The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 41 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs citing CMS 14 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.17% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.50% 1.18% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
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 £29.00 £28.75 £40.15
% change year-on-year +0.86% -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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 80 85 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 23.81% 25.22% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 22
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Merseyside

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in Merseyside over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in Merseyside

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Merseyside

CMS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 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
Liverpool - 14 £325 - 3
CMS
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for CMS.

1 16 (69.57%) HTML
1 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (47.83%) Sitecore
2 11 (47.83%) HTML5
3 9 (39.13%) Drupal
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 9 (39.13%) CSS
4 8 (34.78%) PHP
4 8 (34.78%) Umbraco
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
5 7 (30.43%) MVC
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (26.09%) Laravel
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
8 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (17.39%) CSS3
8 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 4 (17.39%) EPiServer
8 4 (17.39%) Content Management
8 4 (17.39%) WordPress
8 4 (17.39%) OO
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 11 (47.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (39.13%) Drupal
3 8 (34.78%) Umbraco
4 4 (17.39%) EPiServer
4 4 (17.39%) WordPress
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.35%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Grunt
3 1 (4.35%) gulp
3 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (4.35%) Mocha
3 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.35%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Drupal Developer
3 7 (30.43%) PHP Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Sitecore Developer
4 6 (26.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (21.74%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 4 (17.39%) CMS Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
7 3 (13.04%) EPiServer Developer
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Content Designer
8 2 (8.70%) Designer
8 2 (8.70%) Senior Content Designer
8 2 (8.70%) Senior Designer
9 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) HTML
2 11 (47.83%) HTML5
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 9 (39.13%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (26.09%) Laravel
5 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (17.39%) CSS3
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
7 2 (8.70%) LINQ
7 2 (8.70%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (4.35%) LESS
8 1 (4.35%) Node.js
8 1 (4.35%) Sass
8 1 (4.35%) WCF
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Social Media
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) TDD
2 7 (30.43%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Content Management
3 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
3 4 (17.39%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) OOD
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Case Management
6 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (4.35%) Cross-Platform Development
6 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Quantitative Research
6 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.35%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) PHP
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Sitecore
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe