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 28 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.

Sitecore CMS
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 489 528
Rank change year-on-year +13 +39  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 134 162 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.71% 1.66% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 118 89
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £390
% change year-on-year +8.10% -5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.25 -

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 7828 9742 9836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.09% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4985 6472 6152
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 243 324
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 28 June 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 28 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
England +33 129 £425 +6.25% 38
London +2 44 £434 +2.05% 8
South East +38 29 £400 +14.28% 6
East Midlands -1 13 £388 -1.58%
Hampshire +8 12 £438 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire +17 10 £400 - 3
Leeds +17 10 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +11 10 £400 - 3
North West +25 9 £325 +8.33% 10
South West -2 9 £425 +54.54% 4
Kent - 9 £340 -
Wiltshire +4 7 £425 +41.66%
East of England -10 7 £525 +16.66% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +82 6 £500 +60.00%
Tyne and Wear +79 6 £500 +60.00%
North East +79 6 £500 +60.00%
Swindon +4 6 £425 +41.66%
City of London -5 6 £375 -3.22% 2
Merseyside - 6 £325 - 2
Liverpool - 6 £325 - 2
Leicestershire - 6 £400 -
Berkshire +23 5 £450 +12.50%
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
West Malling - 4 £340 -
Manchester +11 3 £450 +50.00% 5
Southampton +4 3 £413 +3.12% 1
South Wales -4 3 £475 +52.00%
Wales -5 3 £475 +52.00%
Brentford - 3 £425 -
Scotland +14 2 £388 -13.88%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 249 (100.00%) CMS
1 249 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 163 (65.46%) .NET
3 123 (49.40%) C#
4 101 (40.56%) JavaScript
4 101 (40.56%) ASP.NET
5 94 (37.75%) HTML
6 92 (36.95%) CSS
7 89 (35.74%) MVC
8 84 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (25.30%) Content Management
9 63 (25.30%) jQuery
10 61 (24.50%) SQL Server
11 53 (21.29%) Microsoft
12 50 (20.08%) Umbraco
13 46 (18.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (17.67%) Web Development
15 43 (17.27%) TDD
15 43 (17.27%) SQL
16 38 (15.26%) HTML5
16 38 (15.26%) AngularJS
17 34 (13.65%) User Experience
17 34 (13.65%) Web Services
18 33 (13.25%) IIS
18 33 (13.25%) Scrum
19 32 (12.85%) Project Management
19 32 (12.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (12.85%) Front End Development
20 31 (12.45%) Visual Studio
21 29 (11.65%) Test Automation

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
1 249 (100.00%) CMS
2 50 (20.08%) Umbraco
3 33 (13.25%) IIS
4 17 (6.83%) EPiServer
5 13 (5.22%) Drupal
6 8 (3.21%) Apache Solr
6 8 (3.21%) Kentico
6 8 (3.21%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.81%) WordPress
8 6 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.01%) CoreMedia CMS
9 5 (2.01%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.20%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.80%) Confluence
12 1 (0.40%) DNN
12 1 (0.40%) Immediacy CMS
12 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.40%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.01%) Eloqua
3 4 (1.61%) Magento
4 3 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.40%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.40%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.21%) GitHub
3 2 (0.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.22%) HTTP
1 13 (5.22%) Internet
2 8 (3.21%) Intranet
3 2 (0.80%) Extranet
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.02%) MongoDB
2 15 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.82%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.61%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.80%) MySQL
6 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Anywhere
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (12.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (12.45%) Visual Studio
3 23 (9.24%) Selenium
4 22 (8.84%) Git (software)
5 18 (7.23%) WebDriver
6 12 (4.82%) Ant
6 12 (4.82%) Apache Ivy
6 12 (4.82%) Bitbucket
6 12 (4.82%) eggPlant
6 12 (4.82%) Gradle
6 12 (4.82%) JMeter
6 12 (4.82%) Maven
6 12 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (4.42%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.61%) Gatling
8 9 (3.61%) NeoLoad
8 9 (3.61%) ReSharper
9 8 (3.21%) JIRA
10 6 (2.41%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.01%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 24 (9.64%) Marketing
2 23 (9.24%) Finance
3 12 (4.82%) Advertising
3 12 (4.82%) Retail
4 4 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 155 (62.25%) Developer
2 79 (31.73%) .NET Developer
2 79 (31.73%) Sitecore Developer
3 28 (11.24%) C# Developer
4 27 (10.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (10.44%) CMS Developer
6 21 (8.43%) Architect
6 21 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 15 (6.02%) Analyst
8 12 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (4.02%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.61%) Lead Developer
11 8 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.21%) Sitecore Architect
12 7 (2.81%) EPiServer Developer
12 7 (2.81%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.81%) Tester
13 6 (2.41%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (65.46%) .NET
2 101 (40.56%) ASP.NET
3 94 (37.75%) HTML
4 92 (36.95%) CSS
5 63 (25.30%) jQuery
6 46 (18.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (15.26%) AngularJS
7 38 (15.26%) HTML5
8 34 (13.65%) Web Services
9 29 (11.65%) Ajax
9 29 (11.65%) CSS3
10 27 (10.84%) REST
11 26 (10.44%) XML
12 25 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (8.43%) .NET Framework
13 21 (8.43%) KnockoutJS
13 21 (8.43%) Sass
14 16 (6.43%) LINQ
14 16 (6.43%) XSLT
15 14 (5.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.65%) User Experience
2 21 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.43%) W3C
4 10 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.61%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.61%) Social Media
8 3 (1.20%) PMI
9 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.80%) RIA
10 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.04%) Windows
2 9 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.80%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.74%) MVC
2 84 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (25.30%) Content Management
4 44 (17.67%) Web Development
5 43 (17.27%) TDD
6 33 (13.25%) Scrum
7 32 (12.85%) Front End Development
7 32 (12.85%) Project Management
8 29 (11.65%) Test Automation
9 26 (10.44%) E-Commerce
10 25 (10.04%) BDD
11 23 (9.24%) OOP
12 19 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (7.23%) OO
14 17 (6.83%) SOLID
15 16 (6.43%) SEO
16 15 (6.02%) Analytics
17 14 (5.62%) CRM
18 12 (4.82%) Migration
18 12 (4.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 123 (49.40%) C#
2 101 (40.56%) JavaScript
3 43 (17.27%) SQL
4 19 (7.63%) Java
5 16 (6.43%) Ruby
6 15 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.82%) Groovy
7 12 (4.82%) Python
8 7 (2.81%) ActionScript
9 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.20%) C
10 3 (1.20%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.02%) Degree
2 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.80%) MCP
4 1 (0.40%) ISEB
4 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.61%) HP Fortify
2 4 (1.61%) Ansible
3 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.20%) Puppet
3 3 (1.20%) Terraform
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 249 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 53 (21.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.02%) Apple
4 13 (5.22%) Adobe
5 12 (4.82%) Splunk
6 10 (4.02%) HP
7 5 (2.01%) Marketo
8 4 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.20%) hybris
9 3 (1.20%) SAP
10 2 (0.80%) OpenText
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle
10 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.40%) Alterian
11 1 (0.40%) Demandware
11 1 (0.40%) Google
11 1 (0.40%) Nuxeo
11 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Telerik
11 1 (0.40%) Twitter
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