Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 49 42
Rank change year-on-year -61 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 101 177 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.96% 3.65% 3.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.87% 25.39% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 123 162
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £152 £162 £263
90th Percentile £454 £499 £490
England median daily rate £425 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +7.87% +5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £32.16 £21.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.80% +49.80% -7.68%
10th Percentile £15.25 £23.13 £21.46
90th Percentile £24.38 £43.00 £34.65
England median hourly rate £22.00 £19.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -31.25% +24.44%

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 851 697 993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.51% 14.37% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 468 569
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £236
90th Percentile £560 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.15 £11.08
90th Percentile £24.70 £45.80 £24.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 December 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
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 December 2018.

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 December 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
Shropshire -33 27 £280 -49.09%
Birmingham -34 20 £400 -3.03% 15
Warwickshire +14 17 £425 +9.68% 4
Coventry -28 12 £425 +37.10%
Solihull 0 4 £350 -12.50% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £263 - 2
Wolverhampton 0 3 £400 +116.22% 1
Herefordshire -15 2 £345 +6.98% 1
Staffordshire -26 2 £363 -4.92% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 43 (42.57%) Office 365
2 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
3 23 (22.77%) Windows
4 22 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Excel
6 18 (17.82%) Finance
6 18 (17.82%) Migration
7 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
8 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (13.86%) .NET
10 14 (13.86%) JIRA
11 13 (12.87%) DevOps
11 13 (12.87%) ITIL
12 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET
12 12 (11.88%) Project Management
12 12 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.88%) OneDrive
12 12 (11.88%) PMO
13 11 (10.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 10 (9.90%) Scrum
14 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Project
14 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
15 9 (8.91%) SQL
15 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
15 9 (8.91%) ISEB
15 9 (8.91%) SCCM
15 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
15 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC

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 7 (6.93%) Confluence
1 7 (6.93%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (4.95%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (10.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (5.94%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.97%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 43 (42.57%) Office 365
2 22 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.88%) OneDrive
4 8 (7.92%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (3.96%) IaaS
6 3 (2.97%) PaaS
6 3 (2.97%) SaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.99%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.99%) G Suite
8 1 (0.99%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) Skype
2 3 (2.97%) Internet
3 2 (1.98%) DNS
3 2 (1.98%) Firewall
3 2 (1.98%) Intranet
3 2 (1.98%) Wireless
4 1 (0.99%) DMZ
4 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.99%) VPN
4 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.98%) DTS
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) JIRA
2 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (6.93%) GitLab
3 7 (6.93%) HP UFT
3 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.93%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (6.93%) Selenium
3 7 (6.93%) TeamCity
3 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.96%) NDepend
4 4 (3.96%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Marketing
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Analyst
2 16 (15.84%) Developer
3 14 (13.86%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (8.91%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (6.93%) Administrator
6 6 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.95%) Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) Office 365 Business Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) SharePoint Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.96%) SharePoint Business Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) Desktop Support
9 3 (2.97%) Online Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) .NET
2 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (5.94%) CSS
4 6 (5.94%) HTML
5 5 (4.95%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.96%) .NET Core
7 3 (2.97%) jQuery
8 2 (1.98%) XML
9 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (0.99%) CSS3
9 1 (0.99%) REST
9 1 (0.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Mobile App
1 7 (6.93%) User Experience
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.98%) Social Media
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.99%) iPad
4 1 (0.99%) NHS
4 1 (0.99%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.99%) STB
4 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.77%) Windows
2 6 (5.94%) Windows Server
2 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.98%) Unix
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.99%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) Migration
2 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.87%) DevOps
3 13 (12.87%) ITIL
4 12 (11.88%) Project Management
4 12 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.90%) Scrum
6 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
6 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
7 8 (7.92%) MVC
8 7 (6.93%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 7 (6.93%) Build Automation
8 7 (6.93%) Change Management
8 7 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.93%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (6.93%) Functional Testing
8 7 (6.93%) Regression Testing
8 7 (6.93%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.94%) Change Control
9 6 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 8 (7.92%) C#
4 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.98%) Java
5 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.99%) C
6 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) ISEB
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.98%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) MCP
5 1 (0.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.99%) MCTS
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) PMO
2 1 (0.99%) GDPR
2 1 (0.99%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.98%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Docker
4 1 (0.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) WSUS
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Citrix
3 4 (3.96%) VMware
4 3 (2.97%) Niku
5 2 (1.98%) Apple
5 2 (1.98%) Arqiva
5 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.98%) Google
5 2 (1.98%) Huawei
5 2 (1.98%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle
5 2 (1.98%) Remedy
5 2 (1.98%) Veeam
6 1 (0.99%) CA
6 1 (0.99%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.99%) Nintex
6 1 (0.99%) Planview
6 1 (0.99%) Qualys
6 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds