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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 130 150 117
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -33
Contract jobs citing CMS 936 767 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.45% 1.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.14% 8.30% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 512 593
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.90 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £44.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +19 872 £350 +3.70% 350
London +21 436 £375 +7.14% 122
South East +8 145 £325 -3.70% 51
East of England +27 83 £375 +38.88% 26
City of London +24 83 £400 +14.28% 41
Yorkshire +34 61 £300 +18.81% 39
Berkshire +1 55 £338 - 10
West Yorkshire +37 53 £300 +18.81% 21
South West -26 45 £300 - 24
Scotland +1 42 £313 +4.16% 10
West Midlands -5 39 £290 +16.00% 26
Leeds +25 38 £300 +28.34% 17
North West -13 37 £288 -11.53% 39
Hertfordshire -1 32 £370 +5.71% 5
Manchester -5 28 £288 -14.81% 23
Hampshire -14 27 £313 +11.60% 13
Surrey +10 26 £320 +24.87% 9
Edinburgh +13 25 £313 +4.16% 1
Reading +28 23 £338 +8.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +19 21 £235 -12.96% 8
Oxfordshire -4 17 £350 +75.00% 7
Bristol -9 17 £225 -23.07% 9
East Midlands +9 16 £325 +18.18% 21
Wiltshire +3 15 £313 +4.16% 6
Essex +1 14 £438 +9.37% 6
Swindon +4 12 £313 +4.16% 1
Oxford +1 12 £350 -4.10% 5
Warwickshire -2 12 £315 +26.00% 4
Glasgow -11 11 £215 -28.33% 8
Peterborough - 11 £235 -

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 879 (46.53%) HTML
2 771 (40.82%) CSS
3 756 (40.02%) JavaScript
4 566 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
5 563 (29.80%) .NET
6 509 (26.95%) Content Management
7 468 (24.78%) C#
8 459 (24.30%) jQuery
9 364 (19.27%) ASP.NET
10 363 (19.22%) MVC
11 356 (18.85%) HTML5
12 293 (15.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 293 (15.51%) Sitecore
13 285 (15.09%) CSS3
14 276 (14.61%) SQL Server
15 263 (13.92%) E-Commerce
16 246 (13.02%) TDD
17 239 (12.65%) PHP
18 238 (12.60%) Finance
19 228 (12.07%) Java
20 224 (11.86%) XML
21 220 (11.65%) Web Development
22 211 (11.17%) Scrum
23 207 (10.96%) User Experience
24 203 (10.75%) Umbraco
25 198 (10.48%) Web Services
26 194 (10.27%) Marketing
27 186 (9.85%) MySQL
28 182 (9.63%) SQL
29 175 (9.26%) Git (software)

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 293 (15.51%) Sitecore CMS
2 203 (10.75%) Umbraco
3 174 (9.21%) Drupal
4 123 (6.51%) SharePoint
5 113 (5.98%) WordPress
6 99 (5.24%) Apache
7 86 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
8 85 (4.50%) Node.js
9 84 (4.45%) IIS
10 48 (2.54%) Joomla!
11 44 (2.33%) Tomcat
12 31 (1.64%) Kentico
12 31 (1.64%) EPiServer CMS
13 30 (1.59%) WebSphere
14 29 (1.54%) TeamSite
15 28 (1.48%) Magnolia
16 21 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (1.01%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.90%) ExpressionEngine
18 17 (0.90%) DNN
Applications
1 119 (6.30%) Photoshop
2 87 (4.61%) MS Excel
3 48 (2.54%) MS Office
4 37 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.79%) MS Project
7 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (2.01%) Google Analytics
2 27 (1.43%) Magento
3 25 (1.32%) Tridion
4 11 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.53%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) Agresso
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.053%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.64%) GitHub
4 9 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.32%) SaaS
6 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.16%) Office 365
8 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.053%) Trello
9 1 (0.053%) Heroku
9 1 (0.053%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.56%) Intranet
2 81 (4.29%) Internet
3 19 (1.01%) Extranet
4 17 (0.90%) Firewall
5 15 (0.79%) DNS
6 14 (0.74%) HTTP
7 11 (0.58%) PBX
8 9 (0.48%) DHCP
8 9 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.48%) VoIP
9 7 (0.37%) LDAP
10 6 (0.32%) SNMP
11 5 (0.26%) NFC
12 4 (0.21%) FTP
12 4 (0.21%) PSTN
12 4 (0.21%) Broadband
12 4 (0.21%) H.323
12 4 (0.21%) MGW
13 3 (0.16%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.16%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 186 (9.85%) MySQL
3 52 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 31 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 30 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (1.32%) RavenDB
10 24 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.06%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (0.37%) Hadoop
18 7 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 175 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 140 (7.41%) Subversion
3 97 (5.13%) Visual Studio
4 41 (2.17%) NUnit
4 41 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (2.06%) TeamCity
6 35 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 32 (1.69%) Mercurial
7 32 (1.69%) Selenium
8 30 (1.59%) JIRA
9 29 (1.54%) Maven
10 26 (1.38%) Ant
11 24 (1.27%) JUnit
12 22 (1.16%) Eclipse
12 22 (1.16%) Jasmine
13 19 (1.01%) Grunt
14 16 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
15 15 (0.79%) PHPUnit
16 14 (0.74%) JSUnit
16 14 (0.74%) Mockito
General
1 238 (12.60%) Finance
2 194 (10.27%) Marketing
3 109 (5.77%) Publishing
4 83 (4.39%) Retail
5 80 (4.24%) Banking
6 42 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.85%) Legal
