The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sitecore.

Sitecore
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.56% 0.60% -
As % of the Vendors category 11.90% 1.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.56% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.25 -

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 Merseyside.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 126 172 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 38.30% 51.81% 54.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 85 76
Median daily rate £363 £385 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +24.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £14.34 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in Merseyside

Sitecore
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sitecore within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Liverpool +13 14 £325 -13.33% 3
Sitecore
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) C#
3 20 (74.07%) ASP.NET
4 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 12 (44.44%) HTML
5 12 (44.44%) CSS
5 12 (44.44%) MVC
6 11 (40.74%) CMS
6 11 (40.74%) Umbraco
6 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
6 11 (40.74%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
7 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (22.22%) HTML5
8 6 (22.22%) CSS3
8 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (22.22%) EPiServer
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (14.81%) Web Development
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) OO
10 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
10 3 (11.11%) OOD
10 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework

Sitecore
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 11 (40.74%) CMS
1 11 (40.74%) Sitecore CMS
1 11 (40.74%) Umbraco
2 6 (22.22%) EPiServer
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) Drupal
4 2 (7.41%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 20 (74.07%) Sitecore Developer
3 9 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 5 (18.52%) EPiServer Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Umbraco Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) CMS Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Sitecore Developer
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) ASP.NET
3 12 (44.44%) CSS
3 12 (44.44%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (25.93%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (22.22%) CSS3
5 6 (22.22%) HTML5
6 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
7 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
8 2 (7.41%) LINQ
8 2 (7.41%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (3.70%) WCF
9 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (14.81%) OO
2 4 (14.81%) Web Development
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 3 (11.11%) OOD
4 2 (7.41%) Content Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (7.41%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Document Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) C#
2 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft