4 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.84%) IaaS
10 3 (1.84%) PaaS
10 3 (1.84%) Yammer
11 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Flow
12 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.61%) Serverless
12 1 (0.61%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.13%) Skype
2 9 (5.52%) DNS
2 9 (5.52%) Intranet
3 7 (4.29%) WAN
4 6 (3.68%) DHCP
4 6 (3.68%) Firewall
4 6 (3.68%) Internet
5 5 (3.07%) VPN
6 4 (2.45%) LAN
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.84%) VLAN
8 2 (1.23%) Wireless
9 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.61%) Broadband
9 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.61%) SAN
9 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) Power BI
2 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 30 (18.40%) Finance
2 5 (3.07%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.45%) Advertising
3 4 (2.45%) Back Office
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Automotive
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Local Government
5 2 (1.23%) Military
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (17.79%) Analyst
2 23 (14.11%) Developer
3 17 (10.43%) SharePoint Developer
4 16 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 15 (9.20%) Consultant
6 14 (8.59%) Architect
7 13 (7.98%) SharePoint Consultant
8 9 (5.52%) Administrator
8 9 (5.52%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.52%) Tester
9 8 (4.91%) Office 365 Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.68%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (3.68%) SharePoint Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.07%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.04%) CSS
2 17 (10.43%) .NET
3 15 (9.20%) HTML
4 14 (8.59%) ASP.NET
4 14 (8.59%) jQuery
5 12 (7.36%) REST
6 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (3.07%) XML
9 3 (1.84%) Web Services
10 2 (1.23%) JSON
10 2 (1.23%) MDX
10 2 (1.23%) RESTful
11 1 (0.61%) COM+
11 1 (0.61%) HTML5
11 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.75%) Virtual Team
3 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.91%) User Experience
5 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.45%) Clustering
6 4 (2.45%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.84%) Tandem
7 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) CMDB
9 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) NHS
9 1 (0.61%) PMI
9 1 (0.61%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.86%) Windows
2 13 (7.98%) Windows 10
3 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.23%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Linux
7 1 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) Migration
2 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (12.27%) CRM
5 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 16 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (9.82%) Project Delivery
6 16 (9.82%) Project Management
7 13 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (6.75%) Document Management
8 11 (6.75%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.52%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 9 (5.52%) Information Architecture
9 9 (5.52%) ITIL
9 9 (5.52%) Software Testing
9 9 (5.52%) Use Case
9 9 (5.52%) Workflow Analysis
10 8 (4.91%) MVC
10 8 (4.91%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.91%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.04%) C#
2 17 (10.43%) SQL
3 15 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.84%) C
6 2 (1.23%) VBScript
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.75%) DV Cleared
3 8 (4.91%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.07%) ISEB
4 5 (3.07%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.45%) PMP
5 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.84%) Degree
7 2 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.23%) MCSD
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.61%) IIBA
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.36%) PMO
2 5 (3.07%) QA
3 4 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.45%) NIST
4 3 (1.84%) GDPR
4 3 (1.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.59%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.91%) vSphere
4 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.23%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) WSUS
2 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (5.52%) SCCM
3 4 (2.45%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.84%) Terraform
5 2 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.23%) SCOM
5 2 (1.23%) SCSM
5 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 99 (60.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.66%) VMware
3 17 (10.43%) Google
4 9 (5.52%) Apple
5 8 (4.91%) Kofax
5 8 (4.91%) OpenText
5 8 (4.91%) Veeam
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco
6 4 (2.45%) Forcepoint
7 3 (1.84%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (1.84%) Darktrace
7 3 (1.84%) Juniper
7 3 (1.84%) Meraki
7 3 (1.84%) Polycom
7 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.84%) Splunk
7 3 (1.84%) Zscaler
8 2 (1.23%) Adobe
8 2 (1.23%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.23%) Nintex