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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 43 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing CMS 16 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.18% 1.74% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.21% 7.93% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £463 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% +101.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £6.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.84 £12.65 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+175.37% -29.72%
CMS
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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
131 164 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.82% 21.93% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 84 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £249 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £6.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.10 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 14 (60.87%) CSS
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) Content Management
4 8 (34.78%) HTML5
5 6 (26.09%) CSS3
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) WordPress
6 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) MySQL
8 3 (13.04%) PHP
8 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.04%) Adobe
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) MVC
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
8 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.70%) Data Reconciliation
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) WordPress
2 2 (8.70%) Joomla!
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
3 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Web Manager
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Designer
5 1 (4.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) UI Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Magento Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 14 (60.87%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) HTML5
4 6 (26.09%) CSS3
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
6 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.35%) XHTML
8 1 (4.35%) LAMP
8 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
2 1 (4.35%) Social Media
2 1 (4.35%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Content Management
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Web Design
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Data Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) PHP
2 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.35%) hybris
2 1 (4.35%) Demandware
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft