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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 93 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs citing CMS 32 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 2.23% 2.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.49% 13.23% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 16
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+86.74% +30.30%
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
493 393 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.34% 16.82% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 199 118
Average daily rate £375 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 28
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £12.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £26.15 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
West Bromwich - 9 £225 -
Birmingham -15 7 £288 -11.53% 7
Staffordshire -6 4 £400 - 5
Wolverhampton +2 3 £220 -12.87%
Coventry -5 1 £400 +23.07% 3
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 41 (75.93%) HTML
1 41 (75.93%) CSS
2 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
3 24 (44.44%) jQuery
4 21 (38.89%) HTML5
5 18 (33.33%) CSS3
6 16 (29.63%) Content Management
7 15 (27.78%) PHP
8 14 (25.93%) MySQL
8 14 (25.93%) .NET
9 13 (24.07%) WordPress
10 11 (20.37%) Linux
10 11 (20.37%) Adobe
11 10 (18.52%) C#
11 10 (18.52%) Photoshop
11 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.52%) Joomla!
12 9 (16.67%) MVC
12 9 (16.67%) LAMP
13 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
13 8 (14.81%) Google
13 8 (14.81%) Web Development
14 7 (12.96%) Umbraco
14 7 (12.96%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (12.96%) Sitecore
14 7 (12.96%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (12.96%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (11.11%) Finance
15 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
15 6 (11.11%) Java

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (24.07%) WordPress
2 10 (18.52%) Joomla!
3 7 (12.96%) Umbraco
3 7 (12.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (7.41%) Drupal
4 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Kentico
6 2 (3.70%) Apache
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.85%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.85%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Photoshop
2 7 (12.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Intranet
2 4 (7.41%) Extranet
3 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Subversion
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.70%) Ant
3 2 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Automotive
2 2 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) Web Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (12.96%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) AWS Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (3.70%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (3.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Change Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (75.93%) HTML
1 41 (75.93%) CSS
2 24 (44.44%) jQuery
3 21 (38.89%) HTML5
4 18 (33.33%) CSS3
5 14 (25.93%) .NET
6 9 (16.67%) LAMP
7 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (7.41%) Spring
9 4 (7.41%) XHTML
9 4 (7.41%) J2EE
10 3 (5.56%) Ajax
11 2 (3.70%) REST
11 2 (3.70%) Sass
11 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (3.70%) Spring MVC
11 2 (3.70%) JSTL
11 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) New Media
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) DTV
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Content Management
2 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.67%) MVC
4 8 (14.81%) Web Development
5 7 (12.96%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 5 (9.26%) CRM
7 5 (9.26%) TDD
8 4 (7.41%) SEO
8 4 (7.41%) Web Design
9 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.56%) Workflow
9 3 (5.56%) Project Management
9 3 (5.56%) Analytics
9 3 (5.56%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.70%) Change Control
10 2 (3.70%) Release Management
10 2 (3.70%) BDD
11 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
11 1 (1.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
2 15 (27.78%) PHP
3 10 (18.52%) C#
4 6 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Plesk
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Adobe
2 8 (14.81%) Google
3 7 (12.96%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) Alterian
5 2 (3.70%) Omniture
6 1 (1.85%) Nortel
6 1 (1.85%) Avaya
6 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.85%) Ektron
6 1 (1.85%) Verint
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