The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sitecore products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sitecore over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sitecore
Rank 413 488 464
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -24
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 201 95 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.38% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 64 94
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £244 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £358 £338
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26091 25084 26860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.92% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14644 13917 13650
Average daily rate £386 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1121 1122 1341
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

Sitecore
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Sitecore Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sitecore
Daily Rate Trend

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

Sitecore Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sitecore
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sitecore within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Sitecore Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sitecore
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore within the UK.

Sitecore Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sitecore
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sitecore within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
England +72 186 £360 - 81
London +64 108 £400 +14.28% 33
City of London +51 27 £419 +19.64% 19
South East +6 18 £388 +6.16% 8
South West -26 17 £300 +20.00% 8
West Yorkshire - 13 £300 -
Yorkshire - 13 £300 - 2
Leeds - 13 £300 -
West Midlands -14 9 £400 +52.38% 7
Berkshire +16 8 £388 -29.54% 3
Wiltshire - 8 £325 - 1
Wales - 8 £325 - 5
South Wales - 8 £325 - 5
Cardiff - 8 £325 - 3
East Midlands +10 7 £338 -10.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 6 £336 -10.33% 2
Scotland -8 6 £350 +12.00%
Nottingham +19 5 £336 -10.33% 1
Bath +5 5 £300 -14.28%
North West -5 5 £444 +36.53% 14
Somerset -9 5 £300 -14.28%
East of England - 5 £285 - 4
Edinburgh - 5 £350 -
Swindon - 5 £325 -
Reading +12 4 £388 -29.54% 1
Middlesex +2 4 £394 -
Manchester +1 4 £450 - 7
Bristol -19 4 £300 +29.03% 5
Oxford +5 3 £200 -45.20%
Birmingham +2 3 £420 - 1

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 298 (73.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 294 (72.77%) CMS
3 281 (69.55%) .NET
4 235 (58.17%) C#
5 188 (46.53%) ASP.NET
6 177 (43.81%) MVC
7 166 (41.09%) HTML
8 162 (40.10%) JavaScript
9 154 (38.12%) CSS
10 136 (33.66%) SQL Server
11 125 (30.94%) jQuery
12 92 (22.77%) Umbraco
13 88 (21.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 85 (21.04%) HTML5
14 85 (21.04%) Content Management
15 79 (19.55%) Web Development
16 75 (18.56%) CSS3
17 74 (18.32%) XML
18 68 (16.83%) Microsoft
18 68 (16.83%) TDD
19 62 (15.35%) Scrum
20 60 (14.85%) SQL
20 60 (14.85%) EPiServer
21 56 (13.86%) .NET Framework
22 48 (11.88%) SharePoint
23 47 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
24 46 (11.39%) E-Commerce
25 45 (11.14%) IIS
26 42 (10.40%) Visual Studio
27 41 (10.15%) Web Services

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 298 (73.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 294 (72.77%) CMS
3 92 (22.77%) Umbraco
4 48 (11.88%) SharePoint
5 45 (11.14%) IIS
6 22 (5.45%) Kentico
7 19 (4.70%) Node.js
8 16 (3.96%) Adobe CQ
8 16 (3.96%) DNN
9 11 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (2.23%) WordPress
11 8 (1.98%) Sitefinity
11 8 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.98%) Drupal
12 7 (1.73%) ExpressionEngine
13 6 (1.49%) Alfresco
13 6 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (1.49%) Lync
14 5 (1.24%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (5.69%) Photoshop
2 20 (4.95%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.49%) MS Office
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Tridion
2 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.24%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.74%) Magento
4 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.73%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.73%) Internet
2 6 (1.49%) Intranet
3 5 (1.24%) Firewall
3 5 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (0.74%) DNS
5 2 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (33.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.18%) MySQL
3 16 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.50%) QlikView
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.25%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.25%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 42 (10.40%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.44%) NUnit
3 24 (5.94%) Subversion
4 19 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.71%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.72%) Selenium
8 9 (2.23%) Moq
8 9 (2.23%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.98%) Grunt
9 8 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
9 8 (1.98%) JIRA
10 7 (1.73%) CruiseControl
10 7 (1.73%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.99%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.99%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.74%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (0.74%) Yeoman
12 3 (0.74%) Bower
General
1 41 (10.15%) Finance
2 21 (5.20%) Marketing
3 14 (3.47%) Banking
4 13 (3.22%) Advertising
5 11 (2.72%) Retail
6 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.24%) Legal
7 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.99%) Publishing
9 3 (0.74%) French Language
9 3 (0.74%) German Language
9 3 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 267 (66.09%) Developer
2 111 (27.48%) Sitecore Developer
3 89 (22.03%) .NET Developer
4 41 (10.15%) Web Developer
5 37 (9.16%) Architect
6 33 (8.17%) Front-End Developer
7 26 (6.44%) C# Developer
8 23 (5.69%) Analyst
9 15 (3.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (3.47%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.47%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.23%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.23%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (2.23%) CMS Developer
12 8 (1.98%) Lead .NET Developer
12 8 (1.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (1.98%) Umbraco Developer
12 8 (1.98%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (69.55%) .NET
2 188 (46.53%) ASP.NET
3 166 (41.09%) HTML
4 154 (38.12%) CSS
5 125 (30.94%) jQuery
6 88 (21.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 85 (21.04%) HTML5
8 75 (18.56%) CSS3
9 74 (18.32%) XML
10 56 (13.86%) .NET Framework
11 41 (10.15%) Web Services
12 39 (9.65%) AngularJS
13 37 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 36 (8.91%) WCF
14 36 (8.91%) Ajax
15 29 (7.18%) KnockoutJS
16 27 (6.68%) Razor View Engine
17 25 (6.19%) XSLT
18 24 (5.94%) XHTML
19 20 (4.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.48%) Social Media
1 10 (2.48%) Digital Media
2 7 (1.73%) W3C
3 6 (1.49%) GIS
3 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (0.99%) Streaming Music
4 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.74%) Open Source
5 3 (0.74%) E-Learning
5 3 (0.74%) Kindle
6 2 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.50%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.50%) DTV
6 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.50%) Copywriting
6 2 (0.50%) Blog
7 1 (0.25%) RIA
7 1 (0.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.95%) Windows
2 10 (2.48%) Android
3 9 (2.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (43.81%) MVC
2 85 (21.04%) Content Management
3 79 (19.55%) Web Development
4 68 (16.83%) TDD
5 62 (15.35%) Scrum
6 47 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (11.39%) E-Commerce
8 31 (7.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 27 (6.68%) Project Management
10 26 (6.44%) Web Design
10 26 (6.44%) BDD
11 22 (5.45%) Migration
12 21 (5.20%) Unit Testing
13 15 (3.71%) Software Engineering
14 13 (3.22%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (2.97%) Automated Testing
15 12 (2.97%) SEO
15 12 (2.97%) Workflow
15 12 (2.97%) CRM
16 11 (2.72%) OO
Programming Languages
1 235 (58.17%) C#
2 162 (40.10%) JavaScript
3 60 (14.85%) SQL
4 28 (6.93%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.96%) VB.NET
6 15 (3.71%) PHP
7 6 (1.49%) Java
8 4 (0.99%) Python
9 2 (0.50%) Scala
9 2 (0.50%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) VBA
9 2 (0.50%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (3.22%) Degree
2 2 (0.50%) MOS
2 2 (0.50%) ISEB
2 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.25%) MCP
3 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.22%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (16.83%) Microsoft
2 60 (14.85%) EPiServer
3 21 (5.20%) Ektron
4 16 (3.96%) Google
5 9 (2.23%) Adobe
5 9 (2.23%) Twitter
6 8 (1.98%) Facebook
7 7 (1.73%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.49%) FatWire
8 6 (1.49%) RedDot
9 5 (1.24%) Omniture
10 4 (0.99%) Open Text
10 4 (0.99%) Stellent
10 4 (0.99%) Interwoven
10 4 (0.99%) Oracle
10 4 (0.99%) Vignette
10 4 (0.99%) Nintex
11 3 (0.74%) SAP
12 2 (0.50%) Metastorm
12 2 (0.50%) StreamBase
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