Period
to 23 June 2018

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 6 months to 23 June 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 138 117
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21 -18
Contract jobs citing CMS 38 35 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.81% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 5.26% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 61
West Midlands median daily rate £318 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +25.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £231 £319 £243
90th Percentile £542 £416 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +133.33% -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -40.68% +63.89% -45.45%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 760 665 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.50% 15.40% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 381 575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £216 £247
90th Percentile £575 £558 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £422
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.78% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +36.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £10.53
90th Percentile £28.20 £33.25 £20.73
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -1.70% +5.26%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 June 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
Birmingham -7 16 £338 -6.25% 9
Warwickshire +9 13 £250 -33.33% 5
Coventry -22 3 £650 +60.49% 9
Solihull - 2 £325 - 1
Walsall - 1 £375 - 2
Shropshire - 1 £532 - 2
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CMS.

1 23 (60.53%) Content Management
2 16 (42.11%) Drupal
3 13 (34.21%) HTML
4 12 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (28.95%) CSS
5 11 (28.95%) jQuery
6 10 (26.32%) Umbraco
6 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 8 (21.05%) HTML5
8 7 (18.42%) PHP
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) C#
9 6 (15.79%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) User Experience
10 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.53%) Marketing
11 4 (10.53%) QA
11 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.53%) Project Management
11 4 (10.53%) Linux
11 4 (10.53%) MySQL
11 4 (10.53%) Front End Development
11 4 (10.53%) CSS3
12 3 (7.89%) Wireframes
12 3 (7.89%) Laravel
12 3 (7.89%) Social Media
12 3 (7.89%) Java

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 16 (42.11%) Drupal
2 10 (26.32%) Umbraco
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) WordPress
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.63%) Documentum
5 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) Liferay
5 1 (2.63%) Moodle
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) Sitefinity
5 1 (2.63%) Totara
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Magento
1 2 (5.26%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Linode
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Bower
2 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.26%) Grunt
2 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) CircleCI
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Designer
2 6 (15.79%) Web Designer
3 5 (13.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (10.53%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) CMS Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) CMS Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Content Designer
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Drupal Designer
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Web Content Assistant
6 1 (2.63%) Web Content Designer
6 1 (2.63%) Web Content Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
2 11 (28.95%) jQuery
3 8 (21.05%) HTML5
4 6 (15.79%) .NET
5 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.53%) CSS3
6 3 (7.89%) Laravel
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.26%) JSP
7 2 (5.26%) LAMP
7 2 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (5.26%) Node.js
7 2 (5.26%) OOCSS
7 2 (5.26%) Sass
7 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.26%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 2 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Social Media
3 2 (5.26%) Learning Management System
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Vector Graphics
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Blog
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) SCORM
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Content Management
2 12 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.53%) Front End Development
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) MVC
5 3 (7.89%) Scrum
5 3 (7.89%) Usability Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Web Development
5 3 (7.89%) Wireframes
6 2 (5.26%) Email Marketing
6 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Statistics
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.42%) PHP
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) EMC
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Niku
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Pega
3 1 (2.63%) Sage
3 1 (2.63%) Xamarin