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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 93 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing CMS 29 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.11% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.94% 6.34% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 11
Average daily rate
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£280 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £317 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.60% -16.66%
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
488 363 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.17% 17.47% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 207 189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 30
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Birmingham -2 6 £263 +14.13% 3
Coventry -6 6 £275 +10.00%
Warwickshire -9 6 - - 4
Worcestershire -8 1 £250 -23.66%
Staffordshire -10 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (39.24%) HTML
2 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 29 (36.71%) CSS
3 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (30.38%) jQuery
5 22 (27.85%) E-Commerce
6 21 (26.58%) XML
7 20 (25.32%) Web Services
7 20 (25.32%) .NET
7 20 (25.32%) Content Management
8 19 (24.05%) XSLT
9 18 (22.78%) CSS3
10 17 (21.52%) HTML5
11 16 (20.25%) C#
11 16 (20.25%) Project Management
12 15 (18.99%) MySQL
13 14 (17.72%) Java
13 14 (17.72%) J2EE
13 14 (17.72%) Apache
13 14 (17.72%) Spring
14 13 (16.46%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (16.46%) Sitecore
15 12 (15.19%) SOAP
15 12 (15.19%) JSP
16 11 (13.92%) MVC
16 11 (13.92%) Web Development
16 11 (13.92%) Photoshop
16 11 (13.92%) XHTML
17 10 (12.66%) Internet
17 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (17.72%) Apache
2 13 (16.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (11.39%) WebSphere
4 8 (10.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (10.13%) WebLogic
4 8 (10.13%) IIS
4 8 (10.13%) JBoss
4 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.86%) WordPress
6 6 (7.59%) Joomla!
7 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.06%) Umbraco
8 2 (2.53%) Alfresco
8 2 (2.53%) Magnolia
8 2 (2.53%) Drupal
9 1 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Magento
2 2 (2.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.27%) Fredhopper
3 1 (1.27%) Tridion
3 1 (1.27%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) Internet
2 8 (10.13%) Intranet
3 1 (1.27%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) MySQL
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Ant
2 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.06%) Subversion
2 4 (5.06%) Maven
3 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.27%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.27%) Grunt
4 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.27%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.27%) Bower
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Automotive
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) Developer
2 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 12 (15.19%) Web Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.59%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.06%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.06%) UI Developer
6 4 (5.06%) UI Programmer
6 4 (5.06%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Magento Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Web Manager
7 3 (3.80%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) HTML
2 29 (36.71%) CSS
3 24 (30.38%) jQuery
4 21 (26.58%) XML
5 20 (25.32%) .NET
5 20 (25.32%) Web Services
6 19 (24.05%) XSLT
7 18 (22.78%) CSS3
8 17 (21.52%) HTML5
9 14 (17.72%) Spring
9 14 (17.72%) J2EE
10 12 (15.19%) JSP
10 12 (15.19%) SOAP
11 11 (13.92%) XHTML
12 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
12 10 (12.66%) Hibernate
13 8 (10.13%) Servlets
13 8 (10.13%) JDBC
13 8 (10.13%) JMS
13 8 (10.13%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Social Media
2 8 (10.13%) iPad
3 7 (8.86%) User Experience
4 3 (3.80%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) Social Network
5 1 (1.27%) RIA
5 1 (1.27%) Kindle
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) UNIX
1 4 (5.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.85%) E-Commerce
3 20 (25.32%) Content Management
4 16 (20.25%) Project Management
5 11 (13.92%) MVC
5 11 (13.92%) Web Development
6 10 (12.66%) Scrum
7 8 (10.13%) Load Testing
7 8 (10.13%) B2C
7 8 (10.13%) Software Architecture
7 8 (10.13%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (10.13%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.86%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.86%) SEO
9 6 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.33%) ERP
11 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.06%) Web Design
11 4 (5.06%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
2 16 (20.25%) C#
3 14 (17.72%) Java
4 10 (12.66%) PHP
5 3 (3.80%) SQL
6 2 (2.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Sitecore
2 9 (11.39%) ATG
2 9 (11.39%) Endeca
3 8 (10.13%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Adobe
4 4 (5.06%) Alterian
5 2 (2.53%) Google
5 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.27%) Omniture
6 1 (1.27%) Ektron
6 1 (1.27%) hybris
6 1 (1.27%) Demandware
6 1 (1.27%) Verint
6 1 (1.27%) Nortel
6 1 (1.27%) Avaya
6 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.27%) BT
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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