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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Content Management System (CMS)
Rank 136 117 148
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Contract jobs citing CMS 929 965 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.74% 1.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.76% 9.61% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 608 501
Average daily rate
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£355 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 25
Average hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £11.10 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £22.60 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £12.65 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+192.80% -42.50%

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
10600 10040 8909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.07% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6770 5906 5074
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 406 422
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -17 866 £365 +2.81% 391
London -12 487 £400 +2.56% 171
South East -39 115 £290 -10.76% 56
City of London -12 96 £388 -8.82% 28
East of England +30 72 £400 - 16
Yorkshire -8 60 £350 +16.66% 45
West Yorkshire -12 45 £325 +8.33% 27
South West -15 42 £350 +16.66% 18
Berkshire -12 41 £295 -10.60% 11
Scotland -8 38 £250 -23.07% 7
Leeds -18 38 £325 +8.33% 19
North West -17 35 £394 +31.25% 37
West Midlands -14 28 £275 -15.38% 21
Reading +2 25 £374 +3.10% 2
Glasgow +15 22 £250 -19.09% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 22 £413 +44.73% 4
Manchester -3 22 £381 +38.63% 13
East Midlands +3 21 £368 +83.75% 19
Essex 0 21 £338 -22.85% 2
Hampshire -5 19 £300 +7.14% 12
Hertfordshire 0 18 £380 +1.33% 5
Cambridge +10 17 £413 +10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 17 £375 +25.00% 7
Bristol -1 17 £300 +30.43% 7
Edinburgh -17 16 £256 -21.15% 1
East Sussex +5 15 £250 -19.35%
Nottingham 0 15 £375 - 2
Nottinghamshire -7 15 £375 - 2
Brighton +9 14 £250 -
Birmingham +2 12 £275 -40.54% 6

CMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 775 (42.68%) HTML
2 713 (39.26%) JavaScript
3 699 (38.49%) CSS
4 566 (31.17%) .NET
5 513 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
6 448 (24.67%) Content Management
7 433 (23.84%) C#
8 379 (20.87%) jQuery
9 366 (20.15%) ASP.NET
10 351 (19.33%) MVC
11 299 (16.46%) HTML5
12 287 (15.80%) Java
13 270 (14.87%) Sitecore CMS
13 270 (14.87%) Sitecore
14 246 (13.55%) Adobe
15 240 (13.22%) SQL Server
16 231 (12.72%) Umbraco
17 229 (12.61%) E-Commerce
18 228 (12.56%) CSS3
19 223 (12.28%) Web Services
20 208 (11.45%) PHP
21 201 (11.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
22 200 (11.01%) User Experience
23 185 (10.19%) Scrum
24 176 (9.69%) Marketing
25 173 (9.53%) AngularJS
26 170 (9.36%) SQL
27 169 (9.31%) XML
28 168 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC
29 158 (8.70%) Web Development

CMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 270 (14.87%) Sitecore CMS
2 231 (12.72%) Umbraco
3 201 (11.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 128 (7.05%) Drupal
5 97 (5.34%) WordPress
6 75 (4.13%) SharePoint
7 59 (3.25%) Kentico
7 59 (3.25%) Node.js
8 45 (2.48%) Apache
9 37 (2.04%) IIS
10 35 (1.93%) Sitefinity
11 34 (1.87%) Tomcat
12 26 (1.43%) JBoss
13 23 (1.27%) DNN
14 22 (1.21%) Joomla!
15 20 (1.10%) EPiServer CMS
16 18 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.94%) ColdFusion
18 16 (0.88%) Magnolia
19 15 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 117 (6.44%) Photoshop
2 44 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.87%) MS Office
4 26 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.61%) MS Project
7 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.33%) InDesign
9 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.28%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.055%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 26 (1.43%) Magento
2 22 (1.21%) Tridion
3 15 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.50%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.22%) osCommerce
6 3 (0.17%) Shopify
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.055%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.055%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.055%) INSURE/90
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle TCA
8 1 (0.055%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.055%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.055%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 36 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.71%) Adobe Analytics
4 27 (1.49%) SaaS
5 25 (1.38%) GitHub
6 22 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.44%) Office 365
8 7 (0.39%) PaaS
8 7 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.22%) Taleo
9 4 (0.22%) IaaS
10 3 (0.17%) Force.com
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.055%) Yammer
12 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.055%) Trello
12 1 (0.055%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.055%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.80%) Intranet
1 69 (3.80%) Internet
2 34 (1.87%) Extranet
3 25 (1.38%) VoIP
4 20 (1.10%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 18 (0.99%) HTTP
6 16 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 16 (0.88%) CTI
7 15 (0.83%) H.323
7 15 (0.83%) WAN
7 15 (0.83%) ISDN
7 15 (0.83%) PCoIP
8 12 (0.66%) Firewall
9 10 (0.55%) LAN
10 8 (0.44%) SNMP
10 8 (0.44%) Network Security
11 7 (0.39%) DNS
11 7 (0.39%) SMS
12 5 (0.28%) PBX
12 5 (0.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.77%) MySQL
3 37 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 18 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.72%) Big Data
9 12 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.39%) SQLite
14 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.28%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 77 (4.24%) JIRA
3 60 (3.30%) Subversion
3 60 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 57 (3.14%) Selenium
5 46 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (1.93%) NUnit
6 35 (1.93%) Cucumber
7 34 (1.87%) Grunt
8 28 (1.54%) Maven
9 26 (1.43%) JUnit
10 22 (1.21%) Bower
11 19 (1.05%) TeamCity
12 18 (0.99%) WebDriver
13 16 (0.88%) Jenkins
14 14 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
15 12 (0.66%) Eclipse
16 11 (0.61%) Xcode
16 11 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.61%) Jasmine
General
1 176 (9.69%) Marketing
2 155 (8.54%) Finance
3 85 (4.68%) Retail
4 73 (4.02%) Publishing
5 56 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.65%) Banking
7 24 (1.32%) Legal
8 21 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.10%) Law
10 19 (1.05%) Automotive
11 17 (0.94%) Advertising
12 16 (0.88%) Multimedia
13 14 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.72%) Games
15 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.39%) Local Government
16 6 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.33%) Back Office
16 6 (0.33%) Billing
17 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 982 (54.07%) Developer
2 227 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 210 (11.56%) .NET Developer
4 198 (10.90%) Analyst
5 121 (6.66%) Front-End Developer
6 120 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 106 (5.84%) Architect
8 91 (5.01%) Business Analyst
9 78 (4.30%) Sitecore Developer
10 76 (4.19%) Java Developer
11 62 (3.41%) Senior Developer
12 57 (3.14%) C# Developer
13 53 (2.92%) Umbraco Developer
14 50 (2.75%) PHP Developer
14 50 (2.75%) CMS Developer
15 46 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
16 38 (2.09%) ServiceNow Developer
16 38 (2.09%) Test Analyst
17 37 (2.04%) Consultant
17 37 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 775 (42.68%) HTML
2 699 (38.49%) CSS
3 566 (31.17%) .NET
4 379 (20.87%) jQuery
5 366 (20.15%) ASP.NET
6 299 (16.46%) HTML5
7 228 (12.56%) CSS3
8 223 (12.28%) Web Services
9 173 (9.53%) AngularJS
10 169 (9.31%) XML
11 168 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 109 (6.00%) .NET Framework
13 106 (5.84%) Ajax
14 97 (5.34%) J2EE
15 87 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 75 (4.13%) WCF
17 74 (4.07%) JSON
18 68 (3.74%) Sass
18 68 (3.74%) REST
19 66 (3.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 200 (11.01%) User Experience
2 70 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.97%) Social Media
5 51 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.59%) W3C
6 47 (2.59%) CMDB
7 44 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 34 (1.87%) Digital Media
9 26 (1.43%) iPad
10 22 (1.21%) Data Centre
11 17 (0.94%) Copywriting
12 15 (0.83%) GIS
12 15 (0.83%) Graphic Design
13 14 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.72%) E-Learning
15 11 (0.61%) iPhone
15 11 (0.61%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.07%) Linux
2 81 (4.46%) Windows
3 29 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 16 (0.88%) UNIX
5 15 (0.83%) Android
6 11 (0.61%) CentOS
7 7 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.22%) Solaris
9 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.055%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.055%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (24.67%) Content Management
3 351 (19.33%) MVC
4 229 (12.61%) E-Commerce
5 185 (10.19%) Scrum
6 158 (8.70%) Web Development
7 149 (8.20%) TDD
8 133 (7.32%) CRM
9 121 (6.66%) Project Management
9 121 (6.66%) SEO
10 120 (6.61%) OO
11 119 (6.55%) Analytics
12 105 (5.78%) ITIL
13 94 (5.18%) Unit Testing
14 85 (4.68%) Workflow
15 83 (4.57%) Responsive Web Design
16 80 (4.41%) BDD
16 80 (4.41%) PRINCE2
17 79 (4.35%) Migration
17 79 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 713 (39.26%) JavaScript
2 433 (23.84%) C#
3 287 (15.80%) Java
4 208 (11.45%) PHP
5 170 (9.36%) SQL
6 29 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 25 (1.38%) Ruby
8 22 (1.21%) Python
9 19 (1.05%) VB
9 19 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 19 (1.05%) PHP5
10 18 (0.99%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.61%) Objective-C
12 11 (0.61%) Perl
13 8 (0.44%) C
13 8 (0.44%) CFML
14 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.39%) XPath
15 6 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (4.52%) Degree
2 65 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.26%) ISEB
4 37 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.50%) CCNP
7 9 (0.50%) CCNA
8 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.28%) HND
9 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.22%) PMP
10 4 (0.22%) VCAP
11 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.11%) CAPM
12 1 (0.055%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.91%) QA
2 16 (0.88%) SLA
3 15 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.72%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) WCAG
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.055%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.33%) Varnish
3 4 (0.22%) vCloud
4 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.055%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.055%) Docker
5 1 (0.055%) qmail
5 1 (0.055%) Postfix
5 1 (0.055%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (0.77%) Puppet
2 12 (0.66%) TeamSite
3 6 (0.33%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.28%) Plesk
4 5 (0.28%) SCCM
5 3 (0.17%) cPanel
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.055%) systemd
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.055%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.055%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.055%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.055%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.055%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.055%) Nagios
7 1 (0.055%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 270 (14.87%) Sitecore
2 246 (13.55%) Adobe
3 126 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 109 (6.00%) EPiServer
5 92 (5.07%) Google
6 81 (4.46%) Oracle
7 48 (2.64%) ServiceNow
8 40 (2.20%) HP
9 33 (1.82%) Ektron
10 32 (1.76%) Avaya
11 31 (1.71%) BMC
12 30 (1.65%) FatWire
13 29 (1.60%) CA
14 21 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.16%) Cisco
15 20 (1.10%) SAP
16 17 (0.94%) Twitter
17 15 (0.83%) Dell
17 15 (0.83%) IBM
17 15 (0.83%) Apple
Greenford, Middlesex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Salt
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Haverfordwest, Dyfed
Quality Cottages and Quality Unearthed
Rate: Rate depending on experience.
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £65000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
County Durham
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £8.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Wallace HCL
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday