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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 29 38 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing CMS 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.78% 0.89% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.64% 4.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 66 70 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.37% 20.77% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 28
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.91% +8.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Liverpool +8 8 £325 - 6
Bootle - 1 £325 -
CMS
North West

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for CMS.

1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) EPiServer
3 6 (46.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (46.15%) Sitecore
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (46.15%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) Content Management
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (30.77%) Umbraco
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) PHP
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) SEO
7 2 (15.38%) Marketing
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (15.38%) HTML5
7 2 (15.38%) Social Media

CMS
Top Related 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 7 (53.85%) EPiServer
2 6 (46.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (30.77%) Umbraco
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.69%) DNN
5 1 (7.69%) Drupal
5 1 (7.69%) Immediacy CMS
5 1 (7.69%) Kentico
5 1 (7.69%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) EPiServer Developer
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 4 (30.77%) CMS Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Content Designer
5 2 (15.38%) Designer
5 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Content Designer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Designer
6 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) Laravel
7 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (7.69%) RESTful
7 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (7.69%) WCF
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) Content Management
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Copywriting
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Sitecore
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Alterian
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