The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sitecore products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sitecore over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sitecore
Rank 136 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 5 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.21% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.48% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1500 1258 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.21% 44.31% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 617 657
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £493 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 98 111
Average hourly rate £15.40 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.07 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Sitecore
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Sitecore Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sitecore
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sitecore Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Sitecore
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore across the North West region.

Sitecore Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Sitecore
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sitecore within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 2 £450 +28.57% 4
Cheshire - - - - 6
Lancashire - - - -
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Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (60.00%) CMS
1 6 (60.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (10.00%) SaaS

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (60.00%) CMS
1 6 (60.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (10.00%) Sitefinity
3 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Content Editor
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
2 3 (30.00%) CSS3
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios