The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 41 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing CMS 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.13% 0.87% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.25% 5.32% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £295 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -59.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 £15.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+43.86% -25.92%
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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 Essex region.

Application Platforms Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
80 94 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.96% 16.29% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 58 33
Average daily rate £350 £410 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +31.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £178 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.93 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.29% -56.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £10.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.48 £75.10 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (68.42%) FatWire
1 13 (68.42%) Java
1 13 (68.42%) J2EE
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 10 (52.63%) B2C
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) HTML
5 8 (42.11%) CSS
5 8 (42.11%) Adobe
6 7 (36.84%) Content Management
7 6 (31.58%) Legal
7 6 (31.58%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
8 5 (26.32%) Validation
8 5 (26.32%) SOA
8 5 (26.32%) JSP
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) XML
9 4 (21.05%) XHTML
9 4 (21.05%) Ajax
9 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
9 4 (21.05%) HTML5
10 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.79%) OO
10 3 (15.79%) Web Services
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) .NET
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (31.58%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
General
1 6 (31.58%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Java Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Senior Developer
4 6 (31.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Manager
7 1 (5.26%) CMS Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) J2EE
2 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) JSP
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) XHTML
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 1 (5.26%) WebCenter
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) CMDB
1 2 (10.53%) Web 2.0
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) B2C
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Content Management
3 5 (26.32%) Validation
3 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) RAD
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) B2B
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) SEO
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
6 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) FatWire
2 8 (42.11%) Adobe
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) Sitecore