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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sitecore
Rank 116 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 8 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.67% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 1.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 1
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£313 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +9.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £368
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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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
1370 1210 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.85% 50.63% 49.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 582 386
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £479 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 £325 -23.52% 2
Shropshire - 3 £300 -
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England

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 12 (70.59%) CSS
3 11 (64.71%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (52.94%) CMS
5 8 (47.06%) jQuery
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 6 (35.29%) MVC
7 6 (35.29%) HTML5
8 5 (29.41%) CSS3
8 5 (29.41%) Umbraco
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (17.65%) SQL
11 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (11.76%) Google Analytics
11 2 (11.76%) Web Development
11 2 (11.76%) Degree
11 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (11.76%) Sitefinity
11 2 (11.76%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (11.76%) Analytics
11 2 (11.76%) MySQL
11 2 (11.76%) CRM
11 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 2 (11.76%) TDD
11 2 (11.76%) Content Management

Sitecore
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (52.94%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (52.94%) CMS
2 5 (29.41%) Umbraco
3 2 (11.76%) Sitefinity
4 1 (5.88%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Analytics
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) Sitecore Developer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 12 (70.59%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
6 5 (29.41%) CSS3
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (11.76%) Ajax
9 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
9 1 (5.88%) Sass
9 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Content Management
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) B2B
4 1 (5.88%) B2C
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Omniture
1 2 (11.76%) Google
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.88%) Ektron