Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 80 119
Rank change year-on-year -71 +39 +39
Contract jobs citing CMS 55 145 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 2.51% 1.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.29% 17.16% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 94 65
North West median daily rate £395 £391 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +5.55% +5.71%
10th Percentile £193 £226 £286
90th Percentile £503 £575 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
North West median hourly rate £13.54 £14.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.40% - -
England median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +27.08% -16.52% +116.98%

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 754 845 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.76% 14.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 550 534
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -7.59%
10th Percentile £246 £238 £234
90th Percentile £625 £581 £498
England median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.91% +6.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 32
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - -36.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £52.30 £18.61
England median hourly rate £18.73 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -6.38% -3.61% +3.75%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 34 £395 +1.15% 2
Cheshire -19 9 £310 -11.43% 1
Lancashire -16 4 £400 -15.79% 1
Merseyside -4 2 £375 -11.76% 1
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (32.73%) .NET
4 17 (30.91%) Content Management
5 16 (29.09%) C#
6 14 (25.45%) Java
6 14 (25.45%) CRM
7 13 (23.64%) CSS
7 13 (23.64%) HTML
7 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
7 13 (23.64%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (21.82%) Umbraco
8 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
9 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
11 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (16.36%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (16.36%) SOAP
11 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
12 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
12 8 (14.55%) jQuery
12 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (14.55%) DevOps
13 7 (12.73%) HTML5
13 7 (12.73%) TeamCity
13 7 (12.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (12.73%) Sitecore
13 7 (12.73%) Deployment Automation
13 7 (12.73%) Scrum

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 12 (21.82%) Umbraco
2 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.73%) Drupal
3 7 (12.73%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (7.27%) Kentico
5 4 (7.27%) WordPress
6 3 (5.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (3.64%) IIS
8 1 (1.82%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.82%) InDesign
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Magento
3 1 (1.82%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.27%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.64%) Boomi
4 2 (3.64%) Google Analytics
4 2 (3.64%) npm
5 1 (1.82%) GitHub
5 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.73%) TeamCity
3 6 (10.91%) gulp
4 5 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 5 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (9.09%) Selenium
4 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.27%) JIRA
6 2 (3.64%) Axure RP
6 2 (3.64%) Grunt
6 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.64%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.82%) JMeter
7 1 (1.82%) Maven
7 1 (1.82%) Mocha
7 1 (1.82%) Protractor
General
1 7 (12.73%) Marketing
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Games
2 1 (1.82%) Law
2 1 (1.82%) Legal
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Developer
2 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.73%) CRM Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) Angular Developer
5 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Sitecore Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Tester
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) CMS Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Functional Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.64%) UI Designer
6 2 (3.64%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) .NET
2 13 (23.64%) CSS
2 13 (23.64%) HTML
3 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
4 9 (16.36%) SOAP
5 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (14.55%) jQuery
6 7 (12.73%) HTML5
6 7 (12.73%) Web Services
7 6 (10.91%) J2EE
7 6 (10.91%) JSON
7 6 (10.91%) Spring
7 6 (10.91%) XML
8 4 (7.27%) CSS3
8 4 (7.27%) React
9 3 (5.45%) .NET Core
9 3 (5.45%) Ajax
9 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.45%) REST
9 3 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Animation
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.82%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Content Management
3 14 (25.45%) CRM
4 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.36%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
5 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.55%) DevOps
7 7 (12.73%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (12.73%) Scrum
8 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.91%) MVC
8 6 (10.91%) TDD
8 6 (10.91%) Workflow
9 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.27%) Case Management
9 4 (7.27%) Refactoring
9 4 (7.27%) SEO
9 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (29.09%) C#
3 14 (25.45%) Java
4 6 (10.91%) SQL
5 3 (5.45%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Sitecore
3 6 (10.91%) Adobe
4 3 (5.45%) Google
5 2 (3.64%) Dell
5 2 (3.64%) hybris
5 2 (3.64%) Informatica
5 2 (3.64%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) Avaya
6 1 (1.82%) Facebook
6 1 (1.82%) OpenText
6 1 (1.82%) Tableau
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter
6 1 (1.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.82%) YouTube