The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 27 March 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 55 35
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% 1.20% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 2.87% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.06% -  
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 Cardiff.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 156 174 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 46.99% 41.73% 50.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 102 92
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +34.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £15.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £20.00 £27.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in Cardiff

Sitecore
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET

Sitecore
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) CMS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Sitecore Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft