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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 110 85 94
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing CMS 26 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 1.59% 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.27% 8.81% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +134.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.65 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-32.53% +4.16%
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
493 522 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 18.06% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 235 378
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 59
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.17 £35.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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
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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 -11 18 £325 -7.14% 18
Cheshire -7 4 £439 +35.07% 8
Lancashire -8 3 £225 -30.76% 1
Cumbria - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 40 (48.19%) HTML
2 39 (46.99%) CSS
3 38 (45.78%) JavaScript
4 33 (39.76%) C#
4 33 (39.76%) .NET
5 23 (27.71%) jQuery
6 21 (25.30%) MVC
7 20 (24.10%) MySQL
7 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
7 20 (24.10%) ASP.NET
8 18 (21.69%) PHP
9 17 (20.48%) Content Management
10 16 (19.28%) XML
10 16 (19.28%) HTML5
11 15 (18.07%) Linux
11 15 (18.07%) Finance
12 14 (16.87%) CSS3
12 14 (16.87%) Umbraco
13 12 (14.46%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (14.46%) Sitecore
14 11 (13.25%) Avaya
15 10 (12.05%) Oracle
15 10 (12.05%) LAMP
15 10 (12.05%) NUnit
15 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (12.05%) Drupal
16 9 (10.84%) Verint
16 9 (10.84%) Web Services
16 9 (10.84%) Apache
17 8 (9.64%) XHTML

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 14 (16.87%) Umbraco
2 12 (14.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (12.05%) Drupal
4 9 (10.84%) Apache
5 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.23%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (6.02%) Escenic
6 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
6 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
6 5 (6.02%) MQSeries
7 3 (3.61%) WordPress
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.20%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Firewall
2 4 (4.82%) H.323
2 4 (4.82%) MGW
2 4 (4.82%) PSTN
2 4 (4.82%) VoIP
3 3 (3.61%) Wireless
4 1 (1.20%) SSH
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) DNS
4 1 (1.20%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) MySQL
1 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) NUnit
2 6 (7.23%) Subversion
2 6 (7.23%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.20%) Introscope
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Marketing
3 5 (6.02%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) German Language
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (67.47%) Developer
2 11 (13.25%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.05%) PHP Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Umbraco Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Sitecore Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Avaya Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.02%) Programmer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Java Programmer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (48.19%) HTML
2 39 (46.99%) CSS
3 33 (39.76%) .NET
4 23 (27.71%) jQuery
5 20 (24.10%) ASP.NET
6 16 (19.28%) XML
6 16 (19.28%) HTML5
7 14 (16.87%) CSS3
8 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (12.05%) LAMP
9 9 (10.84%) Web Services
10 8 (9.64%) XHTML
10 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (7.23%) Ajax
11 6 (7.23%) Spring
11 6 (7.23%) Struts
12 5 (6.02%) EJB
12 5 (6.02%) J2EE
12 5 (6.02%) JSF
12 5 (6.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Open Source
2 2 (2.41%) Social Media
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) Firmware
3 1 (1.20%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.20%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Solaris
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) SUSE
3 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) MVC
2 17 (20.48%) Content Management
3 7 (8.43%) Web Design
3 7 (8.43%) Web Development
3 7 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (8.43%) OOP
4 6 (7.23%) OO
4 6 (7.23%) Scrum
5 5 (6.02%) RUP
5 5 (6.02%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.02%) OOD
5 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.02%) UML
5 5 (6.02%) TDD
5 5 (6.02%) BDD
5 5 (6.02%) OO PHP
6 3 (3.61%) Workflow
6 3 (3.61%) Change Management
7 2 (2.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.78%) JavaScript
2 33 (39.76%) C#
3 18 (21.69%) PHP
4 8 (9.64%) SQL
5 6 (7.23%) Java
6 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.02%) PHP5
6 5 (6.02%) Scala
7 4 (4.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.20%) XPath
8 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) CCNA
1 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.20%) Degree
1 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Sitecore
2 11 (13.25%) Avaya
3 10 (12.05%) Oracle
4 9 (10.84%) Verint
5 7 (8.43%) Twitter
6 6 (7.23%) JBoss
7 3 (3.61%) HP
7 3 (3.61%) CA
7 3 (3.61%) EPiServer
7 3 (3.61%) Facebook
8 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.41%) FatWire
8 2 (2.41%) VMware
8 2 (2.41%) FrontRange
8 2 (2.41%) Adobe
8 2 (2.41%) Juniper
8 2 (2.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco
9 1 (1.20%) IBM
9 1 (1.20%) Zend
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