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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sitecore CMS
UK
Rank 483 531 478
Rank change year-on-year +48 -53  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 110 113 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.40% 1.23% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 106
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.07% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 7873 9158 9155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 17.21% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 5821 5421
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 226 324
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
England +20 101 £400 +3.22% 42
South East +34 28 £395 +1.93% 3
London +3 28 £450 - 18
South West +7 16 £413 +37.50% 2
Berkshire +34 14 £450 +80.00% 1
Wiltshire +11 12 £413 -
Swindon +9 11 £413 -
Bracknell - 10 £450 -
Hampshire +13 8 £368 -28.29%
North West +27 7 £356 -3.71% 13
East of England +3 7 £500 +25.00% 4
Scotland - 7 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire +12 5 £300 -
Yorkshire +8 5 £375 +7.14% 1
Leeds +3 5 £375 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire +2 5 £375 +7.14% 1
Merseyside - 5 £338 - 4
North East - 5 £530 -
Liverpool - 5 £338 - 4
City of London 0 4 £425 +25.83% 3
Edinburgh - 4 £325 - 1
Nottingham +12 3 - -
Cambridge +8 3 £525 -
Nottinghamshire +7 3 - -
Somerset -2 3 £300 +4.34%
Bath -2 3 £300 +4.34%
East Midlands -4 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £335 -
Reading +16 2 £275 -

Sitecore CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 221 (100.00%) CMS
1 221 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 153 (69.23%) .NET
3 129 (58.37%) C#
4 104 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 100 (45.25%) JavaScript
6 96 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (39.82%) HTML
8 86 (38.91%) CSS
9 73 (33.03%) MVC
10 64 (28.96%) Umbraco
11 62 (28.05%) jQuery
12 61 (27.60%) Content Management
13 54 (24.43%) SQL Server
14 46 (20.81%) TDD
15 41 (18.55%) Web Development
16 39 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (17.19%) SQL
18 37 (16.74%) Microsoft
18 37 (16.74%) AngularJS
19 35 (15.84%) Scrum
19 35 (15.84%) Ajax
20 33 (14.93%) XML
21 30 (13.57%) .NET Framework
21 30 (13.57%) BDD
22 29 (13.12%) REST
22 29 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
23 26 (11.76%) Finance
24 25 (11.31%) Visual Studio
24 25 (11.31%) Front End Development

Sitecore CMS
Top Related 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
1 221 (100.00%) CMS
2 64 (28.96%) Umbraco
3 23 (10.41%) IIS
4 22 (9.95%) EPiServer
5 15 (6.79%) Kentico
6 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.43%) Drupal
8 8 (3.62%) Sitefinity
9 7 (3.17%) DNN
9 7 (3.17%) Immediacy CMS
10 5 (2.26%) Apache Solr
10 5 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (1.36%) WordPress
13 2 (0.90%) Content Management Server
14 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Magento
2 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.90%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.36%) GitHub
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.05%) HTTP
1 20 (9.05%) Internet
2 6 (2.71%) Intranet
3 2 (0.90%) Extranet
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.07%) NoSQL
2 9 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.81%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.45%) DTS
6 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (11.31%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.60%) Selenium
3 19 (8.60%) WebDriver
4 16 (7.24%) Ant
4 16 (7.24%) Apache Ivy
4 16 (7.24%) Bitbucket
4 16 (7.24%) eggPlant
4 16 (7.24%) Gradle
4 16 (7.24%) JMeter
4 16 (7.24%) Maven
5 14 (6.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.26%) Gatling
7 5 (2.26%) JIRA
7 5 (2.26%) NeoLoad
8 4 (1.81%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.81%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.36%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (11.76%) Finance
2 14 (6.33%) Marketing
3 10 (4.52%) Advertising
4 8 (3.62%) Retail
5 4 (1.81%) Publishing
6 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 163 (73.76%) Developer
2 88 (39.82%) Sitecore Developer
3 76 (34.39%) .NET Developer
4 37 (16.74%) C# Developer
5 34 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (10.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (10.41%) CMS Developer
7 20 (9.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 18 (8.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (6.79%) Architect
10 11 (4.98%) Analyst
11 10 (4.52%) Developer in Test
11 10 (4.52%) Sitecore Architect
12 9 (4.07%) EPiServer Developer
13 8 (3.62%) .NET Architect
14 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 7 (3.17%) Content Editor
15 6 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
15 6 (2.71%) Umbraco Developer
15 6 (2.71%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (69.23%) .NET
2 104 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 88 (39.82%) HTML
4 86 (38.91%) CSS
5 62 (28.05%) jQuery
6 39 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (16.74%) AngularJS
8 35 (15.84%) Ajax
9 33 (14.93%) XML
10 30 (13.57%) .NET Framework
11 29 (13.12%) REST
12 23 (10.41%) HTML5
13 21 (9.50%) JSON
14 20 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (9.05%) Sass
15 19 (8.60%) LINQ
16 18 (8.14%) XSLT
17 16 (7.24%) Flash
17 16 (7.24%) KnockoutJS
18 14 (6.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.86%) User Experience
2 18 (8.14%) W3C
3 14 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.26%) Tandem
5 3 (1.36%) Social Media
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.90%) RIA
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.45%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.45%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.95%) Windows
2 4 (1.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.90%) MVS
4 1 (0.45%) Android
4 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (33.03%) MVC
3 61 (27.60%) Content Management
4 46 (20.81%) TDD
5 41 (18.55%) Web Development
6 35 (15.84%) Scrum
7 30 (13.57%) BDD
8 25 (11.31%) Front End Development
9 24 (10.86%) Project Management
10 23 (10.41%) OO
11 21 (9.50%) OOP
12 14 (6.33%) Visualisation
13 13 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 13 (5.88%) Manual Testing
13 13 (5.88%) Security Testing
13 13 (5.88%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.98%) Migration
14 11 (4.98%) SOLID
15 10 (4.52%) Analytics
15 10 (4.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 129 (58.37%) C#
2 100 (45.25%) JavaScript
3 38 (17.19%) SQL
4 18 (8.14%) Java
4 18 (8.14%) Ruby
5 16 (7.24%) Groovy
5 16 (7.24%) Python
6 15 (6.79%) ActionScript
6 15 (6.79%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.43%) VB.NET
8 11 (4.98%) C++
9 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (2.26%) Degree
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.90%) MCSD
4 1 (0.45%) ISEB
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.26%) HP Fortify
2 3 (1.36%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 221 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 37 (16.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.69%) Apple
4 16 (7.24%) Splunk
5 9 (4.07%) Adobe
6 7 (3.17%) Alterian
7 6 (2.71%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.26%) HP
9 3 (1.36%) OpenText
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle
10 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.45%) Google
11 1 (0.45%) Telerik
11 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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