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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 157 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -12
Contract jobs citing CMS 891 1062 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.90% 2.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.49% 10.27% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 655 753
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 28
Average hourly rate £12.92 £34.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.01% +76.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.81 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.84 £52.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.92 £40.00 £21.56
% change year-on-year
-67.71% +85.57%

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
10496 10337 9638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 18.51% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6875 6290 5949
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 383 322
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.74 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.15 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 -47 829 £400 +14.28% 311
London -19 444 £420 +12.00% 138
South East -73 125 £373 +6.42% 43
City of London +5 58 £413 +10.00% 37
East of England -27 48 £450 +28.57% 20
Berkshire -22 47 £400 +14.28% 9
Yorkshire +3 43 £350 +7.69% 19
West Midlands -11 42 £300 +11.73% 17
Scotland -30 42 £413 +32.00% 11
North West -2 40 £300 -8.04% 42
South West -14 40 £310 -4.61% 20
Edinburgh -7 26 £438 +40.00% 5
Manchester -10 26 £231 -28.84% 26
West Yorkshire -14 25 £373 +14.61% 12
Hampshire -3 23 £338 +3.05% 8
East Midlands +17 22 £300 -25.00% 6
West Sussex 0 19 £500 - 4
Leeds -3 19 £343 +24.54% 8
Birmingham +8 18 £250 - 7
North East -19 17 £300 -7.69% 4
Cambridgeshire -9 14 £505 +75.65% 5
Bristol -12 14 £338 +12.50% 9
Bedfordshire +8 13 £450 -25.00% 5
Hertfordshire -8 13 £375 +15.38% 4
Oxfordshire -14 12 £350 -4.10% 5
Bromley -6 11 £325 -
Tyne and Wear -28 11 £300 -7.69% 2
Reading -37 11 £294 -16.07% 2
Southampton +17 10 £325 +8.33% 2
Crawley 0 10 £500 - 1

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 665 (38.46%) HTML
2 638 (36.90%) JavaScript
3 592 (34.24%) CSS
4 558 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
5 546 (31.58%) Content Management
6 397 (22.96%) .NET
7 322 (18.62%) jQuery
8 305 (17.64%) C#
9 303 (17.52%) Web Development
10 287 (16.60%) E-Commerce
11 261 (15.10%) HTML5
12 256 (14.81%) MVC
13 245 (14.17%) Sitecore CMS
13 245 (14.17%) Sitecore
14 237 (13.71%) User Experience
15 234 (13.53%) PHP
16 224 (12.96%) Java
17 205 (11.86%) Scrum
18 198 (11.45%) Finance
19 190 (10.99%) CSS3
20 189 (10.93%) ASP.NET
21 186 (10.76%) Web Services
22 185 (10.70%) Marketing
23 174 (10.06%) Microsoft
24 173 (10.01%) SQL
24 173 (10.01%) Front End Development
25 167 (9.66%) XML
26 163 (9.43%) SQL Server
27 160 (9.25%) Adobe
28 149 (8.62%) TDD

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 245 (14.17%) Sitecore CMS
2 144 (8.33%) Umbraco
3 132 (7.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 130 (7.52%) Drupal
5 112 (6.48%) WordPress
6 82 (4.74%) SharePoint
7 79 (4.57%) Apache
8 64 (3.70%) IIS
9 44 (2.54%) Node.js
10 32 (1.85%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.74%) Joomla!
