The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 39 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing CMS 13 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.15% 0.37% 2.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.62% 3.13% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Average daily rate
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£600 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.24% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.65% -42.50%
CMS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
103 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.94% 11.76% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 23 10
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £145.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.93% +625.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CMS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CMS across the Bedfordshire region.

CMS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CMS across the Bedfordshire region.

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

CMS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 8 £600 -
Bedford - 1 £285 -
CMS
East of England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing CMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMS.

1 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) SOA
5 8 (36.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (36.36%) Sitecore
6 7 (31.82%) Retail
6 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 5 (22.73%) CRM
7 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 4 (18.18%) Workflow
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.64%) Confluence
9 3 (13.64%) FinalBuilder
9 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (13.64%) Mobile Commerce
9 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
9 3 (13.64%) IIS
9 3 (13.64%) VB
9 3 (13.64%) Windows
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.64%) PowerShell

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing CMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (36.36%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (13.64%) Confluence
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
4 1 (4.55%) concrete5
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (4.55%) Kentico
4 1 (4.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
1 11 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Web Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) EPoS
1 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) CRM
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) Content Management
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Logical Data Model
7 1 (4.55%) Android Development
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.55%) MVC
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Facebook
3 1 (4.55%) EPiServer