The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 515 499
Rank change year-on-year +46 -16  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 131 140 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.65% 1.45% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 109 108
Median daily rate £375 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7921 9685 9849
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.04% 17.34% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5130 6283 5931
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £397 £375
% change year-on-year +0.75% +5.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 223 374
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.95 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.04% -13.75%  

Sitecore CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore CMS in the UK

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sitecore CMS over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sitecore CMS in the UK

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sitecore CMS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sitecore CMS in the UK

Sitecore CMS
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +53 120 £375 -9.09% 43
London -21 30 £395 -7.05% 16
South East +37 29 £388 -22.50% 12
South West +5 14 £375 +27.65% 2
Hampshire +16 12 £388 -26.19%
North West +38 11 £325 -12.57% 10
Yorkshire +23 10 £363 +8.20%
West Yorkshire +22 10 £363 +8.20%
Leeds +21 10 £363 +8.20%
East Midlands +1 10 - -
Wiltshire +7 9 £405 -
Scotland +28 8 £338 -25.00% 3
Swindon +5 8 £410 -
Berkshire +31 7 £500 +81.81% 1
North East - 7 £500 - 1
Liverpool - 7 £325 - 3
Merseyside - 7 £325 - 3
East of England -5 6 £400 -11.11%
Bracknell - 6 £500 -
Cambridgeshire +16 5 £300 -
City of London -7 5 £375 -6.25% 7
Tyne and Wear - 5 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £350 - 2
Manchester +13 4 £376 +1.21% 6
Kent - 4 £340 - 1
West Malling - 4 £340 -
Cambridge +7 3 £525 -
Somerset +7 3 £300 +6.66%
Edinburgh +3 3 £325 -27.77% 1

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Sitecore CMS.

1 234 (100.00%) CMS
1 234 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 155 (66.24%) .NET
3 123 (52.56%) C#
4 102 (43.59%) ASP.NET
5 95 (40.60%) JavaScript
6 90 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (38.03%) HTML
8 84 (35.90%) CSS
9 77 (32.91%) MVC
10 66 (28.21%) jQuery
11 61 (26.07%) Content Management
12 56 (23.93%) SQL Server
13 54 (23.08%) Umbraco
14 48 (20.51%) TDD
15 44 (18.80%) Microsoft
16 43 (18.38%) Web Development
17 42 (17.95%) SQL
18 40 (17.09%) ASP.NET MVC
19 39 (16.67%) Scrum
20 37 (15.81%) Ajax
21 33 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
21 33 (14.10%) AngularJS
22 32 (13.68%) User Experience
23 30 (12.82%) IIS
24 29 (12.39%) XML
24 29 (12.39%) Visual Studio
24 29 (12.39%) REST
25 28 (11.97%) Front End Development
25 28 (11.97%) Project Management

Sitecore CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 234 (100.00%) CMS
2 54 (23.08%) Umbraco
3 30 (12.82%) IIS
4 17 (7.26%) EPiServer
5 13 (5.56%) Drupal
6 12 (5.13%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.85%) Kentico
8 7 (2.99%) Apache Solr
9 6 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.71%) CoreMedia CMS
11 4 (1.71%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.71%) WordPress
12 3 (1.28%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.85%) Content Management Server
13 2 (0.85%) DNN
13 2 (0.85%) Immediacy CMS
13 2 (0.85%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.43%) Apache
14 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.71%) Magento
3 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.85%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.71%) GitHub
4 2 (0.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.40%) Internet
2 16 (6.84%) HTTP
3 9 (3.85%) Intranet
4 2 (0.85%) Extranet
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.43%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.85%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) DTS
6 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (12.39%) Visual Studio
3 20 (8.55%) Selenium
4 18 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 15 (6.41%) Git (software)
6 14 (5.98%) Ant
6 14 (5.98%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (5.98%) Bitbucket
6 14 (5.98%) eggPlant
6 14 (5.98%) Gradle
6 14 (5.98%) JMeter
6 14 (5.98%) Maven
7 8 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.56%) JIRA
8 6 (2.56%) ReSharper
9 5 (2.14%) Gatling
9 5 (2.14%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.14%) NeoLoad
9 5 (2.14%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.14%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (11.54%) Finance
2 17 (7.26%) Marketing
3 13 (5.56%) Retail
4 11 (4.70%) Advertising
5 4 (1.71%) Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 157 (67.09%) Developer
2 83 (35.47%) .NET Developer
3 79 (33.76%) Sitecore Developer
4 34 (14.53%) C# Developer
5 32 (13.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (8.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (7.69%) Architect
8 17 (7.26%) CMS Developer
9 16 (6.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (5.56%) Analyst
11 10 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.42%) Content Editor
13 8 (3.42%) Developer in Test
13 8 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.42%) Sitecore Architect
14 7 (2.99%) .NET Architect
14 7 (2.99%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.99%) Umbraco Developer
14 7 (2.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (66.24%) .NET
2 102 (43.59%) ASP.NET
3 89 (38.03%) HTML
4 84 (35.90%) CSS
5 66 (28.21%) jQuery
6 40 (17.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (15.81%) Ajax
8 33 (14.10%) AngularJS
9 29 (12.39%) REST
9 29 (12.39%) XML
10 26 (11.11%) .NET Framework
11 24 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (10.26%) HTML5
12 23 (9.83%) Sass
13 20 (8.55%) XSLT
14 19 (8.12%) KnockoutJS
14 19 (8.12%) Web Services
15 18 (7.69%) JSON
15 18 (7.69%) LINQ
16 17 (7.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.68%) User Experience
2 20 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (8.55%) W3C
3 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.28%) Social Media
6 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.85%) RIA
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.43%) Streaming Music
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.54%) Windows
2 7 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.85%) MVS
4 1 (0.43%) Android
4 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.91%) MVC
3 61 (26.07%) Content Management
4 48 (20.51%) TDD
5 43 (18.38%) Web Development
6 39 (16.67%) Scrum
7 28 (11.97%) Front End Development
7 28 (11.97%) Project Management
8 25 (10.68%) BDD
9 22 (9.40%) OOP
10 21 (8.97%) OO
11 19 (8.12%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.41%) Migration
12 15 (6.41%) SOLID
13 13 (5.56%) Analytics
13 13 (5.56%) Test Automation
14 12 (5.13%) Automated Testing
14 12 (5.13%) Manual Testing
14 12 (5.13%) Security Testing
14 12 (5.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 123 (52.56%) C#
2 95 (40.60%) JavaScript
3 42 (17.95%) SQL
4 20 (8.55%) Java
5 18 (7.69%) Ruby
5 18 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.41%) ActionScript
7 14 (5.98%) Groovy
7 14 (5.98%) Python
8 9 (3.85%) C++
9 8 (3.42%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.28%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.43%) C
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
11 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (3.42%) Degree
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.85%) MCSD
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.14%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.85%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 234 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 44 (18.80%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.12%) Apple
4 14 (5.98%) Adobe
4 14 (5.98%) Splunk
5 5 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (1.28%) OpenText
7 2 (0.85%) Alterian
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle
7 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.85%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.43%) Demandware
8 1 (0.43%) Google
8 1 (0.43%) Marketo
8 1 (0.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Telerik
8 1 (0.43%) Twitter
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