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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 76 76 91
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing CMS 45 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.78% 1.52% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.80% 8.84% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £325 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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 £12.30 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-36.92% +8.33%
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
459 362 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.19% 17.15% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 203 193
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.20 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 14 £258 +3.00% 1
Birmingham +7 12 £475 +106.52% 6
Coventry -7 6 £275 +10.00% 2
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 54 (55.67%) HTML
2 52 (53.61%) JavaScript
3 48 (49.48%) CSS
4 45 (46.39%) jQuery
5 32 (32.99%) XML
6 29 (29.90%) .NET
7 27 (27.84%) XSLT
8 24 (24.74%) Java
8 24 (24.74%) CSS3
9 23 (23.71%) Content Management
9 23 (23.71%) HTML5
10 22 (22.68%) J2EE
10 22 (22.68%) Apache
11 21 (21.65%) C#
11 21 (21.65%) JSP
11 21 (21.65%) Web Services
11 21 (21.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (21.65%) Sitecore
12 20 (20.62%) Spring
13 15 (15.46%) MySQL
13 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET
13 15 (15.46%) XHTML
13 15 (15.46%) Project Management
13 15 (15.46%) MVC
14 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (13.40%) Ant
15 13 (13.40%) Photoshop
16 12 (12.37%) Tomcat
16 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
16 12 (12.37%) Subversion

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (22.68%) Apache
2 21 (21.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (12.37%) Tomcat
4 10 (10.31%) Umbraco
5 9 (9.28%) IIS
6 8 (8.25%) WordPress
6 8 (8.25%) WebSphere
6 8 (8.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (8.25%) WebLogic
7 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.09%) Joomla!
8 3 (3.09%) Drupal
9 2 (2.06%) Alfresco
10 1 (1.03%) Liferay
10 1 (1.03%) Node.js
10 1 (1.03%) Sitefinity
10 1 (1.03%) Magnolia
Applications
1 13 (13.40%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.06%) Magento
2 1 (1.03%) Tridion
2 1 (1.03%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) Internet
2 8 (8.25%) Intranet
3 6 (6.19%) LAN
3 6 (6.19%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) Nortel Meridian
4 4 (4.12%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.06%) Firewall
6 1 (1.03%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) MySQL
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.40%) Ant
2 12 (12.37%) Subversion
2 12 (12.37%) Maven
3 11 (11.34%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.03%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.03%) Grunt
5 1 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.03%) Yeoman
5 1 (1.03%) Bower
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Marketing
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.06%) Automotive
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Advertising
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (63.92%) Developer
2 22 (22.68%) Web Developer
3 17 (17.53%) Front-End Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.25%) Architect
5 8 (8.25%) Java Web Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.12%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.12%) PHP Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (4.12%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.12%) UI Programmer
7 4 (4.12%) Sitecore Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Voice Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Umbraco Developer
9 2 (2.06%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.67%) HTML
2 48 (49.48%) CSS
3 45 (46.39%) jQuery
4 32 (32.99%) XML
5 29 (29.90%) .NET
6 27 (27.84%) XSLT
7 24 (24.74%) CSS3
8 23 (23.71%) HTML5
9 22 (22.68%) J2EE
10 21 (21.65%) JSP
10 21 (21.65%) Web Services
11 20 (20.62%) Spring
12 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET
12 15 (15.46%) XHTML
13 12 (12.37%) JSTL
14 11 (11.34%) REST
15 10 (10.31%) Hibernate
16 9 (9.28%) SOAP
16 9 (9.28%) Struts
17 8 (8.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Social Media
2 8 (8.25%) iPad
3 3 (3.09%) Open Source
4 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) UNIX
1 11 (11.34%) Linux
2 3 (3.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Content Management
2 15 (15.46%) Project Management
2 15 (15.46%) MVC
3 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
4 12 (12.37%) Web Development
4 12 (12.37%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (9.28%) SEO
6 8 (8.25%) B2C
6 8 (8.25%) Load Testing
6 8 (8.25%) Software Architecture
6 8 (8.25%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.22%) Scrum
8 6 (6.19%) Web Design
8 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.15%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.15%) ERP
10 3 (3.09%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.61%) JavaScript
2 24 (24.74%) Java
3 21 (21.65%) C#
4 9 (9.28%) PHP
5 6 (6.19%) SQL
6 3 (3.09%) Scala
7 2 (2.06%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Sitecore
2 11 (11.34%) Alterian
3 8 (8.25%) Endeca
3 8 (8.25%) ATG
3 8 (8.25%) Oracle
3 8 (8.25%) JBoss
4 6 (6.19%) Cisco
4 6 (6.19%) Avaya
4 6 (6.19%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.15%) Ektron
6 4 (4.12%) BT
6 4 (4.12%) Adobe
6 4 (4.12%) Nortel
6 4 (4.12%) Verint
7 2 (2.06%) Google
8 1 (1.03%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.03%) Facebook
8 1 (1.03%) Sony
8 1 (1.03%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.03%) SAP
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