Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 153 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 -49 -14
Contract jobs citing CMS 62 28 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.62% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.33% 3.85% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 88
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.97% +9.31% +8.33%
10th Percentile £232 £300 £250
90th Percentile £563 £479 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £21.69
% change year-on-year -1.54% +49.87% -34.29%

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 846 728 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.46% 16.12% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 447 661
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £418 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +5.56% +7.25%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £243
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.52% -18.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.59
90th Percentile £26.83 £39.73 £25.43
England median hourly rate £21.25 £20.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.82% +2.34% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 22 £363 -4.04% 10
Warwickshire +23 17 £250 - 4
Shropshire - 10 £550 -
Coventry -18 3 £500 +104.08% 3
Solihull - 3 £363 - 1
Walsall - 1 £375 - 1
CMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 44 (70.97%) Content Management
2 21 (33.87%) Drupal
3 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (30.65%) HTML
5 16 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (22.58%) .NET
7 13 (20.97%) C#
8 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 12 (19.35%) Umbraco
9 11 (17.74%) CSS
10 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
10 10 (16.13%) Documentum
10 10 (16.13%) Finance
10 10 (16.13%) jQuery
10 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.52%) MVC
11 9 (14.52%) User Experience
12 8 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (12.90%) PHP
13 7 (11.29%) MySQL
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (11.29%) Graphic Design
13 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (9.68%) HTML5
14 6 (9.68%) BDD
14 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
14 6 (9.68%) DevOps
14 6 (9.68%) User Stories

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 21 (33.87%) Drupal
2 12 (19.35%) Umbraco
3 10 (16.13%) Documentum
4 3 (4.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.84%) Sitefinity
5 2 (3.23%) Apache
5 2 (3.23%) Confluence
5 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.23%) EPiServer
5 2 (3.23%) nginx
5 2 (3.23%) WordPress
6 1 (1.61%) Moodle
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.61%) Totara
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.23%) Magento
2 1 (1.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Azure Functions
2 3 (4.84%) Serverless
3 2 (3.23%) GitHub
3 2 (3.23%) Linode
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) DHCP
1 2 (3.23%) DNS
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
1 2 (3.23%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.23%) SSH
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.23%) CircleCI
3 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.61%) GitLab
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Administrator
5 7 (11.29%) Designer
5 7 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.29%) Web Designer
6 6 (9.68%) Drupal Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Architect
7 5 (8.06%) CMS Business Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Agile Developer
8 4 (6.45%) CMS Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Content Designer
9 2 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (3.23%) PHP Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Web Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) .NET
3 11 (17.74%) CSS
4 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
4 10 (16.13%) jQuery
5 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (9.68%) HTML5
7 4 (6.45%) OAuth
8 3 (4.84%) Ajax
8 3 (4.84%) LAMP
9 2 (3.23%) CSS3
9 2 (3.23%) LDAP
9 2 (3.23%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (3.23%) Node.js
9 2 (3.23%) OOCSS
9 2 (3.23%) REST
9 2 (3.23%) SAML
9 2 (3.23%) Swagger
9 2 (3.23%) Web Services
10 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) User Experience
2 7 (11.29%) Graphic Design
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.61%) SCORM
5 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Content Management
2 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
5 9 (14.52%) MVC
6 8 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
8 6 (9.68%) BDD
8 6 (9.68%) DevOps
8 6 (9.68%) User Stories
8 6 (9.68%) Workflow
9 5 (8.06%) BPMN
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.06%) CRM
9 5 (8.06%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.06%) Use Case
10 4 (6.45%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) C#
2 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) PHP
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.23%) PHP 5
5 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
1 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) OpenText
3 3 (4.84%) Google
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.84%) Zend
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.61%) BT
4 1 (1.61%) Pega
4 1 (1.61%) Sage
4 1 (1.61%) Xamarin