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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 50 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing CMS 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 0.66% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.19% 3.77% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £235 £319 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.27% +40.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £286 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £360 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.58 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+62.18% +25.10%
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
113 106 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.67% 17.52% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 56 46
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £13.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.25 £10.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) CSS
3 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 10 (52.63%) jQuery
5 9 (47.37%) HTML5
5 9 (47.37%) CSS3
6 7 (36.84%) Front End Development
6 7 (36.84%) Content Management
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) .NET
9 4 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (21.05%) Sitecore
9 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
10 3 (15.79%) User Experience
10 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
10 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Content Management
10 3 (15.79%) Marketing
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) Adobe
10 3 (15.79%) HP
10 3 (15.79%) Interwoven
10 3 (15.79%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (10.53%) HTTP
11 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (10.53%) TDD
11 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
11 2 (10.53%) MVC
11 2 (10.53%) Workflow
11 2 (10.53%) Information Management
11 2 (10.53%) Ajax

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
3 2 (10.53%) Sitefinity
3 2 (10.53%) WordPress
4 1 (5.26%) Drupal
4 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (10.53%) Google Analytics
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (36.84%) HTML CSS Developer
3 7 (36.84%) HTML Developer
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Architect
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Architect
6 2 (10.53%) CMS Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Designer
6 2 (10.53%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Content Designer
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Digital Content Designer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) CSS
3 10 (52.63%) jQuery
4 9 (47.37%) CSS3
4 9 (47.37%) HTML5
5 5 (26.32%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) JSON
7 2 (10.53%) REST
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
8 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Content Management
1 7 (36.84%) Front End Development
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Information Management
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing Automation
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) SOLID
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Use Case
4 2 (10.53%) User Stories
4 2 (10.53%) Web Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Sitecore
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Interwoven
3 1 (5.26%) IBM