The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Manchester region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 52 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing CMS 34 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.41% 1.83% 1.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.93% 9.14% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 14
Average daily rate £413 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £184 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.38 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -88.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.05%
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
244 197 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.32% 20.06% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 95 152
Average daily rate £335 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.97 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +52.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
CMS
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 3
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
CMS
North West

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (62.26%) .NET
2 31 (58.49%) HTML
3 29 (54.72%) C#
4 25 (47.17%) HTML5
5 22 (41.51%) CSS
6 20 (37.74%) jQuery
7 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
8 18 (33.96%) MVC
9 17 (32.08%) XML
10 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
10 16 (30.19%) CSS3
11 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
11 15 (28.30%) Web Services
12 14 (26.42%) PHP
12 14 (26.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (26.42%) Sitecore
13 13 (24.53%) Ajax
14 12 (22.64%) SQL
15 10 (18.87%) NUnit
15 10 (18.87%) MySQL
15 10 (18.87%) SOAP
15 10 (18.87%) RESTful
16 9 (16.98%) OOP
16 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (15.09%) TDD
17 8 (15.09%) Spring
17 8 (15.09%) Ruby on Rails
17 8 (15.09%) Web Development
17 8 (15.09%) Umbraco
17 8 (15.09%) Java

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (26.42%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (15.09%) Jadu
2 8 (15.09%) Umbraco
2 8 (15.09%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (11.32%) Escenic
3 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.32%) MQSeries
3 6 (11.32%) WebLogic
3 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
4 5 (9.43%) IIS
4 5 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (7.55%) WordPress
6 2 (3.77%) Drupal
6 2 (3.77%) Apache
6 2 (3.77%) Liferay
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.89%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (1.89%) Node.js
7 1 (1.89%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) MySQL
3 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.32%) Big Data
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.89%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) NUnit
2 6 (11.32%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (81.13%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Sitecore Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Web Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Umbraco Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Java Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Java Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Web Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) PHP Developer
8 4 (7.55%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) .NET
2 31 (58.49%) HTML
3 25 (47.17%) HTML5
4 22 (41.51%) CSS
5 20 (37.74%) jQuery
6 17 (32.08%) XML
7 16 (30.19%) CSS3
8 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
8 15 (28.30%) Web Services
9 13 (24.53%) Ajax
10 10 (18.87%) RESTful
10 10 (18.87%) SOAP
11 8 (15.09%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (15.09%) Spring
11 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (13.21%) XSL
13 6 (11.32%) XHTML
13 6 (11.32%) Java RMI
13 6 (11.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
1 1 (1.89%) Android
1 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) MVC
2 9 (16.98%) OOP
2 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) TDD
3 8 (15.09%) Web Development
4 7 (13.21%) UML
4 7 (13.21%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) OOD
5 6 (11.32%) RUP
5 6 (11.32%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (11.32%) Content Management
5 6 (11.32%) BDD
6 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.66%) Workflow
7 3 (5.66%) Information Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) ITSM
8 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.77%) SEO
9 1 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) C#
2 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.42%) PHP
4 12 (22.64%) SQL
5 8 (15.09%) Java
6 7 (13.21%) VB.NET
7 6 (11.32%) Scala
8 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 2 (3.77%) PHP5
10 1 (1.89%) Python
10 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Plesk
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Sitecore
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) JBoss
3 4 (7.55%) Adobe
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.77%) FrontRange
5 2 (3.77%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) BMC
5 2 (3.77%) CA
5 2 (3.77%) Sony
5 2 (3.77%) hybris
5 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.89%) Open Text
6 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
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