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 30 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.

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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 399 421
Rank change year-on-year +9 +22  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 217 253 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.07% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 188 148
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1011.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

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 20053 23695 24270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.77% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12380 14428 13767
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 802 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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 30 March 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 30 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 +10 201 £410 -3.52% 70
London -42 56 £413 -8.33% 27
South East +29 44 £400 -5.88% 7
North East +10 23 £508 +35.33% 3
North West +42 22 £325 -13.33% 16
South West +5 18 £400 +33.33% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 16 £508 +35.33% 2
Tyne and Wear +2 16 £508 +35.33% 2
Berkshire +32 15 £450 +24.13% 1
Hampshire +15 14 £370 -26.00% 1
East Midlands +4 14 £485 - 2
Nottinghamshire +17 12 £485 - 1
Nottingham +13 12 £485 - 1
Wiltshire +10 12 £411 +49.54%
Merseyside - 12 £313 - 4
Swindon +7 11 £413 -
Liverpool - 11 £325 - 4
Scotland - 11 £350 - 1
City of London +1 10 £350 -12.55% 6
East of England +6 9 £300 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire -3 9 £375 -16.66% 2
Manchester +14 8 £365 -2.66% 11
West Yorkshire +4 8 £375 -5.06% 2
Leeds -5 8 £375 -5.06% 2
Bracknell - 8 £450 -
Glasgow - 7 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +11 5 £300 - 1
Surrey +5 4 £388 -8.82% 4
Somerset +1 4 £325 +13.04%
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £438 +2.94%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 312 (67.97%) .NET
2 257 (55.99%) C#
3 220 (47.93%) Sitecore CMS
3 220 (47.93%) CMS
4 196 (42.70%) ASP.NET
5 165 (35.95%) JavaScript
5 165 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (34.86%) MVC
7 132 (28.76%) HTML
8 120 (26.14%) CSS
9 98 (21.35%) TDD
10 90 (19.61%) Microsoft
11 83 (18.08%) jQuery
12 82 (17.86%) SQL Server
13 77 (16.78%) Scrum
14 74 (16.12%) Umbraco
15 71 (15.47%) BDD
16 64 (13.94%) Content Management
17 60 (13.07%) SQL
18 57 (12.42%) Finance
19 52 (11.33%) Web Development
19 52 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
20 51 (11.11%) AngularJS
21 44 (9.59%) Ajax
22 43 (9.37%) OO
23 42 (9.15%) XML
24 40 (8.71%) HTML5
25 39 (8.50%) REST
26 36 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
27 33 (7.19%) Front End 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
1 220 (47.93%) CMS
1 220 (47.93%) Sitecore CMS
2 74 (16.12%) Umbraco
3 26 (5.66%) IIS
4 25 (5.45%) EPiServer
5 22 (4.79%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.49%) Kentico
7 15 (3.27%) Apache Solr
7 15 (3.27%) Drupal
8 8 (1.74%) Sitefinity
9 7 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.53%) DNN
9 7 (1.53%) Immediacy CMS
10 5 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.65%) WordPress
12 2 (0.44%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.22%) Apache
13 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.22%) FileNet
13 1 (0.22%) LiveLink
Applications
1 17 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Magento
3 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.09%) SaaS
4 4 (0.87%) GitHub
4 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.79%) Internet
2 21 (4.58%) HTTP
3 8 (1.74%) Intranet
4 2 (0.44%) Extranet
4 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) LAN
5 1 (0.22%) LDAP
5 1 (0.22%) Network Security
5 1 (0.22%) SSL
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
5 1 (0.22%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.05%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (1.96%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.65%) Couchbase
6 3 (0.65%) MySQL
7 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) DTS
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (6.54%) Visual Studio
3 22 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.79%) Selenium
4 20 (4.36%) WebDriver
5 18 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 16 (3.49%) Ant
