The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for EPiServer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPiServer over the 3 months to 29 May 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.

EPiServer (including Ektron)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 99 95
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing EPiServer 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.99% 0.76% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £366 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.51% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

EPiServer is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 201 263 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.27% 14.35% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 148 153
Median daily rate £375 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.25 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.13% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £36.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £40.70 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76%  

EPiServer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing EPiServer as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for EPiServer in Manchester

EPiServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPiServer in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing EPiServer 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 Manchester region with a requirement for EPiServer.

1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) jQuery
3 8 (66.67%) HTML5
4 7 (58.33%) CMS
4 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (50.00%) MVC
6 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (41.67%) CSS3
6 5 (41.67%) Web Development
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
8 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (25.00%) Content Management
8 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (25.00%) TypeScript
8 3 (25.00%) webpack
8 3 (25.00%) gulp
8 3 (25.00%) Mobile First
8 3 (25.00%) Angular 2

EPiServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (58.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) gulp
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (25.00%) webpack
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) EPiServer Developer
3 3 (25.00%) CMS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) HTML5
2 8 (66.67%) jQuery
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (41.67%) CSS3
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) Angular 2
5 3 (25.00%) LESS
5 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (16.67%) Ajax
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Flex
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) Content Management
3 3 (25.00%) Mobile First
3 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) HOOD
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) SEO
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA