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 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.

Content Management System (CMS)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 115 134
Rank change year-on-year +28 +19  
Contract jobs citing CMS 41 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.11% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.17% 6.30% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 9
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £188 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -39.53%  

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 403 682 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 17.63% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 289
Median daily rate £363 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 March 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 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
Manchester +23 30 £375 +1.76% 22
Merseyside +9 10 £325 - 5
CMS
England

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

1 51 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (56.82%) .NET
3 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 42 (47.73%) HTML
5 40 (45.45%) C#
5 40 (45.45%) CSS
6 34 (38.64%) MVC
7 33 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 33 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 33 (37.50%) Umbraco
7 33 (37.50%) HTML5
8 32 (36.36%) jQuery
9 29 (32.95%) Content Management
10 23 (26.14%) Scrum
11 21 (23.86%) EPiServer
11 21 (23.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (22.73%) Sitecore CMS
12 20 (22.73%) Sitecore
12 20 (22.73%) Web Development
13 19 (21.59%) AngularJS
14 18 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (19.32%) Data Modelling
15 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (17.05%) TDD
17 11 (12.50%) .NET Framework
18 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (11.36%) SDLC
19 9 (10.23%) User Experience
19 9 (10.23%) Responsive Web Design

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 33 (37.50%) Umbraco
2 21 (23.86%) EPiServer
3 20 (22.73%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (5.68%) Kentico
4 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.55%) WordPress
6 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.27%) DNN
6 2 (2.27%) Drupal
6 2 (2.27%) Immediacy CMS
6 2 (2.27%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.27%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.14%) Confluence
7 1 (1.14%) Content Management Server
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.41%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) HTTP
1 1 (1.14%) Network Security
1 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.27%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.27%) MySQL
5 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.14%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.09%) Selenium
3 7 (7.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.68%) gulp
5 5 (5.68%) Jasmine
5 5 (5.68%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.55%) Grunt
6 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.55%) JIRA
6 4 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (4.55%) Mocha
6 4 (4.55%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.14%) Subversion
9 1 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 4 (4.55%) Marketing
2 2 (2.27%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Games
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (70.45%) Developer
2 17 (19.32%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.05%) Umbraco Developer
4 14 (15.91%) Senior Developer
5 12 (13.64%) EPiServer Developer
6 9 (10.23%) C# Developer
6 9 (10.23%) CMS Developer
7 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.68%) Sitecore Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Designer
10 3 (3.41%) Architect
10 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.27%) Content Designer
11 2 (2.27%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (56.82%) .NET
2 42 (47.73%) HTML
3 40 (45.45%) CSS
4 33 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 33 (37.50%) HTML5
5 32 (36.36%) jQuery
6 21 (23.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (21.59%) AngularJS
8 11 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (10.23%) CSS3
11 7 (7.95%) Entity Framework
11 7 (7.95%) Spring
12 6 (6.82%) React
13 5 (5.68%) Node.js
13 5 (5.68%) RESTful
14 4 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
14 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (4.55%) Ionic Framework
14 4 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) User Experience
2 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Social Media
5 2 (2.27%) Tandem
6 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.14%) Blog
6 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.14%) Podcast
6 1 (1.14%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Android
2 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.14%) Unix
2 1 (1.14%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) MVC
3 29 (32.95%) Content Management
4 23 (26.14%) Scrum
5 20 (22.73%) Web Development
6 17 (19.32%) Data Modelling
7 15 (17.05%) TDD
8 10 (11.36%) SDLC
9 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.09%) CRM
10 8 (9.09%) Project Management
11 7 (7.95%) SEO
11 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.95%) Web Design
12 6 (6.82%) Analytics
13 5 (5.68%) Front End Development
13 5 (5.68%) Migration
14 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 40 (45.45%) C#
3 8 (9.09%) Java
4 7 (7.95%) SQL
5 6 (6.82%) PHP
6 3 (3.41%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.14%) Perl
7 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Sitecore
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.55%) Adobe
3 4 (4.55%) hybris
4 3 (3.41%) ATG
5 2 (2.27%) Alterian
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) F5
5 2 (2.27%) FatWire
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle
5 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.14%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) Zend
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