12 26 (1.50%) Apache Solr
13 23 (1.33%) Alfresco
14 22 (1.27%) EPiServer CMS
15 21 (1.21%) nginx
16 19 (1.10%) Mule
16 19 (1.10%) Tomcat
17 18 (1.04%) JBoss
17 18 (1.04%) Magnolia
18 14 (0.81%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 89 (5.15%) Photoshop
2 58 (3.35%) MS Office
3 48 (2.78%) MS Excel
4 22 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.75%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.64%) Fireworks
9 9 (0.52%) MS Project
10 8 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.29%) InDesign
13 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.17%) GIMP
15 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
15 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.12%) Edge Animate
15 2 (0.12%) FrameMaker
16 1 (0.058%) RoboHelp
16 1 (0.058%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 33 (1.91%) Magento
2 29 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.52%) SDL Web 8
4 8 (0.46%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.35%) BigMachines
5 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Unica
7 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.058%) Data Workbench
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.058%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.07%) Google Analytics
2 40 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (2.14%) GitHub
5 13 (0.75%) Office 365
6 12 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.69%) Force.com
6 12 (0.69%) Heroku
6 12 (0.69%) SaaS
7 10 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.40%) AdWords
8 7 (0.40%) MailChimp
9 6 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.29%) Yammer
11 4 (0.23%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.23%) Lucidchart
11 4 (0.23%) Trello
12 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.12%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.11%) Internet
2 45 (2.60%) Intranet
3 17 (0.98%) DNS
4 14 (0.81%) SSL
5 13 (0.75%) HTTP
6 12 (0.69%) FTP
6 12 (0.69%) SNMP
7 9 (0.52%) LDAP
8 8 (0.46%) SMTP
9 7 (0.40%) LAN
9 7 (0.40%) WAN
10 6 (0.35%) Firewall
10 6 (0.35%) MPLS
11 5 (0.29%) Broadband
11 5 (0.29%) Extranet
11 5 (0.29%) Network Security
11 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.23%) H.323
12 4 (0.23%) Skype
12 4 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.25%) MySQL
3 33 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 26 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.75%) Redis
10 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.58%) Big Data
12 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.40%) GIS
14 6 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.35%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.23%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.23%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 125 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 79 (4.57%) JIRA
3 52 (3.01%) Visual Studio
4 50 (2.89%) Subversion
5 37 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (1.62%) Maven
7 24 (1.39%) Grunt
8 22 (1.27%) Selenium
9 21 (1.21%) Jenkins
10 19 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
11 15 (0.87%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.87%) SpecFlow
12 14 (0.81%) Ant
12 14 (0.81%) NUnit
12 14 (0.81%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.75%) Axure RP
13 13 (0.75%) gulp
13 13 (0.75%) JUnit
14 12 (0.69%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.64%) Xcode
General
1 198 (11.45%) Finance
2 185 (10.70%) Marketing
3 127 (7.35%) Retail
4 102 (5.90%) Publishing
5 80 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 52 (3.01%) Banking
7 29 (1.68%) Legal
8 26 (1.50%) Advertising
9 19 (1.10%) Automotive
9 19 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.93%) Law
12 14 (0.81%) Games
13 12 (0.69%) Back Office
14 11 (0.64%) Electronics
15 6 (0.35%) Billing
15 6 (0.35%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.29%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 788 (45.58%) Developer
2 187 (10.82%) Analyst
3 179 (10.35%) .NET Developer
4 178 (10.29%) Architect
5 133 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 125 (7.23%) Business Analyst
7 120 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 100 (5.78%) C# Developer
9 92 (5.32%) CMS Developer
10 87 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
10 87 (5.03%) Project Manager
11 86 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 85 (4.92%) HTML Developer
12 85 (4.92%) PHP Developer
13 69 (3.99%) HTML CSS Developer
14 68 (3.93%) Sitecore Developer
14 68 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
15 62 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
15 62 (3.59%) Java Developer
15 62 (3.59%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 665 (38.46%) HTML
2 592 (34.24%) CSS
3 397 (22.96%) .NET
4 322 (18.62%) jQuery
5 261 (15.10%) HTML5
6 190 (10.99%) CSS3
7 189 (10.93%) ASP.NET
8 186 (10.76%) Web Services
9 167 (9.66%) XML
10 143 (8.27%) AngularJS
