The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sitecore
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 121 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11  
Contract jobs citing Sitecore 1 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.044% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.70% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 955 1288 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.85% 48.35% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 643 642
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -36.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Sitecore
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Sitecore
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sitecore in the West Midlands

Sitecore
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) CMS
1 4 (80.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds

Sitecore
Top Related 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 (80.00%) CMS
1 4 (80.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (60.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (40.00%) EPiServer
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Umbraco Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) VMware