7 16 (3.49%) Apache Ivy
7 16 (3.49%) eggPlant
7 16 (3.49%) Gradle
7 16 (3.49%) JMeter
7 16 (3.49%) Maven
8 13 (2.83%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.74%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.31%) JIRA
11 5 (1.09%) Gatling
11 5 (1.09%) NeoLoad
11 5 (1.09%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.65%) ReSharper
General
1 57 (12.42%) Finance
2 29 (6.32%) Advertising
3 21 (4.58%) Retail
4 16 (3.49%) Marketing
5 8 (1.74%) Banking
6 5 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.87%) Publishing
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 329 (71.68%) Developer
2 234 (50.98%) Sitecore Developer
3 119 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 61 (13.29%) C# Developer
5 46 (10.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 44 (9.59%) Architect
7 33 (7.19%) Sitecore Architect
8 28 (6.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 24 (5.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (4.79%) CMS Developer
11 21 (4.58%) Analyst
12 18 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 15 (3.27%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.05%) Agile Developer
16 12 (2.61%) Designer
16 12 (2.61%) EPiServer Developer
16 12 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
16 12 (2.61%) Senior Developer
17 11 (2.40%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (67.97%) .NET
2 196 (42.70%) ASP.NET
3 132 (28.76%) HTML
4 120 (26.14%) CSS
5 83 (18.08%) jQuery
6 52 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 51 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 44 (9.59%) Ajax
9 42 (9.15%) XML
10 40 (8.71%) HTML5
11 39 (8.50%) REST
12 33 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (6.97%) .NET Framework
14 30 (6.54%) Web Services
15 25 (5.45%) CSS3
16 24 (5.23%) LINQ
17 23 (5.01%) JSON
18 22 (4.79%) Sass
19 19 (4.14%) KnockoutJS
19 19 (4.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.19%) User Experience
2 19 (4.14%) W3C
3 16 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.09%) Tandem
6 4 (0.87%) Social Media
7 3 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.44%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.44%) RIA
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.22%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.22%) FMCG
9 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.22%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.23%) Windows
2 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.65%) MVS
4 2 (0.44%) Android
4 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.22%) Linux
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (34.86%) MVC
3 98 (21.35%) TDD
4 77 (16.78%) Scrum
5 71 (15.47%) BDD
6 64 (13.94%) Content Management
7 52 (11.33%) Web Development
8 43 (9.37%) OO
9 33 (7.19%) DevOps
9 33 (7.19%) Front End Development
10 28 (6.10%) Project Management
11 27 (5.88%) SOLID
12 25 (5.45%) Migration
13 23 (5.01%) OOP
14 16 (3.49%) Analytics
15 15 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (3.27%) Software Engineering
15 15 (3.27%) Visualisation
16 14 (3.05%) E-Commerce
16 14 (3.05%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (55.99%) C#
2 165 (35.95%) JavaScript
3 60 (13.07%) SQL
4 25 (5.45%) Java
5 24 (5.23%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.36%) Ruby
7 18 (3.92%) Python
8 16 (3.49%) Groovy
8 16 (3.49%) VB.NET
9 15 (3.27%) ActionScript
10 11 (2.40%) C++
11 3 (0.65%) PHP
11 3 (0.65%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.44%) C
12 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (1.74%) Degree
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.44%) MCSD
4 1 (0.22%) CCIE
4 1 (0.22%) CCNP
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.22%) ISEB
4 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.22%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.22%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.09%) HP Fortify
2 3 (0.65%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.92%) Splunk
3 17 (3.70%) Apple
4 15 (3.27%) Adobe
5 14 (3.05%) Oracle
6 7 (1.53%) Alterian
7 5 (1.09%) HP
7 5 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.87%) Google
8 4 (0.87%) OpenText
9 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.44%) CA
10 2 (0.44%) New Relic
10 2 (0.44%) Omniture
11 1 (0.22%) Aruba
11 1 (0.22%) Demandware
11 1 (0.22%) Marketo
11 1 (0.22%) Pardot
11 1 (0.22%) Twitter
11 1 (0.22%) Xerox
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