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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 87 60 67
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing CMS 38 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 2.30% 1.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.97% 14.44% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 17
Average daily rate
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£250 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +50.00%
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
545 381 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.23% 15.94% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 198 133
Average daily rate £375 £336 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 25
Average hourly rate £15.85 £16.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -29.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.30 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £22.40 £55.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -8 8 £255 -21.53% 7
West Bromwich - 7 £225 -
Staffordshire - 5 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton +5 4 £220 -12.87%
Coventry -9 2 £281 -13.46%
Shropshire - 2 £294 - 2
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (71.43%) CSS
2 39 (69.64%) HTML
3 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
4 23 (41.07%) jQuery
5 21 (37.50%) HTML5
6 18 (32.14%) Content Management
7 17 (30.36%) CSS3
8 14 (25.00%) PHP
9 13 (23.21%) MySQL
10 12 (21.43%) .NET
10 12 (21.43%) Linux
11 11 (19.64%) Photoshop
11 11 (19.64%) Adobe
11 11 (19.64%) WordPress
12 9 (16.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (16.07%) Sitecore
12 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (16.07%) C#
13 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 8 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (14.29%) LAMP
13 8 (14.29%) Web Development
13 8 (14.29%) Umbraco
13 8 (14.29%) Joomla!
14 7 (12.50%) Google
14 7 (12.50%) MVC
14 7 (12.50%) SEO
14 7 (12.50%) Project Management
14 7 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (19.64%) WordPress
2 9 (16.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (14.29%) Umbraco
3 8 (14.29%) Joomla!
4 5 (8.93%) Drupal
5 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Apache
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.57%) Kentico
7 2 (3.57%) Alfresco
7 2 (3.57%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Photoshop
2 8 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.57%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Intranet
1 4 (7.14%) Extranet
2 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Subversion
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.57%) Ant
3 2 (3.57%) JUnit
3 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (69.64%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Web Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Sitecore Developer
5 3 (5.36%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (3.57%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (3.57%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (3.57%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (71.43%) CSS
2 39 (69.64%) HTML
3 23 (41.07%) jQuery
4 21 (37.50%) HTML5
5 17 (30.36%) CSS3
6 12 (21.43%) .NET
7 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 8 (14.29%) LAMP
8 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (8.93%) XHTML
9 4 (7.14%) J2EE
9 4 (7.14%) Spring
9 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (5.36%) Ajax
11 2 (3.57%) JSP
11 2 (3.57%) XML
11 2 (3.57%) XSLT
11 2 (3.57%) Spring MVC
11 2 (3.57%) JSTL
11 2 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) New Media
2 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) Open Source
2 2 (3.57%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Social Media
3 1 (1.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Content Management
2 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.29%) Web Development
4 7 (12.50%) MVC
4 7 (12.50%) SEO
4 7 (12.50%) Project Management
4 7 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.93%) CRM
7 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.14%) Web Design
8 3 (5.36%) Analytics
8 3 (5.36%) BDD
8 3 (5.36%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.36%) TDD
8 3 (5.36%) Workflow
9 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.57%) Information Security Management
9 2 (3.57%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
2 14 (25.00%) PHP
3 9 (16.07%) C#
4 6 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (5.36%) SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Plesk
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Adobe
2 9 (16.07%) Sitecore
3 7 (12.50%) Google
4 3 (5.36%) SAP
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) Omniture
5 2 (3.57%) Alterian
6 1 (1.79%) Verint
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.79%) Ektron
6 1 (1.79%) Nortel
6 1 (1.79%) Avaya
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