The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 27 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 / South West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 131 133
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 14 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.08% 1.84% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Median daily rate £375 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.65% -9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £363 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  
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 South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 455 488 516
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.33% 16.43% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 343 308
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 20
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.27% +26.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £9.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.85 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

Sitecore CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore CMS in the South West

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sitecore CMS in the South West over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sitecore CMS in the South West

Sitecore CMS
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire +8 9 £405 -
Somerset +3 3 £300 +6.66%
Bristol +5 2 £475 +58.33% 1
Sitecore CMS
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for Sitecore CMS.

1 32 (100.00%) CMS
1 32 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 28 (87.50%) C#
2 28 (87.50%) .NET
3 26 (81.25%) ASP.NET
4 25 (78.13%) Content Management
5 23 (71.88%) HTML
6 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
6 22 (68.75%) CSS
7 21 (65.63%) Finance
7 21 (65.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (65.63%) Sass
7 21 (65.63%) jQuery
8 20 (62.50%) Ajax
8 20 (62.50%) Visual Studio
9 19 (59.38%) Windows
9 19 (59.38%) IIS
9 19 (59.38%) W3C
9 19 (59.38%) User Experience
10 18 (56.25%) Apple
10 18 (56.25%) Web Development
11 17 (53.13%) XSLT
12 16 (50.00%) Flash
13 15 (46.88%) ActionScript
13 15 (46.88%) Internet
14 11 (34.38%) Front End Development
15 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
16 4 (12.50%) Umbraco
16 4 (12.50%) MVC
16 4 (12.50%) Banking

Sitecore CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 32 (100.00%) CMS
2 19 (59.38%) IIS
3 4 (12.50%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.13%) Kentico
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 24 (75.00%) Sitecore Developer
3 11 (34.38%) .NET Developer
4 10 (31.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (21.88%) C# Developer
6 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) CMS Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Content Editor
7 2 (6.25%) Digital Content Editor
7 2 (6.25%) Digital Editor
8 1 (3.13%) Content Designer
8 1 (3.13%) Designer
8 1 (3.13%) Digital Content Designer
8 1 (3.13%) Digital Designer
8 1 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (87.50%) .NET
2 26 (81.25%) ASP.NET
3 23 (71.88%) HTML
4 22 (68.75%) CSS
5 21 (65.63%) jQuery
5 21 (65.63%) Sass
6 20 (62.50%) Ajax
7 17 (53.13%) XSLT
8 16 (50.00%) Flash
9 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (6.25%) WCF
10 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
10 1 (3.13%) JSON
10 1 (3.13%) LINQ
10 1 (3.13%) WPF
10 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (59.38%) User Experience
1 19 (59.38%) W3C
2 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Content Management
2 18 (56.25%) Web Development
3 11 (34.38%) Front End Development
4 4 (12.50%) MVC
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Analytics
5 3 (9.38%) Content Writing
5 3 (9.38%) Web Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.13%) BDD
7 1 (3.13%) BPMN
7 1 (3.13%) Cross-Platform Development
7 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
7 1 (3.13%) TDD
7 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) C#
2 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 15 (46.88%) ActionScript
4 2 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 18 (56.25%) Apple
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) OpenText