The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 55 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing CMS 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 0.79% 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.64% 4.24% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £230 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £11.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+48.09% -38.88%
CMS
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
165 118 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.51% 18.67% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 62
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
2 8 (42.11%) Intranet
2 8 (42.11%) Social Media
3 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) WordPress
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) Line Management
7 3 (15.79%) HTML5
7 3 (15.79%) CSS3
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) User Stories
7 3 (15.79%) Joomla!
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Spring
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) J2EE
7 3 (15.79%) Ant
8 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
8 2 (10.53%) MySQL
8 2 (10.53%) PHP
8 2 (10.53%) Degree
8 2 (10.53%) Hibernate

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) WordPress
3 3 (15.79%) Joomla!
4 2 (10.53%) Magnolia
5 1 (5.26%) Apache
5 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Web Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Content Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Content Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Magento Developer
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Communications Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) jQuery
3 3 (15.79%) HTML5
3 3 (15.79%) CSS3
3 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) JSTL
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
5 1 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Social Media
2 1 (5.26%) Social Network
2 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Line Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Content Management
7 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) OOP
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Adobe
1 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.26%) Alterian
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy