The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 119 135
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 18 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.71% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.59% 1.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 2
Median daily rate £375 £325 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -24.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +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 the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1129 1295 1166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.58% 43.87% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 798 701
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 103
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Sitecore
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 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in the South West

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sitecore in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sitecore in the South West

Sitecore
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire +12 10 £400 +28.00%
Bristol -6 6 £375 +15.38% 3
Dorset +7 1 £345 +72.50% 3
Sitecore
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 29 (80.56%) .NET
2 25 (69.44%) HTML
2 25 (69.44%) CMS
2 25 (69.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (63.89%) C#
4 23 (63.89%) CSS
5 22 (61.11%) ASP.NET
5 22 (61.11%) jQuery
6 21 (58.33%) Content Management
7 20 (55.56%) User Experience
8 19 (52.78%) Ajax
8 19 (52.78%) Finance
9 17 (47.22%) Sass
10 16 (44.44%) Visual Studio
10 16 (44.44%) Web Development
10 16 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (41.67%) IIS
11 15 (41.67%) Windows
12 14 (38.89%) Apple
12 14 (38.89%) W3C
13 12 (33.33%) XSLT
14 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (30.56%) Front End Development
15 10 (27.78%) MVC
16 7 (19.44%) Banking
16 7 (19.44%) Web Analytics
16 7 (19.44%) Internet
16 7 (19.44%) Flash
16 7 (19.44%) ActionScript

Sitecore
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 25 (69.44%) CMS
1 25 (69.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 15 (41.67%) IIS
3 4 (11.11%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.78%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 16 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (83.33%) Developer
1 30 (83.33%) Sitecore Developer
2 10 (27.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Content Editor
4 2 (5.56%) Digital Content Editor
4 2 (5.56%) Digital Editor
4 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Content Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Digital Content Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Digital Designer
5 1 (2.78%) EPiServer Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Sitecore Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (80.56%) .NET
2 25 (69.44%) HTML
3 23 (63.89%) CSS
4 22 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 22 (61.11%) jQuery
5 19 (52.78%) Ajax
6 17 (47.22%) Sass
7 12 (33.33%) XSLT
8 7 (19.44%) Flash
9 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (13.89%) Classic ASP
9 5 (13.89%) XML
9 5 (13.89%) XSL
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.56%) WCF
11 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
11 1 (2.78%) JSON
11 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) User Experience
2 14 (38.89%) W3C
3 2 (5.56%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Content Management
2 16 (44.44%) Web Development
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (30.56%) Front End Development
4 10 (27.78%) MVC
5 7 (19.44%) Analytics
5 7 (19.44%) Web Analytics
6 3 (8.33%) Content Writing
7 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Scrum
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Time Management
8 1 (2.78%) BDD
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.78%) TDD
8 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 23 (63.89%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) ActionScript
4 4 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Apple
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle