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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 119 111 128
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing CMS 886 753 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.73% 1.74% 1.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.02% 9.97% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 472 508
Average daily rate £350 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 31
Average hourly rate £22.06 £17.50 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.02% -16.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.55 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £43.50 £42.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.05%
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8844 7556 9097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.22% 17.50% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5463 4337 5046
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 391 415
Average hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £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 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -10 445 £363 - 164
South East -14 147 £300 -7.69% 58
East of England +5 63 £374 +39.06% 28
South West +5 59 £295 +7.27% 29
West Midlands -3 51 £275 -4.34% 14
North West -17 49 £425 +32.81% 42
Yorkshire +3 46 £300 -6.25% 31
East Midlands 0 25 £338 +48.35% 16
North East -28 1 £210 -22.22% 7
Midlands - 1 - -
CMS
UK

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 742 (45.83%) HTML
2 631 (38.97%) CSS
3 601 (37.12%) JavaScript
4 514 (31.75%) .NET
5 458 (28.29%) Content Management
6 435 (26.87%) C#
7 423 (26.13%) jQuery
8 332 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
9 309 (19.09%) ASP.NET
10 303 (18.72%) SQL Server
11 300 (18.53%) MVC
12 292 (18.04%) HTML5
13 252 (15.57%) Java
14 247 (15.26%) XML
15 232 (14.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 232 (14.33%) Sitecore
16 226 (13.96%) E-Commerce
17 225 (13.90%) PHP
18 216 (13.34%) CSS3
19 209 (12.91%) TDD
20 197 (12.17%) Umbraco
21 186 (11.49%) Scrum
22 180 (11.12%) SQL
23 174 (10.75%) Ajax
24 172 (10.62%) Web Development
25 169 (10.44%) SEO
26 166 (10.25%) Web Services
27 165 (10.19%) Git (software)
28 163 (10.07%) MySQL
29 161 (9.94%) Finance

CMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 232 (14.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 197 (12.17%) Umbraco
3 129 (7.97%) Drupal
4 108 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
5 97 (5.99%) SharePoint
6 85 (5.25%) WordPress
7 84 (5.19%) Apache
8 78 (4.82%) Tomcat
9 49 (3.03%) IIS
10 42 (2.59%) Joomla!
11 40 (2.47%) Alfresco
11 40 (2.47%) Kentico
12 36 (2.22%) Node.js
13 27 (1.67%) WebSphere
14 25 (1.54%) Apache Solr
14 25 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 24 (1.48%) Magnolia
15 24 (1.48%) DNN
16 23 (1.42%) WebLogic
17 20 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 88 (5.44%) Photoshop
2 69 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 49 (3.03%) MS Office
4 20 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.62%) MS Project
7 8 (0.49%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.062%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.062%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 49 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 14 (0.86%) Magento
3 8 (0.49%) Tridion
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.37%) SiteCatalyst
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
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 12 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.25%) GitHub
5 4 (0.25%) Office 365
5 4 (0.25%) SaaS
6 3 (0.19%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.19%) Route 53
6 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.20%) Intranet
2 49 (3.03%) Internet
3 24 (1.48%) HTTP
4 20 (1.24%) DNS
5 16 (0.99%) SSL
6 12 (0.74%) Extranet
7 8 (0.49%) WAN
7 8 (0.49%) Nortel Meridian
8 7 (0.43%) FTP
8 7 (0.43%) LAN
9 6 (0.37%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.37%) Firewall
10 5 (0.31%) CHAP
10 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.31%) PBX
10 5 (0.31%) VoIP
10 5 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.19%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.19%) PSTN
11 3 (0.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 163 (10.07%) MySQL
3 74 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 22 (1.36%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 21 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.80%) RavenDB
11 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.74%) Big Data
12 11 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.62%) EDRMS
14 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 165 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 110 (6.79%) Subversion
3 85 (5.25%) Visual Studio
4 72 (4.45%) TeamCity
5 61 (3.77%) Mercurial
6 54 (3.34%) Maven
7 51 (3.15%) Selenium
8 48 (2.96%) Eclipse
9 46 (2.84%) NUnit
10 44 (2.72%) Cucumber
11 43 (2.66%) WebDriver
12 35 (2.16%) Jenkins
12 35 (2.16%) Ant
13 33 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (1.42%) JIRA
14 23 (1.42%) Hudson
15 21 (1.30%) Mockito
16 15 (0.93%) JUnit
17 12 (0.74%) JBehave
17 12 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 161 (9.94%) Finance
