The first table below looks at the demand for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 25 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 West Midlands 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 72 74 89
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing CMS 48 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.58% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.24% 9.72% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 5
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£325 £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £6.00 £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-41.57% +23.61%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
427 319 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.64% 16.25% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 168 185
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 21 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.47% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.12 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CMS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +8 16 £450 - 4
Warwickshire 0 9 £258 +60.93% 2
Coventry -14 5 £275 +7.31% 1
Staffordshire +4 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 63 (61.76%) HTML
2 59 (57.84%) JavaScript
3 56 (54.90%) CSS
4 51 (50.00%) jQuery
5 38 (37.25%) .NET
6 37 (36.27%) XML
7 31 (30.39%) XSLT
8 28 (27.45%) Java
9 26 (25.49%) J2EE
9 26 (25.49%) Apache
10 25 (24.51%) JSP
11 24 (23.53%) Spring
11 24 (23.53%) HTML5
11 24 (23.53%) CSS3
12 23 (22.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 23 (22.55%) Sitecore
12 23 (22.55%) C#
13 22 (21.57%) Content Management
14 19 (18.63%) Ant
14 19 (18.63%) Web Services
15 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
15 18 (17.65%) Tomcat
15 18 (17.65%) Subversion
15 18 (17.65%) Maven
15 18 (17.65%) JSTL
16 17 (16.67%) REST
16 17 (16.67%) Alterian
16 17 (16.67%) Linux
16 17 (16.67%) Eclipse
16 17 (16.67%) UNIX

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 26 (25.49%) Apache
2 23 (22.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 18 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 11 (10.78%) WordPress
5 10 (9.80%) Umbraco
6 9 (8.82%) IIS
7 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
8 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
8 6 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (5.88%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.94%) Joomla!
10 2 (1.96%) Drupal
11 1 (0.98%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.98%) Liferay
11 1 (0.98%) Node.js
11 1 (0.98%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.98%) Magnolia
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.98%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Magento
2 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.98%) Tridion
3 1 (0.98%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) Intranet
1 8 (7.84%) Internet
2 6 (5.88%) LAN
2 6 (5.88%) WAN
3 4 (3.92%) Nortel Meridian
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.96%) Firewall
5 1 (0.98%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) MySQL
2 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Ant
2 18 (17.65%) Subversion
2 18 (17.65%) Maven
3 17 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.98%) Grunt
5 1 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.98%) Yeoman
5 1 (0.98%) Bower
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.94%) Marketing
2 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (70.59%) Developer
2 28 (27.45%) Web Developer
3 20 (19.61%) Java Developer
4 17 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 13 (12.75%) Java Web Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Architect
7 5 (4.90%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.90%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.92%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Voice Analyst
10 2 (1.96%) PHP Web Developer
10 2 (1.96%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (61.76%) HTML
2 56 (54.90%) CSS
3 51 (50.00%) jQuery
4 38 (37.25%) .NET
5 37 (36.27%) XML
6 31 (30.39%) XSLT
7 26 (25.49%) J2EE
8 25 (24.51%) JSP
9 24 (23.53%) HTML5
9 24 (23.53%) CSS3
9 24 (23.53%) Spring
10 19 (18.63%) Web Services
11 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
11 18 (17.65%) JSTL
12 17 (16.67%) REST
13 13 (12.75%) XHTML
14 8 (7.84%) Hibernate
14 8 (7.84%) Sass
15 7 (6.86%) Struts
16 6 (5.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Social Media
2 6 (5.88%) iPad
3 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.94%) Open Source
4 1 (0.98%) Life Science
4 1 (0.98%) RIA
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) UNIX
1 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Content Management
2 16 (15.69%) MVC
3 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.76%) Web Development
5 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
5 11 (10.78%) Project Management
6 9 (8.82%) SEO
6 9 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.88%) Scrum
7 6 (5.88%) B2C
7 6 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 6 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.88%) Software Architecture
7 6 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.90%) Waterfall
8 5 (4.90%) Integration Testing
9 4 (3.92%) CRM
9 4 (3.92%) ERP
10 3 (2.94%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (57.84%) JavaScript
2 28 (27.45%) Java
3 23 (22.55%) C#
4 12 (11.76%) PHP
5 7 (6.86%) SQL
6 3 (2.94%) Scala
7 2 (1.96%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.98%) Python
8 1 (0.98%) Ruby
8 1 (0.98%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Sitecore
2 17 (16.67%) Alterian
3 7 (6.86%) Adobe
4 6 (5.88%) Avaya
4 6 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle
4 6 (5.88%) JBoss
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) Endeca
4 6 (5.88%) Ektron
4 6 (5.88%) ATG
5 4 (3.92%) BT
5 4 (3.92%) Nortel
5 4 (3.92%) Verint
6 3 (2.94%) Sony
7 2 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (0.98%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.98%) Facebook
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.98%) SAP
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