The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 26 34 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing CMS 11 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.00% 0.66% 2.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.00% 4.26% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Median daily rate £500 £400 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £360 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £440 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +178.84% -31.57%  

CMS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 44 47 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.00% 15.41% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 50
Median daily rate £365 £434 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.85% -8.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing CMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in Bedfordshire

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CMS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Bedfordshire

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in Bedfordshire

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CMS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 3 £365 -
CMS
East of England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for CMS.

1 9 (60.00%) Web Development
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (40.00%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (33.33%) Content Management
6 4 (26.67%) JSON
6 4 (26.67%) Drupal
6 4 (26.67%) REST
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Retail
6 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Microservices
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Bower
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (13.33%) DevOps
8 2 (13.33%) User Experience
8 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
8 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (13.33%) IT Governance
8 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Umbraco

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Drupal
2 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (6.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bower
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Drupal Developer
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Architect
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Development Officer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) JSON
2 4 (26.67%) REST
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (13.33%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Web Development
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Content Management
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Dependency Management
6 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) IT Governance
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Security Management
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) hybris
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe