The first table below looks at the demand for Sitecore CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sitecore CMS over the 3 months to 31 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 Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sitecore CMS
Rank 111 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 11 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.30% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.49% 1.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.18% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 - -
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
442 323 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.00% 16.26% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 177 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 21
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Sitecore CMS
England

Sitecore CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore CMS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Sitecore CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sitecore CMS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS across the West Midlands region.

Sitecore CMS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sitecore CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sitecore CMS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Sitecore CMS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Sitecore CMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sitecore CMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Staffordshire +7 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 1
Sitecore CMS
England

Sitecore CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sitecore CMS 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 CMS.

1 23 (100.00%) CMS
1 23 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 18 (78.26%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) .NET
3 16 (69.57%) C#
3 16 (69.57%) CSS
4 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
5 14 (60.87%) jQuery
6 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
7 12 (52.17%) MVC
8 11 (47.83%) HTML5
8 11 (47.83%) CSS3
9 9 (39.13%) XML
9 9 (39.13%) XHTML
10 8 (34.78%) XSLT
10 8 (34.78%) MySQL
10 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
11 7 (30.43%) Photoshop
11 7 (30.43%) IIS
12 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
12 6 (26.09%) Web Development
13 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
13 5 (21.74%) SEO
14 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
15 3 (13.04%) Sass
15 3 (13.04%) Content Management
15 3 (13.04%) Web Design
16 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
16 2 (8.70%) Telecoms

Sitecore CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sitecore CMS 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 CMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (100.00%) CMS
2 7 (30.43%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MySQL
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
1 1 (4.35%) Grunt
1 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (4.35%) Yeoman
1 1 (4.35%) Bower
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Web Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Sitecore Developer
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) HTML
1 18 (78.26%) .NET
2 16 (69.57%) CSS
3 14 (60.87%) jQuery
4 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
5 11 (47.83%) HTML5
5 11 (47.83%) CSS3
6 9 (39.13%) XML
6 9 (39.13%) XHTML
7 8 (34.78%) XSLT
8 3 (13.04%) Sass
9 1 (4.35%) Zepto.js
9 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.35%) Modernizr
9 1 (4.35%) RESTful
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.35%) Ajax
9 1 (4.35%) JSON
9 1 (4.35%) WCF
9 1 (4.35%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) MVC
2 6 (26.09%) Web Development
2 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
3 5 (21.74%) SEO
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (13.04%) Content Management
5 3 (13.04%) Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (4.35%) Campaign Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Scala
3 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.35%) Ektron
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) EPiServer