The first table below looks at the demand for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 121 116 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing CMS 874 750 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.72% 1.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.87% 9.76% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 479 503
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 32
Average hourly rate £21.61 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.99 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £52.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8856 7681 9035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.29% 17.57% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5477 4423 5005
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 398 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
CMS
UK

CMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

CMS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in England

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in England

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in England

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

CMS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -6 435 £363 +3.57% 63
South East -10 150 £300 -14.28% 27
East of England -6 59 £373 +40.56% 16
South West +14 57 £300 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +3 55 £285 +3.63% 11
Yorkshire -10 46 £300 -4.76% 19
North West -28 46 £425 +36.00% 15
East Midlands -1 24 £338 +40.62% 7
North East -29 1 £210 -22.22% 7
Midlands - 1 - -
CMS
UK

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 752 (46.45%) HTML
2 635 (39.22%) CSS
3 608 (37.55%) JavaScript
4 515 (31.81%) .NET
5 454 (28.04%) Content Management
6 437 (26.99%) C#
7 425 (26.25%) jQuery
8 323 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
9 311 (19.21%) ASP.NET
10 304 (18.78%) MVC
11 302 (18.65%) SQL Server
12 297 (18.34%) HTML5
13 252 (15.57%) Java
14 246 (15.19%) XML
15 236 (14.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 236 (14.58%) Sitecore
16 230 (14.21%) PHP
17 226 (13.96%) E-Commerce
18 221 (13.65%) CSS3
19 206 (12.72%) TDD
20 200 (12.35%) Umbraco
21 191 (11.80%) Scrum
22 180 (11.12%) SQL
23 178 (10.99%) Web Development
24 174 (10.75%) Ajax
25 172 (10.62%) SEO
26 168 (10.38%) Web Services
27 167 (10.32%) Git (software)
28 165 (10.19%) MySQL
29 162 (10.01%) Finance

