The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 138 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing CMS 876 932 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.77% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 10.22% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 635 494
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 44
Average hourly rate £34.50 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.22% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.90 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.95 £55.75 £50.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+86.74% +30.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9903 9123 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.28% 17.33% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 5700 4695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 305 460
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.45 £42.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 811 £350 - 373
London -30 387 £375 - 166
South East +25 182 £343 +12.29% 61
City of London -20 91 £350 -6.66% 50
South West +31 59 £320 +6.66% 19
Berkshire +2 59 £330 -1.49% 6
East of England +17 50 £350 -6.66% 27
Scotland +13 48 £275 -11.00% 15
Yorkshire -17 41 £350 +16.66% 25
West Yorkshire 0 36 £350 +12.00% 23
North West -40 36 £325 - 38
Buckinghamshire +31 35 £388 - 6
West Midlands -28 32 £250 -16.66% 19
Oxfordshire 0 31 £368 +110.00% 13
Bristol +19 30 £300 +7.14% 8
Reading +16 29 £275 -17.91%
Manchester -17 28 £325 -18.75% 21
Glasgow +4 25 £250 -16.66% 6
Cambridgeshire - 21 £325 - 6
Edinburgh +12 19 £300 -23.56% 8
Hertfordshire +5 19 £360 -12.72% 11
Oxford +1 19 £365 +108.57% 5
Hampshire 0 19 £330 +28.78% 9
Surrey -1 19 £369 -1.66% 17
Leeds -22 17 £325 +4.00% 13
Wiltshire +6 14 £338 +3.84%
High Wycombe +9 12 £388 - 1
Peterborough - 11 £250 - 3
Bradford - 11 £275 - 2
East Midlands -19 9 £525 +82.60% 14

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 748 (42.96%) HTML
2 707 (40.61%) CSS
3 671 (38.54%) JavaScript
4 597 (34.29%) .NET
5 539 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
6 464 (26.65%) Content Management
7 458 (26.31%) C#
8 414 (23.78%) jQuery
9 406 (23.32%) ASP.NET
10 358 (20.56%) MVC
11 288 (16.54%) HTML5
12 273 (15.68%) SQL Server
13 268 (15.39%) Java
13 268 (15.39%) Web Services
14 266 (15.28%) Sitecore CMS
14 266 (15.28%) Sitecore
15 249 (14.30%) CSS3
16 242 (13.90%) Umbraco
17 239 (13.73%) SQL
18 232 (13.33%) Adobe
19 223 (12.81%) E-Commerce
20 202 (11.60%) Scrum
21 186 (10.68%) PHP
21 186 (10.68%) Web Development
21 186 (10.68%) User Experience
22 183 (10.51%) XML
23 169 (9.71%) TDD
24 160 (9.19%) ASP.NET MVC
25 157 (9.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
26 149 (8.56%) Finance

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 266 (15.28%) Sitecore CMS
2 242 (13.90%) Umbraco
3 157 (9.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 121 (6.95%) Drupal
5 93 (5.34%) Kentico
6 89 (5.11%) SharePoint
7 77 (4.42%) WordPress
8 58 (3.33%) IIS
9 52 (2.99%) Apache
10 50 (2.87%) Node.js
11 43 (2.47%) Sitefinity
12 30 (1.72%) Tomcat
13 27 (1.55%) Joomla!
14 24 (1.38%) DNN
15 22 (1.26%) EPiServer CMS
15 22 (1.26%) JBoss
16 17 (0.98%) Magnolia
17 16 (0.92%) Alfresco
18 15 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 108 (6.20%) Photoshop
2 56 (3.22%) MS Excel
3 36 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 31 (1.78%) MS Office
5 24 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.75%) InDesign
8 6 (0.34%) MS Project
8 6 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (1.38%) Tridion
2 22 (1.26%) Magento
2 22 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.63%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.057%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.057%) INSURE/90
8 1 (0.057%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.057%) assyst
8 1 (0.057%) Summit
8 1 (0.057%) SAP EBP
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.30%) Google Analytics
3 26 (1.49%) Adobe Analytics
4 17 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.80%) SaaS
6 12 (0.69%) GitHub
7 8 (0.46%) Office 365
8 7 (0.40%) PaaS
9 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.17%) IaaS
10 3 (0.17%) Force.com
11 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.057%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.057%) Trello
12 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.25%) Intranet
2 33 (1.90%) Internet
3 21 (1.21%) HTTP
4 16 (0.92%) VoIP
5 14 (0.80%) Extranet
5 14 (0.80%) Firewall
6 11 (0.63%) WAN
7 10 (0.57%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.46%) SNMP
9 7 (0.40%) PCoIP
9 7 (0.40%) Network Security
9 7 (0.40%) LAN
9 7 (0.40%) PBX
9 7 (0.40%) CTI
10 6 (0.34%) H.323
10 6 (0.34%) ISDN
10 6 (0.34%) DNS
11 5 (0.29%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.29%) Megaco
12 4 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 123 (7.06%) MySQL
3 45 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 23 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.86%) NoSQL
9 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.46%) Big Data
13 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.34%) Jackrabbit
14 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.29%) MS Access
15 4 (0.23%) SAP BW
15 4 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 101 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 92 (5.28%) Visual Studio
3 55 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (3.10%) JIRA
5 52 (2.99%) Subversion
6 51 (2.93%) Selenium
7 44 (2.53%) NUnit
8 35 (2.01%) Grunt
9 34 (1.95%) JUnit
10 31 (1.78%) Maven
11 26 (1.49%) Cucumber
11 26 (1.49%) Axure RP
12 22 (1.26%) Bower
13 20 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
14 18 (1.03%) TeamCity
15 14 (0.80%) Ant
15 14 (0.80%) Jasmine
15 14 (0.80%) Jenkins
16 13 (0.75%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 149 (8.56%) Finance
