The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 62 78 82
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing CMS 30 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.27% 1.29% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.89% 8.58% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 6
Median daily rate £375 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.55% +5.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
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 £20.25
% change year-on-year +178.84% -35.80%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 216 268 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 16.31% 15.03% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 133 133
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +18.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £243 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £15.75 £40.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.62% +185.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £20.57 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £190.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Manchester

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bolton - 4 £400 -
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
CMS
North West

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for CMS.

1 39 (61.90%) .NET
2 38 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 33 (52.38%) C#
5 30 (47.62%) CSS
6 29 (46.03%) HTML
7 27 (42.86%) MVC
8 26 (41.27%) Umbraco
9 25 (39.68%) SQL Server
10 24 (38.10%) ASP.NET
10 24 (38.10%) HTML5
11 23 (36.51%) jQuery
12 20 (31.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (26.98%) Content Management
15 17 (26.98%) Data Modelling
16 16 (25.40%) Scrum
16 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2014
17 15 (23.81%) Web Development
18 13 (20.63%) EPiServer
19 12 (19.05%) Sitecore CMS
19 12 (19.05%) Sitecore
20 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
21 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
22 8 (12.70%) SDLC
23 7 (11.11%) Mobile App
24 6 (9.52%) TDD
24 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
24 6 (9.52%) React

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 26 (41.27%) Umbraco
2 13 (20.63%) EPiServer
3 12 (19.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (6.35%) Kentico
5 2 (3.17%) WordPress
6 1 (1.59%) Confluence
6 1 (1.59%) DNN
6 1 (1.59%) Drupal
6 1 (1.59%) Immediacy CMS
6 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.59%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Network Security
1 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.76%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.17%) MySQL
6 1 (1.59%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.35%) Jasmine
2 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 3 (4.76%) Grunt
3 3 (4.76%) gulp
3 3 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (4.76%) Mocha
3 3 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (4.76%) Selenium
3 3 (4.76%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.59%) JBehave
5 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
1 2 (3.17%) Marketing
2 1 (1.59%) Games
2 1 (1.59%) Law
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.59%) Publishing
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (68.25%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) Umbraco Developer
3 13 (20.63%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.11%) EPiServer Developer
5 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) CMS Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Content Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Digital Developer
9 2 (3.17%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (61.90%) .NET
2 30 (47.62%) CSS
3 29 (46.03%) HTML
4 24 (38.10%) ASP.NET
4 24 (38.10%) HTML5
5 23 (36.51%) jQuery
6 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
8 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
9 6 (9.52%) Entity Framework
9 6 (9.52%) React
10 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.35%) Spring
11 3 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (4.76%) Chai
11 3 (4.76%) Ionic Framework
11 3 (4.76%) Node.js
11 3 (4.76%) React Native
11 3 (4.76%) REST
12 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.94%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Blog
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) Podcast
4 1 (1.59%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.59%) Social Media
4 1 (1.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Android
1 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.59%) Linux
1 1 (1.59%) Unix
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) MVC
3 17 (26.98%) Content Management
3 17 (26.98%) Data Modelling
4 16 (25.40%) Scrum
5 15 (23.81%) Web Development
6 8 (12.70%) SDLC
7 6 (9.52%) TDD
7 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Analytics
8 5 (7.94%) Migration
8 5 (7.94%) Project Management
9 4 (6.35%) CRM
9 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.35%) Web Design
10 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.76%) SEO
10 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 33 (52.38%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) Java
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.76%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
1 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Sitecore
2 3 (4.76%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.17%) Adobe
3 2 (3.17%) FatWire
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Alterian
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) F5
4 1 (1.59%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) hybris
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.59%) Zend