The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 23 June 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.

Content Management System (CMS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Contract jobs citing CMS 6 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 3.93% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.71% 21.05% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 30 10
Median daily rate £360 £250 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £245 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £25.00 £40.15
% change year-on-year +1.00% -37.73%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 105 152 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.10% 18.67% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 114 59
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £14.90 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Birmingham

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for CMS.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Content Management
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (25.00%) DNN
4 2 (25.00%) Confluence
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) DNN
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) PHPUnit
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) CMS Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) DotNetNuke Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Symfony Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
2 1 (12.50%) Ember.js
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
2 1 (12.50%) Symfony
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft