The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SDL Tridion
Rank 567 557 555
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Tridion 17 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.012% 0.038%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.35% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
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£375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £223 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £593 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £200 £350
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4831 4529 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.16% 9.04% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2289 2536
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 54
Average hourly rate £32.03 £32.58 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £61.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.41 £35.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.05%

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 10 July 2014.

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 18 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 10 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 16 £375 -6.25% 4
London +14 8 £369 -7.81% 1
City of London +28 3 £375 -6.25%
South East - 3 £375 - 2
South West -29 2 £413 -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £340 - 1
Watford - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Egham - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1

Tridion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 24 (60.00%) Content Management
2 22 (55.00%) HTML
3 20 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (47.50%) CMS
5 18 (45.00%) Interwoven
6 17 (42.50%) Java
6 17 (42.50%) Finance
6 17 (42.50%) Ajax
7 15 (37.50%) XML
7 15 (37.50%) E-Commerce
8 14 (35.00%) Eclipse
8 14 (35.00%) IBM
8 14 (35.00%) SQL
8 14 (35.00%) J2EE
8 14 (35.00%) WebSphere
8 14 (35.00%) ATG
8 14 (35.00%) Subversion
9 13 (32.50%) Web 2.0
9 13 (32.50%) .NET
9 13 (32.50%) XSLT
9 13 (32.50%) UML
9 13 (32.50%) OO
9 13 (32.50%) Relational Database
10 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
10 12 (30.00%) Elastic Path
10 12 (30.00%) RAD
10 12 (30.00%) XHTML
10 12 (30.00%) MQSeries
10 12 (30.00%) JMS
10 12 (30.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer

Tridion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 19 (47.50%) CMS
2 14 (35.00%) WebSphere
3 12 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (30.00%) MQSeries
4 9 (22.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (15.00%) Alfresco
6 4 (10.00%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (10.00%) Drupal
7 3 (7.50%) TeamSite
8 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
8 2 (5.00%) Node.js
8 2 (5.00%) Liferay
9 1 (2.50%) Joomla!
9 1 (2.50%) DNN
9 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.50%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Relational Database
2 12 (30.00%) DB2
2 12 (30.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.50%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Subversion
1 14 (35.00%) Eclipse
2 12 (30.00%) Log4j
2 12 (30.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Ant
2 12 (30.00%) JUnit
3 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Grunt
4 2 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (5.00%) Yeoman
4 2 (5.00%) Bower
5 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 12 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Games
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Tridion Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Online Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Web Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Tridion Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) HTML
2 17 (42.50%) Ajax
3 15 (37.50%) XML
4 14 (35.00%) J2EE
5 13 (32.50%) .NET
5 13 (32.50%) XSLT
6 12 (30.00%) EJB
6 12 (30.00%) Struts
6 12 (30.00%) JDBC
6 12 (30.00%) JSP
6 12 (30.00%) Servlets
6 12 (30.00%) XMLBeans
6 12 (30.00%) XHTML
6 12 (30.00%) JMS
6 12 (30.00%) JSTL
7 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
8 6 (15.00%) CSS
9 5 (12.50%) HTML5
10 3 (7.50%) Apache Flex
10 3 (7.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Web 2.0
2 3 (7.50%) Social Media
3 2 (5.00%) FMCG
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Life Science
4 1 (2.50%) Social Network
4 1 (2.50%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.50%) Open Source
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) UNIX
1 12 (30.00%) HPUX
1 12 (30.00%) Solaris
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Content Management
2 15 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 13 (32.50%) UML
3 13 (32.50%) OO
4 12 (30.00%) RAD
5 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Workflow
7 6 (15.00%) Migration
7 6 (15.00%) Web Development
8 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (10.00%) SOA
10 3 (7.50%) Project Management
10 3 (7.50%) MVC
11 2 (5.00%) Web Design
11 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.00%) CMMI
11 2 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 14 (35.00%) SQL
4 12 (30.00%) Perl
4 12 (30.00%) XPath
4 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Dublin Core
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Interwoven
2 14 (35.00%) IBM
2 14 (35.00%) ATG
3 12 (30.00%) Blue Martini
3 12 (30.00%) Elastic Path
4 9 (22.50%) Sitecore
5 6 (15.00%) FatWire
6 4 (10.00%) Stellent
6 4 (10.00%) Vignette
6 4 (10.00%) Adobe
6 4 (10.00%) Nintex
7 3 (7.50%) Facebook
8 2 (5.00%) Neolane
8 2 (5.00%) Alterian
8 2 (5.00%) Ektron
8 2 (5.00%) Eloqua
8 2 (5.00%) JD Edwards
8 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 2 (5.00%) Unica
8 2 (5.00%) EPiServer