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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 72 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing CMS 27 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 2.39% 2.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.82% 13.98% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +70.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.58 £22.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+70.36% +47.03%
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
275 236 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.56% 17.10% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 135 83
Average daily rate £375 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 1 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 25 (51.02%) .NET
2 20 (40.82%) C#
3 18 (36.73%) MVC
4 17 (34.69%) HTML
5 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
6 15 (30.61%) CSS
6 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (28.57%) jQuery
7 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 13 (26.53%) PHP
8 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
9 10 (20.41%) TDD
9 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.33%) Umbraco
10 8 (16.33%) Drupal
10 8 (16.33%) Web Services
11 7 (14.29%) OO
11 7 (14.29%) Ruby
11 7 (14.29%) Open Source
11 7 (14.29%) HTML5
12 6 (12.24%) CSS3
12 6 (12.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (12.24%) Sitecore
12 6 (12.24%) Ajax
12 6 (12.24%) WCF
12 6 (12.24%) SQL
12 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
13 5 (10.20%) MySQL
13 5 (10.20%) Java

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 8 (16.33%) Umbraco
1 8 (16.33%) Drupal
2 6 (12.24%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (10.20%) Orchard CMS
4 4 (8.16%) Apache
5 3 (6.12%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
6 2 (4.08%) WordPress
6 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.08%) JBoss
7 1 (2.04%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (2.04%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Fireworks
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) IaaS
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
1 2 (4.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) SSH
1 2 (4.08%) SMTP
1 2 (4.08%) SNMP
1 2 (4.08%) DNS
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
1 2 (4.08%) Extranet
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) MS Access
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.08%) RavenDB
5 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
1 5 (10.20%) TeamCity
2 4 (8.16%) NUnit
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.08%) Selenium
General
1 5 (10.20%) Marketing
2 4 (8.16%) Publishing
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (77.55%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (8.16%) CMS Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) VBA Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.08%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) .NET
2 17 (34.69%) HTML
3 15 (30.61%) CSS
4 14 (28.57%) jQuery
5 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
6 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (16.33%) Web Services
8 7 (14.29%) HTML5
9 6 (12.24%) CSS3
9 6 (12.24%) Ajax
9 6 (12.24%) WCF
10 5 (10.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
11 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (8.16%) XML
12 3 (6.12%) XHTML
12 3 (6.12%) JSON
12 3 (6.12%) RESTful
12 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (6.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Open Source
2 5 (10.20%) Social Network
3 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) MVC
2 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) TDD
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.29%) OO
6 5 (10.20%) SOA
6 5 (10.20%) CRM
6 5 (10.20%) Email Marketing
7 4 (8.16%) Content Management
7 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.16%) OOP
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.12%) BDD
9 2 (4.08%) SIEM
9 2 (4.08%) MVVM
9 2 (4.08%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.08%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) C#
2 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) PHP
4 7 (14.29%) Ruby
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
5 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 5 (10.20%) Java
7 3 (6.12%) VBA
7 3 (6.12%) PHP5
8 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.08%) Python
8 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Sitecore
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) Zend
4 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.04%) hybris
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