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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 87 80 95
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing CMS 37 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.28% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.91% 7.69% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 9
Average daily rate
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£290 £250 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £333 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
468 351 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.52% 16.65% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 206 216
Average daily rate £350 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £216 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £446 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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
Warwickshire -5 12 £315 +26.00% 5
Coventry +1 9 £275 +10.00% 3
Birmingham -2 5 £250 +4.16% 2
Worcestershire -11 1 £250 -26.90%
Solihull - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 6
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 42 (47.73%) HTML
2 40 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 37 (42.05%) CSS
4 34 (38.64%) jQuery
5 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (28.41%) XML
6 25 (28.41%) .NET
7 24 (27.27%) Content Management
8 22 (25.00%) XSLT
9 20 (22.73%) Web Services
9 20 (22.73%) C#
10 19 (21.59%) CSS3
11 18 (20.45%) HTML5
11 18 (20.45%) E-Commerce
12 17 (19.32%) Apache
12 17 (19.32%) Java
12 17 (19.32%) J2EE
12 17 (19.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (19.32%) Sitecore
13 16 (18.18%) JSP
13 16 (18.18%) Spring
14 15 (17.05%) MySQL
14 15 (17.05%) Project Management
15 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET
15 13 (14.77%) MVC
16 12 (13.64%) XHTML
17 11 (12.50%) PHP
17 11 (12.50%) Photoshop
17 11 (12.50%) SOAP
17 11 (12.50%) Web Development

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (19.32%) Apache
1 17 (19.32%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 8 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 8 (9.09%) IIS
3 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.95%) WordPress
4 5 (5.68%) Joomla!
5 3 (3.41%) Drupal
6 2 (2.27%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.14%) Node.js
7 1 (1.14%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.14%) Liferay
7 1 (1.14%) Magnolia
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Magento
2 2 (2.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.14%) Tridion
3 1 (1.14%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) Internet
2 8 (9.09%) Intranet
3 1 (1.14%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (1.14%) Extranet
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) MySQL
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Ant
2 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
2 7 (7.95%) Subversion
2 7 (7.95%) Maven
3 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.14%) Bower
4 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.14%) Grunt
4 1 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.14%) Yeoman
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Automotive
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (57.95%) Developer
2 19 (21.59%) Web Developer
3 13 (14.77%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.95%) Java Web Developer
7 6 (6.82%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.55%) UI Programmer
9 4 (4.55%) Sitecore Developer
9 4 (4.55%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.55%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.41%) PHP Web Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Web Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Front-End Web Developer
11 2 (2.27%) Magento Developer
11 2 (2.27%) Web Content Manager
11 2 (2.27%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (47.73%) HTML
2 37 (42.05%) CSS
3 34 (38.64%) jQuery
4 25 (28.41%) XML
4 25 (28.41%) .NET
5 22 (25.00%) XSLT
6 20 (22.73%) Web Services
7 19 (21.59%) CSS3
8 18 (20.45%) HTML5
9 17 (19.32%) J2EE
10 16 (18.18%) JSP
10 16 (18.18%) Spring
11 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET
12 12 (13.64%) XHTML
13 11 (12.50%) SOAP
14 10 (11.36%) Hibernate
15 9 (10.23%) Struts
16 8 (9.09%) Servlets
16 8 (9.09%) JDBC
16 8 (9.09%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Social Media
2 8 (9.09%) iPad
3 7 (7.95%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.14%) RIA
5 1 (1.14%) Social Network
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Linux
1 7 (7.95%) UNIX
2 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.27%) Content Management
3 18 (20.45%) E-Commerce
4 15 (17.05%) Project Management
5 13 (14.77%) MVC
6 11 (12.50%) Web Development
7 9 (10.23%) Scrum
7 9 (10.23%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (9.09%) Software Architecture
8 8 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (9.09%) Load Testing
8 8 (9.09%) B2C
9 7 (7.95%) SEO
10 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.68%) ERP
12 4 (4.55%) Line Management
12 4 (4.55%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.55%) Web Design
13 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 20 (22.73%) C#
3 17 (19.32%) Java
4 11 (12.50%) PHP
5 5 (5.68%) SQL
6 2 (2.27%) C
7 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Sitecore
2 8 (9.09%) ATG
2 8 (9.09%) Endeca
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
2 8 (9.09%) JBoss
3 7 (7.95%) Alterian
4 4 (4.55%) Ektron
4 4 (4.55%) Adobe
5 2 (2.27%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) BT
6 1 (1.14%) Nortel
6 1 (1.14%) Avaya
6 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.14%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.14%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.14%) Verint
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
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