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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 128 132 156
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Contract jobs citing CMS 998 930 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.64% 1.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.02% 8.96% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 600 498
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.42 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.27% -1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.15 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £81.25 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £15.65 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+75.71% -16.53%

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
11066 10378 9210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.36% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7082 6154 5339
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 426 390
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.83 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +9 953 £374 +6.78% 294
London +22 544 £400 +5.26% 116
South East -36 117 £290 -10.76% 57
City of London +17 98 £405 +1.25% 25
Yorkshire -6 74 £350 +16.66% 27
East of England +8 69 £365 -3.63% 12
West Yorkshire -9 60 £325 +8.33% 21
Leeds -15 52 £325 +8.33% 13
Berkshire -14 42 £295 -9.23% 13
North West -15 42 £463 +54.16% 33
South West -10 41 £375 +25.00% 18
West Midlands 0 31 £275 -14.06% 11
Scotland -25 30 £288 -14.81% 13
Manchester -13 25 £400 +33.33% 18
Essex +7 23 £365 -16.57% 4
Reading -1 23 £375 +13.63% 2
East Midlands -2 23 £325 +1.96% 13
Hampshire -10 21 £300 - 9
Hertfordshire -2 20 £350 -6.66% 5
East Sussex - 18 £250 -
Birmingham +18 17 £275 -12.69% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 16 £350 +22.80% 1
Brighton - 16 £250 -
Edinburgh -27 15 £350 +3.70% 3
Glasgow +16 14 £250 +2.04% 8
Nottingham +4 14 £360 +10.76% 3
Nottinghamshire -3 14 £360 +10.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 13 £350 +12.00% 7
North East -21 13 £325 +36.84% 6
Somerset +17 12 £372 +23.91% 2

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 813 (42.72%) HTML
2 742 (38.99%) JavaScript
3 716 (37.62%) CSS
4 557 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 539 (28.32%) .NET
6 493 (25.91%) Content Management
7 402 (21.12%) C#
8 383 (20.13%) jQuery
9 341 (17.92%) ASP.NET
10 328 (17.24%) HTML5
11 326 (17.13%) MVC
12 303 (15.92%) Java
13 265 (13.93%) Adobe
14 252 (13.24%) Sitecore CMS
14 252 (13.24%) Sitecore
15 249 (13.08%) Web Services
16 238 (12.51%) E-Commerce
17 237 (12.45%) Umbraco
18 230 (12.09%) CSS3
19 220 (11.56%) PHP
20 218 (11.46%) SQL Server
21 215 (11.30%) User Experience
22 210 (11.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
23 198 (10.40%) Scrum
24 192 (10.09%) Marketing
25 186 (9.77%) XML
26 177 (9.30%) Finance
27 175 (9.20%) SQL
27 175 (9.20%) AngularJS
28 160 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 252 (13.24%) Sitecore CMS
2 237 (12.45%) Umbraco
3 210 (11.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 145 (7.62%) Drupal
5 103 (5.41%) WordPress
6 73 (3.84%) SharePoint
7 68 (3.57%) Node.js
8 47 (2.47%) IIS
9 44 (2.31%) Kentico
10 40 (2.10%) Apache
11 28 (1.47%) Tomcat
11 28 (1.47%) Sitefinity
12 26 (1.37%) Joomla!
13 25 (1.31%) EPiServer CMS
14 24 (1.26%) JBoss
15 22 (1.16%) DNN
16 21 (1.10%) ColdFusion
17 19 (1.00%) Apache Solr
18 18 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
18 18 (0.95%) Magnolia
Applications
1 121 (6.36%) Photoshop
2 39 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 37 (1.94%) MS Office
4 31 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.47%) MS Project
7 8 (0.42%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.32%) InDesign
10 5 (0.26%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.11%) XMetaL
11 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.053%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 31 (1.63%) Magento
2 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.79%) Tridion
4 8 (0.42%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.26%) osCommerce
6 3 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
6 3 (0.16%) Shopify
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.053%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.053%) Agresso
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.053%) Summit
8 1 (0.053%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.053%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.00%) Google Analytics
2 32 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.52%) GitHub
5 26 (1.37%) Adobe Analytics
5 26 (1.37%) SaaS
6 12 (0.63%) Taleo
7 8 (0.42%) Office 365
7 8 (0.42%) PaaS
8 7 (0.37%) IaaS
8 7 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.21%) Force.com
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.11%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.053%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.63%) Internet
2 64 (3.36%) Intranet
3 26 (1.37%) Extranet
4 23 (1.21%) VoIP
5 20 (1.05%) Avaya Modular Messaging
6 19 (1.00%) HTTP
7 16 (0.84%) Ethernet
7 16 (0.84%) CTI
8 15 (0.79%) H.323
8 15 (0.79%) ISDN
8 15 (0.79%) PCoIP
9 13 (0.68%) WAN
10 8 (0.42%) SNMP
10 8 (0.42%) LAN
10 8 (0.42%) SMS
10 8 (0.42%) Firewall
11 7 (0.37%) DNS
11 7 (0.37%) LDAP
12 6 (0.32%) Network Security
13 5 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.88%) MySQL
3 36 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 32 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 25 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.00%) Big Data
8 16 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.63%) SQLite
10 12 (0.63%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.26%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 117 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 78 (4.10%) JIRA
3 64 (3.36%) Visual Studio
4 59 (3.10%) Subversion
5 58 (3.05%) Selenium
6 44 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (1.89%) NUnit
8 32 (1.68%) Cucumber
9 30 (1.58%) Grunt
9 30 (1.58%) Maven
10 22 (1.16%) JUnit
11 20 (1.05%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.05%) WebDriver
12 18 (0.95%) Xcode
12 18 (0.95%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.79%) Bower
14 12 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
15 11 (0.58%) Hudson
16 10 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 192 (10.09%) Marketing
2 177 (9.30%) Finance
3 94 (4.94%) Publishing
4 92 (4.83%) Retail
5 61 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.10%) Banking
7 35 (1.84%) Automotive
8 24 (1.26%) Legal
9 21 (1.10%) Law
10 20 (1.05%) Multimedia
11 19 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.95%) Advertising
13 13 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.58%) Games
15 8 (0.42%) Billing
15 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.37%) Local Government
17 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.21%) French Language
18 4 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1015 (53.34%) Developer
2 243 (12.77%) Web Developer
3 198 (10.40%) Analyst
4 190 (9.98%) .NET Developer
5 131 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 126 (6.62%) Front-End Developer
7 122 (6.41%) Architect
8 95 (4.99%) Business Analyst
9 66 (3.47%) Senior Developer
9 66 (3.47%) Sitecore Developer
10 65 (3.42%) Java Developer
11 54 (2.84%) PHP Developer
11 54 (2.84%) ServiceNow Developer
12 53 (2.79%) Umbraco Developer
13 52 (2.73%) C# Developer
14 46 (2.42%) Designer
15 45 (2.36%) CMS Developer
16 43 (2.26%) Consultant
17 42 (2.21%) Test Analyst
17 42 (2.21%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 813 (42.72%) HTML
2 716 (37.62%) CSS
3 539 (28.32%) .NET
4 383 (20.13%) jQuery
5 341 (17.92%) ASP.NET
6 328 (17.24%) HTML5
7 249 (13.08%) Web Services
8 230 (12.09%) CSS3
9 186 (9.77%) XML
10 175 (9.20%) AngularJS
11 160 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 114 (5.99%) .NET Framework
13 113 (5.94%) J2EE
14 107 (5.62%) Ajax
15 93 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 76 (3.99%) WCF
17 75 (3.94%) SOAP
18 73 (3.84%) JSON
19 71 (3.73%) REST
20 69 (3.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 215 (11.30%) User Experience
2 83 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 72 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.78%) Social Media
4 53 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.68%) CMDB
6 45 (2.36%) W3C
7 44 (2.31%) Digital Media
8 34 (1.79%) iPad
9 20 (1.05%) Graphic Design
10 19 (1.00%) Copywriting
10 19 (1.00%) Data Centre
11 18 (0.95%) iPhone
12 16 (0.84%) GIS
13 14 (0.74%) E-Learning
13 14 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.63%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.58%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 91 (4.78%) Linux
2 88 (4.62%) Windows
3 36 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 16 (0.84%) Android
5 12 (0.63%) UNIX
6 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.53%) CentOS
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.053%) webOS
11 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (25.91%) Content Management
3 326 (17.13%) MVC
4 238 (12.51%) E-Commerce
5 198 (10.40%) Scrum
6 158 (8.30%) Web Development
7 154 (8.09%) TDD
8 149 (7.83%) CRM
9 144 (7.57%) Project Management
10 141 (7.41%) SEO
11 136 (7.15%) OO
12 128 (6.73%) Analytics
13 112 (5.89%) ITIL
14 94 (4.94%) Workflow
15 85 (4.47%) Unit Testing
16 82 (4.31%) PRINCE2
16 82 (4.31%) SOA
17 80 (4.20%) Responsive Web Design
18 79 (4.15%) BDD
19 77 (4.05%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 742 (38.99%) JavaScript
2 402 (21.12%) C#
3 303 (15.92%) Java
4 220 (11.56%) PHP
5 175 (9.20%) SQL
6 37 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 26 (1.37%) Ruby
8 20 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 20 (1.05%) Python
9 19 (1.00%) PHP5
10 18 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 18 (0.95%) VB
10 18 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 13 (0.68%) CFML
12 12 (0.63%) C
12 12 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.42%) Perl
14 7 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 88 (4.62%) Degree
2 53 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.00%) ISEB
4 28 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.47%) CCNP
8 9 (0.47%) CCNA
9 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.26%) PMP
11 5 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.26%) HND
12 4 (0.21%) VCAP
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.11%) CAPM
14 1 (0.053%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.94%) QA
2 14 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.68%) SLA
4 12 (0.63%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.21%) WCAG
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.11%) WAI
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (0.47%) Varnish
2 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.21%) vCloud
3 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.053%) Firmware
5 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.053%) qmail
5 1 (0.053%) Postfix
5 1 (0.053%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 13 (0.68%) Puppet
2 11 (0.58%) TeamSite
3 8 (0.42%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.26%) SCCM
4 5 (0.26%) Plesk
5 3 (0.16%) cPanel
6 2 (0.11%) Ansible
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.053%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.053%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.053%) systemd
7 1 (0.053%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 265 (13.93%) Adobe
2 252 (13.24%) Sitecore
3 129 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 109 (5.73%) EPiServer
5 93 (4.89%) Google
6 82 (4.31%) Oracle
7 69 (3.63%) ServiceNow
8 38 (2.00%) HP
9 31 (1.63%) BMC
10 30 (1.58%) Avaya
11 29 (1.52%) CA
11 29 (1.52%) Ektron
12 26 (1.37%) FatWire
13 25 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (1.16%) Apple
14 22 (1.16%) SAP
15 21 (1.10%) Cisco
16 16 (0.84%) hybris
16 16 (0.84%) Twitter
17 15 (0.79%) Dell
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Plus travel expenses(other sites)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Square One Resources
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Empiric Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified Market Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £380 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago