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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 131 130 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing CMS 936 847 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.64% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.80% 9.12% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 563 562
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 32
Average hourly rate £16.29 £13.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.94% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £29.00 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.29 £11.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+48.09% -38.88%

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
10638 9285 9530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 17.97% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6715 5630 5381
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 386 468
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
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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 -2 879 £350 - 349
London -15 452 £375 +3.80% 141
South East +16 153 £331 +1.92% 59
City of London +18 93 £375 +7.14% 41
East of England +26 79 £391 +37.28% 20
Yorkshire +15 48 £300 +31.86% 31
South West -24 42 £325 +36.84% 31
Berkshire -7 41 £335 -0.74% 17
Scotland +7 40 £320 +6.66% 13
West Yorkshire +15 39 £300 +30.43% 21
North West -18 38 £313 -20.88% 36
Manchester -6 32 £338 -15.62% 19
East Midlands +20 28 £325 +30.00% 16
Surrey +10 27 £300 +20.00% 11
Hertfordshire +4 27 £375 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +2 27 £280 +12.00% 15
Hampshire -3 27 £325 +44.44% 10
Wiltshire +4 25 £325 +62.50% 4
Swindon +11 23 £325 +62.50% 4
Leeds +2 23 £275 +19.56% 9
Oxfordshire -7 23 £450 +23.28% 3
Edinburgh -3 22 £381 +27.08% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £330 +1.53% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 20 £250 -7.40% 8
Milton Keynes +5 19 £330 - 1
Reading +19 18 £319 -3.04% 5
Oxford -5 18 £438 +19.86% 1
Bedfordshire 0 16 £600 +209.67% 1
Glasgow +4 15 £250 -14.89% 4
Northamptonshire +4 13 £325 - 5

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 887 (47.13%) HTML
2 791 (42.03%) CSS
3 748 (39.74%) JavaScript
4 592 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
5 522 (27.74%) .NET
6 499 (26.51%) Content Management
7 458 (24.34%) jQuery
8 428 (22.74%) C#
9 375 (19.93%) HTML5
10 365 (19.39%) MVC
11 336 (17.85%) ASP.NET
12 292 (15.52%) CSS3
13 279 (14.82%) E-Commerce
14 262 (13.92%) Sitecore CMS
14 262 (13.92%) Sitecore
15 252 (13.39%) Java
16 251 (13.34%) TDD
17 247 (13.12%) Finance
18 246 (13.07%) SQL Server
19 240 (12.75%) XML
20 223 (11.85%) Web Services
21 218 (11.58%) PHP
22 215 (11.42%) Scrum
23 209 (11.11%) User Experience
24 204 (10.84%) Marketing
25 190 (10.10%) Microsoft
26 189 (10.04%) Web Development
27 185 (9.83%) MySQL
28 181 (9.62%) Git (software)
29 177 (9.40%) Drupal

