The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 88 71 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Contract jobs citing CMS 49 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 2.03% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.38% 11.01% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 25
Average daily rate £425 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.45% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £373 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £9.88 £78.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.05%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
472 445 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 18.48% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 191 316
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 44
Average hourly rate £25.77 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
CMS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 34 £413 +78.37% 24
Lancashire - 10 £505 - 4
Cheshire -27 6 £300 -6.25% 8
Merseyside - - - - 4
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (52.63%) .NET
2 37 (48.68%) HTML
3 36 (47.37%) C#
4 27 (35.53%) CSS
5 26 (34.21%) HTML5
6 25 (32.89%) JavaScript
7 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
8 22 (28.95%) MVC
9 20 (26.32%) XML
9 20 (26.32%) jQuery
10 18 (23.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 18 (23.68%) Sitecore
10 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET
10 18 (23.68%) PHP
11 16 (21.05%) CSS3
12 15 (19.74%) SQL
12 15 (19.74%) Web Services
13 13 (17.11%) NUnit
13 13 (17.11%) Ajax
14 12 (15.79%) Umbraco
14 12 (15.79%) MySQL
15 11 (14.47%) Web Development
16 10 (13.16%) RESTful
16 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (13.16%) SOAP
17 9 (11.84%) OOP
17 9 (11.84%) TDD
17 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
17 9 (11.84%) CMDB
18 8 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (23.68%) Sitecore CMS
2 12 (15.79%) Umbraco
3 8 (10.53%) Jadu
3 8 (10.53%) Adobe CQ
4 7 (9.21%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.89%) WordPress
5 6 (7.89%) Escenic
5 6 (7.89%) MQSeries
5 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.89%) WebLogic
6 5 (6.58%) IIS
6 5 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.95%) Drupal
8 2 (2.63%) Liferay
8 2 (2.63%) Apache
9 1 (1.32%) TeamSite
9 1 (1.32%) Node.js
9 1 (1.32%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.63%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.63%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.89%) Big Data
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.32%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) NUnit
2 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.63%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (71.05%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Developer
5 10 (13.16%) Sitecore Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Umbraco Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 7 (9.21%) PHP Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Programmer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Java Programmer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Developer Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Programmer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Java Programmer
9 5 (6.58%) Web Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Service Manager
9 5 (6.58%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (52.63%) .NET
2 37 (48.68%) HTML
3 27 (35.53%) CSS
4 26 (34.21%) HTML5
5 20 (26.32%) XML
5 20 (26.32%) jQuery
6 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET
7 16 (21.05%) CSS3
8 15 (19.74%) Web Services
9 13 (17.11%) Ajax
10 10 (13.16%) RESTful
10 10 (13.16%) SOAP
11 8 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (10.53%) Spring
11 8 (10.53%) LAMP
11 8 (10.53%) XHTML
12 7 (9.21%) XSL
12 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (9.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) CMDB
2 5 (6.58%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) MVC
2 11 (14.47%) Web Development
3 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.84%) OOP
4 9 (11.84%) TDD
4 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.53%) Scrum
5 8 (10.53%) Content Management
5 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 7 (9.21%) UML
6 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
6 7 (9.21%) ITSM
6 7 (9.21%) Project Management
6 7 (9.21%) BDD
7 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.89%) Quality Management
7 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.89%) Change Management
7 6 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (7.89%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 36 (47.37%) C#
2 25 (32.89%) JavaScript
3 18 (23.68%) PHP
4 15 (19.74%) SQL
5 8 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 8 (10.53%) Java
6 6 (7.89%) Scala
7 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.26%) PHP5
9 2 (2.63%) Ruby
10 1 (1.32%) Python
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Sitecore
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) JBoss
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.26%) Adobe
5 4 (5.26%) BMC
6 3 (3.95%) EPiServer
7 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.63%) hybris
7 2 (2.63%) FrontRange
7 2 (2.63%) Sony
7 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 2 (2.63%) Open Text
7 2 (2.63%) CA
7 2 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Avaya
8 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.32%) RedDot
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