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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 116 110 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing CMS 40 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.92% 1.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.46% 5.50% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 22
Average daily rate £369 £304 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £282 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.81 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.58 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+67.97% +26.94%
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
619 527 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.29% 16.74% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 285 202
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -13 24 £373 +29.56% 15
Cheshire 0 9 £300 -11.11% 10
Merseyside - 5 £450 - 10
Lancashire -1 2 £250 -14.89% 4
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 46 (59.74%) HTML
2 32 (41.56%) .NET
2 32 (41.56%) CSS
3 30 (38.96%) C#
3 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (33.77%) HTML5
5 25 (32.47%) MVC
6 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
6 23 (29.87%) EPiServer
7 22 (28.57%) Content Management
8 18 (23.38%) Scrum
8 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
8 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
8 18 (23.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (23.38%) Sitecore
8 18 (23.38%) User Experience
9 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (18.18%) CSS3
9 14 (18.18%) AngularJS
10 12 (15.58%) Front End Development
11 11 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 11 (14.29%) SpecFlow
11 11 (14.29%) BDD
11 11 (14.29%) OWASP
11 11 (14.29%) WCAG
11 11 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (14.29%) Web Testing
11 11 (14.29%) CRM
12 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
12 10 (12.99%) jQuery

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (23.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (10.39%) Umbraco
3 7 (9.09%) EPiServer CMS
3 7 (9.09%) WordPress
4 5 (6.49%) Drupal
5 4 (5.19%) IIS
6 3 (3.90%) Node.js
7 2 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.30%) Magnolia
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (5.19%) MS Office
3 4 (5.19%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.60%) Magento
1 2 (2.60%) Tridion
2 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Google Analytics
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Intranet
2 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 2 (2.60%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.30%) Broadband
4 1 (1.30%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) MySQL
2 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQLite
6 1 (1.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.19%) Subversion
4 3 (3.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.90%) Xcode
5 2 (2.60%) Grunt
5 2 (2.60%) JIRA
5 2 (2.60%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.30%) gulp
6 1 (1.30%) NUnit
6 1 (1.30%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Redmine
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (9.09%) Marketing
1 7 (9.09%) Retail
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Publishing
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (51.95%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Web Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) User Experience Architect
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Designer
6 7 (9.09%) HTML Developer
6 7 (9.09%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (7.79%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.79%) UX Designer
8 5 (6.49%) Agile C# Developer
8 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) EPiServer Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.49%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (59.74%) HTML
2 32 (41.56%) .NET
2 32 (41.56%) CSS
3 26 (33.77%) HTML5
4 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
5 14 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 14 (18.18%) CSS3
6 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
6 10 (12.99%) jQuery
7 9 (11.69%) Web Services
8 8 (10.39%) WCF
9 6 (7.79%) PhoneGap
10 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (5.19%) Ajax
11 4 (5.19%) XML
12 3 (3.90%) Android SDK
12 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
12 3 (3.90%) iOS SDK
12 3 (3.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) User Experience
2 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.19%) Social Media
6 2 (2.60%) Blog
6 2 (2.60%) Copywriting
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) iPad
7 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Android
2 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) MVC
3 22 (28.57%) Content Management
4 18 (23.38%) Scrum
5 12 (15.58%) Front End Development
6 11 (14.29%) BDD
6 11 (14.29%) CRM
6 11 (14.29%) OWASP
6 11 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 9 (11.69%) Web Design
8 8 (10.39%) OO
8 8 (10.39%) Process Management
9 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.79%) Analytics
10 6 (7.79%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (7.79%) Project Management
10 6 (7.79%) Web Development
11 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.49%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.96%) C#
2 23 (29.87%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.69%) PHP
4 7 (9.09%) Java
5 6 (7.79%) SQL
6 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.90%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) EPiServer
2 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.38%) Sitecore
3 6 (7.79%) Adobe
4 5 (6.49%) Capita
4 5 (6.49%) Symantec
5 3 (3.90%) Appcelerator
5 3 (3.90%) Google
5 3 (3.90%) OpenText
5 3 (3.90%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.60%) Avaya
6 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.60%) Twitter
7 1 (1.30%) Ektron
7 1 (1.30%) SAP
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + TBC (get in contact)
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £100 - £125 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago