Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 99 108
Rank change year-on-year -53 +9 +55
Contract jobs citing CMS 66 116 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.11% 2.05% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.60% 13.17% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 82 87
North West median daily rate £425 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.46% -9.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £217 £137 £301
90th Percentile £593 £531 £588
England median daily rate £425 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
North West median hourly rate £15.00 - £15.50
England median hourly rate £31.37 £35.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year -10.37% +61.40% -1.43%

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 868 881 1,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.55% 15.57% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 560 681
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £169 £237 £263
90th Percentile £645 £600 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 31
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.77% +56.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £68.00 £49.75 £20.73
England median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +7.07%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -50 37 £400 +18.52% 35
Cheshire -14 12 £375 +15.38% 3
Merseyside -2 7 £588 +51.61% 7
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (59.09%) Content Management
3 35 (53.03%) JavaScript
4 29 (43.94%) .NET
5 28 (42.42%) C#
6 27 (40.91%) CRM
6 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
7 26 (39.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 22 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 21 (31.82%) AngularJS
9 21 (31.82%) DevOps
9 21 (31.82%) Deployment Automation
9 21 (31.82%) SOAP
10 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
11 19 (28.79%) Collaborative Working
12 18 (27.27%) HTML
12 18 (27.27%) Workflow
13 17 (25.76%) CSS
13 17 (25.76%) User Experience
14 16 (24.24%) Bitbucket
14 16 (24.24%) Visual Studio
15 15 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (22.73%) Scrum
15 15 (22.73%) TDD
15 15 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (22.73%) TeamCity
15 15 (22.73%) Selenium
16 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (21.21%) Octopus Deploy

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 15 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
3 13 (19.70%) Umbraco
4 12 (18.18%) Drupal
5 5 (7.58%) WordPress
6 4 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (3.03%) Confluence
8 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.52%) IIS
9 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.52%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.52%) InDesign
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Magento
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.61%) Boomi
4 4 (6.06%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.03%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Endeca
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 16 (24.24%) Bitbucket
2 16 (24.24%) Visual Studio
3 15 (22.73%) Selenium
3 15 (22.73%) TeamCity
4 14 (21.21%) gulp
4 14 (21.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (12.12%) JIRA
6 2 (3.03%) Axure RP
6 2 (3.03%) Grunt
6 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.03%) Mocha
7 1 (1.52%) Ant
7 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.52%) JUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.52%) NUnit
7 1 (1.52%) webpack
General
1 8 (12.12%) Law
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (3.03%) Advertising
3 2 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (63.64%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) CRM Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) User Researcher
5 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.06%) UI Developer
6 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Web Content Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Web Content Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Web Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.94%) .NET
2 21 (31.82%) AngularJS
2 21 (31.82%) SOAP
3 18 (27.27%) HTML
4 17 (25.76%) CSS
5 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (21.21%) Web Services
6 11 (16.67%) HTML5
7 10 (15.15%) XML
8 9 (13.64%) CSS3
9 8 (12.12%) J2EE
10 7 (10.61%) JSON
10 7 (10.61%) REST
10 7 (10.61%) WSDL
11 6 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 6 (9.09%) Struts
12 5 (7.58%) jQuery
13 4 (6.06%) LESS
13 4 (6.06%) Spring
14 3 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) User Experience
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Blog
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Animation
4 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Social Media
5 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.52%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (59.09%) Content Management
3 27 (40.91%) CRM
4 22 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 21 (31.82%) Deployment Automation
5 21 (31.82%) DevOps
6 19 (28.79%) Collaborative Working
7 18 (27.27%) Workflow
8 15 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (22.73%) Scrum
8 15 (22.73%) TDD
9 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (21.21%) Refactoring
10 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
11 9 (13.64%) MVC
11 9 (13.64%) Web Development
12 8 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (7.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) JavaScript
2 28 (42.42%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) Java
4 5 (7.58%) PHP
4 5 (7.58%) SQL
5 3 (4.55%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.03%) Python
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) ES6
7 1 (1.52%) Java 8
7 1 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (4.55%) WCAG
4 1 (1.52%) GDPR
4 1 (1.52%) SEPA
4 1 (1.52%) TARGET2
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) Adobe
3 7 (10.61%) Dell
3 7 (10.61%) Informatica
3 7 (10.61%) MuleSoft
4 4 (6.06%) Google
5 3 (4.55%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.03%) FatWire
6 2 (3.03%) hybris
6 2 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (1.52%) Apiary
7 1 (1.52%) Facebook
7 1 (1.52%) OpenText
7 1 (1.52%) Twitter