The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 66 51 78
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +27
Contract jobs citing CMS 17 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 2.14% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.13% 11.11% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +143.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.65 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-35.12% +8.33%
CMS
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
209 234 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.75% 19.26% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 96 132
Average daily rate £324 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -27.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.20 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

CMS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -3 1 £360 +20.00%
Bolton - - - - 2
Bury - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
CMS
North West

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (48.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (48.00%) C#
1 24 (48.00%) .NET
2 23 (46.00%) HTML
2 23 (46.00%) CSS
3 18 (36.00%) jQuery
4 16 (32.00%) MVC
5 14 (28.00%) MySQL
6 13 (26.00%) Umbraco
6 13 (26.00%) Content Management
7 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (22.00%) PHP
9 10 (20.00%) XML
9 10 (20.00%) NUnit
10 9 (18.00%) Drupal
10 9 (18.00%) Apache
10 9 (18.00%) HTML5
10 9 (18.00%) CSS3
11 8 (16.00%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (16.00%) Sitecore
12 7 (14.00%) OOP
12 7 (14.00%) Web Services
12 7 (14.00%) Oracle
12 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
13 6 (12.00%) Twitter
13 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
13 6 (12.00%) JBoss

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (26.00%) Umbraco
2 9 (18.00%) Drupal
2 9 (18.00%) Apache
3 8 (16.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (10.00%) MQSeries
5 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (10.00%) IIS
5 5 (10.00%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (10.00%) Escenic
5 5 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.00%) WordPress
7 1 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.00%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) SSH
2 1 (2.00%) 802.11
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) MySQL
2 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) NUnit
2 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Introscope
4 1 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Umbraco Developer
3 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Drupal Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Java Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (8.00%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) .NET
2 23 (46.00%) HTML
2 23 (46.00%) CSS
3 18 (36.00%) jQuery
4 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (20.00%) XML
6 9 (18.00%) HTML5
6 9 (18.00%) CSS3
7 7 (14.00%) Web Services
7 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (12.00%) Ajax
9 5 (10.00%) Spring
9 5 (10.00%) JSF
9 5 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 5 (10.00%) LAMP
9 5 (10.00%) Java RMI
9 5 (10.00%) Struts
9 5 (10.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (2.00%) Blog
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) SUSE
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) MVC
2 13 (26.00%) Content Management
3 7 (14.00%) OOP
4 6 (12.00%) Scrum
5 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.00%) TDD
5 5 (10.00%) OOD
5 5 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (10.00%) RUP
5 5 (10.00%) UML
5 5 (10.00%) BDD
6 4 (8.00%) Web Development
7 3 (6.00%) Workflow
7 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.00%) Information Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Analytics
8 2 (4.00%) ITSM
8 2 (4.00%) SEO
8 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (48.00%) C#
2 11 (22.00%) PHP
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) Scala
4 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) XPath
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.00%) CCNA
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Sitecore
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) Twitter
3 6 (12.00%) JBoss
4 3 (6.00%) CA
4 3 (6.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) EPiServer
5 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.00%) Facebook
5 2 (4.00%) Juniper
5 2 (4.00%) BMC
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) FrontRange
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) Coremetrics
6 1 (2.00%) Zend
6 1 (2.00%) FatWire
6 1 (2.00%) Open Text
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
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