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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 126 110 91
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing CMS 42 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.84% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.16% 5.15% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 20
Average daily rate
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£481 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.84 £12.65 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+175.37% -29.72%
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
682 505 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.77% 16.37% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 258 239
Average daily rate £416 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 August 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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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 -13 24 £394 +21.15% 14
Lancashire -4 10 £500 +122.22% 4
Merseyside - 4 £300 - 4
Cheshire -9 3 £520 +18.45% 9
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (50.63%) .NET
2 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (29.11%) C#
3 23 (29.11%) HTML
4 19 (24.05%) MVC
5 17 (21.52%) Java
5 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
5 17 (21.52%) CSS
5 17 (21.52%) Umbraco
5 17 (21.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (21.52%) Sitecore
6 16 (20.25%) HTML5
6 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET
7 14 (17.72%) PHP
8 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
9 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (15.19%) Symantec
9 12 (15.19%) jQuery
10 10 (12.66%) CRM
10 10 (12.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (11.39%) MySQL
12 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
12 8 (10.13%) TDD
12 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (10.13%) CSS3
12 8 (10.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (8.86%) Information Security
13 7 (8.86%) SQL
13 7 (8.86%) Linux

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (21.52%) Umbraco
1 17 (21.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (10.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.80%) Sitefinity
3 3 (3.80%) IIS
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) Apache
4 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.53%) Drupal
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) WordPress
5 1 (1.27%) Mule
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.27%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Magento
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.27%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (1.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
1 2 (2.53%) PaaS
1 2 (2.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) SNMP
1 2 (2.53%) DNS
1 2 (2.53%) SSL
1 2 (2.53%) Internet
1 2 (2.53%) Extranet
1 2 (2.53%) SSH
1 2 (2.53%) SMTP
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) MySQL
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.80%) MS Access
5 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.53%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) TeamCity
2 5 (6.33%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) NUnit
4 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.80%) Selenium
5 2 (2.53%) Yeoman
5 2 (2.53%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.27%) Redmine
6 1 (1.27%) Hudson
6 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.27%) Grunt
6 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.27%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 10 (12.66%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (7.59%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Finance
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (48.10%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) PHP Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Designer
6 5 (6.33%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.33%) UX Designer
7 4 (5.06%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) CMS Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.80%) UI Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Designer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.80%) VBA Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (50.63%) .NET
2 23 (29.11%) HTML
3 17 (21.52%) CSS
4 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET
4 16 (20.25%) HTML5
5 12 (15.19%) jQuery
6 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (10.13%) CSS3
7 7 (8.86%) Web Services
8 6 (7.59%) WCF
9 5 (6.33%) Ajax
10 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.80%) XML
11 3 (3.80%) JSON
11 3 (3.80%) REST
12 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.53%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) User Experience
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.27%) W3C
3 1 (1.27%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Linux
2 3 (3.80%) CentOS
3 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.05%) MVC
3 10 (12.66%) CRM
4 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.13%) TDD
5 7 (8.86%) Information Security
6 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.59%) SOA
6 6 (7.59%) OO
7 4 (5.06%) OOP
7 4 (5.06%) ERP
7 4 (5.06%) BDD
8 3 (3.80%) Time Management
8 3 (3.80%) Automation Testing
8 3 (3.80%) SDLC
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.80%) Web Development
8 3 (3.80%) Scrum
9 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.53%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.11%) C#
2 17 (21.52%) Java
2 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.72%) PHP
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
5 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.80%) VBA
6 3 (3.80%) PHP5
7 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.53%) Python
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) cPanel
2 2 (2.53%) Hyperic
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Sitecore
2 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.19%) Symantec
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle
5 3 (3.80%) Adobe
5 3 (3.80%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Endeca
6 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.53%) Retek
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.53%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.53%) ATG
6 2 (2.53%) Stellent
7 1 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.27%) Zend
7 1 (1.27%) Ektron
7 1 (1.27%) hybris
7 1 (1.27%) Eloqua
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