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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 136 121 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing CMS 888 947 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.68% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.72% 9.65% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 623 505
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 36
Average hourly rate £22.18 £22.06 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% +29.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £11.65 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.03 £41.75 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.55% +50.00%

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
10187 9812 8574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 17.41% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6166 5996 4859
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 311 417
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -12 826 £350 - 351
London -13 374 £375 +3.44% 121
South East +17 207 £348 +15.83% 78
City of London +7 92 £375 +7.14% 39
Berkshire +27 80 £330 -1.49% 13
South West +5 62 £358 +21.18% 18
East of England +9 53 £350 -6.66% 25
Scotland +5 47 £300 +1.69% 8
Yorkshire -22 41 £325 +8.33% 26
West Yorkshire 0 37 £325 -7.93% 19
Reading +18 36 £330 -5.71% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 32 £375 -21.46% 11
Oxfordshire +1 32 £358 +104.28% 11
West Midlands -35 30 £288 +2.67% 19
North West -34 28 £326 -22.08% 45
Surrey +11 24 £388 +3.33% 18
Edinburgh +7 24 £313 -16.66% 5
Hampshire -8 23 £310 +24.00% 11
Bristol +7 22 £295 +7.27% 5
Oxford -3 22 £350 +100.00% 4
Manchester -18 21 £326 -8.42% 30
Cambridgeshire +22 20 £288 +27.77% 9
Hertfordshire 0 19 £350 -12.60% 6
Glasgow -11 18 £250 -9.09% 2
Wiltshire +4 16 £333 +10.83% 2
Leeds -24 15 £275 -22.09% 11
Somerset +10 14 £698 - 3
East Midlands -6 14 £400 +18.51% 16
Guildford - 12 £388 - 1
Milton Keynes +1 11 £145 -76.32% 8

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 779 (44.74%) HTML
2 743 (42.68%) CSS
3 700 (40.21%) JavaScript
4 593 (34.06%) .NET
5 544 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 466 (26.77%) C#
7 462 (26.54%) jQuery
8 455 (26.13%) Content Management
9 413 (23.72%) ASP.NET
10 378 (21.71%) MVC
11 329 (18.90%) HTML5
12 281 (16.14%) CSS3
13 279 (16.03%) Sitecore CMS
13 279 (16.03%) Sitecore
14 271 (15.57%) SQL Server
15 264 (15.16%) Web Services
16 249 (14.30%) Java
17 243 (13.96%) E-Commerce
18 232 (13.33%) SQL
19 223 (12.81%) Umbraco
20 202 (11.60%) Scrum
21 201 (11.55%) TDD
22 200 (11.49%) Adobe
23 194 (11.14%) XML
24 187 (10.74%) Web Development
25 183 (10.51%) User Experience
26 177 (10.17%) PHP
27 171 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
28 156 (8.96%) Marketing
29 150 (8.62%) Microsoft

