The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 167 152
Rank change year-on-year +47 -15  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.050% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.76% 0.29% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Median daily rate £325 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £389
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

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 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 398 693 614
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.23% 17.23% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 390 320
Median daily rate £361 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.50% +14.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.05 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

Sitecore CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore CMS in the North West

Sitecore CMS
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 Sitecore CMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Merseyside - 7 £325 - 2
Manchester +17 4 £376 +0.33% 7
Sitecore CMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Sitecore CMS.

1 20 (100.00%) CMS
1 20 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) MVC
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (55.00%) Umbraco
4 10 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (35.00%) HTML
6 7 (35.00%) CSS
6 7 (35.00%) Web Development
6 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (35.00%) jQuery
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
8 5 (25.00%) EPiServer
8 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) OO
9 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Content Management
10 3 (15.00%) Spring
10 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Test Management
10 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
10 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server

Sitecore CMS
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 20 (100.00%) CMS
2 11 (55.00%) Umbraco
3 5 (25.00%) EPiServer
4 3 (15.00%) Kentico
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 12 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Sitecore Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) CMS Developer
5 3 (15.00%) EPiServer Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Angular Developer
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (35.00%) CSS
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
3 7 (35.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (30.00%) Entity Framework
5 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (15.00%) REST
6 3 (15.00%) Spring
7 2 (10.00%) CSS3
7 2 (10.00%) HTML5
7 2 (10.00%) LINQ
7 2 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (10.00%) WCF
8 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) Web Development
3 4 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) OOD
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
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