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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 99 83 104
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Contract jobs citing CMS 33 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.77% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.45% 9.72% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £294 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £17.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.65 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-42.50% +22.22%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
443 494 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.65% 18.24% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 228 371
Average daily rate £325 £313 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 52
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cheshire -1 13 £440 +30.22% 11
Manchester -19 13 £275 -21.42% 14
Lancashire - 3 £225 - 2
Merseyside +3 2 £148 -54.61% 2
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (49.35%) HTML
2 36 (46.75%) JavaScript
2 36 (46.75%) CSS
3 32 (41.56%) .NET
4 31 (40.26%) C#
5 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
5 20 (25.97%) jQuery
6 19 (24.68%) MVC
7 18 (23.38%) SQL Server
7 18 (23.38%) MySQL
8 17 (22.08%) PHP
9 15 (19.48%) XML
9 15 (19.48%) Finance
9 15 (19.48%) HTML5
9 15 (19.48%) CSS3
10 14 (18.18%) Umbraco
10 14 (18.18%) Content Management
10 14 (18.18%) Linux
11 11 (14.29%) Avaya
12 10 (12.99%) LAMP
12 10 (12.99%) NUnit
12 10 (12.99%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (12.99%) Sitecore
13 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (11.69%) Verint
13 9 (11.69%) XHTML
14 8 (10.39%) Web Services
14 8 (10.39%) Oracle
14 8 (10.39%) Web Development
14 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (18.18%) Umbraco
2 10 (12.99%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (10.39%) Drupal
4 6 (7.79%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (7.79%) WordPress
4 6 (7.79%) IIS
5 5 (6.49%) Apache
5 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.49%) MQSeries
5 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.49%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (6.49%) Escenic
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) 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 1 (1.30%) SSH
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) MySQL
1 18 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) NUnit
2 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.79%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.49%) Subversion
4 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
5 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
2 5 (6.49%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) German Language
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (70.13%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Umbraco Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
5 7 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Web Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Avaya Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Drupal Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Java Programmer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Programmer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (49.35%) HTML
2 36 (46.75%) CSS
3 32 (41.56%) .NET
4 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
4 20 (25.97%) jQuery
5 15 (19.48%) HTML5
5 15 (19.48%) CSS3
5 15 (19.48%) XML
6 10 (12.99%) LAMP
7 9 (11.69%) XHTML
7 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (10.39%) Web Services
9 6 (7.79%) Struts
9 6 (7.79%) Spring
9 6 (7.79%) Ajax
9 6 (7.79%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (6.49%) JSON
10 5 (6.49%) JSF
10 5 (6.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Open Source
2 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Social Media
3 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 7 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) MVC
2 14 (18.18%) Content Management
3 8 (10.39%) Web Development
4 7 (9.09%) Web Design
4 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.09%) OOP
5 6 (7.79%) OO
5 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
5 6 (7.79%) Scrum
5 6 (7.79%) TDD
6 5 (6.49%) UML
6 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.49%) BDD
6 5 (6.49%) OOD
6 5 (6.49%) RUP
6 5 (6.49%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (6.49%) OO PHP
7 3 (3.90%) Project Management
8 2 (2.60%) Change Management
8 2 (2.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.75%) JavaScript
2 31 (40.26%) C#
3 17 (22.08%) PHP
4 7 (9.09%) SQL
4 7 (9.09%) Java
5 6 (7.79%) PHP5
6 5 (6.49%) Scala
7 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) Ruby
8 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.30%) CCNA
1 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 5 (6.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Avaya
2 10 (12.99%) Sitecore
3 9 (11.69%) Verint
4 8 (10.39%) Oracle
5 6 (7.79%) Twitter
6 5 (6.49%) JBoss
7 4 (5.19%) Adobe
8 2 (2.60%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) FrontRange
8 2 (2.60%) EPiServer
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) BMC
8 2 (2.60%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) Sony
8 2 (2.60%) Facebook
8 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.30%) FatWire
9 1 (1.30%) Open Text
9 1 (1.30%) VMware
9 1 (1.30%) hybris
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