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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 112 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -7
Contract jobs citing CMS 37 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 1.79% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.29% 13.44% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 18
Average daily rate
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£326 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+95.85% +20.58%
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
588 424 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.76% 13.32% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 223 187
Average daily rate £364 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 39
Average hourly rate £18.25 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.35 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £38.24 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 -9 29 £325 -10.34% 21
Cheshire -16 4 £388 +4.72% 8
Lancashire +5 2 £500 +90.47% 2
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 32 (59.26%) .NET
2 24 (44.44%) C#
3 21 (38.89%) HTML
4 20 (37.04%) MVC
5 19 (35.19%) ASP.NET
6 18 (33.33%) CSS
6 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (25.93%) jQuery
8 14 (25.93%) PHP
9 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
9 13 (24.07%) Umbraco
10 10 (18.52%) TDD
10 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (18.52%) HTML5
11 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (14.81%) Web Services
12 7 (12.96%) OO
12 7 (12.96%) MySQL
12 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
12 7 (12.96%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (12.96%) Sitecore
12 7 (12.96%) Ruby
12 7 (12.96%) CSS3
13 6 (11.11%) Ajax
13 6 (11.11%) WCF
13 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
13 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
13 6 (11.11%) Linux
14 5 (9.26%) Java

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 13 (24.07%) Umbraco
2 7 (12.96%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (9.26%) Drupal
3 5 (9.26%) Orchard CMS
4 4 (7.41%) Sitefinity
4 4 (7.41%) Apache
5 3 (5.56%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.70%) Apache Solr
6 2 (3.70%) WordPress
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.70%) JBoss
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.85%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) IaaS
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
1 2 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) SSH
1 2 (3.70%) SNMP
1 2 (3.70%) DNS
1 2 (3.70%) SSL
1 2 (3.70%) SMTP
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
1 2 (3.70%) Extranet
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.41%) MS Access
5 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.70%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.70%) RavenDB
6 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.85%) DB2
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
3 4 (7.41%) NUnit
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.70%) Banking
1 2 (3.70%) Retail
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Local Government
2 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (79.63%) Developer
2 16 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Umbraco Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Sitecore Developer
3 4 (7.41%) PHP Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (7.41%) CMS Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (5.56%) UI Developer
4 3 (5.56%) VBA Developer
4 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
4 3 (5.56%) UI Programmer
5 2 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Administrator
5 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (59.26%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) HTML
3 19 (35.19%) ASP.NET
4 18 (33.33%) CSS
5 14 (25.93%) jQuery
6 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (18.52%) HTML5
7 8 (14.81%) Web Services
8 7 (12.96%) CSS3
9 6 (11.11%) Ajax
9 6 (11.11%) WCF
10 5 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
11 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (7.41%) XML
12 3 (5.56%) XHTML
12 3 (5.56%) JSON
12 3 (5.56%) REST
12 3 (5.56%) RESTful
12 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) CentOS
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) MVC
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.52%) TDD
4 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.96%) OO
5 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
6 5 (9.26%) SOA
6 5 (9.26%) Open Source
7 4 (7.41%) CRM
7 4 (7.41%) OOP
8 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Scrum
8 3 (5.56%) Content Management
8 3 (5.56%) BDD
8 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.70%) Automation Testing
9 2 (3.70%) OO PHP
9 2 (3.70%) MVVM
9 2 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) C#
2 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.93%) PHP
4 7 (12.96%) Ruby
5 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.26%) Java
6 5 (9.26%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Python
7 3 (5.56%) VBA
7 3 (5.56%) PHP5
8 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) cPanel
2 2 (3.70%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Sitecore
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Symantec
4 2 (3.70%) hybris
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.85%) Zend
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