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 28 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.

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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 119 135
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 18 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.52% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.72% 1.29% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 7
Median daily rate £410 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

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 1047 1165 1237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.72% 40.01% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 757 732
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 73 74
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.00% -0.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £46.24 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 28 March 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 28 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
Wiltshire +7 12 £413 +50.00%
Somerset +2 4 £325 +13.04%
Bristol +4 2 £450 +50.00% 3
Sitecore
England

Sitecore
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 37 (88.10%) C#
2 33 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 29 (69.05%) .NET
3 29 (69.05%) CMS
3 29 (69.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
5 25 (59.52%) Finance
6 23 (54.76%) Content Management
6 23 (54.76%) CSS
7 22 (52.38%) HTML
8 21 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (50.00%) Sass
9 20 (47.62%) Ajax
9 20 (47.62%) jQuery
10 19 (45.24%) Visual Studio
10 19 (45.24%) W3C
10 19 (45.24%) Windows
11 18 (42.86%) IIS
12 17 (40.48%) Flash
12 17 (40.48%) XSLT
12 17 (40.48%) Web Development
12 17 (40.48%) Apple
12 17 (40.48%) User Experience
13 15 (35.71%) Internet
13 15 (35.71%) ActionScript
14 12 (28.57%) Front End Development
15 8 (19.05%) MVC
16 7 (16.67%) Banking
17 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
18 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development

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 29 (69.05%) CMS
1 29 (69.05%) Sitecore CMS
2 18 (42.86%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.38%) Kentico
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (45.24%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (88.10%) Developer
2 34 (80.95%) Sitecore Developer
3 15 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 11 (26.19%) .NET Developer
5 10 (23.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.76%) CMS Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Content Editor
9 2 (4.76%) Digital Content Editor
9 2 (4.76%) Digital Editor
10 1 (2.38%) ASP Developer
10 1 (2.38%) CRM Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Manual Tester
10 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.38%) Senior Sitecore Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (2.38%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 23 (54.76%) CSS
4 22 (52.38%) HTML
5 21 (50.00%) Sass
6 20 (47.62%) Ajax
6 20 (47.62%) jQuery
7 17 (40.48%) Flash
7 17 (40.48%) XSLT
8 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.76%) WCF
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
9 1 (2.38%) JSON
9 1 (2.38%) LINQ
9 1 (2.38%) Web Services
9 1 (2.38%) WPF
9 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) W3C
2 17 (40.48%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) RIA
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Content Management
2 17 (40.48%) Web Development
3 12 (28.57%) Front End Development
4 8 (19.05%) MVC
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.76%) Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) BPMN
6 2 (4.76%) Content Writing
6 2 (4.76%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (4.76%) TDD
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Web Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.38%) BDD
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) C#
2 33 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 15 (35.71%) ActionScript
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Apple
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) OpenText