The table below looks at the statistics for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 120 144 105
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -39
Contract jobs citing CMS 83 84 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.41% 1.17% 1.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.56% 6.99% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 71 87
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £160 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.25 £58.00 £104.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.36% -44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £24.40 £50.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £91.60 £157.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
CMS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
970 1201 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.48% 16.68% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 829 893
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Average hourly rate £18.18 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.55 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CMS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CMS across the City of London region.

CMS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CMS across the City of London region.

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMS.

1 93 (45.59%) HTML
2 83 (40.69%) CSS
3 81 (39.71%) JavaScript
4 69 (33.82%) .NET
4 69 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (30.88%) Content Management
6 57 (27.94%) jQuery
7 55 (26.96%) C#
8 48 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 48 (23.53%) Finance
9 47 (23.04%) MVC
10 44 (21.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 44 (21.57%) Sitecore
10 44 (21.57%) HTML5
11 40 (19.61%) SQL Server
12 38 (18.63%) CSS3
13 36 (17.65%) XML
14 31 (15.20%) TDD
14 31 (15.20%) Umbraco
15 29 (14.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (13.73%) Scrum
17 27 (13.24%) Drupal
18 26 (12.75%) .NET Framework
18 26 (12.75%) Banking
19 24 (11.76%) Microsoft
20 23 (11.27%) Visual Studio
20 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
21 22 (10.78%) Web Services
21 22 (10.78%) Marketing
21 22 (10.78%) EPiServer

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (21.57%) Sitecore CMS
2 31 (15.20%) Umbraco
3 27 (13.24%) Drupal
4 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
5 15 (7.35%) IIS
6 11 (5.39%) Node.js
7 10 (4.90%) Joomla!
8 9 (4.41%) Adobe CQ
9 8 (3.92%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.43%) WordPress
11 6 (2.94%) DNN
12 5 (2.45%) Alfresco
13 4 (1.96%) Sitefinity
13 4 (1.96%) Orchard CMS
13 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.96%) Apache
14 2 (0.98%) Kentico
14 2 (0.98%) EPiServer CMS
14 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.35%) Photoshop
3 14 (6.86%) MS Office
4 11 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Tridion
2 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.86%) Intranet
2 12 (5.88%) Internet
3 4 (1.96%) Extranet
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) LAN
4 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.86%) MySQL
2 14 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.47%) RavenDB
5 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.39%) NUnit
3 8 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.92%) Subversion
4 5 (2.45%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.96%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.98%) Build Forge
6 2 (0.98%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.49%) Selenium
7 1 (0.49%) JIRA
7 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.49%) Grunt
7 1 (0.49%) Xdebug
7 1 (0.49%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
General
1 48 (23.53%) Finance
2 26 (12.75%) Banking
3 22 (10.78%) Marketing
4 10 (4.90%) Publishing
5 8 (3.92%) Retail
6 7 (3.43%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.98%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.49%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (46.57%) Developer
2 38 (18.63%) Analyst
3 25 (12.25%) Front-End Developer
4 24 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 21 (10.29%) Business Analyst
6 16 (7.84%) Web Developer
7 12 (5.88%) Architect
8 11 (5.39%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Configuration Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) Designer
11 7 (3.43%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Sitecore Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.94%) PHP Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.45%) Content Editor
13 5 (2.45%) Technical Architect
13 5 (2.45%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (45.59%) HTML
2 83 (40.69%) CSS
3 69 (33.82%) .NET
4 57 (27.94%) jQuery
5 48 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 44 (21.57%) HTML5
7 38 (18.63%) CSS3
8 36 (17.65%) XML
9 29 (14.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (12.75%) .NET Framework
11 22 (10.78%) Web Services
12 21 (10.29%) AngularJS
13 14 (6.86%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (6.86%) Ajax
14 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 12 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
15 12 (5.88%) LINQ
16 9 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 9 (4.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) User Experience
2 15 (7.35%) Open Source
2 15 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.39%) CMDB
4 10 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.94%) Copywriting
6 5 (2.45%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.45%) W3C
6 5 (2.45%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.96%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.47%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.47%) Social Media
9 2 (0.98%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.98%) iPhone
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.98%) Economics
9 2 (0.98%) Wiki
9 2 (0.98%) Informatics
9 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.35%) Windows
2 5 (2.45%) Linux
3 3 (1.47%) Android
4 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.98%) UNIX
5 1 (0.49%) Solaris
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (30.88%) Content Management
3 47 (23.04%) MVC
4 31 (15.20%) TDD
5 28 (13.73%) Scrum
6 21 (10.29%) Project Management
7 20 (9.80%) Web Development
8 18 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 18 (8.82%) BDD
9 15 (7.35%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.37%) Migration
11 12 (5.88%) ITIL
12 11 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (4.41%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.41%) CRM
13 9 (4.41%) Analytics
13 9 (4.41%) User Stories
14 8 (3.92%) OO
15 7 (3.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (39.71%) JavaScript
2 55 (26.96%) C#
3 18 (8.82%) Java
4 16 (7.84%) SQL
5 15 (7.35%) PHP
6 14 (6.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.45%) C
7 5 (2.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.98%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.98%) C++
8 2 (0.98%) Python
8 2 (0.98%) XPath
9 1 (0.49%) PHP5
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.49%) VBA
9 1 (0.49%) Groovy
9 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (2.94%) Degree
2 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.96%) ISEB
4 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) CISA
5 2 (0.98%) CISM
5 2 (0.98%) CISSP
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.98%) WCAG
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) Puppet
1 2 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
1 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (21.57%) Sitecore
2 24 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.78%) EPiServer
4 15 (7.35%) Ektron
5 11 (5.39%) Adobe
6 10 (4.90%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.90%) RedDot
7 8 (3.92%) Lotus
8 7 (3.43%) FatWire
9 5 (2.45%) Oracle
10 4 (1.96%) Interwoven
11 3 (1.47%) Google
11 3 (1.47%) Open Text
11 3 (1.47%) ExactTarget
11 3 (1.47%) Twitter
12 2 (0.98%) hybris
12 2 (0.98%) Eloqua
12 2 (0.98%) Facebook
12 2 (0.98%) Lyris
12 2 (0.98%) Nintex
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