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 3 months to 29 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 116 107
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing CMS 36 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.22% 1.28% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.39% 7.95% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 27
Median daily rate £325 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £120 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £429 £525
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 £25.25 £22.22 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -44.45%  

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 429 604 548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.51% 16.07% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 649 650
Median daily rate £375 £400 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £532 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 27
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.49% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.54 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £36.00 £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Manchester -9 18 £400 +23.07% 17
Merseyside +8 13 £325 - 3
Cheshire - 4 £358 - 3
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for CMS.

1 43 (55.84%) JavaScript
2 38 (49.35%) HTML
3 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (45.45%) .NET
5 33 (42.86%) HTML5
6 31 (40.26%) CSS
7 27 (35.06%) ASP.NET
7 27 (35.06%) C#
8 26 (33.77%) MVC
9 24 (31.17%) jQuery
10 23 (29.87%) Umbraco
11 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 18 (23.38%) TDD
13 16 (20.78%) Content Management
13 16 (20.78%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (20.78%) Sitecore
14 15 (19.48%) PHP
15 14 (18.18%) Data Modelling
15 14 (18.18%) Front End Development
16 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
16 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (15.58%) CSS3
17 12 (15.58%) Jenkins
17 12 (15.58%) User Experience
17 12 (15.58%) SQL
17 12 (15.58%) Web Development
17 12 (15.58%) Scrum
18 11 (14.29%) CRM
18 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014

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 23 (29.87%) Umbraco
2 16 (20.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (14.29%) Drupal
3 11 (14.29%) EPiServer
4 10 (12.99%) WordPress
5 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (3.90%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (2.60%) Joomla!
8 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.30%) Confluence
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) GitHub
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
1 3 (3.90%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.60%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.90%) IDOL
4 2 (2.60%) MS Access
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.58%) Jenkins
3 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.39%) gulp
5 6 (7.79%) Grunt
5 6 (7.79%) Jasmine
5 6 (7.79%) JIRA
5 6 (7.79%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (7.79%) Mocha
5 6 (7.79%) Sinon.JS
6 5 (6.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (6.49%) Selenium
6 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.60%) Hudson
9 2 (2.60%) webpack
10 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Legal
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (68.83%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Umbraco Developer
3 11 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 10 (12.99%) CMS Developer
4 10 (12.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (11.69%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Drupal Developer
6 8 (10.39%) PHP Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Sitecore Developer
7 7 (9.09%) EPiServer Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (7.79%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.49%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 4 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (3.90%) Administrator
11 3 (3.90%) Applications Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Senior Applications Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (49.35%) HTML
2 35 (45.45%) .NET
3 33 (42.86%) HTML5
4 31 (40.26%) CSS
5 27 (35.06%) ASP.NET
6 24 (31.17%) jQuery
7 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
7 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (15.58%) CSS3
9 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.69%) React
11 7 (9.09%) Laravel
12 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
12 6 (7.79%) Apache Cordova
12 6 (7.79%) Chai
12 6 (7.79%) Ionic Framework
12 6 (7.79%) Node.js
13 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (6.49%) Entity Framework
14 4 (5.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) User Experience
2 8 (10.39%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Social Media
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.30%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.30%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Unix
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.77%) MVC
3 18 (23.38%) TDD
4 16 (20.78%) Content Management
5 14 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 14 (18.18%) Front End Development
6 12 (15.58%) Scrum
6 12 (15.58%) Web Development
7 11 (14.29%) CRM
8 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.09%) Web Design
10 6 (7.79%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (7.79%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (7.79%) Workflow
11 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.49%) OO
11 5 (6.49%) Project Management
11 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.49%) Wireframes
12 4 (5.19%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) JavaScript
2 27 (35.06%) C#
3 15 (19.48%) PHP
4 12 (15.58%) SQL
5 5 (6.49%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) VBA
8 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Sitecore
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Adobe
4 3 (3.90%) iManage
4 3 (3.90%) Interwoven
4 3 (3.90%) Reuters
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.30%) Splunk
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