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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 142 112 147
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +35
Contract jobs citing CMS 890 950 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.77% 1.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.80% 9.90% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 624 482
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 £229 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 24
Average hourly rate £40.15 £18.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.05% -28.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 £16.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+150.93% -37.25%

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
10116 9593 8669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.36% 17.86% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6402 5773 4856
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 367 434
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 815 £363 +3.57% 368
London -28 455 £388 +1.97% 151
South East -12 127 £330 +10.00% 58
City of London -15 102 £375 - 42
East of England +19 56 £380 -1.93% 27
Scotland -2 46 £275 -18.51% 6
South West +4 41 £310 +3.33% 21
North West -23 39 £328 +9.16% 37
Yorkshire -24 39 £350 +16.66% 34
West Midlands -9 37 £250 -23.07% 25
Berkshire -8 34 £275 -15.38% 13
West Yorkshire -8 29 £325 +8.33% 23
Manchester -8 29 £325 - 16
Glasgow +13 28 £250 -16.52% 2
Hampshire +6 25 £335 +27.61% 12
Hertfordshire 0 21 £338 -10.00% 6
Leeds -30 21 £325 +8.33% 16
Bristol +15 20 £300 +5.26% 9
Oxfordshire -18 18 £370 -3.26% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £444 +36.53% 8
Edinburgh -2 16 £313 -20.12% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 14 £413 +44.73% 11
Reading +6 14 £405 +20.89% 3
Canary Wharf -8 13 £500 +132.55%
Essex -6 12 £350 -6.66% 5
Birmingham -8 12 £275 -38.88% 6
Cambridge +3 11 £413 +10.00% 5
Surrey -18 11 £338 +4.65% 11
Oxford -10 10 £370 -7.50% 3
Brighton 0 9 £250 -5.66%

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 718 (41.12%) HTML
2 670 (38.37%) CSS
3 665 (38.09%) JavaScript
4 557 (31.90%) .NET
5 526 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
6 436 (24.97%) Content Management
7 433 (24.80%) C#
8 369 (21.13%) ASP.NET
9 360 (20.62%) jQuery
10 346 (19.82%) MVC
11 280 (16.04%) HTML5
12 265 (15.18%) Java
13 257 (14.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 257 (14.72%) Sitecore
14 247 (14.15%) SQL Server
15 243 (13.92%) Umbraco
16 229 (13.12%) Adobe
17 226 (12.94%) E-Commerce
18 222 (12.71%) Web Services
19 221 (12.66%) CSS3
20 198 (11.34%) Scrum
21 192 (11.00%) PHP
22 185 (10.60%) SQL
23 183 (10.48%) User Experience
24 176 (10.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
25 165 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
26 159 (9.11%) XML
27 158 (9.05%) Web Development
28 156 (8.93%) TDD
29 155 (8.88%) Finance

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 257 (14.72%) Sitecore CMS
2 243 (13.92%) Umbraco
3 176 (10.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 119 (6.82%) Drupal
5 88 (5.04%) WordPress
6 85 (4.87%) SharePoint
7 74 (4.24%) Kentico
8 49 (2.81%) Node.js
9 48 (2.75%) IIS
10 45 (2.58%) Apache
11 37 (2.12%) Sitefinity
12 34 (1.95%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.49%) JBoss
13 26 (1.49%) Joomla!
14 25 (1.43%) EPiServer CMS
15 23 (1.32%) DNN
16 18 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.86%) Magnolia
18 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 103 (5.90%) Photoshop
2 49 (2.81%) MS Excel
3 35 (2.00%) MS Office
4 21 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.57%) InDesign
7 9 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.46%) MS Project
9 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 24 (1.37%) Tridion
2 21 (1.20%) Magento
3 20 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.63%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.057%) Agresso
7 1 (0.057%) Summit
7 1 (0.057%) SAP EBP
7 1 (0.057%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.057%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.057%) Shopify
7 1 (0.057%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.057%) INSURE/90
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.69%) Google Analytics
2 40 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.83%) Adobe Analytics
4 22 (1.26%) GitHub
5 20 (1.15%) SaaS
6 16 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.52%) Office 365
8 7 (0.40%) PaaS
9 4 (0.23%) Taleo
9 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.17%) IaaS
10 3 (0.17%) Force.com
11 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.057%) Trello
11 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.057%) Yammer
11 1 (0.057%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.67%) Intranet
2 51 (2.92%) Internet
3 22 (1.26%) Extranet
3 22 (1.26%) VoIP
4 19 (1.09%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 17 (0.97%) HTTP
6 16 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 16 (0.92%) CTI
7 15 (0.86%) H.323
7 15 (0.86%) ISDN
8 14 (0.80%) WAN
9 12 (0.69%) Firewall
9 12 (0.69%) PCoIP
10 10 (0.57%) LAN
11 8 (0.46%) SNMP
12 7 (0.40%) DNS
13 6 (0.34%) SMS
13 6 (0.34%) Network Security
14 5 (0.29%) Megaco
15 4 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.70%) MySQL
3 41 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 16 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.63%) Big Data
8 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.57%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.23%) MS Access
13 4 (0.23%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 96 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 64 (3.67%) Visual Studio
3 62 (3.55%) JIRA
4 52 (2.98%) Selenium
5 47 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (2.63%) Subversion
7 38 (2.18%) NUnit
8 36 (2.06%) Grunt
9 32 (1.83%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.60%) Maven
11 24 (1.37%) JUnit
11 24 (1.37%) Bower
12 18 (1.03%) TeamCity
13 17 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
13 17 (0.97%) Jenkins
14 15 (0.86%) WebDriver
15 13 (0.74%) Jasmine
16 12 (0.69%) Eclipse
17 11 (0.63%) Axure RP
18 10 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 155 (8.88%) Finance
2 143 (8.19%) Marketing
3 99 (5.67%) Retail
4 76 (4.35%) Publishing
5 56 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.55%) Banking
7 24 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.32%) Advertising
9 15 (0.86%) Legal
9 15 (0.86%) Automotive
10 14 (0.80%) Multimedia
11 12 (0.69%) Law
12 11 (0.63%) Games
13 8 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.40%) Local Government
15 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.34%) Back Office
16 5 (0.29%) French Language
17 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 950 (54.41%) Developer
2 209 (11.97%) .NET Developer
3 199 (11.40%) Analyst
4 194 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 118 (6.76%) Project Manager
6 110 (6.30%) Front-End Developer
7 95 (5.44%) Architect
8 86 (4.93%) Business Analyst
9 75 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 75 (4.30%) Sitecore Developer
10 58 (3.32%) Senior Developer
11 57 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 54 (3.09%) CMS Developer
12 54 (3.09%) Umbraco Developer
13 47 (2.69%) PHP Developer
14 41 (2.35%) Test Analyst
15 40 (2.29%) ASP.NET Developer
15 40 (2.29%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (2.00%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (41.12%) HTML
2 670 (38.37%) CSS
3 557 (31.90%) .NET
4 369 (21.13%) ASP.NET
5 360 (20.62%) jQuery
6 280 (16.04%) HTML5
7 222 (12.71%) Web Services
8 221 (12.66%) CSS3
9 165 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 159 (9.11%) XML
11 154 (8.82%) AngularJS
12 118 (6.76%) .NET Framework
13 95 (5.44%) Ajax
14 88 (5.04%) WCF
14 88 (5.04%) J2EE
15 82 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 69 (3.95%) REST
17 68 (3.89%) XHTML
18 66 (3.78%) Sass
19 65 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 183 (10.48%) User Experience
2 65 (3.72%) Mobile App
3 61 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 57 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (3.15%) W3C
6 46 (2.63%) Social Media
7 44 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.29%) CMDB
9 29 (1.66%) iPad
10 26 (1.49%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.26%) E-Learning
12 19 (1.09%) GIS
13 14 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.69%) Copywriting
15 12 (0.69%) iPhone
16 9 (0.52%) N-Tier
17 8 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (0.34%) New Media
18 6 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 84 (4.81%) Windows
2 72 (4.12%) Linux
3 35 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 19 (1.09%) Android
5 17 (0.97%) UNIX
6 10 (0.57%) CentOS
6 10 (0.57%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.11%) webOS
10 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.11%) NetWare
10 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (24.97%) Content Management
3 346 (19.82%) MVC
4 226 (12.94%) E-Commerce
5 198 (11.34%) Scrum
6 158 (9.05%) Web Development
7 156 (8.93%) TDD
8 128 (7.33%) CRM
9 112 (6.41%) Project Management
10 108 (6.19%) OO
11 106 (6.07%) ITIL
11 106 (6.07%) Analytics
12 98 (5.61%) SEO
13 94 (5.38%) Unit Testing
14 88 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 82 (4.70%) Workflow
15 82 (4.70%) Responsive Web Design
16 78 (4.47%) BDD
17 76 (4.35%) Migration
18 75 (4.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 665 (38.09%) JavaScript
2 433 (24.80%) C#
3 265 (15.18%) Java
4 192 (11.00%) PHP
5 185 (10.60%) SQL
6 30 (1.72%) Python
7 24 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 24 (1.37%) Ruby
8 23 (1.32%) VB
9 18 (1.03%) VB.NET
10 16 (0.92%) PHP5
11 14 (0.80%) PowerShell
12 13 (0.74%) Perl
13 11 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.63%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.52%) ActionScript
15 8 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.40%) XPath
16 7 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (4.98%) Degree
2 70 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.75%) ISEB
4 37 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.52%) CCNP
7 9 (0.52%) CCNA
8 8 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.29%) HND
11 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.17%) MOS
12 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) VCAP
13 2 (0.11%) PMP
14 1 (0.057%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.057%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.95%) QA
2 19 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.97%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.92%) SLA
5 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) WCAG
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) EMIR
8 1 (0.057%) WAI
8 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.23%) Varnish
3 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) vCloud
4 2 (0.11%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.057%) Docker
5 1 (0.057%) Firmware
5 1 (0.057%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.057%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (0.80%) TeamSite
1 14 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.74%) Puppet
3 6 (0.34%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.29%) Plesk
4 5 (0.29%) SCCM
5 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.17%) cPanel
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.057%) Ansible
7 1 (0.057%) DBAmp
7 1 (0.057%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.057%) Nagios
7 1 (0.057%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 257 (14.72%) Sitecore
2 229 (13.12%) Adobe
3 136 (7.79%) Microsoft
4 117 (6.70%) EPiServer
5 90 (5.15%) Google
6 83 (4.75%) Oracle
7 44 (2.52%) HP
8 40 (2.29%) ServiceNow
9 35 (2.00%) Ektron
10 32 (1.83%) BMC
11 30 (1.72%) CA
12 29 (1.66%) Avaya
12 29 (1.66%) SAP
13 25 (1.43%) FatWire
14 22 (1.26%) hybris
15 19 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (1.03%) Twitter
17 17 (0.97%) Cisco
18 15 (0.86%) Dell
19 14 (0.80%) Genesys
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 19 hours ago
North London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum (direct contract with Client)
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day per day (Ltd. Co. basis)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £36000 - £41000 Per Annum 6 month fixed term / possible exte
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + 9-12 month plus extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago