Period
to 28 February 2020

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 6 months to 28 February 2020 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
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 520 578 484
Rank change year-on-year +58 -94 -31
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 203 316 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.75% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 220 317
UK median daily rate £444 £433 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.60% -1.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £356 £299
90th Percentile £550 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
UK median hourly rate £31.94 £41.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.04% +5.06% -7.06%
10th Percentile £30.93 £24.11 £18.00
90th Percentile £41.74 £78.57 £60.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% +211.11% -

Sitecore is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 28,927 42,041 42,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.83% 42.52% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,649 26,011 26,559
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £231
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,536 1,426
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +1.16%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.69% -3.03%

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sitecore as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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 15 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 6 months to 28 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 183 £444 +1.43% 59
London +107 106 £450 - 20
UK excluding London +20 92 £413 -2.94% 43
South West +30 23 £325 -18.75% 4
South East +32 20 £413 -5.71% 8
North of England +31 18 £413 -1.49% 19
North West +30 10 £450 +5.88% 5
Scotland +24 10 £475 +47.29% 4
East of England +24 8 £550 +10.00% 3
Midlands +50 7 £525 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +46 6 £513 +22.39% 3
Yorkshire +25 6 £395 -5.67% 11
Wales - 6 £375 -
North East +32 2 £313 -21.88% 3
East Midlands +35 1 £550 +29.41% 2

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Sitecore also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Sitecore.

1 106 (52.22%) .NET
2 81 (39.90%) CMS
2 81 (39.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 77 (37.93%) Azure
4 76 (37.44%) C#
5 70 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (31.53%) HTML
7 63 (31.03%) JavaScript
8 52 (25.62%) CSS
9 49 (24.14%) MVC
10 41 (20.20%) ASP.NET
11 37 (18.23%) Content Management
11 37 (18.23%) User Experience
12 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
13 34 (16.75%) Umbraco
14 33 (16.26%) DevOps
15 30 (14.78%) SQL
16 28 (13.79%) CRM
16 28 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (12.81%) React
17 26 (12.81%) AngularJS
18 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (10.84%) HTML5
20 20 (9.85%) Marketing
20 20 (9.85%) Wireframes
21 19 (9.36%) Grunt
21 19 (9.36%) SQL Server
21 19 (9.36%) E-Commerce
22 18 (8.87%) Web Development

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 81 (39.90%) CMS
1 81 (39.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 34 (16.75%) Umbraco
3 13 (6.40%) IIS
3 13 (6.40%) Kentico
4 11 (5.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (4.43%) EPiServer
6 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.45%) WordPress
8 6 (2.96%) Drupal
8 6 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.48%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.49%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 17 (8.37%) Photoshop
2 11 (5.42%) Sketch
3 6 (2.96%) Adobe After Effects
3 6 (2.96%) InDesign
4 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.97%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.99%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.99%) InVision
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (7.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.45%) Magento
3 3 (1.48%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.99%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.49%) Shopify
5 1 (0.49%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 77 (37.93%) Azure
2 17 (8.37%) PaaS
3 9 (4.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 9 (4.43%) AWS
3 9 (4.43%) npm
4 8 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.97%) GCP
6 3 (1.48%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.48%) prismic.io
7 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.99%) Office 365
7 2 (0.99%) Serverless
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.49%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.49%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.49%) GitHub
8 1 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) DNS
1 1 (0.49%) Intranet
1 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (9.36%) Grunt
2 17 (8.37%) gulp
3 16 (7.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (7.39%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.39%) TeamCity
5 11 (5.42%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.96%) Subversion
6 6 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (2.96%) webpack
7 4 (1.97%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.97%) Bower
7 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.48%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.99%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.99%) Maven
9 2 (0.99%) Mocha
9 2 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 20 (9.85%) Marketing
2 12 (5.91%) Finance
3 9 (4.43%) Retail
4 3 (1.48%) Advertising
4 3 (1.48%) Banking
4 3 (1.48%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
5 2 (0.99%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Avionics
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) French Language
6 1 (0.49%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.49%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (55.67%) Developer
2 66 (32.51%) Sitecore Developer
3 21 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 19 (9.36%) Consultant
5 17 (8.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (7.88%) Designer
7 15 (7.39%) Architect
8 9 (4.43%) Digital Designer
8 9 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.45%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.45%) CMS Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Sitecore Architect
10 6 (2.96%) Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (2.96%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Sitecore Consultant
11 5 (2.46%) Azure Consultant
11 5 (2.46%) Content Editor
11 5 (2.46%) Web Developer
12 4 (1.97%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (52.22%) .NET
2 64 (31.53%) HTML
3 52 (25.62%) CSS
4 41 (20.20%) ASP.NET
5 26 (12.81%) AngularJS
5 26 (12.81%) React
6 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (10.84%) HTML5
8 17 (8.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (6.90%) Sass
10 13 (6.40%) Web Services
11 12 (5.91%) .NET Framework
12 11 (5.42%) jQuery
13 8 (3.94%) Razor View Engine
13 8 (3.94%) REST
14 7 (3.45%) CSS3
14 7 (3.45%) Vue.js
14 7 (3.45%) XML
15 6 (2.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.23%) User Experience
2 10 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.96%) W3C
4 5 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.46%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.99%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Life Science
7 1 (0.49%) RIA
7 1 (0.49%) Social Media
7 1 (0.49%) Tandem
7 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.97%) Windows
2 3 (1.48%) VMS
3 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.14%) MVC
3 37 (18.23%) Content Management
4 33 (16.26%) DevOps
5 28 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (13.79%) CRM
6 20 (9.85%) Wireframes
7 19 (9.36%) E-Commerce
8 18 (8.87%) Web Development
9 13 (6.40%) Front End Development
9 13 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.40%) Project Management
10 12 (5.91%) TDD
11 11 (5.42%) Analytics
11 11 (5.42%) Scrum
11 11 (5.42%) Unit Testing
12 10 (4.93%) B2C
12 10 (4.93%) Load Balancing
12 10 (4.93%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 76 (37.44%) C#
2 63 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 30 (14.78%) SQL
4 7 (3.45%) Java
4 7 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.96%) ES6
5 6 (2.96%) PHP
6 3 (1.48%) Python
7 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.49%) Ada
8 1 (0.49%) ES7
8 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (2.96%) Degree
2 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.99%) MCSD
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.49%) HND
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.48%) Ansible
1 3 (1.48%) Terraform
2 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.88%) Adobe
3 14 (6.90%) Google
4 12 (5.91%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle
5 5 (2.46%) Siebel
6 4 (1.97%) hybris
7 2 (0.99%) Alias
7 2 (0.99%) IBM
7 2 (0.99%) SAP
8 1 (0.49%) Agnitio
8 1 (0.49%) Dell
8 1 (0.49%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.49%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.49%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.49%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.49%) Xamarin