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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SDL Tridion
Rank 614 589 584
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing Tridion 19 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.038% 0.006%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.42% 0.42% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
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£388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £332 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £200
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +87.50%
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
4561 5058 4622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.80% 9.05% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2572 2682 2443
Average daily rate £450 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £577 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 85
Average hourly rate £22.32 £31.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.14% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.57 £31.50 £17.93
% change year-on-year
-37.87% +75.65%

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
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 13 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 4 September 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 -6 19 £388 +3.33% 3
East of England +13 9 £360 -
London -1 6 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £360 -
South West -3 3 £394 +5.00%
Watford - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £394 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 £360 -
Manchester - 1 £388 -
North West - 1 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Tridion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
2 22 (43.14%) Java
3 21 (41.18%) HTML
4 19 (37.25%) Ajax
5 16 (31.37%) Content Management
6 15 (29.41%) CMS
6 15 (29.41%) Linux
6 15 (29.41%) User Experience
7 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
7 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (25.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (25.49%) CSS
9 12 (23.53%) jQuery
9 12 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
10 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (21.57%) HTML5
10 11 (21.57%) SQL
10 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
11 10 (19.61%) Photoshop
11 10 (19.61%) JSP
11 10 (19.61%) IntelliJ
11 10 (19.61%) ECMAScript
11 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
11 10 (19.61%) Mercurial
11 10 (19.61%) UX Design
11 10 (19.61%) Graphic Design
11 10 (19.61%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (19.61%) Subversion
11 10 (19.61%) Mobile App

Tridion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (29.41%) CMS
2 9 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 8 (15.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (15.69%) MQSeries
4 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
4 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (13.73%) IIS
4 7 (13.73%) Node.js
5 6 (11.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
8 3 (5.88%) Apache Solr
9 2 (3.92%) Drupal
10 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Photoshop
1 10 (19.61%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (19.61%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) DNS
1 8 (15.69%) Internet
2 7 (13.73%) LDAP
2 7 (13.73%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) HTTP
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) DB2
2 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
2 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (19.61%) Mercurial
2 10 (19.61%) WebStorm
2 10 (19.61%) IntelliJ
2 10 (19.61%) Subversion
3 8 (15.69%) Log4j
3 8 (15.69%) Ant
3 8 (15.69%) JUnit
3 8 (15.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Eclipse
3 8 (15.69%) Grunt
4 5 (9.80%) PhantomJS
4 5 (9.80%) Selenium
4 5 (9.80%) JIRA
4 5 (9.80%) Jasmine
4 5 (9.80%) gulp
5 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.92%) Yeoman
General
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Consultant
5 6 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Tridion Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Product Manager
9 2 (3.92%) .NET Web Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Technical Consultant
10 1 (1.96%) Tridion Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) HTML
2 19 (37.25%) Ajax
3 13 (25.49%) CSS
4 12 (23.53%) jQuery
4 12 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (21.57%) HTML5
6 10 (19.61%) REST
6 10 (19.61%) CSS3
6 10 (19.61%) PhoneGap
6 10 (19.61%) JSP
7 8 (15.69%) Servlets
7 8 (15.69%) Struts
7 8 (15.69%) XML
7 8 (15.69%) XSLT
7 8 (15.69%) XHTML
7 8 (15.69%) JMS
7 8 (15.69%) JDBC
7 8 (15.69%) EJB
7 8 (15.69%) XMLBeans
7 8 (15.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) User Experience
2 10 (19.61%) Mobile App
2 10 (19.61%) Graphic Design
3 8 (15.69%) Web 2.0
4 4 (7.84%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) UNIX
2 8 (15.69%) HPUX
2 8 (15.69%) Solaris
3 6 (11.76%) Debian
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Content Management
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) E-Commerce
3 13 (25.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (19.61%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (19.61%) UX Design
5 8 (15.69%) UML
5 8 (15.69%) OO
5 8 (15.69%) RAD
6 7 (13.73%) Project Management
6 7 (13.73%) ITIL
6 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
8 3 (5.88%) Scrum
8 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Web Development
8 3 (5.88%) Use Case
8 3 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
9 2 (3.92%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
2 22 (43.14%) Java
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 10 (19.61%) ECMAScript
4 10 (19.61%) TypeScript
4 10 (19.61%) Dart
5 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
6 8 (15.69%) XPath
6 8 (15.69%) Perl
7 7 (13.73%) C#
8 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
1 7 (13.73%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) ATG
2 8 (15.69%) Blue Martini
2 8 (15.69%) Interwoven
2 8 (15.69%) Elastic Path
2 8 (15.69%) IBM
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.76%) Adobe
4 5 (9.80%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.92%) Sybase
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) Ektron
6 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.96%) hybris
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