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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 100 101 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs citing CMS 39 30 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.05% 2.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.39% 6.22% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 42
Average daily rate
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£319 £380 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £237 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.65% -42.50%
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
528 482 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.40% 16.94% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 245 267
Average daily rate £351 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £150 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 34
Average hourly rate £16.84 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £12.40 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.07 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 -1 28 £309 -18.75% 17
Cheshire +7 4 £350 - 7
Merseyside -3 3 £227 -
Lancashire - 2 £294 - 1
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (53.33%) HTML
1 40 (53.33%) CSS
2 37 (49.33%) JavaScript
3 31 (41.33%) jQuery
4 25 (33.33%) C#
5 24 (32.00%) .NET
6 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 20 (26.67%) Content Management
8 18 (24.00%) PHP
9 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
9 17 (22.67%) MVC
10 15 (20.00%) E-Commerce
11 14 (18.67%) Drupal
12 13 (17.33%) MySQL
12 13 (17.33%) Marketing
13 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (14.67%) Apache
14 11 (14.67%) HTML5
15 10 (13.33%) SQL
15 10 (13.33%) T-SQL
15 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (13.33%) Retail
15 10 (13.33%) Open Source
16 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
16 9 (12.00%) Web Services
16 9 (12.00%) XML
16 9 (12.00%) XHTML
16 9 (12.00%) Email Marketing
16 9 (12.00%) Umbraco
16 9 (12.00%) CSS3

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (18.67%) Drupal
2 11 (14.67%) Apache
3 9 (12.00%) Umbraco
4 7 (9.33%) Orchard CMS
5 6 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (6.67%) Apache Solr
6 5 (6.67%) Apache Spark
7 3 (4.00%) WordPress
7 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.67%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.67%) IIS
8 2 (2.67%) JBoss
8 2 (2.67%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.33%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.33%) Kentico
9 1 (1.33%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
1 2 (2.67%) Wireless
2 1 (1.33%) SSH
2 1 (1.33%) MGW
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) 802.11
2 1 (1.33%) H.323
2 1 (1.33%) PSTN
2 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) MySQL
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.67%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.67%) MS Access
6 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.67%) Behat
3 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.67%) Introscope
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (17.33%) Marketing
2 10 (13.33%) Retail
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
4 5 (6.67%) Publishing
5 4 (5.33%) Banking
6 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 11 (14.67%) Web Developer
3 7 (9.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (9.33%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Drupal Developer
4 6 (8.00%) PHP Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (5.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Umbraco Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Magento Developer
8 2 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (53.33%) HTML
1 40 (53.33%) CSS
2 31 (41.33%) jQuery
3 24 (32.00%) .NET
4 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
5 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (14.67%) HTML5
7 9 (12.00%) CSS3
7 9 (12.00%) Web Services
7 9 (12.00%) XML
7 9 (12.00%) XHTML
8 7 (9.33%) Ajax
8 7 (9.33%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (6.67%) Lucene
9 5 (6.67%) LINQ
9 5 (6.67%) SAML
9 5 (6.67%) RESTful
9 5 (6.67%) Sinatra
9 5 (6.67%) Regular Expression
10 4 (5.33%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Open Source
2 7 (9.33%) NHS
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.67%) Social Network
4 4 (5.33%) Copywriting
4 4 (5.33%) Blog
4 4 (5.33%) Social Media
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) SUSE
2 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.67%) Solaris
3 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) Content Management
2 17 (22.67%) MVC
3 15 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.00%) Email Marketing
6 7 (9.33%) Web Development
6 7 (9.33%) Analytics
7 6 (8.00%) TDD
7 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.00%) Workflow
7 6 (8.00%) Scrum
8 5 (6.67%) SEO
8 5 (6.67%) ITIL
8 5 (6.67%) SOA
8 5 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.33%) Pay per click
10 3 (4.00%) Document Management
10 3 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (49.33%) JavaScript
2 25 (33.33%) C#
3 18 (24.00%) PHP
4 10 (13.33%) SQL
4 10 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.33%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) XPath
7 1 (1.33%) PHP5
7 1 (1.33%) Java
7 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Firmware
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.67%) CA Wily
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Google
2 6 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.67%) Facebook
3 5 (6.67%) Twitter
4 4 (5.33%) Coremetrics
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) Avaya
5 3 (4.00%) Adobe
5 3 (4.00%) FatWire
5 3 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (2.67%) Verint
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) CA
6 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.33%) Juniper
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.33%) Zend
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