The first table below looks at the demand for Content Management 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 Content Management over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management
Rank 88 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Content Management 33 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.66% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.99% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £342 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% -14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £290 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £625 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-28.88% +40.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1739 1309 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.58% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 652 751
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 58 70
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.63 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Content Management
England

Content Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Content Management across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Content Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Content Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Content Management across the West Midlands region.

Content Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Content Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Content Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Content Management Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Content Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Content Management across the West Midlands region.

Content Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Content Management
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 Content Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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 - 10 £298 -
Birmingham +7 8 £280 -25.33% 2
Coventry - 4 £325 - 2
Solihull +2 2 £275 - 3
Shropshire - 1 £528 -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Content Management
England

Content Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Content Management 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 Content Management.

1 22 (40.00%) CMS
2 21 (38.18%) HTML
3 18 (32.73%) Web Services
4 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (25.45%) CSS
6 13 (23.64%) .NET
7 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
8 11 (20.00%) XML
8 11 (20.00%) HTML5
9 10 (18.18%) Social Media
9 10 (18.18%) Photoshop
9 10 (18.18%) Internet
10 9 (16.36%) C#
10 9 (16.36%) Oracle
10 9 (16.36%) Marketing
10 9 (16.36%) jQuery
11 8 (14.55%) Web Development
11 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
11 8 (14.55%) Apache
11 8 (14.55%) PHP
11 8 (14.55%) J2EE
11 8 (14.55%) CSS3
12 7 (12.73%) Java
12 7 (12.73%) XSLT
12 7 (12.73%) Intranet
12 7 (12.73%) CRM
12 7 (12.73%) QA
12 7 (12.73%) Publishing
12 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
12 7 (12.73%) Spring

Content Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Content Management 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 Content Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (40.00%) CMS
2 8 (14.55%) Apache
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
4 5 (9.09%) Umbraco
5 3 (5.45%) WordPress
5 3 (5.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (5.45%) IIS
6 2 (3.64%) Joomla!
6 2 (3.64%) FileNet
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.82%) Documentum
7 1 (1.82%) Magnolia
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 6 (10.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (9.09%) MS Office
4 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) Internet
2 7 (12.73%) Intranet
3 3 (5.45%) FTP
4 1 (1.82%) RTCP
4 1 (1.82%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.64%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Grunt
2 1 (1.82%) Ant
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (16.36%) Marketing
2 7 (12.73%) Publishing
3 5 (9.09%) Automotive
4 4 (7.27%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) Web Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.27%) CSS Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Content Editor
7 2 (3.64%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Junior
8 1 (1.82%) Digital Marketing Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Umbraco Developer
8 1 (1.82%) FileNet Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) HTML
2 18 (32.73%) Web Services
3 14 (25.45%) CSS
4 13 (23.64%) .NET
5 11 (20.00%) XML
5 11 (20.00%) HTML5
6 9 (16.36%) jQuery
7 8 (14.55%) CSS3
7 8 (14.55%) J2EE
7 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
8 7 (12.73%) XSLT
8 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
8 7 (12.73%) Spring
9 6 (10.91%) JDBC
9 6 (10.91%) JSP
9 6 (10.91%) Servlets
9 6 (10.91%) SOAP
9 6 (10.91%) Struts
9 6 (10.91%) JMS
9 6 (10.91%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Social Media
2 6 (10.91%) iPad
3 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.27%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (5.45%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.45%) W3C
5 2 (3.64%) Open Source
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) GIS
6 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.82%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
2 8 (14.55%) Web Development
3 7 (12.73%) CRM
4 6 (10.91%) B2C
4 6 (10.91%) Load Testing
4 6 (10.91%) Software Architecture
4 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.91%) Analytics
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.09%) Use Case
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) SOA
5 5 (9.09%) SEO
6 4 (7.27%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (7.27%) Web Application Development
7 3 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Content Management
7 3 (5.45%) Validation
7 3 (5.45%) MVC
7 3 (5.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.36%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) PHP
4 7 (12.73%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) SQL
6 2 (3.64%) C
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) VBA
7 1 (1.82%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) PHP5
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) JBoss
2 6 (10.91%) ATG
2 6 (10.91%) Adobe
2 6 (10.91%) Endeca
3 5 (9.09%) Google
3 5 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Stellent
4 3 (5.45%) Sony
4 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.64%) Ektron
6 1 (1.82%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.82%) ESRI