The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 129 91 69
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -22
Contract jobs citing CMS 19 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 1.55% 2.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.01% 10.16% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 20
Average daily rate
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£381 £390 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% +24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £14.81 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +32.35%
CMS
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
631 433 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.49% 15.28% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 228 209
Average daily rate £375 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 43
Average hourly rate £16.17 £29.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.18% +51.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £14.75 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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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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
Manchester -24 14 £413 +28.90% 26
Cheshire -5 3 £356 +11.32% 14
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 8
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 28 (49.12%) HTML
2 27 (47.37%) .NET
3 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
4 25 (43.86%) C#
4 25 (43.86%) CSS
5 23 (40.35%) jQuery
6 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
7 20 (35.09%) MVC
8 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (19.30%) PHP
11 11 (19.30%) HTML5
11 11 (19.30%) Open Source
12 10 (17.54%) T-SQL
12 10 (17.54%) Web Services
12 10 (17.54%) Content Management
12 10 (17.54%) Drupal
13 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.04%) SQL
14 8 (14.04%) XML
14 8 (14.04%) XHTML
14 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (14.04%) Umbraco
14 8 (14.04%) TDD
14 8 (14.04%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (14.04%) Ruby
14 8 (14.04%) Ajax
14 8 (14.04%) Orchard CMS

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (17.54%) Drupal
2 8 (14.04%) Umbraco
2 8 (14.04%) Orchard CMS
3 7 (12.28%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (8.77%) Apache Solr
4 5 (8.77%) Apache
4 5 (8.77%) Apache Spark
5 4 (7.02%) IIS
6 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.51%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.75%) Kentico
8 1 (1.75%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.75%) Joomla!
8 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) RavenDB
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) MS Access
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.75%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) NUnit
4 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.53%) Marketing
2 5 (8.77%) Publishing
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (77.19%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Web Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Umbraco Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) CMS Developer
7 3 (5.26%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.51%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (49.12%) HTML
2 27 (47.37%) .NET
3 25 (43.86%) CSS
4 23 (40.35%) jQuery
5 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (19.30%) HTML5
8 10 (17.54%) Web Services
9 8 (14.04%) XML
9 8 (14.04%) XHTML
9 8 (14.04%) Ajax
9 8 (14.04%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (14.04%) CSS3
10 6 (10.53%) RESTful
11 5 (8.77%) Regular Expression
11 5 (8.77%) Sinatra
11 5 (8.77%) WCF
11 5 (8.77%) LINQ
11 5 (8.77%) SAML
11 5 (8.77%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Open Source
2 6 (10.53%) NHS
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) Social Network
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) MVC
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) Content Management
4 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.04%) TDD
5 7 (12.28%) Scrum
6 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.53%) SOA
6 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.77%) ITIL
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.77%) Workflow
7 5 (8.77%) Email Marketing
8 4 (7.02%) OO
9 3 (5.26%) CRM
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.26%) Web Development
9 3 (5.26%) OO PHP
10 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
10 2 (3.51%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
2 25 (43.86%) C#
3 11 (19.30%) PHP
4 10 (17.54%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.04%) SQL
5 8 (14.04%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) PHP5
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.51%) Avaya
3 2 (3.51%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) hybris
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
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