8 29 (1.54%) Advertising
9 24 (1.27%) Games
10 21 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.74%) Law
13 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.53%) German Language
14 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.48%) French Language
16 8 (0.42%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.42%) Back Office
16 8 (0.42%) Automotive
16 8 (0.42%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1036 (54.84%) Developer
2 244 (12.92%) Web Developer
3 233 (12.33%) .NET Developer
4 208 (11.01%) Analyst
5 168 (8.89%) Front-End Developer
6 126 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 113 (5.98%) Project Manager
8 88 (4.66%) Java Developer
9 86 (4.55%) Architect
10 83 (4.39%) PHP Developer
11 79 (4.18%) C# Developer
12 78 (4.13%) Senior Developer
13 71 (3.76%) Sitecore Developer
14 60 (3.18%) Designer
15 59 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
16 58 (3.07%) ASP.NET Developer
17 48 (2.54%) Umbraco Developer
18 37 (1.96%) Content Editor
19 36 (1.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 36 (1.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 879 (46.53%) HTML
2 771 (40.82%) CSS
3 563 (29.80%) .NET
4 459 (24.30%) jQuery
5 364 (19.27%) ASP.NET
6 356 (18.85%) HTML5
7 285 (15.09%) CSS3
8 224 (11.86%) XML
9 198 (10.48%) Web Services
10 128 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 125 (6.62%) Ajax
12 124 (6.56%) AngularJS
13 111 (5.88%) .NET Framework
14 100 (5.29%) XHTML
15 79 (4.18%) Spring
15 79 (4.18%) JSP
15 79 (4.18%) JSON
16 73 (3.86%) J2EE
17 67 (3.55%) WCF
18 66 (3.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.96%) User Experience
2 93 (4.92%) Social Media
3 85 (4.50%) Open Source
4 71 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 49 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.28%) Digital Media
8 37 (1.96%) W3C
9 36 (1.91%) Copywriting
10 28 (1.48%) iPad
11 26 (1.38%) CMDB
11 26 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.85%) Blog
14 15 (0.79%) Graphic Design
15 14 (0.74%) iPhone
16 12 (0.64%) E-Learning
17 11 (0.58%) Wiki
17 11 (0.58%) IVR
18 9 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 112 (5.93%) Linux
2 79 (4.18%) Windows
3 46 (2.44%) Android
4 41 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 40 (2.12%) UNIX
6 25 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.69%) Solaris
8 11 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.42%) Debian
10 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.053%) CentOS
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (26.95%) Content Management
3 363 (19.22%) MVC
4 263 (13.92%) E-Commerce
5 246 (13.02%) TDD
6 220 (11.65%) Web Development
7 211 (11.17%) Scrum
8 147 (7.78%) BDD
9 141 (7.46%) OO
10 140 (7.41%) Project Management
11 116 (6.14%) SEO
12 104 (5.51%) Analytics
13 97 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
14 95 (5.03%) Migration
15 91 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 88 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
17 84 (4.45%) CRM
18 79 (4.18%) Workflow
19 78 (4.13%) Web Design
20 75 (3.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 756 (40.02%) JavaScript
2 468 (24.78%) C#
3 239 (12.65%) PHP
4 228 (12.07%) Java
5 182 (9.63%) SQL
6 56 (2.96%) T-SQL
7 36 (1.91%) VB.NET
8 30 (1.59%) Ruby
9 27 (1.43%) PHP5
9 27 (1.43%) Python
10 23 (1.22%) Perl
11 15 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.58%) VB
13 10 (0.53%) VBA
13 10 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.48%) Scala
14 9 (0.48%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.48%) C
15 7 (0.37%) VBScript
15 7 (0.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 141 (7.46%) Degree
2 30 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.32%) ISEB
4 13 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.26%) CISA
5 5 (0.26%) CISM
5 5 (0.26%) CISSP
6 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.16%) PMP
7 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
8 2 (0.11%) GISP
9 1 (0.053%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.45%) QA
2 13 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.48%) WCAG
4 8 (0.42%) SLA
5 7 (0.37%) WAI
6 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.16%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.053%) Varnish
5 1 (0.053%) XenApp
5 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.58%) Puppet
3 9 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 293 (15.51%) Sitecore
2 166 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 115 (6.09%) Adobe
4 113 (5.98%) Oracle
5 105 (5.56%) EPiServer
6 73 (3.86%) Google
7 57 (3.02%) FatWire
8 31 (1.64%) Ektron
9 30 (1.59%) Zend
10 29 (1.54%) Twitter
11 26 (1.38%) Open Text
12 25 (1.32%) Facebook
12 25 (1.32%) Verint
12 25 (1.32%) Avaya
13 23 (1.22%) JBoss
14 22 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 21 (1.11%) RedDot
16 18 (0.95%) Interwoven
17 17 (0.90%) Lotus
17 17 (0.90%) SAP
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day 3m rolling - Poss higher £ for Node Experts!
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Intapeople
Rate: £22 per hour - 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
England
CIVIWEB
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
TRG
Rate: £320 - £400 Per Day pls send cv
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Vitamin T
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago