The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 72
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
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 Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 234 441 411
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.90% 45.70% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 238 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £31.50
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in Cheshire

Sitecore
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Umbraco
1 2 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management Server
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

Sitecore
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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
1 2 (100.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management Server
2 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) CMS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft