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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 78 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing CMS 24 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 1.38% 2.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.45% 8.61% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 10
Average daily rate
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£394 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.84 £12.65 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+175.37% -29.72%
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
322 209 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.16% 15.99% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 113 100
Average daily rate £403 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.91 £19.50 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 32 (60.38%) .NET
2 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) C#
4 16 (30.19%) MVC
5 15 (28.30%) HTML
5 15 (28.30%) Java
6 14 (26.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (26.42%) Sitecore
7 11 (20.75%) Umbraco
7 11 (20.75%) PHP
7 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
8 10 (18.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (18.87%) HTML5
9 9 (16.98%) CSS
9 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
10 8 (15.09%) CRM
10 8 (15.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (13.21%) MySQL
11 7 (13.21%) Web Services
11 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (13.21%) jQuery
12 6 (11.32%) WCF
12 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (11.32%) TeamCity
12 6 (11.32%) TDD
12 6 (11.32%) Linux
12 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.32%) SQL
12 6 (11.32%) User Experience

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (26.42%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (20.75%) Umbraco
3 8 (15.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.66%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) JBoss
5 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (3.77%) Drupal
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.77%) WordPress
6 1 (1.89%) Mule
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.89%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Magento
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.89%) Tridion
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
1 2 (3.77%) PaaS
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) SNMP
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
1 2 (3.77%) SSL
1 2 (3.77%) Internet
1 2 (3.77%) Extranet
1 2 (3.77%) SSH
1 2 (3.77%) SMTP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) MS Access
4 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.77%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) TeamCity
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) NUnit
4 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.66%) Selenium
5 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.89%) Redmine
6 1 (1.89%) Hudson
6 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) Grunt
General
1 10 (18.87%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Designer
5 5 (9.43%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) UX Designer
6 4 (7.55%) CMS Developer
6 4 (7.55%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.66%) VBA Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Umbraco Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior UX Designer
7 3 (5.66%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Designer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) .NET
2 15 (28.30%) HTML
3 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
4 10 (18.87%) HTML5
5 9 (16.98%) CSS
6 7 (13.21%) Web Services
6 7 (13.21%) jQuery
6 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (11.32%) WCF
8 5 (9.43%) Ajax
9 3 (5.66%) XML
9 3 (5.66%) JSON
9 3 (5.66%) REST
9 3 (5.66%) CSS3
9 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (3.77%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) User Experience
2 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) W3C
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) CentOS
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) MVC
3 8 (15.09%) CRM
3 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
4 6 (11.32%) TDD
4 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.55%) BDD
5 4 (7.55%) SOA
5 4 (7.55%) OOP
5 4 (7.55%) OO
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Testing
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.77%) Open Source
7 2 (3.77%) MVVM
7 2 (3.77%) Content Management
7 2 (3.77%) SDLC
7 2 (3.77%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) C#
2 15 (28.30%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) PHP
4 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.32%) SQL
6 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.66%) VBA
7 3 (5.66%) PHP5
8 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.77%) Python
8 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) cPanel
2 2 (3.77%) Hyperic
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Sitecore
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Adobe
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Endeca
4 2 (3.77%) ATG
4 2 (3.77%) Stellent
4 2 (3.77%) Retek
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.89%) Zend
5 1 (1.89%) Ektron
5 1 (1.89%) hybris
5 1 (1.89%) Eloqua