The table below looks at the statistics for Tridion skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tridion over the 3 months to 22 May 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SDL Tridion
Rank 572 563 541
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing Tridion 35 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.036% 0.017%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.82% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4245 4595 4335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 8.73% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2564 2180
Average daily rate £450 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 79
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -0.82%

Tridion
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Tridion Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Tridion
Daily Rate Trend

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

Tridion Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Tridion
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tridion within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Tridion Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Tridion
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Tridion Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Tridion
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tridion within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 -9 35 £350 +9.37% 1
East of England +24 21 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 17 £325 -
London -6 10 £1,050 +250.00%
Cambridge - 10 £325 -
Watford 0 4 - -
Hertfordshire 0 4 - -
Nottingham -6 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -8 2 - -
East Midlands -9 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
York - 1 £350 -

Tridion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Tridion 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 Tridion.

1 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 24 (48.98%) CMS
3 21 (42.86%) Java
4 20 (40.82%) CSS
5 17 (34.69%) E-Commerce
6 16 (32.65%) Linux
6 16 (32.65%) HTML
7 15 (30.61%) .NET
7 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
7 15 (30.61%) Content Management
8 14 (28.57%) C#
9 13 (26.53%) Adobe
9 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
10 12 (24.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (24.49%) Sitecore
10 12 (24.49%) Ajax
10 12 (24.49%) Subversion
10 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (24.49%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (24.49%) User Experience
11 11 (22.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
13 9 (18.37%) J2EE
13 9 (18.37%) UNIX
13 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
13 9 (18.37%) MVC
13 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (18.37%) jQuery
13 9 (18.37%) HTML5
13 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC

Tridion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Tridion 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 Tridion. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (48.98%) CMS
2 12 (24.49%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (22.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (16.33%) IIS
4 8 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
5 6 (12.24%) Umbraco
6 5 (10.20%) MQSeries
6 5 (10.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (10.20%) Apache Solr
7 4 (8.16%) Node.js
8 2 (4.08%) Liferay
8 2 (4.08%) ExpressionEngine
8 2 (4.08%) Drupal
9 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (6.12%) Photoshop
3 3 (6.12%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) LDAP
1 8 (16.33%) DHCP
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
3 4 (8.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
2 5 (10.20%) DB2
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Subversion
2 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
4 5 (10.20%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Ant
4 5 (10.20%) JUnit
4 5 (10.20%) Log4j
5 4 (8.16%) Bower
5 4 (8.16%) Grunt
5 4 (8.16%) Yeoman
5 4 (8.16%) MSBuild
5 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
5 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.12%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.12%) Selenium
6 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
6 3 (6.12%) WebStorm
7 2 (4.08%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Norwegian Language
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Web Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 7 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (8.16%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Tridion Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Tridion Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Product Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.04%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) CSS
2 16 (32.65%) HTML
3 15 (30.61%) .NET
4 12 (24.49%) Ajax
5 9 (18.37%) J2EE
5 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
5 9 (18.37%) jQuery
5 9 (18.37%) HTML5
5 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (16.33%) REST
6 8 (16.33%) JSP
7 7 (14.29%) CSS3
8 6 (12.24%) Servlets
8 6 (12.24%) XHTML
9 5 (10.20%) JMS
9 5 (10.20%) Struts
9 5 (10.20%) Web Services
9 5 (10.20%) XML
9 5 (10.20%) EJB
9 5 (10.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) User Experience
2 8 (16.33%) iPad
3 5 (10.20%) Web 2.0
4 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.12%) Graphic Design
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
3 7 (14.29%) Debian
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.20%) HPUX
4 5 (10.20%) Solaris
5 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) E-Commerce
2 15 (30.61%) Content Management
3 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (24.49%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (18.37%) MVC
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.33%) ITIL
5 8 (16.33%) Project Management
6 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.20%) UML
7 5 (10.20%) OO
7 5 (10.20%) RAD
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.12%) UX Design
9 3 (6.12%) Use Case
9 3 (6.12%) Web Development
9 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.86%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) C#
4 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
5 7 (14.29%) SQL
6 5 (10.20%) Perl
6 5 (10.20%) XPath
6 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.12%) ECMAScript
7 3 (6.12%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.12%) Dart
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (16.33%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Adobe
2 12 (24.49%) Sitecore
3 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.20%) IBM
5 5 (10.20%) Interwoven
5 5 (10.20%) Blue Martini
5 5 (10.20%) ATG
5 5 (10.20%) Elastic Path
6 2 (4.08%) FatWire
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle
6 2 (4.08%) Sybase