The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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)
England / North West
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 158 153
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5  
Contract jobs citing EPiServer 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.10% 0.027%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.61% 0.61% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £366 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.51% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £344
% change year-on-year +18.51% -1.81%  
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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 436 661 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.38% 16.95% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 379 290
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 23
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £40.70 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £19.81 £20.19
% change year-on-year +2.61% -1.84%  

EPiServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

EPiServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPiServer in the North West

EPiServer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPiServer within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Manchester +10 5 £370 - 3
Merseyside - 2 £325 - 1
EPiServer
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for EPiServer.

1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) JavaScript
3 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 14 (66.67%) CSS
4 14 (66.67%) HTML
5 13 (61.90%) C#
5 13 (61.90%) CMS
6 12 (57.14%) HTML5
7 11 (52.38%) jQuery
8 10 (47.62%) MVC
8 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
9 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (42.86%) CSS3
10 8 (38.10%) Sitecore
11 6 (28.57%) SQL
11 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (28.57%) Umbraco
12 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
12 5 (23.81%) Web Development
12 5 (23.81%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (23.81%) Scrum
13 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
13 4 (19.05%) Content Management
13 4 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
14 3 (14.29%) Wireframes
14 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
14 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (14.29%) TypeScript

EPiServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (61.90%) CMS
2 6 (28.57%) Umbraco
3 5 (23.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (14.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) gulp
2 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) webpack
3 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) EPiServer Developer
3 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 6 (28.57%) Sitecore Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
5 4 (19.05%) CMS Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Sitecore Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Tester
8 1 (4.76%) UI Developer
8 1 (4.76%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 14 (66.67%) CSS
3 14 (66.67%) HTML
4 12 (57.14%) HTML5
5 11 (52.38%) jQuery
6 9 (42.86%) CSS3
7 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
9 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
9 3 (14.29%) LESS
9 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (9.52%) Ajax
10 2 (9.52%) Apache Flex
10 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
11 1 (4.76%) WCF
11 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) MVC
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Web Development
4 4 (19.05%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) Mobile First
5 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
5 3 (14.29%) Wireframes
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Front End Development
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.76%) HOOD
7 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) SEO
7 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) JavaScript
2 13 (61.90%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Sitecore
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft