Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 74 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 -31 +2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 137 126 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.66% 3.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.19% 18.64% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 88 118
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £190 £213
90th Percentile £568 £549 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £28.91 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.81% +19.28% -3.07%
10th Percentile £13.30 £26.66 £21.46
90th Percentile £21.40 £30.15 £38.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -36.36% +10.00%

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 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 753 676 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 14.28% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 451 395
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.75 £11.12
90th Percentile £31.03 £30.42 £30.60
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £19.63
% change year-on-year +0.32% -4.71% -1.88%

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 19 March 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
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 19 March 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
Shropshire +3 50 £327 +30.80% 4
Birmingham -4 27 £409 -0.91% 29
Coventry -30 14 £475 +41.79% 6
Warwickshire +2 13 £450 +20.00% 5
Solihull +9 10 £610 +49.69% 13
Worcestershire -7 6 £313 +20.19% 2
Staffordshire -2 4 £258 -31.33% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £400 -
Herefordshire -5 2 £460 +187.50% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 49 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 46 (33.58%) Office 365
3 39 (28.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 33 (24.09%) Finance
5 31 (22.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (21.17%) BusinessObjects
7 28 (20.44%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (18.98%) Project Management
8 26 (18.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 26 (18.98%) PMO
9 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (16.79%) Active Directory
11 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Project
12 19 (13.87%) SQL
13 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
13 17 (12.41%) Windows
13 17 (12.41%) Change Management
13 17 (12.41%) Security Cleared
14 16 (11.68%) Migration
14 16 (11.68%) JIRA
14 16 (11.68%) CSS
14 16 (11.68%) ISEB
14 16 (11.68%) Project Governance
15 15 (10.95%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (10.95%) Budgeting and Forecasting
15 15 (10.95%) HTML
15 15 (10.95%) Oracle OWB
16 14 (10.22%) Resource Allocation
16 14 (10.22%) Change Control

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 5 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (3.65%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.65%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (28.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (20.44%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (18.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (5.11%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.73%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.73%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.73%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 46 (33.58%) Office 365
2 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.38%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.92%) Trello
5 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.46%) IaaS
6 2 (1.46%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.73%) PaaS
7 1 (0.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.73%) Serverless
7 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.73%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.30%) Skype
2 5 (3.65%) DNS
2 5 (3.65%) Firewall
3 4 (2.92%) Intranet
4 3 (2.19%) DHCP
4 3 (2.19%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.19%) WAN
5 2 (1.46%) LAN
5 2 (1.46%) VPN
6 1 (0.73%) Broadband
6 1 (0.73%) DMZ
6 1 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.17%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (10.95%) Oracle OWB
3 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.19%) Power BI
6 2 (1.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.46%) DTS
6 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) JIRA
2 11 (8.03%) PVCS
3 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.73%) Selenium
5 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (24.09%) Finance
2 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.19%) Retail
3 2 (1.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.73%) Advertising
4 1 (0.73%) Military
4 1 (0.73%) Publishing
4 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Analyst
2 22 (16.06%) Developer
3 21 (15.33%) PMO Analyst
4 17 (12.41%) SharePoint Developer
5 13 (9.49%) Consultant
6 10 (7.30%) Administrator
6 10 (7.30%) Architect
7 7 (5.11%) SharePoint Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.38%) Software Tester
8 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.38%) Tester
9 5 (3.65%) Office 365 Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Office 365 Consultant
11 3 (2.19%) Azure Architect
11 3 (2.19%) IT Manager
11 3 (2.19%) IT Support
11 3 (2.19%) Junior
11 3 (2.19%) Office 365 Architect
11 3 (2.19%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.68%) CSS
2 15 (10.95%) HTML
3 13 (9.49%) XML
4 12 (8.76%) .NET
5 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.65%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.92%) .NET Core
7 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.92%) jQuery
8 3 (2.19%) J2EE
9 2 (1.46%) Django
9 2 (1.46%) Flash
9 2 (1.46%) HTML5
9 2 (1.46%) Node.js
9 2 (1.46%) Sass
9 2 (1.46%) Web Services
10 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.73%) CSS3
10 1 (0.73%) REST
10 1 (0.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.92%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.19%) User Experience
5 2 (1.46%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.46%) Social Media
5 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.73%) CMDB
6 1 (0.73%) PMI
6 1 (0.73%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.73%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.41%) Windows
2 11 (8.03%) Unix
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.65%) Linux
5 4 (2.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.46%) Solaris
7 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.73%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (18.98%) Project Management
3 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (12.41%) Change Management
5 16 (11.68%) Migration
5 16 (11.68%) Project Governance
6 15 (10.95%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 15 (10.95%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (10.22%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (10.22%) Change Control
7 14 (10.22%) Resource Allocation
8 13 (9.49%) Decision-Making
8 13 (9.49%) ETL
9 11 (8.03%) CRM
9 11 (8.03%) ITIL
10 10 (7.30%) Service Management
10 10 (7.30%) Test Scripting
11 9 (6.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.57%) Data Modelling
11 9 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.87%) SQL
2 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.84%) C#
4 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.19%) Java
6 2 (1.46%) Python
7 1 (0.73%) C
7 1 (0.73%) R
7 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.68%) ISEB
3 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.84%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.65%) Degree
5 5 (3.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.19%) MCSE
8 2 (1.46%) CCNA
8 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.46%) MCSA
8 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.73%) HNC
9 1 (0.73%) MCP
9 1 (0.73%) MCSD
9 1 (0.73%) MCTS
9 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.98%) PMO
2 3 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 23 (16.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.19%) Docker
4 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.46%) vSphere
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) WSUS
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.19%) SCCM
3 2 (1.46%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.73%) SCOM
4 1 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.49%) Oracle
3 11 (8.03%) Informatica
4 8 (5.84%) VMware
5 7 (5.11%) Niku
6 6 (4.38%) SAP
7 3 (2.19%) Citrix
7 3 (2.19%) Nintex
8 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.46%) EMC
8 2 (1.46%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.46%) Remedy
8 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.46%) Sophos
8 2 (1.46%) Veeam
9 1 (0.73%) Google
9 1 (0.73%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.73%) OpenText
9 1 (0.73%) Planview
9 1 (0.73%) Qualys