The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Vendors 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.

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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sitecore
Rank 100 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.35% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.24% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 - -
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1205 922 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.53% 46.73% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 403 473
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 70 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £28.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sitecore across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Sitecore Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 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
Birmingham -4 3 £420 - 2
Staffordshire +3 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
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England

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 25 (80.65%) .NET
2 23 (74.19%) C#
2 23 (74.19%) CMS
2 23 (74.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 22 (70.97%) HTML
4 20 (64.52%) CSS
5 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
5 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
6 18 (58.06%) MVC
6 18 (58.06%) jQuery
7 15 (48.39%) CSS3
8 14 (45.16%) XML
9 13 (41.94%) XSLT
9 13 (41.94%) MySQL
9 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
9 13 (41.94%) XHTML
10 12 (38.71%) IIS
11 11 (35.48%) Photoshop
11 11 (35.48%) HTML5
12 6 (19.35%) Web Development
12 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
13 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
13 5 (16.13%) SEO
14 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
14 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
15 3 (9.68%) Sass
15 3 (9.68%) Content Management
15 3 (9.68%) Web Design
16 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (74.19%) CMS
1 23 (74.19%) Sitecore CMS
2 12 (38.71%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) MySQL
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
1 1 (3.23%) Grunt
1 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (3.23%) Yeoman
1 1 (3.23%) Bower
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (87.10%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Sitecore Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Web Developer
4 7 (22.58%) .NET Developer
5 6 (19.35%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (80.65%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) HTML
3 20 (64.52%) CSS
4 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
5 18 (58.06%) jQuery
6 15 (48.39%) CSS3
7 14 (45.16%) XML
8 13 (41.94%) XSLT
8 13 (41.94%) XHTML
9 11 (35.48%) HTML5
10 3 (9.68%) Sass
11 2 (6.45%) RESTful
12 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (3.23%) DOM
12 1 (3.23%) Modernizr
12 1 (3.23%) Ajax
12 1 (3.23%) JSON
12 1 (3.23%) WCF
12 1 (3.23%) LINQ
12 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) MVC
2 6 (19.35%) Web Development
2 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
3 5 (16.13%) SEO
4 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (9.68%) Content Management
5 3 (9.68%) Web Design
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.23%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) C#
2 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Scala
3 2 (6.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.23%) Ektron
1 1 (3.23%) Facebook