Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 58 56
Rank change year-on-year -39 -2 -21
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 109 140 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.15% 3.25% 3.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.01% 19.86% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 91 124
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £140 £216 £268
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £37.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -14.13% +40.99%
10th Percentile £14.50 £17.05 £35.09
90th Percentile £23.85 £39.73 £40.10
England median hourly rate £23.17 £23.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.37% -3.13% +6.67%

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 838 705 1,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.54% 16.37% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 441 673
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £245
90th Percentile £568 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +22.00% -24.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.52
90th Percentile £29.50 £35.10 £24.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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
Warwickshire +15 30 £425 -5.56% 10
Birmingham -40 26 £325 -18.75% 10
Shropshire -15 21 £298 -32.39% 1
Coventry -2 18 £425 -2.86% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £125 - 3
Solihull -12 1 £325 -18.75% 4
Staffordshire -24 1 - - 2
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 69 (63.30%) Office 365
2 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
3 34 (31.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (30.28%) Windows
5 31 (28.44%) Migration
6 27 (24.77%) OneDrive
7 25 (22.94%) Finance
8 21 (19.27%) Skype
9 19 (17.43%) Active Directory
9 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (16.51%) SCCM
11 16 (14.68%) ITIL
12 12 (11.01%) Skype for Business
12 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
12 12 (11.01%) Windows 10
13 11 (10.09%) DevOps
13 11 (10.09%) SQL
13 11 (10.09%) .NET
13 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
13 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.09%) Scrum
13 11 (10.09%) Windows 7
13 11 (10.09%) PowerShell
14 10 (9.17%) C#
15 9 (8.26%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (8.26%) SaaS
15 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (8.26%) IaaS
16 8 (7.34%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (7.34%) Test Strategy

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 12 (11.01%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.50%) Confluence
2 6 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.92%) CMS
5 1 (0.92%) Drupal
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.67%) PTC Creo
3 4 (3.67%) Windchill
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 69 (63.30%) Office 365
2 34 (31.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (24.77%) OneDrive
4 9 (8.26%) IaaS
4 9 (8.26%) SaaS
5 8 (7.34%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (6.42%) PaaS
7 6 (5.50%) Yammer
8 2 (1.83%) G Suite
8 2 (1.83%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) Skype
2 5 (4.59%) Intranet
3 4 (3.67%) Internet
3 4 (3.67%) LAN
3 4 (3.67%) Wireless
4 3 (2.75%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.83%) Firewall
5 2 (1.83%) WAN
5 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.92%) Extranet
6 1 (0.92%) SMS
6 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.92%) Power BI
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.50%) GitLab
4 6 (5.50%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.50%) JIRA
4 6 (5.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (5.50%) Selenium
4 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.92%) MSTest
6 1 (0.92%) NDepend
6 1 (0.92%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Legal
2 4 (3.67%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (2.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.92%) Automotive
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Analyst
2 18 (16.51%) Developer
3 13 (11.93%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (9.17%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Office 365 Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) SharePoint Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.50%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.67%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.34%) CSS
2 8 (7.34%) HTML
3 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.67%) XML
5 3 (2.75%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.83%) CAML
6 2 (1.83%) Express
6 2 (1.83%) jQuery
6 2 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.83%) LESS
6 2 (1.83%) LINQ
6 2 (1.83%) Node.js
6 2 (1.83%) React
6 2 (1.83%) Sass
6 2 (1.83%) XSLT
7 1 (0.92%) CSS3
7 1 (0.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.75%) User Experience
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.83%) PKI
4 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.92%) iPad
4 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.92%) NHS
4 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.92%) Social Network
4 1 (0.92%) STB
4 1 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Windows
2 12 (11.01%) Windows 10
3 11 (10.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.83%) Unix
7 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.92%) VMS
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) Migration
2 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.68%) ITIL
4 11 (10.09%) DevOps
4 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
4 11 (10.09%) Scrum
4 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.34%) ITIL V3
5 8 (7.34%) Project Management
5 8 (7.34%) Service Management
5 8 (7.34%) Test Strategy
6 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 7 (6.42%) Network Management
6 7 (6.42%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.50%) Build Automation
7 6 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.50%) Functional Testing
7 6 (5.50%) Performance Testing
7 6 (5.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (5.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.09%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.09%) SQL
3 10 (9.17%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.83%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.83%) ISEB
3 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.92%) Degree
4 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.92%) MCSD
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) PMO
2 2 (1.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 19 (17.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.83%) vSphere
4 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) SCCM
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) Apple
2 6 (5.50%) Citrix
2 6 (5.50%) Google
3 4 (3.67%) PTC
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) VMware
5 2 (1.83%) Arqiva
5 2 (1.83%) Huawei
5 2 (1.83%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.83%) Remedy
6 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.92%) Avaya
6 1 (0.92%) Capita
6 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.92%) McAfee
6 1 (0.92%) Tableau