The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Sitecore CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sitecore CMS over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Sitecore CMS
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 95 80
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.21% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 2.31% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £450 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -22.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £390
% change year-on-year +8.10% -5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.25 -

Sitecore CMS 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 202 260 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.43% 14.62% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 155 170
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +89.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Sitecore CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Sitecore CMS in Manchester

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore CMS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore CMS 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 Sitecore CMS.

1 5 (100.00%) CMS
1 5 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (60.00%) GitHub
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery

Sitecore CMS
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 5 (100.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) CMS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (40.00%) SAP