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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EPiServer (including Ektron)
England / North West
Rank 114 147 144
Rank change year-on-year +33 -3  
Contract jobs citing EPiServer 14 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.34% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.48% 1.87% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
Median daily rate £369 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £367 £350
% change year-on-year +9.06% +4.78%  
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 402 697 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.72% 18.16% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 386 292
Median daily rate £363 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.22% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 29
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 22 March 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 +11 8 £375 +0.67% 5
Merseyside - 6 £350 - 3
EPiServer
England

EPiServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) CMS
3 21 (77.78%) ASP.NET
4 20 (74.07%) C#
5 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
6 14 (51.85%) HTML
6 14 (51.85%) CSS
6 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
6 14 (51.85%) MVC
7 12 (44.44%) HTML5
8 11 (40.74%) jQuery
9 10 (37.04%) Sitecore
9 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (29.63%) Umbraco
10 8 (29.63%) Web Development
10 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (29.63%) Content Management
11 7 (25.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (22.22%) CSS3
12 6 (22.22%) SQL
13 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
14 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
14 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (11.11%) BDD
15 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
15 3 (11.11%) Finance
15 3 (11.11%) CRM
15 3 (11.11%) SharePoint

EPiServer
Top Related 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 22 (81.48%) CMS
2 8 (29.63%) Umbraco
3 7 (25.93%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.41%) DNN
5 2 (7.41%) Immediacy CMS
5 2 (7.41%) Kentico
5 2 (7.41%) Sitefinity
6 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JBehave
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 18 (66.67%) EPiServer Developer
3 13 (48.15%) .NET Developer
4 9 (33.33%) CMS Developer
5 8 (29.63%) C# Developer
6 6 (22.22%) Sitecore Developer
7 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
9 3 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (11.11%) Senior Sitecore Developer
9 3 (11.11%) Umbraco Developer
10 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
11 1 (3.70%) Analyst
11 1 (3.70%) Content Manager
11 1 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
11 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
11 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 14 (51.85%) CSS
3 14 (51.85%) HTML
4 12 (44.44%) HTML5
5 11 (40.74%) jQuery
6 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (22.22%) CSS3
8 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 2 (7.41%) Ajax
10 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
10 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (7.41%) RESTful
10 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (3.70%) WCF
11 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Tandem
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) MVC
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Content Management
3 8 (29.63%) Web Development
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.70%) SEO
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C#
2 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Sitecore
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Alterian