Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 45 49
Rank change year-on-year -52 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SharePoint 111 178 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.18% 3.84% 3.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.20% 23.96% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 117 156
West Midlands median daily rate £406 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £114 £203 £275
90th Percentile £513 £488 £488
England median daily rate £404 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +3.59% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £37.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% -10.17% +51.40%
10th Percentile £14.50 £19.50 £35.09
90th Percentile £23.43 £42.20 £40.10
England median hourly rate £23.65 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.25% -21.57% +17.57%

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 841 743 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.55% 16.05% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 466 656
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £238
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.43 £40.18 £31.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.78% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -22 26 £452 -17.91% 3
Birmingham -40 24 £350 -15.15% 16
Warwickshire +15 22 £404 +0.81% 6
Coventry -14 18 £428 +35.71% 5
Staffordshire -27 3 £363 +37.31% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £125 - 3
Solihull -5 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Herefordshire -15 1 - -
SharePoint
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (62.16%) Office 365
2 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 36 (32.43%) Windows
4 27 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (22.52%) Migration
6 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (18.92%) OneDrive
7 20 (18.02%) Active Directory
8 19 (17.12%) ITIL
9 18 (16.22%) Finance
9 18 (16.22%) SCCM
10 17 (15.32%) DevOps
11 15 (13.51%) Scrum
11 15 (13.51%) .NET
11 15 (13.51%) Skype
12 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET
13 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (10.81%) SQL
14 12 (10.81%) Test Strategy
14 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (10.81%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (9.91%) Windows 10
15 11 (9.91%) JIRA
15 11 (9.91%) Skype for Business
15 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
15 11 (9.91%) C#
15 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management

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 11 (9.91%) Skype for Business
2 10 (9.01%) Confluence
3 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.80%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (7.21%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (3.60%) PTC Creo
5 4 (3.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 69 (62.16%) Office 365
2 27 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (18.92%) OneDrive
4 12 (10.81%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (5.41%) IaaS
5 6 (5.41%) SaaS
6 4 (3.60%) PaaS
7 2 (1.80%) G Suite
7 2 (1.80%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) Skype
2 4 (3.60%) Intranet
3 3 (2.70%) Internet
3 3 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.70%) Wireless
4 2 (1.80%) Firewall
4 2 (1.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.90%) DMZ
5 1 (0.90%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) SMS
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (9.91%) JIRA
3 10 (9.01%) GitLab
3 10 (9.01%) HP UFT
3 10 (9.01%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.01%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (9.01%) Selenium
3 10 (9.01%) TeamCity
4 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.50%) NDepend
5 5 (4.50%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (3.60%) Marketing
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Advertising
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Developer
3 14 (12.61%) SharePoint Developer
4 11 (9.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (9.91%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.31%) Office 365 Business Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (5.41%) SharePoint Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.50%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) 1st Line Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Office 365 Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Online Business Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.51%) .NET
2 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (6.31%) CSS
4 7 (6.31%) HTML
5 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.60%) .NET Core
6 4 (3.60%) jQuery
6 4 (3.60%) XML
7 2 (1.80%) CAML
7 2 (1.80%) LINQ
7 2 (1.80%) React
7 2 (1.80%) XSLT
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (0.90%) COM
8 1 (0.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.50%) User Experience
3 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.80%) iPad
4 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.90%) STB
5 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.43%) Windows
2 11 (9.91%) Windows 10
2 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) OS/2
5 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) Migration
2 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) ITIL
4 17 (15.32%) DevOps
5 15 (13.51%) Scrum
6 12 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.01%) Build Automation
8 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.01%) Functional Testing
8 10 (9.01%) ITIL V3
8 10 (9.01%) Regression Testing
8 10 (9.01%) Test Automation
9 9 (8.11%) MVC
9 9 (8.11%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.21%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.21%) Network Management
10 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2
10 8 (7.21%) Project Management
10 8 (7.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.81%) SQL
2 11 (9.91%) C#
3 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.80%) Java
6 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.70%) ISEB
3 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) PMO
2 1 (0.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.01%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.21%) Citrix
3 4 (3.60%) Apple
3 4 (3.60%) Google
3 4 (3.60%) PTC
3 4 (3.60%) VMware
4 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.80%) Arqiva
5 2 (1.80%) Huawei
5 2 (1.80%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle
5 2 (1.80%) Remedy
6 1 (0.90%) Avaya
6 1 (0.90%) CA
6 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.90%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.90%) Nintex
6 1 (0.90%) Qualys
6 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds