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 31 July 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.

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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sitecore
Rank 114 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 2 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.61% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 1.25% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Average daily rate
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£333 £330 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% +25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.41 £9.50 -
% change year-on-year
+156.94% -
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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
1036 1196 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.09% 48.84% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 561 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.30 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Birmingham +2 2 £333 -20.83%
Sitecore
England

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) CMS
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Content Management
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe
6 2 (20.00%) Back Office
6 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
6 2 (20.00%) Analytics
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (20.00%) CSS3
6 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
6 2 (20.00%) Omniture
6 2 (20.00%) Google
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) QA
7 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) CMS
1 4 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (10.00%) Kentico
3 1 (10.00%) Sitefinity
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) CSS3
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EPoS
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) B2B
4 1 (10.00%) B2C
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
1 2 (20.00%) Omniture
1 2 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (10.00%) Ektron
2 1 (10.00%) hybris
2 1 (10.00%) Demandware
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft