The first table below looks at the demand for CMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMS over the 3 months to 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 122 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing CMS 947 802 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.68% 1.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.84% 9.67% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 497 539
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 34
Average hourly rate £22.06 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.73% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.65 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £43.50 £41.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.05%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £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
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CMS
Daily Rate Trend

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

CMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CMS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CMS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CMS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -10 875 £350 +7.69% 344
London -9 438 £363 - 142
South East -10 148 £300 -7.69% 52
City of London -4 111 £350 - 38
East of England +9 61 £375 +39.53% 26
South West +8 56 £295 +7.27% 24
Berkshire +11 54 £335 +11.66% 4
West Midlands +2 52 £275 -4.34% 11
North West -17 49 £425 +35.45% 41
Yorkshire -13 44 £313 -2.34% 28
Scotland +19 43 £290 +13.50% 12
Manchester 0 34 £413 +78.37% 24
Hertfordshire +16 29 £401 +72.25% 15
West Yorkshire -24 27 £353 +10.31% 19
East Midlands +3 25 £338 +48.35% 16
Reading +2 25 £343 +5.38% 2
Chiswick - 25 £300 -
Hampshire +8 24 £250 -16.66% 9
Leeds -17 24 £353 +15.73% 13
Glasgow +23 23 £275 +10.00% 7
Wiltshire +2 21 £300 - 6
Essex -16 17 £300 +4.80% 4
Birmingham +4 16 £325 +49.42% 2
Surrey -19 16 £375 - 16
Oxfordshire -5 15 £175 -36.36% 9
Wales -10 15 £314 +14.09% 7
Swindon +2 14 £325 - 1
Cardiff -6 14 £314 +56.87% 5
South Wales -7 14 £314 +25.50% 5
Hemel Hempstead - 14 £360 - 1

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 814 (47.05%) HTML
2 693 (40.06%) CSS
3 662 (38.27%) JavaScript
4 552 (31.91%) .NET
5 501 (28.96%) Content Management
6 461 (26.65%) jQuery
7 457 (26.42%) C#
8 336 (19.42%) ASP.NET
9 332 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
10 319 (18.44%) SQL Server
11 316 (18.27%) HTML5
12 309 (17.86%) MVC
13 267 (15.43%) XML
14 265 (15.32%) Java
15 245 (14.16%) PHP
16 243 (14.05%) Sitecore CMS
16 243 (14.05%) Sitecore
17 235 (13.58%) CSS3
18 231 (13.35%) E-Commerce
19 213 (12.31%) TDD
20 208 (12.02%) Umbraco
21 197 (11.39%) Web Development
21 197 (11.39%) SQL
22 195 (11.27%) Scrum
23 188 (10.87%) Ajax
24 180 (10.40%) MySQL
24 180 (10.40%) Web Services
25 175 (10.12%) Git (software)
26 172 (9.94%) SEO
27 169 (9.77%) Finance

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 243 (14.05%) Sitecore CMS
2 208 (12.02%) Umbraco
3 135 (7.80%) Drupal
4 116 (6.71%) Adobe CQ
5 113 (6.53%) SharePoint
6 90 (5.20%) WordPress
7 87 (5.03%) Apache
8 82 (4.74%) Tomcat
9 56 (3.24%) IIS
10 45 (2.60%) Kentico
11 42 (2.43%) Joomla!
12 40 (2.31%) Alfresco
12 40 (2.31%) Node.js
13 31 (1.79%) WebSphere
14 27 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 26 (1.50%) Apache Solr
16 24 (1.39%) DNN
16 24 (1.39%) Magnolia
17 23 (1.33%) WebLogic
18 20 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 94 (5.43%) Photoshop
2 75 (4.34%) MS Excel
3 49 (2.83%) MS Office
4 20 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.58%) MS Project
7 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.058%) InDesign
9 1 (0.058%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 49 (2.83%) Google Analytics
2 16 (0.92%) Magento
3 13 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.46%) Tridion
5 6 (0.35%) SiteCatalyst
5 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.058%) Agresso
9 1 (0.058%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.058%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.058%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.46%) SaaS
4 7 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.23%) Office 365
6 4 (0.23%) GitHub
7 3 (0.17%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.17%) Route 53
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.45%) Intranet
2 51 (2.95%) Internet
3 25 (1.45%) HTTP
4 23 (1.33%) DNS
5 17 (0.98%) SSL
6 12 (0.69%) Extranet
7 9 (0.52%) WAN
8 8 (0.46%) Nortel Meridian
8 8 (0.46%) LAN
9 7 (0.40%) FTP
9 7 (0.40%) Firewall
10 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.29%) CHAP
11 5 (0.29%) VoIP
11 5 (0.29%) PBX
11 5 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.23%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.23%) Wireless
13 3 (0.17%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 180 (10.40%) MySQL
3 75 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 33 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 22 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 21 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.75%) RavenDB
11 12 (0.69%) Big Data
11 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.58%) EDRMS
14 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 175 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 121 (6.99%) Subversion
3 86 (4.97%) Visual Studio
4 72 (4.16%) TeamCity
5 61 (3.53%) Mercurial
6 55 (3.18%) Maven
7 51 (2.95%) Selenium
8 48 (2.77%) Eclipse
9 46 (2.66%) NUnit
10 43 (2.49%) WebDriver
10 43 (2.49%) Cucumber
11 37 (2.14%) Ant
12 35 (2.02%) Jenkins
12 35 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (1.39%) JIRA
14 23 (1.33%) Hudson
15 21 (1.21%) Mockito
16 18 (1.04%) JUnit
17 12 (0.69%) JBehave
17 12 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 169 (9.77%) Finance
2 144 (8.32%) Marketing
3 77 (4.45%) Retail
4 67 (3.87%) Publishing
5 62 (3.58%) Banking
6 24 (1.39%) Games
6 24 (1.39%) Advertising
6 24 (1.39%) Legal
7 17 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.92%) Back Office
8 16 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.52%) Automotive
11 8 (0.46%) French Language
11 8 (0.46%) Law
11 8 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.35%) Local Government
13 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 970 (56.07%) Developer
2 239 (13.82%) .NET Developer
3 188 (10.87%) Analyst
4 181 (10.46%) Web Developer
5 136 (7.86%) Front-End Developer
6 95 (5.49%) Senior Developer
7 94 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 87 (5.03%) Sitecore Developer
9 85 (4.91%) PHP Developer
10 83 (4.80%) Project Manager
10 83 (4.80%) Business Analyst
11 79 (4.57%) Architect
12 78 (4.51%) C# Developer
13 70 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
13 70 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
14 42 (2.43%) CMS Developer
15 39 (2.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (2.20%) Copywriter
17 37 (2.14%) Umbraco Developer
18 33 (1.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 814 (47.05%) HTML
2 693 (40.06%) CSS
3 552 (31.91%) .NET
4 461 (26.65%) jQuery
5 336 (19.42%) ASP.NET
6 316 (18.27%) HTML5
7 267 (15.43%) XML
8 235 (13.58%) CSS3
9 188 (10.87%) Ajax
10 180 (10.40%) Web Services
11 140 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 126 (7.28%) XHTML
13 104 (6.01%) Spring
14 99 (5.72%) .NET Framework
15 94 (5.43%) JSON
16 91 (5.26%) JSP
17 90 (5.20%) WCF
18 75 (4.34%) J2EE
19 74 (4.28%) XSLT
20 70 (4.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.07%) Open Source
2 57 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 49 (2.83%) Social Media
4 47 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.60%) CMDB
5 45 (2.60%) Copywriting
6 31 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.73%) W3C
8 29 (1.68%) Digital Media
9 24 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.21%) E-Learning
11 20 (1.16%) iPhone
12 17 (0.98%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.92%) Semantic Web
13 16 (0.92%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.75%) Economics
14 13 (0.75%) Social Network
15 10 (0.58%) Statistics
16 9 (0.52%) Blog
16 9 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 101 (5.84%) Linux
2 89 (5.14%) Windows
3 66 (3.82%) UNIX
4 46 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (1.85%) Android
8 8 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.35%) Debian
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) Solaris
13 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.058%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (28.96%) Content Management
2 332 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (17.86%) MVC
4 231 (13.35%) E-Commerce
5 213 (12.31%) TDD
6 197 (11.39%) Web Development
7 195 (11.27%) Scrum
8 172 (9.94%) SEO
9 143 (8.27%) OO
10 124 (7.17%) BDD
11 118 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 111 (6.42%) Project Management
13 109 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
14 98 (5.66%) Analytics
15 90 (5.20%) Unit Testing
16 75 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
17 71 (4.10%) Workflow
18 70 (4.05%) Migration
18 70 (4.05%) Configuration Management
19 68 (3.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 662 (38.27%) JavaScript
2 457 (26.42%) C#
3 265 (15.32%) Java
4 245 (14.16%) PHP
5 197 (11.39%) SQL
6 48 (2.77%) Ruby
7 38 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.85%) Scala
9 30 (1.73%) Python
9 30 (1.73%) VB.NET
10 22 (1.27%) Perl
11 18 (1.04%) Objective-C
12 16 (0.92%) PHP5
13 15 (0.87%) VB
14 12 (0.69%) C
15 10 (0.58%) VBScript
16 9 (0.52%) XAML
17 8 (0.46%) ActionScript
18 6 (0.35%) C++
19 5 (0.29%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 110 (6.36%) Degree
2 43 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.45%) ISEB
3 25 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.46%) CISSP
7 7 (0.40%) CISA
7 7 (0.40%) CISM
8 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.17%) MBA
9 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.12%) CCVP
10 2 (0.12%) CCNP
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.058%) PMP
11 1 (0.058%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.87%) QA
2 24 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 20 (1.16%) SLA
4 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.29%) Section 508
7 4 (0.23%) WAI
8 3 (0.17%) WCAG
8 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.40%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.12%) Varnish
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.58%) Puppet
3 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
4 5 (0.29%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.12%) Plesk
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.058%) OpenView
6 1 (0.058%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.058%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 243 (14.05%) Sitecore
2 145 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 124 (7.17%) Adobe
4 90 (5.20%) Oracle
5 79 (4.57%) EPiServer
6 70 (4.05%) Google
7 57 (3.29%) Ektron
8 53 (3.06%) HP
9 42 (2.43%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.68%) Venda
11 28 (1.62%) Alterian
12 27 (1.56%) FatWire
13 25 (1.45%) BMC
13 25 (1.45%) JBoss
13 25 (1.45%) Facebook
14 24 (1.39%) Zend
15 23 (1.33%) CA
15 23 (1.33%) Twitter
16 18 (1.04%) Endeca
17 16 (0.92%) FrontRange
Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Salary: Salary £26,545 - £30,184 + additional £6.5k bioinformatics allowance p
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £19.79 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £285 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Propel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago