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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 52 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing CMS 2 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 1.25% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.53% 7.77% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Median daily rate - £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.75 -
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 Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 79 103 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.36% 16.04% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 69
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% -3.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CMS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Birmingham

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

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

1 21 (84.00%) Content Management
1 21 (84.00%) Drupal
2 19 (76.00%) Middleware
3 15 (60.00%) HTML
3 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (60.00%) CSS
4 14 (56.00%) Web Development
4 14 (56.00%) HTML5
5 13 (52.00%) Front End Development
6 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
8 2 (8.00%) PHP
8 2 (8.00%) MVC
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.00%) C#
9 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Compass CSS Framework
9 1 (4.00%) Kentico
9 1 (4.00%) BDD
9 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (4.00%) Sass
9 1 (4.00%) User Stories
9 1 (4.00%) TDD
9 1 (4.00%) JIRA
9 1 (4.00%) Symfony
9 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
9 1 (4.00%) Magento
9 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.00%) Confluence
9 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit

CMS
Top Related 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 21 (84.00%) Drupal
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Kentico
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 20 (80.00%) Drupal Developer
3 11 (44.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (20.00%) HTML Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) CMS Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Magento Developer
7 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
7 1 (4.00%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (4.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Symfony Developer
7 1 (4.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) Middleware
2 15 (60.00%) CSS
2 15 (60.00%) HTML
3 14 (56.00%) HTML5
4 3 (12.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Compass CSS Framework
5 1 (4.00%) Sass
5 1 (4.00%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Content Management
2 14 (56.00%) Web Development
3 13 (52.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) BDD
5 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (4.00%) Sitecore