The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 371 466
Rank change year-on-year +34 +95  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 284 295 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 1.22% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 218 137
Median daily rate £409 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.56% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.25 -
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20263 24158 24977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.93% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12302 14876 14615
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 822 1125
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in the UK

Sitecore
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sitecore over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sitecore in the UK

Sitecore
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sitecore in the UK

Sitecore
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +70 276 £409 +2.18% 58
London -5 84 £450 +5.88% 16
South East +63 60 £400 -11.11% 9
North West +30 32 £325 - 14
Hampshire +37 31 £438 +9.37% 1
East Midlands +11 26 £400 -5.88% 2
West Yorkshire +29 22 £330 -5.71% 2
Leeds +27 22 £330 -5.71% 2
Yorkshire +23 22 £330 -5.71% 2
North East +86 20 £500 +53.84% 1
Tyne and Wear +94 18 £496 +52.69% 1
South West 0 18 £375 +15.38% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +95 17 £493 +51.53% 1
Merseyside +13 15 £325 -8.45% 3
Manchester +8 15 £431 +43.75% 8
Liverpool +13 14 £325 -13.33% 3
Kent +10 13 £351 -21.94%
Berkshire +23 10 £450 -2.70% 1
Wiltshire +10 10 £400 +28.00%
Leicestershire 0 10 £400 -6.97%
City of London -3 10 £420 +1.81% 4
East of England -16 10 £530 +17.77% 4
Winchester +16 9 £439 +29.04%
Swindon +7 9 £425 +41.66%
Bristol -5 6 £375 +15.38% 3
Luton -7 6 £543 +24.00%
Bedfordshire -18 6 £543 +20.55%
Surrey +7 5 £375 -21.05% 5
Scotland +12 4 £375 -16.66% 1
Bracknell - 4 £450 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 341 (69.03%) .NET
2 248 (50.20%) CMS
2 248 (50.20%) Sitecore CMS
3 236 (47.77%) C#
4 186 (37.65%) MVC
5 176 (35.63%) ASP.NET
6 164 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
7 158 (31.98%) JavaScript
8 136 (27.53%) HTML
9 131 (26.52%) CSS
10 97 (19.64%) SQL Server
11 89 (18.02%) jQuery
12 86 (17.41%) TDD
13 85 (17.21%) Microsoft
14 75 (15.18%) SQL
15 69 (13.97%) Content Management
16 67 (13.56%) Scrum
17 63 (12.75%) Web Development
18 62 (12.55%) Web Services
19 61 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
20 59 (11.94%) BDD
20 59 (11.94%) REST
21 57 (11.54%) Umbraco
22 49 (9.92%) HTML5
23 47 (9.51%) User Experience
24 46 (9.31%) AngularJS
25 44 (8.91%) Front End Development
25 44 (8.91%) Project Management
26 43 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
27 42 (8.50%) Finance

Sitecore
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
1 248 (50.20%) CMS
1 248 (50.20%) Sitecore CMS
2 57 (11.54%) Umbraco
3 37 (7.49%) IIS
4 20 (4.05%) EPiServer
5 16 (3.24%) Apache Solr
5 16 (3.24%) Drupal
6 14 (2.83%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.62%) Kentico
8 7 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.42%) WordPress
9 6 (1.21%) Confluence
9 6 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.01%) CoreMedia CMS
10 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.61%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.40%) LiveLink
14 1 (0.20%) DNN
14 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.01%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.01%) Magento
3 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.20%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.42%) GitHub
4 4 (0.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.40%) IaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Office 365
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.04%) HTTP
2 14 (2.83%) Internet
3 9 (1.82%) Intranet
4 2 (0.40%) Extranet
4 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) LDAP
5 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.05%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.43%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.81%) Couchbase
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.61%) MySQL
6 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.20%) MS Access
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Anywhere
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.87%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.87%) Selenium
4 24 (4.86%) WebDriver
5 22 (4.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (3.64%) TeamCity
7 17 (3.44%) Bitbucket
8 14 (2.83%) Ant
8 14 (2.83%) Apache Ivy
8 14 (2.83%) eggPlant
8 14 (2.83%) Gradle
8 14 (2.83%) JMeter
8 14 (2.83%) Maven
9 12 (2.43%) JIRA
10 9 (1.82%) Gatling
10 9 (1.82%) NeoLoad
10 9 (1.82%) ReSharper
10 9 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.42%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (8.50%) Finance
2 29 (5.87%) Marketing
3 20 (4.05%) Retail
4 19 (3.85%) Advertising
5 8 (1.62%) Banking
6 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 328 (66.40%) Developer
2 232 (46.96%) Sitecore Developer
3 126 (25.51%) .NET Developer
4 47 (9.51%) C# Developer
5 44 (8.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 41 (8.30%) Architect
7 31 (6.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 25 (5.06%) CMS Developer
8 25 (5.06%) Sitecore Architect
9 24 (4.86%) Analyst
10 16 (3.24%) Consultant
10 16 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 15 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (2.83%) Agile Developer
12 14 (2.83%) Sitecore Consultant
13 13 (2.63%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.63%) Team Leader
14 11 (2.23%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (69.03%) .NET
2 176 (35.63%) ASP.NET
3 136 (27.53%) HTML
4 131 (26.52%) CSS
5 89 (18.02%) jQuery
6 62 (12.55%) Web Services
7 61 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 59 (11.94%) REST
9 49 (9.92%) HTML5
10 46 (9.31%) AngularJS
11 41 (8.30%) Ajax
11 41 (8.30%) XML
12 38 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 37 (7.49%) CSS3
14 28 (5.67%) .NET Framework
15 24 (4.86%) Sass
16 22 (4.45%) LINQ
17 21 (4.25%) JSON
17 21 (4.25%) KnockoutJS
18 19 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.51%) User Experience
2 39 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.44%) W3C
5 15 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.21%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.01%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.81%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.81%) New Media
8 4 (0.81%) Social Media
9 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.61%) PMI
9 3 (0.61%) RIA
10 2 (0.40%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.20%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.20%) FMCG
11 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.87%) Windows
2 10 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.61%) Linux
4 2 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (37.65%) MVC
2 164 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (17.41%) TDD
4 69 (13.97%) Content Management
5 67 (13.56%) Scrum
6 63 (12.75%) Web Development
7 59 (11.94%) BDD
8 44 (8.91%) Front End Development
8 44 (8.91%) Project Management
9 35 (7.09%) Test Automation
10 30 (6.07%) OO
11 29 (5.87%) E-Commerce
12 27 (5.47%) OOP
13 26 (5.26%) SOLID
14 25 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (4.25%) Analytics
15 21 (4.25%) DevOps
15 21 (4.25%) Software Architecture
16 20 (4.05%) Software Engineering
17 18 (3.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 236 (47.77%) C#
2 158 (31.98%) JavaScript
3 75 (15.18%) SQL
4 28 (5.67%) T-SQL
5 23 (4.66%) Java
6 18 (3.64%) Ruby
7 15 (3.04%) Python
8 14 (2.83%) Groovy
9 10 (2.02%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.62%) ActionScript
11 6 (1.21%) PHP
12 5 (1.01%) C++
12 5 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.61%) C
14 2 (0.40%) VBA
15 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (3.64%) Degree
2 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.61%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.40%) MCP
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.20%) PMP
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.86%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (1.82%) HP Fortify
2 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.81%) Puppet
3 3 (0.61%) Ansible
3 3 (0.61%) Terraform
4 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 85 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.24%) Apple
3 15 (3.04%) Adobe
3 15 (3.04%) Splunk
4 10 (2.02%) HP
4 10 (2.02%) Oracle
5 6 (1.21%) Marketo
5 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.01%) hybris
7 4 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.61%) OpenText
8 3 (0.61%) SAP
9 2 (0.40%) CA
9 2 (0.40%) Google
9 2 (0.40%) New Relic
9 2 (0.40%) Siebel
9 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.20%) Demandware
10 1 (0.20%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.20%) Twitter
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