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 236 (14.58%) Sitecore CMS
2 200 (12.35%) Umbraco
3 126 (7.78%) Drupal
4 105 (6.49%) Adobe CQ
5 98 (6.05%) SharePoint
6 85 (5.25%) WordPress
7 84 (5.19%) Apache
8 80 (4.94%) Tomcat
9 50 (3.09%) IIS
10 41 (2.53%) Joomla!
11 40 (2.47%) Kentico
12 39 (2.41%) Alfresco
13 37 (2.29%) Node.js
14 28 (1.73%) WebSphere
15 25 (1.54%) Apache Solr
15 25 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 25 (1.54%) Magnolia
16 24 (1.48%) WebLogic
17 22 (1.36%) DNN
18 20 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 90 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 69 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 49 (3.03%) MS Office
4 20 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.62%) MS Project
6 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.062%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.062%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 49 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 16 (0.99%) Magento
3 8 (0.49%) Tridion
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.31%) SiteCatalyst
7 4 (0.25%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.062%) Agresso
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.062%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.37%) SaaS
5 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.25%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.25%) Office 365
6 4 (0.25%) GitHub
7 3 (0.19%) Route 53
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.26%) Intranet
2 49 (3.03%) Internet
3 24 (1.48%) HTTP
4 20 (1.24%) DNS
5 16 (0.99%) SSL
6 11 (0.68%) Extranet
7 9 (0.56%) WAN
7 9 (0.56%) Nortel Meridian
8 8 (0.49%) LAN
9 7 (0.43%) FTP
9 7 (0.43%) Firewall
10 6 (0.37%) VoIP
10 6 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.31%) PBX
11 5 (0.31%) CHAP
12 4 (0.25%) H.323
12 4 (0.25%) PSTN
13 3 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 165 (10.19%) MySQL
3 73 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 23 (1.42%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 20 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.86%) RavenDB
12 13 (0.80%) Big Data
13 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.74%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.68%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.62%) EDRMS
16 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 167 (10.32%) Git (software)
2 109 (6.73%) Subversion
3 87 (5.37%) Visual Studio
4 72 (4.45%) TeamCity
5 60 (3.71%) Mercurial
6 54 (3.34%) Maven
7 49 (3.03%) Selenium
8 46 (2.84%) Eclipse
8 46 (2.84%) NUnit
9 43 (2.66%) WebDriver
10 42 (2.59%) Cucumber
11 35 (2.16%) Ant
11 35 (2.16%) Jenkins
11 35 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (1.48%) JIRA
13 23 (1.42%) Hudson
14 21 (1.30%) Mockito
15 14 (0.86%) JUnit
16 12 (0.74%) JBehave
16 12 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 162 (10.01%) Finance
2 140 (8.65%) Marketing
3 72 (4.45%) Retail
4 61 (3.77%) Banking
5 60 (3.71%) Publishing
6 25 (1.54%) Advertising
7 23 (1.42%) Games
7 23 (1.42%) Legal
8 16 (0.99%) Back Office
8 16 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.56%) French Language
10 9 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.56%) Automotive
11 8 (0.49%) Law
12 7 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.37%) Local Government
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 901 (55.65%) Developer
2 227 (14.02%) .NET Developer
3 186 (11.49%) Analyst
4 161 (9.94%) Web Developer
5 127 (7.84%) Front-End Developer
6 91 (5.62%) Java Developer
7 88 (5.44%) Sitecore Developer
8 86 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 80 (4.94%) Business Analyst
10 79 (4.88%) Project Manager
11 78 (4.82%) Architect
12 77 (4.76%) C# Developer
12 77 (4.76%) PHP Developer
13 72 (4.45%) ASP.NET Developer
14 71 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
15 39 (2.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 39 (2.41%) CMS Developer
16 37 (2.29%) Copywriter
17 36 (2.22%) Umbraco Developer
18 33 (2.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 752 (46.45%) HTML
2 635 (39.22%) CSS
3 515 (31.81%) .NET
4 425 (26.25%) jQuery
5 311 (19.21%) ASP.NET
6 297 (18.34%) HTML5
7 246 (15.19%) XML
8 221 (13.65%) CSS3
9 174 (10.75%) Ajax
10 168 (10.38%) Web Services
11 142 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 108 (6.67%) XHTML
13 99 (6.11%) Spring
14 91 (5.62%) .NET Framework
14 91 (5.62%) WCF
15 89 (5.50%) JSON
16 84 (5.19%) JSP
17 70 (4.32%) RESTful
18 69 (4.26%) J2EE
19 67 (4.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.30%) Open Source
2 50 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 46 (2.84%) CMDB
4 44 (2.72%) Copywriting
5 43 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.66%) Social Media
6 31 (1.91%) W3C
7 28 (1.73%) Digital Media
8 26 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.30%) E-Learning
11 18 (1.11%) iPhone
12 16 (0.99%) Semantic Web
12 16 (0.99%) Data Integration
13 15 (0.93%) Blackberry
14 13 (0.80%) Economics
15 11 (0.68%) Social Network
16 10 (0.62%) Statistics
17 9 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
18 8 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.05%) Linux
2 87 (5.37%) Windows
3 65 (4.01%) UNIX
4 45 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.61%) Android
8 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.37%) Debian
9 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.062%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.062%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.062%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.062%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (28.04%) Content Management
2 323 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (18.78%) MVC
4 226 (13.96%) E-Commerce
5 206 (12.72%) TDD
6 191 (11.80%) Scrum
7 178 (10.99%) Web Development
8 172 (10.62%) SEO
9 139 (8.59%) OO
10 119 (7.35%) BDD
11 110 (6.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 104 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (5.99%) Analytics
14 96 (5.93%) Project Management
15 92 (5.68%) Unit Testing
16 75 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
17 70 (4.32%) Configuration Management
17 70 (4.32%) ITIL
18 65 (4.01%) Workflow
19 57 (3.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 608 (37.55%) JavaScript
2 437 (26.99%) C#
3 252 (15.57%) Java
4 230 (14.21%) PHP
5 180 (11.12%) SQL
6 48 (2.96%) Ruby
7 36 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 33 (2.04%) Scala
9 30 (1.85%) Python
9 30 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 21 (1.30%) Perl
11 17 (1.05%) Objective-C
12 16 (0.99%) PHP5
13 15 (0.93%) VB
14 12 (0.74%) C
15 10 (0.62%) VBScript
16 8 (0.49%) XAML
16 8 (0.49%) ActionScript
17 6 (0.37%) C++
18 5 (0.31%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 96 (5.93%) Degree
2 39 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.48%) ISEB
4 23 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.43%) CISSP
8 7 (0.43%) CISA
8 7 (0.43%) CISM
9 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.19%) MBA
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.12%) CCNP
12 1 (0.062%) CCNA
12 1 (0.062%) PMP
12 1 (0.062%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.062%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.95%) QA
2 25 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 20 (1.24%) SLA
4 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.31%) Section 508
6 4 (0.25%) WAI
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.19%) WCAG
8 1 (0.062%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.43%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.12%) Varnish
5 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.62%) Puppet
3 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.31%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.31%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.12%) Plesk
6 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.062%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.062%) OpenView
Vendors
1 236 (14.58%) Sitecore
2 135 (8.34%) Microsoft
3 115 (7.10%) Adobe
4 86 (5.31%) Oracle
5 78 (4.82%) EPiServer
6 63 (3.89%) Google
7 54 (3.34%) Ektron
8 53 (3.27%) HP
9 44 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.79%) Alterian
10 29 (1.79%) Venda
11 26 (1.61%) BMC
12 25 (1.54%) FatWire
13 24 (1.48%) CA
13 24 (1.48%) Facebook
14 22 (1.36%) JBoss
15 20 (1.24%) Twitter
16 17 (1.05%) Zend
16 17 (1.05%) Avaya
16 17 (1.05%) Endeca
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 to £380 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Consol Partners
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Consol Partners
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Net Talent
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago