The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sitecore products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sitecore.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sitecore
Rank 122 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.080% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £331
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1257 923 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.64% 44.74% 46.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 489 502
Average daily rate £350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 54 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.93 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% -38.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

Sitecore
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sitecore Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sitecore
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 across the West Midlands region.

Sitecore Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sitecore
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
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England

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sitecore 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.

1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) C#
3 15 (68.18%) CMS
3 15 (68.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (63.64%) MVC
5 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
6 12 (54.55%) HTML
7 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (50.00%) CSS
8 10 (45.45%) XML
8 10 (45.45%) XSLT
8 10 (45.45%) MySQL
8 10 (45.45%) jQuery
9 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
9 9 (40.91%) IIS
9 9 (40.91%) CSS3
10 8 (36.36%) XHTML
11 7 (31.82%) Photoshop
11 7 (31.82%) HTML5
12 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (22.73%) Web Development
14 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
14 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
15 3 (13.64%) SEO
15 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
16 2 (9.09%) Marketing
16 2 (9.09%) RESTful
16 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
16 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
16 2 (9.09%) Content Management

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sitecore 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (68.18%) CMS
1 15 (68.18%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (40.91%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) MySQL
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bower
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
1 1 (4.55%) Grunt
1 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (4.55%) Yeoman
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Sitecore Developer
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 12 (54.55%) HTML
4 11 (50.00%) CSS
5 10 (45.45%) XML
5 10 (45.45%) XSLT
5 10 (45.45%) jQuery
6 9 (40.91%) CSS3
7 8 (36.36%) XHTML
8 7 (31.82%) HTML5
9 2 (9.09%) RESTful
10 1 (4.55%) Modernizr
10 1 (4.55%) DOM
10 1 (4.55%) SOAP
10 1 (4.55%) Ajax
10 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 1 (4.55%) JSON
10 1 (4.55%) Sass
10 1 (4.55%) Zepto.js
10 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Web Development
4 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) SEO
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (9.09%) Content Management
6 2 (9.09%) ERP
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.55%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Web Design
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft