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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 130 126 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing CMS 903 876 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.69% 1.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.94% 9.41% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 577 501
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 32
Average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £9.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £22.40 £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
10101 9314 9228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.02% 18.01% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6495 5671 5212
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 399 451
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.80 £38.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -9.73%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -9 839 £350 - 331
London -28 424 £375 +4.16% 132
South East +26 152 £333 +3.90% 62
City of London +8 88 £368 -2.00% 49
East of England +23 65 £391 +30.41% 17
South West -7 53 £325 +30.00% 29
Scotland +12 48 £285 -8.80% 17
North West +2 45 £305 -17.56% 42
Yorkshire +4 42 £300 +33.33% 31
Berkshire -6 41 £315 -1.56% 9
Manchester -3 34 £285 -22.97% 21
West Yorkshire +21 31 £275 +26.43% 20
West Midlands +1 31 £300 +14.83% 11
Wiltshire +4 29 £325 -25.28% 4
Swindon +7 28 £325 -30.85% 2
Surrey +5 27 £325 +30.00% 11
Oxfordshire -3 26 £450 +30.43% 4
Edinburgh +4 24 £388 +24.00% 6
Glasgow +3 22 £262 -10.97% 8
Hampshire -13 22 £325 +28.71% 26
East Midlands +7 21 £338 +54.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £323 -0.76% 1
Leeds +3 18 £300 +37.93% 9
Bedfordshire +5 17 £600 +242.85% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 17 £250 -33.77% 5
Milton Keynes -2 17 £300 -4.00%
Oxford -6 16 £438 +26.81% 3
Bristol -4 15 £325 +16.07% 3
Hertfordshire -7 14 £400 +18.51% 5
Essex -4 13 £413 +26.92% 2

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 869 (46.97%) HTML
2 785 (42.43%) CSS
3 747 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 569 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
5 513 (27.73%) .NET
6 476 (25.73%) Content Management
7 469 (25.35%) jQuery
8 415 (22.43%) C#
9 367 (19.84%) HTML5
10 361 (19.51%) MVC
11 329 (17.78%) ASP.NET
12 288 (15.57%) CSS3
13 283 (15.30%) E-Commerce
14 256 (13.84%) Sitecore CMS
14 256 (13.84%) Sitecore
15 254 (13.73%) TDD
16 249 (13.46%) Java
17 245 (13.24%) XML
18 237 (12.81%) Web Services
19 236 (12.76%) SQL Server
20 221 (11.95%) Finance
21 210 (11.35%) Scrum
22 209 (11.30%) PHP
23 204 (11.03%) User Experience
24 197 (10.65%) Git (software)
25 194 (10.49%) Marketing
26 188 (10.16%) Microsoft
27 181 (9.78%) SQL
27 181 (9.78%) Drupal
28 177 (9.57%) MySQL

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 256 (13.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 181 (9.78%) Drupal
3 157 (8.49%) Umbraco
4 127 (6.86%) WordPress
5 123 (6.65%) SharePoint
6 103 (5.57%) Adobe CQ
6 103 (5.57%) Apache
7 88 (4.76%) Node.js
8 57 (3.08%) Joomla!
9 50 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 48 (2.59%) IIS
11 38 (2.05%) Kentico
12 35 (1.89%) Alfresco
13 33 (1.78%) EPiServer CMS
14 29 (1.57%) TeamSite
15 27 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
16 26 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (1.14%) WebSphere
18 17 (0.92%) Apache Solr
19 16 (0.86%) Magnolia
Applications
1 111 (6.00%) Photoshop
2 89 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 44 (2.38%) MS Office
4 28 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.81%) MS Project
7 13 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.22%) InDesign
10 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.054%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 40 (2.16%) Magento
2 38 (2.05%) Tridion
3 29 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 15 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.49%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.38%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.11%) AWD
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.11%) SAP ECC
10 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.11%) osCommerce
10 2 (0.11%) SAP CS
10 2 (0.11%) Maximo
11 1 (0.054%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.054%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.54%) GitHub
3 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.16%) SaaS
4 3 (0.16%) Office 365
4 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.054%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.054%) Trello
6 1 (0.054%) IaaS
6 1 (0.054%) Heroku
6 1 (0.054%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.30%) Intranet
2 72 (3.89%) Internet
3 14 (0.76%) Extranet
3 14 (0.76%) HTTP
4 11 (0.59%) PBX
5 10 (0.54%) SNMP
5 10 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.54%) Firewall
6 5 (0.27%) LDAP
6 5 (0.27%) NFC
7 4 (0.22%) DNS
7 4 (0.22%) FTP
7 4 (0.22%) VoIP
8 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.16%) Wireless
8 3 (0.16%) WAN
8 3 (0.16%) DHCP
8 3 (0.16%) ISDN
8 3 (0.16%) LAN
8 3 (0.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 177 (9.57%) MySQL
3 66 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (2.32%) Oracle Database
6 41 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 39 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 33 (1.78%) RDBMS
9 32 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.03%) RavenDB
12 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.54%) SAP BW
15 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.49%) Jackrabbit
17 6 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 197 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 137 (7.41%) Subversion
3 84 (4.54%) Visual Studio
4 52 (2.81%) Maven
5 50 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 47 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.22%) JIRA
8 40 (2.16%) NUnit
8 40 (2.16%) JUnit
9 37 (2.00%) Selenium
10 30 (1.62%) Grunt
11 27 (1.46%) Ant
12 24 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.30%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.24%) Jasmine
13 23 (1.24%) Mockito
14 22 (1.19%) Eclipse
15 21 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
16 20 (1.08%) Mercurial
17 16 (0.86%) Moq
General
1 221 (11.95%) Finance
2 194 (10.49%) Marketing
3 138 (7.46%) Publishing
4 102 (5.51%) Banking
5 93 (5.03%) Retail
6 40 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.78%) Legal
8 24 (1.30%) Advertising
9 16 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.76%) Law
12 12 (0.65%) Games
13 11 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.54%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
15 8 (0.43%) German Language
15 8 (0.43%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.43%) Automotive
16 7 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1053 (56.92%) Developer
2 233 (12.59%) Web Developer
3 192 (10.38%) .NET Developer
4 191 (10.32%) Front-End Developer
5 181 (9.78%) Analyst
6 128 (6.92%) Project Manager
7 124 (6.70%) Java Developer
8 116 (6.27%) Senior Developer
9 103 (5.57%) Business Analyst
10 97 (5.24%) Architect
11 90 (4.86%) PHP Developer
12 62 (3.35%) C# Developer
13 54 (2.92%) Designer
13 54 (2.92%) Sitecore Developer
14 47 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
15 44 (2.38%) Front-End Web Developer
16 43 (2.32%) UI Programmer
16 43 (2.32%) UI Developer
17 42 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
18 40 (2.16%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 869 (46.97%) HTML
2 785 (42.43%) CSS
3 513 (27.73%) .NET
4 469 (25.35%) jQuery
5 367 (19.84%) HTML5
6 329 (17.78%) ASP.NET
7 288 (15.57%) CSS3
8 245 (13.24%) XML
9 237 (12.81%) Web Services
10 156 (8.43%) Ajax
11 133 (7.19%) AngularJS
12 122 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 113 (6.11%) .NET Framework
14 97 (5.24%) SOAP
14 97 (5.24%) Spring
15 91 (4.92%) XHTML
16 90 (4.86%) REST
17 87 (4.70%) JSON
18 86 (4.65%) JSP
18 86 (4.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.03%) User Experience
2 82 (4.43%) Social Media
3 75 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.68%) Open Source
5 63 (3.41%) Mobile App
6 50 (2.70%) W3C
7 44 (2.38%) Digital Media
8 42 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 39 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.41%) iPad
11 23 (1.24%) Copywriting
12 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.81%) Blog
14 14 (0.76%) CMDB
15 13 (0.70%) Social Network
15 13 (0.70%) Graphic Design
15 13 (0.70%) Taxonomies
16 12 (0.65%) FMCG
16 12 (0.65%) NHS
16 12 (0.65%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 95 (5.14%) Linux
2 70 (3.78%) Windows
3 50 (2.70%) Android
3 50 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 33 (1.78%) UNIX
5 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.43%) Debian
8 7 (0.38%) Solaris
9 5 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.11%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.054%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.054%) webOS
12 1 (0.054%) CentOS
12 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (25.73%) Content Management
3 361 (19.51%) MVC
4 283 (15.30%) E-Commerce
5 254 (13.73%) TDD
6 210 (11.35%) Scrum
7 176 (9.51%) Web Development
8 144 (7.78%) Project Management
9 143 (7.73%) BDD
10 139 (7.51%) OO
11 107 (5.78%) Responsive Web Design
12 97 (5.24%) Migration
13 96 (5.19%) SEO
13 96 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
14 92 (4.97%) Workflow
15 90 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 84 (4.54%) Analytics
17 78 (4.22%) CRM
18 77 (4.16%) Web Design
19 71 (3.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 747 (40.38%) JavaScript
2 415 (22.43%) C#
3 249 (13.46%) Java
4 209 (11.30%) PHP
5 181 (9.78%) SQL
6 53 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 37 (2.00%) VB.NET
8 31 (1.68%) PHP5
9 29 (1.57%) Ruby
9 29 (1.57%) Perl
10 26 (1.41%) Python
11 15 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 10 (0.54%) ActionScript
12 10 (0.54%) VBA
13 9 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.43%) XPath
14 8 (0.43%) VB
15 7 (0.38%) C
16 6 (0.32%) Scala
17 5 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 122 (6.59%) Degree
2 28 (1.51%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.30%) ISEB
4 10 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.16%) CISA
7 3 (0.16%) CISM
7 3 (0.16%) CISSP
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.16%) MCDST
8 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
8 2 (0.11%) CBAP
8 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.054%) MOS
9 1 (0.054%) HNC
9 1 (0.054%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.65%) QA
2 12 (0.65%) WCAG
3 11 (0.59%) WAI
4 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.38%) SLA
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.22%) Shibboleth
2 4 (0.22%) Firmware
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.11%) Varnish
4 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.054%) KVM
5 1 (0.054%) Corosync
5 1 (0.054%) XenApp
5 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.054%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 15 (0.81%) Puppet
2 14 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.22%) OpenSSO
4 4 (0.22%) CA SiteMinder
5 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.054%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.054%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.054%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.054%) WMI
Vendors
1 256 (13.84%) Sitecore
2 188 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 140 (7.57%) Adobe
4 119 (6.43%) Oracle
5 101 (5.46%) EPiServer
6 75 (4.05%) Google
7 58 (3.14%) FatWire
8 38 (2.05%) Open Text
9 35 (1.89%) RedDot
10 33 (1.78%) SAP
10 33 (1.78%) Ektron
11 31 (1.68%) Twitter
12 29 (1.57%) Zend
13 28 (1.51%) Facebook
13 28 (1.51%) ServiceNow
14 18 (0.97%) Verint
15 16 (0.86%) ATG
16 15 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.81%) Interwoven
16 15 (0.81%) Avaya
Newbury, Berkshire
Red Sofa London
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day + £350 / Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.82 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Benedict Cole Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £21.58 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £135 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago