Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 121 151
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30 +17
Contract jobs citing CMS 100 87 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.52% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.93% 10.07% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 54
North West median daily rate £395 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +14.62% -0.38%
10th Percentile £231 £264 £131
90th Percentile £536 £500 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
North West median hourly rate £14.27 - -
England median hourly rate £24.04 £29.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year -18.51% +52.12% -41.68%

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 915 864 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.88% 15.12% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 538 751
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £225 £231 £228
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 59
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -21.53% -2.90%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.95 £40.20 £42.35
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.97 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% -0.15% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -4 67 £395 -1.18% 27
Cheshire +10 23 £350 -6.67% 8
Lancashire - 6 £475 - 3
Merseyside -2 2 - - 4
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 49 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.00%) Content Management
3 35 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 35 (35.00%) CSS
4 33 (33.00%) HTML
5 31 (31.00%) .NET
6 30 (30.00%) MVC
7 29 (29.00%) C#
8 27 (27.00%) Java
9 17 (17.00%) HTML5
9 17 (17.00%) AngularJS
10 16 (16.00%) Kibana
10 16 (16.00%) CSS3
10 16 (16.00%) J2EE
10 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (16.00%) E-Commerce
11 15 (15.00%) Visual Studio
11 15 (15.00%) Orchard CMS
11 15 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 15 (15.00%) Web Operations
12 14 (14.00%) Git (software)
12 14 (14.00%) Varnish
12 14 (14.00%) Spring
13 13 (13.00%) User Experience
14 12 (12.00%) Sass
14 12 (12.00%) MySQL
14 12 (12.00%) Adobe
14 12 (12.00%) Front End Development
15 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (10.00%) PHP

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 (15.00%) Orchard CMS
2 9 (9.00%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (9.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (7.00%) Drupal
5 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.00%) Umbraco
5 6 (6.00%) WordPress
6 5 (5.00%) Joomla!
6 5 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (3.00%) Apache
9 2 (2.00%) Confluence
9 2 (2.00%) EPiServer
9 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.00%) InDesign
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Google Analytics
2 4 (4.00%) IaaS
2 4 (4.00%) PaaS
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.00%) SaaS
4 2 (2.00%) GitHub
4 2 (2.00%) Office 365
5 1 (1.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Extranet
2 2 (2.00%) FTP
2 2 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.00%) MySQL
3 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (9.00%) Endeca
5 2 (2.00%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 14 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.00%) gulp
3 7 (7.00%) JIRA
4 6 (6.00%) Grunt
5 3 (3.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.00%) JMeter
6 2 (2.00%) Protractor
6 2 (2.00%) RSpec
6 2 (2.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.00%) Subversion
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) JUnit
7 1 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.00%) Maven
7 1 (1.00%) Mocha
7 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.00%) webpack
General
1 8 (8.00%) Publishing
2 5 (5.00%) Law
2 5 (5.00%) Legal
2 5 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (53.00%) Developer
2 20 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Tester
7 5 (5.00%) Author
7 5 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.00%) CMS Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Web Author
8 4 (4.00%) Content Manager
8 4 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Web Content Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.00%) CSS
2 33 (33.00%) HTML
3 31 (31.00%) .NET
4 17 (17.00%) AngularJS
4 17 (17.00%) HTML5
5 16 (16.00%) CSS3
5 16 (16.00%) J2EE
6 14 (14.00%) Spring
7 12 (12.00%) Sass
8 10 (10.00%) Ajax
8 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (10.00%) jQuery
8 10 (10.00%) Web Services
9 9 (9.00%) .NET Core
10 8 (8.00%) React
10 8 (8.00%) Spring MVC
11 7 (7.00%) Hibernate
11 7 (7.00%) JSP
11 7 (7.00%) Servlets
12 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) User Experience
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.00%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.00%) NHS
4 2 (2.00%) Wiki
5 1 (1.00%) Animation
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) CUDA
5 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Linux
1 2 (2.00%) Unix
2 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.00%) Content Management
3 30 (30.00%) MVC
4 16 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 15 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.00%) Web Operations
6 12 (12.00%) Front End Development
7 10 (10.00%) Web Development
8 9 (9.00%) E-business
9 8 (8.00%) CRM
9 8 (8.00%) SEO
9 8 (8.00%) Wireframes
10 7 (7.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 7 (7.00%) DevOps
10 7 (7.00%) TDD
10 7 (7.00%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (5.00%) Analytics
12 5 (5.00%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (29.00%) C#
3 27 (27.00%) Java
4 10 (10.00%) PHP
4 10 (10.00%) SQL
5 8 (8.00%) Java 8
6 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.00%) Groovy
8 1 (1.00%) C++
8 1 (1.00%) ES6
8 1 (1.00%) Python
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (16.00%) Kibana
2 3 (3.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Adobe
2 9 (9.00%) FatWire
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.00%) Google
3 6 (6.00%) hybris
4 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle
6 2 (2.00%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.00%) Apiary
7 1 (1.00%) Hotjar
7 1 (1.00%) NVIDIA
7 1 (1.00%) Twitter