Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 94 173
Rank change year-on-year +2 +79 -49
Contract jobs citing CMS 116 120 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.15% 1.99% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.99% 12.01% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 93 56
North West median daily rate £345 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +1.35% +23.33%
10th Percentile £135 £307 £263
90th Percentile £566 £580 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £19.44 £22.50
% change year-on-year +49.22% -13.62% +20.32%

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 829 999 1,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.39% 16.55% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 644 791
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% -5.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £225
90th Percentile £598 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 80
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -17.81% +8.37%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £19.15 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

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 January 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 January 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 +6 81 £338 -10.00% 44
Cheshire +7 29 £350 -17.65% 14
Merseyside +7 4 £388 -3.13% 11
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 59 (50.86%) HTML
2 58 (50.00%) CSS
2 58 (50.00%) Content Management
3 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (39.66%) .NET
5 43 (37.07%) JavaScript
6 34 (29.31%) HTML5
7 32 (27.59%) CSS3
8 29 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 29 (25.00%) C#
9 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET
9 24 (20.69%) Front End Development
10 23 (19.83%) Java
10 23 (19.83%) MVC
11 20 (17.24%) SharePoint
12 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
12 18 (15.52%) Sass
12 18 (15.52%) Waterfall
12 18 (15.52%) gulp
13 17 (14.66%) Grunt
13 17 (14.66%) jQuery
14 16 (13.79%) Umbraco
14 16 (13.79%) PHP
14 16 (13.79%) Photoshop
14 16 (13.79%) User Experience
15 15 (12.93%) Web Services
15 15 (12.93%) Git (software)
16 14 (12.07%) Marketing
16 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
17 13 (11.21%) Adobe

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 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.79%) Umbraco
3 13 (11.21%) WordPress
4 11 (9.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (7.76%) Drupal
6 6 (5.17%) Joomla!
6 6 (5.17%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Confluence
7 4 (3.45%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.72%) Apache
8 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.72%) Kentico
8 2 (1.72%) nginx
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.86%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.45%) LaTeX
5 3 (2.59%) Camtasia
5 3 (2.59%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.86%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.72%) Magento
2 2 (1.72%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.45%) Office 365
3 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.72%) npm
5 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) Internet
2 5 (4.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 6 (5.17%) Endeca
4 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.72%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.72%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.72%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.72%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.86%) DB2
6 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.86%) Riak
Development Applications
1 18 (15.52%) gulp
2 17 (14.66%) Grunt
3 15 (12.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.03%) JIRA
5 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.59%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.72%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.72%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.72%) Selenium
7 2 (1.72%) Subversion
7 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.86%) JMeter
8 1 (0.86%) JUnit
8 1 (0.86%) NUnit
8 1 (0.86%) Protractor
8 1 (0.86%) RSpec
General
1 14 (12.07%) Marketing
2 8 (6.90%) Finance
3 5 (4.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Law
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (58.62%) Developer
2 22 (18.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 13 (11.21%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.76%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.76%) Agile Developer
4 9 (7.76%) Lead Developer
4 9 (7.76%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.90%) Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Senior Agile Developer
6 7 (6.03%) Architect
6 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.03%) Designer
7 5 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.31%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.31%) CMS Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Content Editor
7 5 (4.31%) Information Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Author
8 4 (3.45%) Consultant
8 4 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (50.86%) HTML
2 58 (50.00%) CSS
3 46 (39.66%) .NET
4 34 (29.31%) HTML5
5 32 (27.59%) CSS3
6 29 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET
8 18 (15.52%) Sass
9 17 (14.66%) jQuery
10 15 (12.93%) Web Services
11 12 (10.34%) React
11 12 (10.34%) Spring
11 12 (10.34%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 10 (8.62%) J2EE
13 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (7.76%) Middleware
14 8 (6.90%) SOAP
14 8 (6.90%) Spring MVC
14 8 (6.90%) XML
15 7 (6.03%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) User Experience
2 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.31%) Taxonomies
4 5 (4.31%) W3C
5 4 (3.45%) Social Media
6 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.59%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.72%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.86%) BYOD
8 1 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.00%) Content Management
2 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (20.69%) Front End Development
4 23 (19.83%) MVC
5 18 (15.52%) Waterfall
6 13 (11.21%) CRM
6 13 (11.21%) E-Commerce
7 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.34%) Web Development
8 11 (9.48%) Migration
9 10 (8.62%) Analytics
9 10 (8.62%) Scrum
10 9 (7.76%) ERP
10 9 (7.76%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (7.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (7.76%) SEO
11 8 (6.90%) Business Transformation
11 8 (6.90%) Information Architecture
11 8 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
11 8 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.07%) JavaScript
2 29 (25.00%) C#
3 23 (19.83%) Java
4 16 (13.79%) PHP
5 11 (9.48%) SQL
6 7 (6.03%) Python
7 6 (5.17%) Perl
8 4 (3.45%) C++
8 4 (3.45%) Fortran
8 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.72%) Groovy
9 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.72%) Ruby
10 1 (0.86%) C
10 1 (0.86%) Scala
10 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.72%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) Adobe
3 11 (9.48%) Sitecore
4 10 (8.62%) Oracle
5 8 (6.90%) hybris
6 7 (6.03%) DevExpress
7 6 (5.17%) FatWire
7 6 (5.17%) Google
8 4 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) ATG
9 2 (1.72%) Citrix
9 2 (1.72%) Kony
9 2 (1.72%) Sage
9 2 (1.72%) SAP
10 1 (0.86%) IBM
10 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.86%) Twitter