11 89 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 84 (4.86%) .NET Framework
13 82 (4.74%) Ajax
13 82 (4.74%) J2EE
14 77 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 74 (4.28%) SOAP
16 66 (3.82%) REST
17 65 (3.76%) Sass
17 65 (3.76%) Spring
18 64 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 237 (13.71%) User Experience
2 82 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 78 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.60%) iPad
5 39 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 34 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.91%) Social Media
8 27 (1.56%) Digital Media
9 24 (1.39%) CMDB
10 18 (1.04%) Blog
11 16 (0.93%) e-Learning
12 15 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.81%) NHS
13 14 (0.81%) W3C
14 12 (0.69%) Wiki
15 11 (0.64%) Taxonomies
16 10 (0.58%) Video on Demand
17 9 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 85 (4.92%) Windows
2 84 (4.86%) Linux
3 47 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 38 (2.20%) Android
5 33 (1.91%) Unix
6 24 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.17%) AIX
11 3 (0.17%) CentOS
11 3 (0.17%) Debian
11 3 (0.17%) Solaris
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (31.58%) Content Management
3 303 (17.52%) Web Development
4 287 (16.60%) E-Commerce
5 256 (14.81%) MVC
6 205 (11.86%) Scrum
7 173 (10.01%) Front End Development
8 149 (8.62%) TDD
9 139 (8.04%) Analytics
9 139 (8.04%) CRM
10 132 (7.63%) Project Management
11 117 (6.77%) ITIL
12 113 (6.54%) OO
13 109 (6.30%) SEO
14 101 (5.84%) Migration
15 92 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 86 (4.97%) Web Design
17 83 (4.80%) BDD
18 74 (4.28%) Service Management
19 68 (3.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 638 (36.90%) JavaScript
2 305 (17.64%) C#
3 234 (13.53%) PHP
4 224 (12.96%) Java
5 173 (10.01%) SQL
6 44 (2.54%) Python
7 28 (1.62%) C
8 25 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.33%) C++
10 21 (1.21%) Perl
11 19 (1.10%) Ruby
12 18 (1.04%) Apex Code
12 18 (1.04%) Objective-C
13 17 (0.98%) Groovy
14 15 (0.87%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.81%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.69%) SOQL
17 11 (0.64%) PHP 5
18 9 (0.52%) VB
18 9 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (4.86%) Degree
2 44 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.58%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.52%) PMP
6 5 (0.29%) Avaya Certification
7 4 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.23%) ISEB
7 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) CITP
9 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.058%) CAPM
10 1 (0.058%) CIPD
10 1 (0.058%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.058%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.058%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.24%) QA
2 19 (1.10%) WCAG
3 13 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.69%) SLA
5 7 (0.40%) COBIT
6 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) WAI
8 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.058%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.29%) Docker
3 5 (0.29%) Varnish
4 1 (0.058%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (0.58%) TeamSite
2 9 (0.52%) WMI
3 6 (0.35%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.29%) Puppet
5 4 (0.23%) cPanel
6 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.058%) Ansible
7 1 (0.058%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.058%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.058%) Kibana
7 1 (0.058%) logstash
7 1 (0.058%) Nagios
Vendors
1 245 (14.17%) Sitecore
2 174 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 160 (9.25%) Adobe
4 75 (4.34%) Google
5 68 (3.93%) EPiServer
6 59 (3.41%) Oracle
6 59 (3.41%) ServiceNow
7 37 (2.14%) hybris
8 36 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.85%) Zend
10 28 (1.62%) SAP
11 22 (1.27%) ATG
12 18 (1.04%) Huawei
13 17 (0.98%) FatWire
14 16 (0.93%) Avaya
14 16 (0.93%) Siebel
15 15 (0.87%) HP
16 14 (0.81%) Endeca
17 13 (0.75%) Serena
18 12 (0.69%) RedDot
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £150 to £190 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £325-375pd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
GCS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 12 months contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £140 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day TBC
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Candidate Source
Rate: £45,000 - £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Network ITR
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates (6 - 12 months initial contract)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Inzu
Rate: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum - Paid weekly based on this salary
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £27000.00 - £31000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £160 - £169 per day
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