The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - 71
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CMS 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% - 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.17% - 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £358 - £325
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 £28.75 £40.15
% change year-on-year -12.17% -28.39%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 96 140 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.05% 15.27% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 52
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £571 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.31 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Cheshire

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Chester - 1 £375 - 2
Knutsford - 1 £175 -
Macclesfield - 1 £440 - 2
CMS
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CMS.

1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Web 2.0
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (25.00%) Copywriting
3 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (25.00%) DOM
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (25.00%) ExpressionEngine
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) CMS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Copywriter
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (25.00%) DOM
2 1 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (25.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Content Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Copywriting
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Typography
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe