Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 120 162
Rank change year-on-year +34 +42 -4
Contract jobs citing CMS 149 85 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.58% 1.55% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.29% 9.94% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 67 48
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £227 £287 £213
90th Percentile £575 £476 £458
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
North West median hourly rate £14.46 - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £28.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -17.39% +112.96% -39.57%

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 862 855 1,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.92% 15.60% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 546 734
North West median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £238 £236 £225
90th Percentile £582 £494 £512
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 72
North West median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -36.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.30 £18.61 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.95%

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 April 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 April 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 +20 97 £385 +2.67% 39
Cheshire +12 40 £350 - 12
Lancashire +1 6 £475 -10.38% 8
Merseyside -4 2 £425 +30.77% 4
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.62%) Content Management
3 61 (40.94%) CSS
4 59 (39.60%) HTML
5 55 (36.91%) .NET
6 41 (27.52%) JavaScript
6 41 (27.52%) HTML5
7 39 (26.17%) CSS3
7 39 (26.17%) C#
8 35 (23.49%) Java
9 31 (20.81%) MVC
10 28 (18.79%) AngularJS
11 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
12 24 (16.11%) Test Automation
12 24 (16.11%) Front End Development
13 23 (15.44%) Sass
13 23 (15.44%) User Experience
14 22 (14.77%) Grunt
14 22 (14.77%) PHP
15 21 (14.09%) Waterfall
16 20 (13.42%) ASP.NET
16 20 (13.42%) Web Services
16 20 (13.42%) SharePoint
17 19 (12.75%) Photoshop
17 19 (12.75%) Git (software)
18 18 (12.08%) Adobe
18 18 (12.08%) gulp
18 18 (12.08%) React
19 17 (11.41%) Vue (Vue.js)
19 17 (11.41%) CRM

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 20 (13.42%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.07%) Orchard CMS
3 14 (9.40%) Drupal
3 14 (9.40%) Umbraco
4 13 (8.72%) WordPress
5 12 (8.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (7.38%) Joomla!
7 9 (6.04%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (4.03%) EPiServer
8 6 (4.03%) WebSphere
9 5 (3.36%) Apache
9 5 (3.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.67%) Confluence
12 1 (0.67%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) Photoshop
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.67%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.67%) InDesign
4 1 (0.67%) LaTeX
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.68%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.67%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.71%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.68%) IaaS
3 4 (2.68%) Office 365
3 4 (2.68%) PaaS
4 3 (2.01%) GitHub
4 3 (2.01%) npm
4 3 (2.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.37%) Internet
2 4 (2.68%) SMS
3 1 (0.67%) Extranet
3 1 (0.67%) FTP
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.41%) MySQL
3 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.03%) Endeca
5 4 (2.68%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.34%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.34%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.67%) Big Data
7 1 (0.67%) DB2
7 1 (0.67%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 22 (14.77%) Grunt
2 19 (12.75%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.08%) gulp
4 15 (10.07%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.70%) JIRA
6 4 (2.68%) Subversion
7 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.01%) JMeter
7 3 (2.01%) Protractor
7 3 (2.01%) RSpec
8 1 (0.67%) JUnit
8 1 (0.67%) Maven
8 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (8.72%) Marketing
2 8 (5.37%) Publishing
3 5 (3.36%) Finance
3 5 (3.36%) Retail
4 4 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (49.66%) Developer
2 24 (16.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (12.08%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.05%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Lead Developer
6 10 (6.71%) Agile Developer
6 10 (6.71%) WebOps Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Senior Agile Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Analyst
8 8 (5.37%) Content Manager
8 8 (5.37%) Web Content Manager
8 8 (5.37%) Web Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Author
9 6 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Tester
10 5 (3.36%) Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Information Architect
10 5 (3.36%) J2EE Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Web Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (40.94%) CSS
2 59 (39.60%) HTML
3 55 (36.91%) .NET
4 41 (27.52%) HTML5
5 39 (26.17%) CSS3
6 28 (18.79%) AngularJS
7 23 (15.44%) Sass
8 20 (13.42%) ASP.NET
8 20 (13.42%) Web Services
9 18 (12.08%) React
10 17 (11.41%) jQuery
10 17 (11.41%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 15 (10.07%) Spring
12 13 (8.72%) J2EE
12 13 (8.72%) Middleware
13 12 (8.05%) Ajax
14 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (6.04%) .NET Core
15 9 (6.04%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.44%) User Experience
2 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (6.71%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.70%) Web 2.0
7 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.36%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.34%) NHS
8 2 (1.34%) Wiki
9 1 (0.67%) BYOD
9 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.67%) CUDA
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.01%) Android
3 2 (1.34%) Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.67%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.62%) Content Management
3 31 (20.81%) MVC
4 24 (16.11%) Front End Development
4 24 (16.11%) Test Automation
5 21 (14.09%) Waterfall
6 17 (11.41%) CRM
7 16 (10.74%) E-Commerce
8 15 (10.07%) Web Operations
9 14 (9.40%) ERP
10 13 (8.72%) Identity Access Management
10 13 (8.72%) SEO
11 12 (8.05%) Business Transformation
11 12 (8.05%) Information Architecture
11 12 (8.05%) Migration
11 12 (8.05%) Target Operating Model
12 11 (7.38%) Analytics
12 11 (7.38%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (7.38%) Web Development
12 11 (7.38%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.52%) JavaScript
2 39 (26.17%) C#
3 35 (23.49%) Java
4 22 (14.77%) PHP
5 9 (6.04%) SQL
6 7 (4.70%) Python
7 6 (4.03%) Java 8
7 6 (4.03%) Perl
8 5 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.01%) Groovy
10 2 (1.34%) C++
10 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.67%) Fortran
11 1 (0.67%) Ruby
11 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (0.67%) CISSP
1 1 (0.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.07%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (10.74%) Kibana
2 8 (5.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (12.08%) Adobe
2 17 (11.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.71%) Google
3 10 (6.71%) Oracle
4 6 (4.03%) DevExpress
4 6 (4.03%) FatWire
4 6 (4.03%) hybris
5 5 (3.36%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (2.68%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.34%) Sage
7 2 (1.34%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.67%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.67%) IBM
8 1 (0.67%) NVIDIA