The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 91 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing CMS 25 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.96% 1.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 13.61% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 20
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.78 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +32.35%
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 West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
509 316 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.88% 14.42% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 174 143
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £235 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 25
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.03 £21.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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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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 -19 8 £294 +6.81% 7
Staffordshire - 4 £400 - 4
Coventry -1 2 £281 -6.25%
Shropshire - 2 £294 - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 4
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 26 (60.47%) CSS
2 25 (58.14%) HTML
3 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 16 (37.21%) Content Management
5 14 (32.56%) jQuery
6 12 (27.91%) .NET
7 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (25.58%) HTML5
8 9 (20.93%) CSS3
8 9 (20.93%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (20.93%) Sitecore
8 9 (20.93%) C#
9 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
9 8 (18.60%) Project Management
9 8 (18.60%) Umbraco
10 7 (16.28%) MVC
10 7 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (13.95%) Linux
11 6 (13.95%) Photoshop
11 6 (13.95%) Java
12 5 (11.63%) PHP
12 5 (11.63%) J2EE
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
12 5 (11.63%) Adobe
12 5 (11.63%) Finance
12 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.63%) Drupal
12 5 (11.63%) Spring

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 9 (20.93%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (18.60%) Umbraco
3 5 (11.63%) Drupal
4 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.98%) Alfresco
6 2 (4.65%) WordPress
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.65%) Apache
6 2 (4.65%) Kentico
6 2 (4.65%) Sitefinity
6 2 (4.65%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (2.33%) Magnolia
7 1 (2.33%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.65%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Intranet
1 4 (9.30%) Extranet
2 2 (4.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Ant
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Automotive
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Web Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.33%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.33%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) CSS
2 25 (58.14%) HTML
3 14 (32.56%) jQuery
4 12 (27.91%) .NET
5 11 (25.58%) HTML5
6 9 (20.93%) CSS3
7 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
8 5 (11.63%) J2EE
8 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (11.63%) Spring
9 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (6.98%) Ajax
11 2 (4.65%) JSTL
11 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
11 2 (4.65%) JSP
11 2 (4.65%) XML
11 2 (4.65%) XSLT
11 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (4.65%) Sass
11 2 (4.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Open Source
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) DTV
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Content Management
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Project Management
4 7 (16.28%) MVC
4 7 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.30%) CRM
7 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.98%) BDD
7 3 (6.98%) Web Development
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 3 (6.98%) ERP
7 3 (6.98%) SEO
7 3 (6.98%) Web Application Development
7 3 (6.98%) Analytics
8 2 (4.65%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.65%) Information Security Management
8 2 (4.65%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.93%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) Java
4 5 (11.63%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Sitecore
2 5 (11.63%) Adobe
3 3 (6.98%) Google
3 3 (6.98%) SAP
4 2 (4.65%) Alterian
4 2 (4.65%) Omniture
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Avaya
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Nortel
5 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.33%) Ektron
5 1 (2.33%) Verint
5 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
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