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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 132 89 68
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -21
Contract jobs citing CMS 15 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 1.49% 2.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.51% 9.21% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 24
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£325 £390 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £517 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £14.81 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.26% +12.50%
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
597 445 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.36% 16.12% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 225 238
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 44
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.96 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 11 £316 -1.17% 24
Cheshire -4 3 £325 -16.66% 17
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 5
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 35 (56.45%) HTML
2 32 (51.61%) CSS
3 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 24 (38.71%) jQuery
5 23 (37.10%) .NET
6 22 (35.48%) C#
7 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
8 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET
9 15 (24.19%) PHP
10 14 (22.58%) MVC
10 14 (22.58%) Content Management
11 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.97%) Drupal
11 13 (20.97%) E-Commerce
12 11 (17.74%) Marketing
12 11 (17.74%) Open Source
12 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
13 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
13 9 (14.52%) XML
13 9 (14.52%) XHTML
13 9 (14.52%) HTML5
14 8 (12.90%) Orchard CMS
14 8 (12.90%) MySQL
14 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (12.90%) Email Marketing
14 8 (12.90%) TDD
14 8 (12.90%) Ruby
15 7 (11.29%) Scrum

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (20.97%) Drupal
2 8 (12.90%) Orchard CMS
3 7 (11.29%) Umbraco
4 6 (9.68%) Apache
5 5 (8.06%) Apache Solr
5 5 (8.06%) Apache Spark
6 3 (4.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.23%) IIS
7 2 (3.23%) WordPress
7 2 (3.23%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (3.23%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.61%) Kentico
8 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.61%) JBoss
8 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Google Analytics
1 3 (4.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) MySQL
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.06%) RavenDB
5 2 (3.23%) MS Access
6 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) DB2
6 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.06%) Behat
3 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) Introscope
General
1 11 (17.74%) Marketing
2 7 (11.29%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Publishing
4 3 (4.84%) Finance
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.61%) Local Government
6 1 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (70.97%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Web Developer
3 8 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (8.06%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Magento Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.23%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 2 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (56.45%) HTML
2 32 (51.61%) CSS
3 24 (38.71%) jQuery
4 23 (37.10%) .NET
5 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET
6 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (14.52%) HTML5
7 9 (14.52%) XML
7 9 (14.52%) XHTML
8 8 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (11.29%) Web Services
9 7 (11.29%) Ajax
9 7 (11.29%) CSS3
10 6 (9.68%) RESTful
11 5 (8.06%) LINQ
11 5 (8.06%) Sinatra
11 5 (8.06%) Regular Expression
11 5 (8.06%) Lucene
11 5 (8.06%) SAML
12 3 (4.84%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Open Source
2 7 (11.29%) NHS
3 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.06%) Social Network
4 3 (4.84%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.84%) Blog
4 3 (4.84%) Social Media
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
1 1 (1.61%) SUSE
1 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) MVC
1 14 (22.58%) Content Management
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) E-Commerce
3 8 (12.90%) TDD
3 8 (12.90%) Email Marketing
4 7 (11.29%) Scrum
5 6 (9.68%) SOA
5 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.06%) Workflow
6 5 (8.06%) ITIL
6 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Analytics
6 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.45%) OO
8 3 (4.84%) CRM
8 3 (4.84%) SEO
8 3 (4.84%) Document Management
8 3 (4.84%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 22 (35.48%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) PHP
4 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
5 8 (12.90%) Ruby
6 7 (11.29%) SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) Java
7 1 (1.61%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.61%) CA Wily
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Google
3 3 (4.84%) Coremetrics
3 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.84%) Facebook
3 3 (4.84%) Twitter
4 2 (3.23%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (1.61%) CA
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) FatWire
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) hybris
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