Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CMS over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 117 114
Rank change year-on-year -39 -3 +42
Contract jobs citing CMS 61 85 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 1.51% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.90% 9.84% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 59 91
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £191 £167 £256
90th Percentile £588 £531 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
North West median hourly rate £16.25 - £15.50
10th Percentile £15.13 - £14.65
90th Percentile £18.38 - £16.35
England median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £21.87
% change year-on-year -2.86% +60.04% -20.47%

CMS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 884 864 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.94% 15.40% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 544 740
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -3.01% -4.32%
10th Percentile £190 £227 £252
90th Percentile £604 £575 £550
England median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 48
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.46% +77.05% -9.87%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.13 £11.70
90th Percentile £132.00 £47.50 £33.18
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.78% +5.26%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in the North West

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in the North West

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the North West

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in the North West

CMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -28 39 £375 +7.14% 41
Cheshire -14 8 £480 +28.00% 8
Merseyside +2 7 £588 +80.77% 1
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CMS.

1 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (52.46%) Content Management
3 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
4 26 (42.62%) .NET
5 24 (39.34%) C#
6 22 (36.07%) CRM
7 21 (34.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
9 19 (31.15%) AngularJS
10 17 (27.87%) Git (software)
10 17 (27.87%) CSS
11 16 (26.23%) SOAP
11 16 (26.23%) Test Automation
11 16 (26.23%) DevOps
11 16 (26.23%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (24.59%) Collaborative Working
12 15 (24.59%) User Experience
12 15 (24.59%) HTML
13 14 (22.95%) Workflow
14 13 (21.31%) Java
15 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
15 12 (19.67%) TDD
15 12 (19.67%) Refactoring
15 12 (19.67%) Umbraco
15 12 (19.67%) Bitbucket
15 12 (19.67%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (18.03%) gulp
16 11 (18.03%) TeamCity
16 11 (18.03%) Drupal
16 11 (18.03%) Selenium

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (19.67%) Umbraco
2 11 (18.03%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (18.03%) Drupal
3 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.92%) WordPress
6 2 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Confluence
6 2 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Magento
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.84%) Boomi
4 3 (4.92%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Extranet
1 1 (1.64%) FTP
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Endeca
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Git (software)
2 12 (19.67%) Bitbucket
2 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
3 11 (18.03%) gulp
3 11 (18.03%) Selenium
3 11 (18.03%) TeamCity
4 10 (16.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (13.11%) JIRA
6 2 (3.28%) Axure RP
6 2 (3.28%) Grunt
6 2 (3.28%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.64%) Ant
7 1 (1.64%) JUnit
7 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.64%) Mocha
7 1 (1.64%) NUnit
7 1 (1.64%) webpack
General
1 10 (16.39%) Law
2 5 (8.20%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (67.21%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.75%) CRM Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (11.48%) .NET Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) User Researcher
7 4 (6.56%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) CMS Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) UI Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Web Content Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Web Content Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Web Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (42.62%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) AngularJS
3 17 (27.87%) CSS
4 16 (26.23%) SOAP
5 15 (24.59%) HTML
6 10 (16.39%) Web Services
7 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (14.75%) J2EE
8 8 (13.11%) CSS3
9 7 (11.48%) HTML5
10 6 (9.84%) jQuery
10 6 (9.84%) JSON
10 6 (9.84%) REST
10 6 (9.84%) Struts
10 6 (9.84%) WSDL
10 6 (9.84%) XML
11 5 (8.20%) Hibernate
11 5 (8.20%) LESS
11 5 (8.20%) Spring
12 4 (6.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) User Experience
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Blog
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.64%) Animation
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Linux
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (52.46%) Content Management
3 22 (36.07%) CRM
4 16 (26.23%) Deployment Automation
4 16 (26.23%) DevOps
4 16 (26.23%) Test Automation
5 15 (24.59%) Collaborative Working
6 14 (22.95%) Workflow
7 12 (19.67%) Refactoring
7 12 (19.67%) TDD
8 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
8 11 (18.03%) Scrum
9 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (16.39%) MVC
10 8 (13.11%) Web Development
11 7 (11.48%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.84%) Front End Development
13 5 (8.20%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
2 24 (39.34%) C#
3 13 (21.31%) Java
4 6 (9.84%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) PHP
6 2 (3.28%) Java 8
6 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) ES6
7 1 (1.64%) Groovy
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (4.92%) WCAG
4 1 (1.64%) GDPR
4 1 (1.64%) SEPA
4 1 (1.64%) TARGET2
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) Dell
3 6 (9.84%) Informatica
3 6 (9.84%) MuleSoft
4 4 (6.56%) Adobe
4 4 (6.56%) FatWire
4 4 (6.56%) Google
5 3 (4.92%) hybris
6 2 (3.28%) Remedy
6 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.64%) Apiary
7 1 (1.64%) Twitter