The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sitecore
Rank 420 443 504
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +61
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 186 109 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.48% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 71 54
Average daily rate £375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £368 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £10.50
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26367 22927 27784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 47.18% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14733 12208 14165
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1107 1212 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sitecore within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Sitecore Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +25 174 £375 -6.25% 82
London -16 84 £375 -6.25% 45
South East +5 36 £350 -12.50% 13
City of London -4 26 £419 +8.06% 15
South West -3 18 £488 +111.95% 6
West Midlands +4 14 £388 +17.42% 3
Dorset - 11 £500 - 2
Berkshire +1 10 £350 +12.00%
North West -22 10 £425 +30.76% 7
Wales - 9 £425 - 4
South Wales - 9 £425 - 3
Bournemouth - 9 £500 - 2
Cardiff - 9 £425 - 3
Manchester -13 8 £425 - 2
Hampshire +3 7 £458 +14.37% 5
Birmingham -5 7 £425 - 2
Bristol -12 6 £250 +8.69% 2
Yorkshire -14 5 £375 +25.00% 4
Surrey -13 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 £325 - 2
Oxford - 4 - -
Reading - 4 £363 -
Southampton -7 3 £465 +16.25% 1
West Yorkshire -14 3 £375 +25.00% 4
Leeds -16 3 £375 +25.00% 3
Walsall - 3 £425 -
Coventry - 2 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Sheffield -3 1 - -

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 258 (82.43%) .NET
2 251 (80.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 243 (77.64%) CMS
4 216 (69.01%) C#
5 167 (53.35%) ASP.NET
6 132 (42.17%) SQL Server
7 124 (39.62%) MVC
8 118 (37.70%) HTML
9 103 (32.91%) CSS
10 87 (27.80%) jQuery
10 87 (27.80%) JavaScript
11 82 (26.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 70 (22.36%) Umbraco
13 61 (19.49%) Content Management
14 53 (16.93%) EPiServer
15 49 (15.65%) SQL
16 47 (15.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 39 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (12.14%) TDD
19 37 (11.82%) Web Development
19 37 (11.82%) HTML5
20 36 (11.50%) CSS3
20 36 (11.50%) Web Services
21 35 (11.18%) E-Commerce
22 34 (10.86%) IIS
23 33 (10.54%) XML
24 30 (9.58%) Microsoft
25 29 (9.27%) .NET Framework
26 28 (8.95%) WCF
27 27 (8.63%) Ajax

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 251 (80.19%) Sitecore CMS
2 243 (77.64%) CMS
3 70 (22.36%) Umbraco
4 34 (10.86%) IIS
5 24 (7.67%) SharePoint
6 12 (3.83%) Kentico
7 11 (3.51%) DNN
8 7 (2.24%) WordPress
8 7 (2.24%) Drupal
9 6 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (1.92%) Node.js
10 4 (1.28%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.28%) Joomla!
10 4 (1.28%) Lync
10 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.96%) Liferay
11 3 (0.96%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.96%) ExpressionEngine
12 2 (0.64%) Apache
12 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.96%) Tridion
4 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) SaaS
1 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.64%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.24%) Intranet
2 6 (1.92%) Internet
3 5 (1.60%) HTTP
4 4 (1.28%) Extranet
5 2 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) LAN
6 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (42.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.47%) MySQL
3 13 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.64%) MarkLogic
8 2 (0.64%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.32%) QlikView
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.32%) MS Access
9 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (6.71%) Visual Studio
2 18 (5.75%) NUnit
2 18 (5.75%) Subversion
3 16 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.15%) JIRA
5 12 (3.83%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.83%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.24%) CruiseControl
8 6 (1.92%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (1.92%) MSBuild
9 5 (1.60%) Selenium
10 4 (1.28%) Maven
10 4 (1.28%) Moq
11 3 (0.96%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.64%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 21 (6.71%) Finance
2 13 (4.15%) Marketing
3 12 (3.83%) Banking
4 10 (3.19%) Advertising
5 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.96%) Retail
6 3 (0.96%) Publishing
6 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.64%) Electronics
7 2 (0.64%) Legal
7 2 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 224 (71.57%) Developer
2 117 (37.38%) Sitecore Developer
3 90 (28.75%) .NET Developer
4 39 (12.46%) C# Developer
5 32 (10.22%) Architect
6 28 (8.95%) ASP.NET Developer
7 27 (8.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (5.11%) Web Developer
10 15 (4.79%) CMS Developer
10 15 (4.79%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.15%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.83%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.83%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (3.19%) .NET Architect
14 9 (2.88%) Front-End Developer
14 9 (2.88%) Analyst
15 7 (2.24%) .NET Technical Architect
15 7 (2.24%) Consultant
15 7 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (82.43%) .NET
2 167 (53.35%) ASP.NET
3 118 (37.70%) HTML
4 103 (32.91%) CSS
5 87 (27.80%) jQuery
6 82 (26.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (15.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 37 (11.82%) HTML5
9 36 (11.50%) CSS3
9 36 (11.50%) Web Services
10 33 (10.54%) XML
11 29 (9.27%) .NET Framework
12 28 (8.95%) WCF
13 27 (8.63%) Ajax
14 16 (5.11%) REST
14 16 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 15 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 14 (4.47%) LINQ
16 14 (4.47%) Razor View Engine
16 14 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.11%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.15%) Data Integration
3 6 (1.92%) iPhone
4 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.60%) Social Media
4 5 (1.60%) Streaming Music
5 4 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.96%) FMCG
6 3 (0.96%) Copywriting
6 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.64%) GIS
7 2 (0.64%) W3C
7 2 (0.64%) DTV
7 2 (0.64%) Open Source
7 2 (0.64%) New Media
8 1 (0.32%) Kindle
8 1 (0.32%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.47%) Android
2 9 (2.88%) Windows
3 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.64%) Linux
4 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (39.62%) MVC
2 61 (19.49%) Content Management
3 39 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.14%) TDD
5 37 (11.82%) Web Development
6 35 (11.18%) E-Commerce
7 24 (7.67%) Scrum
8 22 (7.03%) Unit Testing
9 19 (6.07%) OO
9 19 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (3.51%) BDD
10 11 (3.51%) Migration
10 11 (3.51%) Project Management
10 11 (3.51%) CRM
11 10 (3.19%) Web Design
12 9 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.56%) PRINCE2
13 8 (2.56%) Workflow
13 8 (2.56%) Software Engineering
13 8 (2.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (69.01%) C#
2 87 (27.80%) JavaScript
3 49 (15.65%) SQL
4 17 (5.43%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.51%) PHP
5 11 (3.51%) VB.NET
6 6 (1.92%) Java
7 2 (0.64%) Python
7 2 (0.64%) Ruby
7 2 (0.64%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.64%) Scala
8 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.24%) Degree
1 7 (2.24%) ISEB
2 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) WAI
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.32%) Varnish
Vendors
1 53 (16.93%) EPiServer
2 30 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.83%) Ektron
4 10 (3.19%) TIBCO
5 8 (2.56%) Adobe
5 8 (2.56%) Google
6 7 (2.24%) RedDot
7 4 (1.28%) SAP
8 3 (0.96%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.64%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.64%) FatWire
9 2 (0.64%) Open Text
9 2 (0.64%) ATG
9 2 (0.64%) VMware
9 2 (0.64%) Facebook
9 2 (0.64%) Twitter
10 1 (0.32%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.32%) Omniture
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £370 - £420 per day + Sitecore 7 project
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