2 137 (8.46%) Marketing
3 73 (4.51%) Retail
4 61 (3.77%) Banking
5 60 (3.71%) Publishing
6 22 (1.36%) Games
6 22 (1.36%) Legal
6 22 (1.36%) Advertising
7 16 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 16 (0.99%) Back Office
8 14 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.56%) Automotive
11 8 (0.49%) French Language
12 7 (0.43%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.43%) Law
12 7 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.37%) Local Government
14 5 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 895 (55.28%) Developer
2 226 (13.96%) .NET Developer
3 182 (11.24%) Analyst
4 161 (9.94%) Web Developer
5 124 (7.66%) Front-End Developer
6 89 (5.50%) Java Developer
7 87 (5.37%) Sitecore Developer
8 85 (5.25%) Senior Developer
9 80 (4.94%) Project Manager
9 80 (4.94%) Business Analyst
10 78 (4.82%) Architect
11 77 (4.76%) PHP Developer
12 73 (4.51%) C# Developer
13 68 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
14 67 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
15 39 (2.41%) CMS Developer
16 38 (2.35%) Copywriter
17 36 (2.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 35 (2.16%) Umbraco Developer
19 33 (2.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 742 (45.83%) HTML
2 631 (38.97%) CSS
3 514 (31.75%) .NET
4 423 (26.13%) jQuery
5 309 (19.09%) ASP.NET
6 292 (18.04%) HTML5
7 247 (15.26%) XML
8 216 (13.34%) CSS3
9 174 (10.75%) Ajax
10 166 (10.25%) Web Services
11 139 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 107 (6.61%) XHTML
13 100 (6.18%) Spring
14 91 (5.62%) .NET Framework
14 91 (5.62%) JSON
15 88 (5.44%) WCF
16 82 (5.06%) JSP
17 69 (4.26%) RESTful
18 68 (4.20%) J2EE
19 67 (4.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.24%) Open Source
2 51 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 46 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.78%) Copywriting
5 44 (2.72%) Social Media
5 44 (2.72%) CMDB
6 30 (1.85%) W3C
7 28 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.73%) Digital Media
8 23 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.30%) E-Learning
10 19 (1.17%) iPhone
11 18 (1.11%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.99%) Semantic Web
12 16 (0.99%) Data Integration
13 13 (0.80%) Economics
14 11 (0.68%) Social Network
15 10 (0.62%) Statistics
16 9 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
17 8 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 97 (5.99%) Linux
2 87 (5.37%) Windows
3 64 (3.95%) UNIX
4 45 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (1.98%) Android
8 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.37%) Debian
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.062%) Solaris
12 1 (0.062%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.062%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (28.29%) Content Management
2 332 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (18.53%) MVC
4 226 (13.96%) E-Commerce
5 209 (12.91%) TDD
6 186 (11.49%) Scrum
7 172 (10.62%) Web Development
8 169 (10.44%) SEO
9 139 (8.59%) OO
10 119 (7.35%) BDD
11 113 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
12 103 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (6.30%) Project Management
14 96 (5.93%) Analytics
15 89 (5.50%) Unit Testing
16 75 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
17 69 (4.26%) Configuration Management
18 68 (4.20%) ITIL
19 64 (3.95%) Workflow
20 57 (3.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 601 (37.12%) JavaScript
2 435 (26.87%) C#
3 252 (15.57%) Java
4 225 (13.90%) PHP
5 180 (11.12%) SQL
6 47 (2.90%) Ruby
7 36 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.98%) Scala
9 30 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 29 (1.79%) Python
11 21 (1.30%) Perl
12 18 (1.11%) Objective-C
13 16 (0.99%) PHP5
14 15 (0.93%) VB
15 12 (0.74%) C
16 10 (0.62%) VBScript
17 9 (0.56%) XAML
18 8 (0.49%) ActionScript
19 6 (0.37%) C++
20 5 (0.31%) PHP4
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 12 (0.74%) 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%) MBA
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
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 67 (4.14%) QA
2 24 (1.48%) 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%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.62%) Puppet
3 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.31%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.31%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.12%) Plesk
6 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.062%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.062%) OpenView
Vendors
1 232 (14.33%) Sitecore
2 133 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 116 (7.16%) Adobe
4 87 (5.37%) Oracle
5 80 (4.94%) EPiServer
6 65 (4.01%) Google
7 57 (3.52%) Ektron
8 52 (3.21%) HP
9 42 (2.59%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.79%) Venda
11 28 (1.73%) Alterian
12 26 (1.61%) FatWire
13 25 (1.54%) BMC
14 24 (1.48%) Facebook
15 23 (1.42%) CA
16 22 (1.36%) JBoss
17 20 (1.24%) Twitter
18 18 (1.11%) Endeca
19 17 (1.05%) Zend
20 16 (0.99%) RedDot
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £19.79 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £285 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds
Propel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago