The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 67 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing CMS 52 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.19% 1.86% 1.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.94% 10.79% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 13
Average daily rate £275 £288 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.05%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
373 315 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.69% 17.19% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 141 157
Average daily rate £330 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £54.44 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
CMS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 16 £325 +49.42% 2
Coventry 0 11 £325 +4.00% 2
Warwickshire -2 5 £265 - 1
Wolverhampton -9 4 £253 -8.18%
Walsall - 3 £425 - 1
Solihull - 1 £300 -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (80.56%) HTML
2 54 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 53 (73.61%) CSS
4 47 (65.28%) jQuery
5 33 (45.83%) .NET
6 28 (38.89%) XML
7 27 (37.50%) Java
8 25 (34.72%) J2EE
8 25 (34.72%) JSP
8 25 (34.72%) Apache
8 25 (34.72%) Subversion
9 24 (33.33%) Maven
9 24 (33.33%) JSTL
9 24 (33.33%) Tomcat
9 24 (33.33%) XSLT
9 24 (33.33%) Ant
9 24 (33.33%) Eclipse
10 23 (31.94%) Linux
10 23 (31.94%) UNIX
10 23 (31.94%) Alterian
10 23 (31.94%) Spring
10 23 (31.94%) REST
11 15 (20.83%) Content Management
11 15 (20.83%) CSS3
11 15 (20.83%) HTML5
12 12 (16.67%) C#
13 10 (13.89%) PHP
13 10 (13.89%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (13.89%) Sitecore
14 9 (12.50%) Photoshop

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (34.72%) Apache
2 24 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 10 (13.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (8.33%) Umbraco
5 5 (6.94%) WordPress
6 2 (2.78%) Drupal
7 1 (1.39%) IIS
7 1 (1.39%) Liferay
7 1 (1.39%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 7 (9.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.39%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) LAN
1 5 (6.94%) WAN
2 3 (4.17%) FTP
2 3 (4.17%) Nortel Meridian
2 3 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
4 1 (1.39%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) MySQL
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) Subversion
2 24 (33.33%) Maven
2 24 (33.33%) Ant
2 24 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) TextMate
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Local Government
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (87.50%) Developer
2 30 (41.67%) Web Developer
3 25 (34.72%) Java Developer
4 18 (25.00%) Java Web Developer
5 14 (19.44%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Umbraco Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Voice Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Network Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (80.56%) HTML
2 53 (73.61%) CSS
3 47 (65.28%) jQuery
4 33 (45.83%) .NET
5 28 (38.89%) XML
6 25 (34.72%) J2EE
6 25 (34.72%) JSP
7 24 (33.33%) JSTL
7 24 (33.33%) XSLT
8 23 (31.94%) Spring
8 23 (31.94%) REST
9 15 (20.83%) CSS3
9 15 (20.83%) HTML5
10 9 (12.50%) XHTML
11 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
12 5 (6.94%) Sass
13 3 (4.17%) Flash
13 3 (4.17%) WCF
13 3 (4.17%) LINQ
14 2 (2.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.17%) W3C
2 1 (1.39%) Life Science
2 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Linux
1 23 (31.94%) UNIX
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Content Management
2 8 (11.11%) MVC
3 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.33%) Web Development
3 6 (8.33%) SEO
3 6 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (6.94%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.56%) Validation
6 3 (4.17%) CRM
6 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (2.78%) OO PHP
7 2 (2.78%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Web Design
7 2 (2.78%) OOP
7 2 (2.78%) OO
8 1 (1.39%) Migration
8 1 (1.39%) ERP
8 1 (1.39%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (37.50%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (13.89%) PHP
5 6 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (2.78%) Scala
6 2 (2.78%) PHP5
6 2 (2.78%) C
7 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Alterian
2 10 (13.89%) Sitecore
3 8 (11.11%) Adobe
4 5 (6.94%) Ektron
4 5 (6.94%) Avaya
4 5 (6.94%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) BT
5 3 (4.17%) Sony
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) Nortel
5 3 (4.17%) Stellent
5 3 (4.17%) Verint
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.39%) Facebook
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