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 262 (13.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 177 (9.40%) Drupal
3 170 (9.03%) Umbraco
4 129 (6.85%) SharePoint
5 121 (6.43%) WordPress
6 112 (5.95%) Apache
7 97 (5.15%) Adobe CQ
8 89 (4.73%) Node.js
9 70 (3.72%) IIS
10 53 (2.82%) Tomcat
11 50 (2.66%) Joomla!
12 34 (1.81%) Kentico
12 34 (1.81%) EPiServer CMS
13 32 (1.70%) TeamSite
14 30 (1.59%) Alfresco
15 28 (1.49%) Magnolia
16 27 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
17 24 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (1.06%) WebSphere
19 18 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 122 (6.48%) Photoshop
2 96 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 48 (2.55%) MS Office
4 33 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.85%) MS Project
7 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
8 10 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.21%) InDesign
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.053%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.053%) SPSS
11 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 37 (1.97%) Google Analytics
2 34 (1.81%) Magento
3 28 (1.49%) Tridion
4 14 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.48%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Maximo
9 2 (0.11%) SAP CS
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.11%) AWD
9 2 (0.11%) SAP ECC
10 1 (0.053%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.053%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.64%) GitHub
4 10 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.21%) Office 365
7 3 (0.16%) SaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.053%) Heroku
9 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.053%) Trello
9 1 (0.053%) IaaS
9 1 (0.053%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.26%) Intranet
2 78 (4.14%) Internet
3 16 (0.85%) Firewall
4 14 (0.74%) HTTP
5 13 (0.69%) Extranet
6 12 (0.64%) PBX
7 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.53%) SNMP
9 8 (0.43%) DNS
10 7 (0.37%) VoIP
11 5 (0.27%) NFC
11 5 (0.27%) LDAP
11 5 (0.27%) DHCP
12 4 (0.21%) FTP
13 3 (0.16%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (0.16%) WAN
13 3 (0.16%) Broadband
13 3 (0.16%) ISDN
13 3 (0.16%) LAN
13 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 185 (9.83%) MySQL
3 65 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 47 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 30 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 29 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (1.38%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.06%) RavenDB
13 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.53%) SAP BW
16 9 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.37%) Jackrabbit
17 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 181 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 137 (7.28%) Subversion
3 92 (4.89%) Visual Studio
4 48 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 45 (2.39%) NUnit
6 44 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.18%) Maven
8 39 (2.07%) JIRA
9 34 (1.81%) Selenium
10 30 (1.59%) Grunt
11 29 (1.54%) JUnit
12 27 (1.43%) Ant
13 24 (1.28%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.28%) TeamCity
13 24 (1.28%) Mercurial
13 24 (1.28%) Jasmine
14 22 (1.17%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
15 18 (0.96%) Mockito
16 14 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 247 (13.12%) Finance
2 204 (10.84%) Marketing
3 136 (7.23%) Publishing
4 110 (5.84%) Banking
5 93 (4.94%) Retail
6 45 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.65%) Legal
8 26 (1.38%) Advertising
9 20 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.96%) Games
11 13 (0.69%) Law
12 11 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.48%) German Language
13 9 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.48%) Automotive
13 9 (0.48%) Back Office
14 7 (0.37%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1049 (55.74%) Developer
2 230 (12.22%) Web Developer
3 207 (11.00%) .NET Developer
4 200 (10.63%) Analyst
5 179 (9.51%) Front-End Developer
6 122 (6.48%) Project Manager
7 118 (6.27%) Business Analyst
8 110 (5.84%) Java Developer
9 101 (5.37%) Senior Developer
10 90 (4.78%) Architect
11 89 (4.73%) PHP Developer
12 68 (3.61%) C# Developer
13 55 (2.92%) Designer
14 54 (2.87%) Sitecore Developer
15 49 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
16 45 (2.39%) ASP.NET Developer
17 42 (2.23%) UI Developer
17 42 (2.23%) UI Programmer
18 39 (2.07%) Front-End Web Developer
19 36 (1.91%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 887 (47.13%) HTML
2 791 (42.03%) CSS
3 522 (27.74%) .NET
4 458 (24.34%) jQuery
5 375 (19.93%) HTML5
6 336 (17.85%) ASP.NET
7 292 (15.52%) CSS3
8 240 (12.75%) XML
9 223 (11.85%) Web Services
10 140 (7.44%) Ajax
11 128 (6.80%) AngularJS
12 124 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 114 (6.06%) .NET Framework
14 102 (5.42%) XHTML
15 96 (5.10%) SOAP
16 94 (4.99%) Spring
17 91 (4.84%) REST
18 81 (4.30%) JSP
18 81 (4.30%) JSON
19 76 (4.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 209 (11.11%) User Experience
2 96 (5.10%) Social Media
3 71 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.56%) Open Source
5 63 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.34%) Digital Media
7 40 (2.13%) W3C
8 32 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.43%) Copywriting
9 27 (1.43%) iPad
10 18 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.85%) CMDB
12 15 (0.80%) Graphic Design
12 15 (0.80%) Blog
13 13 (0.69%) NHS
14 12 (0.64%) IVR
14 12 (0.64%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.58%) Wiki
16 10 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 113 (6.00%) Linux
2 77 (4.09%) Windows
3 46 (2.44%) Android
4 44 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 36 (1.91%) UNIX
6 17 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.74%) Solaris
8 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.53%) Debian
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
14 1 (0.053%) CentOS
14 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.053%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (26.51%) Content Management
3 365 (19.39%) MVC
4 279 (14.82%) E-Commerce
5 251 (13.34%) TDD
6 215 (11.42%) Scrum
7 189 (10.04%) Web Development
8 143 (7.60%) Project Management
9 140 (7.44%) OO
10 135 (7.17%) BDD
11 107 (5.69%) SEO
12 105 (5.58%) Responsive Web Design
13 102 (5.42%) Workflow
13 102 (5.42%) Migration
14 99 (5.26%) Analytics
15 93 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 93 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
16 92 (4.89%) CRM
17 84 (4.46%) Web Design
18 67 (3.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 748 (39.74%) JavaScript
2 428 (22.74%) C#
3 252 (13.39%) Java
4 218 (11.58%) PHP
5 177 (9.40%) SQL
6 59 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 32 (1.70%) VB.NET
8 29 (1.54%) Ruby
9 26 (1.38%) Perl
9 26 (1.38%) PHP5
10 23 (1.22%) Python
11 16 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.58%) VBA
13 10 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.48%) ActionScript
14 9 (0.48%) VB
15 8 (0.43%) C
16 6 (0.32%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.32%) C++
16 6 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (6.85%) Degree
2 26 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.22%) ISEB
4 13 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.21%) PMP
6 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.16%) MCDST
7 3 (0.16%) CISSP
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.16%) CISA
7 3 (0.16%) CISM
8 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
8 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.11%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.62%) QA
2 11 (0.58%) WAI
3 10 (0.53%) WCAG
4 9 (0.48%) SLA
4 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.053%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Firmware
2 4 (0.21%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.11%) Varnish
5 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.053%) XenApp
5 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.053%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.053%) KVM
5 1 (0.053%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 14 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (0.74%) Puppet
1 14 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.053%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.053%) WMI
5 1 (0.053%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 262 (13.92%) Sitecore
2 190 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 134 (7.12%) Adobe
4 128 (6.80%) Oracle
5 111 (5.90%) EPiServer
6 73 (3.88%) Google
7 61 (3.24%) FatWire
8 33 (1.75%) Open Text
8 33 (1.75%) Twitter
9 31 (1.65%) SAP
9 31 (1.65%) RedDot
9 31 (1.65%) Ektron
9 31 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 28 (1.49%) Zend
11 27 (1.43%) Facebook
12 23 (1.22%) Verint
13 22 (1.17%) Avaya
14 17 (0.90%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.80%) Interwoven
15 15 (0.80%) ATG
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £365 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £290 - £365 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Natural History Museum
Rate: From £33,015 to £35,554 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago