The table below looks at the statistics for Content Management 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 Content Management over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management
Rank 125 110 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Content Management 19 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.92% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.26% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 19
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£288 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.26% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £12.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £19.15 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +36.78%
Content Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Content Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Content Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Content Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Content Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Content Management across the North West region.

Content Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Content Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Content Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Content Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Content Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Content Management across the North West region.

Content Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Content Management
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 Content Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -9 12 £325 -5.45% 8
Merseyside - 5 £166 - 3
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 3
Content Management
England

Content Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Content Management 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 Content Management.

1 21 (50.00%) CMS
2 18 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 17 (40.48%) HTML
4 15 (35.71%) .NET
4 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 15 (35.71%) CSS
5 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
6 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.81%) C#
7 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 10 (23.81%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) jQuery
8 9 (21.43%) Umbraco
8 9 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (19.05%) Drupal
9 8 (19.05%) Marketing
10 7 (16.67%) PHP
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle
10 7 (16.67%) IIS
10 7 (16.67%) Analytics
11 6 (14.29%) Web Development
11 6 (14.29%) Apache
11 6 (14.29%) MVC
12 5 (11.90%) Windows
12 5 (11.90%) Google
12 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.90%) Windows 7

Content Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Content Management 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 Content Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (50.00%) CMS
2 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
3 9 (21.43%) Umbraco
3 9 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (19.05%) Drupal
5 7 (16.67%) IIS
6 6 (14.29%) Apache
7 3 (7.14%) Joomla!
7 3 (7.14%) WordPress
8 2 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (4.76%) JBoss
8 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
8 2 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.38%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Intranet
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Introscope
3 1 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.05%) Marketing
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Content Editor
5 3 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Content Editor
5 3 (7.14%) Web Editor
6 2 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (4.76%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Web Designer
6 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) HTML
2 15 (35.71%) .NET
2 15 (35.71%) CSS
3 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 10 (23.81%) jQuery
4 5 (11.90%) HTML5
5 4 (9.52%) Web Services
6 3 (7.14%) J2EE
6 3 (7.14%) XHTML
6 3 (7.14%) WCF
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.76%) WebCenter
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.76%) Google Maps API
7 2 (4.76%) XML
7 2 (4.76%) SOAP
7 2 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) Social Media
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
1 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) SUSE
2 2 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Analytics
2 6 (14.29%) Web Development
2 6 (14.29%) MVC
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Online Marketing
5 3 (7.14%) Document Management
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Web Design
6 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) B2B
7 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.81%) C#
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) VBScript
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) CA Wily
1 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Google
4 3 (7.14%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.76%) Adobe
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) CA
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) FatWire
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) EPiServer