The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 133 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore CMS 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 1.01% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 320 494 548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.29% 17.27% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 261 309
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 29
Median hourly rate £17.00 £11.25 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.11% -28.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £19.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Sitecore CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Sitecore CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore CMS in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sitecore CMS.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) CMS
1 4 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (50.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project

Sitecore CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) CMS
2 3 (75.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (50.00%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Sitecore