The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sitecore products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sitecore over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sitecore.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sitecore
Rank 60 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.88% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.41 £9.50 -
% change year-on-year
+156.94% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
334 342 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.53% 48.58% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 181 135
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £185 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.70 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.57% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Sitecore
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sitecore Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Sitecore
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sitecore across the Birmingham region.

Sitecore Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Sitecore
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sitecore across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Sitecore Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sitecore also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sitecore.

1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Magento
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) hybris
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Demandware
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Sitecore also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sitecore. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) hybris
1 1 (20.00%) Demandware