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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 47 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing CMS 18 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.33% 1.11% 3.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.31% 7.14% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 17
Average daily rate £250 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £152 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £293 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.92 £40.00 £21.56
% change year-on-year
-67.71% +85.57%
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
104 126 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.49% 15.54% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 85 54
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £213 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £11.93 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -27.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 19 (67.86%) HTML
2 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 18 (64.29%) CSS
3 15 (53.57%) HTML5
4 13 (46.43%) jQuery
5 12 (42.86%) Front End Development
6 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (35.71%) CSS3
8 8 (28.57%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) Web Development
10 6 (21.43%) C#
10 6 (21.43%) MVC
11 5 (17.86%) Java
11 5 (17.86%) Adobe
11 5 (17.86%) Linux
11 5 (17.86%) Content Management
11 5 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (14.29%) Marketing
12 4 (14.29%) Spring
12 4 (14.29%) Spring MVC
12 4 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (14.29%) Sitecore
12 4 (14.29%) Umbraco
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.29%) J2EE
12 4 (14.29%) PHP
12 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 4 (14.29%) Automotive
13 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
13 3 (10.71%) Photoshop

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (14.29%) Umbraco
2 3 (10.71%) WordPress
3 2 (7.14%) Kentico
3 2 (7.14%) Sitefinity
4 1 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (3.57%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (14.29%) Automotive
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (28.57%) HTML CSS Developer
3 8 (28.57%) HTML Developer
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Architect
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) CMS Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) CMS Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Finance Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) HTML
2 18 (64.29%) CSS
3 15 (53.57%) HTML5
4 13 (46.43%) jQuery
5 10 (35.71%) CSS3
6 8 (28.57%) .NET
7 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 4 (14.29%) J2EE
7 4 (14.29%) Spring
7 4 (14.29%) Spring MVC
8 3 (10.71%) REST
9 2 (7.14%) Ajax
9 2 (7.14%) WCF
10 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (3.57%) Sass
10 1 (3.57%) SOAP
10 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.57%) New Media
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Social Media
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) AIX
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Web Development
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
5 5 (17.86%) Content Management
5 5 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Content Management
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) Information Management
7 2 (7.14%) Marketing Automation
7 2 (7.14%) SOLID
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) Use Case
7 2 (7.14%) User Stories
8 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.57%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) PHP 5
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Adobe
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Interwoven
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Capita
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards