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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 120 91 75
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -16
Contract jobs citing CMS 36 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 1.42% 1.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.50% 9.67% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 20
Average daily rate
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£326 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £14.81 - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.58 £22.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+70.36% +47.03%
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
654 455 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.84% 14.64% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 252 170
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 40
Average hourly rate £17.25 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -16 27 £325 -10.34% 23
Cheshire -5 6 £356 +18.75% 9
Lancashire -4 1 £500 +66.66% 4
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 34 (50.75%) .NET
2 26 (38.81%) C#
2 26 (38.81%) HTML
3 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
4 22 (32.84%) CSS
4 22 (32.84%) MVC
4 22 (32.84%) jQuery
5 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET
6 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.88%) PHP
7 16 (23.88%) SQL Server
8 13 (19.40%) Umbraco
9 12 (17.91%) HTML5
10 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (16.42%) TDD
11 10 (14.93%) Drupal
11 10 (14.93%) CSS3
12 9 (13.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (13.43%) Sitecore
13 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (11.94%) Web Services
13 8 (11.94%) OO
14 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
14 7 (10.45%) SQL
14 7 (10.45%) Ruby
14 7 (10.45%) Open Source
15 6 (8.96%) AngularJS
15 6 (8.96%) Ajax
15 6 (8.96%) WCF
15 6 (8.96%) Content Management

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (19.40%) Umbraco
2 10 (14.93%) Drupal
3 9 (13.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (7.46%) Sitefinity
4 5 (7.46%) Orchard CMS
5 4 (5.97%) Apache
6 3 (4.48%) IIS
6 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.48%) WordPress
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.99%) JBoss
8 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
8 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.49%) Kentico
8 1 (1.49%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) IaaS
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
1 2 (2.99%) PaaS
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) SSH
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
1 2 (2.99%) Extranet
1 2 (2.99%) SMTP
1 2 (2.99%) SNMP
1 2 (2.99%) DNS
1 2 (2.99%) SSL
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) MySQL
3 5 (7.46%) MS Access
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.99%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
1 5 (7.46%) TeamCity
2 4 (5.97%) NUnit
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
3 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.99%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.46%) Retail
1 5 (7.46%) Publishing
1 5 (7.46%) Marketing
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (74.63%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Web Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Umbraco Developer
6 4 (5.97%) CMS Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.48%) VBA Developer
7 3 (4.48%) UI Programmer
7 3 (4.48%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (4.48%) UI Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.75%) .NET
2 26 (38.81%) HTML
3 22 (32.84%) CSS
3 22 (32.84%) jQuery
4 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET
5 12 (17.91%) HTML5
6 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (14.93%) CSS3
8 8 (11.94%) Web Services
9 6 (8.96%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.96%) Ajax
9 6 (8.96%) WCF
10 5 (7.46%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (5.97%) XML
12 3 (4.48%) XHTML
12 3 (4.48%) JSON
12 3 (4.48%) RESTful
12 3 (4.48%) REST
12 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Open Source
2 5 (7.46%) Social Network
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.49%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) MVC
2 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) TDD
4 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (11.94%) OO
5 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
6 6 (8.96%) Content Management
7 5 (7.46%) SOA
7 5 (7.46%) CRM
7 5 (7.46%) Email Marketing
8 4 (5.97%) BDD
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
8 4 (5.97%) OOP
9 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.48%) OO PHP
9 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.48%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (2.99%) SIEM
10 2 (2.99%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) C#
2 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
3 16 (23.88%) PHP
4 7 (10.45%) SQL
4 7 (10.45%) Ruby
5 6 (8.96%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.46%) Java
7 4 (5.97%) PHP5
8 3 (4.48%) Python
8 3 (4.48%) VBA
9 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Sitecore
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) VMware
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.99%) Symantec
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) IBM
4 1 (1.49%) Avaya
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe
4 1 (1.49%) Zend
4 1 (1.49%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.49%) hybris
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