The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
England / South West
Rank 68 100 96
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4  
Contract jobs citing CMS 70 37 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.74% 1.29% 1.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.18% 7.63% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 38
Median daily rate £400 £310 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £375 £706
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.40% +170.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +178.84% -31.57%  

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 South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 461 485 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.05% 16.92% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 338 295
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £192 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 12
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in the South West

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMS in the South West

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in the South West

CMS
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Wiltshire +28 31 £413 +39.83% 2
Bristol +5 9 £250 +11.11% 7
Gloucestershire +5 8 £300 -7.69% 5
Somerset -2 4 £325 +13.04% 1
Devon -4 4 - -
Dorset -1 1 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for CMS.

1 66 (64.08%) Content Management
2 55 (53.40%) HTML
3 53 (51.46%) JavaScript
4 51 (49.51%) CSS
5 37 (35.92%) .NET
6 36 (34.95%) jQuery
7 33 (32.04%) C#
8 32 (31.07%) Internet
8 32 (31.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (28.16%) ASP.NET
9 29 (28.16%) XSLT
10 28 (27.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 28 (27.18%) Sitecore
10 28 (27.18%) Web Development
10 28 (27.18%) User Experience
11 26 (25.24%) HTML5
12 23 (22.33%) Windows
12 23 (22.33%) Finance
13 22 (21.36%) E-Commerce
14 21 (20.39%) Front End Development
15 20 (19.42%) Sass
16 19 (18.45%) Visual Studio
16 19 (18.45%) Ajax
17 18 (17.48%) IIS
17 18 (17.48%) W3C
18 17 (16.50%) Apple
18 17 (16.50%) XML
18 17 (16.50%) Web Design
18 17 (16.50%) QA
19 16 (15.53%) Flash

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 28 (27.18%) Sitecore CMS
2 18 (17.48%) IIS
3 14 (13.59%) ColdFusion
4 12 (11.65%) Apache
4 12 (11.65%) JBoss
4 12 (11.65%) WebLogic
4 12 (11.65%) WebSphere
4 12 (11.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (8.74%) Railo
6 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
7 6 (5.83%) Umbraco
8 5 (4.85%) WordPress
9 3 (2.91%) Drupal
10 2 (1.94%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.97%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.97%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.97%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Magento
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (31.07%) Internet
2 2 (1.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) Endeca
2 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (31.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (18.45%) Visual Studio
3 14 (13.59%) Jenkins
4 13 (12.62%) Git (software)
4 13 (12.62%) Hudson
5 5 (4.85%) JIRA
6 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.94%) Selenium
8 1 (0.97%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.97%) Grunt
8 1 (0.97%) gulp
8 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (22.33%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Banking
2 4 (3.88%) Marketing
3 3 (2.91%) Advertising
3 3 (2.91%) Publishing
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (50.49%) Developer
2 22 (21.36%) Sitecore Developer
3 17 (16.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (12.62%) Architect
5 11 (10.68%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.74%) Designer
7 7 (6.80%) Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.80%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.80%) CMS Developer
8 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Tester
9 5 (4.85%) UX Designer
10 4 (3.88%) ColdFusion Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (53.40%) HTML
2 51 (49.51%) CSS
3 37 (35.92%) .NET
4 36 (34.95%) jQuery
5 29 (28.16%) ASP.NET
5 29 (28.16%) XSLT
6 26 (25.24%) HTML5
7 20 (19.42%) Sass
8 19 (18.45%) Ajax
9 17 (16.50%) XML
10 16 (15.53%) Flash
11 14 (13.59%) Spring
12 13 (12.62%) CSS3
13 12 (11.65%) Hibernate
13 12 (11.65%) JDBC
13 12 (11.65%) JMS
13 12 (11.65%) JMX
13 12 (11.65%) JSP
13 12 (11.65%) Servlets
13 12 (11.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.18%) User Experience
2 18 (17.48%) W3C
3 14 (13.59%) Virtual Team
4 12 (11.65%) iPad
5 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.88%) RIA
7 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.94%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.94%) Social Media
7 2 (1.94%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.97%) Blog
8 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Android
2 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (64.08%) Content Management
2 28 (27.18%) Web Development
3 22 (21.36%) E-Commerce
4 21 (20.39%) Front End Development
5 17 (16.50%) Web Design
6 13 (12.62%) B2B
6 13 (12.62%) B2C
7 12 (11.65%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (11.65%) High Availability
7 12 (11.65%) Load Testing
7 12 (11.65%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (11.65%) Software Architecture
8 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.77%) Manual Testing
10 7 (6.80%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.80%) Project Management
11 6 (5.83%) ITIL
11 6 (5.83%) ITIL V3
11 6 (5.83%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 53 (51.46%) JavaScript
2 33 (32.04%) C#
3 16 (15.53%) Java
4 15 (14.56%) ActionScript
5 13 (12.62%) SQL
6 8 (7.77%) PHP
7 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.91%) VBScript
10 1 (0.97%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.97%) Python
10 1 (0.97%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.97%) ISEB
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.50%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 28 (27.18%) Sitecore
2 17 (16.50%) Apple
3 16 (15.53%) Oracle
4 13 (12.62%) ATG
5 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.91%) Adobe
6 3 (2.91%) IBM
6 3 (2.91%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (1.94%) Google
8 1 (0.97%) hybris
8 1 (0.97%) OpenText
8 1 (0.97%) SAP
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