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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SDL Tridion
Rank 601 581 570
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs citing Tridion 21 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.035% 0.012%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.45% 0.37% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
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£425 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £200
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +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
4670 5122 4602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.20% 9.37% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2637 2642 2363
Average daily rate £450 £445 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +3.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 70 74
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.60 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £49.75 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +53.75%

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 10 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 August 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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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 -16 21 £425 +13.33%
East of England +5 13 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £425 -
London -2 7 - -
Watford - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £388 -
North West - 1 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Tridion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 30 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 25 (43.86%) Java
3 23 (40.35%) CMS
4 21 (36.84%) HTML
5 19 (33.33%) Linux
6 18 (31.58%) CSS
6 18 (31.58%) Ajax
7 16 (28.07%) Content Management
7 16 (28.07%) E-Commerce
8 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (26.32%) Subversion
9 14 (24.56%) C#
9 14 (24.56%) .NET
9 14 (24.56%) User Experience
10 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
11 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (21.05%) UNIX
12 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET
12 11 (19.30%) JSP
12 11 (19.30%) SQL
12 11 (19.30%) jQuery
12 11 (19.30%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
13 10 (17.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (17.54%) Sitecore
13 10 (17.54%) HTML5
13 10 (17.54%) MVC
13 10 (17.54%) J2EE
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft

Tridion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 23 (40.35%) CMS
2 10 (17.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
4 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (14.04%) IIS
4 8 (14.04%) MQSeries
4 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
4 8 (14.04%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (14.04%) Node.js
4 8 (14.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Umbraco
5 5 (8.77%) Apache Solr
6 2 (3.51%) Drupal
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Photoshop
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
1 7 (12.28%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (12.28%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) LDAP
1 8 (14.04%) DHCP
1 8 (14.04%) DNS
1 8 (14.04%) Internet
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) DB2
2 8 (14.04%) RDBMS
2 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Subversion
2 9 (15.79%) Eclipse
2 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.79%) Grunt
3 8 (14.04%) Log4j
3 8 (14.04%) Ant
3 8 (14.04%) JUnit
3 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 7 (12.28%) IntelliJ
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) Mercurial
4 7 (12.28%) WebStorm
5 6 (10.53%) gulp
5 6 (10.53%) Jasmine
6 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.02%) PhantomJS
6 4 (7.02%) Yeoman
6 4 (7.02%) Bower
6 4 (7.02%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (5.26%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Architect
2 8 (14.04%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Web Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Tridion Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Tridion Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Product Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) HTML
2 18 (31.58%) CSS
2 18 (31.58%) Ajax
3 14 (24.56%) .NET
4 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET
4 11 (19.30%) JSP
4 11 (19.30%) jQuery
5 10 (17.54%) HTML5
5 10 (17.54%) J2EE
6 9 (15.79%) Servlets
6 9 (15.79%) XHTML
6 9 (15.79%) REST
6 9 (15.79%) CSS3
6 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (14.04%) JSTL
7 8 (14.04%) JMS
7 8 (14.04%) XSLT
7 8 (14.04%) XMLBeans
7 8 (14.04%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) User Experience
2 8 (14.04%) Web 2.0
3 7 (12.28%) Graphic Design
3 7 (12.28%) Mobile App
4 6 (10.53%) iPad
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) UNIX
3 8 (14.04%) HPUX
3 8 (14.04%) Solaris
4 7 (12.28%) Debian
4 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) E-Commerce
1 16 (28.07%) Content Management
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (19.30%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.54%) MVC
6 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 8 (14.04%) ITIL
6 8 (14.04%) UML
6 8 (14.04%) OO
6 8 (14.04%) RAD
7 7 (12.28%) UX Design
8 4 (7.02%) Web Development
8 4 (7.02%) Scrum
9 3 (5.26%) Web Design
9 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Use Case
9 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 25 (43.86%) Java
3 14 (24.56%) C#
4 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
5 11 (19.30%) SQL
6 8 (14.04%) XPath
6 8 (14.04%) Perl
6 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
7 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
7 7 (12.28%) Dart
7 7 (12.28%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
1 8 (14.04%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
1 10 (17.54%) Sitecore
2 8 (14.04%) ATG
2 8 (14.04%) Blue Martini
2 8 (14.04%) Elastic Path
2 8 (14.04%) Adobe
2 8 (14.04%) Interwoven
2 8 (14.04%) IBM
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) FatWire
5 1 (1.75%) Ektron