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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 35 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing CMS 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.11% 1.46% 4.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.26% 11.63% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£575 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £373 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +11.11%
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
78 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.53% 12.57% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 16
Average daily rate £445 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.75% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -3.64%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015. 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 0 7 £550 +46.66% 2
Bedford - - - - 1
CMS
East of England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 17 (68.00%) E-Commerce
2 14 (56.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 14 (56.00%) Sitecore
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) .NET
5 11 (44.00%) C#
5 11 (44.00%) Retail
6 10 (40.00%) SOA
7 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (28.00%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (20.00%) CRM
9 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (16.00%) Workflow
10 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.00%) Web Services
11 3 (12.00%) PHP
11 3 (12.00%) HTML
11 3 (12.00%) CSS
11 3 (12.00%) Mobile Commerce
11 3 (12.00%) MVC
12 2 (8.00%) Content Management
12 2 (8.00%) Marketing
12 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
12 2 (8.00%) Umbraco
12 2 (8.00%) Logical Data Model
12 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
13 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
13 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
13 1 (4.00%) Migration

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.00%) Kentico
3 1 (4.00%) concrete5
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 11 (44.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Architect
1 14 (56.00%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (44.00%) Web Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (12.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Business Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Tandem
1 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) E-Commerce
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) SOA
4 7 (28.00%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) Workflow
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
8 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (8.00%) Content Management
8 2 (8.00%) Logical Data Model
9 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Sitecore
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.00%) Facebook