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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 100 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing CMS 37 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 1.52% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.52% 8.72% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 41
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £278 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
492 516 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.44% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 376
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 28 £288 -14.81% 23
Cheshire +5 4 £439 +6.42% 6
Lancashire -16 3 £225 -30.76% 3
Merseyside 0 1 £142 -56.46% 5
Cumbria - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (56.98%) HTML
2 48 (55.81%) CSS
3 42 (48.84%) JavaScript
4 31 (36.05%) C#
4 31 (36.05%) .NET
5 28 (32.56%) jQuery
6 24 (27.91%) MySQL
7 21 (24.42%) PHP
8 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
8 20 (23.26%) MVC
9 19 (22.09%) Content Management
9 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET
10 16 (18.60%) XML
10 16 (18.60%) HTML5
11 15 (17.44%) Linux
11 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (16.28%) Finance
12 14 (16.28%) CSS3
13 13 (15.12%) Drupal
13 13 (15.12%) Umbraco
14 12 (13.95%) E-Commerce
15 11 (12.79%) Avaya
15 11 (12.79%) Oracle
16 10 (11.63%) Apache
16 10 (11.63%) Twitter
16 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (10.47%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (10.47%) Sitecore
17 9 (10.47%) Marketing
17 9 (10.47%) Verint

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (15.12%) Drupal
1 13 (15.12%) Umbraco
2 10 (11.63%) Apache
3 9 (10.47%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.98%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.81%) Escenic
6 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (5.81%) IIS
6 5 (5.81%) MQSeries
7 3 (3.49%) WordPress
7 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.33%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.49%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) Firewall
2 4 (4.65%) PSTN
2 4 (4.65%) VoIP
2 4 (4.65%) H.323
2 4 (4.65%) MGW
3 3 (3.49%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) 802.11
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.16%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.91%) MySQL
2 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) NUnit
2 5 (5.81%) Behat
2 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.81%) Subversion
3 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.33%) Introscope
4 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Marketing
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Retail
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Back Office
5 2 (2.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (65.12%) Developer
2 12 (13.95%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Drupal Developer
3 9 (10.47%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.30%) PHP Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Umbraco Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Sitecore Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Avaya Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (5.81%) Java Programmer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.98%) HTML
2 48 (55.81%) CSS
3 31 (36.05%) .NET
4 28 (32.56%) jQuery
5 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET
6 16 (18.60%) XML
6 16 (18.60%) HTML5
7 14 (16.28%) CSS3
8 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (10.47%) Web Services
9 9 (10.47%) LAMP
10 8 (9.30%) XHTML
11 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (6.98%) Ajax
12 6 (6.98%) Spring
12 6 (6.98%) Struts
13 5 (5.81%) EJB
13 5 (5.81%) J2EE
13 5 (5.81%) Java RMI
13 5 (5.81%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Social Media
2 4 (4.65%) Blog
2 4 (4.65%) Copywriting
3 3 (3.49%) Open Source
4 2 (2.33%) Firmware
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) FMCG
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Solaris
3 2 (2.33%) SUSE
3 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) MVC
2 19 (22.09%) Content Management
3 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.95%) E-Commerce
5 7 (8.14%) OOP
5 7 (8.14%) Web Development
6 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.98%) Scrum
6 6 (6.98%) Analytics
7 5 (5.81%) BDD
7 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.81%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (5.81%) OO
7 5 (5.81%) UML
7 5 (5.81%) RUP
7 5 (5.81%) OOD
7 5 (5.81%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.81%) TDD
7 5 (5.81%) Web Design
7 5 (5.81%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.84%) JavaScript
2 31 (36.05%) C#
3 21 (24.42%) PHP
4 7 (8.14%) SQL
5 6 (6.98%) Java
6 5 (5.81%) Scala
6 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.65%) PHP5
8 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.16%) CCNA
1 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
1 2 (2.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Avaya
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle
2 10 (11.63%) Twitter
3 9 (10.47%) Sitecore
3 9 (10.47%) Verint
4 7 (8.14%) JBoss
5 6 (6.98%) Facebook
6 4 (4.65%) Google
6 4 (4.65%) Coremetrics
7 3 (3.49%) EPiServer
7 3 (3.49%) CA
7 3 (3.49%) HP
7 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 3 (3.49%) FatWire
8 2 (2.33%) IBM
8 2 (2.33%) Adobe
8 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.33%) Juniper
9 1 (1.16%) Zend
9 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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