2 139 (7.98%) Marketing
3 91 (5.23%) Retail
4 77 (4.42%) Publishing
5 49 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.61%) Banking
7 22 (1.26%) Advertising
8 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.92%) Legal
10 13 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.57%) Games
12 10 (0.57%) Automotive
13 9 (0.52%) Law
14 8 (0.46%) French Language
15 7 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.34%) Back Office
16 6 (0.34%) Local Government
16 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 987 (56.69%) Developer
2 220 (12.64%) .NET Developer
3 195 (11.20%) Web Developer
4 189 (10.86%) Analyst
5 112 (6.43%) Front-End Developer
6 104 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 90 (5.17%) Java Developer
8 88 (5.05%) Architect
9 83 (4.77%) Business Analyst
10 79 (4.54%) CMS Developer
11 76 (4.37%) Sitecore Developer
12 69 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 65 (3.73%) C# Developer
14 52 (2.99%) Umbraco Developer
15 48 (2.76%) ASP.NET Developer
16 46 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
17 45 (2.58%) PHP Developer
18 37 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
19 36 (2.07%) Test Analyst
20 34 (1.95%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (42.96%) HTML
2 707 (40.61%) CSS
3 597 (34.29%) .NET
4 414 (23.78%) jQuery
5 406 (23.32%) ASP.NET
6 288 (16.54%) HTML5
7 268 (15.39%) Web Services
8 249 (14.30%) CSS3
9 183 (10.51%) XML
10 160 (9.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 132 (7.58%) AngularJS
12 111 (6.38%) Ajax
13 110 (6.32%) .NET Framework
14 104 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 101 (5.80%) WCF
16 92 (5.28%) XHTML
17 75 (4.31%) J2EE
18 74 (4.25%) Sass
19 70 (4.02%) XSLT
19 70 (4.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 186 (10.68%) User Experience
2 83 (4.77%) W3C
3 64 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 56 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.93%) Social Media
7 43 (2.47%) Open Source
8 41 (2.35%) CMDB
8 41 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.49%) iPad
10 25 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 23 (1.32%) Web 2.0
12 22 (1.26%) E-Learning
13 17 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.92%) GIS
15 13 (0.75%) Copywriting
16 11 (0.63%) iPhone
17 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
17 10 (0.57%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 85 (4.88%) Windows
2 84 (4.82%) Linux
3 38 (2.18%) Apple iOS
4 33 (1.90%) UNIX
5 23 (1.32%) Android
6 11 (0.63%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.40%) CentOS
8 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.17%) webOS
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.17%) Solaris
11 2 (0.11%) NetWare
11 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (26.65%) Content Management
3 358 (20.56%) MVC
4 223 (12.81%) E-Commerce
5 202 (11.60%) Scrum
6 186 (10.68%) Web Development
7 169 (9.71%) TDD
8 118 (6.78%) OO
9 107 (6.15%) CRM
9 107 (6.15%) Analytics
10 100 (5.74%) Project Management
11 96 (5.51%) SEO
12 95 (5.46%) Unit Testing
13 91 (5.23%) ITIL
14 83 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 83 (4.77%) BDD
15 82 (4.71%) Responsive Web Design
16 80 (4.60%) Migration
17 73 (4.19%) Workflow
18 71 (4.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 671 (38.54%) JavaScript
2 458 (26.31%) C#
3 268 (15.39%) Java
4 239 (13.73%) SQL
5 186 (10.68%) PHP
6 34 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.90%) Python
8 25 (1.44%) PHP5
9 20 (1.15%) Ruby
10 17 (0.98%) VB
11 16 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.69%) C
12 12 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.63%) Perl
13 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.57%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.52%) ActionScript
16 8 (0.46%) XPath
16 8 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (5.00%) Degree
2 72 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.47%) ISEB
4 41 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.29%) HND
8 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.17%) MOS
9 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.17%) CCNP
9 3 (0.17%) CCNA
10 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.057%) IIBA
11 1 (0.057%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.62%) QA
2 14 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.75%) ISO 9000
4 12 (0.69%) SLA
5 9 (0.52%) WCAG
6 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.057%) EMIR
7 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.057%) WAI
7 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.29%) Shibboleth
2 4 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Varnish
4 2 (0.11%) NDS
5 1 (0.057%) Docker
5 1 (0.057%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
5 1 (0.057%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (0.92%) TeamSite
1 16 (0.92%) Puppet
2 15 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.29%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (0.29%) Plesk
3 5 (0.29%) SCCM
4 4 (0.23%) WMI
5 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.057%) DBAmp
6 1 (0.057%) cPanel
6 1 (0.057%) Ansible
6 1 (0.057%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.057%) Nagios
6 1 (0.057%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 266 (15.28%) Sitecore
2 232 (13.33%) Adobe
3 139 (7.98%) Microsoft
4 114 (6.55%) EPiServer
5 98 (5.63%) Google
6 75 (4.31%) Oracle
7 54 (3.10%) HP
8 49 (2.81%) Ektron
9 36 (2.07%) OpenText
10 35 (2.01%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.95%) RedDot
12 33 (1.90%) FatWire
13 31 (1.78%) SAP
13 31 (1.78%) BMC
14 28 (1.61%) CA
15 20 (1.15%) hybris
16 19 (1.09%) Avaya
17 15 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
18 13 (0.75%) Apple
19 12 (0.69%) Twitter
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