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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 94 78 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs citing CMS 42 47 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.73% 2.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.82% 8.50% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 45
Average daily rate £300 £269 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £180 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £448 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.92 £40.00 £21.56
% change year-on-year
-67.71% +85.57%
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
537 553 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.56% 20.30% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 327 199
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 28
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.85 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.59% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £36.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 18 £250 - 7
Coventry -6 10 £325 +15.55% 3
Warwickshire +3 5 - - 4
Staffordshire +8 1 £300 -25.00% 3
Wolverhampton -3 1 £300 +36.36%
Walsall - 1 - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 38 (49.35%) CSS
2 37 (48.05%) HTML
3 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (31.17%) .NET
5 24 (31.17%) jQuery
6 21 (27.27%) C#
6 21 (27.27%) Content Management
7 20 (25.97%) HTML5
8 18 (23.38%) MVC
9 17 (22.08%) Web Development
10 15 (19.48%) CSS3
10 15 (19.48%) ASP.NET
11 13 (16.88%) E-Commerce
12 12 (15.58%) PHP
12 12 (15.58%) Project Management
12 12 (15.58%) Front End Development
12 12 (15.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (15.58%) Sitecore
13 11 (14.29%) Adobe
14 10 (12.99%) Umbraco
15 9 (11.69%) WordPress
15 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (11.69%) Finance
16 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
16 8 (10.39%) Java
16 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (10.39%) Sitefinity

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (15.58%) Sitecore CMS
2 10 (12.99%) Umbraco
3 9 (11.69%) WordPress
4 8 (10.39%) Sitefinity
5 5 (6.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (3.90%) IIS
7 2 (2.60%) Drupal
7 2 (2.60%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.60%) Kentico
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) DNS
1 5 (6.49%) HTTP
2 3 (3.90%) Intranet
2 3 (3.90%) SMTP
2 3 (3.90%) SSL
3 2 (2.60%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) 3G
4 1 (1.30%) 4G
4 1 (1.30%) Extranet
4 1 (1.30%) GPRS
4 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.60%) Subversion
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Marketing
4 4 (5.19%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (49.35%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Architect
4 10 (12.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (11.69%) Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Project Manager
6 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (10.39%) HTML CSS Developer
6 8 (10.39%) HTML Developer
6 8 (10.39%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Web Developer
7 7 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.79%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce Architect
8 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 5 (6.49%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Implementation Project Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Web Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (49.35%) CSS
2 37 (48.05%) HTML
3 24 (31.17%) .NET
3 24 (31.17%) jQuery
4 20 (25.97%) HTML5
5 15 (19.48%) ASP.NET
5 15 (19.48%) CSS3
6 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (7.79%) LINQ
8 5 (6.49%) Ajax
8 5 (6.49%) WCF
8 5 (6.49%) XML
9 4 (5.19%) Classic ASP
9 4 (5.19%) J2EE
9 4 (5.19%) REST
9 4 (5.19%) Spring
9 4 (5.19%) Spring MVC
10 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
10 3 (3.90%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) iPad
2 5 (6.49%) User Experience
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Blog
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.30%) New Media
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) PMI
5 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.30%) AIX
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Content Management
3 18 (23.38%) MVC
4 17 (22.08%) Web Development
5 13 (16.88%) E-Commerce
6 12 (15.58%) Front End Development
6 12 (15.58%) Project Management
7 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.79%) CRM
11 5 (6.49%) Web Design
12 4 (5.19%) Change Control
12 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Content Management
13 3 (3.90%) Business Transformation
13 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
13 3 (3.90%) Scrum
13 3 (3.90%) TDD
13 3 (3.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 21 (27.27%) C#
3 12 (15.58%) PHP
4 8 (10.39%) Java
5 4 (5.19%) SQL
6 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.90%) VBScript
7 2 (2.60%) C
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 2 (2.60%) XPath
7 2 (2.60%) XQuery
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) PMP
3 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CIPD
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PMBOK
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Sitecore
2 11 (14.29%) Adobe
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) HP
4 4 (5.19%) Interwoven
4 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle
6 2 (2.60%) ATG
6 2 (2.60%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.60%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) Capita
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix
7 1 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.30%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Telerik