The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 30 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 66 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -25  
Contract jobs citing CMS 6 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.92% 0.98% 3.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.50% 5.59% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 19
Median daily rate £288 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £141 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £468 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -73.13%  
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 Reading with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 109 179 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 16.72% 17.60% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 110 111
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £53.75 £9.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +497.22% -76.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.46 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CMS in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in Reading

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 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 Reading region with a requirement for CMS.

1 10 (66.67%) HTML
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (53.33%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Content Management
2 8 (53.33%) QA
3 7 (46.67%) Marketing
3 7 (46.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (46.67%) Publishing
3 7 (46.67%) Adobe
3 7 (46.67%) TeamSite
3 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (40.00%) User Experience
4 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (20.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (13.33%) Front End Development

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (46.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
1 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (46.67%) Marketing
1 7 (46.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Web Producer
2 5 (33.33%) Content Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Web Content Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Web Content Producer
3 4 (26.67%) Web Manager
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CMS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (53.33%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) Content Management
2 6 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Contact Management
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) DSDM
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Adobe
2 3 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft