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 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)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 70 67
Contract jobs citing CMS 0 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 1.14% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 5.24% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 2
Median daily rate - £313 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.81
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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 72 210 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.66% 21.76% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 115 58
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £259 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +18.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.00 £39.00
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 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

CMS
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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Cheshire

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CMS.

1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
3 6 (66.67%) jQuery
3 6 (66.67%) Content Management
4 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
4 5 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
5 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 4 (44.44%) Web Development
6 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
6 3 (33.33%) JSON
6 3 (33.33%) Umbraco
6 3 (33.33%) hybris
6 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (33.33%) RESTful
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) SEO
6 3 (33.33%) ATG
6 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (33.33%) Spring

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Top Related 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 3 (33.33%) Umbraco
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management Server
3 1 (11.11%) EPiServer
3 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
3 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) CMS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Umbraco Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Website Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Website Manager
3 1 (11.11%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
3 6 (66.67%) jQuery
4 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) Dropwizard
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (33.33%) Spring
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) DOM
6 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (22.22%) XHTML
6 2 (22.22%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Web 2.0
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Content Management
3 5 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Web Development
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) SEO
5 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
6 2 (22.22%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) ATG
1 3 (33.33%) hybris
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft