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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 104 83 60
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs citing CMS 36 46 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.62% 2.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.21% 9.06% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 56
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£300 £395 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +43.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £287 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.60% -16.66%
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
499 508 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.46% 17.84% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 222 327
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £224 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 45
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -2.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £36.81 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -7 29 £325 -18.75% 19
Merseyside -2 4 £142 - 3
Cheshire +2 1 £475 - 8
Lancashire -17 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Cumbria - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 47 (61.04%) CSS
2 46 (59.74%) HTML
3 41 (53.25%) JavaScript
4 26 (33.77%) jQuery
5 24 (31.17%) C#
5 24 (31.17%) .NET
6 23 (29.87%) Content Management
7 20 (25.97%) PHP
8 19 (24.68%) MySQL
8 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
9 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET
10 15 (19.48%) MVC
11 14 (18.18%) XML
12 13 (16.88%) Linux
12 13 (16.88%) Drupal
13 12 (15.58%) HTML5
13 12 (15.58%) Apache
13 12 (15.58%) E-Commerce
14 11 (14.29%) Avaya
14 11 (14.29%) Web Services
14 11 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (14.29%) CSS3
14 11 (14.29%) Umbraco
14 11 (14.29%) Marketing
15 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (12.99%) Twitter
15 10 (12.99%) Finance
16 9 (11.69%) XHTML
16 9 (11.69%) Verint
17 8 (10.39%) SQL

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (16.88%) Drupal
2 12 (15.58%) Apache
3 11 (14.29%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.90%) IIS
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.60%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.60%) WordPress
6 2 (2.60%) EPiServer CMS
6 2 (2.60%) Orchard CMS
6 2 (2.60%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.30%) Escenic
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.90%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (5.19%) H.323
2 4 (5.19%) MGW
2 4 (5.19%) PSTN
2 4 (5.19%) VoIP
3 3 (3.90%) Wireless
4 2 (2.60%) HTTP
5 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.30%) DNS
5 1 (1.30%) 802.11
5 1 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) MySQL
1 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.60%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Behat
3 4 (5.19%) Subversion
4 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.60%) Introscope
6 1 (1.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (14.29%) Marketing
2 10 (12.99%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (61.04%) Developer
2 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
2 9 (11.69%) Drupal Developer
3 8 (10.39%) Web Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) PHP Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Avaya Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Magento Developer
7 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.04%) CSS
2 46 (59.74%) HTML
3 26 (33.77%) jQuery
4 24 (31.17%) .NET
5 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET
6 14 (18.18%) XML
7 12 (15.58%) HTML5
8 11 (14.29%) CSS3
8 11 (14.29%) Web Services
9 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.69%) XHTML
11 5 (6.49%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (5.19%) LINQ
12 4 (5.19%) Ajax
12 4 (5.19%) LAMP
13 3 (3.90%) XSL
13 3 (3.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Open Source
1 5 (6.49%) Social Media
2 4 (5.19%) NHS
2 4 (5.19%) Copywriting
2 4 (5.19%) Blog
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 7 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (2.60%) SUSE
3 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Content Management
2 15 (19.48%) MVC
3 12 (15.58%) E-Commerce
4 11 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.79%) Web Development
5 6 (7.79%) Analytics
6 5 (6.49%) Automated Testing
6 5 (6.49%) SEO
7 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.19%) Scrum
7 4 (5.19%) Web Design
7 4 (5.19%) Pay per click
7 4 (5.19%) Email Marketing
8 3 (3.90%) TDD
8 3 (3.90%) Document Management
8 3 (3.90%) Workflow
8 3 (3.90%) OO
8 3 (3.90%) OO PHP
8 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) JavaScript
2 24 (31.17%) C#
3 20 (25.97%) PHP
4 8 (10.39%) SQL
5 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.90%) PHP5
7 2 (2.60%) Java
7 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
8 1 (1.30%) XPath
8 1 (1.30%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) CCNA
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Firmware
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.60%) CA Wily
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Avaya
2 10 (12.99%) Twitter
3 9 (11.69%) Verint
4 7 (9.09%) Oracle
5 6 (7.79%) Facebook
6 4 (5.19%) Google
6 4 (5.19%) Coremetrics
6 4 (5.19%) Sitecore
7 3 (3.90%) Adobe
7 3 (3.90%) FatWire
7 3 (3.90%) VMware
7 3 (3.90%) JBoss
8 2 (2.60%) IBM
8 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.60%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.30%) Zend
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