The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 78 68
Rank change year-on-year -22 -10  
Contract jobs citing CMS 17 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 2.08% 2.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.70% 12.30% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 52 33
Median daily rate £355 £300 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% +10.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £398 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £28.75 £40.15
% change year-on-year -12.17% -28.39%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 362 504 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.71% 16.88% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 321 240
Median daily rate £375 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

CMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMS in the West Midlands

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMS in the West Midlands

CMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Birmingham -8 6 £360 +44.00% 9
Coventry +5 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton -3 3 £350 +16.66% 1
Warwickshire +11 2 - - 8
Wednesbury - 1 - -
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CMS.

1 18 (51.43%) HTML
1 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
2 16 (45.71%) Content Management
2 16 (45.71%) User Experience
3 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) PHP
5 10 (28.57%) .NET
5 10 (28.57%) MySQL
5 10 (28.57%) CSS
5 10 (28.57%) Migration
5 10 (28.57%) Web Development
6 9 (25.71%) HTML5
6 9 (25.71%) CSS3
7 8 (22.86%) W3C
7 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
7 8 (22.86%) DNN
8 7 (20.00%) jQuery
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (17.14%) BDD
9 6 (17.14%) Backbone.js
9 6 (17.14%) Ember.js
9 6 (17.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
9 6 (17.14%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) MVC
9 6 (17.14%) TDD
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.29%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
10 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (22.86%) DNN
2 3 (8.57%) Drupal
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) WordPress
4 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Trello
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) MySQL
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) MSTest
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
3 1 (2.86%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) PHP Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Web Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Author
6 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) DotNetNuke Developer
6 3 (8.57%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (8.57%) HTML Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) CMS Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) HTML
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (28.57%) CSS
3 9 (25.71%) CSS3
3 9 (25.71%) HTML5
4 7 (20.00%) jQuery
5 6 (17.14%) Backbone.js
5 6 (17.14%) Ember.js
5 6 (17.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (11.43%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.57%) XML
8 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.71%) Symfony
9 1 (2.86%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (2.86%) JSON
9 1 (2.86%) Laravel
9 1 (2.86%) LESS
9 1 (2.86%) REST
9 1 (2.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) User Experience
2 8 (22.86%) W3C
3 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Content Management
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Migration
3 10 (28.57%) Web Development
4 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
5 6 (17.14%) BDD
5 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 5 (14.29%) Microservices
6 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (14.29%) Web Application Development
7 3 (8.57%) CAD
7 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.57%) User Stories
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Data Management
8 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
2 11 (31.43%) PHP
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.86%) Zend
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