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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Content Management System (CMS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 100 95 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing CMS 18 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.84% 5.88% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 19
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £518 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £13.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +178.84% -35.80%  

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 308 510 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.36% 19.01% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 260 258
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 24
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £27.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Herefordshire - 8 - -
Coventry -6 2 £405 +40.86% 1
Birmingham -8 2 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 £375 +25.00% 2
Warwickshire -6 1 £375 +25.00% 7
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
CMS
England

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CMS.

1 38 (58.46%) HTML
2 35 (53.85%) Content Management
3 30 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 27 (41.54%) CSS
5 26 (40.00%) Web Development
6 22 (33.85%) Drupal
7 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (30.77%) Middleware
8 17 (26.15%) .NET
8 17 (26.15%) HTML5
9 14 (21.54%) C#
9 14 (21.54%) PHP
10 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 13 (20.00%) Front End Development
11 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
11 12 (18.46%) MVC
12 11 (16.92%) MySQL
12 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (15.38%) User Experience
14 9 (13.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (13.85%) W3C
14 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (12.31%) Sitefinity
15 8 (12.31%) HTTP
15 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
15 8 (12.31%) Responsive Web Design
16 7 (10.77%) Continuous Deployment
16 7 (10.77%) SQL
16 7 (10.77%) Web Design

CMS
Top Related 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 22 (33.85%) Drupal
2 8 (12.31%) Sitefinity
3 4 (6.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (6.15%) Umbraco
3 4 (6.15%) WordPress
4 2 (3.08%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.54%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.54%) Confluence
5 1 (1.54%) Kentico
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) HTTP
2 5 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) LDAP
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) 3G
4 1 (1.54%) 4G
4 1 (1.54%) GPRS
4 1 (1.54%) Intranet
4 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) MySQL
2 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (3.08%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.08%) ClearQuest
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
2 2 (3.08%) JUnit
2 2 (3.08%) Selenium
2 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.08%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Automotive
2 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
2 1 (1.54%) French Language
2 1 (1.54%) Games
2 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (75.38%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Drupal Developer
3 12 (18.46%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (18.46%) PHP Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (9.23%) HTML Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Umbraco Developer
10 2 (3.08%) CMS Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Digital Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Lead DevOps
10 2 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 2 (3.08%) Sitecore Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (58.46%) HTML
2 27 (41.54%) CSS
3 20 (30.77%) Middleware
4 17 (26.15%) .NET
4 17 (26.15%) HTML5
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
6 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.62%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (4.62%) jQuery
9 2 (3.08%) Laravel
9 2 (3.08%) Sass
9 2 (3.08%) Symfony
10 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.54%) Compass CSS Framework
10 1 (1.54%) Ember.js
10 1 (1.54%) Kendo UI
10 1 (1.54%) LESS
10 1 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) User Experience
2 9 (13.85%) W3C
3 5 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.08%) AIX
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) Content Management
2 26 (40.00%) Web Development
3 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 12 (18.46%) MVC
6 9 (13.85%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.31%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (10.77%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (10.77%) Web Design
9 6 (9.23%) Analytics
9 6 (9.23%) Migration
10 5 (7.69%) Business Analytics
10 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.69%) Master Data Management
10 5 (7.69%) Service Management
10 5 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.54%) C#
2 14 (21.54%) PHP
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ansible
1 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.08%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Zend