The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sitecore products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sitecore over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Sitecore
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 29 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 4 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.30% 3.98% 1.47%
As % of the Vendors category 2.88% 7.60% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 6
Median daily rate £400 £450 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -26.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £600
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £573 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £384
% change year-on-year -6.25% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

Sitecore is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 139 171 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 45.13% 52.29% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 129 119
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £589 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.10% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Sitecore as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sitecore in Bedfordshire

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sitecore in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in Bedfordshire

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sitecore in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sitecore in Bedfordshire

Sitecore
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sitecore within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 2 - -
Sitecore
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) MVS
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (33.33%) OWASP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Confluence
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) CMS
5 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
6 1 (16.67%) Content Management
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) HTML

Sitecore
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) OWASP
4 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft