Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 147 154
Rank change year-on-year +35 +7 -25
Contract jobs citing CMS 12 47 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 1.01% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.35% 6.24% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 32
Median daily rate £500 £450 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +32.84% -15.31%
10th Percentile £248 £218 £263
90th Percentile £515 £556 £620
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +112.12% -21.43%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.10% +104.29% -39.66%

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 358 753 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.96% 16.21% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 430 460
Median daily rate £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £262 £262
90th Percentile £585 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +31.15% -15.28%
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £19.28
% change year-on-year +18.92% -4.03% -1.77%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMS in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for CMS in the West Midlands

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CMS in the West Midlands

CMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMS in the West Midlands.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +18 10 £400 +6.67%
Coventry +24 2 £500 +11.11%
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
2 5 (41.67%) Case Management
2 5 (41.67%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Swagger
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) Azure
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Architectural Design
5 2 (16.67%) Serverless
5 2 (16.67%) SOLID
5 2 (16.67%) Google
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (16.67%) Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics

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 1 (8.33%) Drupal
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (16.67%) Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Serverless
3 1 (8.33%) AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Google Drive
3 1 (8.33%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (8.33%) Mocha
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Account Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) Swagger
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) Flutter
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Laravel
3 1 (8.33%) LESS
3 1 (8.33%) Next.js
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) React
3 1 (8.33%) Sass
3 1 (8.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) CCTV
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Case Management
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Architectural Design
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) SOLID
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) ES6
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) HubSpot
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) Veeam
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Zend