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 279 (16.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 223 (12.81%) Umbraco
3 135 (7.75%) Drupal
4 122 (7.01%) Adobe CQ
5 93 (5.34%) Kentico
6 92 (5.28%) SharePoint
7 81 (4.65%) WordPress
8 59 (3.39%) Node.js
9 51 (2.93%) IIS
10 50 (2.87%) Apache
11 46 (2.64%) Sitefinity
12 30 (1.72%) Tomcat
13 25 (1.44%) Alfresco
14 24 (1.38%) EPiServer CMS
15 23 (1.32%) DNN
16 22 (1.26%) Joomla!
17 18 (1.03%) Apache Solr
18 16 (0.92%) Magnolia
18 16 (0.92%) TeamSite
19 15 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 106 (6.09%) Photoshop
2 58 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 27 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 24 (1.38%) MS Office
6 13 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.69%) InDesign
8 7 (0.40%) MS Project
9 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (2.18%) Google Analytics
2 36 (2.07%) Tridion
3 32 (1.84%) Magento
4 20 (1.15%) SiteCatalyst
5 16 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.34%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.17%) osCommerce
10 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
12 1 (0.057%) Summit
12 1 (0.057%) SAP EBP
12 1 (0.057%) assyst
12 1 (0.057%) Remedy AR System
12 1 (0.057%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.63%) SaaS
4 10 (0.57%) GitHub
5 8 (0.46%) Office 365
6 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.17%) Force.com
8 3 (0.17%) IaaS
9 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.057%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.057%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.057%) Trello
10 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.08%) Intranet
2 40 (2.30%) Internet
3 25 (1.44%) HTTP
4 15 (0.86%) Firewall
5 14 (0.80%) Extranet
6 11 (0.63%) VoIP
6 11 (0.63%) WAN
7 9 (0.52%) SNMP
8 7 (0.40%) LAN
8 7 (0.40%) PBX
8 7 (0.40%) Network Security
9 6 (0.34%) DNS
10 5 (0.29%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.29%) Megaco
10 5 (0.29%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.23%) SSH
11 4 (0.23%) ATM
12 3 (0.17%) VPN
12 3 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 125 (7.18%) MySQL
3 48 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 30 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 25 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.75%) Jackrabbit
12 10 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.57%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.34%) Big Data
14 5 (0.29%) SAP BW
14 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.23%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.23%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 141 (8.10%) Git (software)
2 90 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 72 (4.14%) Subversion
4 56 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (2.93%) JIRA
6 49 (2.81%) NUnit
7 46 (2.64%) Grunt
8 45 (2.58%) Selenium
9 41 (2.35%) Maven
10 39 (2.24%) JUnit
11 26 (1.49%) Jenkins
12 25 (1.44%) Axure RP
13 21 (1.21%) Dreamweaver
14 20 (1.15%) Bower
15 19 (1.09%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.09%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 16 (0.92%) Mockito
18 14 (0.80%) Ant
19 13 (0.75%) Moq
General
1 156 (8.96%) Marketing
2 150 (8.62%) Finance
3 98 (5.63%) Retail
4 90 (5.17%) Publishing
5 44 (2.53%) Banking
6 36 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.49%) Advertising
8 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.98%) Legal
9 17 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.75%) Games
11 10 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.57%) Law
12 9 (0.52%) French Language
13 8 (0.46%) Automotive
13 8 (0.46%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.40%) Back Office
15 6 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.29%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1009 (57.96%) Developer
2 206 (11.83%) Web Developer
2 206 (11.83%) .NET Developer
3 182 (10.45%) Analyst
4 137 (7.87%) Front-End Developer
5 105 (6.03%) Java Developer
6 102 (5.86%) Project Manager
7 96 (5.51%) Architect
8 95 (5.46%) Senior Developer
9 87 (5.00%) Business Analyst
10 79 (4.54%) Sitecore Developer
11 70 (4.02%) CMS Developer
12 62 (3.56%) C# Developer
13 56 (3.22%) PHP Developer
14 49 (2.81%) Umbraco Developer
15 44 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
15 44 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
16 43 (2.47%) ASP.NET Developer
17 35 (2.01%) Front-End Web Developer
18 33 (1.90%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 779 (44.74%) HTML
2 743 (42.68%) CSS
3 593 (34.06%) .NET
4 462 (26.54%) jQuery
5 413 (23.72%) ASP.NET
6 329 (18.90%) HTML5
7 281 (16.14%) CSS3
8 264 (15.16%) Web Services
9 194 (11.14%) XML
10 171 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 141 (8.10%) AngularJS
12 128 (7.35%) Ajax
13 124 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 119 (6.84%) .NET Framework
15 105 (6.03%) WCF
16 88 (5.05%) XHTML
17 79 (4.54%) RESTful
18 77 (4.42%) Sass
19 74 (4.25%) REST
20 72 (4.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 183 (10.51%) User Experience
2 78 (4.48%) W3C
3 71 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 56 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 53 (3.04%) Social Media
7 52 (2.99%) Open Source
8 36 (2.07%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.95%) CMDB
10 27 (1.55%) Digital Media
11 25 (1.44%) iPad
11 25 (1.44%) Web 2.0
12 23 (1.32%) E-Learning
13 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.98%) GIS
15 13 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
16 12 (0.69%) Copywriting
17 11 (0.63%) iPhone
18 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
18 10 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 89 (5.11%) Windows
2 79 (4.54%) Linux
3 47 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 34 (1.95%) UNIX
4 34 (1.95%) Android
5 13 (0.75%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.23%) webOS
6 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.17%) Solaris
7 3 (0.17%) CentOS
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.11%) NetWare
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.057%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (26.13%) Content Management
3 378 (21.71%) MVC
4 243 (13.96%) E-Commerce
5 202 (11.60%) Scrum
6 201 (11.55%) TDD
7 187 (10.74%) Web Development
8 124 (7.12%) OO
9 112 (6.43%) Project Management
10 105 (6.03%) Analytics
11 101 (5.80%) SEO
12 97 (5.57%) BDD
13 93 (5.34%) Responsive Web Design
14 90 (5.17%) Unit Testing
15 88 (5.05%) CRM
16 83 (4.77%) SOA
17 79 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 77 (4.42%) Migration
19 76 (4.37%) ITIL
20 73 (4.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 700 (40.21%) JavaScript
2 466 (26.77%) C#
3 249 (14.30%) Java
4 232 (13.33%) SQL
5 177 (10.17%) PHP
6 42 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 31 (1.78%) Python
8 26 (1.49%) PHP5
9 24 (1.38%) Ruby
10 22 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 15 (0.86%) VB
12 14 (0.80%) C
12 14 (0.80%) Perl
13 13 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.69%) ActionScript
15 10 (0.57%) XPath
15 10 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (5.00%) Degree
2 67 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.01%) ISEB
5 11 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.23%) HND
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.17%) MOS
11 2 (0.11%) MCDST
11 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.057%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.057%) MCP
12 1 (0.057%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.057%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.10%) QA
2 16 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.75%) ISO 9000
4 12 (0.69%) SLA
5 9 (0.52%) WCAG
6 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.057%) WAI
7 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.057%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.29%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.17%) Varnish
4 2 (0.11%) NDS
5 1 (0.057%) Corosync
5 1 (0.057%) KVM
5 1 (0.057%) Docker
5 1 (0.057%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
5 1 (0.057%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (0.80%) Puppet
2 8 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (0.29%) WMI
4 5 (0.29%) SCCM
5 3 (0.17%) OpenSSO
5 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.11%) cPanel
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.057%) Ansible
7 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.057%) Nagios
Vendors
1 279 (16.03%) Sitecore
2 200 (11.49%) Adobe
3 150 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 116 (6.66%) EPiServer
5 94 (5.40%) Google
6 68 (3.91%) Oracle
7 55 (3.16%) Ektron
8 45 (2.58%) HP
9 38 (2.18%) OpenText
10 36 (2.07%) RedDot
11 34 (1.95%) SAP
12 33 (1.90%) FatWire
13 27 (1.55%) ServiceNow
14 24 (1.38%) BMC
15 22 (1.26%) CA
16 17 (0.98%) hybris
17 14 (0.80%) Zend
17 14 (0.80%) Apple
18 12 (0.69%) Avaya
19 10 (0.57%) Twitter
London
Comtecs
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £26800.00 - £32500.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
NU Creative Talent
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £390 per annum Competitive rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
C&M Travel Recruitment
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £370-£425/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ASG International
Rate: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ASG International
Rate: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PHM Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago